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Silent Night
Silent Night

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Challenge: Powerlines (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: Ellicott City
Date: Dec 3, 2009
Aperture: f/16
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1.3 sec
Date Uploaded: Dec 6, 2009

Last minute change of heart led me to put this view of Frederick Road in Old Ellicott City in. The other, a view in the opposite direction with prominent power lines might have "said" something but in reality would only confuse the voters.

This one's pretty. I like the way the light poles frame the scene and the soft glow of the lights on the curving street. Honestly the town would be better off without all the power lines cluttering up the views and the poles crowding the sidewalks. Sigh...it's likely that there have been power lines here since it was possible as this is the first place in the US a train ever went and where there are rail lines...

[Dec. 7th, 2009 07:30:58 PM]


Justine's comment makes me realize that, in effect, I'm lying with my title. I was facing east when I shot this. It was early morning...6-ish, I think. Sun not up and fog not letting it get there. You decide, night or not? "Silent Morning" wouldn't work as well for a title...though "Silent Mourning" might have done. ;)

By the way, I love this feature where we can add comments as they occur to us! I've been away too long to know when that happened. Glad it did. Hope it wasn't painful in the forums.

Place: 11 out of 88
Avg (all users): 6.2653
Avg (commenters): 7.4167
Avg (participants): 6.0250
Avg (non-participants): 6.3551
Views since voting: 1321
Views during voting: 245
Votes: 147
Comments: 13
Favorites: 1 (view)

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12/14/2009 12:28:08 AM
This is a lovely image, one of my favorites in the entire challenge.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/13/2009 09:42:43 PM
There is a wonderful busyness about this photos...from the great old storefront buildings and the power-lines strung to and fro. So much to investigate and discover.
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12/13/2009 08:46:04 PM
I swear this is a town that I have been to...where is it? well done
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12/13/2009 06:37:05 PM
Nice work on the artificial lighting and the dusk sky. It works well together in this scene.
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12/11/2009 12:24:13 PM
this is really nice..........
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12/10/2009 11:02:12 AM
Fantastic night shot!
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12/08/2009 01:22:54 AM
I think this would have been my top pick if you had changed your white balance to incandescent to mute the pinks from the street lighting. love the capture otherwise. 8
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12/07/2009 09:59:52 PM
Beautiful street scene with warm colors and beautiful sky contrast, but the power lines are merely incidental.
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12/07/2009 07:25:16 PM
Night-time shooting is hard but I think you've done a very good job here. Good entry.
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12/07/2009 07:23:55 PM
Nice take on the theme. Lovely Christmas feel to this.
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12/07/2009 05:22:29 PM
Very soothing shot.
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12/07/2009 04:32:16 AM
Just like a painting. Beautiful.
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12/07/2009 01:19:47 AM
A nice hometown scene with beautiful street lamp glow that contrasts nicely with the blue sky. Reminds me of the area where I live. Nice job.
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