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Challenge: Life In Your City (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D70s
Lens: Tokina AF 11-16mm f/2.8 116 AT-X Pro DX for Nikon
Location: Washington, DC, United States
Date: May 28, 2010
Aperture: f/4
ISO: 200
Shutter: 0.77s
Galleries: Architecture, High Dynamic Range (HDR)
Date Uploaded: May 30, 2010

I shot this at the "Metro Center" metro station in Washington DC. I started off using my tripod while on the platform and in minutes there were couple of cops around me with a warning not to use tripod. Then I walked up the stairs and shot this image by resting on the handrail. The cops were always around me till I left the place. It was weird how cops treat photographers in public places. When I understand security is very important, but I do not understand the connection between tripod and security.

Anyways it was a good experience :)

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Place: 2 out of 115
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Votes: 148
Comments: 36
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06/17/2010 11:38:06 AM
you wrote: When I understand security is very important, but I do not understand the connection between tripod and security.

well, can you ask to our Prime Minister!! ;-)

from Reuters Archives:

In 2004, an Italian bricklayer hurled a camera tripod at Berlusconi, injuring him slightly on the head.

i'm joking! but your shot here is awesome, i like the perspective and the incredible depth, many compliments!

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06/13/2010 05:35:14 PM
awesome shot, it feels futuristic, love the lines and perspective used, as you look closer around the picture you find lots of little new things that you didn't see at first.
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06/13/2010 05:13:45 PM
Stunning shot. If I may be rude for a second I'd say it should've been first.
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06/12/2010 11:51:09 PM
Raj, I'm slow at this...but congrats...been on vacation and just now catching up...wonderful picture, it almost looks "out of this world"
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06/10/2010 07:31:19 AM
I try this shot everytime I go to DC. This is better conceptualized than any I've done. I love the composition and really love the left train windows showing the passengers and the great perspective. The lighting is a treat as well. Big congrats on your red ribbon, Raj! (I agree with LydiaToo: I've been told the security hazard with tripods is tripping. Also at 30th Street Station in Philadelphia, you can shoot inside but not downstairs where the trains are.)
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06/10/2010 07:11:59 AM
This is a great shot and well deserved ribbon. Unfortunately, dealing with security has become a challenge for most photographers shooting in public places these days. I am not at all surprised you were approached and shadowed by these guys.
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06/09/2010 11:09:52 AM
Great photo.
I love the lines on the ceiling and the trains in parallel.
Also the clear limages on the people in the other train.
I've been there many times, this is great photo of the Metro Center station.
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06/07/2010 11:00:38 PM
Very cool. Congratulations!
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06/07/2010 09:32:13 PM
Congrats!

The tripod thing isn't about security; they charge professional crews (think movie studios) to get a permit to use tripods.

Also, it's such a photogenic system, imagine if 40 people set up tripods - quite the traffic blocker.

As far as simply taking pics, I've had cops and station managers ask me what I'm up to. I happily show them my results and say I'm an amateur photographer, and they've never bothered me beyond that.
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06/07/2010 08:17:39 PM
Great photo Raj...so much to look at...congrats on the Red...
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06/07/2010 03:33:36 PM
Nice photo
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06/07/2010 12:08:09 PM
Hey Raj, Congrats on the ribbon. Nice capture indeed.
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06/07/2010 09:37:11 AM
Perhaps they think the tripod is a danger physically (tripping someone in case of a fire??) instead of security.

Either way, you worked around your difficulties very well.

Congrats on your ribbon!
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06/07/2010 08:11:03 AM
This is a great shot. You turned this dingy place into something that looks rather nice. Good job. I hear you about the tripod/security thing. Don't understand it either. I was recently at the Lincoln memorial and received the same treatment.
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06/07/2010 02:37:02 AM
awesome photograph! i like how is deeper this shot, very well composed with the escape line perfectly positioned on the "third cross"... the podium was the right place for you...
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06/07/2010 01:32:57 AM
SUPER SPECTACULAR shot !!!! My fav in this challenge and CONGRATS on the Red.
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06/07/2010 12:32:29 AM
Well done Raj. 8 from me.
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06/07/2010 12:15:14 AM
Congratulations on a well-earned red, Raj!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/06/2010 09:16:05 PM
Nice leading lines! 8
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06/06/2010 01:49:49 PM
This is a good one, but I see some small purple fringe on the distant lights
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06/06/2010 12:00:20 PM
One of the coolest pics I have seen in a while.
Bryan, is this yours?
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06/05/2010 09:14:24 PM
Pretty cool POV. Very fitting for the challenge, nicely presented.
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06/04/2010 08:39:11 AM
Virtually perfect composition, slightly psychedelic processing! Hmmm.
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06/04/2010 06:07:55 AM
Subways are something that tons of people see all the time, and thus they are generally thought of as horribly mundane and boring. You've taken us beyond that, and reminded us there is interest in the commonplace. Good job.
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06/03/2010 05:05:35 PM
If this HDR (I can only guess), then I like how you did not overdo it like a lot that I see on DPC. Great shot. 10
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06/03/2010 01:19:47 PM
Beautiful photo, love seeing the people in the other train.Detail is amazing.Please tell us how you took this shot
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06/02/2010 01:23:53 PM
that is a stunning shot
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06/02/2010 12:28:58 PM
Nice angle
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06/02/2010 03:44:28 AM
A really fascinating image, well captured, and excellent post-processing work.
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06/01/2010 09:26:19 PM
very awesome!
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06/01/2010 09:12:00 AM
Cool vantage point. I actually like how the post processing was done for this one, not overdone.
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05/31/2010 03:11:02 PM
wow,,,,,,, great one,,,,,, i like ,,,, a lot,,,,,,,,
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05/31/2010 01:43:32 PM
nice processing!
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05/31/2010 10:44:16 AM
I like the lines and patterns. Nice point of view.
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05/31/2010 08:45:16 AM
very cool concept and execution not crazy about some of the pp 7
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05/31/2010 12:28:11 AM
Brilliant! love the view through the windows...8
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