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R I D E 179!
R I D E 179!

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Challenge: Benches (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Sony DSLR-A700
Lens: Sony SAL-50M28 Normal AF D 50mm f/2.8 Macro AF
Location: Parc Renaud, Joliette - Quebec
Date: Nov 22, 2008
Aperture: f8
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1.6s
Galleries: Urban, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Nov 23, 2008

Shot at a park in Joliette, at night. It is the L'Assomption river in front, with the falls close to the high school I attended (a looooooooooong time ago!).

Developped from RAW in Lightroom:
Shadow & highlights adjustments
Curves adjustments
Export to PS

In PS:
Convert to B&W
A fair amount of dodging and burning
Noise Ninja
Smart Sharpen
Save for web
Smart sharpen again


Thank you all for the really nice comments. The score isn't that great but I think this is one of my challenge images that got the most comments during the voting period.

Place: 63 out of 126
Avg (all users): 5.5374
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.3077
Avg (non-participants): 5.6632
Views since voting: 702
Views during voting: 267
Votes: 147
Comments: 9
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/30/2008 06:14:39 PM
Interesting lines and a well conceived / executed composition for me.
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11/29/2008 12:17:02 AM
Lots going on here. Nice comp.
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11/28/2008 08:39:50 PM
I like the composition of this. Low key works well.
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11/28/2008 04:44:23 PM
great shot
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11/27/2008 11:19:26 AM
What strkes me about this is how out of place the poor bench seems. It seems so much drabber and plainer than the rest of the setting - the lovely building, the waterfall, the nice lights - and this poor lonely utilitarian bench, all marked up.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/26/2008 11:41:35 AM
like the B/W with this
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11/24/2008 06:12:52 PM
beautiful lighting. the empty space in the lower left corner though doesn't do much. perhaps a slight change in pov
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11/24/2008 05:59:20 PM
Awful lot of graffiti'd benches in this challenge! I like the exposure and those lovely starry lights. For this challenge I think I'd prefer that the fence/rail next to the water be a less prominent part of the composition, so maybe a perspective more to the right of this one, facing at more of an angle to the tall building? But then you lose the graffiti. Tough one.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/24/2008 08:12:51 AM
Great shot, love the pp
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