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Orion Arches
Orion Arches
moonwell


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Night Shot IV (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Location: Downtown Des Moines, IA
Date: Apr 9, 2007
Aperture: F9
ISO: 200
Shutter: 30s
Galleries: Landscape, Transportation
Date Uploaded: Apr 10, 2007

Not a whole lot of adjustments to this shot. Curves & saturation adjustment in the red, cyan & blue.

Wish I could have darked the foreground a tad. It was illuminated by a nearby street lamp. I thought about cropping some out, but decided to leave it full frame.

Statistics
Place: 8 out of 266
Avg (all users): 6.8713
Avg (commenters): 7.8333
Avg (participants): 6.5412
Avg (non-participants): 7.0214
Views since voting: 1835
Views during voting: 466
Votes: 272
Comments: 31
Favorites: 2 (view)


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07/02/2008 04:40:02 AM
GREAT COLORS AND FRAMING
 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/17/2007 10:35:44 PM
Nice shot, 6... little too much light on the rocks so it takes away from the beauty of the blue in the bridge,
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04/17/2007 09:32:47 PM
Beautiful! In my top 10, I really like the blue on the bridge.
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04/17/2007 07:11:20 PM
Not sure if the rocks in the foreground add or detract. Excellent use of color - excellent capture of stars, red in clounds and almost matching blue of sky & bridge.
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04/17/2007 04:46:26 PM
wow
what a great colours
well done
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04/16/2007 10:16:42 PM
Perfect lighting and stars to boot! You gonna win.
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04/16/2007 08:48:55 PM
I love it. The elements of almost light and day mixed into one. Wonderful absolutely wonderful composition. This is defiantly a 10.
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04/16/2007 06:47:26 PM
Crisp, clear, perfect lighting, beautiful photo! 10 for me!!
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04/14/2007 11:36:26 PM
Great shot.
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04/14/2007 09:03:49 PM
neat
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04/14/2007 07:45:17 PM
Beautiful shot! Great depth and color! It think the rocks in the foreground could stand to be a bit darker, however. They compete with the bridge for the eyes' attention. 9
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04/14/2007 03:36:25 PM
Sweet!!! The balance between the lit foreground, the colors of the bridge, and the sky is awesome. If you ask me, this needs to be in the top 5. An incredible shot, and without using the Northern Lights... :)
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04/13/2007 06:39:00 PM
Wow, very nice, the lighting is great and Orion very clear and defined!! 9
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04/13/2007 05:34:18 PM
Beautiful shot, I wonder how it will look if you go 10 steps in front of you to avoid the rocks and have more of the bridge's reflection on the water.
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04/13/2007 04:10:48 PM
I really like everything about this photo...especially how the cool and warm colors work together and how everything is so well balanced. Great capture - 10
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04/13/2007 04:55:15 AM
The lighting, and the colors, and the perspective of the bridge here are just totally great. Oh how I wish that the arch was not smack dab in the middle of the frame :-( If about 20-25 percent of the left of this shot were cropped/framed out, I really honestly feel this would be a much, much stronger composition.
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04/13/2007 02:37:27 AM
Beautiful colors!!
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04/12/2007 01:04:44 PM
Nice bold colors! The angle of the bridge really creates a nice leading line into the photo. Maybe a little less foreground, some of it is distracting. Very nice!
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04/12/2007 11:10:58 AM
I would like this much better without the light on the foreground.
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04/12/2007 12:33:57 AM
the colours in the sky are great and the exposure is excellent overall...not sure if the foreground adds or distracts...I find myself focussing on it as it is the best lit part of the image
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04/12/2007 12:19:40 AM
Great colors! Bonus point for including Orion's belt in there! Very sharp - a feast for the eyes. :)
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04/12/2007 12:14:17 AM
beautiful color!
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04/11/2007 10:46:12 PM
love Orion"s belt, and the neon blue pointing to it
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04/11/2007 07:41:25 PM
Beautiful colors and use of flash to fill foreground.
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04/11/2007 04:07:40 PM
Titter crop removing rocks would make this an assume image
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04/11/2007 12:56:20 PM
Pretty!
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04/11/2007 07:12:39 AM
Nice capture of Orion in the break in the clouds. I think it would be a 10 for me but the foreground is a little bright and distracting from an otherwise beautiful photo. I'll go with 9.
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04/11/2007 03:22:30 AM
great color of sky and contrast to the blue!
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04/11/2007 02:44:24 AM
Great bridge shot, would have liked ith without the so much of the stones etc in the foreground - I think they detract from the rest of the photo which is truly beautiful.
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04/11/2007 01:36:38 AM
This is really cool. The range of colours and shades in this image is great. You did well to capture it all without resorting to advanced editing. The scrappy rocks detract a little from the clean lines and colours of the bridges, and the left side doesn't add anything to the image, but it's still pretty amazing.
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04/11/2007 12:10:29 AM
Excellent shot and incredible colors.
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