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Life in the fast lane
1st PlaceLife in the fast lane

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Challenge: City Life (Classic Editing)
Camera: Sony DSC-S85
Location: Pacific Beach, San Diego
Date: Jun 22, 2002
Aperture: F8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 5 Sec.
Galleries: Cityscape, Action
Date Uploaded: Jun 23, 2002

This image was taken late saturday night down the street from my house. This is what I see when I think of city life.

Place: 1 out of 112
Avg (all users): 7.4546
Avg (commenters): 8.9250
Avg (participants): 7.3958
Avg (non-participants): 7.4963
Views since voting: 9453
Votes: 231
Comments: 52
Favorites: 23 (view)

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09/19/2003 01:42:19 PM
Such a fantastic photo! I love all the colors and the lights that you were able to capture. Wonderfully done...good job!
07/05/2002 11:05:00 PM
The colors are fantastic in this. Have you made a print?
07/02/2002 11:04:00 PM
love this pic :)
07/01/2002 01:47:00 PM
Well congrats on winning..You deserve it..Very awasome pic and discription of what city life is realy like...Good Job...
07/01/2002 07:56:00 AM
Congrats of a great win! I didn't comment during the vote because my 10 said it all - and the voters agreed! Nice job!
07/01/2002 07:43:00 AM
Congratulations on first place!!!!!
07/01/2002 01:50:00 AM
Neil, great shot and a well deserved win :)
07/01/2002 12:42:00 AM
Well it took a few months but I finally did it!! Thank you all so much for enjoying and voting for my picture. It took along time to get this shot right; I posted some of my outtakes here. Some thought that I used rear sync flash but in actuality I used the natural lighting, and shot next to a stop sign so the car stopped just long enough to burn in a ghost image, and the rest was up to the 5 second exposure. I used the hood of someone’s car as a tripod since I forgot to bring mine, and as every photographer knows improvisation can be your best friend. Any way congrats to everyone who submitted an image, I believe we are all winners because we each share a common love for photography and the joy it brings each of us….

 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/30/2002 10:15:00 PM
This is bound to be at the top somewhere. It make me wish I had rear curtain sync on my camera. I'm can't think of anything right off that I think it needs. The colors are are very well balanced.

10 -Tim
06/30/2002 07:27:00 PM
This is cool. I like the colors even though some of the signs are almost washed out. Good use of motion trails.
06/29/2002 08:54:00 PM
06/29/2002 08:00:00 PM
Excellent choice and brilliant execution. I'd love to see a "how did you do that" on this.
06/29/2002 01:55:00 AM
good effect
06/29/2002 01:01:00 AM
Excellent low third placement with interesting lines. The color and sharpness are really good. Great job!
06/28/2002 09:53:00 PM
I like how you captured the front car like that. Was it at a stop light?
06/28/2002 05:05:00 PM
I believe this photo is great and I hope it ends up in the top 5. Good job!
06/28/2002 05:54:00 AM
Very cool and colourful. Great motion blur!
06/28/2002 02:41:00 AM
Wonderful color and motion capturing the night life of the city.
06/28/2002 12:14:00 AM
i hate you!, this is such a great picture!!
06/27/2002 10:26:00 PM
nice photo! very colorful. maybe a touch too long exposed.
photo 9, creativity 9, city life 9 = 9
06/27/2002 05:39:00 PM
Nice shot ... could have gone a bit faster on the shutter and not lost the detail in the signs.
06/27/2002 05:09:00 PM
Are all those people waiting to eat? Good repsentation of the challenge but a bit overexposed for my taste (that must be my stomach talking) still one of my top ten picks this week.
06/27/2002 02:18:00 AM
fanastic lighting effects!
06/27/2002 12:40:00 AM
I love it! Our life is a race, but we pause to enjoy our meals...
06/26/2002 09:32:00 PM
very nice colors and 'hustle and bustle' in this photo... nice use of second curtain sync flash as well... i like it :) = 9 - jmsetzler
06/26/2002 09:03:00 PM
06/26/2002 07:10:00 PM
I absolutely love this shot...it is my favorite one in this week's challenge. Great job!
06/26/2002 06:56:00 PM
This is sooo cool! I like time exposures of night traffic. How did you get the people in the background to hold still for soooo long? They appear very crisp and clear! Tripod user? (I'm not that steady!) No critical stuff, just praise. Good job! Photo 9 City 10 total 9
06/26/2002 03:33:00 PM
06/26/2002 10:51:00 AM
06/25/2002 04:38:00 PM
One of my top 4 photographs of the week. I love the colors and the feeling of motion that you captured. I also like the angle, the feeling of not quite straight on somehow adds to the overall impression.
06/25/2002 04:09:00 PM
One of my 3 "10"s given. I'm not even going to try to say why I like it so much. I'm sure you know why better than I do :) Please share and tell us!
06/25/2002 12:12:00 PM
How do you acheive this affect with a digital camera. I can do it with photo editing software but i havnt been able to do it naturally. Good job.
06/25/2002 03:42:00 AM
Great colour, Great title, Great shot "10" Dogman ;-)
06/25/2002 01:33:00 AM
Now this is what i call city life...I love the colors in this photo...AAAAAAAA+++++
06/24/2002 10:57:00 PM
excellent long exsposure of city night life. The lights look great! 9
06/24/2002 10:57:00 PM
Very nice motion work. Excellent exposure. That must be some "Q" with that line.
06/24/2002 10:36:00 PM
Great portrayal of city life. Awesome color and movement. 10
06/24/2002 08:45:00 PM
– I love this – it’s almost like fireworks. A happy, fun and Very festive atmosphere. – 10
– I would have liked just a little more saturation (nit pick)
06/24/2002 06:21:00 PM
Pretty cool! Great work!!
06/24/2002 05:09:00 PM
I like the ghostly look of the cars in this shot - lots of action without overpowering the picture.
06/24/2002 03:49:00 PM
Great colours, Excellent image!
06/24/2002 03:30:00 PM
Fun shot.....love the action. Please post your EXIF when this is over with. Nice work. Kee
06/24/2002 01:18:00 PM
Great stuff. That is a fantastic moment; those cars look like they are going 150 mph.
06/24/2002 01:15:00 PM
very cool...
06/24/2002 11:57:00 AM
inegra on dubs, yo. great shot, so much going on that's so interesting. the colors are superb as well.
06/24/2002 11:52:00 AM
too busy
06/24/2002 10:19:00 AM
06/24/2002 08:44:00 AM
Nicely done!!
06/24/2002 04:27:00 AM
Once again, vehicles that exceed the speed of light are a relative no-no.
06/24/2002 01:05:00 AM
vroom vroom!!!
06/24/2002 12:25:00 AM
Amazing shot. Love the colors! Slow exposure on a tripod? Star filter or just an aspect of the long exposure time. This is a 10.

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