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Quiet Sunset on 79th Street
Quiet Sunset on 79th Street

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: City Life (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-D60
Location: 79th/Colombus, New York
Date: Jun 21, 2002
Aperture: 9.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/350
Date Uploaded: Jun 23, 2002

Shot at 7:40pm looking West on 79th street, Upper West Side NYC. A rare moment with only 1 lonely cab coming down towards the intersection with Colombus. Shot with my 28-70 mm lens.

Place: 6 out of 112
Avg (all users): 6.8559
Avg (commenters): 8.3125
Avg (participants): 6.9348
Avg (non-participants): 6.8000
Views since voting: 1819
Votes: 222
Comments: 37
Favorites: 12 (view)

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10/09/2003 04:42:12 AM
Great use of space and light. Lovely.
12/09/2002 11:12:58 AM
I have sat here for ten minutes and enjoyed this picture. One of my favorites.
07/09/2002 12:46:00 PM
I wanted to thank everyone for your kind comments.

It's interesting to see how people prefer the picture with or without the car, with more or less road etc.... I tend to be very instinctive...I always, always look for shots, no matter what I do, whether I have a camera or not. I always regret those I don't shoot. The real exceptional thing about this city shot was that there were no cars on the street for about 1 minute, which is really rare, especially at this time of day in NYC.

As far as the "development" is concerned, the only thing I changed from the original was straightening the horizon (i.e. rotating the photo slightly), which means that I effectively had to crop about 3% of the border all around. I also added a little contrast and saturation from the original using "Levels" in Photoshop. All in all it's very close to how I got it on camera!

Good luck to everyone on the coming challenges!
07/01/2002 12:18:00 PM
This should have placed higher. Really great photo!

Nice camera by the way :-)
07/01/2002 12:06:00 AM
This is a marvelous shot... congrats on your high placement. I can't wait to see your future submissions.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/30/2002 10:44:00 PM
I would like to see the image composed with more road and a little more room to the left of the car. The colors are working well.

7 -Tim
06/30/2002 07:42:00 PM
Beautiful! I love the colors and I love the cropping.
06/30/2002 07:37:00 PM
Great photo! I like the lighting very much and the soft, warm color. The driving car is pressed a litte too close on the left side. More space there would be nice but I guess there were other cars parking on this side which you better cropped out.
Photo 9, Creativity 9, City Life 9 = 9
06/30/2002 04:48:00 PM
Wow. Awesome framing... the lighting is unbelievable. The driving car is a perfect touch.
06/29/2002 09:21:00 PM
Excellent execution!
06/29/2002 10:49:00 AM
Outstanding colors and great composition! Without any doubt my favorite for this week.
06/29/2002 12:59:00 AM
Your composition and depth are excellent as well as the clarity on the buildings. Great job!
06/28/2002 11:47:00 AM
This is a phenomenal photo... This is definitely worthy of a ribbon this week. I LOVE the way the sunlight is reflecting off the sides of the buildings and the car windows. The composition of this photo is excellent and you have a great eye to have noticed this opportunity. It seems like you may have intentionally under exposed this one a bit... Good move! Great shot... kudos :) = 10 - jmsetzler
06/27/2002 03:06:00 PM
How did you blow out the sky so completely? I like the yellow on the horizon and the coloration of the buildings. Photo 6 City 8 total 7
06/27/2002 02:03:00 PM
depth and lighting is awsome...
06/27/2002 08:53:00 AM
This is a nice photo.
06/26/2002 11:23:00 PM
I love the sunlight reflecting on these building. I like the angle of the shot, the perspective....the one single car/taxi coming down the road, the sunlight shining off the car windows. The colors are great to me and I like the starkness of the sky against the slanted angle of the buildings pulling your eye into the distance. 9 :)
06/26/2002 08:28:00 PM
hey this is a great shot .. the light on the buildings is excellent, and that lone cab in the corner? perfect.
06/26/2002 04:51:00 PM
I like this photo very much. The mood is just so introspective, so calm. I'm scoring this one the highest in this competition.
06/26/2002 03:37:00 PM
06/26/2002 02:36:00 PM
Beautiful perpective. Nice orange-black mixture of color.
06/25/2002 03:42:00 PM
Great cropping!
06/25/2002 12:33:00 PM
wish that cab wasn't there. i don't know how busy this street is, but if you had waited just a tad longer it would have been really nice. as it is, though, i love the view. the angle is very nice and really captures some of the finer moments of city life, with the sun shining off the buildings. nicely done.
06/25/2002 09:19:00 AM
very different
06/25/2002 03:03:00 AM
Really nice composition. The colours created on the buildings by the sunset really make this photo.Good job. "9". Dogman;-)
06/24/2002 10:32:00 PM
Looks like a postcard. Beautiful colors and light. Love the taxi coming down the street. Could us a tad more focus (not much, I like a little blur on this) 9
06/24/2002 08:16:00 PM
Beautiful composition -- how did you make the sky so white? Update: I've reviewed all the photos for the week and am moving your image to a 10 as I think it's one of the best here. Great Job!
06/24/2002 06:12:00 PM
This is just fantastic. The whole image - coloring, shadows, geometrics, the single taxi coming over the horizon. Wow, fantastic!!!
06/24/2002 05:41:00 PM
That's a great looking photo but what does it tell me about living in your city?
06/24/2002 02:21:00 PM
Wow, stunning. It does look quiet, even without the title. Great framing, nice capture of the taxi.
06/24/2002 01:22:00 PM
nice... : )
06/24/2002 01:02:00 PM
Just wow for the composition. Nice job. It's a bit dark but this is really a good and I really like it. Well done. Kee
06/24/2002 11:27:00 AM
Beautiful shot - this one really stands out.
06/24/2002 10:52:00 AM
Good use of reflection.
06/24/2002 04:11:00 AM
This is my favourite photo here from looking through the thumbnails. There's always one that grabs me straight away, and I give it 10. This is absolutely beautiful.
06/24/2002 01:33:00 AM
The light bouncing off of the buildings is a beautiful color.
06/24/2002 12:53:00 AM
i love the colors

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