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Challenge: Main Street (Basic Editing)
Collection: Canon G11
Camera: Canon Powershot G11
Location: Pittsburgh
Date: Jan 25, 2010
Aperture: f/4
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Street
Date Uploaded: Jan 26, 2010

This road lies at the centre of the University district in Pittsburgh - I took a number of shots here but liked this one the best.

Post challenge:

Wow - A yellow and a posthumous red - amazing!

I was similarly amazed when the score started coming in on this - I had it pegged for a 5.4. The funny thing is, the last time I submitted an image from Pittsburgh that surprised me with a ribbon too! I asked the lady on reception at the hotel which street would be classed as the 'main street' of the area and this is where she sent me. I found it to be characterised by heavy pedestrian traffic so getting some walking in the image was important. Overall, the scene was a little dull but the articulated screen on the nifty Canon G11 opened up some new possibilities and added some much needed interest.

Thanks for the votes and comments.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 81
Avg (all users): 7.0857
Avg (commenters): 8.4138
Avg (participants): 6.9302
Avg (non-participants): 7.1188
Views since voting: 6177
Views during voting: 470
Votes: 245
Comments: 62
Favorites: 14 (view)


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06/21/2011 02:00:44 AM
One I don't recall visiting. Love the long shadows; however, the rising body in the form of a shadow commands the image.
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02/22/2011 08:44:43 PM
great shot
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02/28/2010 06:34:43 AM
AMAZING shot :) congrats for the ribbon..
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02/08/2010 02:40:34 AM
WOW .. this is fantastic .. love your black and white process and all the lines going on with the buildings and shadows etc .. the legs walking .. the other guy .. just brilliant .. congrats on such a great image and the yellow . :)
what i particularly love about this along with it being a wonderful image is imagining the photographer in a public place down on the ground taking the pic .. lol .. great stuff .. :)
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02/07/2010 10:24:07 PM
congrats on this great photo of the Burgh , love all of the detail .
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02/06/2010 05:58:07 PM
Congrats Paul....this was my favorite in the entire bunch.
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02/06/2010 07:25:04 AM
Congrats, Paul. Outstanding image and wonderful perspective.
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02/06/2010 01:27:41 AM
Like so many others - love the perspective. Congratulations.
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02/06/2010 12:33:14 AM
Warms the cockles of my street B&W heart to see this do so well! VERY nicely seen and captured!
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02/04/2010 09:22:26 PM
Great job. Congrats on the yellow!
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02/04/2010 07:06:39 AM
Fantastic composition! Well done, sir!
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02/03/2010 10:33:53 PM
Very interesting perspective I really like it, congratulations on your yellow ribbon.
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02/03/2010 05:02:55 PM
such a different perspective... very well done
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02/03/2010 04:57:51 PM
I'm so glad this one ribboned and with such a nice score!! I loved the point of view, and your editing choices. Congrats on a really well deserved ribbon!

btw, what focal length did you use?
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02/03/2010 04:55:38 PM
Wonderful perspective! Congrats on your ribbon!
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02/03/2010 04:55:26 PM
nice shot Paul, congratulations! love the afternoon sun and the loooong shadows
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02/03/2010 02:45:54 PM
Yikes. I was so convinced this was bvy that all my comments were geared to that - here and in the posthumous thread. - Not until I read your afternotes and I wondered why you needed to ask at "the hotel" .....
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02/03/2010 09:56:32 AM
Love the POV in this. Congrats on the Yellow ... and the Red!
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02/03/2010 09:30:01 AM
Hey, Paul! MEGA CONGRATULATIONS! I am so happy with how the voters are finally rewarding artistic photography with great scores and ribbons! This is just amazing!

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02/03/2010 08:56:06 AM
Great job! This was one of my three tens and I'm so glad to see it on the front page, congrats!
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02/03/2010 08:21:16 AM
Well done Paul!
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02/03/2010 05:44:09 AM
Great perspective, Paul. Super shot altogether. Congrats on your ribbon.
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02/03/2010 05:40:12 AM
great third position!! i like this shot very very much, your choice of point of shot is really awesome!
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02/03/2010 03:03:31 AM
Awesome.
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02/03/2010 02:52:45 AM
Congrats on the two ribbons! Great perspective!
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02/03/2010 01:59:26 AM
Congratulations. No doubt it was a genuine bvy, but entirely new. Gulliver.
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02/03/2010 01:39:13 AM
Wayhey! Congrats on the yellow man, another well deserved ribbon for you.
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02/03/2010 01:06:31 AM
really liked this pov too and congrats on the ribbon
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02/03/2010 12:14:11 AM
congratulations Paul, this is a great one.
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02/03/2010 12:10:34 AM
Great Job! Congrats on the yellow!
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02/03/2010 12:05:11 AM
Congrats on the ribbon!
Raj
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/02/2010 11:42:33 PM
My, what big legs you have. The better to red your ribbon with!

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02/02/2010 10:46:03 PM
I love this! The ground level perspective is perfect and it frames the rest of the shot well. The b/w treatment gives it a bit of an old fashioned look, in spite of the modern elements. Oh, and there is a bicycle in the photo. You are getting down to the level I like to shoot at. I'll bet the ground was cold that day.
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02/02/2010 09:23:59 PM
Great pov. I'm dying to know what camera was used.
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02/02/2010 08:55:23 PM
Good low perspective. Well captured.
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02/02/2010 08:17:13 PM
truly amazed by the angle from which you have taken the photo, great shot,10
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02/02/2010 05:38:03 PM
My pick for the Blue. Great shot. 10.
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02/02/2010 04:36:43 PM
Great angle and the dramatic shadows work well too (not voting)
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01/30/2010 03:46:30 PM
Nice angle.
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01/30/2010 11:19:31 AM
Ground level shot and monochrome works well...
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01/30/2010 01:42:09 AM
Refreshingly different. Thank you.
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01/29/2010 11:39:07 PM
Awesome perspective!
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01/29/2010 10:09:44 PM
I really like the unique perspective on this.. makes this one stand out from the rest.
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01/29/2010 02:18:37 PM
I find this photograph simply Fan-tas-tic!!
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01/29/2010 12:58:41 PM
Very cool perspective. I'll bet you got a lot of looks from that point of view.
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01/29/2010 11:04:32 AM
Interesting p.o.v. The processing works well here, 9
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01/28/2010 03:51:12 PM
Great surface shot!
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01/28/2010 01:06:12 PM
Very interesting composition, my fav of contest.
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01/28/2010 10:28:35 AM
GOod composition ! Something different for a change !
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01/27/2010 10:15:55 PM
Nice perspective, use of B&W, long shadows. Would be better without the man, though. 7
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01/27/2010 09:40:35 PM
Your perspective is unique, giving this shot a lot of appeal, at least for me. Detail, b&w treatment are very effective. Nice work. I suspect that you are getting some good comments and votes.
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01/27/2010 05:03:25 PM
Great shot, the unique POV works really well - processing knocks a point off IMO
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01/27/2010 04:19:07 PM
Love how this was taken from ground level. Processing is perfect. A 9 from me.
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01/27/2010 04:02:49 PM
I think it's safe to say that we have a winner!
A different angle goes a long way. Great job!
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01/27/2010 03:57:55 PM
When you first start learning about photography they always tell you to find a different angle or viewpoint to make your picture stand out. Something as basic as that has really given your picture a different feel in this challenge.It's amazing that so many have either forgotten or just haven't bothered - good luck!
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01/27/2010 03:35:25 PM
very interesting angle :-)
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01/27/2010 03:17:09 PM
Great POV! 9
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01/27/2010 09:23:15 AM
I love the unique perspective and great editing for basic. 10
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01/27/2010 09:14:08 AM
Great, now I'm hungry for the 'O :)
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01/27/2010 08:38:09 AM
Love this POV. Very well done! 9.
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01/27/2010 07:38:07 AM
Interesting POV for sure.
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01/27/2010 12:31:57 AM
i love the view of this picture!!!
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