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Challenge: Free Study 2011-02 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM
Location: Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA
Date: Feb 7, 2011
Aperture: f/4.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/1600
Galleries: Cityscape, Landscape
Date Uploaded: Feb 9, 2011

I was in San Francisco for work and really wanted to get out and take some pictures. Unfortunately, my time was very limited and I had but one morning to spend an hour or so shooting. I combined three separate exposures to achieve this final images. HDR is always so controversial, so I expect a rating somewhere in the fives for this challenge, but it's been so long since I entered that I might as well submit something.

Place: 157 out of 325
Avg (all users): 5.6111
Avg (commenters): 6.1111
Avg (participants): 5.6126
Avg (non-participants): 5.6061
Views since voting: 444
Views during voting: 230
Votes: 144
Comments: 11
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/07/2011 09:40:02 PM
would love to get a great shot like this...not so easy...or maybe I just don't have the eye for it
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03/07/2011 10:03:35 AM
What a pretty photo
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03/06/2011 02:58:18 PM
Nice lighting from the dawn sun. I feel though that this shot would benefit from the fence in the foreground being horizontal through the picture rather than the slight slope it is on.
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03/05/2011 09:17:05 PM
It's a beautiful sunrise and gorgeous control of lighting. But I feel like the foreground takes too much attention from the background. That big ol' trash can is trying to be the center of attention.
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03/04/2011 07:04:46 PM
Quite nice. Nice exposure range. I think the horizon could use a slight tweak, but not a big deal. Sausalito?
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03/04/2011 01:58:12 AM
Looks like an HDR with a bit of chromatic aberration going on. Nice shot... would have been nice to lose the garbage can though.
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03/02/2011 11:33:28 PM
Beautiful. I love the warm highlights and muted colors through out the shot. I especially love the light as it hits the lamp and lamp post. Nice wispy clouds as well which were gladly not overdone with Topaz or like software. :)

I see what appears to be the Golden Gate bridge in the background. I might guess this to be Fisherman's Wharf, but if it's first light the direction of the Sun would be wrong. Hmmmmm...perhaps it not...unless it's really last light. :)

A 9 from me.
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03/02/2011 01:21:32 PM
Great composition. Sun a bit bright but overall great picture
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03/02/2011 12:23:04 PM
Fantstic composition. I do not light the brightness of the light as I think it distracts the eye. Would like to have seen this photo just before daybreak or sunset.
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03/01/2011 04:46:09 PM
Nice feel but the waste-bin is a bit too dominant
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03/01/2011 02:12:20 AM
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