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Gapstow's Eye
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Square Crop (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: nyc
Date: Mar 3, 2006
Aperture: 6.3
ISO: 100
Shutter: 30
Galleries: Nature, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Mar 4, 2006

I decided to take it easy on the voters this week...no pink hippos ;)


Thanks for all the nice comments.

It's a bridge in Central Park (what a surprise), Gapstow to be exact...not sure if anyone else over the years caught the eye.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 369
Avg (all users): 7.5748
Avg (commenters): 8.4054
Avg (participants): 7.4887
Avg (non-participants): 7.7160
Views since voting: 17478
Views during voting: 369
Votes: 214
Comments: 70
Favorites: 79 (view)


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12/16/2006 06:02:21 PM
beautiful!
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09/13/2006 09:27:11 AM
lovely well composed and colorful landscape
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03/15/2006 07:57:44 PM
I love it when a picture crosses over and become a fine work of art.
Congrats!
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03/15/2006 04:50:47 PM
I love NYC! Congratulations on your well deserved blue ribbon
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03/14/2006 03:26:05 PM
Awesome work with the kit lens! Congrats for your blue!
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03/14/2006 11:13:43 AM
Good Work!
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03/14/2006 10:00:25 AM
congrats on the blue! definetly a wonderful night shot ;)
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03/14/2006 07:27:13 AM
The composition may be a bit busy here; but who the hell am I to argue!; one thing; I love the focus and texture of that rock; impressionist and beuatiful; and the details of the twigs and such; very nice; congratulations- hope you sell a ton of these.
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03/14/2006 06:19:11 AM
Beautiful, just beautiful,Looks like I need a new camera.
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03/13/2006 11:30:47 PM
What a great job you did with this photo. Being new to this photoshop contest, I'd love to see the original. Brilliant work!
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03/13/2006 06:04:53 PM
I had a feeling this one was the one. Congratulations!
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03/13/2006 04:39:19 PM
Congratulations, a beautiful image!
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03/13/2006 10:36:23 AM
Matt, just a stunning image.... Awsome...
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03/13/2006 10:08:24 AM
Hey Matt: recognized the area. I did many water colors, like so many others in this little oasis. Congratulations on your well earned BLUE with this ravishing rendition.
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03/13/2006 10:00:12 AM
Beautiful image. Congrats!
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03/13/2006 07:51:58 AM
What a beautiful photograph.
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03/13/2006 07:46:32 AM
Amazing image. I love the feel of it. Good job.
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03/13/2006 06:35:00 AM
Congrats - it's beautiful!
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03/13/2006 06:12:43 AM
Congrats on your blue! Great shot.
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03/13/2006 05:08:22 AM
Wonderful image. Congrats on the blue.
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03/13/2006 02:13:40 AM
What a stunning capture! Congrats on your Blue, I have to say that with the quality of pink hippo and now this image I'm becoming a real fan.
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03/13/2006 01:41:17 AM
Congrats on the lovely image. Conditions were perfect for this winning shot. Enjoy.
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03/13/2006 01:32:27 AM
This one was one of my favoritests! =] Congrats!
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03/13/2006 01:14:54 AM
Congrats - yours was my favorite
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03/13/2006 12:39:49 AM
Eyecatching :) congratulations, great shot in every way!
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03/13/2006 12:24:41 AM
Nice work! Congrats!
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03/13/2006 12:19:28 AM
Grats! Beautiful shot.
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03/13/2006 12:11:16 AM
10 all the way! Great!
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03/13/2006 12:07:16 AM
You know, when I upped the score and looked at it a second time after a week, I knew this was going to ribbon. Don't ask me why, but I knew. CONGRATS!!!!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/12/2006 11:02:52 PM
awsome photo..excellent composition
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03/12/2006 08:54:44 PM
Beauty in the very heart of a city! Bump.
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03/12/2006 08:36:19 PM
Very pretty. I see this on a calendar or nice sofa table book!!! On second review, I'm bumping up further. If there were a single figure on the bridge, it'd be perfect. 9
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03/12/2006 04:09:20 PM
Wonderful and well composed photo
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03/12/2006 03:05:33 AM
Perfect composed and the lighting is nice.
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03/11/2006 09:13:11 PM
I Love this shot. 10
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03/11/2006 08:25:18 PM
WOW!!! Does everyone in the area know about this? Or is this a secret?!?!? Awesome!
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03/11/2006 05:37:33 PM
Great shot, I like the artsy look.
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03/11/2006 04:16:23 PM
This doesn't even look real. It is stunning! 10
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03/11/2006 01:57:33 AM
Nicely framed, sharp focus, good work.
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03/10/2006 07:28:22 PM
Amazing shot! Did you make up the title, or is that the real name of this place?
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03/10/2006 12:26:33 PM
very nice. something just seems... plastic? is it the fill flash? i dunno.
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03/10/2006 08:48:06 AM
This is a beautiful picture very well done. I would love to hang on my wall.
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03/10/2006 06:03:38 AM
Lovely feeling of calmness, beautifully exposed
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03/10/2006 01:31:18 AM
This is a very nice image. Everything looks great. I don't mean to nitpick, but I just want to mention that the border is not even. Off by a few pixels. :-) Still one of the best of the challenge.
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03/09/2006 11:17:25 PM
Wow that Very Pretty.. Ribbon ? I think so
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03/09/2006 03:11:13 PM
10
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03/09/2006 11:18:53 AM
This is stunning! The only problem with it is it's pixelated around the top of the rocks and the bridge, which spoils it slightly, but the focus, lighting and positioning of the subject is brilliant. The water is sooo still too! 9
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03/09/2006 10:32:05 AM
very nice
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03/08/2006 10:41:23 PM
The more I look at this the better I like it. The exposure is excellent, the image compelling. A great shot, bumping to 8
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03/08/2006 10:09:15 PM
Magnificent image. Great framing. One of the best ones in the pack.
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03/08/2006 08:05:02 PM
Wonderful capture and framing. Beautiful light.
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03/08/2006 06:45:25 PM
Wow. This is one of those scenes where someone walking by could take a shot and it would just look mediocre. But you have turned it into a true piece of art. I love the sharpness of it, and the color saturation is fantastic. I'm guessing this was a fairly long exposure on a tripod... just a wonderful shot. - 10
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03/08/2006 01:01:39 PM
Wow...
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03/08/2006 02:12:11 AM
Great shot!!!!
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03/07/2006 09:06:11 PM
Very nice and clean shot. The reflection is excellent.
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03/07/2006 07:31:19 PM
Lovely reflections in this.
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03/07/2006 03:48:07 PM
Got a feeling this will be a top ten finisher, Very nice. Sharp and well edited.
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03/07/2006 01:27:37 PM
Beautiful shot - very interesting light. The symmetry of the reflections works well with the square crop, expecially with the stones in the front of the frame breaking it up a bit. 8
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03/07/2006 11:48:24 AM
Gorgeous! Looks very much like a painting - "Kinkade meets Tolkien" or somesuch. An automatic fave. Love it.
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03/06/2006 07:40:08 PM
WOW..this is very cool! 10
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03/06/2006 05:47:31 PM
This is just beautiful! I am so drawn to bridges. They are so photogenic, and you have managed to find an especially beautiful one! Outstanding richness and depth! 9
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03/06/2006 10:59:58 AM
This is wonderful!
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03/06/2006 09:44:55 AM
This is beautiful, the lighting and clarity are perfect.
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03/06/2006 09:14:19 AM
Now this photo just works well. The evening glow of the lights in the background, the soft lighting of the rocks and bridge, and the glass-like reflections of the water. Great photo! One of my top ten picks for sure!
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03/06/2006 07:29:30 AM
magical looking! Great reflections in the water! 8
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03/06/2006 06:27:21 AM
lovely shot with great depth and colour
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03/06/2006 06:12:08 AM
Lighting and composition are very good. It brings over a very still and serene feel to it.
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03/06/2006 01:54:59 AM
Is Thomas Kinkade submitting photos these days? ;) Nice...
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03/06/2006 01:50:18 AM
"WOW"..."WOW"..."WOW"...This is a magical scene and ove of the very best in this challenge.....A "10" from me.....
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03/06/2006 01:44:17 AM
There is just so much to look at.
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