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Kobba


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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Shadows VI (Basic Editing)
Collection: Challenge Stuff
Camera: Canon EOS-450D Rebel XSi
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Location: University of Houston, Houston Texas
Date: Mar 9, 2010
Aperture: F6.7
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/15
Date Uploaded: Mar 9, 2010

This is a piece of artwork outside the library at the University of Houston. During the day it is blah but at night the light in the center comes on to show the real intent of the design.

Balanced on a pole for the shot (did not have my tripod with me), forgot I had my camera set at 1600 ISO from shooting an indoor event at Chili's. Not much in the way of post. Converted to black and white with a green filter, noise reduction, levels, and straighten (all in Aperture). Had a real hard time with straightening the photo and still don't think it is perfect. Was to lazy (and it was almost time for submission to close) to take it into photoshop to straighten it.

Going back with my tripod to photograph it again for an HDR version and have some ideas for the Night Shot challenge if the sky will show some stars tonight.


Wow, thanks everyone for the votes and comments. This is a personal best and my first ribbon.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 139
Avg (all users): 6.8889
Avg (commenters): 8.2000
Avg (participants): 7.1154
Avg (non-participants): 6.8129
Views since voting: 4754
Views during voting: 327
Votes: 207
Comments: 30
Favorites: 7 (view)


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03/26/2010 05:23:07 PM
What an outstanding image. The processing is amazing. I'd love to see the HDR version.
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03/23/2010 06:55:42 PM
great work, congrats!
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03/23/2010 03:47:12 PM
This is utterly amazing. Love every single word in it.

I am more inspired. congrats!
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03/22/2010 01:02:18 PM
Hi Ronnie, greetings from the Critique Club!

Well, nothing much to say about this one, super congrats on your personal best and ribbon!
Stunning shot, and yes, it's straight :) I used the word "Romance" as a reference, and it's not crooked.

Great choice on the b&w, great composition on not centering the subject, good balance between highlights and shadows. And 1/15s handheld?? Great job!

If you have any questions feel free to contact me.
Regards,
Joao
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03/17/2010 02:10:12 PM
Cool! And handheld! Congrats to you on your first ribbon!
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03/17/2010 01:10:56 PM
Congrats on your ribbon!! Another Texan coming to life on DPC - very kewl! Love the shot!
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03/17/2010 09:26:35 AM
Congratulations on your 1st ribbon and new PB! Very interesting sculpture - I'd love to see this in person.
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03/17/2010 05:54:06 AM
Cool installment, and you have photographed it to bring it alive, and to such strong advantage. Congrats on the ribbon.
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03/17/2010 03:04:19 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon! Great job!
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03/17/2010 02:12:42 AM
Originally posted by Kobba:

Crigger, I would love to lose the window but there is no way to crop it that I can see. You would lose the top of the object and I don't like how it looks. I am going to go back with my tripod to get a different angle and see how that looks.


no need, you did a great job! congrats. :)
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03/17/2010 02:11:32 AM
I take it all back!....
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03/17/2010 02:11:27 AM
This was my 10 - grats on the ribbon!
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03/17/2010 01:24:00 AM
Such a striking image. I really enjoy the way the light is rippling outward, in a circular fashion. Congratulations on the ribbon.
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03/17/2010 01:18:19 AM
Excellent. Well done on the first ribbon.
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03/17/2010 01:13:00 AM
HUGE Congrats !!!! A very well deserved Red !
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03/17/2010 12:14:31 AM
I am so glad this did well. Wonderful shot! Simply perfect for the challenge.
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03/17/2010 12:11:22 AM
i thought this would get the blue
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03/17/2010 12:06:48 AM
Crigger, I would love to lose the window but there is no way to crop it that I can see. You would lose the top of the object and I don't like how it looks. I am going to go back with my tripod to get a different angle and see how that looks.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/15/2010 11:13:42 PM
Great Idea, You need to crop out the window so I can give you the rating you should get.
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03/15/2010 01:48:38 PM
Easily my favorite of the challenge. Excellent subject choice.
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03/14/2010 04:59:58 PM
wow!
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03/14/2010 07:41:38 AM
Nice....I really like the subject here...
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03/13/2010 05:00:23 AM
What is this? a monument? could you tell us the name or place after the challenge? I would like to find some information about it and its text.
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03/12/2010 11:39:31 PM
great picture, I like the lightening. Well done
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03/12/2010 10:53:23 AM
wow. one of my favourites. all the best :)
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03/11/2010 05:05:42 PM
Fascinating.
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03/11/2010 11:28:53 AM
A wonderful 10
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03/10/2010 02:25:29 PM
This is stunning in every way I can think of. My top pick of the challenge.
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03/10/2010 11:33:33 AM
Wow. This is a VERY shadowy shot! Good idea! What is that?
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03/10/2010 07:57:34 AM
Beautiful! 10 from me :)
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