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A Brief Moment In Time
A Brief Moment In Time
robsmith


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Challenge: Urban Landscapes (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: Millenium Bridge, London, UK
Date: Oct 6, 2003
Aperture: f22
ISO: 100
Shutter: 2 sec
Galleries: Urban, Action
Date Uploaded: Oct 7, 2003

Taken from the south end of the Millenium Bridge in London looking towards St Pauls Cathedral. Shot at 40mm with Canon 28-105 3.5-4.5 USMII lens, a circular polariser, ND8 and GND8 were used to lower the shutter speed.

Statistics
Place: 7 out of 279
Avg (all users): 6.7718
Avg (commenters): 8.1613
Avg (participants): 6.6397
Avg (non-participants): 6.9429
Views since voting: 2815
Votes: 241
Comments: 40
Favorites: 18 (view)


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10/23/2003 09:09:41 AM
I like the way you caught modern vs historic and static vs fluid nature of life in a city such as London. And the exposure is nearly perfect with beautiful shades of gray.
10/16/2003 10:36:00 AM
Love this shot, it's great! Added it to favs.
10/16/2003 06:03:59 AM
best in challenge
10/15/2003 08:47:48 AM
Wicked shot Rob, congrats on a top ten finish in a real tough challenge. Reckon I gotta favourite this one :-)
10/15/2003 12:48:16 AM
Excellent image! Way to go!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/14/2003 09:00:29 PM
Superb, great slow shutter to add to a nice perspective on the capitol-- 10 with the WOW factor
10/14/2003 06:07:07 PM
This is great! The lighting/ exposure are superb - especially for a long exposure such as this. I was here only a week or two ago and also found the cranes and paraphernalia of modern architecture surrounding St Pauls to be quite intriguing. What I like most about this is the way you pull people into the image without actually focusing on individuals since the essence of Urbanity is the population inhabiting it. This really is one of my favourite entries in this challenge.
10/14/2003 04:00:20 PM
Interesting concept and capture. Well framed and B&W works in this situation.
10/13/2003 06:27:13 PM
Great movement I Like the B/W
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10/13/2003 04:36:46 PM
This is excellent. Oddly enough, I think the picture is even more compelling with the cranes and the one still person.
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10/13/2003 02:31:11 PM
I like ithis - it just says 'busy' to me. The construction work, the moving figures... Very nice.
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10/13/2003 01:31:01 PM
Great picture I love the movement in it Shows the life in the city well - 10
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10/12/2003 10:46:55 AM
This photo seems too cluttered to me. You had a nice image, but the motion takes away from it for me. It's too mind-boggling. If there were less people moving, it would have worked. 6
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10/12/2003 01:51:19 AM
very cool photo. Lots of interesting stuff going on here. Awesome detail and DOF. I give it a 10
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10/11/2003 09:53:24 PM
I like the idea, but you probably exposed it for a bit too long - the bottom right spoils the picture
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10/11/2003 07:49:17 PM
I like the way you managed to get the line down the middle of st. pauls, the railings and the homeless chap.
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10/11/2003 03:48:05 PM
Excellent symmetry, good use of low shutter speed to create the "busy crowd" effect. Excellent black and white exposure.
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10/10/2003 11:44:37 AM
This is a really wonderful shot! I love the way you've included people, which are as much a part of urban landscapes as are buildings. It really expresses the hustle and bustle of city life. The tones are great as well.
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10/09/2003 09:56:22 PM
nice movement effect and main subject. 8
10/09/2003 07:52:55 PM
Another cracking long exposure shot and interestingly the monochrome treatment does give it something. 10 I think
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10/09/2003 05:59:19 PM
Wow ! the symmetry and the slight motion blur are excellent. This photo really has punch. Keep up the good work. 10 Jacko.
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10/09/2003 05:43:06 PM
Like the motion in this picture that reveals the crazy world of the city. Like the crane too that show the fast groth of the city. Very well seen.
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10/09/2003 11:08:59 AM
I suspect it's supposed to look hectic, but I still find it a bit too cluttered. However, if HECTIC is what you were going for, you certainly achieved it.
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10/09/2003 09:33:52 AM
I really like this shot. Black and white makes this interesting and the people add a human element to it as well.
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10/09/2003 04:38:53 AM
This HAS to win! I love how the image is split in half: the upper part is static but crowded with buildings and cranes, and the bottom half is relatively empty but filled with movement. Awesome composition, focus, depth of field. I would give this 11 if I could. :) This would be perfect also for the "exposed" challenge in my opinion!
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10/08/2003 11:10:41 PM
I like the use of black and white, and the long exposure. You have captured the essence of a fast paced city. There is a lot going on in this photo. I like the capital being perfectly centered. Well done.
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10/08/2003 10:06:55 PM
Very nice! High f-stop value, slow shutter speed? Just wondering, I'm very new to photography, but in any case, I really like this shot!
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10/08/2003 06:46:38 PM
Amazing shot the motion blur makes it. 9
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10/08/2003 04:06:08 PM
Very busy, hard to find a direct subject.
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10/08/2003 03:12:02 PM
Awesome shot! I suggesst using a tad bit faster shutter speed to clear up the shadows and blotches so you can see the people a little better, but interesting just the same. 9
10/08/2003 02:53:46 PM
yes. this is what I wanted to see. 10
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10/08/2003 11:41:39 AM
This is a great shot. I like the tones of the black and white. Nice motion blur of the people moving about.
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10/08/2003 11:40:56 AM
Nice use of black and white to focus attention on the rich detail of the buildings. The blury figure in the foreground is distracting in a way that the sharper figures further away are not.
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10/08/2003 11:19:05 AM
love the sense of motion in this shot. looks like a digital composite - in a good way
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10/08/2003 11:10:47 AM
I thought this was a cheating entry at first, but it turns out it is an almost identical shot to one in this month's Total Digital Photographer magazine (page 113, by Richard Wentk). I'd like to give it a 10, but the fact that there is an almost identical photo on the newstands this month knocks it down for me. It also needs more sharpening. 7
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10/08/2003 10:20:21 AM
Cool effect with the people moving past in a blur, almost like ghosts. A very good concept (10)
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10/08/2003 06:13:52 AM
I like the movement in this photo, it takes the photo one class higher
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10/08/2003 05:26:08 AM
picture quality 9
color combination NA
sharpness and contrast 9
theme concept 10
angle shoot 10
total 9.5
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10/08/2003 03:29:40 AM
when i lived in London I walked over here every day and never got round to taking this shot. Excellent capture - only wish i had gone back and done it myself!
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10/08/2003 01:47:02 AM
Neat very very neat, Love the technique here, did you use tripod, let me know the tech details of the shot after the challenge please. Great well done = 10
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