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St. Louis Arch - Night Shot
St. Louis Arch - Night Shot
pottersclay75


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study XIV (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM for Canon
Location: St. Louis
Date: Oct 10, 2006
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 10
Galleries: Cityscape, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Oct 15, 2006

Set up at the base of the St. Louis arch. Standing about 20 ft. back. Used Sigma lens, zoomed all the way out to 10mm. Got some lens flare from the lamp post, spot edited that out. Burned the sky some to bring out the dark orange and the clouds. Unsharp mask and a bit of levels.


Post challenge-
Wow... Top 20! I sure hope I can keep this up! To all those who wanted to see the bottom left corner of the arch: sorry. I was zoomed out as far as I could go (10mm), and I did try backing up some to get the whole arch in. Unfortunately, it lost some of the drama when I did. I will post a shot I took the very next night when the arch was lit up pink.

Thanks so much for all who voted and commented!

Statistics
Place: 17 out of 625
Avg (all users): 6.8670
Avg (commenters): 8.2727
Avg (participants): 6.7432
Avg (non-participants): 7.3250
Views since voting: 18719
Views during voting: 334
Votes: 188
Comments: 28
Favorites: 11 (view)


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05/15/2011 07:20:13 PM
this picture is awesome!!! great use of light and reflection. I am interested in a negative for print if anyone knows the photographer!!
01/05/2007 10:20:48 PM
This is a very catchy image of an amazing structure. I am glad that you knew that you could get this effect at night, and that you did it so well. Great play on perspective with the way that the arch diminishes in size to the top and increases again on the far side of the river. The designer would be proud of this image.
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01/02/2007 01:38:33 AM
This is stunning!! WTG on top 20!
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11/08/2006 08:53:25 PM
Massive and wonderous. Congratulations on your top 20 finish.
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11/08/2006 09:56:37 AM
Excellent shot. Congrats on your top 20 finish!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/07/2006 03:02:08 AM
I love the angle, the colors, the lighting... 10.
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11/06/2006 06:54:47 PM
wowy!!
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11/05/2006 09:26:27 PM
cool, you can really feel the volume in this. would have liked to see the left corner, so 9.
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11/05/2006 06:26:16 PM
Very dramatic shot of the arch!! Nicely done!
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11/05/2006 11:40:39 AM
great shot
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11/05/2006 07:45:16 AM
way to make the Arch look skewed. great work.-9-
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11/04/2006 05:54:31 PM
Really nice shot of the arch, the perspective is awesome, colors and lighting are very nice.
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11/03/2006 10:42:38 PM
Very dramatic composition. Well done. The lights really enhance this photo.
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11/03/2006 08:51:21 PM
Most beautiful and unique shot I have ever seen of the Arch. Love how bright it is compared to the moody clouds in the background.
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11/03/2006 04:39:17 PM
Very nice! This is my favorite of the Arch entries.
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11/03/2006 02:43:25 PM
Such an excellent and original take on the Arch. Very beautiful photograph!
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11/03/2006 02:01:58 PM
very cool!
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11/03/2006 10:12:49 AM
This looks really cool. The light almost makes it look like ice :) I like it alot!
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11/03/2006 08:37:58 AM
stunning shot. the lighting the dramatic sky, it all adds together to make a really impressive shot, well done.
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11/03/2006 06:38:30 AM
Love the effect of the lights and the sky. Very Nice!
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11/02/2006 07:26:05 PM
Very cool night shot, great perspective. I like the light cracks up the side of the arch (don't know what they are), they look like lightning.
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11/02/2006 06:53:10 PM
Are you going back here for the "long exposure" challenge?
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11/02/2006 09:23:14 AM
So powerful..... so damm good, as well..... Top shot IMO.....
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11/02/2006 04:59:05 AM
beauty!
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11/02/2006 12:55:12 AM
outstanding. a well deserved 10
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11/01/2006 06:31:46 PM
I love the perspective! Incredible capture! 10
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11/01/2006 01:17:17 PM
This certainly has a magical look to it.
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11/01/2006 09:59:24 AM
Very nice. The Chamber of Commerce would like to get ahold of this one. Maybe a touch tight on the crop.
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