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Challenge: Free Study 2007-05 (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II
Location: London, England
Date: May 9, 2007
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/640 second
Galleries: Architecture
Date Uploaded: May 25, 2007

Here's the obligitory London Eye photo that every DPC member must take when in London! I tried to get a perspective that wasn't the typical "night shot down the tree lined lane" but the weather didn't help. The day was very overcast hence the abundance of clouds.

Editing Steps:
Convert from RAW in steps of -2, -1.5, -.5, 0, .5, 1, 1.5, 2
Tone map
Lens correction filter to mostly straighten wheel
Neat Image
Clone out building in background
Dodge/Burn
Contrast +13
Selective Colour, Blues: Yellow +36
Levels: 12, 0.92, 248
With building masked off
* "s" curve
With building and wheel masked off
* "s" curve
* Contrast +7
With everything but building masked off
* Saturation +37
Saturation -100

Post Challenge:
Well, I never expected such a score from this image and a top 10 in a Free Study is fab. I wonder how much not levelling the horizon cost me? A 7 or a top 5 perhaps? Oh well. It is actually level but because the river curves it looks to be crooked. I should have rotated it a little but.

Statistics
Place: 9 out of 617
Avg (all users): 6.9023
Avg (commenters): 7.5909
Avg (participants): 6.9197
Avg (non-participants): 6.8378
Views since voting: 22045
Views during voting: 284
Votes: 174
Comments: 31
Favorites: 9 (view)


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06/10/2007 11:44:59 AM
Very Very Nice!! Great job and congrats on top ten finish!
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06/09/2007 06:21:31 PM
I think your shot is awesome as is the editing and I agree it is a shot every photographer must take.
I just wanted to point out that you are allowed to sell pics of the London Eye unless you have written permission from BA themselves. By selling a print here DPChallenge could face legal action as well as yourselves.
But I'm sure you've taken all the ness precautions :D
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06/08/2007 10:21:27 AM
Terrific finish!!!
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06/08/2007 09:57:49 AM
I haven't seen this perspective. It's beautiful! Your processing is glorious!

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06/08/2007 06:17:31 AM
Nuzzer... you're kicking some serious scores these days. Nice shot and awesome PP. Congrats on the FS top ten, not an easy feat!
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06/08/2007 12:33:11 AM
excellent image, good placement.
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06/08/2007 12:12:03 AM
Gerry: outstanding in every way with great spatial feel. Congratulations on your top ten finish.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/07/2007 08:09:54 PM
this is imo a little to busy
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06/07/2007 02:21:09 PM
stunning sky and contrast on the wheel and building
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06/07/2007 03:52:51 AM
Great sky and very nice tonal range.
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06/06/2007 03:31:36 PM
very dramatic and ominous looking. it does feel like it needs to be rotated just a hair to the left, though maybe my chair is crooked again
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06/05/2007 04:13:56 PM
Nice take on this landmark.
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06/04/2007 09:22:59 PM
Love the dark feel to this. I really like this, but it seems a bit tilted, just a bit I suppose
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06/04/2007 08:04:28 PM
Amazing! Love the frame & the picture. Great job.
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06/04/2007 02:23:33 PM
Lots of drama in those clouds that's for sure. Very nice contrast, the details are all well emphasized because of it. Well done!
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06/04/2007 11:14:28 AM
I love how dark and ominous the sky is in contrast to the cheery atmosphere that the ferris wheel would represent. Great photo!
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06/03/2007 06:20:07 PM
WOW, this is really stunning image. PP is fantastic. 10
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06/03/2007 04:41:43 PM
Really beautiful use of b&w - the clouds are amazing and the tonal range is gorgeous. May just be me, but the horizon looks a little crooked. 8.
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06/03/2007 03:47:52 PM
very dramatic sky and wonderful in B&W. good texture and detail.
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06/03/2007 03:47:04 PM
Stunning sky, great perspective
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06/03/2007 12:31:42 PM
nice processing, very crisp
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06/03/2007 12:38:16 AM
Wow nice processing
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06/02/2007 01:14:32 PM
Very dramatic...well seen.
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06/02/2007 10:24:13 AM
Nice editing and very interesting combo of sky, wheel, beautiful building and water! What a find! Well done!
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06/02/2007 10:13:58 AM
Great detail and intresting sky. good job.
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06/02/2007 02:27:30 AM
fantastic detail and great timing
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06/01/2007 11:27:56 PM
We see this landmark all the time but the HDR and BW combined just gives it so much depth and character. I love it. The sky rocks.
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06/01/2007 08:09:09 PM
Great composition and tonal control but the HDR has pushed this one a little too far. 7
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06/01/2007 09:00:59 AM
Lovely shot of the Eye, not quite sure how much dodging and burning went on with the sky given the weather we have been having recent but it looks wonderfully ominous
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06/01/2007 08:31:15 AM
This would have looked better in color.
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06/01/2007 03:20:39 AM
Like it alot.. looks like it was taken 30 years ago..

great atmosphere
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