DPChallenge: A Digital Photography Contest You are not logged in. (log in or register
 
Challenge Entries
Portfolio Images
This image is not part of a public portfolio.
The West Gate
The West Gate
michael_p


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: HDR (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark IIn
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: Warwick West Gate on Jury Street, Warwick, UK
Date: Nov 12, 2006
Aperture: 22
ISO: 50
Shutter: Various 7 1/64 - 1.6
Galleries: Travel, Digital Art
Date Uploaded: Nov 12, 2006

Shots taken in increments ( long waits between each shot due to pedestrians and traffic) started at -3 and worked my way up to +3 shooting at 1 EV increments ending up with 7 shots of the same scene.

Ran through Photomatix

Cleaned up dust spots and cloned small area out on the left and a little detail of the road which was distracting. added a small S curve, cropped slightly and resized to 640x426 and saved for web.

I really like the shot and glad the HDR 24 hour challenge came up as I shot a few location in my home town and this was my favourite after editing although when shooting I felt it was the weakest scene. Hope the voters like it but at least it has made me step outide my comfort zone and learn something new.


Please Check out my HDR Portfolio which I will be adding to over the coming monhts to hopefully do the whole of the Warwickshire touristy properties.

Statistics
Place: 6 out of 84
Avg (all users): 7.2100
Avg (commenters): 7.9600
Avg (participants): 6.9524
Avg (non-participants): 7.2519
Views since voting: 5161
Views during voting: 773
Votes: 300
Comments: 41
Favorites: 9 (view)


Please log in or register to add your comments!

AuthorThread
03/10/2008 09:04:20 PM
I love the dreamy feel; like its about to rain. super eirie great shot.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/26/2007 09:56:41 AM
Lovely shot.....added it to my faves. Not sure how I missed this before!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/04/2006 05:59:22 PM
The Picture was taken in Warwick (Warwickshire - UK), which is just outside of Coventry an Birmingham (central UK), alot of the town is olde worldy but this is the Lord Leycester Hospital which although called a hospital has never actually been a medical establishment...

With the moody sky and varying colours of the traditional walls I felt the HDR would show thie texture of this quite well and turns out it did, although the letter box is very vibrant I like it !!! Yet my favourite minimalism peice of detail is the road when yuo see the full size version up close.

Thanks for all the wonderful comments too :0)
12/04/2006 02:59:40 PM
Sorry I didn't comment earlier. I really like this shot and gave it a 10. Where is your home town? This reminds me of Ludlow, England.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/23/2006 01:35:41 PM
Congrats on the 6th place. Excellent shot!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/22/2006 08:39:02 PM
something about this shot....i really really like it! so i have to add it to my faves!!! great job on your placement too!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/22/2006 07:25:38 PM
That's such a classic bit of history, the town gate. I can imagine what it looked like on a busy day 400 or so years ago. I like your rendition too. It reminds me of those little gouache or watercolour paintings one used to see in England's many teashops (now sadly gone for the most part).
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/20/2006 10:53:55 AM
This was another one of my favorites in this challenge! Congratulations! What a great photo -- a great finish -- and a great score!

  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/20/2006 01:08:00 AM
What a place to visit! Lovely treatment and presentation. Congratulations on your 6th place.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/19/2006 01:54:18 PM
Maybe overdone on the processing, it's borderline for sure, but an excellent photo nonetheless.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/19/2006 08:17:54 AM
Picturesque scene, good perpective, composition, and show of HDR. Love it.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/17/2006 12:05:52 PM
Good contrast and color. Good work on the HDR, there are no nasty halos to be seen. I like the sharpness and the detail in this image.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/16/2006 11:18:49 PM
What an interesting old village, looks like something from a storybook.

Great capture. Wonderful colors and composition.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/15/2006 04:41:45 PM
this is the essence of HDR! nicely done!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/15/2006 04:30:26 PM
very vibrant colors. is this true to life? especially the yellow stucco on the building facade...
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/15/2006 10:10:40 AM
storybook perfect!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/15/2006 12:21:58 AM
Eeek, the buildings look like they're going to fall over! But. I think that is just the style of archetecture and not a flaw in your photo. I like the colors, although the red at the left distracts a tiny bit, and I like the way the road and sidewalk lead my eye towards the arch.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/14/2006 11:47:07 PM
it looks like a place in a fairytale book... very nice
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/14/2006 09:02:49 PM
Lovely colors and details. 9
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/14/2006 12:44:06 PM
lovely tones...beautifully done.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/14/2006 11:49:58 AM
nice shot it has a good fall feel to it.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/14/2006 06:46:38 AM
fabulous colours, though very close to being oversaturated...where is this I wonder?
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/13/2006 08:30:29 PM
Nicely done. I think it would be nicer if you lost some of the raodway along the bottom. 8
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/13/2006 07:39:56 PM
This is very pretty. It looks like a very charming place, Where is this?
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/13/2006 07:37:32 PM
I love it... looks like a painting
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/13/2006 06:38:45 PM
wonder shot...I love the color....8
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/13/2006 02:56:17 PM
Use of Light:1
Focus:1
Composition:1
Creativity:1
Achieves Challenge:2

Nice use of HDR to bring out the interesting clouds while allowing proper illumination on the really interesting buildings in the foreground. I would have dropped the saturation on the colors a little - the greens are a little too vibrant for my taste.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/13/2006 02:06:49 PM
The HDR processing on this gives it a much more of surrealistic look. It does seem to give a lot of depth and dimension to the photo, though. I really do like this scene and composition, maybe the railing on the left side of the road could be eliminated or be used to more effectively balance the photo. One of my top two pick, great job!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/13/2006 01:27:50 PM
This got a 7 from me. I like the HDR process, I wish you had bumped the colors up just a touch and maybe added a bit more contrast to it. I also feel like I'm going downhill. Maybe it really is but I feel I need to lean to the left to look at for any length of time, and that hurts my neck. Overall nicely done. Good luck.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/13/2006 11:51:37 AM
dazzling
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/13/2006 11:48:42 AM
Not much of a photograph left here I think. Maybe you shouldn't have pushed to controls that far to the right?
11/13/2006 11:46:30 AM
another tip for the top slots here i think they are very few in this challenge but this should be top 5 at least if not a ribbon
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/13/2006 10:11:28 AM
What a beautiful scene! A work of art. As little as I know about HDR, this seems like such a perfect representation of the range of light, shadows and color! I just love this photo! 10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/13/2006 07:59:00 AM
HDR has worked well for this image.
very nice.
good luck.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/13/2006 07:47:29 AM
is this York?
11/13/2006 07:01:34 AM
this looks fantastic, the light is awesome
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/13/2006 06:21:21 AM
I find myself in two minds about this one: On a photographic level my brain just can't adjust to it - it is too far removed from how I interpret what my eyes see in reality. That said, I actually rather like it in a sort of jigsaw puzzle painting way - sounds rather as though I am damning it with feint praise, but I am scoring 8, because I do find it curiously attractive, because it is a well composed appealing scene, and because you have avoided the pitfall of horrible skies and halos around the subjects.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/13/2006 06:14:13 AM
Lovely job. My guess is it's in the western counties of England. Bristol, Chester, that sort of area. ;>þ
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/13/2006 12:34:58 AM
Wow, lost for words, but a comment anyway. top 5 for sure
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/13/2006 12:29:19 AM
great use of HDR in my opinon!!! 10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/13/2006 12:25:40 AM
Ooohh!
  Photographer found comment helpful.


Home - Challenges - Community - League - Photos - Cameras - Lenses - Learn - Prints! - Help - Terms of Use - Privacy - Top ^
DPChallenge, and website content and design, Copyright © 2001-2020 Challenging Technologies, LLC.
All digital photo copyrights belong to the photographers and may not be used without permission.
Proudly hosted by Sargasso Networks. Current Server Time: 12/03/2020 04:01:19 PM EST.