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Arlington Memorial Bridge
Arlington Memorial Bridge

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Challenge: A Single Line (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Samsung GX-10
Lens: Pentax SMC P-DA 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 ED/AL (IF)
Location: Arlington, VA
Date: Jun 21, 2008
Aperture: 13
ISO: 200
Shutter: 30
Galleries: Urban, Travel
Date Uploaded: Jun 22, 2008

Lincoln Memorial at night. I used a tripod. It was raining and there was plenty of lightning. Pretty windy too. My umbrella broke. But luckily I have thought of hanging my umbrella on some tree branches. I set up the tripod under the hanging umbrella and took a few shots. This is probably my first decent attempt at taking a nightshot.

Place: 28 out of 142
Avg (all users): 6.1386
Avg (commenters): 7.3571
Avg (participants): 5.7778
Avg (non-participants): 6.3592
Views since voting: 1133
Views during voting: 297
Votes: 166
Comments: 16
Favorites: 0

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07/04/2008 10:00:11 AM
Critique Club Review:

Color Saturation and Hue: Colors are well done, and realistic.

Brightness and contrast: Nothing is blown-out or overly bright.

Focus and depth of field: Very well done. Sharpness is appropriate at all distances.

I like the pastel colors on the river, that works well for me. The dark arches add a nice mysterious, almost foreboding touch.

I wish the sky were dark like the arches, but a cloudy night shot makes that almost impossible in the cities. It would really make the monuments and the lighting on the bridge pop. As it is the sky is lighter than the brige and competes with it.

Perhaps a bit different angle of perspective might help also. You have a nice leading line of the bridge, but unfortunately it goes right into a black treeline. If you could just get the city to take out that one tree... <kidding>

Overall a very nice picture, I'd like to see it on a clear sky night to eliminate the pale sky. And a very well deserved top 30 finish.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/29/2008 09:34:16 PM
Postcard worthy shot.
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06/29/2008 01:59:18 PM
Well exposed, very beautiful. The colors are terrific. A seven for you.
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06/28/2008 12:05:43 AM
Jeffrey???? WOW!!! It looks like your beautiful D.C. photography! If its not, then... that's a compliment :) Such flawless perfection in night photography! 10
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06/27/2008 09:07:01 PM
Nice picture, but I would not call a single line the main subject. The bridge connects the Lincoln memorial and Washington monument, but it's too dim to stand out as the main subject.
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06/27/2008 07:20:18 AM
Beautiful night capture, nicely composed.
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06/26/2008 12:21:32 PM
Nicely done......a fitting tribute with that line of lamps. 7
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06/25/2008 12:28:31 PM
Your line isn't very visible, but I love the glowing on the buildings and the twinkle of the lamp lights. 7/10
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06/24/2008 11:50:24 PM
Beautiful shot.
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06/24/2008 05:59:14 PM
Beautiful light and colors.
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06/23/2008 06:38:01 PM
single line is the subject....no, the shot is busy with other distractors like the water, buildings and trees. a different angle might have worked better
06/23/2008 03:16:46 PM
Great photo.. nicely done
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06/23/2008 10:18:04 AM
Beautiful shot.
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06/23/2008 10:03:16 AM
Water is exposed nicely, as is the memorial.
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06/23/2008 06:15:04 AM
great night shot. the water is so smooth. great use of depth of field as well
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06/23/2008 02:29:29 AM
Wow.. Your image has tons of wow appeal. I just want to look at the fine detail, exquisite lighting and the beautiful colors and reflections. Your image has it all!
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