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Beautiful Lotus Temple in night light.
3rd PlaceBeautiful Lotus Temple in night light.

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Night Shot III (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS
Location: Delhi, India
Date: May 6, 2006
Aperture: F8.0
ISO: 50
Shutter: 10seconds
Galleries: Architecture, Travel
Date Uploaded: May 7, 2006

This is Lotus Temple (Bahai house), loated in Delhi the capital of India.
Thanks to this challenge.... I myself say it's beauty in night for the very first time.

Post edits:
Resizing, Levels, Contrast, Sharpen and Framing.

Place: 3 out of 287
Avg (all users): 7.3711
Avg (commenters): 8.2286
Avg (participants): 6.8969
Avg (non-participants): 7.5792
Views since voting: 30057
Views during voting: 559
Votes: 318
Comments: 62
Favorites: 33 (view)

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05/22/2006 09:46:15 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

Ok this may be hard to give a critique since I'd rather you be critiquing my images. :) But here goes...

Flawless. The lighting is impeccable. MAYBE if you shot this a bit more underexposed in RAW you could have fine tuned the hot spots better, but that's a major nitpick. The color is fantastic. I don't think you could have treated the color any better to convey night.

Excellent choice in subject. It stands out so well in the challenge. Composition wise I can't envision a better angle. Maybe there was but you pulled this off so well I almost don't want to see if there's a better way to show off this structure.

A winner. Not just a winner in the challenge but a winner as a standalone photograph. Congrats on your multiple ribbons and for pulling off this striking image.

Edited for spelling.

Message edited by author 2006-05-22 21:48:59.
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05/21/2006 07:33:20 AM
I love the use of shapes in this one. Though i might say they are a bit too obvious in your composition, they add to a feeling of structural stability. Even the alignment of the lights in the front form triangles. Magnificent night shot!
05/19/2006 04:25:04 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon! Wonderful shot.
05/18/2006 10:20:24 AM
Congratulations on this beautiful capture and ribbon!
(DPC provides us with great motivation. I, too, saw the fountain in my area for the first time at night.)
05/18/2006 09:14:12 AM
Congrats, on you first ribbon. This is a beautiful image, it gives off an aura of greatness. I love the golden glow. Kinda cool that we are all first time ribboners in this challenge!

05/17/2006 11:31:52 PM
Thanks to All of you for the technical and appreciative comments.
I wished it should be in first 10, but see it ended in first 3. Thanks to all of you.
05/17/2006 08:43:35 PM
05/17/2006 08:31:33 PM
Congrats on your Yellow Ribbon ;)

Message edited by author 2006-05-17 20:31:44.
05/17/2006 07:39:21 PM
great capture of a beautiful place. i've got to see it for myself
05/17/2006 05:20:46 PM
Congratulations on your ribbon with this beautiful shot. Wonderful architecture, beautiful at night so well captured by you!
05/17/2006 04:52:31 PM
Amazing shot! Could have done well in the other holy place challenge too. Congratulations!
05/17/2006 02:44:58 PM
Congrates Arvinder, amazing photograph. Beautiful colours and perfect composition. Congrates on your first ribbon.
Keep up the good work.
05/17/2006 01:58:55 PM
I visited this temple in 2004 and while its beautiful in the daytime, you've captured a whole new charm at night!
05/17/2006 09:48:51 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon!! This is one of my 10's in this challenge. Very well done!!
05/17/2006 08:48:07 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon!
05/17/2006 08:11:56 AM
This is just spectacular ..... Breathtaking ! Congrats !
05/17/2006 03:54:06 AM
congratulations on your first ribbon...excellent exposure on this shot
05/17/2006 03:00:54 AM
Congratulations on your first ribbon! Great shot.
05/17/2006 12:45:35 AM
Congrates, Arvinder!!Just third challenge and you nailed it. WOW, really nice shot. I didn't know it's in Delhi. It looks like Sydney Opera House. Once again congrates on your first ribbon.
05/17/2006 12:41:18 AM
05/17/2006 12:38:00 AM
Congrats, Arvinder for such high score and ribbon. Its a beautiful and "crisp" capture. Let Delhi rock on DPC :)
05/17/2006 12:25:18 AM
Congrats on a very finely-composed and exposed image, and on your yellow ribbon!
05/17/2006 12:21:53 AM
Lovely focus and exposure, and absolutely beautiful framing. This goes into my favourites!
Edit to add : so silly of me! Congratulations for the yellow!

Message edited by author 2006-05-17 00:22:33.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/16/2006 07:14:01 PM
05/16/2006 04:58:41 PM
Great POV, one of my top choices for this challenge. Congratulations!!!
05/16/2006 02:39:24 PM
Very nice photograph, very interesting building. Excellent job on the exposure. Feels a little tilted though. Well done!
05/16/2006 01:02:33 PM
Stunning photo -- sharpness and colors are amainzing. Well done!
05/16/2006 11:48:01 AM
This is a tremendous picuture. I like how the lines of lights lead you to the temple.
05/16/2006 02:00:40 AM
Great balance,lighting, and subject. Well done!
05/15/2006 09:21:51 PM
Beautiful capture. Wish it was a bit larger in resolution - 9
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05/15/2006 06:53:58 AM
Great shot! It's unfortunate that the horizont is not straight, it breaks the perfect symetry of the picture.
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05/14/2006 11:30:40 PM
Ever-so-slightly tilted horizon, but, nonetheless, amazing shot; I just love the clarity and sharpness. Great job!
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05/14/2006 07:45:33 PM
Thanks for this photo. Symmetry is very appealing. Your photo came after I voted for a bunch of bad ones.
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05/14/2006 06:30:16 PM
There are some hotspots in the structure, but great shot...
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05/14/2006 02:20:16 PM
05/14/2006 09:20:15 AM
Love the lighting on this shot, great crop also.
05/14/2006 09:09:02 AM
Nice. I like the crisp feeling, the sharp edges, well done.
05/13/2006 10:55:01 PM
05/13/2006 05:34:09 PM
Beautiful photo! (tilted a bit to the left)
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05/12/2006 10:58:28 PM
This photo will probably do well, but I've seen this building photographed too many times to appreciate it.
05/12/2006 08:27:59 PM
BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL..... I can see this as a poster. My only critique is that the left side seems a degree or two lower than the right. Easy to fix. The hard things to fix are exposure and focus and you nailed both. Great JOB 9
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05/12/2006 12:41:24 PM
Oh what a beautiful image - I love this temple though I didn't visit it during my recent trip to India - have only been once. You've really captured it well here.
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05/12/2006 11:00:17 AM
It is a beautiful tempel and perfect picture. The lights in front (particularly the one on the right) are driving attention a bit. 9.
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05/12/2006 03:49:15 AM
Nice photography.
05/11/2006 11:24:10 PM
Fantastic building. Everything's very symmetrical and it works well for me. Nice colour.
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05/11/2006 08:10:11 PM
Nice color and detail. Nicely exposed.
05/11/2006 07:59:10 PM
Great potential, but the slightly counterclockwise-rotated building is a bit distracting. First thing that grabbed me was the lighting and texture. Second thing that immediately followed was "why didn't he/she straighten the horizon?".
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05/11/2006 04:28:23 PM
gotta be a top finish. perfect exposure. beautiful color. great symmetry.
05/11/2006 12:15:54 PM
Yes. . .Lotus Temple in night light is VERY beautiful!! And you've done a great job of exposing it properly and composing this shot! Great job!
05/11/2006 11:22:47 AM
Very Good.
05/11/2006 09:36:32 AM
Excellent. Nice setup.
05/11/2006 05:27:12 AM
well done and I like how clear and in focus the temple is as well as the lights coming towards the viewer, would have been nice to have some detail in the lower part of the building and the building seems alittle tilted, only small details though, seven
05/11/2006 02:55:34 AM
Yummy. Good color and sharpness. I think I would have liked to see the building and not the landing strip leading up to it. - 7
05/10/2006 09:41:09 PM
I smell a kiwi, but I could be wrong. Great picture
05/10/2006 09:39:50 PM
Lovely architectural shot! The symmetry is near perfect. I wonder if a portrait orientation would have been better so more sky is seen. (10)
05/10/2006 08:09:16 PM
Maybe my imagination but it feels tilted to the left. Distracts a bit from a wonderful subject, well photographed and presented.
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05/10/2006 02:56:14 PM
love it! wonderful! 10
05/10/2006 02:43:44 PM
love the colours, beautiful 8
05/10/2006 11:37:42 AM
Outstanding! Looks like a winner to me. 10
05/10/2006 07:43:47 AM
this should ribbon! beautiful
05/10/2006 07:38:06 AM
lovely...is this a rip off version of the Sydney Opera House???
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05/10/2006 01:58:23 AM
An Amazing image right on the top shelf, I am pleased to see you did not offset this crop...10
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