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They’ve Got Rhythm

They’ve Got Rhythm
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Copyright: Werner Dirla (werdir) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-05-13
Categories: Event, HPP [Heavily Post-Processed]
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 4300
Exposure: f/4.1, 1/350 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-05-13 16:25
Viewed: 1632
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Today they held a groundbreaking ceremony for the expansion of the Shock Trauma center in Baltimore, which is located across the street from where I work. The marching band from Frederick Douglas High School performed for the crowd of people who had gathered, and eventually made a small march down the street. I had a great time listening and watching, a nice break from my work day.

The skies were very overcast, which made this a difficult shot to expose properly. The image was underexposed in some areas, and a tad bright in others. I made two tone-mapped images using different algorithms and blended them together to get this result, with the band members visible and the sky not blown out. I desaturated a bit to make the colors more true to what they were in reality, sharpened and slightly cropped.

Thank you for viewing.

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nice image Werner the timing is good as are the details love the guy walking along the side loks like hes got the job of carrying the coats
tfs regards bryan

Hi Werner,

I like the pov the colours of the participants are very good and the fg details are sharp. The buildings in the bg are not very straight all seemiingly lean back and to the side.


Hola Werner
Buena imagen de este momento en que desfilan por la calle con sus coloridos vestidos , bien captada la expresion y el ambiente , encuadre apropiado , color y luz naturales , una composicion interesante

buen fin de semana
un saludo

Hi Werner,
A beautiful change from wild birds to ground birds ;)well this is one balanced framing composition of the daily life showing a band in this event of groundbreaking ceremony,the diffused lighting much supported the accurate exposure,good details and nice sharpness of everything in the frame,beautiful contrast colors as well.
Best Wishes

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  • sela Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 633 W: 11 N: 1379] (8213)
  • [2010-05-14 7:45]

Hi Werner,yes, very good timing and it´s a very good documentation of this day. Very well taken POV and all the details are clear.
Regards Rose

Bonjour Werner,

Grande note bien lue.
Je n'ai pas tout compris le montage de ceci, mais je pense que cette image est fantastiquement bien réussie selon votre idée à nous la présenter ainsi.
L'essentiel est bien montré, c'est une belle scène de rue pour cette inauguration.
Merci pour ce cliché coloré.
Bon Week-end. Amitiés yolande

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2010-05-14 11:52]

Hello Werner,
This is a wonderful image with excellent design. I like the different colors.
Best regards.

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2010-05-15 6:25]


Pas toujours faciel de réaliser de telle iamge, avec les gens, viviante et colorés, belle profondeur, avec l'ensembel du building, le contrast entre le bâtiment rouge et le gris, splendide.

bravo et amitié


Hellow Werner,
Excellent depth creating a well balanced photo.Nice bright colours in the foreground as opposed to the faded dull colours of the buildings, well done.

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