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Seattle Space Needle - AKA The New Years Biggest Roman Candle.
Seattle Space Needle - AKA The New Years Biggest Roman Candle.

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: New Year's Resolution (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-D60
Location: Seattle, WA
Date: Jan 1, 2003
Aperture: F9.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 4s
Galleries: Landscape, Travel
Date Uploaded: Jan 1, 2003

This Photo was taken from the Queen Anne area during the 2003 New Years celebration in Seattle.

Place: 10 out of 46
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Avg (non-participants): 6.3393
Views since voting: 2010
Votes: 98
Comments: 12
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01/13/2003 10:04:00 PM
Critique Club Review

Composition/Content: Overall this is a really good photo. The Space needle leans a bit, but you can really get a sense of the size of this display.
Lighting: You did a very good job here. So often these kinds of pictures wind up with burned out fireworks. The time exposure coupled with a wide aperature often leave the pictures with white or very pale firework trails. The reds and blues came out very well.
Background: You might have a bit of extra negative space at the top and sides of the frame, but nothing fatal here.

The smoke adds interest, but at the same time, I would like to see a picture from earlier in the display. I think a cleaner picture might have worked better. As it is, the restaurant is obscured a bit, and unless you knew the Space Needle, (I do), it might not be quite so obvious.

In summary, a straighter Space Needle, a bit tighter cropping to reduce just a little of the extra space, and maybe a bit of the lights at the bottom of the scene, are about all I can add. You've already done a very good job to start with.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/06/2003 09:37:14 PM
now THAT is what I call a celebration!! seems a bit titled to me.. can be easily fixed. otherwise a great image.
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01/06/2003 05:10:28 AM
Cool photo besides the tilt.
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01/04/2003 08:46:02 AM
Excellent capture. I love the colors and the trails the fireworks leave. The smoke has a nice effect too.
01/03/2003 10:17:26 AM
While I can't vote, I think this is a great shot. Captures the spirit very well. I might have cropped the bottom & sides just a little more.
01/02/2003 10:46:12 PM
Incredible! How amazing is it that someone was right across the city from you taking virtually the same shot?!!
01/02/2003 06:41:04 PM
much nicer than the other space needle pic, however, you should have rotated and cropped the image in ps so that it wouldn't seem crooked...otherwise good pic
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01/02/2003 02:42:23 PM
Lovely! One of the best. Well done!
01/02/2003 10:27:04 AM
Nicely captured, I could only suggest a tighter crop.
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01/02/2003 05:03:47 AM
Nice scene.
The horizon isn't level and the empty space on top is not really necessary.
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01/02/2003 01:07:31 AM
Nice shot! I live in Tacoma and can relate...
There is a bit of a tilt... Must have been the wind :)
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01/02/2003 12:39:32 AM
Cool photo, almost looks like a face of smoke on the space needle. Is it leaning a bit, or is it that my eyes are weary and seeing things at a tilt tonight?? Gave it an 8.
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