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Challenge: Silhouette At Night (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D60
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Date: Jun 6, 2011
Aperture: f/14
ISO: 100
Shutter: 30 Seconds
Galleries: Cityscape
Date Uploaded: Jun 8, 2011

Did this while on a little photo adventure with my buddy (Austin).
The photo was taken on a railroad bridge in front of the city.
A little frustrated with the noise, but couldn't really do anything about it.

Really really really hoping for top 10, but I doubt it. a 6 maybe? Would be nice...

Stroke white
Stroke black
Clone out some unnecessary glare
Unsharp mask
Save for web

Place: 8 out of 54
Avg (all users): 6.4408
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 6.0000
Avg (non-participants): 6.5492
Views since voting: 1576
Views during voting: 324
Votes: 152
Comments: 7
Favorites: 0

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06/22/2011 09:27:34 AM
Hi Stanley, welcome to the Critique Zone!

It's a great shot, no doubt about it. Really nice structural framing from the bridge silhouette and a well posed relaxed model (it matters!).

Technically: Nothing to say - 30 seconds seems like a slightly unnecessarily long expsoure (and would have hit the noise levels hard), but the final result really works.

PP: There are a couple of comments on noise (including yours) but it's not really a problem for me. If it really bothers you then as I said, a shorter exposure at maybe f8 would maybe help.

Artistically: I really can't add anything about the shot - I would not have done this so well, it's a great vision. THe border bothers me though. The big letterbox is ok, but the bright white strips on the dark picture really grab the eye away from what I want to be looking at - your photo.

Overall, great take and congrats on the top ten finish.

Happy hunting,

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06/17/2011 06:59:10 AM
I didn't have a chance to vote on this challenge, but like the shot and the framing. Noise reduction by Neat Image, or if you have it in Lightroom 3 (to name just two programmes) is really good and can remove colour and luminance noise very effectively.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/16/2011 04:11:21 AM
Nice framing...adjust abit contrast and highlight on pp will make it greater.
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06/12/2011 11:07:44 PM
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06/10/2011 11:42:16 AM
Excellent city scape at night silhouette
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06/10/2011 10:09:27 AM
Interesting choice of composition. The letter box style is really messing with my mind. It's making me want to see more into this photo.

Also, I think a quick DeNoise could have really helped clean this up.
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06/10/2011 01:42:35 AM
I like the composition, very strong lines, and interesting points on all the 3rds. I also enjoy the strong horizontal nature of the shot, but I don't think that the huge black borders or the large white stripes add to the shot.
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