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Daylight Surreal Time

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Challenge: Time II (Advanced Editing V)
Collection: Challenges 2007
Camera: Nikon D70s
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Date: Mar 11, 2007
Aperture: f/ 8
ISO: 500
Shutter: 1/750
Galleries: Abstract, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Mar 11, 2007

Much as I hate Daylight Savings Time as a rule (and even more now that it is earlier and longer this year), I would not have been able to get this picture without it. We had a concert today (and the director and most of the choir have agreed never to do another concert on the day the clocks change....like singing on jet lag)and we left at 11:00AM for a 01:00PM call time. The concert had been moved up an hour and combined with the increase sun light in the late afternoon today, we got back in plenty of time for me to stand there in my tuxedo shooting the refractions of one of the clock faces of city hall in the windows of the PNC Building. Well....you do what you gotta do. Paparazzi shouts from passing cars were really not necessary. (and....I was so tired I forget to change the ISO from 500 from shooting earlier indoors....oy!)

Post: Convert from raw in PSElements 3.0 with a +0.33 exposure compensation. Distortion correction of the long sides. Save and re-open in PSP9 and corrected for pincushion distortion. Save and re-open in PSElements 3.0. Layer adjustments for levels, brightness/contrast and hue/saturation. Sharpen. Crop. Resize. Sharpen. Oh...I don't do borders....the black sides on this are parts of the building.

Place: 16 out of 170
Avg (all users): 6.2611
Avg (commenters): 7.4167
Avg (participants): 6.0606
Avg (non-participants): 6.4066
Views since voting: 985
Views during voting: 250
Votes: 157
Comments: 17
Favorites: 1 (view)

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03/19/2007 10:26:24 PM
This really captures how I feel about the early arrival of DST! I'm fractured and disjointed.
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03/19/2007 04:30:54 PM
Great eye for a fantastic time image!! Well done, congrats on the high placing!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/16/2007 02:21:54 AM
Nice picture -- a little disjoint for my taste.
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03/16/2007 12:12:08 AM
Very good & nice exposure - 9
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03/15/2007 06:45:01 PM
Looks great, and I like how it is frames.
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03/15/2007 11:53:31 AM
cool and a gerat idea!
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03/15/2007 11:48:55 AM
Wow! I love the distorted look to this image! Awesome job!
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03/14/2007 11:23:12 AM
I like this image, it is an interesting reflection and the lighting is excellent.
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03/13/2007 09:25:32 PM
Yeah. That's cool. Nice shot.
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03/13/2007 06:17:32 AM
Love this, very abstract and original. A niner.
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03/12/2007 08:39:06 PM
This haa a great "what do you see in the clouds?" thing going on.
Love the sharpness of the reflections.
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03/12/2007 04:36:38 PM
GREAT idea!!!
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03/12/2007 01:12:48 PM
Great idea. Beautiful image.
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03/12/2007 12:23:32 PM
strange but nice pic
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03/12/2007 10:49:54 AM
love the graphical take
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03/12/2007 08:28:31 AM
Very cool
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03/12/2007 07:20:54 AM
Dali would be proud!
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