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Vanishing Into Manhatten
charmayne


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Challenge: Vanishing Point (Basic Editing I)
Collection: Challenges
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 4300
Location: Brooklyn Bridge
Date: Aug 5, 2004
Aperture: f7.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/217
Galleries: Cityscape
Date Uploaded: Aug 6, 2004

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Statistics
Place: 17 out of 245
Avg (all users): 6.3777
Avg (commenters): 7.3846
Avg (participants): 6.3066
Avg (non-participants): 6.4301
Views since voting: 2241
Views during voting: 469
Votes: 323
Comments: 51
Favorites: 5 (view)


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04/21/2005 03:45:43 PM
you are the official Brooklyn Bridge photographer ! I like this moody rendition here...you did a great job.
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08/24/2004 04:24:32 PM
very cool!
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08/18/2004 08:23:02 PM
The whole week of this challenge the weather was hazy and humid, resulting in a lack of color depth. I wanted to portray a feeling of this soul vanishing into the ominous "oz" of this "make or break you" city. As CCASEY and ALANSFREED suggested I tried converting to B/W, but still had to increase the contrast which distorted the close cable/grids in compression. PARROTHEAD and NICO BLU wondered how it could be basic editing...if I could have used advanced editing I definatly would have selected the sky to increase color depth without making the bridge an unnatural blue/grey color. Since I couldnt intesify the blue, I desaturated it out of the whole image, increased the saturation then converted to sepia. Gave me the ominous sky, but maybe too much so. HEIDA's comment really summed it up. GRAPHICFUNK wins the prize for pointing out my typo title MANHATTAN! Noticed it the morning after..too late. Anyway, thanks to everyone who voted and commented!!!
08/18/2004 01:52:27 PM
You completely ruined a very decent photograph by messing with the sky.

Just trying to be honest. Inly my opinion.

Ranked well./

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08/18/2004 08:54:50 AM
One of my ribbon picks - Congrats on your personal best and thanks for creating such a lovely shot
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08/18/2004 05:51:39 AM
Congratulations, the portrait effect is lovely, nice work.
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08/18/2004 12:27:26 AM
CeeDeez: Congratulations on your 18th placing with this lovely image..you have outdone yourself here.
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08/18/2004 12:21:07 AM
Even though the clouds look posterized, I thought this would place much higher. It's a great image. Congrats on a top-20 finish and a personal best!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/17/2004 10:24:02 PM
Great photo - definately meets challenge! Has a surreal feel to it that I really, really, like - good luck!
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08/17/2004 06:05:29 PM
Yes, I like it, it stands out from the crowd. Nice blend of colour and mono. The figure is perfectly placed. Great image, well done.
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08/17/2004 05:48:26 PM
interesting playtime with the colours and depth effect.
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08/17/2004 04:52:11 PM
Voted eralier, returning for comments.

I would have renamed this "vanishing into Manhattan" But hey, you got the vanishing point and that is all I am judging. No penalty for the typo.
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08/17/2004 12:49:39 AM
VERY NICE DIGITAL DARKROOM WORK!
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08/16/2004 11:51:39 AM
A classic example of the vanishing point using one of Americas icons. Not sure I like the selective desat choice. And the streetlight throws the symmetry off. i'd move closer or farther from the pamp or use a different DOF selection to compress the lights a bit. Nice job. 6
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08/16/2004 11:29:33 AM
that looks like a painting! really effective, beautifully centred. lovely shot.
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08/15/2004 10:40:12 PM
This is a great shot of the bridge and downtown. The distant figure and dramatic sky make it outstanding.
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08/15/2004 10:00:08 PM
really nice shot.
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08/15/2004 07:13:18 PM
well done 9
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08/14/2004 10:43:00 PM
thats beautiful, 9+
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08/13/2004 10:00:54 PM
excellent photo. definately a ribbon shot (meaning a 10 from me)
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08/13/2004 05:29:50 PM
sky is a bit noisy, insterested how you got this effect without breaking the basic editing rules.
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08/13/2004 03:38:02 PM
Great shot, but the selective desaturation doesn't work for me here.
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08/13/2004 01:00:23 PM
Very nice work here, only concern is the blown out clouds. Great detail, good eye.
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08/13/2004 04:39:59 AM
This would be an absolute beauty if there wasn't a serious noise problem, nice shot
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08/12/2004 05:05:53 PM
Too much yellow in the sky. Make the pic look "fake" to me. I like the bridge though.
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08/12/2004 01:22:59 PM
Can't say I'm fond of the funky color shifts on this one... I think it would have been a fine shot had it been left alone.
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08/12/2004 12:51:49 PM
This is a good picture though I think its a little flat like it could use more contrast or something, and then the yellow sky fixes some of that But I am not sure about the yellow sky Its very unreal and then again it adds some glow to the picture, Good luck 7
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08/12/2004 12:44:35 PM
This image has a LOT going for it! Perfect composition - the cables seems to extend the vp right up to the top of the bridge. The dead centering is not normally best - but you picked the right time to ignore the rule. You handled the colors exceptionally well - the hint of color in the wood on the path really balance the great sky. Way to go!
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08/12/2004 12:05:58 PM
I personally don't care for photos that are processed to the point that they look like paintings and not photographs. I love everything else about this though. Beautiful!
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08/12/2004 11:12:05 AM
i like it, it kinda looks like a painting.
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08/12/2004 08:23:22 AM
hmm...it makes a beautiful image from where u have taken it. the sky is too grainy though and looks more like a painting.
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08/12/2004 08:07:57 AM
I love the acrid sky, but some will find it too photoshopped. To suit the mood of the sky, I might have tried the person sitting in that first or second bench with his head in his hands. At any rate, I would have taken him off the centre line. The faded centreline itself is great.
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08/11/2004 10:55:04 PM
Nice picture, very unfortunate about the colors. The colors bumped it down a few notches for me.
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08/11/2004 09:50:42 PM
Just a Beautiful shot! Good score from me but that cant be basic editing? Maybe I am wrong? Its nice either way!
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08/11/2004 08:22:41 PM
How did you get the sky to turn out like that?
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08/11/2004 07:27:40 PM
Great desaturation, it really makes the photo
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08/11/2004 05:47:19 PM
i really like the compostion of the setting but I would have prefered to see it in its natural state or jus b & w, I feel I can see what the colour enhancement is trying to do, but I think maybe in just sepia even would have been better, sorry just rambling! I'm just a hobby photographer!
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08/11/2004 05:31:19 PM
Really like the use of selective desaturation/hueshift on this image. Almost looks like a painting. 9
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08/11/2004 02:19:58 PM
This is such a great shot of the Brooklyn Bridge, but I don't like the yellow in the sky--all b&w would have been the way to go.
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08/11/2004 12:13:32 PM
great pictures ... I can appreciate the effect you've tried to make here ... but it doesn make the clouds look a bit weird .. still an awesome shot tho (makes the photo look like it was taken a long time ago) 8
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08/11/2004 09:27:32 AM
I love this shot....the sky looks awesome...the guy walking makes this picture more interesting.....great job!
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08/11/2004 09:04:58 AM
Absolutely gorgeous.
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08/11/2004 07:35:34 AM
nice! You changed the white balance for this one? the colours are a little odd
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08/11/2004 07:08:03 AM
Beautiful !
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08/11/2004 06:31:32 AM
A wondurful picture with a painting effect.
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08/11/2004 05:23:19 AM
Many do
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08/11/2004 01:57:45 AM
Excellent. I love it. 10
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08/11/2004 01:28:53 AM
Fantastic imagery and effect. 10.
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08/11/2004 12:55:57 AM
This would have looked better without the orange sky and effect you applied to the whole photo, it looks like a painting here...I'm imagining it without all that stuff, and it looks great.
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08/11/2004 12:47:21 AM
Stunning. If it weren't for the noise in the clouds, I'd give it a 10. As it is, it's a 9.
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08/11/2004 12:30:49 AM
Enjoy your ribbon. 10
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