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Rainbow walkway
Rainbow walkway
PaulE


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Challenge: Street Photography (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Singapore
Date: Feb 13, 2007
Aperture: F10
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/60
Date Uploaded: Feb 13, 2007

Okay, I really like this, and have high hopes for it (after my recent run of poor form). Hope I haven't overdone the curves, but it was necessary to get the feel I wanted. Not bad given that I leave for holiday tomorrow so circumstances allow me less than an hour of 'street photography' during the lunch break.

PP: RAW conversion focusing on getting the walls white, USM, curves, contrast mask, levels, neat-image, resize.
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Post challenge. Damn it feels good to do well. Thanks everyone for all the great comments.

Statistics
Place: 9 out of 288
Avg (all users): 6.8648
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 6.7250
Avg (non-participants): 7.0000
Views since voting: 3066
Views during voting: 482
Votes: 244
Comments: 39
Favorites: 7 (view)


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04/08/2010 05:51:33 AM
I like this one a lot. You nailed the timing of the shot.
03/04/2007 08:51:17 AM
Holy crap, nice shot!
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03/03/2007 08:38:52 PM
*Critique Club*

Wow how did I get so lucky! I was just glancing through the Street Challenge top photos and just loved this one because the colors really allowed it to stand out. Congratulations!

Well obviously I really think "Rainbow walkway" is an excellent choice for this challenge. The image really grabs the viewer between the vibrant colors and striking lines. I think the best thing is how natural this looks, I can see people spending several hours trying to achieve something like this.

I was looking over the comments and honestly I can see the suggestions that were made but I really don't think it would have changed my vote. This is just an awesome shot! Congrats again!!
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02/27/2007 10:34:15 AM
I think it turned out great. Lots to look at. Good tones too.
Great placement as well!
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02/27/2007 07:50:24 AM
This is a great photo and the colours are amazing. Congrats on the top 10!
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02/26/2007 03:20:12 AM
Great image and a top 10 finish. Well done. I love the composition and colours in this. Superb!
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02/26/2007 02:42:54 AM
Hit two more of your goals with this one - a fine shot it is. Congrats on a great score and a top ten!
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02/26/2007 12:10:41 AM
the only color top-10 finisher. you defied the odds. congrats.
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02/26/2007 12:07:42 AM
Congrats on ninth place. Love the colours.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/25/2007 04:40:38 PM
Nice colors!
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02/25/2007 07:29:08 AM
Such a fabulously colorful and fashionable image. Great work. Back to bump you up to 9.
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02/24/2007 02:04:31 PM
I can see this in a vogue magazine. Very nice shot of perspective and the colors are so vibrant.
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02/24/2007 08:30:52 AM
very nice...I could see this in a magazine or photo book...great job! (this one is my favorite so far)
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02/23/2007 10:18:51 PM
I love all the vibrant colors. Looks like the scene of a fashion shoot. Very well done.
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02/23/2007 10:52:26 AM
Love the colors! Added to favorites too! 10
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02/23/2007 09:17:59 AM
Great '70's ethic in this. Very stylish image.
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02/22/2007 07:27:35 PM
this would have been better if you had cloned out the fire hydrant.
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02/22/2007 04:03:37 PM
In addition to the obvious (the color, the hydrant, the girl) I like the mural just inside the orange arch.
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02/21/2007 06:16:17 PM
Like the colours and the pattern of the archways, very pleasing image.
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02/21/2007 01:59:10 PM
Great capture of colors!! Like it, nice job.
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02/20/2007 11:09:13 PM
not sure if this will help, but i'd find this shot more stimulating if the girl wasn't there. i find the oddness of the partial graphic body and the partial man's body at the other end facinating
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02/20/2007 07:20:49 PM
Interesting. I like the phase of the woman's movement, and I like the arches of the walkway. If there was someone exiting through one of the other arches, the shot would be completely surreal.

The sign on the top is too dominating. It would be better to cut part of it off when composing. Even more so because of the bright empty space above the arches. 7
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02/20/2007 11:24:57 AM
Great capture, love the colors.
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02/20/2007 09:47:01 AM
The colors are awesome. I love the girl...she looks like she's hurrying to get where she needs to go. Great comp.
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02/20/2007 01:41:07 AM
Wow. wonderful colors and composition. great work all around.
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02/19/2007 11:30:09 PM
wonderful colors. white is a little bright but still very nice. Good choice of subject(s).
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02/19/2007 10:25:52 PM
nice colors. wish there was something a little more dynamic going on.
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02/19/2007 10:16:13 PM
This has such great contrast and textures. I think this is worthy of the analysis of a crime scene or a classic painting. The tall heels, dress and big purse easily represent affluence and there seems to be a juxtaposition of the rugged landscape and the beautified architecture along with the silky dress and fragile footwear. The character is captured at the perfect moment as she enters a seemingly friendly world of shopping or something like it. The edge of the street is rough enough for us to wonder where she had to travel to get there. There is one element that I think adds an extra level of intrigue and that is the arm of an otherwise hidden person in the red quadrant. The stepping woman looks as if she's expecting something and definitely cannot see this mysterious character in the furthest niche. A viewer of this work may wonder: "is she being ambushed? - was she told to come here for a job interview and this guy set he up just to hold her captive and torture her for a randsom from her rich husband?"

Two things I might try on this: One would be to darken the interior of the building. The artwork inside the building sorta brings this back into reality and takes some drama out of it IMO and could be easilly removed by darkening that entire area. I also thing the fire hydrant could be removed although it might not be fun to do so I can't blame you for leaving it in. In fact, maybe the hydrant adds another element the could be analized by someone greater than myself. These are pretty picky ideas I realize so please understand that they are each only removing .5 from your overall score = 9.
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02/19/2007 04:13:12 PM
Nice colors and comp.Good job.
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02/19/2007 04:07:35 PM
Wow, what a great find, I love the range of colors, good luck
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02/19/2007 03:14:28 PM
One of my favourites and 1 of the 2 10's I gave out. The colours are beautiful.
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02/19/2007 01:35:30 PM
Wow, great colours and those arches really make a fantastic compositional image. Like the position of the woman entering an arch at the left and the details of the shop sign and fire hydrant break up the repetition.
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02/19/2007 12:03:48 PM
I love the feel of this one. With those bright vibrant colors and stark white.
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02/19/2007 11:11:19 AM
Love the colors and the capture. Very nicely composed, and sharpness and clarity are right on, on your subject. Nice work.
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02/19/2007 10:59:46 AM
i like this, very colourful.
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02/19/2007 10:29:42 AM
Love the colors. Her movement really is great.
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02/19/2007 03:17:05 AM
Beautiful building! That woman's long legs are perfect for this shot. Very striking. Wish you could have cloned that arm out.
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02/19/2007 02:28:57 AM
Beautifully composed and great instant to capture.
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02/19/2007 12:36:13 AM
Great image...love the composition
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