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 This image was disqualified from the 10 Second Exposure challenge.
Bright Lights
Bright Lights
macwilyum


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: 10 Second Exposure (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-60D
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Date: Jun 16, 2014
Aperture: f/10
ISO: 100
Shutter: 10
Date Uploaded: Jun 17, 2014


First, thank you for the nice comments.

The fun part of shooting this photo, or photography in general, is discovering a place that is less known to others. I walked to this popular location an hour before sunset and saw several photographers on location with their tripods set-up on the bridge, the most common location for shooting this view. I was scouting the location, and I saw the chicken wire fence laden with thorny bushes and trees in the park nearby. I thought that it would offer a better vantage point since I can get almost the entirety of the highway in the picture. I did not think about the vibration caused by trucks and buses, pointed out by ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' caba, but he is right – 10 seconds is long enough to introduce vibration and blur from the vehicles passing by. I did not think about this while shooting, but I was determined to get to the bushes and to find my own secret spot.

I got to the bushes and was surprised to find out that somebody already made holes in the chicken wire fence where you can fit your camera and tripod perfectly - I found somebody else’s secret spot. The location provided a better perspective and less vibration since it is far from traffic. Later on, two other photographers joined me, and we were proud of the fact that we have a location with a better view and hidden from tourists and other photographers.



Disqualification Details
You may not use distortions to create new effects or radically alter objects. You took a crop of this view that would have looked like a wide panoramic shot (very skinny) and squished it horizontally a massive amount. Doing this, you radically altered the shapes of everything in the image, most noticeably making the buildings themselves seem much taller and skinnier than they are.

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06/28/2014 07:41:20 PM
Shame about the dq, fair cop that it is. Interesting that such a massive distortion can still leave you with a realistic picture. Technique to use sometime when there aren't rules.
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06/28/2014 09:30:31 AM
Bummer about the DQ. *sigh*

It's a lovely image!
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06/27/2014 07:48:33 PM
still amazing
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06/27/2014 05:15:09 PM
oh dear
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06/26/2014 12:21:48 PM
WOW!!!!!!!! Your secret spot is fabulous! Congratulations on this amazing award winning photo :)
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06/25/2014 06:48:41 PM
Nice work teammate! Knew this was killer the first time I laid eyes upon it!
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06/25/2014 06:45:03 PM
Congrats! Such a fantastic shot.
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06/25/2014 11:24:48 AM
Congrats on the blue, I gave you a 10, you certainly deserved it. I didn't know where this was, I haven't seen Seattle from this vantage point in pictures before. It reminds me of OZ - the city on the hill. Or a castle on a hill - the individual skyscrapers making up the turrets of the castle. I've never seen to Seattle but it's on my list of places to visit.
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06/25/2014 11:03:08 AM
I will have to go and find your secret spot, with the sun setting so far north, I should make an awesome image.
Well done!
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06/25/2014 11:02:10 AM
Congrats on this fab winner.
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06/25/2014 05:49:27 AM
Nice job Mac!
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06/25/2014 03:25:50 AM
Fantastic viewpoint and composition. Congrats
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06/25/2014 02:35:51 AM
Delighted this got the Blue!
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06/25/2014 01:22:55 AM
Oh hell YES! WTG, Mac!
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06/25/2014 01:08:33 AM
Superb result Mac! Well done
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06/25/2014 12:08:10 AM
Fantastic image, Mac. Congrats on the ribbon.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/24/2014 10:33:00 PM
Great perspective and composition.
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06/24/2014 01:35:29 PM
Beautiful lights and colors
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06/23/2014 11:59:24 PM
Love the lines in this one
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06/23/2014 07:48:59 PM
Nice place. Nice photo!
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06/23/2014 03:45:47 PM
Beautiful Job! Swirly road-to-the-Castle Goodness.(no vote)
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06/23/2014 02:59:16 PM
I really love the composition and lighting on this one.. Very sharp and clean! Well done (already had voted)
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06/22/2014 11:36:28 AM
The flowing lines of the highway leading up to an Emerald City lookalike make for a wonderful composition. I just wish you had balanced out all the reddish light in the bottom half. 9
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06/20/2014 01:35:39 PM
Now that is a superb composition! Back to bump to 10. Thoroughly impressive.
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06/20/2014 12:03:55 PM
Of its type this is a wonderful image, compo is fab.
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06/20/2014 11:57:01 AM
Fast lane to the city.
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06/19/2014 01:07:13 PM
The skyline has some kind of a modern fairytale appeal. The road looks like it goes to a distant castle on a hill.
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06/19/2014 10:38:41 AM
Great curves and leading lines
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06/18/2014 11:52:11 AM
Best in show award, congrats, even though I'm a bit biased in my home town, I know it tuff to get 10 seconds with out that bridge shaking from buses or trucks.
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06/18/2014 10:19:49 AM
wow

gorgeous curves

great exposure and colors
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06/18/2014 08:16:33 AM
Great work...the whole setup of the picture is perfect! I'm jealous because I don't live close enough to a city to have this view.
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06/18/2014 01:01:57 AM
Great shot. Can even see the Olympics a little.
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06/18/2014 01:00:56 AM
great image! really crisp.... a 9
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