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Nature's Backlight
Nature's Backlight
shamer


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Backlighting III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Pentax K10D
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM for Pentax
Location: San Francisco
Date: Aug 21, 2007
Aperture: f/29 @ 11mm
ISO: 100
Shutter: 6.2 seconds
Galleries: Architecture, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Aug 21, 2007

Shot this while on assignment in San Francisco. Was a little nervous about entering a bridge shot when there were already 2 of them on the front page (the very same bridge, too!) but whatever - I thought it turned out nice...

Thanks for the nice comments!

Statistics
Place: 6 out of 202
Avg (all users): 6.8698
Avg (commenters): 7.7059
Avg (participants): 6.5735
Avg (non-participants): 7.0068
Views since voting: 2835
Views during voting: 321
Votes: 215
Comments: 28
Favorites: 3 (view)


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11/25/2008 02:44:15 PM
strange. I don't know what monitor I was using when I made my earlier comment but I don't see this as a silhouette. Anyways, this is still a fantastic shot which may inspire people in the current backlighting IV challenge.
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11/04/2007 09:36:22 PM
Absolutely gorgeous, great job capturing the bay bridge, lovely colors and perfect composition
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09/07/2007 02:16:44 PM
I spent a while out here when I was younger, never forgot my time in the Bay Area. This shot has nailed the atmosphere of the place in the early morning. nice work.
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08/30/2007 07:56:12 AM
beautiful!
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08/30/2007 04:45:36 AM
Bet you're glad now you entered it. IMO it didn't turn out nice - it turned out absolutely beautiful! Congratulations on top 10, Shawn.
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08/29/2007 08:51:56 PM
hey shawn .. this looks pretty excellent on your profile page ... a stunning photograph and a great score .. congrats on a pb ... :)
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08/29/2007 08:40:32 AM
so glad you entered this one eh? Great finish & lovely image! Good for you!!
Congrats also on Top 10!! in a very dense competition!
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08/29/2007 02:56:40 AM
*another* personal best? Man you keep outdoing yourself shawn... awesome image
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08/29/2007 01:51:18 AM
This is really nice! The score is well-deserved. Thanks for the comment too. :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/28/2007 12:32:13 AM
very WOW!!
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08/27/2007 06:15:08 PM
Amazing tonal range and depth! 9
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08/26/2007 10:26:41 PM
This shot is gorgeous. Absolutely beautiful. 10
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08/26/2007 08:59:25 PM
Very monotone. I would love to see this one in black and white.
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08/25/2007 10:58:37 PM
nice colours. and angle and composition well done
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08/25/2007 11:33:55 AM
Think you might get some crit for it being overexposed in parts, wish more of the orange had come through. 6
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08/24/2007 08:32:46 AM
very nice. I wish the angle was enough to show the bridge, may be not. I like it anyway 9.
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08/24/2007 06:14:06 AM
Very nice shot, love the colors in it, got a 7 from me.
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08/24/2007 03:17:08 AM
wow i love how you can see the different colored sky all the way in the back. i love this photo.
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08/23/2007 11:36:05 PM
Nice. My only nit is the halo around the bridge tower/cables.
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08/23/2007 09:26:32 PM
how?? this is beautiful!
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08/23/2007 06:34:14 PM
Beautiful blue tones in this image and you captured the light well. Very nicely done. 9
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08/23/2007 03:28:01 PM
Beautiful shot, but i don't feel like it fits the challenge very well.
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08/23/2007 09:48:19 AM
stunning...I had a sunrise shot but didn't enter it...this is really nice
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08/22/2007 02:48:55 PM
WOW, this should be close to ribbon territories.

Fav & 10
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08/22/2007 12:17:54 PM
I love this capture, eveything seems so still and calm. I like the colour you have captured too!
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08/22/2007 10:46:57 AM
Nice image - Nice and cool looking just feel a tighter crop on the composition could give it some more impact.
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08/22/2007 08:56:09 AM
Great composition, great colours (8)
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08/22/2007 01:49:37 AM
"Here's the catch: the subject must not become a silhouette because of the backlighting."
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