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Challenge: Where You Live (Advanced Editing I)
Collection: Pittsburgh
Camera: Nikon D100
Location: PNC Park, Pittsburgh
Date: Apr 24, 2004
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Cityscape, Sports
Date Uploaded: Apr 24, 2004

Shot at PNC Park during tonight's Pirates/Reds game. We lost, but that was a given. I cloned out a few guide lines that hang annoyingly above this deck of the park.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 176
Avg (all users): 7.2426
Avg (commenters): 8.2258
Avg (participants): 7.1300
Avg (non-participants): 7.4058
Views since voting: 8494
Votes: 169
Comments: 55
Favorites: 26 (view)


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11/02/2006 10:02:16 AM
What an awesome photo! I love baseball so much! And this is one of the coolest baseball photos ever! If only they had been playing the Astros that day -- not only would you have been rewarded with a Pirates win -- but then I'd have to buy a print of it :)

You TOTALLY ROCK!

Edited: oooops type-o's :)

Message edited by author 2006-11-02 10:03:28.
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07/03/2006 09:53:24 PM
Originally posted by banmorn:

Very cool, Alan! I see I gave it a 10 and it's in my favorites.....so...did you have a cheese steak?


I'm goin' for an official cheesesteak tomorrow! I had one tonight in Asbury Park, but I have to get one in Philadelphia itself! :)
07/03/2006 09:52:08 PM
Very cool, Alan! I see I gave it a 10 and it's in my favorites.....so...did you have a cheese steak?
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08/16/2005 11:28:12 PM
There is no way to take a bad photo at that park. It really is the best, and I don't even like baseball.
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02/16/2005 05:52:01 PM
This is flawless...oh what a photo...why cant they build us a new stadium here right by the city !
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05/06/2004 01:24:20 PM
Congrats on your beautiful image. I dont think it could get any better then this. I love looking at it and searching for different things in the photo. Great job.
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05/04/2004 07:38:15 PM
Great details throughout the image. I also really enjoy the perspective and the fact that you included some fans. It makes you feel like you are in the stadium. My only (minor) complaint: I wish you included more of the PNC Park sign. From what I can see, it's NC Park. Great job, otherwise!
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05/04/2004 01:30:58 PM
Great picture, you should be proud of this one.
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05/04/2004 12:13:30 AM
Very cool, glad to see one of your great sports images get a ribbon. Congrats, this one really deserves it!
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05/03/2004 11:26:41 PM
Awesome shot! Congrats!
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05/03/2004 05:18:26 PM
Very nice shot Alan. I may have to go to one of those games, if only for that view! Have to say I'd rather see the igloo, but alas, its always 'dry' this time of year.
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05/03/2004 10:42:49 AM
Thanks to all for the kind words! This park has only been open since 2001, and it really is an amazing place. Readers Digest just rated it the best park in America in an article last week. The view of the city is great, and it's a super place to watch a game.

Now if we only had a *team* to go along with the park, it would be perfect!
05/03/2004 09:33:33 AM
One of my faves in this challenge! Well done and congrats on the ribbon!
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05/03/2004 09:04:50 AM
yea!! this was definitely my favorite (never mind that i lived in pittsburgh for years and was there when this amazing stadium was built!). great shot and a ribbon well deserved.
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05/03/2004 07:23:47 AM
Very nicely done. It definitey has the hometown ballpark feeling. Congrats on the ribbon.
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05/03/2004 06:35:59 AM
Awesome Shot!!!
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05/03/2004 04:00:33 AM
great shot!

my only problems with it are that i would have liked to see the "P" in "PNC Park" and the black lines could have been easly cloned away.
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05/03/2004 12:14:03 AM
Congrats! Just knew this was a winner well done
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05/03/2004 12:07:01 AM
Congrats on the well deserved ribbon, definitely one of the unique photos in the challenge.

Keep it up...
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05/03/2004 12:06:07 AM
Go Alan! Nice work and congratulations!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/02/2004 10:36:57 PM
Superb!! love the wide angle-- good luck
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05/02/2004 10:34:34 PM
highest marks for this wonderful photo. you have beautifully captured the skyline and the POV is perfect.
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05/02/2004 02:29:07 AM
super clear image I love the perspective so much going on and you have captured it really well its so in focus and the colour is just great 10
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04/30/2004 03:56:53 PM
Incredible photo! Sharp, great color! Great composition! Love it! 10
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04/30/2004 12:33:41 PM
Great Shot! Great Angle. You get a feeling of small town park within a big town community.
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04/29/2004 09:29:03 PM
Just too cool for words. Love it!
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04/29/2004 08:47:46 PM
Fun shot! What are those vertical lines going through the image in the field area? I think this is a great way to say "my town" because the town always rallies behind its sports team(s). NIce sunset feel to things, too.
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04/29/2004 06:32:06 PM
the light in the shot is perfect. You choose the right time of the day and the right angle, this one says a lot about where you live=)
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04/29/2004 12:14:52 PM
And a Cleveland fan giving this a 7. God it hurts!!! BOL Great seats by the way.
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04/29/2004 08:10:17 AM
Looks like a postcard, well done.
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04/28/2004 07:29:21 PM
I like much: Nice view of Pittsburg city. - Very good lighting. - Great angle.
I like less:
Score: 9
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04/28/2004 12:42:45 PM
what a stunning image, the light was perfect and exposure is spot on - well done, should do well
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04/28/2004 10:33:23 AM
Great shot with great light. The audience, the field and then the city behind it. It creates a real atmosphere of an exciting big city, Very fitting to the challenge. Inclusion of the name sign on the left would have been perfect. In my top 3
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04/28/2004 09:22:04 AM
Nicely timed on the lighting.
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04/27/2004 05:14:42 PM
What a perfect time of day to take this one! The lighting is exquisite. It's getting a very high score - but here's something to think about next time: If a player were moving - causing a blurred motion, it would really rock!
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04/27/2004 02:39:08 PM
A very professional shot, Pittsburg should hire you for a tourism photogragher
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04/27/2004 01:30:25 PM
This represents the city well, Nice interpretation...7
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04/27/2004 12:00:33 PM
excellent shot
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04/27/2004 12:00:06 PM
Composition: Subject Placement, Cropping, Background 9
Technical: Focus, Exposure, Lighting, Processing 9
Appeal: Is it Interesting, Motivating, Etc.? 6
How well does it meet the challenge: 7
Total Averaged Rating 8 Autool
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04/27/2004 11:48:10 AM
Terrific shot. Quite inspiring in a way. Something to look at when the game starts to flag.
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04/27/2004 02:00:32 AM
Great image... my absolute favorite in the challenge. 10
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04/27/2004 01:28:31 AM
Certainly puts the guide books to shame. Great exposure at a great time during the day.
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04/26/2004 07:06:51 PM
very nice shot. you might have walked over a bit so you would have still gotten the game and the skyline, but not the net behind the plate.
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04/26/2004 03:43:34 PM
Great shot!! Nice framing, exposure, everything! 8
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04/26/2004 03:00:10 PM
Good city, good shot, good dof, focus!! Yah!
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04/26/2004 01:46:09 PM
Classic shot. Great DOF and nicely saturated colours. Pleasing composition. If only the sky had been more clear on that side of the stadium that particular day. I can see a shot like this in a travel guide for Pittsburg. One of my highest votes BTW.
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04/26/2004 01:35:16 PM
I like the "golden glow" on the buildings in the distance.
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04/26/2004 01:28:57 PM
Nice work, great compostion.
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04/26/2004 09:37:31 AM
Beautiful, I really hope you get a ribbon for this one, Pitt is the most beautiful city in the United States. Good Luck!
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04/26/2004 04:41:37 AM
Perfect picture postcard - love the late evening sun.
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04/26/2004 03:11:48 AM
Absolutely a grea Photo...I'm a huge baseball fan. A Giants Fan...we too have a pretty nice ballpark!
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04/26/2004 02:00:30 AM
I should rate this low since you guys beat us today (after the rain!) :) Nice shot, but I wish it was a slightly different angle to get all of the PNC Park words in. I really like the time of day this was taken - the lighting and contrast is nice. It tells you something about the city, as well as showing the city in the background,
which really helps it fit the challenge well. We'll take the final game from ya tomorrow!

Looked at it closer...I think it's Sean Casey at the plate with Adam Dunn on deck.
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04/26/2004 12:15:32 AM
Great photo
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