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Mile High Skyline
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Posted By: nate_b, 12-12-2009, 05:05 AM

A shot of the Denver skyline from my trip to the Mile High City over Thanksgiving. We were walking to the football stadium to catch the Broncos/Giants game, when I stopped to snag this photo. Thanks for looking.


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12-12-2009, 08:12 AM   #2
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Lovely cityscape! Great conversion, too.
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good ole mile high. I see elitch tower and pepsi center and I think that's the aquarium on the left. I lived there for 17 years and moved here to Cali 6 months ago, oh how I miss colorado! Nice shots ^^
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Good cityscape, nate. Any reason why it has been cropped?

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Good one Nate.
A good-looking cityscape and well done B&W conversion.
Those foreground signs bother me though.
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Thanks to all for your comments - much appreciated. I'm yet to really know what I'm doing with B&W conversions (using GIMP with to desaturate and tweak until it looks OK to me), so I was pleasantly surprised with how this conversion turned out. Mostly luck.

boodiespost - I was born and lived in Ft. Collins until I was 12, but have always had family in Denver and go back frequently. I love that city/area. Good eye pointing out those landmarks!

paul - I cropped the image as a matter of personal preference. The foreground was a cement barrier (to which the sign in the picture was attached), and not all that attractive. It detracted from the cityscape too much for my liking, as I found the cityscape the more attractive subject. I should have just zoomed some more, in hindsight, but had just one shot as we were walking to the game.

Ash - Your honest feedback is always appreciated. The signs bother me a bit, too. I was hoping to have one point of interest in the foreground, but wish I'd had a chance to take another shot without the signs in view. Oh, well...I'm still pleased with the image overall considering the circumstances.
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I'm with Ash,if you remove the signs at the front,you have a great image.To me I can't appreciate the cityscape properly because the signs take my eyes away from that.Try a bit of cloning and remove the signs.
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