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Challenge: Where's Waldo? III (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC for Canon
Location: Alleyways, Magnolia Arkansas
Date: Jun 24, 2007
Aperture: f/22
ISO: 100
Shutter: 30seconds
Galleries: Cityscape, Emotive
Date Uploaded: Jun 24, 2007

been in a somewhat "down" mood i guess you could say lately, and can't get motivated for a good shot...went riding around with my dog Ali (see my pet portrait "windows to the soul) and thought of this show. it'll either bomb or do well...don't see anywhere in the middle. i edited it quickly on my laptop, but don't know how well i did, but i love it. maybe mid 6, probably low 5 :P

hope you enjoy

processing:
ran through photomatix pro single raw file conversion (two different conversions..dark, brighter..used both (same file) in layers in ps cs3
imagenomic noiseware pro(weaker noise setting)
patched flares on the street
patched a few dust boogers :D
shadow highlights
crop
vignette filter
worked on light "flare" with dodging/burning and patch-work
levels...
contrasts layers
Distortion->lens correction...straightened the "horizon" through the straight line tool
selective dodge and burn here and there
resize
smart sharpen
canvas resize w/ white (relative) 15 pixels for border
save for web
done

wow, top 20...i was not expecting this! thanks everyone for the great comments! i really appreciate it. thanks again!!

Statistics
Place: 19 out of 150
Avg (all users): 6.3807
Avg (commenters): 7.4400
Avg (participants): 6.2500
Avg (non-participants): 6.4380
Views since voting: 2077
Views during voting: 392
Votes: 197
Comments: 30
Favorites: 0


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07/04/2007 07:45:11 PM
thank you all so very much for the great comments, i really do appreciate it...graphicfunk, your messages always mean the world. thanks everyone so much!
07/04/2007 03:10:06 PM
A most impressive image as it pops up for voting. The warm tones gives it that extra visual lift. Deserving of even higher placement. Congratulations on your top 20 finish.
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07/02/2007 11:57:43 AM
Congrats with this top 20, a lovely image
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07/02/2007 12:17:56 AM
This was one of my only two 9's... I love the mood.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/01/2007 10:31:49 PM
I really like the star effects on the lights. The tones in this shot are very warm and appealing and good job hiding Waldo in the foreground!
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07/01/2007 09:19:49 AM
Light & Insight! :)
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06/30/2007 12:08:24 PM
Dark, eerie, suspenseful... I like this image. Oh yeah, nice blending of 'Waldo'. :D
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06/30/2007 03:13:18 AM
Almost too easy to find
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06/29/2007 04:59:53 PM
Amazing processing on this image. A well-hidden Waldo too. Nice atmosphere. 10
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06/29/2007 12:05:06 AM
I cannot tell - i'm guessing front left here? Nice dark tones and you are brave for hiding in the dark alley lol.
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06/29/2007 12:04:01 AM
Something is screaming at me to press the 10 button - 10
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06/28/2007 01:27:57 PM
I like how he blends in with pipes and meters and such.
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06/28/2007 12:12:51 PM
I love your post-editing here, and the gold and purple colors are wonderful. Great image!
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06/27/2007 09:55:45 PM
Cool flare effect from the lights. Nice job.
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06/27/2007 04:52:45 PM
Possibly the only time I have felt slightly menaced by a Waldo. Nice lighting and starburst, the shot kind off transcends waldo and goes into a terrific urban scene
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06/27/2007 02:17:05 PM
The light and colours here are exceptional. One of my favourite shots so far.
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06/26/2007 03:49:50 PM
Waldo's not too important here for me; this image stands on its own. The light star bursts add a really special element to this image, driving the eye down the ally. What's there, what's coming, or what's leaving? Why is Waldo just standing there? Questions questions . . . nicely shot and processed image, with strong composition, coloring and lighting. 8.
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06/26/2007 03:15:05 PM
Nice night shot.
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06/26/2007 01:32:33 PM
i see you! nice job blending in with the dark shadows...
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06/26/2007 12:48:44 PM
love the light stars... neat composition and even though Waldo is easy to find it is an interesting image to look at. Well done
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06/26/2007 08:48:35 AM
Very good night scene with a Wally well placed. ;-Þ
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06/25/2007 08:06:38 PM
great job with the lighting
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06/25/2007 07:29:50 PM
Gotta love that flare. Excellent night shot, congrats on a job well done :)
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06/25/2007 07:22:39 PM
Great composition and very subtle subject lighting. Nicely done. I like the processing too.
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06/25/2007 06:50:35 PM
This is my vote for the blue ribbon. Absolutely wonderful in every way.
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06/25/2007 04:31:06 PM
cool night shot, you did a good job of controlling the noise
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06/25/2007 12:57:06 PM
Nice job of hiding, cool shot :-)
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06/25/2007 08:37:29 AM
Love the composition. It kinda reminds me of my old town in Barberton, Ohio. Great lighting, and nice job hiding waldo in the shadows.
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06/25/2007 08:35:07 AM
Cool night shot. I could even find "waldo" without using my magnifying glasses. LOL
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06/25/2007 01:17:44 AM
Yes, he's pretty hard to spot!
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