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Challenge: After Dark (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: Shoreham By Sea Flyover
Date: Jan 10, 2004
Aperture: 6.3
ISO: 100
Shutter: 25s
Galleries: Landscape, Travel
Date Uploaded: Jan 10, 2004

Just Adjusted levels and saturation and sharpened a touch.

Statistics
Place: 6 out of 96
Avg (all users): 7.1551
Avg (commenters): 8.7000
Avg (participants): 7.0000
Avg (non-participants): 7.2500
Views since voting: 4410
Votes: 187
Comments: 41
Favorites: 18 (view)


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05/05/2005 08:48:18 AM
re-visiting my faves...

this is another image that i immediately latched on to upon discovering the dpc galleries. of course, i was taken by the iamge--it is killer! but, what is more important to me is the lesson it offers in looking for potential in the world around you.

by day, this shot would barely register as a boring postcard (well, maybe a bit above--the curve leads nicely to the wave-like horizon--if the skies offered something). but instead of simply treating it like the 1000s and 1000s of others who pass this way, mark saw the potential in what the vista could offer with the proper lighting. granted, he may have gotten lucky with the skies, but, all the same, he had a vision of what he could capture, and just look at the result! stunning!

this image is a great reminder that not only should you always be looking while you are out and about, but you should also be asking yourself, "how would that or that look with a different light?" there is no limit as to what you may capture if you learn to slow down your eyes.

thanks for a great lesson!
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02/02/2005 11:18:45 AM
Great Shot, especially as I live in Lancing (the lights in the distance). I had a similar idea to take a shot from there. It's good to know I am thinking like a great photographer.
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02/01/2005 01:00:17 AM
a 10 all the way. Beautiful background, perfect time to take this during rush hour because of the sky and the rich blue color.
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02/19/2004 09:38:58 AM
well done
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01/23/2004 10:49:43 AM
Oh my.... I would have to get one that blows my mind!!!

I know during the competition I voted for this and commented, and I just kept going back to look at it!

I love the colors you got in the shot! The sky is gorgeous, the traffic looks awesome, and lights of the very distant town just make this shot great! The way your eyes just follow the highway is really neat, and the letters on the road blow my mind! That is just too cool! I also like how the highway ramps seem to break up the distant town and the road that's close.

I must say, the only things that bother me are the plane and that building in the upper right (I know, you heard it before).

I wish I could take a shot like this....
::claps:: Congrats on 6th and such a great shot!
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01/22/2004 11:04:14 AM
Good show Mark. I thought this might have been yours. The colours in the sky really bring quite a bit to this photo, as do the lights from the city. Congrats on 6th!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/18/2004 11:58:34 PM
Very well done! This technique is very rarely done well, and you've done it better then well!! Awesome! 10
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01/18/2004 10:46:40 AM
Fantastic capture! I dont think I have seen this effect done this well on DPC before. 10
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01/17/2004 10:10:08 PM
exposure is about perfect here. I like the colors of the sky, the blue with the nice glow of the city lights. 9
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01/17/2004 09:50:36 PM
perfect exposure..
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01/17/2004 05:30:46 PM
Awesome exposure. That sky is simply amazing.
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01/17/2004 08:20:31 AM
Gorgeous. For the record, it just isn't fair that I can't live somwhere where I can take this kind of shot. This is great. I think top 10 - 9
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01/17/2004 02:10:19 AM
This is a classic, beautifully done.
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01/16/2004 10:45:16 PM
Very well down. Excellent use of color throughout. So much worth seeing in one photo. 10.
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01/16/2004 08:37:12 PM
Very good example of the subject An 9

PS The A283 & A27 junction methinks that is down near Worthing to Hove section!
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01/16/2004 02:56:09 PM
Very clean light streaks shot indeed. Plane is slightly distracting but colours are good if a little oveersxposed in the whites.
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01/16/2004 02:38:46 PM
A classic night time shot. I like the sweep on the road up and to the left. Wish that aiplane hadn't gone across just then - it pulls my eyes a bit away from the lines of lights and the road. I like the orange glow on the horizon. 8
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01/16/2004 01:49:13 PM
I kept passing this shot by when viewing the thumbnails. Light trails have been done to death and I wasn't going to viewyet another copy. But every time the thumbnails loaded, I kept catching myself looking first at this one, and finding the red, blue and white very appealing. As you can see, in the end I gave in and came for a fuller view. I love it a lot. The lights of the distant town, the curved road with plenty of powerful black visible. Yum!
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01/16/2004 03:53:41 AM
Normally I don't like these type of shots, but this is done well. Plus the colors of the sky adds a nice touch.
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01/15/2004 09:23:30 PM
great effects I can only stand in awe and admire your work
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01/15/2004 05:22:27 PM
I really like this one! I love the colors of the lights on the highway, and esp in the sky! Great Job! 10
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01/15/2004 04:42:04 PM
Nice effect and excellent colors.
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01/14/2004 03:41:22 AM
Very nice long exposure here! I like the long lines, too many are done over a short period of time. Also like the sky, good different colours here. 9
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01/13/2004 08:53:23 PM
whoa....
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01/13/2004 06:43:14 PM
Excellent colors - sky adds to the drama. Small criticism - the lights in the upper right pull my eye there but to nothing interesting (whereas the road pulls me to the neat light on the horizon) Overall, well done.
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01/13/2004 05:37:42 PM
Classic and a good take. Excellent work here with the line leading our eyes to the sunset. 10
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01/13/2004 03:06:47 PM
Wonderful colors in this. One of the better traffic at night shots I've seen. Nice work - sky is nice.
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01/13/2004 02:30:54 PM
great colors
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01/13/2004 12:43:01 PM
Beautiful night sky and a great capture of traffic. Great night shot!
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01/12/2004 10:45:51 PM
Very well composed. Normally, shots of car lights bore me, but this one has so many elements that just draw you in. The lights, the numbers on the road, the sunset, the town, the airplane? Very well done and one of my top picks. 10
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01/12/2004 08:52:20 PM
Pretty picture...
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01/12/2004 08:15:41 PM
Technical: fits the challenge. Exposure lighting composition focus all excellent.

Personal: Gorgeous shot- everything is so clean and sharp! Beautiful colors.

My vote: 10
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01/12/2004 03:24:14 PM
Very nice job with the long exposure! I especially like the gradient in the sky in the background, and the fact that you can read the numbers on the road. Too bad a plane flew by at this moment... that little distraction is the only thing keeping me from giving this a 10.
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01/12/2004 02:40:14 PM
Nice compostition! The road curve is interesting. This is a familiar style, and you made it look different. 8.
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01/12/2004 01:27:09 PM
WOW. This is so cool! Great shot - 10
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01/12/2004 01:19:33 PM
One of the best "highway moments" in this competition!
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01/12/2004 10:41:47 AM
Looks great, well done on the overall exposure and capturing that great sky. I like how the road bends and the contrast of colours. 9
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01/12/2004 10:34:14 AM
The highway and motion blur lead my eye nicely to that marvelous sky! Fun stuff! 9
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01/12/2004 10:23:43 AM
AAArrrgg! The lights are going the wrong way. (joke). Nice exposure. Good contrast between the streets, city and sky.
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01/12/2004 06:09:08 AM
great leading line, and even better sky shades, you took this at exactly the right time. If you could edit I would remove the plane and the building on the right as it's over xped. but good luck 9.
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01/12/2004 01:04:05 AM
awesome shot! 10
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