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Challenge: Window Shopping (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF-S Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 VR
Location: Outside David Jones in Sydney CBD.
Date: Dec 23, 2008
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/50
Galleries: Candid, Advertisement
Date Uploaded: Dec 23, 2008

Stood for ages and ended up with about 20 shots of this window trying to get something like this, people were starting to give me funny looks!

Had a really hard time getting the combination between highlights and shadows. The histogram shows that both ends are pushed right out.

Straightened, cropped, USM, curves, cropped again.

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 63
Avg (all users): 6.2926
Avg (commenters): 7.2500
Avg (participants): 6.0000
Avg (non-participants): 6.3224
Views since voting: 2627
Views during voting: 520
Votes: 270
Comments: 27
Favorites: 1 (view)


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01/07/2009 01:17:16 PM
Nice shot
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01/06/2009 12:32:04 AM
This certainly caught my eye. Like Vikram's shot, this has two worlds and the intriguing effect of 2 different kinds of lighting which you really did pull off.
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01/05/2009 11:06:22 AM
So well done and really darned amusing too! Your expression is great! was my high scorer of the lot I am glad you finished TOP 5!

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01/01/2009 07:01:50 PM
:) This photo so makes me smile. You're awesome!

I just read your bio and I'd say 4th place after barely a month is a pretty good indication that you are not in the least out of your league. Congratulations!!

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01/01/2009 07:20:11 AM
I can understand the struggle with the light, in these high-contrast shots. And since, it involves other people, you cannot go think of using much of fill flash!

But, a very well done shot!

Street-photography is fun, isn't it?

Regards,
:-), Vikram
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12/31/2008 09:52:57 PM
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could ya ask that guy to move, he's blockin the view!

Seriously--well seen, well done, and kudos for the patience required to snag this shot
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12/31/2008 12:53:43 PM
like I said - I love this one! Congratulations on fourth place!
And I happen to think that the highs and lows help with this shot because it emphasizes the bright display versus the street shopper and everything else.
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12/31/2008 11:46:06 AM
Well done. For your third entry you must be ecstatic. Very good juxtaposition.
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12/31/2008 09:43:29 AM
Good for you! Congrats!
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12/31/2008 05:40:26 AM
Love the shot and love the humor. Well done!
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12/31/2008 12:49:23 AM
Having done some street photography like this, I understand what you mean about getting funny looks...well done and congrats on the HM
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/29/2008 10:21:27 PM
perfect! (call it NOT window shopping - he he he!)
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12/28/2008 11:44:21 PM
Why lie about it?
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12/28/2008 02:15:53 PM
This one's amusing. Highlights are a bit hot, and shadows a bit dark.
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12/27/2008 01:53:37 PM
Behind you..... sorry I couldn't resist that.
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12/26/2008 11:18:29 PM
Love this! The window itself is gorgeous, and the whole picture is just really funny with the man turning his back to it all. 10
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12/26/2008 11:00:09 PM
funny...i like it
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12/26/2008 05:50:27 PM
could be this considered a window shopping? this is the first, and the only, question about this photo. I think that yes, a good image, the little bottle in the right low side is a bit distracting but a good image.
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12/26/2008 02:07:18 PM
Excellent composition. Perhaps to see the gentleman a bit closer and better lit...
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12/25/2008 11:00:39 PM
Nice! I love his less-than-innocent look :-) Nicely composed.
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12/25/2008 09:57:28 PM
Interesting wide-angle shot, well done!
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12/25/2008 08:57:09 PM
This is one of the better photos in the challenge. Hope it does well. 7
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12/25/2008 04:14:12 PM
Love the colors and subject. I know it's not your fault but that line down the middle drives me nuts.
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12/25/2008 01:14:44 AM
funny title! the colors are very nice /6
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12/24/2008 09:10:53 AM
ROFL!!!! Typical pig male! 7
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12/24/2008 05:20:24 AM
excellent!
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12/24/2008 03:50:18 AM
LOL - Kudos for finding a perfect entry. Very humourous.
This is one of my favourite entries. - Good luck
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