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The City by the Bay
1st PlaceThe City by the Bay
jdannels


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Urban Landscapes IV (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D300s
Lens: Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f/2.8 Di II LD Aspherical (IF) for Nikon
Location: Yerba Buena Island, CA
Date: Mar 8, 2012
Aperture: pretty small
ISO: pretty low
Shutter: kinda long
Galleries: Cityscape
Date Uploaded: Mar 8, 2012

Thanks everyone for the votes and comments. This is a blend of two images to fix some highlights in the city skyline. I had first thought of this location about 4 years ago, when I saw a mural in the mission with this view. To get to this location, I pretty much followed ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_N.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_N.gif', '/') + 1) . ' BrennanOB's directions on this image. If you go make sure to wear solid hiking boots. Thank you again.

I didn't have the file in front of me so I had guessed the settings. :P Real settings were as follows.
ISO 200, f/7.1, 61 seconds. I used a remote shutter release and a stopwatch on my phone for the long exposure. The second image was 6 seconds long for the brightest lights. I believe I had a circular polarizer on the lens. No other filters.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 127
Avg (all users): 7.4142
Avg (commenters): 8.3125
Avg (participants): 6.9828
Avg (non-participants): 7.6396
Views since voting: 4521
Views during voting: 378
Votes: 169
Comments: 43
Favorites: 10 (view)


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03/26/2012 10:15:57 AM
Nice one
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03/23/2012 11:00:34 AM
Beautiful..I love it!
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03/23/2012 10:19:14 AM
Great Shot Joe!
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03/22/2012 03:59:43 PM
Thanks for filling in the timing info!
Congrats once more.
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03/22/2012 12:41:08 PM
beautifully composed. Congrats on your new ribbon, Joe!
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03/21/2012 11:22:17 PM
What a lovely feast for the eyes!
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03/21/2012 10:16:01 PM
Aperture: pretty small
ISO: pretty low
Shutter: kinda long

LOL

Congrats on this.
Get this in high resolution and market it on canvas.
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03/21/2012 10:07:51 PM
Awesome Joe Dannels
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03/21/2012 02:24:09 PM
Beautiful shot Joe, I like how you brought up the shadow bands in the water.
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03/21/2012 12:08:28 PM
Love the shadow on the water! Congrats on the blue!
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03/21/2012 11:57:28 AM
Congrats! Nicely done.
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03/21/2012 11:30:41 AM
Congrats on the ribbon and like the info.
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03/21/2012 10:41:52 AM
Originally posted by NiallOTuama:

Heh.
Aperture: pretty small
ISO: pretty low
Shutter: kinda long

Great shot! Love that water. Did you have to use any ND filters or anything? Well done on the blue!


Lol. I noticed this too. Nice photo and a well earned blue!!
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03/21/2012 09:23:20 AM
Congratulations Joe...beautiful image (and I just read what you had to do to get there too!)
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03/21/2012 06:48:49 AM
Heh.
Aperture: pretty small
ISO: pretty low
Shutter: kinda long

Great shot! Love that water. Did you have to use any ND filters or anything? Well done on the blue!
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03/21/2012 06:02:03 AM
well deserved blue. this is a beautiful picture.
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03/21/2012 03:42:55 AM
Way to go, Joe!
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03/21/2012 12:23:58 AM
Thought this would be a worthy winner, congrats on the blue
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03/21/2012 12:17:51 AM
An incredible shot, congrats on the Blue!

I've tried a couple of times to get to this spot of the Bay Bridge but could never figure out how to. I'll need to try again the next time I'm up there.
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03/21/2012 12:17:43 AM
Oh! Congrats, Joe!
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03/21/2012 12:11:17 AM
Good to see you back in action Joe. Lovely work!
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03/21/2012 12:09:26 AM
Sweet shot Joe! No question this one deserved the blue- excellent work :)
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03/21/2012 12:06:03 AM
Congrats on the blue. Beautifully composed shot of a beautiful scene.
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03/21/2012 12:04:37 AM
LOL - the other City by the Bay. Good to see you on the front page again, Joe.
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03/21/2012 12:03:47 AM
Beautiful shot - Congratulations on the Blue!
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03/21/2012 12:02:00 AM
And so it is! Congrats!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/20/2012 11:16:46 PM
Just beautiful. Wish I could learn how to take night photos like this.
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03/20/2012 12:48:48 PM
beautiful glow
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03/20/2012 10:29:58 AM
Tremdous shot. I like the point of view.
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03/20/2012 03:29:21 AM
Stunning! Well done.
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03/19/2012 02:47:58 PM
beautiful!

revisiting... have i seen this on 500px?
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03/19/2012 11:38:24 AM
Bumping from a 7 to an 8. Love the colors here and the composition is wonderful.
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03/17/2012 03:24:31 PM
love it ++
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03/16/2012 11:11:40 PM
Nice use of the bridge for framing and excellent choice in time of day.
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03/15/2012 01:17:23 PM
Best in the challenge!!!!!!!
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03/15/2012 12:42:57 PM
Beautiful
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03/15/2012 11:38:42 AM
Lovely shot. Nice colors. Love the city in the background and the angle you've chosen.
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03/15/2012 11:33:19 AM
I think it's impossible for this one to do poorly. Excellent work! I love this image.
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03/14/2012 09:50:21 PM
This is the other of my three favourite shots. 9 from me.
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03/14/2012 09:00:15 PM
Well. What can I say. Does "clear winner" sound good enough?
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03/14/2012 06:05:30 PM
A nightscape by a master of nightscapes - Top 10 without any doubt. I will up it to the winner of this challenge.
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03/14/2012 01:25:16 AM
Lovely shot. Classic.
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03/14/2012 12:16:27 AM
It really was great weather here last week for this challenge! Great photo! 10
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