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Challenge: Outside Looking In II (Basic Editing)
Collection: People/Street/Candid
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: Sydney Tower
Date: Dec 18, 2010
Aperture: f/7.1
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Cityscape, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Dec 18, 2010

Went up Sydney Tower hoping to get a shot of people on the inside looking out but decided on this for the other challenge instead. I’m expecting people not to be impressed by the distracting background but, like me, some might find it adds to the story. Yes, they’re my kids and I know people are sick of seeing other people kids but this was unscripted and I hope will be considered more interesting than a snapshot.

I found the colour version to be nice but did not add to the photo and the b&w made it more an ‘image’ than a ‘shot’ to me. Prediction is 5.3xxx

PP for those who may be interested:
Topaz Adjust – photo pop
Channel Mixer – 20/44/46
Greyscale – Duotone (PANTONE 1265 CVC & PANTONE Black 6 CVC)
[image – mode – RGB Colour]
Curve – moderate S
USM 20/2/30
Topaz Denoise – moderate
Border 20pix + 80%
Then some minor mucking around with curves and levels
Resize 1500
USM – 100/1.0/30
Resize 800
USM – 100/1.0/30
Save for web – quality 97%

Place: 12 out of 62
Avg (all users): 5.7586
Avg (commenters): 7.1250
Avg (participants): 5.6207
Avg (non-participants): 5.7931
Views since voting: 1188
Views during voting: 244
Votes: 145
Comments: 8
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/28/2010 10:09:53 PM
how subtly but devastatingly the city asserts itself behind them.

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12/27/2010 12:14:37 AM
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12/26/2010 10:41:38 AM
very fun. Love the tonal processing.
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12/23/2010 07:26:10 AM
Original idea
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12/22/2010 07:45:44 PM
Excellent image and title.
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12/22/2010 10:47:12 AM
Nothing like the curiosity of children to make a great photo!
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12/22/2010 07:04:19 AM
this photo can be seen in two ways...the view of the photographer who is inside of a tower and his view is half of the inside and half of the outside world and this would be a DNMC, but as the title says this photo can be partly accepted meaning the view of the kids looking into each other. Nevertheless I think you should read the details of the challenge. It is required to capture the view looking inside, not the viewer looking inside which means we can't see the view which he's looking at.
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12/22/2010 04:23:19 AM
They are having fun.
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