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sekarmalathy


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Entrance II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D70s
Lens: Tokina AF 11-16mm f/2.8 116 AT-X Pro DX for Nikon
Location: Washington, DC, United States
Date: Mar 27, 2010
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/100s
Galleries: Cityscape, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Mar 29, 2010

This is another one from the Supreme Court building in Washington, DC.

Editing Details:
1. Tonemapping of a single exposure
2. Shadow highlights adjustment
3. Levels adjustment
4. Curves adjustment
5. Unsharpmask with smaller radius and higher %
6. Resized and sharpened twice
7. Resized and smart-sharpened again
8. Saved for web

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 114
Avg (all users): 6.9144
Avg (commenters): 8.4167
Avg (participants): 6.9556
Avg (non-participants): 6.9014
Views since voting: 4417
Views during voting: 307
Votes: 187
Comments: 35
Favorites: 9 (view)


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04/11/2010 03:29:56 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club!
Don't thing I've ever given a more in-depth critique to a ribbon winner before, but here goes:

Composition and Lighting: Beautiful. You don't offer much for critique here =). My thing would be that the scene seems to be titled slightly to the right. Lighting is about perfect.

Technical: The first thing that catches my technical eye is the discoloration at the top of the door: the two green lens flare-ish looking things. But that would be easily modified in advanced. The distortion at the bottom of the door frame is slightly bothersome, but again this is a nitpick.

Conceptual: The funny thing to me is that even though this is obviously an entrance and won that challenge, it doesn't say entrance conceptually to me - the doors a closed. They don't invite the viewer to enter in. Though the depth of the pillars do.

Overall: As DPC agrees, this is a winning image. Congrats on the blue.
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04/09/2010 04:27:01 AM
Hey Raj, really good work here, congrats on the deserved blue!
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04/08/2010 04:58:59 AM
Awesome. Congrats on another blue!
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04/07/2010 08:46:45 PM
Congratulations
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04/07/2010 08:28:42 PM
congrats on your first blue!
great pp job!
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04/07/2010 07:02:24 PM
Congrats on getting that elusive blue ribbon.
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04/07/2010 11:37:54 AM
Lovely job at it all. Congrats on your ribbon!
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04/07/2010 09:20:16 AM
Congrats on winning with this amazing picture... great details!
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04/07/2010 08:32:56 AM
This is an amazing shot. I love the details you brought into this image. There's always an advantage in shooting in RAW.
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04/07/2010 08:21:17 AM
Congrats on the ribbon! This was my favourite in voting.
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04/07/2010 07:54:11 AM
Congrats on your first blue Raj. Well done.
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04/07/2010 07:44:34 AM
Wonderful shot! Fascinating door! Great perspective, and congrats on a blue!!
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04/07/2010 02:50:55 AM
congrats great crop and perspective
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04/07/2010 02:50:14 AM
Magnificent! Congrats on the blue.
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04/07/2010 01:59:17 AM
Congratulations for the 1st Blue!! I know that happiness :)
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04/07/2010 01:52:15 AM
Congrats on ur first Blue!!!!!

Message edited by author 2010-04-07 01:52:39.
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04/07/2010 01:38:44 AM
Congrats on the blue Raj! Great shot. I love the perspective.
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04/07/2010 01:28:45 AM
Wow, I've been to DC many times but never shot the SC building. Very cool!
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04/07/2010 01:26:53 AM
Hey Raj... Congratulations on your first Blue...about time you got one..even though you have deserved one for a long time... :)
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04/07/2010 12:52:39 AM
Congratulations on your first blue ribbon!
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04/07/2010 12:26:49 AM
Congrats on the ribbon Raj !! very nice
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04/07/2010 12:01:44 AM
you go...wow...congrats to you!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/05/2010 11:31:12 AM
What a wonderful perspective.
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04/05/2010 10:48:43 AM
fantastic doorway and perspective 10
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04/05/2010 12:24:19 AM
Overall a great perspective and technically solid picture. I personally miss to see more (ore the whole) of the entrance for the sake of the challenge.
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04/03/2010 07:43:39 AM
Very interesting angle on an interesting doorway.
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04/02/2010 08:52:53 PM
Just beautiful! LOVE the wide angle shot.
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04/02/2010 06:15:48 PM
Absolutely amazing how did you do that, the picture seems to move with my eyes- I love i!
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04/01/2010 09:19:53 PM
try to and froing it wit Te mouse and see if you get nauscious as well 6
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04/01/2010 12:33:30 PM
Geef hier uw commentaar, en vervolgens uw stem uit ...
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03/31/2010 07:10:27 PM
Fantastic perspective, best in the challenge.
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03/31/2010 04:59:13 PM
Lovely image. Hope you got up before the paramedics arrived
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03/31/2010 03:13:48 PM
Is this the same place as in "Converging pillars", by sekarmalathy?
Anyway, like it!
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03/31/2010 12:14:05 PM
wow,,,,,,,,, nice dept,,,,,,,,,9
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03/31/2010 09:35:28 AM
I love the clarity and color to this shot
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