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Lights of the City
Lights of the City

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Challenge: Lighting IV (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Location: New York City
Date: Apr 8, 2009
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1.6
Date Uploaded: Apr 14, 2009

Woohoo - a 10th place and a first page! I'm thrilled!

Once again I followed the moon calendar and planned a full moon shot. I missed the best day for that, so I went out the next day. The problem is, on the first day after the full moon, the moon rises a bit later so by the time it's up in the sky it's completely dark outside. So it's impossible to get the perfect exposure, this was the best I could come up with. The longer exposure also explains why the moon looks slightly elliptical...

Many many thanks for some great comments, they are much appreciated.

Here's one of my older full moon shots in the city, this is turning into a niche of mine :) One day I'll get the awesome full moon photo I've been trying for.

And here's an outtake from this challenge:

Place: 10 out of 196
Avg (all users): 6.4426
Avg (commenters): 7.8889
Avg (participants): 6.2653
Avg (non-participants): 6.5075
Views since voting: 2076
Views during voting: 264
Votes: 183
Comments: 12
Favorites: 3 (view)

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05/27/2009 03:29:34 PM
Hey, nice shot! Congrats on the top ten entry.
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04/22/2009 03:15:47 AM
This is by far my fave of the top 10, great shot.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/21/2009 03:35:24 PM
Great light and fantastic tones. I love the mood of the shot, and the detail in the clouds. It would be a contender for a ribbon I think if only it was level.. seems to tilt to one side.
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04/20/2009 03:15:04 PM
With the whites right on the edge, the dramatic and detailed sky, clear crisp imagery demonstrating a knowledge of how light affects an image - a worthy entry into the challenge and so far above the average entry in this challenge it's in a whole other class. A good demonstration of how lighting can be used to create a "noir" effect - it matches the challenge in every respect because both the subject and the lighting is used in a creative fashion to capture a mood piece that is outstanding. Sometimes images can tell stories and this image sparks the imagination which is what lighting is all about. Well done.
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04/20/2009 10:29:44 AM
I've got a "Sin City" feeling when I saw this photo, nice one
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04/19/2009 03:36:27 PM
Great shot - awesome conversion - sort of shot AP does so well

Bumping to 10
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04/17/2009 08:24:25 PM
Here's a little glared at the center of the photo other than that looks like a perfectly good image.
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04/16/2009 09:45:15 PM
I like the leading lines. Nice shot.
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04/15/2009 10:44:47 PM
The moon is the piece de resistance. I wish the taxi in the lower left were not cut in half. Beautiful tones. It might be an optical illusion, but it feels slightly tilted to the right.
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04/15/2009 01:35:46 PM
Lovely nightscape. There seems to be a vertical "pull" on this shot, which I don't find effective.
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04/15/2009 11:06:39 AM
nice but why does the moon a bit oval to me
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04/15/2009 12:15:43 AM
Im enjoying this shot, excellent sky and contrast.
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