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Cool Colors at Their Best by figaro, 'DNMC' Challenge
Cool Colors at Their Best by figaro, 'DNMC' Challenge

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Challenge: Brown Ribbon Deja Vu II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Location: Brisbane CBD
Date: Feb 7, 2009
Aperture: f11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 10
Galleries: Cityscape, Urban
Date Uploaded: Feb 8, 2009

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Four attempts to get this shot - it was maddening! Every night I returned to get these colours and each time they failed me. I had to keep processing to work out how to achieve these blues and finally it occurred to me that i should just change the RAW white balance to tungsten. Hello!!!! how obvious is that. Anyway, finally my blue colours were achieved and go forth, my entry...


Thank you for the votes and comments. I couldn't believe when I saw halopes stunning entry on the same brown ribbon, I just knew my goose was cooked! Congrats Hugo, well deserved blue for your blue.

Place: 4 out of 126
Avg (all users): 6.8444
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.9200
Avg (non-participants): 6.8000
Views since voting: 10921
Views during voting: 340
Votes: 135
Comments: 13
Favorites: 4 (view)

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02/18/2009 05:11:02 PM
Outstanding capture. Love the vivid blue color. everything is nice and sharp. Image has lots of interest. The composition is very well done, and I like the use of the pole it gives the image a nice scale. The border fits well here also. A very nice job getting the motion in the wheel made for a great point of interest and imho brought the whole image to life. Congrats, terrfic capture.
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02/16/2009 10:26:05 PM
Thank you for not repeating the original's grammatical error. This is really pretty. Congrats on your HM.
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02/16/2009 06:13:58 PM
Congrats on another great finish. You are on rocking lately!
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02/16/2009 09:40:11 AM
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02/16/2009 05:54:07 AM
Great image, I actually thought this would have ribboned.
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02/16/2009 05:19:20 AM
Guess we went for the same remake :) It's a great image. Love the tone. Congrats on the HM.
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02/16/2009 12:57:46 AM
Great blues, wonderful shot. Congrats on 4th.
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02/16/2009 12:11:18 AM
Stunning...congrats on the HM
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/15/2009 12:51:56 PM
Great shot, nice colors and composition.
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02/12/2009 11:39:32 PM
While I think the title and the cool colours are the only things linking this to the DNMC brown, I think this photo is awesome. The colours are serene, and shutter speed choice is perfect. 8 from me. Boosting a 9 after voting for all the others.
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02/10/2009 09:50:12 PM
stunning...ribbon winner perhaps? 9
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02/10/2009 02:25:08 AM
Checked original brown. Big improvement here.
Super blues, composition and detail. 7
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02/09/2009 05:00:59 PM
This is good but yours is going to be compared directly against the best shot in the challenge!
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