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All Roads Lead to Rome                                (except the A127 which leads to Romford)
All Roads Lead to Rome (except the A127 which leads to Romford)
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: HDR (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Location: Dunton Roundabout, Basildon, Essex.
Date: Nov 12, 2006
Aperture: f20
ISO: 100
Shutter: Various
Galleries: Sky, Landscape
Date Uploaded: Nov 12, 2006

Taken above the A127 road at Basildon (Dunton Roundabout) 3 images, -2 0 +2 bracketing. Compiled together in Photomatix, removed about 2lbs of dust from the sensor using the clone tool. Curves to brighten. Added border.


Statistics
Place: 4 out of 84
Avg (all users): 7.4441
Avg (commenters): 8.6757
Avg (participants): 6.9778
Avg (non-participants): 7.5280
Views since voting: 11438
Views during voting: 905
Votes: 295
Comments: 54
Favorites: 16 (view)


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AuthorThread
07/08/2008 03:33:45 PM
You know I was just flicking through some pictures and came across this again.

For me it has to be one of my favourite titles on DPC - makes me smile everytime : )

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01/21/2008 02:25:34 PM
hahahahahahhahahahahahahaha ROMFORD :D
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09/08/2007 05:36:55 AM
totally brilliant .. fantastic processing .. love your title !! :)
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04/18/2007 08:58:36 AM
This is amazing. I don't know how to use Photoshop. One of these days, I will learn.
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04/06/2007 09:51:36 PM
Love the title!
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11/23/2006 01:34:52 PM
Congrats on the 4th place. Excellent shot!
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11/22/2006 07:12:55 AM
Well done Mark! I stand by my earlier comments. This should have ribbonned. Not that the entries above you were poor, just that they photographed already appealing subjects - the HDR is just a bit of gloss on top. Yours, as I said, is something far more interesting. I look forward to seeing your other HDR work!
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11/20/2006 09:33:04 PM
Aha. Romford. I moved there albeit briefly when I returned to England from Australia. Your photo is inspiring in an arty way.
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11/20/2006 04:39:04 AM
This was my top pick. Congrats on fourth though!
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11/20/2006 04:36:25 AM
OHHH DUUUUDE 4th is brilliant i think you got top 3 in the bag. congrats matey super image
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11/20/2006 01:06:21 AM
Congratulations on your 4th place with this perpective thriller!
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11/20/2006 12:46:48 AM
spooky road , nice job
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11/20/2006 12:13:11 AM
This was tied for my highest score handed out. Great job with making this scene look super!
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11/20/2006 12:09:46 AM
Great effort. COngrats on 4th!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/19/2006 10:47:45 PM
It looks very cool. The only thing I would like is for the technique to be a little more subtle. But it is very nice. 8
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11/19/2006 08:45:29 PM
great pic..
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11/19/2006 08:18:50 AM
it seems the horizont is a bit tilted, otherwise is a great photo! add to fav
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11/17/2006 07:11:46 PM
Overdone on the tonemapping, a little less would also have been okay.
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11/17/2006 12:03:32 PM
Wow. The first thing I get from this image is the feeling that a storm has just passed over, it is now evening, and the sun is setting peacefully with a warm glow. The dramatic sky along with the gritty, contrasty feel of the pavement and landscape are seen next to the warm sunset sky off to the left.

Great symmetry in this image. The way you lined up the street lights appears carefully done. Excellent HDR work as well, it has good overall contrast, detail, and color without having any bad halos.
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11/17/2006 01:04:52 AM
The perspective & roadway lights almost makes the case for this to be the approach to the landing strip for a major airline. Good Job! :)
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11/15/2006 06:19:20 PM
great DOF and a dramatic sky. love it
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11/15/2006 05:01:29 PM
Work well done. Love it! GL.
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11/15/2006 04:47:10 PM
this looks amazing! great job! love the sky.
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11/15/2006 04:38:08 PM
i love the title. very good use of the technology.
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11/15/2006 10:15:13 AM
you've made this ordinary scene appear spectacular! bump.
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11/15/2006 07:20:21 AM
Awesome perspective in this one.....
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11/14/2006 11:02:27 PM
Stunning!
And I love the title.
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11/14/2006 09:04:11 PM
Use of Light:1
Focus:1
Composition:2
Creativity:1
Achieves Challenge:2

Very cool image. I love the use of long exposure and HDR to show the details of the road and bushes while capturing the neat sky.
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11/14/2006 07:43:05 PM
Really Really Nice. Amazing colors and detail. The centered composition works well.
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11/14/2006 07:33:29 PM
This is one of the few images submitted that IMHO actually makes use of HDR to achieve something, an atmosphere that would not be there in standard photography. Anyone can photgraph an amazing building or wonderous landscape and make it look nice, but you've done something far more difficult - by turning a most mundane subject into an ethereal journey. You are eally painting with light here and I love it! Sorry I can't vote as I'm not a paid up member, but I would have given this a 10.
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11/14/2006 04:12:10 PM
This is outstanding..
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11/14/2006 11:38:24 AM
Great capture I like how you made something normal more interesting.
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11/14/2006 11:10:54 AM
Well done HDR!!
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11/14/2006 05:38:55 AM
Love the title. I like the tonality of the image as well. I think I am going through an "urban" phase because these types of images are catching my eye more than normal.
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11/14/2006 02:12:42 AM
Wonderfully textured sky. I love the lines of the barren roadway which lead you straight to the sky. Perhaps bringing out some of the foliage colors a bit more? 9
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11/14/2006 01:00:44 AM
Oh my gosh! This is great! The best one of them all!
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11/13/2006 05:14:23 PM
love it great bumping you up to an 8
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11/13/2006 04:43:48 PM
yes, even the A1 go to Rome :)
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11/13/2006 04:02:50 PM
I love this photo. It is just awesome and it would not have been the same if it was shot from street level.
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11/13/2006 01:10:41 PM
Great shot. Wonderful use of HDR to pull in the sky and not making it look too "fake"
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11/13/2006 12:18:56 PM
WoW.....

This is a superb capture....The lights look like aircraft/UFO's taking off of runways....

Just really cool!

(9)
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11/13/2006 11:20:07 AM
Really nice - great lines and a good take on the challenge. 10
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11/13/2006 10:59:48 AM
Well done. The hdr really worked well for this image. 10
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11/13/2006 10:26:00 AM
How PRETTY! Amazing job showing this strong range of light and darkness! I love this!
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11/13/2006 08:04:48 AM
Love the sky. Nice symmetry. I might not be the best judge of HDR, but I love the 3-D effect.
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11/13/2006 07:23:33 AM
Impressive detail rendering. I kinda like the light poles too!
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11/13/2006 07:08:54 AM
absolutely superb, even if its a bit crooked...
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11/13/2006 05:48:07 AM
Great shot, I love it. The symmetry, the colours, great! One of the best in the challenge. 10
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11/13/2006 04:21:08 AM
:o)
Excellent HDR too!
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11/13/2006 02:54:40 AM
Wow, this one looks cool.
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11/13/2006 12:52:03 AM
Beautiful job. This screams HDR. Well done.
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11/13/2006 12:48:19 AM
This picture SMOKES! Hands down favorite to ribbon. Great capture!
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11/13/2006 12:47:49 AM
Beautifully done! I love the lights, the sky and the foliage...A top pick for me! Good luck!
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11/13/2006 12:14:41 AM
beautiful! love the light through this whole image...hope you do well with this...and, great title as well 9
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