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Midnight Canopy
3rd PlaceMidnight Canopy
muur88


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Branch (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Location: NYC
Date: Sep 6, 2005
Aperture: 8.0
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 30"
Galleries: Cityscape, Floral
Date Uploaded: Sep 6, 2005

Well if i did anything right... i didn't give up on a shot. i had seen this location before in alot of prints sold on the street corners around here. Always from the same angle...straight on, mostly in winter. well i went and took some shots during the day from straight on because that best highlights the cityscape. luckily the lake is funky green from the algae so i didn't like any of them. i thought the shot at night would take on a whole new look and remove the focus from the lake. I knew i had a good angle from what i saw with the tree branch silhouettes and the curve of the bridge, but it was dark so i wasn't totally sure of the final product until I got home Unlike "The Journeyman", which was shot at Bow Bridge a few blocks north of this one, the orignal isn't much different except for some needed sharpening. I probably shot some at 4.0 which is the most open my lense gets and with a bit lower ISO, but noise didn't turn out to be a problem and sharpness did (as I had to basically guess the focus). I do like the painterly feel of it. It could stand some improvement exposure wise. I'm sure there's quite a few shots below me that better deserve this position. I hope you guys like a shot I take outside of Central Park some day ;)

Thanks for all of the comments.

The original is linked in the comments below.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 432
Avg (all users): 6.9211
Avg (commenters): 8.2143
Avg (participants): 6.7815
Avg (non-participants): 7.0588
Views since voting: 8879
Views during voting: 449
Votes: 304
Comments: 46
Favorites: 22 (view)


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03/17/2007 06:26:22 PM
I love the reflections on the water - this is an awesome photo!
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10/01/2005 08:37:52 PM
Absolutely beautiful shot.
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09/20/2005 10:41:14 PM
Congratulations on your Yellow with this fantasy study.
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09/20/2005 06:36:29 AM
WOW..its a painting kind of a shot. Excellent one and congrates on the same. Regards,
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09/18/2005 07:34:15 AM
Very beautiful. Deserving of a ribbon.

Judi
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09/18/2005 05:08:13 AM
That is very beautiful. Congrats on your ribbon. It's very well deserved.
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09/14/2005 09:12:38 PM
i think this deserved the blue ribbon- great picutre!!
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09/14/2005 11:22:27 AM
Wow, this is awesome for coming straight out of the camera. way to go!
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09/14/2005 10:00:34 AM
Beautiful image! Congratulations on your Ribbon!
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09/14/2005 08:47:04 AM
I am so sorry I didn't see this one to vote on it. I would've given you an absolute, without a doubt *10*. This is breathtaking.

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09/14/2005 03:51:26 AM
Very nice, congratulations !
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09/14/2005 01:00:50 AM
Here is the original for those interested...not sure what post processing some where asking about ;) I know, I know, not exactly usual for me to get it right before photoshop...i need to take more shots in darkness:

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Message edited by author 2005-09-14 01:10:34.
09/14/2005 12:13:52 AM
Congrats! This was one of my favorites in the challenge. How long was the exposure?
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09/14/2005 12:13:14 AM
Congrats! I like this one a lot. Mystical.
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09/14/2005 12:06:07 AM
Congrats on your ribbon! I still hope you'll share your PP process! :-) Great shot!
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09/14/2005 12:05:45 AM
Grats on the ribbon.. this is stunning.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/13/2005 11:27:11 PM
Surreal!
Nice processing, good choice of subject, lighting and composition. Love the muted colors. Seems dreamlike. Great work!
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09/13/2005 04:02:22 PM
Very pretty. looks almost unreal
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09/13/2005 01:20:32 PM
no comment
09/13/2005 12:22:50 PM
Nice picture!!
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09/13/2005 02:14:56 AM
9
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09/12/2005 11:03:55 AM
awesome picture like the format and how it is done 10
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09/11/2005 11:01:23 PM
Great lighting
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09/11/2005 02:16:40 PM
looks like a fairy tale scene.
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09/10/2005 02:33:24 PM
beautiful.. how did you achieve this?
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09/09/2005 08:52:40 PM
wow, the shadows are amazing, I almost didn't see the building, and kind of wish it wasn't in view, but it is a great picture
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09/09/2005 07:54:16 PM
Lovely dreamy effect from the long exposure, branches not the focal point though 8
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09/09/2005 10:40:16 AM
almost surreal! Beautiful! Looks like a place to spend some quality time.
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09/08/2005 11:13:32 PM
Wonderful mood, the photo is captivating
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09/08/2005 08:55:16 PM
Nicely done! Good composition,exposure,dof. Nice light. Wish the sky was a little deeper and the buildings weren't there but they are pretty well hidden. Definitely one of my top 5. Probably a winner!
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09/08/2005 08:27:22 PM
Quite lovely
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09/08/2005 04:23:23 PM
Love the soft feel of this shot. Very still and peaceful. The light through the trees on the left of the bridge is great.
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09/08/2005 12:20:13 PM
very cool & super sharp, i like a lot!
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09/08/2005 10:54:46 AM
Nice, only complaint is that the water looks a little scuzzy.
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09/08/2005 10:37:14 AM
very nice, beautiful place good compostion
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09/07/2005 11:17:00 PM
so pretty.. love the entire capture.. light shadows angles lovely.
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09/07/2005 09:21:36 PM
This should place well (if it doesn't get disqualified). The river looks very smooth. Good color and composition.
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09/07/2005 07:56:03 PM
CENTRAL PARK! ...? I really like it. It looks almost like a painting. I like the fact that it's really crisp and clean.
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09/07/2005 03:47:35 PM
I really like the composition. I wish there was no glare on the water.
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09/07/2005 01:59:37 PM
quite surreal
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09/07/2005 12:36:29 PM
Wow - Magnificent shot. I'd be interested to read how you managed some of these effects in basic editing - I don't doubt that it's legal, I just wanna know how to do it myself! :-) Nice capture.
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09/07/2005 10:14:47 AM
Wow, quiet and almost spooky. Nice!
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09/07/2005 05:38:58 AM
A beautifully taken shot, however the branches aren't singled out in any way to make them the principal subject.
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09/07/2005 04:48:34 AM
this is realy cool pic, just love it
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09/07/2005 01:47:42 AM
Beautiful shot. Nicely composed. Did you have to got into the pond to get the shot?
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09/07/2005 12:42:10 AM
i love it!!!
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