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Storm at Hogwarts
2nd PlaceStorm at Hogwarts
Paul


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: In the Rain (Expert Editing)
Collection: Architecture
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark III
Lens: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM II
Location: Hogwarts, England
Date: May 11, 2012
Aperture: f/3.2
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/40
Date Uploaded: May 17, 2012

This is the real Hogwarts. A 50ft diameter model that was used for the aerial shots of the Harry Potter movies (which I have never watched) and scanned for CGI sequences. I shot it at the Warner studio tour just outside London.

The sky is a real sky, shot looking straight up outside my house.

The rain is a Photoshop creation, noise with motion blur.

Wooden bat shot.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 51
Avg (all users): 7.1765
Avg (commenters): 8.6667
Avg (participants): 6.6471
Avg (non-participants): 7.3529
Views since voting: 4068
Views during voting: 392
Votes: 136
Comments: 33
Favorites: 10 (view)


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05/29/2012 08:13:26 PM
Gorgeous grit. Love the dynamics in this!
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05/27/2012 08:54:39 AM
I'll have to visit the place one day :) Congrats Paul.
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05/26/2012 09:43:01 AM
Congrats on the ribbon.
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05/25/2012 11:34:12 PM
Sheesh, I just realized I had not congratulated you... Congrats! Love it!
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05/25/2012 11:18:38 PM
too fabulous!!! Congratulations Paul .
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05/25/2012 08:32:33 PM
congrats Paul, you are unstoppable lately!
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05/25/2012 05:48:24 PM
Glad to hear your wood is good. Congrats on the ribbon.
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05/25/2012 01:08:38 PM
Awesome shot
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05/25/2012 11:23:49 AM
Wooden bat, LOL!!!!!

Awesome stuff, Paul. Just saw this for the first time. Congrats on the ribbon
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05/25/2012 11:20:03 AM
What's with the wooden bat thing? ;) You hit a home run here Paul- congrats :)
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05/25/2012 10:21:15 AM
Wonderfully realistic - my favorite in this challenge! Great weeks for you!
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05/25/2012 10:13:54 AM
That wooden bat nearly knocked it out of the park. Congrats on the red!
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05/25/2012 07:24:23 AM
Ha! Just came back for another look at this and tried to add it to my Favourites. I received an ERROR - I'd already added it. :o)
Still love this, obviously.
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05/25/2012 06:39:04 AM
Hope you don't mind me saying I'm more impressed by this than by the peacock! - Shared my top vote.
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05/25/2012 06:37:44 AM
Brilliant - one of my three 10's for this challenge - and thank you for explaining how you did it. I was wondering about that! It's an absolutely stunning submission!
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05/25/2012 05:42:03 AM
Very cool shot. Impressive job possessing it. Well swung bat.
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05/25/2012 04:59:11 AM
Great one Paul, congratulations on your ribbon. It was my favorite of the challenge, very nicely done: very hard to tell it's a model at all.
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05/25/2012 03:52:06 AM
Excellent perspective paul. Quite nice congrats
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05/25/2012 03:40:20 AM
I knew you had to live somewhere cool, bet its full of top models too, congrats Paul.
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05/25/2012 02:55:25 AM
Congrats on the red. One of my 10s. I love it.
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05/25/2012 01:12:22 AM
Well, I didn't give you a 10 this time, I gave you a 9.
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05/25/2012 12:54:33 AM
Gorgeous. Congrats.
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05/25/2012 12:11:23 AM
Way to go, Paul! Stunning! Congrats.
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05/25/2012 12:08:14 AM
Wow. Quite stunning! How did you manage to get to Hogwarts?? Congrats!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/24/2012 05:33:21 PM
Very creative edit. (voted earlier)
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05/24/2012 03:30:02 PM
Very nicely constructed.
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05/24/2012 09:44:59 AM
Was this taken at the Universal Stuidos recreation? That place is fantastic!!
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05/22/2012 11:17:02 PM
Absolutely awesome! 10!
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05/22/2012 09:51:44 AM
Cool take on the challenge, and good use of the rule set.
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05/21/2012 12:22:27 PM
Personal favorite for the challenge. Only 10 I gave! Well done, and fav'd!
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05/18/2012 02:28:09 PM
Well done
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05/18/2012 08:57:36 AM
impressive. well done and believeable randomization.
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05/18/2012 08:02:36 AM
I really like this. It looks very much like a perfectly executed 'manual' drawing and I love that effect in this. I hope this gets blue for you, it deserves it.
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