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Challenge: Where's Waldo? IV (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
Location: Sydney Olympic Park
Date: Sep 5, 2009
Date Uploaded: Sep 6, 2009

I know this won't have mainstream appeal, but I really like it and I figure it might appeal to a few folk here too.

Taken at Sydney Olympic Park.

RAW adjusted and cropped in Aperture. B&W in Silver Efex Pro, resize and SFW for web in Photoshop.

Post Challenge:

WOW!!!! I can't believe I got the blue, when I put this into voting I predicted a 5.5 or somewhere around there.

Thank you so much for all the votes and comments! I'm over the top delighted with not only the blue, but my first 7+ score!

For those of you wondering, this is an area outside one of the stadium at Sydney Olympic Park. The large poles have what I believe to be all the names of the competing athletes.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 73
Avg (all users): 7.0385
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.9143
Avg (non-participants): 7.0842
Views since voting: 6462
Views during voting: 369
Votes: 130
Comments: 35
Favorites: 6 (view)


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06/03/2010 07:49:04 PM
I love this picture! It's the urban jungle :) Nice work!
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09/16/2009 09:00:11 AM
Yo Iain. I'm really happy for you, imma let you finish. But banmorn had one of the best photos of all time. Of all time.

;-) j/k
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09/14/2009 07:13:38 PM
Great place to take an image for this challenge! Love the depth in this. Great timing. Many congrats on your blue, Iain!
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09/14/2009 01:06:01 PM
WTG Covert!
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09/14/2009 12:38:14 PM
ENTIRELY AWESOME!!! Congrats - between you and Nick, it seems street shots may actually have found an audience here at DPC - most excellent!!
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09/14/2009 11:38:25 AM
Great shot, so glad it did well for you. Congrats on your blue, it's very well deserved.
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09/14/2009 10:45:50 AM
Congrats! Wonderful score and image.
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09/14/2009 09:37:30 AM
Congrats. Well done!
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09/14/2009 09:09:14 AM
Congrats!!! I love it!
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09/14/2009 09:03:43 AM
Congrats on the blue...You desrved it!!!
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09/14/2009 08:49:03 AM
congrats on the blue Iain, nice work
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09/14/2009 03:50:29 AM
Congrats on your well deserved blue!!!
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09/14/2009 02:47:23 AM
Bah, a mainstream picture :-P
Congrats on the well deserved blue!
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09/14/2009 02:44:12 AM
Originally posted by Art Roflmao:

Haha! You were wrong! This does have mainstream appeal. Haha! Congrats! :D


You should have seen my surprise after 50 or so votes when I was still above 7!
09/14/2009 02:22:01 AM
Haha! You were wrong! This does have mainstream appeal. Haha! Congrats! :D
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09/14/2009 01:06:17 AM
Well Done.....that really is a grest shot!
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09/14/2009 12:06:23 AM
Congratulations, Iain! your image is really wonderful! nice job!
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09/14/2009 12:03:52 AM
Awesome shot... my only 10 in the challenge, so I am very happy you won. Congrats also on your first blue.
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09/14/2009 12:03:21 AM
hooray!! This was the one I moved up to a 10 a minute before midnight. Absolutely love this!! congrats!
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09/14/2009 12:02:06 AM
Well done! Thought this was a nixter image. Congrats on blue - it should have scored much higher than it did IMO.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/13/2009 10:50:01 PM
Great image, my fav. 10
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09/13/2009 02:37:03 PM
Brilliant shot! Just wish it was a man walking through... No problem, though.
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09/12/2009 11:48:01 AM
great
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09/11/2009 12:13:25 PM
Fantastic composition, and creative title.
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09/10/2009 07:10:28 PM
well done
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09/10/2009 01:33:24 AM
cool! 7
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09/08/2009 11:12:45 PM
Interesting contrast study. The bright flare line across the center horizontally is a little distracting, but not enough to ruin the overall effect of the picture.
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09/08/2009 08:28:34 PM
good hide.
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09/08/2009 04:22:56 PM
superb contrast 9
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09/08/2009 02:56:00 AM
well done!
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09/07/2009 11:02:06 PM
Tones help hide "waldo" very well.
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09/07/2009 10:34:24 PM
This works really well in B&W! Nicely done! Hidden but, not so much that I go blind in trying to find him...uhhh...well...HER LOL
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09/07/2009 01:09:09 PM
Easily the top contender for the blue in this challenge. Brilliant location. Brilliant find. Bumping to 10
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09/07/2009 01:07:30 PM
This is pretty cool, no idea what it is though! I see Waldo walking in the back to the left.
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09/07/2009 10:28:55 AM
Love it!! Ths is a perfect Waldo photo!
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