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Challenge: Lines III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 28-200 f/3.5 - 5.6 USM
Location: Nightime on Portland OR Esplanade
Date: Aug 27, 2009
Aperture: f / 8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 8 sec
Galleries: Cityscape, Urban
Date Uploaded: Sep 1, 2009

This was taken on the east side of Portland down by the river facing west. It was an absolutely beautiful night. No color editing, just some curves to lighten up the buildings to make then pop out a bit more and Noise Reduction to remove grain the camera created form shooting at night. Thanks for the votes!

Place: 136 out of 238
Avg (all users): 5.0133
Avg (commenters): 0.0000
Avg (participants): 4.7941
Avg (non-participants): 5.1951
Views since voting: 1134
Views during voting: 259
Votes: 150
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0

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10/09/2009 10:39:57 PM
Absolutely amazing. Kind of agree with other commenters though. Water kind of dominates the photo a bit.
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09/13/2009 02:25:49 AM
as whole, the picture is pretty, but i agree that the water dominated too much of the photo and wasn't strong enough of an element to carry that much real estate in your photo. maybe a balance of 1/3 water, 1/3 buildings, and 1/3 sky? i also didn't feel the connection to "lines" was strong enough in your photo.

i gave you a 4
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09/11/2009 01:20:12 PM
faulty composition, not quite liney enough, building could be sharper, gorgeous colours and beautifull lighting.
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09/11/2009 12:55:44 PM
I gave you a 4. I start the score at 3 and then I look for reasons to increase the score. I gave you one point because I liked the softness and subtlety of your "lines of light" as both reflections and in the windows
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09/09/2009 09:41:34 PM
i like your image a lot. i gave it a 7. i'm not a great commenter. i don't feel qualified to give a proper 'critique'.
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09/09/2009 09:10:27 PM
portland is beautiful, my home city (even though I live in medford now).
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09/09/2009 09:10:20 PM
I gave it a 5. Composition is somewhat too centered for my preference. Not a lot of interest in the water, but it consumes half the frame. Moving the bridge and waterline down to about the lower third may have helped the comp. I also feel the golden tones are just overwhelming the shot. Perhaps a different WB would have brought out some other colors besides all that yellow.
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09/09/2009 08:56:40 PM
Challengewise I'd say the connection is average and that the image is more about the skyline than the lines in the water which is probably why the image got a fair number of low votes.

That out of the way I think the scene is pretty but there is not really one thing for the eye to rest on as the main focal point. The buildings could be interesting but are too far away to carry the image. The reflection is interesting but to me, either not crisp enough to really draw my attention or blurry enough to create a more impressionistic image. Also, some of the areas of the reflection are too bright and appear blown out.

Message edited by author 2009-09-09 20:56:55.
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