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A Bridge Too Close
A Bridge Too Close
meyers


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Challenge: Urban Landscapes II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: Chicago, IL
Date: Aug 13, 2007
Aperture: f/4.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 4s
Galleries: Cityscape
Date Uploaded: Aug 12, 2007

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I was using my wide angle lens, and couldn't do anything on site to fix the parallax (nor could I in post processing, under Basic rules). In Photoshop, I cropped and rotated the image, applied simple levels, curves, and bumped up the saturation a bit, USM, and resized.

[Post challenge] Woo! I thought I might get a 6 from this, but very nearly got a 7! Here's the shot that this entry replaced; I think it might have ended in the 5.2 range.
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Statistics
Place: 7 out of 176
Avg (all users): 6.9343
Avg (commenters): 7.8333
Avg (participants): 6.8983
Avg (non-participants): 6.9481
Views since voting: 2002
Views during voting: 333
Votes: 213
Comments: 24
Favorites: 3 (view)


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09/04/2007 05:34:12 PM
Congratulations on a top ten, this is a great shot, with an attractive golden glow. I think the border works well with this.
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08/23/2007 08:43:57 AM
The wide angle distortion gives the photo a feeling of grandeur, which nicely complements the golden lights of the city. And the bridge forms a lovely diagonal too. Gorgeous urban shot. Congrats on a top 10 finish - it's well deserved :)
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08/22/2007 03:57:52 PM
I knew this was you! Wonderful photo. You managed to capitalize on the Chicago feel in one shot. Terrific work.
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08/22/2007 01:40:26 PM
This is just fantastic! Great shot!!
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08/22/2007 11:10:40 AM
Rob - congrats on your top 10 finish with this amazing photo! It's very sharp for a 4s exposure. I think you definitely chose the right entry on this one :-)
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08/22/2007 10:21:31 AM
This photo -- how can it not be in the top 3! It is breathtaking!

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08/22/2007 12:57:45 AM
Great Job! I meant to enter this challenge...but then forgot. Glad to see you held it down for Chicago. Congrats on your top 10, and personal best.

Maya
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08/22/2007 12:44:40 AM
Beautiful shot. I really like the gold reflection. Congratulations on your PB and a top 10 finish. I gave you an 9, and for what it's worth, I scored this higher than the three ribbon winners.
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08/22/2007 12:40:40 AM
I used to work in the building on the right in the foreground (startup company, yes our office suite was a condo).

Nice shot, always a good location.

Message edited by author 2007-08-22 00:41:00.
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08/22/2007 12:33:56 AM
Nice job Rob. I immediately pegged this as either you or Maya. Congrats on a great finish!
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08/22/2007 12:27:50 AM
Congrats, Rob! Wow - top 10 and your personal best. It's a beautiful shot.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/20/2007 09:13:15 PM
I'm conflicted on this photo. I can't decide if the distortion at the top adds or detracts from the image. In the end I gave you a good score.
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08/20/2007 02:24:14 PM
This is wonderful! Great job. I like the title too.
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08/20/2007 08:47:57 AM
it's a good picture, i like that you have the bridge in the picture, as it seperates it from all of the other city pictures.
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08/19/2007 02:29:12 PM
love the reflections in this shot
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08/18/2007 05:38:20 AM
Great title, and I really like the perspective. Gold tones are nice as well.
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08/17/2007 02:47:14 AM
nice night shot! 8
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08/15/2007 06:50:18 PM
gorgeous!
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08/15/2007 05:41:07 PM
Dang -- that's a fine photo! Wouldn't be surprised to see this in the Top 3.
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08/15/2007 04:03:48 PM
Wow! Perfectly exposed nighttime photo. 10 from me!
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08/15/2007 09:58:09 AM
Nice capture. The colors are great.
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08/15/2007 08:29:55 AM
great exposure and wonderful image of Chicago...8
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08/15/2007 06:53:02 AM
Interesting touch of blue neon in this warm nightscape.
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08/15/2007 01:59:59 AM
Very nice image. Those buildings on the sidelines almost look as if they are falling :) 7
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