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Melbourne Skyline
3rd PlaceMelbourne Skyline
Gordon


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Symmetry (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-D60
Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Date: Mar 24, 2003
Aperture: f/16
ISO: 100
Shutter: 30s
Galleries: Cityscape, Travel
Date Uploaded: Mar 26, 2003

Melbourne skyline, from the Crown plaza dock. Using a small tripod and lying on the ground, trying not to fall into the river!

Exposure bracketed above and below by 1/2 a stop, with the brighter exposure being the best option.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 226
Avg (all users): 7.2206
Avg (commenters): 8.8974
Avg (participants): 7.1901
Avg (non-participants): 7.2651
Views since voting: 17592
Votes: 204
Comments: 74
Favorites: 93 (view)


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04/11/2006 03:32:16 PM
Absolutely gorgeous! Nothing more needs to be said.
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04/11/2006 01:46:05 PM
Unreal!! This is superb. Color and glow are stunning. I have no words for it, it's gorgeous.
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03/21/2006 02:51:12 PM
this is a great photo!
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01/10/2006 12:49:18 PM
This is absolutely gorgeous. the colors and light bursts are just amazing. and wonderful composition too.
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09/04/2005 06:54:11 AM
This is a stunningly gorgeous photograph. It is breathtaking!
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07/10/2004 02:25:59 AM
I tooks some photos about 10 meters to the right where you took these photos. Did you see the fireballs? isnt melbourne a lovely city?

Dane
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03/02/2004 02:49:03 PM
This is absolutely incredible. I'm a big fan of photographs taken at night, I think the colors and more vivid. This is fantastic, I love it and i'm very jealous that you were in Australia!!!

June
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09/19/2003 09:34:34 AM
Wow! I must say this is an absolutely beautiful photo. One of the best I've ever seen! Simply stunning. You really did a magnificient job on this. I wasn't a member yet on this website when you entered this in the challenge, but had I been, there wouldn't have been a score high enough that I could've given it. Congrats on your ribbon well earned!
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07/01/2003 09:17:59 PM
nice colors.
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04/09/2003 05:25:20 AM
Stunning photo Gordon! It absolutely drips with clarity and color. Congrats on the finish!
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04/08/2003 09:58:05 PM
CC Hi Gordon

Fits The Challenge-OH yeah!
Composition-Fantastic
Background-Night
My Opinion-This is just perfectly perfect. Your work is 'clean'..all of your shots are. I can almost recognize your work during a challenge. The colors on the black water are spectacular and please the eye. Everything is neat, clean, sharp, and crisp. Love it!!
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04/08/2003 05:09:34 PM
I love these colored night light shots. Yours was one of the best i have seen. I would love to have a copy of the original image.
Well done!
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04/08/2003 09:40:06 AM
Gorgeous Image!! This image definitely needs to be marketed!! Great Job!!
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04/08/2003 08:08:29 AM
I gave this image one of the low scores.

When trying to figure out why it got such a high rating I decided to looked at it again. This is a stunning night cityscape and a very deserving winner.

My apologies to you. I must have be asleep at the clicker when this gem whooshed by. Can I change my vote now? :)
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04/07/2003 10:32:04 PM
Can you make this available as a print? Very well done ... absolutely amazing shot!
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04/07/2003 08:02:43 PM
Gordon, this is gorgeous. It is so clear and sharp and colorful! I love the surface of the water. What an excellent enticement for tourism to Melbourne! I just can't get over the colors. Amazing shot.
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04/07/2003 01:39:18 PM
Way to go Gordon!!! Excellent shot. Congrats!
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04/07/2003 01:21:09 PM
Simply fantastic, well deserved ribbon!
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04/07/2003 12:21:52 PM
thank you all!
04/07/2003 08:13:44 AM
Great colors, homey G.
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04/07/2003 08:04:23 AM
congrats gordon! nice work!
04/07/2003 06:31:07 AM
Yeah, this is really good, and it should've been #1. I can't believe the 2 ones; incredible. This is definitely a favorite!!!
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04/07/2003 04:58:31 AM
Way to go Gordon, you deserved the ribbon. This is an awesome shot.
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04/07/2003 04:48:24 AM
This is a remarkable shot. I have no freakin' idea how I placed ahead of this shot. This blows me away, really. I think my during the challenge comment says it all. Congratulations on a terrific shot and a ribbon! - Bob
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04/07/2003 04:06:08 AM
Excellent Gordon :)
Congrats on another ribbon at last!
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04/07/2003 03:56:10 AM
This is my favorite photo ever, so far. Brilliant.
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04/07/2003 02:09:58 AM
I've been studying in Melbourne since last year and I think the city's beauty is so well captured here. It's like a picture from memory!

Message edited by author 2003-04-07 02:11:10.
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04/07/2003 12:56:17 AM
Congratulations Gordon! Great to see Melbourne captured so beautifully!

You were in my top few for the week. Keep up the great work!

Andrew
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04/07/2003 12:32:27 AM
I'm very glad to see this shot take a ribbon. It's beautiful. Congratulations on the win!
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04/07/2003 12:21:30 AM
OMG I love this photo. I live in Melbourne also, and its fantastic
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04/07/2003 12:13:31 AM
congrats, gordon...beautiful photo.
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04/07/2003 12:02:11 AM
OMG Gordon... thats totally amazing!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/06/2003 11:02:03 AM
Gorgeous shot. Great exposure and composition. The colors really pop for a night shoot. One of the best from this challenge.
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04/05/2003 10:29:00 PM
nice concept and very good composition, aside from its magical colours, i really love the blurry effect on its reflection. EXCELLENT IMAGE...congrats.
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04/05/2003 05:52:23 PM
Nicely balanced and good colours.
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04/05/2003 09:41:01 AM
great image, very well done. Good luck in the challenge 9 Morgan
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04/05/2003 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful colors -- very rich.
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04/04/2003 09:56:49 PM
Simply magnificent.
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04/04/2003 11:51:18 AM
Beautiful colours and I like that it's not perfectly symmetrical but an abstract-like symmetry.

Message edited by author 2003-04-07 06:54:18.
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04/04/2003 11:42:12 AM
Very pretty colours in the reflection. Would make a great poster.
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04/04/2003 08:54:36 AM
Picture postcard worthy. Lovely colour in this one and you obviously went to the trouble of steadying the camera on something which was well worth the effort. 8 - floyd
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04/03/2003 05:08:37 PM
I love night shots and i can`t remember seeing a better one than this. In fact it worries me a little that it is so good but i give you the benifit of any of my doubts on this professional quality image. The water looks so still yet the reflections are so blurred. Anyway 10+ to you.
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04/03/2003 08:59:41 AM
stunning!
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04/03/2003 07:12:57 AM
Awesome capture. The colours are just fantastic. Boy if I owned this I would be putting it in a gallery. Outstanding work. 10 :) PS: is this the Yarra?
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04/03/2003 05:45:19 AM
I can't compete with this one... Phenomenal. Definitely a postcard shot all the way. Nice work - 10
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04/03/2003 03:47:43 AM
This is very nice. I like the way the real and the reflection match each other. The color is beautiful also.
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04/03/2003 12:38:08 AM
Oh wow! You did a beautiful job! I hope someday I get to visit Australia.
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04/02/2003 02:59:30 PM
This is a great shot, well done. I actually like the blurred look gained by this reflection.
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04/02/2003 01:46:06 PM
Brilliant color! Did you have to saturate in photoshop or does your camera do that? That's cool!
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04/02/2003 05:36:26 AM
Stunning. I am a huge fan of these kind of shots, and this one is one of my favorites. Perfect balance and symmetry in your composition.
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04/01/2003 11:04:10 PM
this'll get a ribbon for sure
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04/01/2003 10:44:33 PM
beautiful
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04/01/2003 10:39:17 PM
Not only a wonderful picture for this challenge but would also do well for the current challenge. A bit too much movement in the water but that (of course) is beyond your control. Awesome!!! One of my favorites for sure.
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04/01/2003 09:23:03 PM
Makes me want to visit Melbourne! Stunning image: sharp, clear, and lots of interesting places to look!
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04/01/2003 01:35:09 AM
nice shot!
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04/01/2003 01:28:43 AM
Very, very sweet! Water like glass really grabbed those colors! Look super!
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04/01/2003 01:04:08 AM
One of my favorites this week. The color and light really stands out. Good luck, I hope you get a ribbon for this one
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03/31/2003 09:43:18 PM
Nice exposure on the night scene. I think a head on shot for a reflection would have been better - the right side disrupts the symmetry.
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03/31/2003 09:01:16 PM
Stunning -9-
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03/31/2003 08:38:58 PM
Spectactular! Symmetry a-plenty. Beautiful colors and sharp as a tack from what I can see. Really eye-catching!
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03/31/2003 08:16:02 PM
Very beautiful.
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03/31/2003 08:00:12 PM
what a gorgeous shot! truly exceptional! stands right out. I love tangible photographs
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03/31/2003 06:33:16 PM
Stunning work. The saturation works so well on this. I'd like to see just a little more sky. The focal point is at the center tower and it feels just a little crowded to me. 10
03/31/2003 05:55:41 PM
Great cityscape. It works, I think.
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03/31/2003 04:45:33 PM
Nice. Love nighttime work - usually a challenge in itself. Good job.
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03/31/2003 03:58:24 PM
Wow. Great color. Lighting is awesome for a night shot. Wow.
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03/31/2003 03:41:15 PM
I'm not sure if this is the perfect representation of symmetry but this is certainly the best night city shot I,ve seen in a long time! Would have done great in the Color challenge!!! I'm curious to see your EXIF to know your exposure details! Congrats! Good luck!
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03/31/2003 03:15:39 PM
lovely color and light however the symmetry is not striking
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03/31/2003 02:33:50 PM
Excellent! The exposure is wonderful, and the reflection is awesome. A 10!
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03/31/2003 12:53:28 PM
Fantastic/exellent color, light...........wow.
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03/31/2003 11:36:41 AM
Very nice. It's all here...Topic/balance/lots of color/quality....Very nicely done
03/31/2003 11:13:54 AM
One of the top 5 of the week for sure.
Composition - flawless. 10
Lighting - amazing. 10
Subject - superb. 10
Wow effect - yes. 10

Overall? Yeah, of course, 10.
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03/31/2003 01:24:24 AM
Nice work. I love the colour in this photo. The buildings are also very crisp, and the Yarra doesn't look brown in the nighttime. Yes, I'm from Melbourne myself - perhaps you'll recognise my entry, although it isn't as obvious. Well done.
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03/31/2003 01:20:26 AM
you'll probably win, really excellent. you should definately look into getting this shot on postcards.
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