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Challenge: Upside Down III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D2H
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM for Nikon
Location: Central Park, NYC
Date: Oct 13, 2008
Aperture: 8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 30
Galleries: Cityscape, Urban
Date Uploaded: Oct 13, 2008



[Oct. 21st, 2008 03:10:19 PM]

Taken from the Gastow bridge around after dusk in the SE corner of Central Park.

Walked around Central Park for this challenge, with the object of finding a cool reflection shot, as that was as far as my creativity would lead me for the this challenge.

I've been all over the park but I have never noticed this view. And this is another reason why I love DPC, because for as much as I would love to think that my creativity is boundless and that I am driven by the art of photography to go out and take pictures at all times, sometimes I'm too busy to uphold that ideal, and sometimes I just wouldn't think of an idea unless I was prompted by a topic.

In this instance, I probably would not have been wandering the park with my tripod at night unless I was looking for reflections. So once in while you find success in things that you're 'forced' to shoot, and from there you grow. So thank you DPC!

The Shot: Set up my tripod on top of the bridge wall, where it stood very precariously as I angled the lens to catch the scene. The viewfinder was high above my head so I was just blindly adjusting and taking shots until I finally fit the entire scene in.

PP: The D2h SUCKS at low light shots. It really does, in fact, the revised D2hs remedied the defects to some extent. The colors come out crazy, the noise is unbearable, it's all just wacky. So I played a lot with the colors in PS:Bridge to get some cool blues and such. Lightened the shadows and darkened the highlights, to try to balance out the 2 halves as they were so different in exposure. Then in CS3, Shad/High to again balance the 2 halves, curves, some play with the colors, Resize, USM, Neat Image (a lot b/c of noise), USM, s4w

Thank you for the votes and comments!

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 170
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Avg (commenters): 8.0000
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Views since voting: 8140
Views during voting: 305
Votes: 175
Comments: 30
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10/27/2008 03:19:03 PM
Hi, Love this picture but did not vote during the challenge. It prompted me to look at your other pics of NY and they're also great. (I plan to get there someday) Congrats on your previous ribbon for city lights, which you posted the original for (in color). How about posting the original for this one? Cheers!
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10/25/2008 08:11:04 PM
Stunning! and well deserved ribbon... congrats :o)
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10/23/2008 09:42:02 PM
Excellent image. This was definitely worth the effort. Congrats on your third place win!
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10/22/2008 11:55:14 PM
Very nicely done, and what a great concept... again. ;-P

Congrats on completing your matched set of ribbon pairs!
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10/22/2008 09:44:08 PM
A great concept...thanks for sharing the details. I love the idea, and you pulled this off so nicely. Congrats on the yellow.
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10/22/2008 07:51:33 PM
Stunning image. Congrats on your ribbon.
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10/22/2008 01:44:26 PM
Congratulations on a well deserved ribbon! Beautiful shot!
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10/22/2008 01:18:39 PM
Congrats on your 3rd place finish.
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10/22/2008 12:57:57 PM
Congrats on the yellow ribbon!
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10/22/2008 09:23:07 AM
Big congrats on the yellow, Andrew.
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10/22/2008 08:57:22 AM
Congrats, Adam! :)
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10/22/2008 07:52:46 AM
Proficiat! Great image.
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10/22/2008 06:30:57 AM
Nice one... DPC does make one walk ;-)
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10/22/2008 05:50:16 AM
Fantastic finish Adam. A great shot!
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10/22/2008 05:15:03 AM
very nice, congrats
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10/22/2008 05:10:19 AM
Not ANOTHER blooming Ribbon?
10/22/2008 12:51:44 AM
Congrats on yellow !!
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10/22/2008 12:22:55 AM
The way to go!!! Congratulations!
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10/22/2008 12:07:02 AM
Another good choice my friend. Second and thrid, this is great!
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10/22/2008 12:05:42 AM
Damn we're good!! ;)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/21/2008 09:20:09 AM
nice one!
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10/19/2008 09:51:30 AM
Perfect title for this unique image. It's intriquing... one has to study it. It demands it. :) Good work.
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10/19/2008 07:18:42 AM
Wonderful shot, I love the reflection in this one.

If I had one gripe it would be that the middle of the image is REALLY busy, but overall still a very pleasing image to look at.

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10/18/2008 08:44:49 PM
Fantastic shot
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10/17/2008 12:59:04 PM
wow cool..great idea..nice work!!
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10/15/2008 06:03:19 PM
wow!
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10/15/2008 12:07:29 PM
ribbon winner for sure! 10 from me
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10/15/2008 07:13:16 AM
Is this really what the scene looked like? I like the shot, but it looks a little too good to be true.
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10/15/2008 04:27:46 AM
I like this shot a lot!!
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10/15/2008 12:12:48 AM
Nice.. but How?
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