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Radcliffe Camera, Oxford
2nd PlaceRadcliffe Camera, Oxford
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: High Contrast (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: Oxford, UK
Date: Aug 30, 2005
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/50
Galleries: Architecture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Sep 2, 2005

Taken from St. Mary's tower in Oxford. Desaturate (using channel mixer), dodge & burn, minor cloning,curves/brightness, unsharp mask and sharpen tool.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 343
Avg (all users): 7.0565
Avg (commenters): 8.4286
Avg (participants): 6.9930
Avg (non-participants): 7.1591
Views since voting: 8120
Views during voting: 355
Votes: 230
Comments: 55
Favorites: 32 (view)


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09/22/2005 01:49:47 AM
This is an incredible image! Looks like an old engraving type illustration. Amazing!
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09/18/2005 09:50:58 PM
* Critique Club*

Your image is perfect. There is nothing that I can even think of (and I did for 2 days) that would make this image any better. The high contrast in the clouds and on the building are just enough to make this work without it being overdone. This picture is so surreal looking. I absolutely love it and would buy it in a heartbeat.

Mandy
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09/17/2005 02:43:09 PM
love the way it looks like a photo at the top and a drawing at the bottom of the image would have that as a print on a wall very nice
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09/17/2005 10:10:00 AM
great shot; awesome composition and sky.

make a print available.

Message edited by author 2005-09-17 10:10:56.
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09/13/2005 02:07:38 PM
Great job! Congrats!
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09/13/2005 12:45:45 PM
Fantastic.
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09/13/2005 10:15:15 AM
Awesome Picture. Congrats!
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09/13/2005 04:24:45 AM
Fantastic shot, congratulations on your ribbon ! Well done !
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09/12/2005 06:01:37 PM
lookit!!! another ribbon, innit!!!
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09/12/2005 03:15:38 PM
Thank you all very much for all the great comments and generous voting!
09/12/2005 09:08:47 AM
Congrats on your lovely example of High Contrast!
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09/12/2005 08:34:30 AM
Congrats! :)
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09/12/2005 08:26:25 AM
Outsanding shot. Conratulations on your ribbon. Very well deserved.
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09/12/2005 08:22:22 AM
Very nice work! Congratulations!
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09/12/2005 08:19:37 AM
Congratulations on your 2nd place finish. Beautiful photograph for High Contrast.
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09/12/2005 05:00:44 AM
excellent contrasts!
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09/12/2005 03:44:13 AM
Congratulations! Exceptional angle, view and dof...well done.
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09/12/2005 03:09:09 AM
Congrats on your ribbon Matt!! Really like the detail and depth in this image, excellent work!
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09/12/2005 02:35:13 AM
Congrats on your ribbon, Matt! As i said in my earlier comment, I found this a tad shy on the "HC" side of the equation but loved it as an image. Exceptionally fine shot!
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09/12/2005 02:04:26 AM
Amazing entry. Almost looks like a miniature, the sky really sets it off....Congrats on your ribbon. Enjoy.
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09/12/2005 12:51:25 AM
fantastic, I love this place. I spent some time here a couple of years ago and will always be in awe of this place. really an iconic location of Oxford.
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09/12/2005 12:38:40 AM
Super shot! Congratulations!
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09/12/2005 12:32:33 AM
Congratulations on your RED with this, "takes away my breath image!"
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09/12/2005 12:32:31 AM
CONGRATS on your ribbon... great shot...
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09/12/2005 12:24:41 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon and an exceptional entry! :-)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/11/2005 09:33:32 PM
this looks like a master's entry... maybe a bobsterlobster? nice
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09/11/2005 05:45:00 PM
Wonderful angel. Great work.
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09/11/2005 07:02:53 AM
Very nice photo of a wonderful subject. Good choice for this challenge, and processed accordingly. 7
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09/11/2005 02:26:13 AM
Great photo. I love this in black and white. Great high contrast shot. I wouldn't change anything.
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09/11/2005 01:28:19 AM
Absolutely beautiful photograph! The building contrasts wonderfully with the rest of the scene. This is one of my top picks of the challenge, and one of my few 10's. Congrats!
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09/10/2005 09:30:05 AM
My top pic, 10
Beautifully taken, love the choice of b/w.
Don't know if it is my eyes but the only flaw I see is a slight tilt in the horizon to the right.
Great shot, good luck.
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09/10/2005 09:02:09 AM
Lovely - almost looks like a pen drawing or a print! You seem slightly off centre, and I find that distracting. Is the horizon level? 9.
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09/09/2005 11:00:29 PM
Great shot, love the building. The subject just pops to me.
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09/09/2005 10:37:37 PM
Nice phot with great lighting.
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09/09/2005 07:56:07 PM
This looks like an etching to me, something from the Renaissance. Quite wonderful.
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09/09/2005 06:06:57 PM
Amazing detail, interesting wide perspective, red filtered B&W?
It is pleasant that there aren't many modern objects in the frame, only that high building to the right. The light on the tower is very good. The photo lacks a bit of emotion but pretty darn good nonetheless. 8
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09/09/2005 09:00:52 AM
Very nice tonal range.
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09/08/2005 11:01:15 PM
Good black & white, high contrast photo. You have given this a...timeless kind of quality. I like your use of the border also.
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09/07/2005 09:48:07 PM
Reminds me of an M.C. Escher. Superb clarity and contrast. 10
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09/07/2005 08:07:13 PM
Incredible detail and composition. Really a magnificent view. The sky couldn't have been more perfect either. I'm very surprised that B/W worked so well here, but it sure did! Nice job.
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09/07/2005 12:44:05 AM
I love this - great sky, great light, good sharpness and great subject. The central placing works well.
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09/06/2005 11:06:57 PM
Great effort... well done
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09/06/2005 08:07:29 PM
Excellent picture. High contrast works well with architecture. This picture meets the challenge as the contrast "adds impact". The sky is wonderful and the subject is interesting. 10.
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09/06/2005 11:31:23 AM
Beautiful composition, very elegant looking building.
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09/06/2005 10:11:02 AM
This looks like something out of a story time book. Great photo
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09/06/2005 08:54:53 AM
Very nice job! You've captured alot of detail, and i really like the POV.
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09/05/2005 10:07:40 PM
Almost looks like a painting. The sky just adds to the overall feel of this shot. I like it alot. good luck with your entry. A top three choice for me
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09/05/2005 06:28:02 PM
This is very interesting visually. The roundness of it is almost an optical illusion for me. I love the depth of tone. Great capture.
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09/05/2005 05:24:27 PM
What an excellent piece of work. Great tones, detail, texture. Only that slight tilt spoils it a little. Unless it does tilt :)
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09/05/2005 04:02:08 PM
aweshome photo! Everything looks so well-defined yet almost picturesque in a way. I love the angle on this
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09/05/2005 02:22:26 PM
Radcliffe Camera in Oxford - wonderful subject, the sky is very nice. You chose a good time of day to photograph yor subject, as the shadows work in its favor.
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09/05/2005 12:39:10 PM
wow great shot. I like the care you took to convert this image from a color image. it's a fresh picture for this challenge. the framing just add taste. the only problems I can find is the darks on the left side are just a tad to dark and the bottom of the building is just a little out of focus, but I don't think either of these take away from the shot great job, let me be the first to say congrats on a top three finish
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09/05/2005 07:28:26 AM
Wonderful detail and well balanced lighting.
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09/05/2005 04:27:43 AM
This is a beautiful rendering of this fine (and famous) subject. It's very well lit, with great control of perspective. Nice B/W conversion as well. In all respects (speaking as a retired architectural photographer) I love this image. But it doesn't really answer the challenge especially well, being a full tonal range image that happens to have a dark sky and some deep sahdows on the left. The subject itself, in fact, is rather muted of contrast. I give it a good score because it's not toally off-base, of course, but I don't think it's quite as responsive tot he challenge as mano of the other images.
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09/05/2005 12:15:49 AM
Great shot! nice detail!9
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