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The Opera House
The Opera House

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Challenge: Multiple Light Sources II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L IS USM
Location: Embankment along Mrs Macquaries Road
Date: Mar 15, 2007
Aperture: 4
ISO: 100
Shutter: 2
Galleries: Architecture, Travel
Date Uploaded: Mar 16, 2007

The Royal Sydney Opera House. Hopefully a different take on this widely photographed subject. Taken from the embankment along Mrs Macquaries road and captured moments before the sun had finally set for the night.
I have submitted this photograph for multiple light sources due to lighting not only on the opera house itself, but also on the harbour bridge behind.

Place: 28 out of 159
Avg (all users): 6.1896
Avg (commenters): 6.0909
Avg (participants): 5.8163
Avg (non-participants): 6.3025
Views since voting: 1165
Views during voting: 324
Votes: 211
Comments: 15
Favorites: 0

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04/02/2007 06:31:03 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club.

Congratulations on a great image.

It absolutely does meet the challenge - I can see about 40 different light sources just at first glance. The colour of the sky is beautiful, the lighting is lovely, and you've succeeded in capturing an overphotographed cultural icon from an interesting angle. Not sure how much meaningful criticism I can really add here... :)

In terms of the composition: I think it works well, but I'd like to see a variation with a bit more water and a bit less sky. It might be possible to use the rule of thirds so that the first third ends at the line of light on the opera house, and the second third ends slighty below the tips of the highest roofs, in order to make the viewer's eyes move more naturally towards the focus of the shot. Well, maybe...

Oh, and minor point, but: you only submitted a 96kb image. The smaller the file size is, the more detail you lose, so try and get as close to the 150kb as possible.

Anyway, fantastic image, and congratulations on your new personal best!

And keep on snapping away!

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03/30/2007 12:29:50 AM
I think this is awesome. How can someone say this is not more than one light source?
I love how all the lights are differant yet seem correctly exposed. Nice!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/27/2007 02:04:09 PM
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03/27/2007 12:05:34 AM
You couldn't take an ugly picture of this place. Good job!
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03/26/2007 09:37:15 PM
Nice composition.
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03/26/2007 06:24:15 PM
I'm jealous, I would love to be in Sydney right now, Australia is the first place I woould visit if I only had the money...gorgeous photo!
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03/24/2007 01:15:06 PM
Once again the SOH... once again BEAUTIFUL....once again it brings me back beautiful souvenir on my visit in Sidney... CONGRATS
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03/24/2007 12:01:53 AM
Great capture, I love the composition.
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03/23/2007 09:39:23 PM
Awesome!!! 10!!!
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03/23/2007 06:02:22 AM
Too bad about the bridge in the background
03/22/2007 11:20:55 PM
Whoa! I've seen several photos of that amazing structure, but the good ones never cease to bring involuntary gasps immediately upon opening -- This is certainly one of those -- and my first 10! Beautiful work!
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03/22/2007 12:04:46 AM
I am always amazed by this architecture
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03/21/2007 10:55:21 PM
Cliche, but a great shot.
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03/21/2007 10:04:12 AM
i have seen this before.
Looks good
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03/21/2007 04:30:39 AM
DNMC only see one light source, photographing multiple lights.

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