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February 24, 2010
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SONY DSLR-A900
Shutter Speed
1/1250 second
Aperture
F/3.5
Focal Length
17 mm
ISO Speed
200
Date Taken
Oct 29, 2009, 1:07:38 PM
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Among Giants by Matthias-Haker Among Giants by Matthias-Haker
London, October 2009
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Mr Haker, I am very glad that I have had to honor the speak with you as you have produced another masterpiece! This shot is absolutely stunning and you should be very proud of this one.

The poles (sorry don't know the correct word) on the sidewalk creates depth on eye level and brings the viewer to the scene while the eyes are set on the distant buildings and clouds, both beautifully lit by the sunlight.

The post processing is done like a true master. As a big fan of post processing myself, I think I have gathered enough experience to properly judge this aspect of photography pretty well. Having that said, I can honestly admit that in terms of post processing this shot is absolutely flawless. The tonemapping is something I'm very jealous of and the mono(duo?)toning fits the piece perfectly.

What I love most about the shot is the fact that there isn't a single person to be seen here. Along with the general mood of this shot it sets a very desolate, almost surrealistic tone.

There are two things that prevent this shot from being perfect in my opinion. I think it's a missed opportunity that you haven't chosen a more narrow aperture as I think this shot would have a bigger impact had everything been sharper. Also, this shot deserves a better title! :laughing:

9.5/10 My hat goes off to you Herr Haker!
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:iconlospollos:
wow,very nice
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:icondodavis419:
Wow I love this piece. It's great.
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PhoenixBai Nov 25, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
This is so amazing!
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fr31g31st Sep 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
This picture is pure poetry...well done
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:iconrainhelpshidetears:
wow. this is stunning
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:icontealzbra:
tealzbra Jun 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
FANTASTIC!
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JoseMelim Mar 21, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful picture! Amazing light and monochrome tones, fantastic mood.
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:iconjacac:
g r e a t
w e l l . d o n e
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:iconcjmackayphotos:
CJMackayPhotos Feb 25, 2010   Photographer
this photography technique and photo in its self is absolutely fantastic and beautiful.
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Matthias-Haker Feb 26, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you :D
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