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Academy Lamps II
Academy Lamps II

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Challenge: Fire IV (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Challenges 2009
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS for Nikon
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Date: Oct 1, 2009
Aperture: f/ 16
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/50 sec.
Galleries: Still Life, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Oct 4, 2009

You almost saw Academy Lamps I in the 2009-09 Free Study. That one was in black and white and the lighting a bit more dynamic. But this one in color gave more attention to the flames/fire so I did not convert it.

Really did not have time to shoot or think of shooting much of anything else as I was doing a photo diary for a visting poet since this past Thursday. So right before I started it, I shot this which happened to be across the street from the first venue of the diary.

Camera Raw adjustments in PSElements 6.0.
Layer adjustments for levels, brightness/contrast and hue/saturation.
Distortion tool and correct camera distortion to straighten.
4 crops.
Adjust sharpness.
Spot edit dust and some distactions on the nearest door.
Burnt upper left corner slightly.
Adjust color curves: Increase contrast default.

Place: 54 out of 96
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Avg (commenters): 5.0000
Avg (participants): 5.3043
Avg (non-participants): 5.5190
Views since voting: 639
Views during voting: 242
Votes: 125
Comments: 4
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/06/2009 01:39:35 AM
I think it would have looked more dramatic at night time - love the line of lamps...
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10/05/2009 06:14:57 PM
I like the colors and symmetry.
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10/05/2009 06:51:30 AM
The overall image is too bright , reducing the impact of the flames.5
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10/05/2009 05:54:43 AM
To me, this shot's composition does not appear to be very compelling. The flame does not seem to be the central point of focus.
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