DPChallenge: A Digital Photography Contest You are not logged in. (log in or register
 
Challenge Entries
Portfolio Images
This image is not part of a public portfolio.
Colors of Night
Colors of Night
Rikki


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study XI (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Location: Fremont, CA
Date: Apr 29, 2006
Aperture: f9.0
ISO: 400
Shutter: 55 seconds
Galleries: Landscape, Nature
Date Uploaded: Apr 29, 2006

Challenge entry number 111

Did someone say reshoot? I know I have a similar photo in my portfolio from the Water Challenge but I love this view and the stars really add dimension to the image. So what the heck. Let the 5.2 scores roll right over ;)

Post Challenge

Thanks for the top 10 placement for this reshoot of this image. I really prefer this over the other one becuase of the stars. Kinda bummed that the clouds weren't present though. I truly thought that I would get a low score for just having posted the first shot a few weeks prior but I love this type of image and just had to do it. Thanks everyone.

Here is the first shot of this place.
' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/35000-39999/37893/120/313825.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/35000-39999/37893/120/313825.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

Statistics
Place: 7 out of 211
Avg (all users): 6.8482
Avg (commenters): 7.9310
Avg (participants): 6.6667
Avg (non-participants): 7.0843
Views since voting: 2819
Views during voting: 442
Votes: 191
Comments: 48
Favorites: 7 (view)


Please log in or register to add your comments!

AuthorThread
05/14/2006 01:39:35 AM
RikkiL this is awesome, romantic and expertly captured. My warmest congratulations on your top ten finish.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/13/2006 05:39:18 AM
Critique Club
Wow 4 out of my last five entries have been in the top ten so you may have to bear with me...
First of all congratulations on your top ten finish, I didn't get to vote on this challenge since I only became a member a few days after this challenge ended, but I would have voted it very highly. I think it has everything working for it. The large depth of field makes it easy for the eyes to wander around the photo and the lake's edge makes a niceline of sight for the eye to follow towards the sky. You picked agreat time of day/night to shoot so that you had a mix of city light red and natural night blue. I am not sure what you could really have to done improve on this image, perhaps have shot at a lower angle so that you would feel closer to the ground and you would have also been able to angle the camera upwards more and gotten more of the sky and possibly a few more stars into the scene. The sky appears to have a little noise and dithering while it is fading through magenta to blue and you could have used some noise reduction software or a light gaussian blur across the sky only, to smooth it out.
Other then those suggestions I think it is a great pic and a well executed long exposure. Congratulations. If you have any comments or questions feel free to send me a PM.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/13/2006 01:52:05 AM
Just noticed this. Congrats on top 10!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/09/2006 08:28:57 AM
Just awesome Rikki...and top ten placement...yowsa!! Congrats!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/08/2006 12:08:37 PM
Congratulations on your top 10 finish!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/08/2006 11:17:34 AM
Good Job Rikki! Love the colors, Again;)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/08/2006 11:11:54 AM
Here you go again. Another top 10. I'm jealous. ;~P

GOOD ONE.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/08/2006 11:02:47 AM
Yep, I remembered this from your portfolio. Both are beautiful, but I like this one the bestest - I think it's the stars. Lovely image.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/08/2006 10:54:13 AM
Rikki this is just beautiful, congrats.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/08/2006 03:40:04 AM
Nice Rikki, way to go!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/08/2006 02:52:42 AM
Rikki! :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/08/2006 01:01:09 AM
Rikki, I wish I had your knack with night shots. Truly amazing photograph.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/08/2006 12:39:58 AM
Very nice Rikki! Congrats on your top 10!!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/08/2006 12:39:06 AM
Love this shot. Should have ribboned, but then again, you've already got lots of them ;)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/07/2006 09:57:50 PM
Great colors and i am suprised you were able to capture stars with so much light around..
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/07/2006 09:46:36 PM
very nice with such romantic colors to woo the imagination.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/07/2006 06:53:22 PM
The colours - wow. 10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/07/2006 12:40:15 PM
Like the colors in this image. The sweep of the shoreline helps lead the eye into the image, unfortunately, it also sends it out the other side too....
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/07/2006 07:57:06 AM
lovely colours and exposure...should do well
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/07/2006 01:56:46 AM
great sky colors. good exposure, cool sky.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/06/2006 03:11:01 PM
This should do well in the challenge. Very DPC friendly with the beautiful colors and reflections. Nice work.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/06/2006 02:15:15 PM
Quite a pretty night shot, the colors are just awesome.

Very nice.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/06/2006 04:57:30 AM
Fantastic Colors.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/06/2006 02:17:20 AM
Absolutely beautiful capture, well done.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/05/2006 11:27:30 PM
Beautiful! Love the colors, love the stars. Neat curved line. Very nice!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/04/2006 10:33:35 AM
Nice deep, rich colors! The intensity of the stars adds nicely to this simple but effective composition. Well done!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/04/2006 02:15:43 AM
It's a nice photo, but it seems to me your horizon is a bit crooked.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/03/2006 11:47:50 PM
Wow!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/03/2006 11:37:04 PM
Very nice Night shot. Love the colors
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/03/2006 05:17:51 PM
reminds me of a shot i recently saw on the site... hmmm... anyway i love the colors and the crispness, and also the symmetry of the sky refected in the water. 9.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/03/2006 04:04:41 PM
Beautiful!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/03/2006 03:26:58 PM
Beautiful...would go great for the Night Shot challenge...very well done...8
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/03/2006 10:43:47 AM
Nice exposer, good colors and the reflections works well.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/03/2006 10:40:59 AM
wow...what amazing colors...i love how you can see some of the stars already...beautiful! 10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/03/2006 09:48:15 AM
Very similar to another image that I have seen and loved, not that long ago.....
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/02/2006 10:05:34 PM
I'v seen this vantage point before, but I like this shot even better. The colors are wonderful! Nice job.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/02/2006 06:12:44 PM
Beautiful colors
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/02/2006 02:55:24 PM
I love the colors in the sky and the way reflect on the water
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/02/2006 01:29:18 PM
This is lovely. I'm not sure if the colours are genuine but it looks amazing! Good luck
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/02/2006 02:22:59 AM
This has a Rikki type look. But who knows, anyway, lovely colors, uhh, what more need i say? 9
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/01/2006 09:50:49 PM
Great colors and tones
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/01/2006 12:59:16 PM
I for sure will have that on the back of Sydney Morning Harold :) 10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/01/2006 11:04:43 AM
Lovely colours.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/01/2006 06:39:44 AM
Beautiful and serene.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/01/2006 05:36:10 AM
Beautiful..
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/01/2006 04:44:56 AM
amazing view which makes it hard to critique the photo, it is very good but it works better for me without the lake edge on the right, difficult to get the right angle without a boat or going for a paddle
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/01/2006 02:55:17 AM
Lovely.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/01/2006 01:26:54 AM
Beautiful image, love the magenta and deep blue, nice leading line too. Good luck with this one.
  Photographer found comment helpful.


Home - Challenges - Community - League - Photos - Cameras - Lenses - Learn - Prints! - Help - Terms of Use - Privacy - Top ^
DPChallenge, and website content and design, Copyright © 2001-2020 Challenging Technologies, LLC.
All digital photo copyrights belong to the photographers and may not be used without permission.
Proudly hosted by Sargasso Networks. Current Server Time: 02/25/2020 09:18:40 PM EST.