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Abra


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Challenge: Best of 2010 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Made by Humans
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: Sydney Australia
Date: Oct 23, 2010
Aperture: F/7.1
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/400 sec
Galleries: Cityscape, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Feb 10, 2011

Standing on the deck of a ferry I took this shot of the two main icons of Sydney Harbour. Several storms had passed over the harbour this day including this one
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I was surprised to see they were still taking climbers over the bridge but I'm sure the view at the top would be worth it no matter what the conditions. I feel this image captures Sydney Harbour nicely, despite the rain, from a perspective that is not that common. I know that a cityscape taken from a portrait orientation will not be accepted by some but you canít please everyone.

I haven't entered my favourite photo as I feel the challenge asked for the 'best' which includes technicalís as well as general appeal. Besides, I do really like this photo anyway. I have kept it personal with the duotone that I enjoy even though it will probably suffer a bit as I feel most people who enjoy b&w do not like the extra processed step. I've never submitted or voted on a 'year best of' before so I'm not too sure how it will compare. But knowing the skill and types of shots that will be entered from DPCers I will be satisfied if this finishes higher than the bottom 20%. So with that Iím predicting a 5.3xxx finish with very few comments.

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Place: 257 out of 429
Avg (all users): 5.5781
Avg (commenters): 6.0000
Avg (participants): 5.5287
Avg (non-participants): 5.8000
Views since voting: 638
Views during voting: 286
Votes: 192
Comments: 9
Favorites: 0


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12/28/2011 02:26:35 PM
striking definition of bridge and teeny tiny climbers/pilgrims.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/19/2011 07:15:07 PM
Nice photo and nice job with the border. However this too much going on here, the eye has no focal point. Good Luck
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02/17/2011 10:12:21 PM
Hehehehe. I took a shot almost identical to this when I visited a few years ago. Marvelous.
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02/16/2011 10:46:53 PM
Neat angles on the bridge.
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02/16/2011 07:41:30 PM
sooooo I take it you can climb the bridge to take picture of the Opera??? that's cool
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02/15/2011 10:10:12 PM
Cool. Nice in B&W
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02/15/2011 07:16:08 AM
Australia! nice overall 6
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02/14/2011 11:58:21 PM
I think, here to adhere strictly to the rule of thirds would have made the composition stronger (without your title I would have probably missed the figures climbing the bridge).
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02/14/2011 10:47:22 PM
I like the complimentary shapes between the architecture of the building vis-a-vis the architecture of the bridge. Nice composition in that regard.
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