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Challenge: Landscape II (Basic Editing III)
Collection: Pittsburgh
Camera: Nikon D70s
Lens: Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX APO IF HSM for Nikon
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Date: Nov 7, 2005
Aperture: 9
ISO: 200
Shutter: 15 seconds
Galleries: Cityscape, Landscape
Date Uploaded: Nov 7, 2005

Shot from the West End Overlook in Pittsburgh, while some seedy characters lurked in the bushes...

I have been itching to do another night shot of the city with the new camera, so this challenge gave me a good excuse to do so. This was my first attempts at doing a night shot from this particular vantage point. I usually try 'em from overlooks on Mount Washington.

I'm sure I'll get plenty of comments saying it's not a "landscape" in the traditional sense... but what're ya gonna do.

Statistics
Place: 10 out of 403
Avg (all users): 6.7955
Avg (commenters): 7.6176
Avg (participants): 6.5374
Avg (non-participants): 6.9762
Views since voting: 4083
Views during voting: 560
Votes: 357
Comments: 45
Favorites: 9 (view)


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11/22/2005 10:54:53 PM
This has to be one of the fines night cityscape I've seen, a job far beyond well done!
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11/16/2005 06:10:32 PM
Oh here it is, I guess you weren't at the Monday night game, you must of heard John Madden talk about this !! Nice night shot !!! Im sorry I missed this, great exposure.
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11/16/2005 09:39:31 AM
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Message edited by author 2006-08-17 12:32:26.
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11/16/2005 07:58:05 AM
Wow what a beautiful night city shot. I've never been to Pittsburg but would love the see this in person sometime. I love the way the lines curve around in this angle.
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11/16/2005 04:55:51 AM
Stunning!
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11/16/2005 01:13:52 AM
This is night magic as if brewed by a magician. Congratulations on your top 20 finish.
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11/16/2005 12:26:05 AM
Congrats Alan, this really is a great shot of Pittsburgh.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/15/2005 11:59:49 PM
I'd crop a little off the bottom
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11/15/2005 08:49:30 PM
magnificent colors! and beutiful reflection!!!! 9
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11/15/2005 07:26:19 PM
Sfunny there is a daytime version of this shot too. Great vantage point. Nicely done.
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11/15/2005 02:27:30 PM
Stunning!
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11/15/2005 02:07:17 PM
excellent colors and reflection
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11/15/2005 11:10:53 AM
wow - this is sooo stunning - I love the lights popping out and all the colors, and the reflections, clarity of the buildings, smoothness of the water - I'm on the fence with it being considered true "landscape" - seems more like "cityscape" to me - I love the image though. Voting it a 6, would have voted higher had this been a "cityscape" or "urban landscape" challenge :)
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11/15/2005 10:30:00 AM
Someone did this same shot, only a day version. I definitely like the night scape better.
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11/14/2005 10:29:32 PM
Great photo. This is one of my favorites. I love everything about it. should do very well.
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11/14/2005 07:26:49 PM
Excellent
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11/13/2005 08:01:00 PM
I love the color. makes me want to find this place and sit in awe for hours on end.
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11/13/2005 12:52:20 PM
SAweet! action jackson you hit like 5 challenges in one here-busy,reflection,landscape,leading lines and wide angle nicely done.
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11/11/2005 06:06:26 PM
Mmm, I've stood at this very point many a time to take this picture. None were as nice as this one. 10 Don't you like the blue of the Highmark builidng? That wasn't there a year ago. This actually looks a little further down. I'd always be across from the Moterey Bay Fish Grotto. 10
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11/11/2005 04:27:37 PM
A city is not a landscape. Nonetheless, I really like the shot, especially the colors.
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11/11/2005 03:19:00 PM
Wonderful use of reflections and light. 10
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11/11/2005 11:47:29 AM
Beautiful citiscape
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11/11/2005 11:46:55 AM
Oh i love Pitt! Too bad there weren't more lights on in the PPG - is it still called that? Beautiful exposure - I would buy the postcard
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11/11/2005 09:58:00 AM
Beautiful colors!
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11/10/2005 08:26:09 PM
nice city shot... congrats... 8
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11/10/2005 04:50:55 PM
This photo literally took my breath away. There are always lots of night scenes, but few of them are crystal clear sharp like this one. It is perfect. 10
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11/10/2005 04:31:03 PM
Great shot. love the lights on the water with the river splitting. The only "con" is the building on the lower right. Crop that out and this would be a "9" for me.
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11/10/2005 02:37:53 PM
That's too funny, this exact same picture and composition was taken for this challenge at day time. lol Well, whoever this other person was, you've got him (her) beat cause it looks better at night ;)
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11/10/2005 01:44:58 PM
Nice, love the night lights and colors
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11/10/2005 01:24:06 PM
The colors and image clarity are just incredible, 10
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11/10/2005 05:20:31 AM
Deja vu all over again.... beautiful shot of one of my favorite cities
(I would love to see the GPS data on the cameras for the two shots in the challenge, got to be within feet.) 8
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11/10/2005 01:27:39 AM
i have a feeling this will win first place.if not then people are not smart enough.this phto is excellent
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11/10/2005 01:13:14 AM
Doesn't look like a run down steel city to me. Nice shot.
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11/09/2005 11:33:11 PM
wow. This image is almost alive, with the colors and lights smeared/reflected in the water adn the vibrant colors of the building. I keep expecting to see the cars moving.
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11/09/2005 10:17:04 PM
7 - Very nice shot. Criticism; depending what is there on the left middle/fore, I wonder how this shot would have looked with the right cropped (cutting out that road(?)/bank and incorporating more of the left side of the frame. The colors are very nice and the reflection brilliant on the fairly calm water.
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11/09/2005 09:56:33 PM
Wow! Gorgeous =;-)
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11/09/2005 05:29:21 PM
Postcard perfect. Nice night shot.
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11/09/2005 03:58:08 PM
Very nice cityscape. Should score high. Maybe even a ribbon ?
Good luck !
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11/09/2005 02:46:40 PM
Very nice, great colours and clarity. In spite of this not being the typical landscape photo I hope you do well.
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11/09/2005 10:53:27 AM
Beautiful cityscape. I can't help but compare this to the almost identical day shot titled "An American City in November". Both have strong merits. This is a great location and capture.
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11/09/2005 10:37:17 AM
good shot from the west end. i always love how the lights reflect on the river, plus it looks like the fountain is on at the point, which is always awesome!
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11/09/2005 09:58:33 AM
Would be better if the contest was for a cityscape. Beautiful shot nonetheless.
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11/09/2005 09:33:41 AM
Cityscape rather than landscape - which is a real shame because this is a great photo.
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11/09/2005 01:19:06 AM
Alan? Is that you? Night shots are always more dramatic than day shots. But then i only get to town every blue moon. I can try this on Nov 16 as i'll be here after dark. My luck there will be a power outage!

Anywho, very nice. The Gulf bulding top is a tad bright and the fountain could use more light. If only we could use advanced editing rules!
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11/09/2005 12:44:26 AM
Good exposure and focus
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