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Challenge: From A Distance (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM II
Location: Capilano Suspension Bridge, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Jul 8, 2011
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/60
Date Uploaded: Jul 9, 2011

I have always wanted to see this bridge in person.  It is a truly spectacular bridge and when you walk on it, the thing sways pretty good, but it is a lot of fun.  One shot I decided to take was to go all the way around the bridge in order to get a more interesting point of view.  I had my 70-200mm with me so there was no problem.  This couple decided to hang out on the bridge for like 20 minutes and since it was getting late most people had already left so they had the whole bridge to themselves for awhile.  I had the same shot but without the people in it too but I figured if I go with the one with people in it, it will give the viewers a better sense of scale.  Glad it worked out.  Thank you for your votes and comments.

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Place: 1 out of 99
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Avg (commenters): 7.9444
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Views since voting: 4886
Views during voting: 309
Votes: 142
Comments: 43
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07/24/2011 08:24:15 AM
Awesome shot!! What an incredibly cool bridge! Congrats on the beautiful blue!
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07/23/2011 12:43:10 PM
Super image,hooray for you.
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07/19/2011 05:43:29 PM
Great shot. Love the vignetting and saturation. Well deserved rewards!!!
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07/19/2011 03:20:41 PM
Congrats on the ribbon; much deserved. Just now getting to the results of this challenge and glad to see this one at the top.
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07/19/2011 02:38:12 PM
Congrats on the beautiful image and yet another ribbon!
I knew this was going to steal my chances of blue the moment I saw it :)
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07/18/2011 11:04:03 PM
This is cool. Congrats!!
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07/18/2011 07:47:25 PM
Fantastic Allen!!!! Gorgeous image with tremendous color. WOW!
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07/18/2011 03:25:57 PM
The way the image is framed makes the trees seem to be going on and on forever. The folks on the bridge are needed too, otherwise it would be a little less interesting. Congrats on yet another ribbon!
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07/18/2011 02:55:45 PM
What a splendid use of that vivid green! and the thin bridge and the small couple. nouvelle cuisine.
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07/18/2011 01:58:27 PM
Originally posted by ytshuva:

amazing place and great picture.
I'm not sure about the blur effect issue, My last blue was DQL due to small motion blur..yet maybe this kind of filter is ok..


It's not a blur, it's a glow really. The effet is called "Glamour Glow" in NIK. Adding Motion blur is definitely not ok, however Glamour Glow is something completely different and is totally ok.

Message edited by author 2011-07-18 13:58:49.
07/18/2011 01:54:47 PM
amazing place and great picture.
I'm not sure about the blur effect issue, My last blue was DQL due to small motion blur..yet maybe this kind of filter is ok..

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07/18/2011 01:42:00 PM
Those trees look so massive!
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07/18/2011 01:22:49 PM
Originally posted by Adz:

Pleeeaasse can you tell us how you do this kind of processing with the blur? It's amazing! Congrats


Sure, would be happy to. The glowy/blurry effect is created by NIK's Glamour Glow. If you have NIK's plugin installed in your photoshop, all you have to do is to launch it and click on Glamour Glow and it will give you a very interesting effect like this. It's almost like an instant dodge and burn but with a bit of a glow.
07/18/2011 12:45:34 PM
Pleeeaasse can you tell us how you do this kind of processing with the blur? It's amazing! Congrats
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07/18/2011 11:55:22 AM
An amazing wall. Beautiful.
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07/18/2011 11:33:56 AM
Breathtaking. Would not have been the same without the people! Congrats on the blue.
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07/18/2011 10:34:16 AM
Ohmy! That is such an amazing photo. That is the kind of photo I always try to get when I'm in awe of the massive scale of a scene I'm looking at. Fabulous work!!! (of course) :)

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07/18/2011 09:18:34 AM
Congrats on yet another ribbon! Great shot choice!
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07/18/2011 01:52:35 AM
excellent, congrats on another blue in your trophy cabinet!
I am going to Vancouver tomorrow, should check out this bridge, thanks for the tip :)
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07/18/2011 01:45:07 AM
Congrats, definitely the right choice.
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07/18/2011 01:35:30 AM
Originally posted by adigitalromance:

My wife and I were walking while watching a really beautiful sunset and we said to each other, "Wow, that sunset is so pretty. It's like a nightpixels picture!"

Haha, congrats on another ribbon.


Thank you, very kind of you.
07/18/2011 01:20:52 AM
Superb shot, well deserved blue, congrats.
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07/18/2011 12:39:39 AM
My wife and I were walking while watching a really beautiful sunset and we said to each other, "Wow, that sunset is so pretty. It's like a nightpixels picture!"

Haha, congrats on another ribbon.
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07/18/2011 12:09:16 AM
Top notch! Congratulations!
eta: forgot this:
congrats_nightpixels.png

Message edited by author 2011-07-29 06:46:31.
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07/18/2011 12:02:15 AM
Allen, you never cease to amaze me. Another great shot. Congrats!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/17/2011 10:17:26 PM
The rich greens and the contrasting bridge are wonderful colors. I think I'd like it better cropped a little differently, either to show the height of the bridge off the ground or put the bridge low to show the height of the trees towering above it.
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07/17/2011 08:06:05 PM
treemendous effect


I'm hanging this in my fantasy art gallery.

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07/17/2011 07:48:58 PM
Wonderfully beautiful. 8
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07/17/2011 07:33:24 AM
Wow, so vast and lush. The centered composition really maximizes the effect. Nicely done.
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07/16/2011 07:37:10 AM
I think I've detected the winner of the blue, this is awesome.
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07/15/2011 05:15:01 PM
Love the softness of the trees with your attention being directed to the subjects in the centre.
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07/15/2011 10:45:33 AM
wow, this is very interesting, one can almost feel the distances....
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07/15/2011 04:42:25 AM
like this, though the green is a bit oversaturated
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07/14/2011 02:03:52 PM
I love how the bridge contrasts in color and angle to the trees. In my top five for the challenge.
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07/13/2011 02:48:49 PM
I had an instant urge to use ROT (Rule of Thirds). The wall of green looks amazing.
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07/13/2011 02:14:18 PM
How green and lush. This must be so majestic in person. Nicely captured.
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07/12/2011 12:25:25 PM
Fantastic shot....just TOOOOOOOOOOOOOO green.......
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07/12/2011 07:01:54 AM
Wow...excellent.
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07/11/2011 11:14:13 PM
Wow! That about sums it up.
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07/11/2011 02:26:43 PM
Great take on the challenge, and very cool photo in general. I'm glad you go people in the scene to show the sense of scale.
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07/11/2011 12:01:27 PM
Lovin' this shot.
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07/11/2011 11:19:06 AM
I love it. Truly the sense of distance. Great rich verdant colors. :)
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07/11/2011 12:14:36 AM
this is sooooooooo sweet
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