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Golden Gate's colorful night
2nd PlaceGolden Gate's colorful night
william88


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study XVII (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Date: Aug 12, 2007
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 30
Galleries: Urban, Landscape
Date Uploaded: Aug 12, 2007

When the fast moving clouds kissed the upper red lights, Golden Gate Bridge started a most beautiful dynamic show with red glow and the blue background. With the addition of the ocean reflection, it's a complete scene for the 17mm wide angle lens.

PP: noise reduction, detail enhancement, rotation, cropping, usm, selective color, curves, levels, resize, border.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 452
Avg (all users): 7.4198
Avg (commenters): 8.6471
Avg (participants): 7.2333
Avg (non-participants): 7.6528
Views since voting: 10791
Views during voting: 306
Votes: 162
Comments: 71
Favorites: 24 (view)


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08/25/2007 01:03:15 AM
They are both nice photos, very nice actually. But I just feel like you didn't really work hard enough for both of them. Like you did for one but not the other.
But in the end you have 2 beautiful photos of a beautiful place that thousands will view within days being on the front page of dpc.
Congrats!
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08/24/2007 06:12:32 PM
Good job, William! Another ribbon!! Wow!
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08/24/2007 01:41:12 PM
Thank you very much for the warm messages. Kini62's comment did make me sleepless, but I feel better now. Thanks a lot to all.
08/23/2007 04:56:29 PM
Originally posted by kini62:

Originally posted by william88:

Originally posted by kini62:

I know it's not "technically" the same photograph, but for all intensive purposes, it is.

While they're both very lovely, I don't think they both should've been allowed according to the contest rules. JMO

Gene


Gene, when you go to a beautiful place. Do you release shutter only once? If not, do you release twice "purposely"?
I am sorry but I am different from you. I don't have time to consider how many shots do I need to take.
My camera was on the tripod and I took 5 shots, all of them have the same composition but different clouds because they moved fast.
BTW, which rule said this is not allowed? Please read the rules carefully yourself.


It would be based on this one: "use the same original image in more than one challenge."

While I agree that when you are in a situation like you were that taking many photos is the thing to do, I don't agree with using what is essentially the same photo in more than one contest.

As I said you are technically correct in using this second image, I just don't agree with it. Again JMO.

Gene


Both images are stunning Gene! They may be the same subject matter...(which I have found subject matter to be repeated in many different challenges...by the same and/or different photographers)...but they are different captures of the same subject. Fortunately for William...he was in the right place at the right time and was able to capture some exceptional images.
As photographers...both professionals and amateurs are bound to happen upon the same or similar scenes frequently. IMHO...I think both of his ribbons were well deserved.
I can only dream of someday having the equipment, the skills and the timing to capture something this beautiful.
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08/23/2007 08:35:27 AM
Originally posted by leko2k:

damn, no matter the bickering going on below, this is still a smokin' pic. Congrats on the red.


Thank you so much!! Nobody should give up the right to defend when facing an attack.
08/23/2007 02:06:32 AM
damn, no matter the bickering going on below, this is still a smokin' pic. Congrats on the red.
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08/22/2007 11:23:44 PM
Originally posted by robincox:

Damn, the high saturation and the softness really sets up a cozy moode. Nice line depth and diagonal composition too. Just curious, did you use the photoshop plugin neat image?

I don't have that plugin. I use the build in dust & scratch filter of PS7.
08/22/2007 08:26:08 PM
Originally posted by kini62:

Originally posted by william88:

Originally posted by kini62:

I know it's not "technically" the same photograph, but for all intensive purposes, it is.

While they're both very lovely, I don't think they both should've been allowed according to the contest rules. JMO

Gene


Gene, when you go to a beautiful place. Do you release shutter only once? If not, do you release twice "purposely"?
I am sorry but I am different from you. I don't have time to consider how many shots do I need to take.
My camera was on the tripod and I took 5 shots, all of them have the same composition but different clouds because they moved fast.
BTW, which rule said this is not allowed? Please read the rules carefully yourself.


It would be based on this one: "use the same original image in more than one challenge."
Gene


OPEN YOUR EYES, they are from two different original images. Why don't you put them side by side and compare?

Message edited by author 2007-08-22 20:28:45.
08/22/2007 08:22:08 PM
Originally posted by william88:

Originally posted by kini62:

I know it's not "technically" the same photograph, but for all intensive purposes, it is.

While they're both very lovely, I don't think they both should've been allowed according to the contest rules. JMO

Gene


Gene, when you go to a beautiful place. Do you release shutter only once? If not, do you release twice "purposely"?
I am sorry but I am different from you. I don't have time to consider how many shots do I need to take.
My camera was on the tripod and I took 5 shots, all of them have the same composition but different clouds because they moved fast.
BTW, which rule said this is not allowed? Please read the rules carefully yourself.


It would be based on this one: "use the same original image in more than one challenge."

While I agree that when you are in a situation like you were that taking many photos is the thing to do, I don't agree with using what is essentially the same photo in more than one contest.

As I said you are technically correct in using this second image, I just don't agree with it. Again JMO.

Gene
08/22/2007 08:09:55 PM
Originally posted by kini62:

I know it's not "technically" the same photograph, but for all intensive purposes, it is.

While they're both very lovely, I don't think they both should've been allowed according to the contest rules. JMO

Gene


Gene, when you go to a beautiful place. Do you release shutter only once? If not, do you release twice "purposely"?
I am sorry but I am different from you. I don't have time to consider how many shots do I need to take.
My camera was on the tripod and I took 5 shots, all of them have the same composition but different clouds because they moved fast.
BTW, which rule said this is not allowed? Please read the rules carefully.

Message edited by author 2007-08-23 01:39:27.
08/22/2007 06:23:00 PM
I know it's not "technically" the same photograph, but for all intensive purposes, it is.

While they're both very lovely, I don't think they both should've been allowed according to the contest rules. JMO

Gene
08/22/2007 06:09:28 PM
Originally posted by ursula:

This one is different, the emphasis here is on the bridge, not the people and what they're doing. Beautiful, and congratulations!

Ursula, Thank you so much. I think you just point out the major difference. I learned from your comments.
08/22/2007 01:29:10 PM
This one is different, the emphasis here is on the bridge, not the people and what they're doing. Beautiful, and congratulations!
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08/22/2007 06:47:54 AM
Damn, the high saturation and the softness really sets up a cozy moode. Nice line depth and diagonal composition too. Just curious, did you use the photoshop plugin neat image?
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08/21/2007 11:50:43 PM
congrats on ur ribbon William! this one deserved it
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08/21/2007 08:50:35 PM
Gorgeous colors, outstanding image, congrats on the ribbon!!
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08/21/2007 03:01:03 PM
Congrats on the Red. I'm hereby calling Blue ribbon for your Urban submission. :-)
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08/21/2007 02:44:52 PM
Beautiful work, congrats! It's even possible to crop it to a panorama, taking off the rocks in the foreground - makes it simpler and more painting-like. But beautiful as it is...
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08/21/2007 08:20:07 AM
waht a lovely image, congratulations on the red
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08/21/2007 07:47:00 AM
Congratulations, great shot!
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08/20/2007 08:26:38 PM
congratulations on a splendid image. This was a difficult shot to get and you did it beautifully.
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08/20/2007 06:03:54 PM
Absolutely Stunning! Congratulations on the Ribbon!
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08/20/2007 04:42:17 PM
I know right where you were at, been there, done that... your photo is exceptional, though. Congrats on the red ribbon!

darn old
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08/20/2007 02:38:56 PM
Congratulations for this excellente shot and pp work. Well deserved ribbon!!
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08/20/2007 12:03:34 PM
stunning, and a well deserved ribbon for a truly beautiful shot
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08/20/2007 11:40:16 AM
A stunning photograph to say the least...congratulations on a well earned red ribbon!
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08/20/2007 10:34:34 AM
wonderful shot well done/congrats
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08/20/2007 09:39:37 AM
I am seeing another ribbon coming on the way!!! great shot!!!
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08/20/2007 08:25:11 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon with a beautiful shot. The couple holding hands are the icing on the cake. Good job!
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08/20/2007 05:30:07 AM
Beautiful picture, congratulations.
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08/20/2007 05:25:00 AM
William this is great! Congrats on the ribbon!
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08/20/2007 03:20:58 AM
a fantastic image deserving of a ribbon...great score
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08/20/2007 03:15:03 AM
stunning! Congrats!
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08/20/2007 02:47:07 AM
very beautiful shot! Congrats on the red!
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08/20/2007 02:07:20 AM
congrats on a beautiful image and red ribbon!
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08/20/2007 01:47:13 AM
gah! Grat job William! This is fantastic work! Yay, another ribbon for the bay :)
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08/20/2007 01:02:38 AM
Originally posted by Breeee123:

Wow, congrats on your red! Looks like you got your ribbon after all. = )

Thank you Briana. I thought I would miss top ten because my starting score was so low and there are so many excellent photo in this challenge. This is my first speed challenge and free study. I was so nervous.
08/20/2007 12:46:43 AM
Wow, congrats on your red! Looks like you got your ribbon after all. = )
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08/20/2007 12:29:59 AM
This is tremendously beautiful. Stunning capture, William. Huge congrats on your ribbon.
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08/20/2007 12:26:09 AM
I loved this photo as soon as I saw it in the challenge, I knew it would be a winner! Congratulations on your ribbon!

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08/20/2007 12:25:46 AM
I was wondering which one of us took that one. The only thing I knew for sure was that it wasn't me. Nice one, William! Congrats on another ribbon.
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08/20/2007 12:17:41 AM
Congrats. What a stunning image.
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08/20/2007 12:15:02 AM
Very nice!!! Congrats for your ribbon!
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08/20/2007 12:14:51 AM
Totally breathtaking mate, and so plesased you ribboned with this perfect shot.....
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08/20/2007 12:11:53 AM
Thank you all so much! Special big thanks to all who FAV my photo and to all the commenters and voters.
08/20/2007 12:09:09 AM
Really a beautiful scene - and a perspective not usually seen. Congrats on 2nd place!
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08/20/2007 12:03:30 AM
This one was bang on! Great shot. Glad ya scored good!
TC
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/19/2007 03:00:27 PM
Perfect form start to finish.
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08/19/2007 12:42:40 PM
beautiful, the long exposure is perfect
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08/19/2007 07:38:43 AM
Stunning effect here, and hope you score well.....
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08/18/2007 08:10:12 PM
Beautiful!! Gorgeous colors - love the softness - It really give this an enchanted feel.
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08/18/2007 08:04:27 AM
Now this is a photo worthy of a 10. Beautiful.
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08/18/2007 07:41:01 AM
Wow, 8
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08/18/2007 03:30:28 AM
very nice picture. The sky, the lights, the sea.....
08/17/2007 08:55:31 PM
great light and colors! shud do well
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08/17/2007 06:42:12 PM
hmmm...similar feel to the Urban submission. I like the other one better.
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08/16/2007 06:48:44 PM
I like both your shots
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08/16/2007 01:48:31 PM
Beautiful! Love the people in the sideground for scale.
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08/15/2007 06:30:02 AM
Beautiful photo. A romantic mood is evoked because of the colors and misty water.
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08/14/2007 05:05:49 PM
Wow I'm jealous I never could figure how to get down to shoot this image when in San Franciso Area. You nailed it. 10 psart good luck. Look forward to more of your shots. Hope you offer this one for sale....
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08/14/2007 04:40:17 PM
Wonderful capture.
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08/14/2007 02:39:01 PM
love the feel of this image. Great Job! i just wish there was something more in the forground to keep my attention there a bit longer. Awesome job!
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08/14/2007 07:38:47 AM
I really like the inclusionof the two hand-in-hand figures to the left, neatly framed bythe glowing light.
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08/14/2007 01:50:17 AM
Magazine quality.
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08/13/2007 10:12:02 PM
Magical!! HDR? Love the processing! 10
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08/13/2007 04:55:10 PM
Absolutely beautiful. 9
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08/13/2007 04:53:24 PM
truly gorgeous hues in this image
i love the way the path the people are on leads you into the bridge
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08/13/2007 03:45:52 PM
OMG!!! 10+++++++++
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08/13/2007 09:13:06 AM
PP was overdone.
08/13/2007 08:52:43 AM
nice use of leading lines. lighting and exposure is good too.
08/13/2007 03:12:42 AM
Gorgeous shot! Can you PM me and let me know where you took this? I'm visiting SF this week and am looking for good spots to shoot the Golden Gate. Thanks!
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