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Challenge: Immovable (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Nikon AF Fisheye-Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8G IF-ED DX
Location: Toronto, Ontario (CN Tower)
Date: Sep 7, 2008
Aperture: f/13
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Humorous, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Sep 7, 2008

I just purchased a Nikon 10.5mm Fisheye lens and this was a PERFECT opportunity to use it!!! I have seen this lens used to do these cool effects and had been dying to get one for this type of picture... the lens just came in the mail on Friday... JUST IN TIME =)... i had some better ones, BUT they were shot on a diagonal so it would be awkward to submit them... this was the best of the batch... it was just before sunset, so i needed to use a flash to light myself (the sun is behind the Sky Dome... or as some have come to know it, the Rogers Center... but to me it will always be the Sky Dome...) I used a SB-600 with a Gary Fong Lightsphere... at this moment (Sunday Night) there are only 14 submissions... so i'm really looking foreword to seeing the results... Most of the members are entering the shallow DOF challenge... we will see... I'm not expecting a ribbon, but i am hoping for a 5.7 or higher... but i'm really not sure...

[Sep. 14th, 2008 03:57:22 PM]

Here is the original for those who are interested... you can see that the cropping really helped with the effect...
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And, here is an out take:
' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/95000-99999/96614/120/721253.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/95000-99999/96614/120/721253.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

I am currently adding this during voting... and I have noticed that some feel that the pic is oversaturated... For this type of pic, I think it looks good... and there are way more comments saying that they like the sky... but everyone is entitled to their own opinion... ALSO... don't forget... I am shooting into the sunset and the camera is angled up with a fisheye lens, so the top of the image shows the sky Directly above me, sooo this would make the sky much deeper up there... bla bla bla...


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WOOO HOOO!!!

I must have hit the update button over a million times this week!!! Thanks for all the amazing comments!!! I couldn't have done it without the help of my Fiance!!!

I'm going to have a hard time beating my new PB!!!

Thanks for all the votes!!!


yea...yea..yea.. over did it with the saturation... BUT I still like it like this... =)

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 53
Avg (all users): 6.8619
Avg (commenters): 7.6296
Avg (participants): 6.5278
Avg (non-participants): 6.9024
Views since voting: 7497
Views during voting: 743
Votes: 333
Comments: 75
Favorites: 9 (view)


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09/19/2008 07:53:01 AM
Congrats on your ribbon and PB Eric. As I said I think this is wonderful and agree with you, the saturation levels are great- ;-)
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09/18/2008 08:32:50 PM
yeah yeah you overdid the saturation but dpc generally LOVES heavy saturation, so sucks to be them! Well done, great shot of the CN tower, and if you ever want to sell the fisheye let me know :-)
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09/18/2008 12:32:33 PM
What a great reward to make the purchase of that new lens worth it, right? CONGRATULATIONS. This is really a clever idea and you pulled it off flawlessly! Fantastic job!!!

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09/17/2008 09:35:52 PM
I knew this would place! Congrats!
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09/17/2008 05:35:34 PM
Congratulations on your Red Ribbon, great idea and use of the new lens. :)
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09/17/2008 05:23:06 PM
Wow! A ribbon! Congrats, Eric!
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09/17/2008 04:39:14 PM
CONGRATS! I absolutely loved this pic. I even called my girlfriend downstairs to see it when I was voting! It's also nice to see some home territory make it into the challenges.
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09/17/2008 02:25:07 PM
I've been in that tower quite a few times, I once took an interesting shot of it with my film camera, way back.
Nice picture, my first was a blue ribbon. Next thing you know you'll be trying to pull a CNN Engine off it's tracks. You've got the fisheye power.
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09/17/2008 01:32:43 PM
Now why didn't I think of that :/
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09/17/2008 01:16:00 PM
WTG, Eric! Congrats on your ribbon and new PB. I really liked this image during voting. It's different and very interestingly done.
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09/17/2008 09:03:55 AM
congrats on your ribbon! :-)
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09/17/2008 08:56:02 AM
knew this would ribbon...thoroughly deserved...I'll chime in and congratulate you on your first ribbon and PB...excellent
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09/17/2008 07:42:07 AM
Congrats on the ribbon and PB Eric. I was thinking about this after I voted and I think this photo needs you holding some kind of giant ACME/Wile Coyote-style magnet :-)

I still think this is oversaturated but extremely creative and I'm pleased that creativity won out in the end :-)
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09/17/2008 06:31:19 AM
Congrats on a new personal best and your first ribbon.
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09/17/2008 03:48:49 AM
Congrats on the ribbon and personal best!
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09/17/2008 01:50:54 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon, Eric! Very cool shot!
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09/17/2008 12:34:59 AM
Originally posted by Prash:

This is in top 3 for me. Great angle, great depiction, great composition, great color fidelity. Nothing to complain about here. I give it a 10.


I am glad you made it to top 3. You had the highest score from me:-)
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09/17/2008 12:34:07 AM
Well done on your ribbon and personal best! :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/16/2008 05:36:34 PM
Wonderful color, neat idea...well done!
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09/15/2008 11:41:47 PM
Fun application of a fisheye. Be careful not to let go.
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09/15/2008 07:18:16 PM
very creative..a bit oversaturated though
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09/15/2008 03:01:00 AM
Great and different effect. Something different that still meets the callenge. Composition is really good.
Most of the colours are great. The brigth green works. I think maybe the sky is a little overdone, goving it an unatural colour.
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09/15/2008 02:04:06 AM
I like this shot except that it is a bit oversaturated imo:)
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09/14/2008 11:35:12 PM
Very creative. A bit oversaturated for my taste, but well done
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09/14/2008 11:30:57 PM
Very creative! Nice!
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09/14/2008 09:57:56 PM
Nice use of the lens. Colours are strong... perhaps a little too much on the saturation (notice the blue halo at the back of the green t-shirt). I'm picking this for a red or yellow ribbon. Well done!
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09/14/2008 07:18:01 AM
Great use of fisheye. :).
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09/14/2008 03:42:05 AM
Striking and clever use of a fisheye lens!
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09/14/2008 03:25:40 AM
Best one I've seen!!
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09/13/2008 07:19:09 PM
another one that displays great thought.well done.
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09/13/2008 05:33:47 PM
Cool use of a fisheye lens, and nice cropping to go with it. Very creative.
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09/13/2008 01:25:40 PM
thats the best one i have seen I hope you win!!! (10)
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09/13/2008 09:58:19 AM
This will win.
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09/12/2008 09:36:04 PM
well executed
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09/12/2008 02:11:25 PM
Fit Challenge Criteria: 1/2
Contrast/Color: 1/2
Composition: 2/2
Photo Quality: 1/2
My Subjective Affinity: 2/2

Very creative idea. I like the fisheye look on this. It would have been nice to have more time to set up with a rope, stiffened with a wire perhaps, and held in the sky, giving the appearance of being attached to the building. The colors are way oversaturated, and most of the clouds have completely lost all detail in the highlights.
09/12/2008 01:24:59 PM
THATS VERy CREATiVE. i LOVE THE BLUE.
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09/12/2008 10:55:33 AM
Great colors.
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09/12/2008 09:02:25 AM
Very clever! :-) Good idea. Good execution.
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09/11/2008 03:33:42 PM
Looks great. A clever usse of the fish eye lens.
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09/11/2008 03:26:00 PM
a little heavy on the saturation for my taste. Neat idea though.
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09/11/2008 12:00:17 PM
Great colour and composition. I find the sky a bit bright for me.
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09/11/2008 11:13:05 AM
really great idea.. amazing picture..
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09/11/2008 10:36:52 AM
Interesting photo, great colors.
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09/11/2008 09:55:37 AM
good use of fisheye!
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09/11/2008 09:47:50 AM
Toronto, what a great city! I love this, great angle and well executed. Sky is awesome.
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09/11/2008 07:59:34 AM
very clever using the fish eye to achieve the effect you have. But the blue and green are way too bright for me.
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09/11/2008 06:46:17 AM
Gotta be the blue!! ;) Really great shot, clear and sharp, great colours, wonderful composition and perfectly executed idea, well done.
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09/11/2008 06:38:46 AM
Now this is awesome, great colours and a fantastic idea!
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09/11/2008 04:36:38 AM
Very clever shot. Well taken.
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09/11/2008 01:15:50 AM
Very creative use of a lens :) I love the colours you have working in this shot. Who would have thought green and blue would look so well together? :) Good luck!!! :)
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09/11/2008 01:11:44 AM
Love how the distortion made this work. A bit oversaturated for my liking. But still have a top finisher here!
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09/10/2008 10:37:27 PM
wow, you made immovable movable ;) nice!
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09/10/2008 08:01:42 PM
I thought the idea was to show something that CAN'T be moved - it looks like you're doing a great job of moving this though! :-)Fun fisheye and processing though!
CJ
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09/10/2008 06:00:40 PM
Now thats funny....
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09/10/2008 02:08:43 PM
Clever. Nice colors.
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09/10/2008 01:40:40 PM
This stands out from all others--good use of the lens, but it didn't need the colors "jacked" way out of whack.
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09/10/2008 01:38:38 PM
Very creative.
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09/10/2008 01:08:20 PM
Great shot. I love the fisheye effect for this shot. I can almost see the rope.
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09/10/2008 01:05:23 PM
Great shot! The blues you brought out in the sky are wonderful!
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09/10/2008 12:54:40 PM
I like this, creative. But the colors are too over saturated IMHO.
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09/10/2008 12:12:11 PM
that is sweet
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09/10/2008 12:10:37 PM
clever, nice comp.
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09/10/2008 10:55:49 AM
Nice concept.
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09/10/2008 10:51:32 AM
Nice use of the fisheye. If you'd had a ladder with someone out of camera holding a rope towards the tower,... Or a Yuri Geller type pose...
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09/10/2008 10:40:54 AM
Great concept and I always like the fisheye. I've just never seen a sky this color - colors are too reved up for my liking.
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09/10/2008 09:22:53 AM
very cool
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09/10/2008 08:57:46 AM
Great idea and well exacuted. Nice quality. (not voting yet)o.k. here I am, voting now, I really like how you've used this technique to capture this for the challenge, the colors are also nice, and he is right on with his hands pointed toward the tower, my pick for top 3, 10.
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09/10/2008 08:48:14 AM
Great idea, and I like the composition, and the effect you have achieved. However, and I say this in the nicest way possible, your saturation levels border on obnoxious. Actually, I think they cross the line, but I bet you will do really well.
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09/10/2008 07:44:47 AM
That's fun !
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09/10/2008 05:08:35 AM
good use the curve...
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09/10/2008 03:24:29 AM
Interesting and original. I really like this.
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09/10/2008 03:05:30 AM
Creative and well executed. The pp is a bit strong though as the colors seem over saturated, especially on the sky.
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09/10/2008 02:33:43 AM
bright idea!! love it...8
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09/10/2008 02:27:15 AM
This is in top 3 for me. Great angle, great depiction, great composition, great color fidelity. Nothing to complain about here. I give it a 10.
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09/10/2008 12:13:25 AM
Good Idea!
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