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Shocked Ladies
Shocked Ladies

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Challenge: Burst of Color (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX DC HSM for Nikon
Location: Vijzelstraat, Amsterdam NL
Date: Jan 3, 2006
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/60s
Galleries: Urban, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Jan 3, 2006

Deliberate graffiti on the art-deco building of the Nederlandse Handelsmaatschappij in Amsterdam. Because of restaurations and reconstructions this opening is covered with wood and graffiti allowed by and most likely paid for by the constructor. Normally there would be some heavy doors there.

Normal raw conversion with Nikon Capture (no edits, just conversion)

Photoshop 6:
- PT Lens distortion correction, used the correction settings of a Contax SLR with a Carl Zeiss 28mm f/2.8 Distagon. Interesting that the Sigma 30 has the same kind of distortion.
- Cropped (included the front porch to keep some depth)
- Fred Miranda Digital Velvia +8
- Contrast +15 on everything but the grafitti
- Fred Miranda Chroma Noise Reduction
- Resampled to dpc size
- USM 150% on .3px
- safe for the web @ 67%

Place: 37 out of 244
Avg (all users): 6.1088
Avg (commenters): 7.4286
Avg (participants): 6.0442
Avg (non-participants): 6.1667
Views since voting: 1423
Views during voting: 357
Votes: 239
Comments: 11
Favorites: 1 (view)

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01/17/2006 11:18:05 AM
Nice photo Sander - I thought this should finish much higher. Very excellent burst of color :)
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01/17/2006 12:07:03 AM
Just a follow up to let you know that I'm amazed this didn't finish higher than it did. I thought this was one of the top 5 examples of 'burst of color' and I was one of your 10 votes. You can't get a much better subject than this bright, colorful grafiti against a dull, gray, stone wall.

A great shot, and something to print out at 11x17 and hang on your wall. I would, if it was available as a print! :)
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01/16/2006 01:15:34 AM
LOL, guess I was wrong! It really is like that!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/15/2006 01:44:28 PM
One of the best in the challenge IMO.
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01/15/2006 01:17:42 AM
Nice focus and detail on the stone textures.
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01/14/2006 05:02:10 PM
I think this is one of the best in this challenge..great image, very creative and well conceived...love it!
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01/13/2006 01:47:44 PM
Burst of colors, of course. Nice sample of the challenge.
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01/12/2006 01:32:51 AM
Very good image.....
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01/11/2006 10:14:56 PM
Taking a guess at Hanneke's doing, could be due to the green :) ... If so "Nice burst of color, like how it's framed by the grey!"

If not, "Nice burst of color, like how it's framed by the greys!"
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01/11/2006 01:46:43 PM
This would be hilarious if it were actually true! The title of the picture actually makes the picture for me!
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01/09/2006 06:49:57 AM
True to the subject, great shot
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