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Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM for Nikon
Location: Lakewood, OH (looking at Cleveland)
Date: Oct 5, 2007
Aperture: f11
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/100
Date Uploaded: Oct 5, 2007

So this is supposed to be a bit symbolic - Cleveland is here, but it doesn't get quite the attention it needs to truly thrive. It is one of those places - it was a booming industrial town -but now, unlike places like Chicago, it's struggling to keep people here. People say "people don't come to Cleveland" People live in the suburbs - There's much potential here and I think it is under-rated - so there's a future to be sure.

Details: Taken at 11.5mm. There was no 2nd light source, I used Photomatix with 3 differently exposed TIFs from 1 RAW image. Then tweaked as needed.

Woohoo! I'm glad this went over well- I think the yellow ribbon position is perfect considering the subject's angle. When I saw this early morning sun and haze I rushed so fast I fell down this hill - I also was covered in sweat running around in this super humid air.

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Statistics
Place: 3 out of 122
Avg (all users): 6.8621
Avg (commenters): 7.7368
Avg (participants): 6.3469
Avg (non-participants): 7.1250
Views since voting: 9142
Views during voting: 314
Votes: 145
Comments: 47
Favorites: 7 (view)


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10/21/2007 05:00:57 PM
just stunning, great PP.
10/21/2007 08:06:41 AM
Congrats dude, don´t really dig the halo around the dude but other than that the shot and post processing are ace!
10/20/2007 12:05:15 PM
Great composition with perfectly positioned elements...congratulations on winning the yellow ribbon Tate!
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10/16/2007 09:48:14 PM
Just gorgeous, Congrats!
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10/16/2007 01:22:15 AM
Congrats, Tate - another winner!
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10/15/2007 10:47:50 AM
Congrats on yet another well deserved ribbon!
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10/15/2007 10:26:39 AM
I love the leading lines, balance of greenery, wide to telephoto subject sizes. The comical exageration of the wide angle distotion and happen to have a leaning telesope, to and body movement leans into the direction of the telscope.

Even looking in the "Wrong" direction for the "lost-city". Very well done.
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10/15/2007 09:34:02 AM
Mr. Davidson, This is a great shot, with your name written all over in the post-processing. Congrats for the ribbon
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10/15/2007 08:36:01 AM
this is nice photo, congratz on your ribbon !
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10/15/2007 08:07:08 AM
Congratulations! (My son lives in Cleveland and I quickly found out that it's a great city!)
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10/15/2007 06:57:47 AM
congrats on the ribbon great pic
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10/15/2007 06:08:13 AM
Looks like a drawing.
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10/15/2007 05:23:00 AM
Great image congrats on the ribbon ... love the POV
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10/15/2007 03:04:09 AM
Congrats on your ribbon, excellent work!
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10/15/2007 02:58:39 AM
Nice work Tate. Curious how you held the detail in the sky and the foreground?
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10/15/2007 02:54:07 AM
well done/congrats
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10/15/2007 02:04:35 AM
One more well deserved ribbon for your fast growing collection. Well done Tate :)
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10/15/2007 01:42:07 AM
Congratulations, Tate! As usual, an exceptional image.
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10/15/2007 01:07:51 AM
Great idea and execution. Pegged it for a ribbon ;-) Congrats!
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10/15/2007 12:52:29 AM
This is a great image, thanks for putting up the story behind the image. Really love the rays of light highlighting the city in the background.
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10/15/2007 12:04:37 AM
Originally posted by got2bgutsy:

i like the softness of this photo but the man looks kind of out of proportion... his head looks too small or something... it almost looks fake...


That's what 10mm does to you from a low angle...

Great shot metate, no surprise it ribboned.
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10/15/2007 12:03:12 AM
beautiful! congrats!
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10/15/2007 12:02:24 AM
Well done and congrats on the yellow!
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10/15/2007 12:02:03 AM
Nice finish, Tate! I didn't vote in this one, but lovely color!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/14/2007 09:04:46 PM
i like the softness of this photo but the man looks kind of out of proportion... his head looks too small or something... it almost looks fake...
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10/14/2007 07:41:06 PM
PSSSSTTTT....it's to the right. : ) Am I the 136th person to leave that comment? Love the unreal feel of this image - sort of like it's a shot from one of those old movies just after they could do color. Very nicely done. Back to bump you up to 9.
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10/14/2007 01:52:09 AM
This looks like the city where metatate lives. Don't remember where. I like the exagerated(sp) perspective.
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10/14/2007 12:53:34 AM
While the overall image is stunning, the longer I look at it the more I can only see this as possible if there were 3 suns. Nice photoshop work.
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10/13/2007 08:41:01 PM
Beautiful scene, great PP.
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10/13/2007 08:27:02 PM
Beautiful colors
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10/13/2007 07:49:42 PM
Dramatic and interesting horizon line. 8.
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10/13/2007 11:32:29 AM
Love the way the light is streaming towards the city in the background. Nice sky, and good to see that there aren't any big blown out patches of clouds. Something about the angle here makes the man feel squashed or stretched horizontally, but I can't quite figure out what it is.
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10/13/2007 01:28:54 AM
I like the pp in this..Lucis art or tone mapping?... 7
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10/12/2007 02:03:00 AM
I wish that the man was sharper...is this a single exposure HDR? There's definitly a halo around his shirt and jeans.

However, the idea is creative and the composition is well executed; I can't fault the entire image for a few minor flaws--8
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10/12/2007 12:33:22 AM
Simply incredible. The title seals it! I appreciate all of the elements that are in this photograph - very well done! (My highest vote of the bunch!)
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10/11/2007 08:38:43 PM
Love that sky! Great shot and composition; my eye is drawn to the left by his great position and placement.
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10/11/2007 02:14:36 PM
Beautiful sky and lighting on the man.
10/10/2007 08:12:49 PM
neat picture, the sky looks really good
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10/10/2007 03:18:27 AM
lovely photo... just love it :D Nice colors.... very southing
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10/08/2007 10:59:07 PM
It's over there to the right...

Nice colors and streaking in the clouds.
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10/08/2007 08:11:56 PM
Best yet, I love the color of the sky and the distant city, would love to see the original and PP steps for this. The only things that I might do differently are to reduce halo's between your "looker" and the BG, and the right side of the foreground has a strong feel of leaning to the left. Very nice.
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10/08/2007 02:49:33 PM
A very special moment - outstanding color and framing!! Hope you do well!!
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10/08/2007 09:56:05 AM
Terrific. Nice literal translation of the challenge.
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10/08/2007 05:32:32 AM
great image, lovely pp
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10/08/2007 04:55:16 AM
good focus and composition, beautiful skies. wonder why he doesn't look to his right, where the city seems to vanish in the sea...
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10/08/2007 02:19:23 AM
nice shot..too bad you did not correct the lens distortion. It is allowed under advanced editing.
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10/08/2007 12:25:22 AM
Got yourself another winner there Tate. Excellent work.
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