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Beijing hutong girl
Beijing hutong girl
McJamweasel


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Hidden Gem -- 1,000th Challenge! (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z5
Location: Beijing, China
Date: Aug 21, 2006
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/40
Date Uploaded: Mar 6, 2009

Taken in the Beijing hutongs in August 06 from the back of a moving rickshaw. I loved this shot as soon as I saw it.
Created 5 different exposures in CS3 and combined/tonemapped in Photomatix.
Cropped, curved, saturated, over-exposed, resized and sharpened back in CS3.

Statistics
Place: 800 out of 1129
Avg (all users): 5.1834
Avg (commenters): 5.6667
Avg (participants): 5.1756
Avg (non-participants): 5.2237
Views since voting: 454
Views during voting: 612
Votes: 469
Comments: 43
Favorites: 0


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/17/2009 06:09:18 PM
I like the action blur in this shot and the vivid colors.
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03/17/2009 05:20:53 PM
Interesting commentary piece. Good color and framing.
03/17/2009 01:00:25 PM
Interesting image.
Beijing's Hutongs and Courtyards

For those who want to experience the local customs, as well as the history and culture, of Beijing, a visit to the HuTongs (alleys) and SiHeYuans (courtyards) is an indispensible part of a visit to Beijing.

The HuTong

A hutong is an ancient city alley or lane, typical in Beijing, where hutongs run into the several thousand. Surrounding the Forbidden City, many were built during the Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties. In those times, the emperors planned the city and arranged the residential areas according to systems of etiquette. The center of the city of Beijing was the royal palace - the Forbidden City.

The word 'hutong' came from the Mongolian language about 700 years ago. It originates from the word 'hottog' in Mongolian meaning 'water well'. Where there was a spring or well, there were residents. The word 'hottog' became 'hutong' after it was introduced into Beijing.
03/17/2009 10:20:33 AM
Good color and angle.
03/17/2009 02:40:52 AM
colorful candid
03/16/2009 03:56:09 PM
Cool shot, processing is maybe a little too much
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03/16/2009 10:49:54 AM
What an interesting photo!
03/16/2009 07:37:04 AM
I like the sense of movement here.
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03/16/2009 05:02:48 AM
Good color. Like the motion blur.
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03/16/2009 04:13:22 AM
nice shot
03/16/2009 04:06:03 AM
good mix of color
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03/16/2009 02:21:27 AM
Well captured and presented. Amomment in time.
03/15/2009 05:46:15 PM
Good subject and angle, just wish the focus was better.
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03/15/2009 03:34:00 PM
Great capture and post processing.
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03/15/2009 03:02:46 PM
Interpretation of Topic: Interesting Choice
Photography: Nice color contrast.
Viewers Reaction: Just a photo to enjoy and wonder about.
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03/15/2009 12:10:57 PM
nice street Documentary
03/15/2009 12:00:46 PM
Her clothes are so vibrant. There's an interesting sense of movement about this photo.
03/15/2009 11:44:38 AM
Poignant....
03/15/2009 05:21:35 AM
nice hdr
7 from me
brano
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03/15/2009 01:47:42 AM
nice sense of movement in the shot , 6
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03/14/2009 11:50:07 PM
Nice colors.
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03/14/2009 06:23:02 PM
I like the motion blur of her hair swinging.
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03/14/2009 05:45:26 PM
this picture reminds me of this picture from Bresson: //theboldsoul.lisataylorhuff.com/photos/favorite_artwork/cartierbresson.html

This would be much better taken from the front of the girl and with less saturated colors. Not bad though.
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03/14/2009 05:23:15 PM
Good idea but too much processing for me.
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03/14/2009 03:17:16 PM
Nice motion blur. The oversaturated green is distracting for me.
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03/14/2009 09:37:43 AM
absolutely love this! Back to bump to 9.
03/13/2009 11:50:27 PM
Action. Person. Color. Thirst. 10
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03/13/2009 11:00:37 PM
looks like she in on a mission...like the bright colors
03/13/2009 07:47:40 PM
great colour and nice light in this
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03/13/2009 07:01:23 PM
Looks like she is on a beer run
03/13/2009 02:26:37 PM
I like the feeling of movement in the forefront..
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03/13/2009 01:00:08 PM
Nice colors and a great sense of motion in this image.
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03/12/2009 08:12:21 PM
Too poor image quality - very strong photo though
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03/12/2009 04:15:42 PM
Great use of vivid colors.
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03/12/2009 12:45:11 PM
Good colors and detail. I like the motion blur.
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03/12/2009 11:36:20 AM
cool blur effect, love the color of her shirt
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/12/2009 10:39:44 AM
neat story shot
03/12/2009 08:28:19 AM
What a green! Nice with the reds! Light in the background is very heavy.
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03/11/2009 09:06:40 PM
The half cart is distracting me from the charm of the girl. I would have cropped it out.

Not voting yet.
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03/11/2009 04:51:58 PM
While the saturation at first seems to be a bit overdone, I think it works for this image.
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03/11/2009 03:35:09 PM
a little lower point of view, and more view of the street would be better in my opinion
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03/11/2009 11:15:02 AM
Carrying two of Beijing's finest, nonetheless!
03/11/2009 04:49:42 AM
don't know wat you want to say with this image. for a documentary shot, it is way overprocessed, especially on the saturation side. looks like it has been taken from a driving car, overall leaves a snapshotty impression.
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