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Challenge: From the Ground Up III (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM for Nikon
Location: Eureka Tower: Melbourne, Australia
Date: Aug 7, 2006
Aperture: F8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Cityscape, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Aug 7, 2006

It was a glorious winter day with bright sunshine and a rich blue sky, so it was a day to head out for some dpc hunting.

This is Melbourne\'s tallest building in Southbank.

I actually did a quick edit in Picasa converting to B and W, sharpening, making some contrast adjustments and changing the colour temperature.

On trying to achieve the same in Photocshop CS2, I just couldn\'t match it, so I transferred the edited shot there, did some work with curves and USM and a little Noise Ninja. Then the clincher: Hue change to red. I ahve a red version of this shot with a red, red sky, but figured it was a love it or hate it shot, thought I prefer it. A second opinion from my son and a thrid from my PA said, go for the blue, so blue it is!

Added the thin border, resized and am pretty happy with the result. It\'s got a geometric style about it. Hopefully the voters will be kind.

I like the white lines and the deep cobalt sky. I love the window reflections as well. Hope you like it...hope for a 6.4 plus.

POST CHALLENGE
thanks everyone...I wanted a 6.4...got it!

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I like the red, and prefered this but thought it would polarise the voters


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Statistics
Place: 9 out of 361
Avg (all users): 6.4709
Avg (commenters): 7.5263
Avg (participants): 6.1895
Avg (non-participants): 6.6797
Views since voting: 1712
Views during voting: 292
Votes: 223
Comments: 30
Favorites: 3 (view)


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08/23/2006 12:49:44 AM
Hi Enzo,

I drew this for Critique Club but the site closed it down when they did the results refresh. I figure I owe you the Critique (anyway I had started thinking about it) so I've come back.

Congraulations on the great score - it's always nice to bring in what you set out for. This shot provides a magnificent sense of perspective - you have managed to get your angles just right to convey the sheer towering magnificence.Good going. The crispness and colours you have managed to achieve on the building are superb - good editing.

Personally I am not a fan of the extreme blue of the sky. I would have marked you down a bit for it. Clearly many other have a different take and love it. I'm guessing the change of hue to blue won you more votes than it lose you. Still I would have preferred a more natural colour.

Cheers
Paul
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08/20/2006 06:56:23 PM
Congratulations on your top 10 finish. Great shot!
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08/19/2006 06:03:28 AM
Great shot Enzo, congrats on your top ten finish.
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08/16/2006 08:22:51 AM
Enzo what a great photo, the blues are unbelievable. Nice top 10
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08/16/2006 07:31:22 AM
This is such a STRIKING building. . .photographed to perfection for this challenge! Congratulations on a first page finish :)
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08/16/2006 07:16:10 AM
Congrats on your top 10 finish.
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08/16/2006 03:42:55 AM
Stunning shot. Congrats on your top 10 finish.
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08/16/2006 02:42:49 AM
stunning!
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08/16/2006 01:24:39 AM
Congratulations on your top 10 finnish.
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08/16/2006 12:43:30 AM
Awesome picture! Congratulations on your top 10!
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08/16/2006 12:17:13 AM
Beautiful, beautiful! Congrats on your top 10 finish. :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/15/2006 09:46:16 PM
Love it.. Great colors and clarity.... (would love to take the person in the red shirt from it but.... basic edeting) - 8
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08/15/2006 08:37:54 PM
the ankle is perfect to catch the reflection of the sky.
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08/15/2006 03:53:59 PM
mmm shiny. Great colour here. This one stands out in the few that I've been commenting on, it's engaging.
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08/15/2006 02:08:59 PM
nice
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08/15/2006 08:19:01 AM
Nice clean lines and strong blues. Really well done. I love that there are no clouds to break up the sky. Bumping up.
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08/14/2006 04:52:54 PM
I like the colours!
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08/14/2006 12:42:36 AM
Love the blues.
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08/13/2006 06:13:33 PM
This is what I am talking about. Love the blue sky with no clouds. All the different angles leads you eyes skyward. Great shot.
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08/13/2006 07:09:40 AM
This looks like a shot where offering a 6 will lower your average lol. I am getting a little moire but hey, guess thats to be expected. A nice clean, sharp and vibrant composition - good luck! (8)
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08/12/2006 11:42:12 PM
Outstanding , beautiful blue. Nice Shot.
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08/12/2006 07:38:47 PM
wow that sky is saturated! maybe too much - tone down the sky and go sell this to the architects/owners. This is good work worthy of hanging on the architects wall.
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08/12/2006 06:58:49 PM
Interesting geometric image & brilliant sharp colors!
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08/12/2006 02:25:48 PM
great building, great shot. very graphic, which I like. well done.
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08/10/2006 06:02:53 PM
Beautiful color and detail! 8
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08/10/2006 03:16:33 AM
Cool architecture and blue...I love it. Looks a tad over-sharpened as it goes up the building but not that bad.
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08/09/2006 10:58:01 PM
Yep, Thats up alright,very sharp and angled well, to surre if the square crop helps the hieght ...8
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08/09/2006 09:39:49 PM
Great lines and clarity. The sky is so uniform it almost seems like you shot this in a huge studio.
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08/09/2006 09:34:03 PM
If you have to have architecture, then do it in a blazingly grand manner. You did. Being steel and glass... it's a bit sterile. But it does represent the modern and is certainly a viewpoint from the ground up. 7.
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08/09/2006 06:11:45 PM
Incredible lines.
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