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The Commuter
The Commuter

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Challenge: Lens Effects (Minimal Editing*)
Camera: Fujifilm X-T2
Location: London, UK
Date: Aug 21, 2017
Aperture: 1.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/400
Date Uploaded: Aug 18, 2017

Taken with a Lensbaby Trio 28 and 'Sweet' optic. ACROS film simulation on Fuji X-T2

I just noticed how many recent shots of mine feature this bridge.. the last three entries in-fact.

This was taken around the same time as my recent entry for Morning ... you can see how lucky I got with lack of crowds for this shot.

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DQ - Well, I messed up so deserved the DQ... my lightroom workflow appears to have auto-toned on import and I didn't notice until
digging out the original.. I quite like the original gloomy shot which better reflects the dull morning... Ironically I suggested this challenge and
the 'minimal editing' aspect then tripped over my own limitation :)

Un-edited shot for comparison. Apologies to any who feels they wasted a vote...

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Disqualification Details
Image values cannot be modified in Minimal Editing. The submission was a half-stop lighter than the proof file.

Views since voting: 495
Views during voting: 124
Comments: 20
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09/10/2017 11:19:02 AM
Great shot either way!!
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09/07/2017 09:20:36 PM
Congrats on a great shot, commiserations on the dq. Just another reason to hate minimal.
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09/07/2017 04:25:46 PM
Sad story... and I hate the DQ, but at least you have this awesome image to hang on your wall!

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09/07/2017 12:57:05 PM
nonetheless I enjoyed this, even enviously.
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09/06/2017 01:54:16 PM
Did you close down the streets?! This is fabulous, Chris!
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09/06/2017 11:20:08 AM
Congrats... a wall hanger for sure.
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09/06/2017 08:41:25 AM
Many congrats on the blue, Chris.
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09/06/2017 04:03:22 AM
Wonderful image Chris, congratulations on the blue
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09/06/2017 03:32:16 AM
Congrats on the blue!!
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09/06/2017 01:45:51 AM
Congratulations on the BLUE ribbon.
Great moment shot.
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09/06/2017 01:44:39 AM
Congratulations for your winning photo. Beautiful job.
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09/06/2017 01:15:09 AM
Thanks to everybody for your votes and kind comments.

It does seem too good to be true and the Bridge is busy this time of the morning (around 8:00am) - I took a selection of photos on this morning and this was by far the stronger of the shots.
This was not staged, I simply got lucky with the perfect subject at the perfect time - no other commuters in view and a suitably dreary morning in London :)

I plan to write a blog post at the weekend with out-takes from this morning and some details around the Lensbaby Trio 28

 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/05/2017 06:10:18 PM
Fabulous! Love your lens effect!
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09/03/2017 11:16:25 PM
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09/01/2017 02:41:16 PM
Great perspective.
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08/31/2017 03:45:40 AM
Must have been really early...a great shot and my top pick. Good luck!
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08/30/2017 07:59:26 PM
This has the hallmarks of the classic. The confident stride of the man with his black coat walking along the line, seems too good to be true, was this a set up? Funny how there are no other people in this image I've seen this place before and it's always full of people. Just the right amount of blur on the fringes of this photo. This is the winner for me.
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08/30/2017 05:07:44 PM
Nice leading lines and isolation of subject. personally, I would have preferred a bit more contrast but your composition is spot on here and the elements all work really well together. Top 3 pick for me.
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08/30/2017 03:47:15 PM
I'm intrigued as to what kind of sea creature those two giant fishing poles are attempting to catch. ;-)
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08/30/2017 03:50:36 AM
strong image

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