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The Metropolitan Government
The Metropolitan Government

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Challenge: From the Ground Up VI (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Olympus E-5
Lens: Olympus 8mm f/3.5 Fisheye
Location: Tokyo
Date: Dec 10, 2010
Aperture: f/9
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/250 sec
Date Uploaded: Dec 12, 2010

This is the Tokyo Metropolitan Government building, located in Shinjuku.
Actually I wanted to go up to the observatory, they have in one of the towers, completing a day of exploring high spots in Tokyo - however after these shots, I had enough for the day and went to meet some friends...

raw to jpg in LR
applied "velvia vision" to make it look friendly
removed purple seams
used topaz denoise
adjusted image size, sharpen for web, save for web
no crop

Place: 8 out of 108
Avg (all users): 6.5041
Avg (commenters): 7.4000
Avg (participants): 6.4130
Avg (non-participants): 6.5600
Views since voting: 1967
Views during voting: 252
Votes: 121
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0

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12/20/2010 11:38:01 AM
"Removed purple seams"? Are you referring to "purple fringing", a lens aberration where high contrast edges can show color shift?

IN any event, a lovely image altogether :-) It's not all that often that the fisheye look comes across so natural and organic. Well done.
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12/20/2010 12:28:22 AM
Great use of your fisheye! I see you're back in Japan - for how long? Congrats on a great score and a top ten!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/18/2010 08:14:22 AM
I like this perspective and the circle view - 7
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12/16/2010 06:33:42 AM
Nice shot,lovin' the light.
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12/16/2010 12:30:09 AM
Top 5, nice perspective.
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12/15/2010 10:37:05 PM
Fantastic fisheye shot and perfect subject.
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12/15/2010 09:22:01 PM
Love the distortion.
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12/13/2010 08:56:14 AM
very nice capture. human adds a lot of interest to this image.
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