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Farewell 2005  (2005 written in the mountain)
Farewell 2005 (2005 written in the mountain)

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Challenge: Best of 2005 (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Siglufjordur, Iceland
Date: Jan 9, 2006
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 4 sec.
Galleries: Cityscape, Water
Date Uploaded: Jan 9, 2006

Levels and sharpening.
Taken in Siglufjordur, northern part of Iceland at 21:33 on the 31st of Dec. 2005, before the year-lights in the mountain changed to 2006.

Place: 314 out of 833
Avg (all users): 5.8705
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.7400
Avg (non-participants): 6.5522
Views since voting: 974
Views during voting: 570
Votes: 417
Comments: 20
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/31/2006 11:58:21 PM
Honestly, it would be better without the lights on the mountain. Since you can't really read the 2005, they just seem wierd and out of place.
01/31/2006 12:54:44 PM
This is a stunning image. The lighting is magnificent and the stillness of the calm water just makes you want to kick back and enjoy the evening. I'm giving it a 10 even though I'd sorta like to see the lights on the mountain (and their reflections) cloned out. Great job!
01/30/2006 09:06:06 PM
01/29/2006 02:21:50 PM
The street scene reflected in the water is stunning, but the 2005 and the trail of lights is so small that it doesn't really add to the frame, and instead it distracts from the shot. I would have concentrated on the pretty street scene and composed out the 2005.
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01/28/2006 10:52:40 PM
10 from me...good luck!
01/28/2006 05:27:19 PM
I would have skipped the mention of 2005 in lights on the mountain and focused on the beautiful reflection of the lighted village on the water. Overall this is a serene and pretty shot.
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01/26/2006 07:20:46 AM
Wow, magical golden reflection here, so good, and so well done.
01/24/2006 07:22:13 PM
Beautiful colors and reflections. It's a shame the 2005 written in the mountain is really too small to add to the photo. Great job though!
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01/24/2006 10:08:14 AM
I used to live Siglufjörður and I love to see photos from there. This one is just great. Gangi þér vel!
01/23/2006 09:49:10 PM
01/22/2006 11:38:12 AM
I get a nice feel from this photo, I like that in the reflection you can even see the line of lights up in the mountains. I think I would have preferred that the horizon be set more on the rule of thirds, but that is only my opinion. Overall nicely done
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01/22/2006 11:37:49 AM
Very nice picture, love all the lights and reflection. Hard to see the line of lights and year on hill, makes it a bit distracting. Well done.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/21/2006 09:32:24 PM
the '2005' is not legible on the mountain. it really should be, if you're going to make specific reference to it in your title - and since it's not, I think this should have been titled differently.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/19/2006 03:13:14 PM
A nice photo of the city shore-line.. but to really connect with your title, you needed to be much, much closer to the 2005 sign.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/18/2006 06:10:59 PM
This is not an easy shot. Well done.
01/18/2006 04:49:06 PM
I like the composition, but would like to see the mountain in the back not so dark. I say this only because the line of lights looks like it comes from nowhere. Maybe try dodging the highlights and midtones
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01/18/2006 12:25:49 PM
This is once of those shots where you just wish it could be bigger than 640 pixels! I hope you post a larger version somewhere after the challenge, its a really nice shot :)
01/17/2006 08:22:23 PM
Lovely shot, good reflection. The only distraction to me is the line of lights on top of the mountain. I understand the 2005, but what are the rest of the lights up there? I kinda think the shot would be prettier without it...but that is just my humble opinion.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/16/2006 05:13:23 PM
I think this would make a better shot if it didn't have the lights in the mountain... just the city and the water reflecting...
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01/16/2006 10:59:44 AM
When I give a photo a 10, it is because I feel it is wonderfual all the way around. Therefore, I have no real comment other than to say I gave you a 10!

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