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Challenge: From On High (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-50D
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm IS USM
Date: Jan 19, 2013
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/320 - 1/80
Date Uploaded: Jan 19, 2013

I have very few high vantage points available. There is a Wisconsin state law that says no building in the madison city limits can be taller than the Capitol. This highly limits our building sizes but creates the famous Madison skyline.

So for this photo I drove up to the top of the tallest parking garage (6 stories) and was planning on using my monopod to shoot the road. I took some, but wasn't happy. So I changed my approach to look over the city with the road showing how "high" up I am. As you can see, 6 stories is tall here (some of the hotels goto about 12 stories, but without renting a room I cannot view out them).

Place: 22 out of 65
Avg (all users): 6.0252
Avg (commenters): 7.4000
Avg (participants): 5.7857
Avg (non-participants): 6.1558
Views since voting: 309
Views during voting: 222
Votes: 119
Comments: 9
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01/12/2017 03:56:20 AM
The light creates an almost "European" for lack of a better descriptor- drama. nicely shot.
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02/06/2013 11:39:16 AM
I can see this was in low light - evening or very early morning - by the reflection of the car lights. I like the inclusion of the road for the reason you stated.
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02/01/2013 07:37:55 AM
Originally posted by klkitchens:


Totally agree. Upon submitting this I thought I had a ton ten style shot. But I can't complain, tis a death by a thousand sixes, instead of my more common death by a thousand fives :)
02/01/2013 12:46:56 AM
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/31/2013 08:28:13 AM
Love scene, composition and tones... nice work. One of my top 3 and I expect to see a ribbon here...
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01/30/2013 09:54:53 PM
Love the moodiness......8
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01/29/2013 08:32:18 AM
Such a moody and ominous sky, giving a sinister appearance to a probably benign hamlet.
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01/25/2013 11:34:45 PM
I really like the dreary feel. Nice architecture.
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01/25/2013 03:33:17 AM
Not the most interesting view, but I really like the processing here.
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