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Benj. Franklin Bridge Sunset
Benj. Franklin Bridge Sunset
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Hidden Gem -- 1,000th Challenge! (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: Challenges 2009
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS for Nikon
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Date: Sep 17, 2008
Aperture: f/ 22
ISO: 100
Shutter: 10 seconds
Galleries: Cityscape, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Mar 9, 2009

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Post: From what I recall: Camera Raw adjustments in PSElements 6.0. Layer adjustments for levels, brightness/contrast and hue/saturation. A bunch of spot editing of dust. Some Distortion Correction tool adjustments. The right vertical had a bit of blowout that I cloned over. Fairly certain a crop was involved but not positive. Adjust Sharpness. Resize. USM.

Course I am just going to vomit if AP entered another of his great BFB shots. Oh well! LOL!

Statistics
Place: 90 out of 1129
Avg (all users): 6.4351
Avg (commenters): 7.3390
Avg (participants): 6.3991
Avg (non-participants): 6.6571
Views since voting: 1136
Views during voting: 733
Votes: 501
Comments: 70
Favorites: 8 (view)


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03/20/2009 02:27:23 AM
Really nice shot Robert-- I thought for sure it was AP's until I saw his sepia toned shot. Wonderful work and technical perfection!
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03/19/2009 01:43:13 AM
haha Robert no BFB shot for me! I'm gonna try to find another 'muse' :P I love how you have the full range of colors in this shot, and you caught it at the perfect time where all the lights and hues are in balance. congrats on the top 100!
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03/18/2009 09:14:06 PM
Nice finish Rob. I really like how the sunset blends with the deep blue night sky and silhouettes the bridge.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/17/2009 09:01:08 PM
Colorful. LIghts are nice.
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03/17/2009 03:55:26 PM
I've always wanted to capture this image! Very nicely done! 8
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03/17/2009 01:25:00 PM
Awash with color! Lovely.

Not voting yet.
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03/17/2009 09:38:50 AM
Beautiful shot... really nice colours, and it is well composed.
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03/17/2009 12:15:39 AM
Wow, I have always planned to do this but have never got to spend a sunset there although I live and work in the region.
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03/16/2009 11:12:38 PM
That was quite a sunset! Love it...
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03/16/2009 10:10:59 PM
This is a great waterscape/bridge picture.
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03/16/2009 02:45:11 PM
Good shot. Nice color and angle of shot.
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03/15/2009 11:40:20 PM
I'm hoping to leave comments on as many photo's in this challenge as possible... this was one of the few images I scored a 10.

There are quite a few cityscape/bridge/sunset pictures in this challenge, but this is one of the standout images to me. Not a contrived composition, and great colours. One of my criteria for a 10 is "would I have this on my wall", and for this image, I would!
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03/15/2009 11:27:59 PM
Beautiful shot of the bridge and great timing to get the nice sunset. I like the perspective and composition - very nice!
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03/15/2009 11:14:30 PM
Amazing colors!
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03/15/2009 10:08:51 PM
great color here
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03/15/2009 10:04:41 PM
I've never seen the BJ Bridge look so elegant! I used to live in Philly, so recognize the landscape. The colors and composition are perfect! WELL DONE!
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03/15/2009 09:36:10 PM
Real nice!
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03/15/2009 01:35:52 PM
Beautiful colours. Perfect exposure, and very good composition.
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03/15/2009 01:32:19 PM
Go Philly..Nice shot of an otherwise ugly structure.
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03/15/2009 12:03:06 PM
excellent exposure
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03/15/2009 11:50:22 AM
Nice colours in the sky! Good sharpness throughout. Good Luck.
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03/15/2009 10:54:04 AM
Very nice image and technically vey strong. Exposure and composition are spot on. Well done and good luck for the rest of the challenge.
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03/15/2009 07:15:43 AM
Well composed, great lighting and colours
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03/15/2009 05:27:37 AM
nice shot seems to be a bit oversharped
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03/14/2009 11:47:01 PM
Oh this is beautiful Robert! The colours in the sky, the composition, just wonderful.

Back to vote, I gave this a 9.
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03/14/2009 07:35:45 PM
Great PP job - love the tone - keep up the good work
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03/14/2009 07:25:45 PM
Very nice bridge shot - love the sunset, blue sky, and "painted" clouds. Bridge is interesting too, which helps.
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03/14/2009 11:10:40 AM
amazing comp and i love the colors
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03/14/2009 11:06:01 AM
very very nice....like the colors and tones...good detail
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03/14/2009 09:25:42 AM
Stunning shot of this bridge and lovely processing. 8
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03/14/2009 04:20:09 AM
Wonderful bridge in the evening. The blue light fits so very well with the sky.
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03/13/2009 09:59:16 PM
Pretty colors.
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03/13/2009 07:32:49 PM
Pretty colors i nthe sunset. Nice color preservation and exposure. 7
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03/13/2009 06:15:45 PM
great colors. i love the little stars on all the lights. great angle of the bridge
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03/13/2009 02:36:07 PM
Really nice colors, perfect focus.
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03/13/2009 12:51:10 PM
I love the green hue of the foundation. It is an interesting companion to blue hue of the tower above it.
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03/13/2009 10:12:16 AM
Very nice lighting effects. Great Exposure. Nice shot.
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03/13/2009 09:54:36 AM
Wonderful image.. nice perspective and the sky is gorgeous!
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03/13/2009 09:09:27 AM
Great colors in the sunset, I love the blue sky above the bridge and the yellow below it, almost like the bridge was set there to frame the colors. The skyline in the background is really neat.
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03/13/2009 08:28:54 AM
An oft repeated shot but a great image all the same, great colours
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03/12/2009 11:31:50 PM
Great color range. Nicely taken.
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03/12/2009 09:38:37 PM
Beautiful
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03/12/2009 07:55:09 PM
Very nice colors with a great shot of this landmark.
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03/12/2009 07:20:20 PM
Very pretty perspective. Nice colors and glow.
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03/12/2009 07:08:26 PM
is that philly along the shore, great colors in the sky
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03/12/2009 06:53:25 PM
good architectural with great colors.
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03/12/2009 05:21:47 PM
One of the better bridge shots entered. You must have been very pleased with this photo. great work.
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03/12/2009 05:21:32 PM
Well done!!! Beautiful sky and sunset colors, nice lighting on key bridge elements. Love the perspective and the lines, and the green tinge on the foreground base adds interest.
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03/12/2009 04:06:36 PM
You've captured some beautiful colours, lovely:)
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03/12/2009 04:00:47 PM
Nice coloring. Good capture.
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03/12/2009 03:57:38 PM
Hard not to like a bridge at sunset, especially a photo this good. Thanks.
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03/12/2009 02:29:19 PM
Stunning bridge photo. Well done!
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03/12/2009 12:37:23 PM
Beautiful sunset. 10
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03/12/2009 11:04:24 AM
Amazing shot, the sharpness and detail are great!!
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03/12/2009 10:15:01 AM
I've seen your other Ben Franklin Bridge photos and they are all great. This one has a great sunset contrast and color. I need to get out someday and try some of these.
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03/12/2009 10:07:30 AM
Great tones and light.
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03/12/2009 02:39:57 AM
Nicely composed and the way the lighting seems to change as the bridge recedes is nice
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03/11/2009 08:04:06 PM
Nice lower angle on the bridge. The sunset adds very nice color to the background.
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03/11/2009 07:56:15 PM
nice perspective to go with a nice sunset. 7
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03/11/2009 07:49:56 PM
Wow, such a long bridge. I'll have to look this one up.
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03/11/2009 05:31:17 PM
Beautiful long exposure
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03/11/2009 03:09:01 PM
Beautiful, rich tones. Solid composition.
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03/11/2009 01:24:37 PM
Excellent sunset cityscape.
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03/11/2009 12:57:01 PM
nice light, and great composition
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03/11/2009 11:26:13 AM
Amazingly beautiful and natural. I love the sky and the bridge lines. Just enough detail. Great light and good use of shadows. 10
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03/11/2009 11:18:49 AM
I used to cross that and the Walt Whitman all the time. Love this view. Nice capture.
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03/11/2009 09:28:05 AM
Really nice photo - Awesome color! 10
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03/11/2009 06:54:30 AM
lovely vibrant colours
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03/11/2009 06:33:02 AM
Nice! I like the composition.
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03/11/2009 03:24:41 AM
cool capture
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