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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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lospollos Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
wow,very nice
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dodavis419 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010
Wow I love this piece. It's great.
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PhoenixBai Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
This is so amazing!
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fr31g31st Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
This picture is pure poetry...well done
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rainhelpshidetears Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010
wow. this is stunning
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:icontealzbra:
tealzbra Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
FANTASTIC!
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JoseMelim Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful picture! Amazing light and monochrome tones, fantastic mood.
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:iconjacac:
JACAC Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010
g r e a t
w e l l . d o n e
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:iconcjmackayphotos:
CJMackayPhotos Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010   Photographer
this photography technique and photo in its self is absolutely fantastic and beautiful.
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:iconmatthias-haker:
Matthias-Haker Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you :D
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:iconpapalynch:
PapaLynch Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010
Very well composed. Nice dynamic range. The BW gives it a very human look. Well done.
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:iconmatthias-haker:
Matthias-Haker Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thanks a lot!
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naytron7 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010  Student General Artist
wow -- the lighting in this is breathtaking. well done man!
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:iconmatthias-haker:
Matthias-Haker Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you :D
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:iconlalami02:
lalami02 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow it makes me wanna walk in that street =D
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:iconmatthias-haker:
Matthias-Haker Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Professional Photographer
:D
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:iconironiada:
Ironiada Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
First coming into contact with this shot, I instantly gasped for air, in a relaxing way. Now that's an effect most shots should have :)

:clap:
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:iconmatthias-haker:
Matthias-Haker Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much :D
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gokhanproject Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
wonderfull work very nice composition good job...
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:iconmatthias-haker:
Matthias-Haker Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much :D
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BleedingPixel Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010
Wow, this is amazing!
may i ask, is there any particular processing done on this? The depth in tone gives it a very HDR look.
I love it!

:camera:
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Matthias-Haker Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much :D
It is a HDR and the rest is done in photoshop, mainly using Nik Silver Efex...
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g-kay Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
LOVE this!!! :]
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:iconmatthias-haker:
Matthias-Haker Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you :D
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g-kay Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
no worries, you are very welcome =)
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jva3 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010
great!
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:iconmatthias-haker:
Matthias-Haker Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010  Professional Photographer
:D
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MyAssIsOnFire Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice job man.
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:iconmatthias-haker:
Matthias-Haker Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thanks mate :D
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EarthHart Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:nod: Nice one, Squire, nice one :clap:
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:iconmatthias-haker:
Matthias-Haker Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you :D
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EarthHart Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
'Tis a pleasure, Squire :ahoy:
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JonnyGoodboy Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Fresh angle for it,very good Mattias :+fav:
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:iconmatthias-haker:
Matthias-Haker Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much Jonathan :D
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Chopen Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010
My god, I absolutely love the fact that there is no one to be seen in this shot :faint:
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:iconmatthias-haker:
Matthias-Haker Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010  Professional Photographer
Sometimes you're lucky :D
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MadMorwen Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010
Yes I agree, that makes this place surnatural. :thumbsup:
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:iconchopen:
Chopen Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010
:D
I've written a critique for him. Hopefully he gets it online ASAP :)
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:iconmatthias-haker:
Matthias-Haker Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010  Professional Photographer
Btw, i changed the title :D
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:iconchopen:
Chopen Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010
:highfive:
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victorstd8 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010  Professional Photographer
Great job ! Love it ! :bow:
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:iconmatthias-haker:
Matthias-Haker Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much :D
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Date Taken
Oct 29, 2009, 1:07:38 PM
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