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Bayshore Promenade
1st PlaceBayshore Promenade
roleychiu


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Challenge: A Night on the Town (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot S30
Location: Vancouver - Westin Bayshore promenade
Date: Jul 5, 2003
Aperture: 5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 4.97sec
Galleries: Cityscape, Urban
Date Uploaded: Jul 7, 2003

Taken after leaving a club downtown Vancouver. Clubs were allowed to stay open until 4am as part of a pilot project by the city.

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Place: 1 out of 130
Avg (all users): 7.0000
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.8919
Avg (non-participants): 7.0447
Views since voting: 4333
Votes: 253
Comments: 51
Favorites: 15 (view)


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10/19/2003 09:17:13 AM
I love the curves and clean lines of this photo...it is very stunning! The starlights are wonderful and the tones of this photo are absolutely fabulous!
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07/16/2003 09:08:25 PM
This is a beautiful picture; really nice work!
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07/16/2003 07:44:01 AM
WOW...im glad to see you won! I really enjoyed the lines in this. Great job.
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07/16/2003 04:30:29 AM
ahhaha are you sugguesting we should all get half drunk to take pictures? ;P Congrats roley! ;P
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07/16/2003 04:27:21 AM
Hurray! I was half drunk when i took this shot. Under normal circumstances I'd probably not even get a ribbon! Thank you all for your very insightful and extremely helpful suggestions and encouragement. As my first entry, i really didn't know what to expect, but you've all be very supportive and positive.

I can't stress enough the power of the Canon S30. I took this shot 2 days after purchasing it used online. I've always had a fetish for perspective, unique angle, and clear focus. Definitely had to use a tripod for this shot.

The S30 naturally produces a star filter effect for all long exposures (sorry S30 owners, I let the secret out), great bonus for the camera. The amber lighting really made for mellow mood and sleepy tone. I was happy for the fact that there were many complimentary lines to use for a great depth effect. I personally like how the rail tries desperately to contain the light from the lamps.

A few people suggested cropping out the boat, and i partially agree with them. Others found the boat a positive compositional element giving broader subject range.. and i partially agree with them too. Others prefered adding people on the promenade in order to fit the theme of the challenge, but i felt it'd be too distracting. The promenade works best as a complete and intact subject. I also feel that adding people would throw the composition off balance and would saturate the picture with too many visual elements. But they were all valid suggestions and i thank them for it.

My trusty little optex tripod has a level bubble indicating flat and level footing. This helped immeasuably.

Thank you all for the very kind feedback! good luck with your Round submissions!
07/16/2003 02:48:22 AM
First entry and ya sweep up the blue ribbon, good show!
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07/16/2003 01:27:28 AM
wow, first time and right on the bulls eye. hehe. congrats. :o)
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07/16/2003 12:38:16 AM
Nice job ribboning on your first entry.
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07/16/2003 12:13:42 AM
Cardero's?
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07/16/2003 12:11:15 AM
congrats on 1st place!
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07/16/2003 12:04:23 AM
congrats!! beautiful shot!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/15/2003 11:33:19 PM
Its hitting me I dont what it is, but its effective--10
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07/15/2003 09:33:20 PM
The streetlamps are twinkling. It makes the photo come to life. Focus is great.
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07/15/2003 11:10:39 AM
Lines are so clean this almost looks cropped!! Very pretty and nice lighting..
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07/15/2003 02:56:38 AM
Nice view looking down that curved railing. A good scene altogether.
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07/15/2003 02:21:26 AM
This is a really nice street, and a great angle you shot it at. I gave it a 9 - I think it really connects to the challenge. Good job.
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07/15/2003 02:18:47 AM
Wow, this looks awesome! Very clear, crisp lighting and I really like the angle it's taken at! Good job!
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07/15/2003 12:27:41 AM
I have to highly rate this picture because of it's precise setting and harmony of objects. Altough I thought it didn't cover the subject I still think it's a BEAUTIFUL picture.
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07/14/2003 10:00:09 PM
very nice pic great position
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07/13/2003 10:25:19 PM
Love the color, mood, and feeling of depth. One of my favorites. Good Job.
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07/13/2003 08:20:20 PM
I like everything about this show with the exception of the "star" effect. Other than that....wow! Nicely conceived. Well composed. Technically excellent.
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07/12/2003 10:47:00 PM
Wonderful perspective to this picture and focus and exposure are excellent. The yellow/golden tones are just sooooo rich and smooth. Compositionally, I find it very interesting to look at and I like the slightly off center division of the picture into left and right halves. The only thing I can think of that it may lack is some people presence...maybe strolling or sitting on the benches. Very well done!
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07/11/2003 08:40:15 PM
Beautiful! I love the angle that you shot at. And I love the warm color that the glow of the lights gives everything. I love the composition, how you can see boats on the left and park benches on the right. Very nice.
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07/11/2003 08:25:43 PM
Great composition! I especially like the angle and the lighting.
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07/11/2003 07:46:10 PM
Wonderful image, very vivid. 8 Morgan
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07/11/2003 06:52:26 PM
Fantastic shot!!
07/11/2003 06:44:33 PM
Excellent composition and lighting. Very good idea, and it fits the theme very well.
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07/11/2003 03:32:50 PM
Nice perspective.
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07/11/2003 03:11:15 PM
gorgeous! Great lighting, nice textures & shapes. Was a star filter used for this photo?
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07/11/2003 10:12:34 AM
i love this, what a great ambience! 10.
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07/11/2003 01:39:40 AM
great perspective.
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07/10/2003 03:04:23 PM
I really like the converging lines and repetition in the railing. The boat on the far left and the bring highlight of the lamps pulls me away from the lines of the railing and walkway that I find most interesting.
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07/10/2003 12:26:03 AM
Looks tilted to the right. I like the "fence" on the left however. Toning is OK.
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07/09/2003 11:49:17 PM
A magnificent shot. Great composition and lighting. IMO I think some blurred images of people walking along the path would have added a little more feeling and sense of being out and about on the town. The boat on the left hand side is a little distracting too. (8)
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07/09/2003 11:29:55 PM
Cool shot...I like the color tone and the perspective looking down the rail...good job.
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07/09/2003 10:13:14 PM
The yellow/orange tinge distracts from an otherwise great photo.
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07/09/2003 09:55:02 PM
Beautiful exposure and great colors. I like the perspective on the railing - it's "curveness" adds interest.
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07/09/2003 04:22:18 PM
cough cough..
07/09/2003 02:12:21 PM
would a diffeent white balance setting make it less orange?
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07/09/2003 02:05:37 PM
nice perspective..makes me wish i were there!
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07/09/2003 12:32:07 PM
This one stood out, amazing, the rail leads your eye down the photo, great lighting as well, so far i see this is going to place high. 10
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07/09/2003 08:54:45 AM
stunning, love the lights on the fence rails and the perspective
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07/09/2003 07:56:27 AM
my favourite in this challenge: tone, perspective, lights.. wonderful - 9
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07/09/2003 07:27:03 AM
very nice colours and angle. 9
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07/09/2003 06:12:40 AM
Very nice perspective and color.
Perhaps some people walkin on would improve the mood of this photo.
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07/09/2003 04:59:29 AM
I love the composition and foreground detail in this shot. Some people wandering up and down having a good time would have made it an even better fit for the challenge.
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07/09/2003 04:28:06 AM
I realy like this photo
07/09/2003 03:52:01 AM
great rails! The amber lighting works perfectly here.
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07/09/2003 01:19:59 AM
I know exactly where this is, very nice lighting capture, not sure how you did it, i know usually does not look this way-- good job
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07/09/2003 12:57:19 AM
This is very nice...wonderful perspective...beautiful lines
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07/09/2003 12:23:44 AM
Wow.

The image just begs you to enter it from the left side and then the starkness of the right side slams you back to remind you that you're seeing a photo. This image works on so many levels for me I find it difficult to explain.

Firstly the architecture is superb. You selected a great subject and shot it from a wonderful perspective. You caught the curved railing perfectly to use it to make the viewer feel the picture is organic and responsive in nature. The equally lined righthand side utilizes straight lines and brightness to uses more defined angles and straight edges to engender a feeling of mental rigidity.

The only thing I would be interested in seeing different is cropping the front of the boat out of the lefthand side of the image.

Great eye
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