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Urban Grace
2nd PlaceUrban Grace
brianlr


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Challenge: Grace (Classic Editing)
Camera: Sony DSC-F717
Location: Sydney NSW Australia
Date: Oct 23, 2003
Aperture: 1:3.5
ISO: Auto
Shutter: 2.5s
Galleries: Cityscape, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Oct 25, 2003

Few urban landscapes can be described as graceful, but Sydney's waterfront certainly can. Here a crescent moon hovers at dusk above the majestic arch of the Harbour Bridge and the perfect curves of the 'billowing' Opera House 'sails'.

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Place: 2 out of 197
Avg (all users): 7.0438
Avg (commenters): 8.3333
Avg (participants): 6.7778
Avg (non-participants): 7.2171
Views since voting: 3660
Votes: 251
Comments: 51
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12/01/2004 03:07:55 AM
Great PHOTO
11/11/2003 02:05:19 PM
Congrats on getting Second! It is a very deserving photo. Great job.
11/11/2003 04:51:00 AM
great photo....!!!!!!!!!!
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11/10/2003 05:47:25 AM
WOW!
Fantastic shot mate,
must admit time exposures of the opera house are always fun and often very impressive but this one tops the lot!

I like the fact that is very clear and crisp -the house and bridge is very well defined and the colours are great
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11/10/2003 01:04:07 AM
Wow third challenge and you dailed it in! great job.
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11/10/2003 12:20:55 AM
The colors and lighting in this shot are excellent! All the curves add so much interest to this photo...congrats on your ribbon...well deserved!
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11/06/2003 05:01:03 PM
Its so unfair...nothing looks that cool where the rest of us live. ;) Wonderful shot! Would make for an exquisite print as well I am sure.
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11/06/2003 01:49:50 AM
congrats on the win. Most deserved! I love the shadows & such on the opera house & really love the moon in the back ground. I'm super happy you wona ribbon!
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11/05/2003 10:34:52 AM
Yayyy congratulations Brian!! Definitely deserved a ribbon!
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11/05/2003 09:18:13 AM
Congrats on the placement - this was one of my favorite photos for the challenge. Excellent work :-)
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11/05/2003 08:06:11 AM
Top notch photo! Grace is certainly something you've captured here. And contratulations on the ribbon!!
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11/05/2003 06:52:20 AM
Originally posted by Natator:

Aussie Aussie Aussie!!!!!

Well deserved ribbon, good on ya ;)


But he was born in New Zealand, he he he!

Congrats on your first ribbon. That chalks up another one to the kiwis :-)

Message edited by author 2003-11-05 08:13:50.
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11/05/2003 01:08:24 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon!
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11/05/2003 12:03:16 AM
Aussie Aussie Aussie!!!!!

Well deserved ribbon, good on ya ;)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/04/2003 06:28:52 PM
I like the lines and they are indeed graceful.
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11/04/2003 01:52:31 PM
Personally, I feel that if this was entered into the urban landscape challenge it would have had a chance at winning. I also feel it is a good image for this challenge as well. The light and composition are very pleasing to look at. The Hot spot in the middle is a little distracting, but I am sure there was nothing you could have done for that. Any way, nice image.
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11/04/2003 12:52:29 PM
Beautiful!! Love the moon in the back, and the lines of the building. Nice take on the challenge.
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11/04/2003 11:19:55 AM
A beautiful capture. Colors and composition are excellent.
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11/04/2003 08:33:25 AM
very nice capture and very graceful 8
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11/03/2003 07:47:52 PM
Good view of Sidney Opera House but the best detail is the moon in the sky
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11/03/2003 04:16:22 PM
Absolutely fitting the challenge !! Great capture, beautiful colors, moon included, very good. Maybe a bit more space on the right, show some more of the bridge, bringing the opera house out of the center, would have improved the composition further. 9
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11/03/2003 03:01:19 PM
Beautiful...very gracefull...people don't ususally associate grace with urban landscapes and that's why this is one of my favorites b/c it is different!!! I love the moon above and the color of the sky!!! Amazing! 10
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11/03/2003 12:35:43 PM
stunning photo 10/10 .... will pop back after the challenge to see the setting .. good luck tony
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11/02/2003 06:46:02 PM
Beautiful shot.
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11/02/2003 03:24:25 PM
Great color!
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11/02/2003 02:59:19 PM
Beautiful night shot.
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11/02/2003 05:14:26 AM
Besides this stunning architecture, the moon is also a star here. Beautiful sky colors. All details are sharp, but also soft. Complementary curves of building and bridge are beautiful. Very well exposed and framed. Image is pure and high quality (Neatimage?). Nothing to regret. It's very well done!
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11/01/2003 07:39:04 PM
I've seen many good photos of this building, but this one is probably the best of them (10)
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11/01/2003 07:37:13 PM
This is so beautiful. The curves in the Opera House and the curve of the bridge help this image fit the challenge. The colors are great - nice blue water, pink sunrise (?) and blue sky. The moon is a great addition. I gave this a 10. Great job!
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11/01/2003 05:11:14 PM
Beautiful. But then you have a great subject too. The lighting on the bridge gives it a sort of 3D look. Well done.
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10/31/2003 06:48:13 PM
Simply stunning! The blue ribbon will go nicely with the blues in this shot!
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10/31/2003 01:49:19 PM
theme : 1/3
lighting: 2/3
overall quality: 2/4
10/31/2003 01:35:25 PM
A nice night time shot a good echoing of curves including on the moon.
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10/31/2003 09:52:10 AM
Very beutifull, one of the best - but its a little unfair to all of us not living in such a lovley town...
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10/31/2003 05:58:39 AM
Fantastic shot, I'll be amazed if this doesn't get a blue ribbon. The composition doesn't quite work for me, but I think this is a personal issue and this is still my favourite shot this challenge. It's the moon that really makes this shot special. Wonderful timing to capture this shot under just the right light conditions. I love the (NeatImaged?) graduated blues and reds in the sky. Well done for taking a well known landmark and making something a little different with it. 10
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10/30/2003 01:05:36 PM
Architecture can be graceful. That's a marvelous illustration of this.
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10/30/2003 10:23:30 AM
lovely shot.
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10/30/2003 09:50:33 AM
excellent lighting and proportion! plus the moon jus completes the picture, beyond words. I tot it deserves a ribbon.
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10/29/2003 10:57:30 PM
amazing photo Nice work
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10/29/2003 10:46:24 PM
oh, man, I miss Sydney! Great shot of the creasant moon& all. very nice od the opera house
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10/29/2003 09:32:25 PM
very nice image...would have been great for urban landscapes
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10/29/2003 09:00:43 PM
The opera house and Sydney Harbour Bridge certainly symbolize grace in the urban landscape. Besides being lucky enough to live in Sydney, you've done a great job of bringing out the best in this scene.
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10/29/2003 08:10:56 PM
Like the moon - nice shot.
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10/29/2003 03:49:23 PM
Great shot... Colors are nice and moon is great modifier.
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10/29/2003 03:35:13 PM
What a shot. Absolutely perfect. My fave of the challenge, but I can see lots of people pondering over the 'grace' of the picture... I'm not tho!
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10/29/2003 12:36:47 PM
ABSOLUTELY STUNNING. THE COLORS ARE PERFECTION!!!
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10/29/2003 09:25:11 AM
Nice..love the light, moon and bridge. Very good work.
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10/29/2003 08:41:23 AM
really nice colours - the lighting is very powerful
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10/29/2003 08:03:49 AM
Beautiful! The colors are so vivid and the lights on the structures are nicely balanced. The moon is the perfect touch.
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10/29/2003 04:18:43 AM
Got to be one of the most photogenic building in the world (and one of my very favorite places ever :)

Excellent shot, the timing, as I assume this is dusk, is perfect. The moon really adds to it as well. You should put this one on DP Prints for sure.
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10/29/2003 03:13:22 AM
This is a very happy picture with lots of colour and lights. It says to me lets go out on the town. The sky is heavenly as well. Well centered and composed.

Message edited by author 2003-11-05 02:51:02.
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