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City Monorail
2nd PlaceCity Monorail
Lonni


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Challenge: Tilted Horizon (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
Location: Sydney, Australia
Date: Feb 16, 2009
Aperture: f11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 7.1 seconds
Date Uploaded: Feb 16, 2009

Did I mention how much I hate tilted horizons? I'm going to torture myself if this does well enough to end up on my profile page - maybe that's a good thing - motivation to get it off! :)

Well I really wouldn't have submitted this week if it wasn't for the DPC Olympics, so I just shows that side tournaments really do push you to expand your photographic horizons. I took a mid-week trip into the city (Sydney, Australia) for this shot, and met my brother for dinner, which was lovely. He stood there very patiently while I painstakingly aligned my camera and tripod to get this composition. The monorail does a circuit every 3-5 minutes, and my outtakes tell me I waited for at least 5 circuits to get this shot. I needed the light to drop a bit to balance the lamps with the ambient, and this was my last shot of the night. It was actually almost dark at this point.

I know the weakness of this is in the blown highlights of the lamps, but also that the leading lines don't really lead to a compelling point of focus.

We'll see how it does - maybe a 6?



[Feb. 20th, 2009 02:28:23 AM]

Wow, I'm really blown away by the score that this is getting so far - 7.14 at the moment, and it has been as high at 7.27 over the week. It would be a buzz if it made the profile page for the lens (which is magic, btw), and a ribbon? I don't even dare to dream...

Oh my goodness!!! I'm so happy right now, thank you all for your lovely comments, and Go Aussies!!!

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Statistics
Place: 2 out of 176
Avg (all users): 7.1250
Avg (commenters): 8.2857
Avg (participants): 7.0161
Avg (non-participants): 7.1688
Views since voting: 5848
Views during voting: 388
Votes: 216
Comments: 42
Favorites: 12 (view)


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03/17/2010 12:12:50 AM
aaaah, so this is your photo! I remember staring at the photo for quite some time in amazement! we don't have any monorails here in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.... they make Amazing subjects and you did an AMAZING job at capturing this one! and i REALLY love how the flags are flapping in the wind! Great job!
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03/01/2009 12:11:26 AM
Great shot and processing! Congratulations on your personal best - and above a 7!
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02/28/2009 05:06:23 PM
Absolutely phenomenal, congrats on the ribbon, the tones on this are stunning, colors are great, composition is dead on, adding to favorites, very well done.
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02/28/2009 11:06:13 AM
Its just Wowsomely awesome!!! edited one looks more clear and sharp but i would love ppl rating my original pics rather than edited one.
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02/27/2009 11:34:07 AM
Congratulations
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02/27/2009 12:00:30 AM
congrats on the ribbon
i am sure the NSW rail authority would love this can see it on billboards :)

Go Aussies :)
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02/25/2009 02:35:19 PM
Big congrats on your first ribbon and PB, Lonni. Be proud it's on your profile page, it's an excellent image.
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02/25/2009 10:15:15 AM
Congratulations!
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02/25/2009 09:02:43 AM
Absolutely love this shot Lonnie. Congratulations on your first ribbon.


Message edited by author 2009-02-25 09:17:05.
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02/25/2009 08:09:38 AM
Awesome!
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02/25/2009 07:57:17 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon and new PB. Great sense of dynamics here, reminds me of my own shot ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/0-999/788/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_623500.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/0-999/788/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_623500.jpg', '/') + 1) . ', but yours is far more interesting
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02/25/2009 07:04:01 AM
Lonni!! I am so happy for you! Great great picture and so deserving! Congrats big time!!
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02/25/2009 04:57:13 AM
Great lines! Congrats on the ribbon ;)
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02/25/2009 12:59:01 AM
WTG Lonni! Congrats on your first ribbon, and new PB. Great image!
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02/25/2009 12:39:35 AM
Congratulations Lonni...great start to the Olympics and with a great ime.
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02/25/2009 12:35:42 AM
Congrats on an awesome capture!
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02/25/2009 12:10:35 AM
Congrats on the Red !!! very very nice shot.
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02/25/2009 12:08:20 AM
congrats on your first ribbon! Its a pleasure to share the front page with you, i loved this shot when i saw it
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02/25/2009 12:07:27 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon, and on your awesome score.
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02/25/2009 12:03:56 AM
Congrats on your red ribbon Lonni. Excellent work and fantastic photo, well deserved!
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02/25/2009 12:03:43 AM
Congratulations Lonni on your first ribbon and new PB. Well deserved. :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/24/2009 09:36:44 PM
Very, very cool image!!!!!
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02/24/2009 04:40:00 PM
Good Shot
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02/24/2009 01:54:50 PM
whoa excellent!
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02/23/2009 06:12:36 AM
excellent; really space-age and futuristic. I love the converging lines and the well-handled exposure.
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02/22/2009 06:37:03 PM
sweet image. I love it.
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02/20/2009 09:43:17 PM
Wonderful use of tilting the horizon to add to the effect of the monorail, and the movement is great too. It all works, as well as the processing.
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02/20/2009 09:05:20 PM
Really captivating! 9
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02/20/2009 03:21:13 PM
Beautiful
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02/20/2009 04:16:37 AM
Beautiful image, one of the best of the challenge:) 8
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02/19/2009 10:53:53 PM
love the movement on the rail, the sky seems to have a very soft blue color, really nice capture
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02/19/2009 09:40:31 PM
This should ribbon. Very nice colors! Sharp image!
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02/19/2009 04:43:06 PM
Excellent photo, love the movement feeling, the tilt works great.
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02/19/2009 04:10:15 PM
Wow - this is by far the best of the challenge, nice view of Sydney town
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02/18/2009 08:24:44 PM
Great use of tilt to bring the best effect to the image. Love the motion and the city isn't half bad either!!
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02/18/2009 05:53:54 PM
Great capture. Love the tones, the symmetry, the motion. Great detail in the puddles.
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02/18/2009 04:21:34 PM
Wow! VERY nice. One of my faves.
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02/18/2009 04:09:38 PM
This shot has an almost surreal quality to it. Nicely done.
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02/18/2009 06:18:37 AM
Nicely done. tilt does add to the image. 7
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02/18/2009 04:58:34 AM
I loooove this shot!
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02/18/2009 12:17:28 AM
WOW, impressive exposure! 8
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02/18/2009 12:15:00 AM
Nice Work!!! the flags are a nice touch =)
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