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Challenge: Free Study XII (Advanced Editing IV*)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: Brisbane
Date: Aug 17, 2006
Aperture: f/3.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/45
Galleries: Cityscape
Date Uploaded: Aug 22, 2006

admiring the sunset over the city as I do every night when stepping off the ferry noticed these really rare cloud textures.

levels, usm, dodge, burn, colour saturation, crop, resize
on a suggestion from a friend added motion blur to water

Statistics
Place: 18 out of 684
Avg (all users): 6.7222
Avg (commenters): 7.9583
Avg (participants): 6.8325
Avg (non-participants): 6.3273
Views since voting: 2207
Views during voting: 430
Votes: 252
Comments: 42
Favorites: 22 (view)


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04/04/2009 08:10:58 PM
Great shot.....makes me homesick for those ferry rides, although I got off at Kirribilli. Incredible clouds!
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11/02/2007 04:34:27 PM
AMAZING SHOT! great great work.
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10/19/2006 03:08:05 PM
what a sight! great shot.
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10/01/2006 06:28:39 PM
Great colors, great drama, great shot.
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09/11/2006 12:42:36 AM
Quite an impressionistic clouds resembling smoke from the fire down below. Congratlations on your top twenty finish..
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09/09/2006 09:26:13 PM
wow. this picture is friggin sweet. straight to the faves.
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09/09/2006 07:55:54 AM
Amazing color and contrast with trees.
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09/08/2006 04:59:43 PM
Congratulations on your top 20 finish. Wonderful capture!
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09/08/2006 03:47:13 PM
Ahh a pic of my hometown! Luck you getting this unusual shot.
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09/08/2006 09:55:01 AM
I really loved the sky in this picture. The dodging was a bit obvious on the buildings, may not have been needed in this case, hard to say.
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09/08/2006 12:29:09 AM
Originally posted by samtrundle:

I thought you were from Sydney Mike?

I am, but am working in Brissy Mon-Fri on a 3 month contract. I fly back most weekends.
09/08/2006 12:24:39 AM
I thought you were from Sydney Mike?

This is a terrific shot of my little town. The sky just makes it.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/07/2006 08:30:47 PM
Wow, what a brilliant sky.
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09/07/2006 07:34:58 PM
Very cool shot. Love the colors.
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09/07/2006 07:18:36 PM
Unreal.
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09/07/2006 04:57:24 PM
Fantastic sky and I like how you managed to catch some of that color reflected in the water as well.
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09/07/2006 01:48:07 PM
Striking picture!
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09/07/2006 06:04:23 AM
surreal ..nice capture...its just hard to make out the horizon..besides buildings.
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09/07/2006 12:52:59 AM
Hard to know what to say other than Wow!
Looks like something out of Hollywood, for a movie like End of Days.
Only thing I kind of disliked was the lower corner vignette/darkened corners.
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09/05/2006 08:23:24 AM
Very dramatic... lots of cool textures.
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09/05/2006 05:33:58 AM
This is my first WOW! Great shot.
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09/03/2006 07:01:18 PM
-WOW!! This takes my breath away!!
-Stunning colors
-Love the long exposure effect on the water
-Great PP
-Score: 10
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09/03/2006 06:21:50 PM
Lovely sky, very dramatic. I like the look of the water as well, great use of shutter speed.
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09/03/2006 05:45:25 PM
This is very nice. I would have liked to see more of the water though. That sky looks awesome!
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09/03/2006 01:41:27 PM
Very nice use of a long exposure!
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09/03/2006 11:48:57 AM
Love it, that is all I can say! 10
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09/03/2006 06:03:14 AM
Nice picture! Original and great postprocessing. Too bad it can't be shown in full size I guess that would be fantastic!
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09/02/2006 05:12:53 PM
Nice!
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09/02/2006 04:28:15 PM
WOW. very, very cool. 9
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09/02/2006 01:23:55 PM
interesting colors in the sky. good job.
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09/02/2006 12:29:32 PM
RIBBON! :-) Awesome , see you on the front page.
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09/02/2006 10:07:21 AM
-8-
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09/02/2006 08:41:45 AM
cool sky, nice water, good red, something in the bottom/middle right is not right tho' i guess because the red sky is not present there, you should have destroyed those buildings :) 7
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09/02/2006 02:10:21 AM
this picture marks the end of civilization. way to capture the apocolypse. 9.
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09/02/2006 12:35:04 AM
Wow the dodge tool had fun here,good effect
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09/01/2006 08:13:56 PM
Wonderful setting.
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09/01/2006 05:24:29 PM
YES! wow, im at a loss for words. ribbon? at this point (27%) its top 5, easily. love it. 10.
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09/01/2006 04:28:55 PM
Composition: 8 - Normally I'd think this showed too much sky, but considering the sky here I'd say you got it pretty much right :)
Technical: 6 - The high contrast looks good but there are no real bright areas to really give it it's full dynamic range. There is also some haloing around the trees and buildings. The exposure time however worked great, with the smooth water and the great looking streaks in the sky (from the moving clouds I guess?)
Creativity: 7 - Quite a unique harbour shot!
Appeal: 6 - It has a lot of initial impact, but it doesnt last when I started noticing things like the halos and the overall fairly flatness in the image.

Overall Calculated Average Score: 6
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09/01/2006 03:07:29 PM
Love the surreal feel of this!!! 10
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09/01/2006 10:35:59 AM
this is so freakin' cool! 10 from me!
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09/01/2006 09:21:19 AM
nice skies
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09/01/2006 12:24:15 AM
wow, like fire! this is a superb cityscape...you ought to sell it to your tourism board! awesome, spectacular, beautifully edited 9
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