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New Years from the Needle
1st PlaceNew Years from the Needle

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Challenge: New Year's Resolution (Classic Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Sony DSC-F707
Location: W. Seattle
Date: Jan 1, 2003
Aperture: F8.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1.3 sec
Galleries: Cityscape, Action
Date Uploaded: Jan 1, 2003

I took this photo from W. Seattle Looking across Puget Sound. At midnight it began raining slightly which made things interesting trying to work the camera and hold my umberella.

Place: 1 out of 46
Avg (all users): 6.9794
Avg (commenters): 8.0909
Avg (participants): 6.8140
Avg (non-participants): 7.1111
Views since voting: 4160
Votes: 97
Comments: 21
Favorites: 6 (view)

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01/13/2003 11:22:50 PM
There were obviously quite a few people who really liked this photo, but I have to admit that it didn't really "speak" to me. It is a night shot of course but seems overly dark to me. The fireworks jump out, but you have to really look to see the rest of the scene. I do like how the fireworks frame the tower. Exposure on this sort of shot is difficult, and you seem to have done a pretty good job at retaining some of the colors in the firworks. The perspective could be a little better if the tall building weren't directly between the camera and the subject. The cityscape is too dark to be of much interest. The real draw in the shot is smack dab in the center which makes me wonder if you couldn't just crop off a lot of the rest. Being at a distance does help in taking in the whole scene, but it's a shame that there isn't some way to take advantage of the situation and use the surroundings to really add to the shot more. I'm not sure that there's really much you could do given the circumstances though. Focus, detail, and noise level are all really good given the conditions. ~critique club
01/08/2003 07:06:37 PM
Wow! This is amazing! Congratulations. Unfortunately, I started critiquing this competition yesterday and wasn't able to finish so I never saw this. I can't believe you took it all the way from West Seattle!
01/08/2003 12:11:11 PM
Congrats on a great shot... Placement well deserved!!!
01/08/2003 11:46:57 AM
Congrats on another blue ribbon for an excellent photo well taken.
01/08/2003 10:21:46 AM
Yipie! Congrats.
01/08/2003 01:02:05 AM
Congrats on a awesome win !!!!!
01/08/2003 12:21:16 AM
Congratulations! A well deserved win!
01/08/2003 12:10:11 AM
Congrats on another great shot Tim. Really nice and deserving of the ribbon!
01/08/2003 12:06:25 AM
congrats on another blue tim :) great shot...
 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/06/2003 09:42:26 PM
glorious! great resolution.. composition is great.. I think you had a good vantage point.. good for you.. hope you had fun!
01/04/2003 11:44:09 PM
Lovely photo of my favorite place for breakfast, you did a good job, nice colors, comp.
01/04/2003 08:48:28 AM
I love the way you captured the fireworks framing the top of the needle. The fireworks follow the same shape and lines as the needle, and makes for a great composition.
01/03/2003 10:15:10 AM
While I can't vote, I think this is a great shot. Captures the spirit very well. Nice framing.
01/02/2003 10:44:33 PM
Wow! Beautiful. 10
01/02/2003 02:44:44 PM
This shot is cropped very well, and it's overall a good shot. I wish there were more colors from the fireworks though.
01/02/2003 02:25:02 PM
Lovely shot. My New Year favourite. Well done! High score.
01/02/2003 10:54:08 AM
better than the other fireworks shots
01/02/2003 10:40:44 AM
great shot
01/02/2003 01:17:54 AM
I live in Tacoma and can relate. Great shot!
The Needle is centered with perfect reflection and city scape.
This is a very good shot...
That makes a poster and a score of - 10 -
01/02/2003 12:37:53 AM
Nice shot of the needle, The building blocking the bottom of the needle really stands out and I think I would like it a bit better to see more of the fireworks at the top of the picutre. Overall not bad.
01/02/2003 12:28:37 AM
Gorgeous shot, gave it a 9, would like to have seen the bottom cropped out a bit. It adds to your perspective, but the shot is very very pretty without it.

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