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Riding the Subway
Riding the Subway
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Challenge: City Life II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon D70s
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: New York City
Date: Jan 1, 2006
Aperture: f/4.5
ISO: 1400
Shutter: 1/30
Galleries: Urban, Candid
Date Uploaded: Jan 3, 2006

This is a shot from my first trip to NYC. I think the shot gets better the longer you look at it and I think it represents "city life" pretty well. I just hope my high saturation/contrast is well received here.

I used curves to add contrast and selective color/channel mixer/saturation to get the colors the way I liked them. I used USM to sharpen and enhance the grain, which at ISO 1400 was already there.

Statistics
Place: 42 out of 173
Avg (all users): 5.9086
Avg (commenters): 6.4615
Avg (participants): 5.7250
Avg (non-participants): 5.9571
Views since voting: 909
Views during voting: 479
Votes: 383
Comments: 28
Favorites: 2 (view)


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01/13/2006 12:02:28 PM
Hi! Here’s a comment from the Critique Club.

First impression: My eyes were drawn to the center figure with her face looking down the track. The lighting contrast and the red coat were the draw. Then up to the white lettering before the girl pushing the stroller, then over to the two gentlemen. But then I was drawn back to the center figure.

I think you met the challenge well. I liked the way you captured the blank impersonal look on the peoples faces.

I find the picture unnaturally dark. It appears as if there is a post on your side of the tracks. This creates a large black space. I think your shot would have been improved if you could have moved to your right and excluded it.

I like what you did with the colours. They create a nice contrast to the train and shadows and draws you to the peoples faces.

The granularity works for this shot.

All in all I like the picture, it brings back memories of my days riding the subway.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/10/2006 10:15:51 PM
oooh. this is so illegal, taking a shot in the subway station. Props & points for the risk!
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01/10/2006 10:13:04 PM
i like the color tones--truly a city scene
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01/10/2006 09:45:06 PM
One of the best in the challenge. Should be a top ten, IMO.
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01/10/2006 09:03:53 PM
I am impressed with the lighting treatment here. Those high contrast highlights look really goos. I feel I want to get closer to see more detail, how did it look when you tried a tighter crop? I would suggest too that u should rotate your entries to get nice vertical verticals
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01/10/2006 12:45:05 PM
I love the mood in this picture. Everyone has their own level of patience. Very good capture
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01/10/2006 01:07:43 AM
nice pic
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01/09/2006 07:41:54 PM
speed was well cone, fast enough to blur train but stop passengers, excellent!.
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01/09/2006 11:31:48 AM
too much noise and too saturated but nice shot
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01/08/2006 11:34:06 AM
it's too dark. You should of incresed the picture'britnes
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01/08/2006 01:01:48 AM
Good work - the blurring of the train is done beautifully, just enough to show motion but not overdone. The almost-silohuetted people also works really good. Their faces really stand out compared to the darkened clothing. Great job!
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01/06/2006 08:45:29 PM
Too dark overall and blurred for me
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01/06/2006 08:18:57 PM
Wow: I'm amazed that you pulled off a shot in a Subway on 34th Street (which line is it: the 1 or the 9?) without a cop's hitting you upside the head with his night-stick. Nice work.
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01/06/2006 04:35:30 AM
Really like this shot. Shows the rush of city life.
9
good luck
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01/06/2006 02:52:40 AM
Great shot. I love the urban feel and kinetic vibe to this. The lighting and use of negative space works well..... 9
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01/05/2006 11:11:48 PM
Nice, stark. Balanced composition.
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01/05/2006 10:11:53 PM
good for this challenge, however the image looks a bit tilted
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01/05/2006 12:16:52 AM
For me this is one of the best one in this challenge
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01/04/2006 11:29:40 PM
great light effects in the subway.
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01/04/2006 11:10:40 PM
Composition is ok. The choice of subject matter is ok. The image quality is ok. - 5
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01/04/2006 09:40:42 PM
this is one of my favorites
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01/04/2006 08:40:50 PM
Challenge
- Relevant to the Challenge? Yes
- Is subject unique (vs. unoriginal or rehashed)? Yes

Compostion
- Good or Bad? How can it be fixed? Needs a little height to it.
- Is there anything that should be removed? The shadow behind the woman on the on the left side is distracting.
- Good use of Depth of Field? Yes

Lighting
- Good use of light? No. It a bit too dark (yes I know subways are that way) the shadows are blocked-up, while the train is blown out.

Aesthetics/Artistic Appeal:
- What is my reaction or feelings? The image needs a little punch, but it shows people going about their daily routines -- Citylife.
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01/04/2006 06:22:42 PM
Nice grainy image works for this challenge, IMO. I like the narrow, horizontal frame for this shot. Just wish it were a bit bigger (I know you probably used up your max on the width). Could wish for slightly more exposure in the foreground. I love the blurred train.
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01/04/2006 03:19:01 PM
too dark
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01/04/2006 01:08:47 PM
Perhaps a touch on the dark side (I have often suffered the wrath of people who don't see much detail on their monitors), but I like it a lot.
The motion blur vs the static people works very well here.
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01/04/2006 11:15:41 AM
nice feel to this one.. well done
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01/04/2006 08:24:34 AM
nice shadows!
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01/04/2006 07:58:38 AM
Ooh! Love it!
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