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Challenge: Ansel Adams (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Kodak DX6490
Location: Sydney
Date: Mar 5, 2005
Aperture: f 8
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Landscape, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Mar 5, 2005

taken using a poleriser and set to -1 EV to darken sky
used layers and masks to select 3 zones
water, land and sky
edited each area with levels/curves and dodge/burn
changed to grayscale
flatened then final dodge/burn
neatimage
resize then usm
save for web

Statistics
Place: 13 out of 292
Avg (all users): 6.5524
Avg (commenters): 7.8182
Avg (participants): 6.2868
Avg (non-participants): 6.8750
Views since voting: 2635
Votes: 248
Comments: 26
Favorites: 4 (view)


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01/21/2006 06:39:45 AM
Yes, Go Aussie! Great shot, congratulations...Ansel eat your heart out!
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03/14/2005 12:52:26 AM
congrats for coming 14th. Go Aussie!
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03/14/2005 12:52:21 AM
Outside the fact the clouds are a little on the soft side I doubt Adams could have done much better. Great scene, especially the boat turning in the foreground.
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03/14/2005 12:17:16 AM
i had a VERY strong feeling that this was yours, but thought it would be a random guess and could've been one of the other sydney DPCers. congrats on your 14th place finish!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/13/2005 11:12:45 PM
Beautiful city.. 9
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03/13/2005 02:17:41 PM
you've capture the dramatic lighting and sky, well composed, interesting subject... one of my ribbon picks this challenge -- well done!
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03/13/2005 10:27:31 AM
Doesn't feel quite contrasty enough to me but still a very lovely picture.
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03/13/2005 08:56:27 AM
I like the feeling of depth created here, although the sky looks a little too bright in comparison with the rest of the frame.
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03/13/2005 08:22:51 AM
I keep coming back to this photo!! Lovely view and good use of the zone!
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03/13/2005 01:10:51 AM
Beautiful shot. I like the leading line from the boat.
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03/12/2005 10:00:50 PM
Great contrast! Nice compositon, very well done. One of my fav's!
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03/12/2005 09:04:13 AM
The best urban shot. The sky is incredible. The moving boat is a great feature to what would have been too static of a shot. Nice job.
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03/11/2005 06:31:58 PM
The line the moving boat draws across the harbour or river (?) is what makes the image work fore me. The contrast is interesting, but a bit too balanced, too averaged out to make it AA quality.
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03/10/2005 03:32:51 PM
too contrasty I think, I like the depth of field, the clouds look a little soft
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03/10/2005 11:47:46 AM
Ahh, a refreshing cityscape. I like this alot. A wide tonal range from the clouds to the watercraft. I like how you captured the wake of the boat, it really adds to the depth. Much detail to take in. IMO you've captured a good representation of AA's techniques and ranges. You've met the challenge well in that the purpose was to emulate AA not neccesarily try to duplicate it, othewise you may have journeyed out to Ayers Rock. Good luck with this well composed compositon that gets high marks from me (despite my submitting a landscape, lol).
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03/10/2005 11:27:49 AM
Excellent tonality! Great shot with good dof. Horizon seems a bit off to me, leans to the right. 8
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03/09/2005 05:04:53 PM
Something about this just seems synthetic and unreal - too much blurry/dodging in the clouds?
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03/09/2005 06:56:52 AM
Excellent shot... the wake of the boat leads the eye into the cityscape.
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03/08/2005 01:53:47 PM
great shot!
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03/08/2005 11:29:31 AM
Wow, great composition
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03/08/2005 11:20:04 AM
Nice tones.
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03/07/2005 03:25:16 PM
Very Good. I think I might have cropped to just below the moving boat. This would cause the wake to draw the view further into the picture.
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03/07/2005 02:40:58 AM
I didn't know that Sydney could look so good in b/w. You have captured the Adams feel in a cityscape, not an easy task and you have done it very well .
I'm sure some will vote it down as it is not a traditional Adams landscape but think it is superb. (10)
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03/07/2005 02:33:28 AM
In many ways I love this picture. The boat's wake is starlingly effective. My 2 main beegs are that it is leaning over to the right, needs ccw rotation, and that the sky has been softened where it wants to be crystal sharp. A strong entry.
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03/07/2005 12:58:18 AM
Great adams style image!
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03/07/2005 12:58:18 AM
A shame about the clouds..outstanding picture until it gets to the sky and they seem completly out of focus. Sorry, but major hit on the clouds. Otherwise an outstanding photo.
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