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This is a reworked resubmit from last September. The yellow low-light tones were cooled down somewhat and the light flares were subject to the Topaz Star plugin. The changes are subtle.
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Last night I watched a documentary on the life and art fascination of Dr. Albert Barnes, whose amazing collection, formerly housed in an old mansion in the Philadelphia suburb of Merion, was (in May, 2012) relocated to a superb new museum in Center City. If you are in Philadelphia do NOT miss it!
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I was surprised to learn that Barnes had grown up in the Kensington area, a blighted area that is now beginning its renaissance. It was a wild and dangerous place to grow up even in 1872.
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This photo was shot the night of a Kensington neighborhood vigil following a warehouse conflagration in which two firefighters were lost. The scene in the photo was outside an art gallery, a block away, devoted to firefighters’ portraits.


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Michelle Alton
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    I had to rework the description which had over-run its space.
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Danny B. Head
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member since: 11/9/2009 You are correct! Worth the effort of the rework. The first thing I noticed was the beautiful starburst!

1/13/2013 4:04:36 AM

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Nice rework Michelle

1/13/2013 4:06:15 AM


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1/13/2013 4:14:36 AM

 
MELODIE C. ROBERTS
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Hey Mickey

Your selection of which lights to "Burst" is fantastic!!
Nicely Done!!


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1/13/2013 4:50:02 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Great slice of life - Outstanding night capture Michelle!


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1/13/2013 4:59:41 AM

 
Avril Mrs Young
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very interesting info..wonderful night scene and lighting..awesome capture Michelle..
the children playing add so much to this night scene...beautiful indeed..


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1/13/2013 5:40:42 AM

 
Connie J. Bagot
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I really like this---especially the triangle of woman and children. I think you nailed the processing this time!


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1/13/2013 6:04:21 AM

 
Monnie Ryan
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Beautifully done, Michelle!


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1/13/2013 6:19:51 AM

 
Mary  L. Olson
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This reminds me of an Edward Hopper painting!!
Great job.


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1/13/2013 8:25:43 AM

 
Mike Clime
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Nice re-work and effects with the lights!


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1/13/2013 9:17:09 AM

 
John Connolly
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An excellent night scene and capture Michelle! Great work, and thanks for the history!


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1/13/2013 10:45:53 AM

 
Thomas E. Hinds
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Wonderful rework, Michelle! I do remember this image from before. Well done both times!


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1/13/2013 2:42:44 PM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Excellent image, Michelle, glad you are resubmitting it!

Debby


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1/13/2013 4:24:22 PM

 
Carol L. Fowler
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The kids look like they gad fun and are STILL having fun!


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1/13/2013 6:39:38 PM

 
Robert K. Bemus
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Beautiful street scene, Michelle!! I don't recall the previous version but the light looks very cooled down and appealing...


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1/13/2013 9:35:54 PM

 
Rona L. Schwarz
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Great evening capture, Michelle with wonderful light and tones. And I love what you've done with Topaz Star effects - they really stand out yet they are still natural. Nice work!


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1/13/2013 11:18:05 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Really like the touch of starburst Michelle!!


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1/13/2013 11:41:09 PM

 
Katherine Kuhn
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Beautiful light & detail -- great treatment!


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1/14/2013 1:55:20 PM

 
Emile Abbott
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Fabulous post processing Michelle.


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1/15/2013 1:40:15 PM

 
Heather Loewenhardt
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I like the colour tones, the flag and the human element all tied into a story.


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1/16/2013 12:26:31 AM

 
Ann Lyssenko
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Michelle, I am fascinated by this style of photography I suppose for its mood and spontaneity. I was struck by the graphic diagnonals and the direction that the person on the right is looking toward. But the real anchor for me is the woman on the left. The image has a solitary feeling even if there is more than one person. Ann


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1/16/2013 4:44:03 PM

 
Mitch Spence
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I love this image, Michelle. There's something about it, its naturalness and slice of real life feel, that is immensely appealing to me. (Not to mention, of course, your excellent handling of the detail work, tones, and lights.)


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1/26/2013 7:30:00 AM

 
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