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Nightime Over the Ohio
Nightime Over the Ohio

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study 2009-07 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM
Location: Cincinnati, Oh (Covington, KY)
Date: Jul 26, 2009
Aperture: f/22
ISO: 640
Shutter: 8 sec.
Galleries: Cityscape, Urban
Date Uploaded: Jul 29, 2009

Cincinnati Skyline with suspension bridge taken from across the Ohio River in Covington, KY.

Place: 176 out of 419
Avg (all users): 5.7770
Avg (commenters): 6.0000
Avg (participants): 5.7281
Avg (non-participants): 5.9412
Views since voting: 623
Views during voting: 237
Votes: 148
Comments: 4
Favorites: 1 (view)

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03/03/2010 07:08:25 PM
Gorgeous... is there a print available?? Or possibly a way I would be allowed to get it printed? I would like a large print of it, if possible..16x20 at least. Love it!
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08/10/2009 03:50:34 PM
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Critique Club Critique

First Impressions
Quite a nice night shot, needs a slight perspective correction. I gave this image a 6 during voting.

Photograph Information, Technicals & Composition Review
With some of the lights starting to blend in together, I wonder whether you could have afforded to have a lower ISO, which would also have given a slightly softer feel. Although having said that, the processing has produced a fairly smooth feel. I don't know if you used a tripod or not, but there does appear to be some slight movement in the image - but that may be accentuated by some focal issues (difficult to judge). Perhaps also a slightly faster shutter speed... only by a few seconds.

Compositionally, because the image is weighted on the right hand side, there seems to be a lack of balance. The top area of the bridge so close to the top of the frame also enhances this, as does your framing. With a perspective correction and more finely tuned crop (difficult to make suggestions with the image as is), I think this would have produced a stronger image. Perhaps a square or even vertical framing might have worked for this shot, not sure.

Comments, Score & Placement Review
176/419 is a fairly good placing and the score of 5.77 is above middle of the road and for a Free Study, you are perhaps quite pleased with that. I guess the technicals and lack of 'drama' may have caused voters to move on fairly quickly from this 'scene'.

Two comments, one admiring the view/perspective and the other liking the capture. One mentions the border, which I tend to agree with - not sure it suits this image, but fairly minor.

If you get an opportunity to shoot this scene again, try experimenting with different technical settings, using a tripod and also trying to compose the scene in a balanced way - will help make life easier for you in pp.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/06/2009 10:01:54 PM
Beautiful view of this bridge!
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08/05/2009 01:01:22 PM
border detracts from a super capture
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