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Challenge: Free Study 2007-01 (Advanced Editing V)
Collection: Challenges 2007
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Wiesbaden, Germany
Date: Jan 21, 2007
Aperture: f/4.5
ISO: 320
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Black and White, Transportation
Date Uploaded: Jan 30, 2007

Taken at the Wiesbaden main train station (hauptbahnhof) the same day as my minimalism entry, the odd graffiti shots in my portfolio, some more shots I'll stick in there after this challenge closes, and my Exit challenge entry. It was a good shooting day.

I originally just resized the B&W jpeg from the camera, but went back and edited from the RAW capture. I used two different RAW conversions using layer masking (thanks, Christian!) to get more detail in the ceiling and keep the highlights from blowing out. B&W conversion using channel mixer.

Yet another of my rather quiet entries for a Free Study - I did have a probably more DPC-friendly choice, but I really rather like this one.

Place: 212 out of 559
Avg (all users): 5.8255
Avg (commenters): 8.2500
Avg (participants): 5.8889
Avg (non-participants): 5.5938
Views since voting: 866
Views during voting: 213
Votes: 149
Comments: 20
Favorites: 7 (view)

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11/02/2010 08:42:01 PM
First time visiting. Quiet indeed.
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04/20/2007 08:11:48 AM
'tis a lovely, perfectly composed image. the varying patterns, the deep, rich blacks, the birght whites, the gorgeous mid-tones, mmm, scrummy.
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03/03/2007 09:29:18 AM
Just wanted you to know you got totally robbed on this. I gave it a 9. One of my favorites of the last Free Study. The mood it evokes, the sense of space, and the lines are fantastic. Keep on shooting, girl :-)
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02/14/2007 05:02:29 PM
This is a beautifully detailed photograph and it mixes a curious combination of urban starkness and repeating details with quiet contemplation. Very nice.
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02/09/2007 01:03:16 AM
This was actually one of my higher rated photos in the challenge. A very good capture. The tonality is terrific. The little details in the image make it special. And the lighting, nearly flawless. This encompasses everything you see in fine art, and should have been rated much higher.
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02/08/2007 06:47:01 PM
Wonderful black and white Deb - excellent composition ma'am!
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02/08/2007 05:07:44 PM
beautiful capture, underrated imo.
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02/08/2007 01:13:22 PM
How did you capture a Wiesbaden train station looking so empty! This has such a striking look to it! And very much with your style. I think your photos are very dpc-friendly! Artistic photography for sure!

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02/08/2007 01:13:01 PM
You only get a short comment because you didn't score less than 5.5 silly.

Is your monitor calibrated? I see you mention more "detail in the ceilings". On my monitor (calibrated just last week), I see almost nothing in the ceiling. You may have an overbright monitor.
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02/08/2007 09:58:09 AM
Hmmmm...where's that underrated thread when you need it!?! In case your interested I was the ten, it's a great photo!
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02/08/2007 08:20:20 AM
This is a really nice B&W. The stark contrast really works well here.
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02/08/2007 01:48:24 AM
Could easily be mistaken for a JJ or an e301. You know, I love your color shots but damn you're good with b/w. It may be your calling.
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02/08/2007 12:53:42 AM
I rather like this also. beautifull image
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02/08/2007 12:51:16 AM
This is terrific! I like the title - it really reflects the quiet tone, as you noted.
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02/08/2007 12:23:04 AM
I really like this one, the blacks are perfect and sharpness could not be better. Very eye catching!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/07/2007 11:10:20 PM
wow. this is right on the edge of how much you can obscure your subject and make it tiny, and yet still have it be the subject. And the edge, of course, is right where we want to be. 9
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02/07/2007 09:33:13 AM
Great shot, i really like it.
I think you've managed to capture the atmosphere so well with the exposure settings.
I love the composition, and how the only person there is partially hidden behind the partition. I think this deserves to place very highly in my opinion.
Well done.
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02/06/2007 08:52:48 AM
The ones you like a lot are always the hardest to pinpoint what you like the most about. The b&w conversion is awesome, but maybe it's the near empty scene with just a hint of life that give this its charm. Well done!
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02/02/2007 06:36:59 PM
I like the contrast with the windows and the room
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02/01/2007 12:26:34 AM
such strong horizontal ines displayed here, I love the deep black tones.
Should do well but not sure if it will,
9 and fav
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