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Twilight Vigil
Twilight Vigil

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Challenge: Free Study 2008-11 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: Hartshead Pike, Greater Manchester, England.
Date: Nov 16, 2008
ISO: 100
Galleries: Landscape, Rural
Date Uploaded: Nov 17, 2008

This is Hartshead Pike overlooking Ashton-Under-Lyne, Greater Manchester. Although I wasn't able to include it in this scene, you can actually see the centre of Manchester itself from up here with the Beetham tower visible on a clear day like today.

I followed the 'classical' rules of composition; using the rule of thirds to anchor the tower and make it my focal point, reinforced by the path as a lead in line. Quite basic really, but which works well in this scene. Then, Just a case of using photoshop to tone and saturate the image to my minds eye!

Used two exposures (land + sky) converted in lightroom and combined in CS2, with various adjustment layers to suit!

Unlikely to do anything as well as my last entry (The day slips away), but I like it! It has an emotional connection, as I grew up around these parts and it was nice to make a return to my old 'stomping' ground!!!

Place: 14 out of 417
Avg (all users): 6.6848
Avg (commenters): 7.9167
Avg (participants): 6.6724
Avg (non-participants): 6.7143
Views since voting: 1433
Views during voting: 263
Votes: 165
Comments: 14
Favorites: 5 (view)

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12/08/2008 08:45:08 PM
adding to faves, phenomenal, nailed everything here for me, very nice job.
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12/08/2008 08:20:33 PM
Your a Master with this style. Love it!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/07/2008 09:36:57 PM
What a beautiful image! I love the old style tower overlooking the modern life burgeoning below.
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12/07/2008 09:06:57 AM
This is absolutely gorgeous. I like the way the walk-way leads the viewer to the city.
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12/06/2008 09:29:05 PM
how very beatiful
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12/05/2008 11:30:33 PM
Excellent depth, lots to look at. Nice!
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12/05/2008 11:37:03 AM
An interesting and pleasing scene. The curved leading line moving diagonally across the photo works well. For me the horizon is a little too central - I wonder if you could have foregone some of the sky and placed the horizon closer to the top third?
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12/05/2008 10:11:31 AM
This is beautiful, the colours, the winding path, the city down below and that tower just looks magical
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12/05/2008 09:40:34 AM
Stunning colors, great focus, nice composition, very beautiful.
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12/03/2008 06:58:27 PM
Incredible shot, lovely perspective, nice leading lines, great colors, my only 10 so far in the challenge.
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12/02/2008 09:40:45 PM
Beautiful colors and well processed to make the sky smooth and beautiful. (not voting yet)
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12/02/2008 03:36:17 PM
Wonderful capture of light.
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12/02/2008 07:35:46 AM
Very nicely processed, I like the color treatment.
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12/01/2008 03:34:02 AM
wow...a great exposure and composition...lovely
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