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City Twilight
City Twilight
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Challenge: Naturally Framed (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Olympus Stylus 300 Digital
Location: 14th St Union Square, NYC
Date: Jun 4, 2005
Aperture: 1:5.2
ISO: 160
Shutter: 1/40s
Galleries: Cityscape, Urban
Date Uploaded: Jun 5, 2005

The last shot I took that day. Didn't do much on the post processing. Burned/cloned out some street lights and car lights, blurred the edges of the buildings, neat imaged, adjusted levels a bit then layered onto the original with a 50% opacity and selective sharpened on the main subject.

Statistics
Place: 40 out of 223
Avg (all users): 5.9189
Avg (commenters): 8.1000
Avg (participants): 5.4685
Avg (non-participants): 6.3694
Views since voting: 1135
Views during voting: 314
Votes: 222
Comments: 12
Favorites: 1 (view)


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06/22/2005 07:32:24 PM
This is really nice. I would also crop a little differently to cut out some of the blackness..just a bit. I think it also seems like it needs the tiniest bit of counter-clockwise rotation. Very well seen and good idea for the challenge. It turned out nicely just the way it is.
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06/14/2005 12:17:03 PM
I love this shot and couldn't figure out why it didn't quite work and/or place higher. I think it may have had to do with the aspect ratio you chose to use. It seems to be close to a 4x5 (8x10) frame but not quite. I would suggest trying it either as a 5x7 or 4x6 and thus eliminating the slightly too overwhelming darkness of the "natural frame" of the buildings to what is a powerful and dramatic composition.

Otherwise, to my eye, a very lovely image!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/12/2005 10:13:42 AM
Striking composition. The looming canyon of the framing buildings creates an original & effective point of view of the subject. The fact that it is one of my favourite buildings makes me like it even more.
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06/11/2005 10:53:19 PM
I like it - dramatic sky, nice framing.
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06/11/2005 07:32:14 PM
Great use of selective focus! Also beautiful colors and good composition. Only thing I'd change is to reduce the width of the black surround by a bit, maybe one cm on each side - 8
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06/11/2005 02:30:29 PM
Completely exquisite...wonderful lush color and velvety rich blacks...also very effective as an abstract...also, the black makes me think of this as an unfinished painting, or a painting that was finished and is being painted over with black, just a really nice simple composition...this is certainly on of my favorites
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06/10/2005 10:40:22 PM
This is an amazing shot. Great work. It has such nice DOF, colors, perspective, and of course, a great frame. One of my favorites in this challenge.
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06/09/2005 11:24:11 PM
NYC! Looks really cool, how did you get all the lights in the surrounding buldings to be off?
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06/08/2005 06:44:31 AM
amazing sky line
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06/07/2005 12:17:34 PM
Wish it was as peaceful as it looks. Nice shot.
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06/06/2005 06:19:51 PM
I love what you have done here. I look forward to seeing whose this is. I would have cropped of a bit of the black on the bottom...perhaps..9
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06/06/2005 12:30:45 PM
The silhouetted building “frame” makes the lighted building and the colorful sky stand and out nicely. Good hot.
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