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City Lights  :  Times Square
2nd PlaceCity Lights : Times Square
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Color in Black and White (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D2H
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM for Nikon
Date: Sep 22, 2008
Aperture: 22
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1 sec
Galleries: Cityscape, Urban
Date Uploaded: Sep 22, 2008

This is my original

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Wow, really, really happy to get a ribbon for this.

I had my car with me in the city and my tripod inside so I figured I'd go drive around NYC around 1 a.m. just because I never get to do so. Set it up in Times Square, which is surprisingly busy even on random nights. I chose this image b/c somehow some of the people were frozen while the cars were blurred, I liked the energy.

Post-Processing: Shadow/Highlight work to tone down the bright lights and get some more contrast. I had to crop it very tight top to bottom b/c there wasn't much of interest in those areas. I really like the wide-angle look it gave. Then just some curves, resize, USM, s4w.

Thank you for all the votes and comments and faves, it was a complete surprise to see this do well.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 240
Avg (all users): 6.8343
Avg (commenters): 8.6667
Avg (participants): 6.5231
Avg (non-participants): 7.0288
Views since voting: 7186
Views during voting: 321
Votes: 169
Comments: 48
Favorites: 21 (view)


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10/08/2008 12:58:11 AM
fantastic you got the DQ lifted
thought it was a bit harsh too . congrats on the red finally :)
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10/07/2008 05:20:56 PM
you're back!!! AWESOME!
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10/07/2008 10:25:02 AM
Nice perspective.
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10/07/2008 12:27:53 AM
Glad this wasnt Dq'ed. its an amazing shot and its very worthy of the front page!
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10/06/2008 07:35:51 PM
Glad to see it reinstated.
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10/06/2008 07:25:47 PM
Excellent! You b-slapped me back to 6th place! Your image is very deserving, well done.
10/06/2008 04:38:06 PM
Glad you got back to the front page. This is an amazing image. Congratulations on the ribbon.
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10/06/2008 03:49:44 PM
Yes! I can "see" the color in the black and white version. Great concept, executed to perfection! CONGRATULATIONS!
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10/06/2008 02:20:07 PM
Hey, at least now you get twice the attention (well deserved, of course!) ;)
Congrats, congrats :D
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10/06/2008 01:41:24 PM
So do you get 2 ribbons now....Lol. Ribbon or not, Great shot!!!
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10/06/2008 01:30:25 PM
Originally posted by skewsme:

Glad to see that everything got, um, straightened out ;-)


haha. Yeah very happy to be back up here.
10/06/2008 12:54:11 PM
Glad to see that everything got, um, straightened out ;-)
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10/06/2008 12:44:19 PM
Glad to see this back in its proper place. Congrats.
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10/06/2008 11:03:02 AM
yay - glad to see it was reinstated! It's a gorgeous shot and looks spectacular in black and white. Perfect for the theme. Congrats on the ribbon!
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10/06/2008 10:54:23 AM
WHOO HOO! You got it back!
Is this a first for dpc?
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10/06/2008 02:03:51 AM

I think they should give you your ribbon back!
A discussion of your picture DQ

Message edited by author 2008-10-06 02:05:58.
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10/05/2008 04:28:44 AM
Congrats on the Red, Adam! Another awesome shot to add to your stellar portfolio ! Well done :O)
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10/05/2008 01:54:21 AM
A very deserving ribbon :) Well done
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10/04/2008 05:57:44 AM
hey adam, i just noticed this excellent photograph on my home page ..
CONGRATULATIONS on your ribbon .. its a very very brilliant image .. :)
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10/03/2008 07:36:31 AM
Excellent shot.
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10/02/2008 04:22:57 PM
yeah, this shot definitely kicks some serious a$$!!
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10/02/2008 02:13:21 PM
Great shot m8. Wondering around the city at 1am ;). You know how we can usually do things others wouldn't like wake up much too early to get a shot or even trespass... all marks of a true photog. I also really like the inclusion of the kodak screen there.
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10/01/2008 02:10:06 PM
A big congrats Adam on an excellent image. It just says "Wow!" when you look at it.
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10/01/2008 10:10:56 AM
Nice shot.
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10/01/2008 08:34:47 AM
Such great colour on this one! Whoomph... it gets to you right away. Glad I did not think of this one and steal your thunder. Congrats, Adam.
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10/01/2008 08:15:00 AM
excellent fulfillment of the challenge. how rare to see a ribbon so well deserved, and twice in one challenge!
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10/01/2008 07:16:23 AM
I don't think the border matches the picture and it's a bit bold but the picture itself is very strong and good. Congrats getting the red.
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10/01/2008 04:42:11 AM
You got it... just the right contrast
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10/01/2008 03:53:37 AM
Your images of NYC make me jealous!!! That 10-20mm Sigma is a dream isn't it? Congrats Adam
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10/01/2008 03:40:29 AM
Oh look, Adams at it again, must be the olympics *WINK* well done mate
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10/01/2008 01:08:08 AM
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10/01/2008 12:47:28 AM
Let's see, you're driving around Times Square at 01:00AM with camera and tripod and you want to know if it is safe to shoot where? LOL! Anyway it's a super image and I would love to see a larger version if you got one on line somewhere. Very vibrant for a black white...the colors must have been awesome! Glad to see you got the Kodak display in....wonder who was POTD that day? Big congrats on your red, Adam!
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10/01/2008 12:45:50 AM
The coloured neon hits me immediately, congratulations!
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10/01/2008 12:45:19 AM
Adam congratulation on the red, well done!!!
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10/01/2008 12:08:28 AM
Yeah Adam! Great job. Congrats on the Ribbon!
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10/01/2008 12:05:08 AM
Adam, congrats!!! :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/30/2008 10:26:26 PM
Awesome!!!! Makes me want to go to New York! 10
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09/26/2008 05:31:34 PM
Nice!
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09/25/2008 08:31:33 PM
Well, the square is colourful. Photo is good and very busy, which also portrays colour and movement.
Not sure that the wide black border top and bottom quite works.
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09/24/2008 10:33:04 PM
Excellent, Very Original in style.
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09/24/2008 05:44:47 PM
this looks great in black and white.. im sure it is even more stunning in color.. nice work 10
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09/24/2008 04:05:30 PM
I dont know how you made it, but it´s awesome, 8
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09/24/2008 12:54:10 PM
Like this a lot. Bit less border and bit more shot would make it even better for me 8
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09/24/2008 11:25:56 AM
wow, impressive! Please provide details on how you did this!
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09/24/2008 10:35:17 AM
this is cool with all the lights
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09/24/2008 10:00:22 AM
Wow, beautiful beautiful shot. Fits challenge well. 7.
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09/24/2008 07:10:40 AM
I'd love to see this in a larger format. Sure says "color" to me.
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09/24/2008 12:28:02 AM
Nice. Like the wide angle and the border.
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