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Challenge: Free Study VIII (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Location: Lisbon/Baixa
Date: Mar 28, 2005
Aperture: F2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/160
Date Uploaded: Apr 18, 2005


Place: 236 out of 507
Avg (all users): 5.5413
Avg (commenters): 7.4667
Avg (participants): 5.4555
Avg (non-participants): 5.8627
Views since voting: 803
Views during voting: 359
Votes: 242
Comments: 17
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05/02/2005 03:59:41 PM
Thank you for submiting your photo to the DPC, Free Study VIII.

Very interesting perspective and capture here. It shows a day in a life of a retail area. Full of people and stores all around. It is intriguing as well that everything seems to be in order. The way you photographed it, it appears that everything fell into place on cue. The way the man in front is position, and the rest of the objects and elements. The ground has an interesting display as well. Is this a paved street with painting on it?

Your use of black and white is perfect. Giving the image a feel and mood of time and space. The use of an "Fisheye" lens also helped capture the breath of the area. I am assuming its a "Fisheye" lens, because of the f 2.8 aperture opening. Wide angle lens also provide a distortion similar to "Fisheye" lens. I would also guess that a wide angle about 12-24 lens would have also capture the width of the area, as shown here.

Technically speaking, the same thing that makes this image appealing is the same thing that distracts from it. The white balance area's hide details of the photo. The horizon is a white wash eye point. The light that is coming from the background is also hiding the foreground area.

It is very artistic and will generate lots of interest, as long as people take the time to study your composition.

Good luck in your next DPChallenge.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/25/2005 11:15:30 PM
excellent shot!
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04/25/2005 07:55:44 PM
Awesome pic. I like the tones. Glare down the middle is a bit distracting.
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04/25/2005 05:59:51 PM
Good use of overexposure, it works for me
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04/24/2005 08:07:25 PM
I love the high contrast and lens warp here. Nice, graphic image. 9
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04/24/2005 04:10:33 PM
Really like the fish eye, and the stark look. I find the man in center is in such a strong position that I would like to see his face more. Interesting shot, well done.
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04/24/2005 01:53:46 PM
I'm not a fan of fisheye perspectives,6
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04/24/2005 07:35:55 AM
great clarity but IMO a tad too high key
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04/24/2005 01:45:28 AM
not bad, not great, just an average sort of shot hence the 5
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04/24/2005 01:41:19 AM
I love this image just wish the contrast wasnt so severe. But I see what you are going for and appreciate the artistry. 9
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04/23/2005 10:57:07 PM
Love this shot. That pavement / cobblestone is great. I like how he's walking right down the center of the street, and how the distortion from the lens makes the buildings look like they are closing in over the pedestrians. Really a beautiful image. 9
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04/22/2005 06:01:43 PM
Great hi key
i love the way you have blown out the unnessesary syuf
good luck
I bet you are getting the same comments as me about your picture being blown out.
Good choice to do this
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04/21/2005 09:09:59 PM
Cool. Nice composition and good choice making this black and white.
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04/19/2005 09:14:28 AM
wild image you have here. it might be stronger if you were in a little closer to the first person and/or if the vanishing point was a bit further off-center. the light you've caught is really edgy. nice effort, good luck!
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04/19/2005 08:44:28 AM
Seems like the highlights went a bit too far in the upper left, but the effect overall is very cool, and the guy in the middle is a perfect compliment. Wierd, but very cool.
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04/19/2005 03:30:10 AM
Cool - Creative and nice effect. Too bad the man in the middle is there... he is a little distracting to a scene thhat is interesting on its own. The road leads the eye into the scene so the man wasn't needed.
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04/19/2005 12:12:08 AM
Super looking fisheye. Love the b&w here also.
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