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Challenge: Night Shot IV (Basic Editing)
Camera: Sony DSLR-A100K
Lens: Sony DT 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Aspherical ED High Magnification Zoom Lens for Sony Alpha
Location: cleveland
Date: Apr 7, 2007
Aperture: 5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1.3
Galleries: Architecture, History
Date Uploaded: Apr 8, 2007

this is the cleveland mounument shot in a winter storm on my birthday -- April 7th... edits include: crop, tonemap (single file conversion) multiple curves adj layers, noise ninja, usm, resize, save for web.

Thanks everyone for all of your wonderfull comments. This picture means alot to me because I captured it on my birthday - snow was on the ground, my girlfriend was in the hospital... now spring is showing through and she's back with me... what a wonderful birthday present... thanks again!

.....also everyone in team NOOB a big group hug! Your thoughts brought home the red baby!

GOOOO NOOOBS!

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 266
Avg (all users): 7.3394
Avg (commenters): 8.4865
Avg (participants): 6.9551
Avg (non-participants): 7.5243
Views since voting: 12436
Views during voting: 558
Votes: 274
Comments: 80
Favorites: 31 (view)


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02/22/2008 10:23:45 PM
what a sweet capture, and the statue really resonates with that dark and eerie building.
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08/09/2007 10:52:02 PM
This is an awesome shot, I'm from Cleveland btw :-)
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05/29/2007 10:54:45 AM
I know this was taken a good while ago, but, God, it's a brill-i-ant shot. I like everything about it.
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04/20/2007 04:56:14 AM
excellent!
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04/19/2007 11:44:23 PM
Hey, I saw your statue on 30 Rock today. This is a great photo.
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04/19/2007 10:11:24 PM
This so beautiful in a very Art Deco-Batmanesque way.
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04/19/2007 10:06:20 PM
Congrats !! couldn't have done more justice to the monument :-)
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04/19/2007 03:28:51 PM
This is fantastic, I love the mellow glow around the building
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04/19/2007 01:27:39 PM
Great shot of the fountain, always like to see cleveland pictures on the front page. Congratulations.
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04/19/2007 11:19:51 AM
Awesome pic. congratulations Lonz!
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04/19/2007 03:01:34 AM
excellent. great perspective and i like the business of the elements. congratz.
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04/19/2007 12:20:49 AM
Well exposed, nicely balanced choregraphed photo. Great work!
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04/18/2007 09:17:07 PM
My favourite :)
(and happy belated birthday to a fellow April 7ther)
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04/18/2007 05:07:54 PM
Congratulations on the Ribbon and an awesome shot! Well done!
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04/18/2007 04:54:27 PM
This is fantastic. I think if I'd made voting I would have said the top hand was not quite as sharp as the rest, which is a shame, but it hardly detracts from the quality of the rest of the picture. The composition is perfect with the building behind, and I love the way the ground at the bottom seems to be weighed down by the statue. Can anyone else see that very slight curve?! It really works to add something extra to the photo, somehow! (Wow that was technical :-P)
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04/18/2007 01:43:03 PM
Fantastic job - wonderful image. Congrats on the ribbon.
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04/18/2007 11:22:58 AM
Congrats on a real winner! Into my FAVS it must go! (I gave it a '9' but wish I would have come back to bump to a '10!')
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04/18/2007 10:40:08 AM
Glad my 10 took. This is truly outstanding - congrats on the red ribbon. If the competition hadn't been so fierce, you certainly would have had the blue.
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04/18/2007 10:29:19 AM
Very glad to see this photo ribbon...congrats on winning the red ribbon!
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04/18/2007 09:15:22 AM
Killer shot man, IMHO best in the lot.
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04/18/2007 09:06:52 AM
This is one of the coolest shots I've seen here...works so well. This is one I could see hanging on a wall.
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04/18/2007 08:11:28 AM
Congrats on the first!! Great shot!
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04/18/2007 07:42:51 AM
Wonderful composition and exposure! Very glad to see you got your first ribbon with it and that it's a very meaningful picture to you - congrats!
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04/18/2007 07:30:43 AM
Excellent image - congrats on your first ribbon and a whopping new PB! Well done. GO OHIO!
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04/18/2007 07:21:48 AM
I've been meaning to take a pic of that statue for a while. No sense doing it now- you've done it so perfectly. Way to go OHIO!
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04/18/2007 02:58:27 AM
Congrats, Keith, on your first ribbon, well done!
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04/18/2007 02:35:47 AM
Excellent composition! Just a f.... great shot! Love it!! =D
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04/18/2007 02:09:11 AM
outstanding shot, very well done on the ribbon
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04/18/2007 01:29:47 AM
Oh yeah! An easy ribbon call! :) Congrats!
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04/18/2007 01:14:28 AM
Keith, you really deserved the red ribbon man...this is perfectly exposed and beautifully captured. I knew you would be slightly ahead of me and believe it or not, my score dropped a full 0.12 in 12 hours! Anyhow, congrats man and well done.
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04/18/2007 01:03:40 AM
Congratulations, beautiful shot!
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04/18/2007 12:34:33 AM
What a fantastic shot. Huge congrats on the red and on your first ribbon. WTG!
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04/18/2007 12:22:12 AM
HELL YEAH!!!! wooooohoooooooooooooooooo!!!! GO TEAM NOOB!!! :D

CONGRATULATIONS Lonz!!! You SO deserved it!!
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04/18/2007 12:16:25 AM
NOOOOOOOOOBB Loves you LONZ! Congrats on the red my friend!!
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04/18/2007 12:11:55 AM
One of my favorites of the challenge. :) Congrats on the ribbon!
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04/18/2007 12:08:28 AM
Congrats! This is a beautiful shot. (Of Cleveland even - heh!)
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04/18/2007 12:07:33 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon! Great Image!
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04/18/2007 12:05:54 AM
Congrats Lonz! It was fun competing with you for this challenge :)
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04/18/2007 12:04:40 AM
Congrats Lonz on this excellent image from the night, an inspiration for all of us who are still reaching for better clarity in night shots.
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04/18/2007 12:02:18 AM
Woohoo!!!! Go Lonz! Team NOOB loves you!!
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04/18/2007 12:02:11 AM
Hurrah for Lonz! Didn't I say I could smell the red!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/17/2007 11:58:37 PM
great angle, like the balance in the picture..! 8
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04/17/2007 11:31:02 PM
this has to be in the top 5...after going back and looking at this, it's perfect. i really hope it wins the blue. 10
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04/17/2007 10:32:53 PM
I love your composition on this. The title is so fitting here. Good luck!
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04/17/2007 09:31:13 PM
Simply beautiful, one of my favourites.
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04/17/2007 12:05:03 PM
Awesome!
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04/17/2007 11:53:34 AM
I like the composition but looks like it lost a lot of detail in downsizing the image for display.
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04/17/2007 01:12:42 AM
Nice.Composition couldn't be better.
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04/17/2007 12:18:58 AM
I like the way you framed this shot Very creative
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04/16/2007 09:21:44 PM
Wonderful! Very Innovative!
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04/16/2007 06:50:42 PM
This is absolutely wonderful! The lighting is perfect, crisp, clear. The framing of the statue with the building is perfect! 10 for me!!
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04/16/2007 06:21:22 PM
I love the symmetry and colors in this photo, reminds me somehow of one of those cartoonish movies (like batman's gotham city, sin city, etc etc.) Probably because the building in the back looks surreal. I love it!
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04/16/2007 01:18:45 AM
i love how you framed this! great job
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04/15/2007 10:39:27 PM
cleveland :). i've taken a picture of this monument before but yours is a lot better. 10!
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04/15/2007 09:58:05 PM
Very nice shot in downtown Cleveland. Beautiful. (Night of the Home Opener?!) BOL. 9 here
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04/15/2007 04:46:42 PM
I like it, I like it alot. The composition is brilliant, this should ribbon.
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04/15/2007 10:44:28 AM
Nicely put together. Great Job!
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04/15/2007 08:44:53 AM
Love the composition. could go for a bit more light further up the statue, a bit hard to make out detail up there. It's rather phallic, was this intentional, or am I reading to much into this? 7
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04/15/2007 02:00:13 AM
I predict ribbon, but I'm only giving you a 6. :P
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04/14/2007 10:22:01 PM
Great composition and exposure. Nicely done.
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04/14/2007 10:12:12 PM
Lovely composition! (now that I think about it this is actually pretty phallic?) I like how everything seems very symmetrical. With shots like this even a little bit of tilt can be devestating. Seems a tiny tiny bit off because of the way the building has the extra part on the right but that doesn't make me go "oh um the picture is tilted!" but instead adds to the vibrancy of the image. 10!
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04/14/2007 07:19:06 PM
Neat image. I am not so sure I like the statue and the building in the background occupying the same space, however. They somewhat compete for the eye.
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04/14/2007 06:42:26 PM
I wonder where this is. Nice composition, interesting subject, contrast a bit flat. 8
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04/14/2007 03:36:36 PM
Amazing clarity, great highlights/shadows, and excellent composition. Well done! :)
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04/13/2007 06:42:00 PM
Awesome!! 10
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04/12/2007 01:38:24 PM
I really like the alignment of the statue and skyscraper. A very subtle duplicity and works great visually. Really nice glow of light off the fog/mist. Stunning photograph!
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04/12/2007 07:15:09 AM
Brilliant.
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04/12/2007 12:48:25 AM
this is a well constructed image...although i think that the statue itself may have stood a little more light.
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04/12/2007 12:27:50 AM
wow...that's really dramaitic...i would imagine this would look fantastic at night in real life...good image
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04/11/2007 08:13:10 PM
Great composition. I really like the fog effect. The buildings seem to be tilted just a hair to the right, though.
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04/11/2007 06:02:37 PM
AWESOME COMPOSITION. SO VERY AWESOME. Good luck!
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04/11/2007 04:52:14 PM
this one should imho score high.... 10
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04/11/2007 11:28:27 AM
Wonderful composition and exquisitly executed
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04/11/2007 08:47:51 AM
Wow, very nice.
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04/11/2007 08:41:51 AM
Great perspective!
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04/11/2007 08:07:58 AM
Excellent composition and exposure.! 8
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04/11/2007 07:54:00 AM
amazing composition, great colours and whilst at first i wanted a bit more contrast in the sky/background, i think this is perfect as is
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04/11/2007 06:02:23 AM
Love how you have framed the statue with the building in the background
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04/11/2007 03:02:35 AM
very cool use of the background complimenting the foreground!
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04/11/2007 02:24:45 AM
Reaching for a RIBBON! Front page material for sure. Great shot! The building in the background looms ominously and makes the shot all that more interesting.
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