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Philadelphia by Night
Philadelphia by Night

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Deep DOF (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Date: Jun 3, 2004
Aperture: f/29
ISO: 200
Shutter: 4
Galleries: Cityscape, Sky
Date Uploaded: Jun 4, 2004

I was coming home from meeting up with a new model I will be using, and made it a point to get to my favorite spot to shoot the city at. It was taken around 8:30 at night, just as the sun was almost gone...

Auto Levels
Cropped to fix the unlevel horizon
Brightness +4
Contrast +10
Master Level= +13 Saturation
Red Level= +28 Saturation +20 Lightness
Yellow Level= -100 Saturation +21 Lightness
Blue Level= +22 Hue +16 Saturation -45 lightness
Unsharp Mask: 125% Amount, 2.7 Radius, 12 Threshold

Place: 87 out of 158
Avg (all users): 5.3043
Avg (commenters): 5.6667
Avg (participants): 5.1075
Avg (non-participants): 5.5055
Views since voting: 989
Votes: 184
Comments: 7
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/13/2004 09:33:01 AM
a nice cropped view of the city. I like the lighting except for the blown highlights on the lighter buildings. The "Locust on the Park" sign is an unfortunate distraction to an otherwise clean cityscape.
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06/11/2004 09:19:08 PM
great skyline
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06/11/2004 06:28:44 PM
Pretty! A tad bright but I really like the boldness and arrogance of those colors- they wanna be there and they don't care if it's getting dark, damn it they're gonna look good. This is great- I really like it- 9
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06/11/2004 06:09:00 PM
Nice cityscape but you have no object in foregroud of any kind, therefore no way for us to judge the deepness of the depth of field. Those buildinfs all far enough away that the lens set at infinity takes the shot no problem. Should have kept some foreground elements.
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06/10/2004 11:40:51 AM
Er ... slight issue with the 'night' bit from where I'm looking :-) Don't really see this fitting - your subject is in such a flat plane, and so distant, that depth of field, deep or shallow, has little to do with anything. Technically a good cityscape, but had you waited for the sky to darken a bit more it would probably have more impact. As it stands, whilst being a perfectly competent shot technically, it lacks much impact for me. 5
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06/09/2004 09:01:19 PM
This is an excellent skyline shot but I think that a deep DOF shot would also include something in the foreground as a second reference point. I love the lighting you have going on as either late afternoon or early morning and how it reflects off the glass.
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06/08/2004 06:06:09 PM
Nice skyline but does not really show a deep DOF. 6
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