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Seattle Sunrise
Seattle Sunrise
Mitch55


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Challenge: Best of 2009 (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-450D Rebel XSi
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Seattle, WA
Date: Nov 25, 2009
Aperture: f/8.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 2 to 8 seconds
Galleries: Cityscape, High Dynamic Range (HDR)
Date Uploaded: Jan 15, 2010

This photo was taken on a rare November morning in Seattle. This is an HDR image, combining three exposures to allow the sky and the cityscape to be exposed properly. The colors in the sky are close to as-exposed; it was a brilliant morning. Exposure ranged from 2 to 8 seconds.

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Views since voting: 981
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Votes: 243
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01/31/2010 10:07:53 AM
GREETINGS FROM THE CRITIQUE CLUB

Welcome to the Challenges of DPC. For your first entry, you have certainly done exceptionally well. A super score for a super shot.

Seattle never looked any better. Nice crisp image and carefully done HDR.

Because you did such a good job there is little for this member of the Critique Club to critique! If I was picking 'nits' I suppose I might suggest that the bright red area to the right in the image makes a viewer return there again and again instead of really enjoying all the rest of the beauty you have captured. But that's surely one little 'nit' for sure and a subjective one at that.

I look forward to seeing more of your images in competition now that you've gotten your feet wet.

Alice

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/28/2010 11:19:20 PM
Those clouds are fantastic. I saw a scene like this the last time I was in Seattle. I presume this is Brent's. I like that it is not over sharpened. Good luck! 8
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01/28/2010 09:31:15 PM
Real nice shot of Seattle. I am more familiar with sunset shots from your position. This is a nice change.
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01/28/2010 09:16:33 PM
Very nice - excellent composition - not your usual skyline. Love those mothership clouds in the sky - they really add some punch to this.
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01/28/2010 07:36:46 PM
WOW, great picture, these clouds looks like the elusive and rare "lenticular clouds" :)
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01/28/2010 03:55:03 PM
Sleepy in Seattle for sure! I love the whimsical looking clouds. Wish that KeyBank logo was not so prevelant! What can ya do? LOL
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01/28/2010 08:31:50 AM
Nice skyline and beautifull sunset/rise. looks a bit on the soft side
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01/27/2010 12:44:19 PM
lovely cityscape image
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01/27/2010 08:30:32 AM
Wish I could see the mountain in the background better, still an excellent shot. 7
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01/26/2010 07:40:10 PM
I love the way the clouds look like UFOs coming in to take over! LOL!!!......7
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01/25/2010 06:26:48 PM
This image is absolutely gorgeous. The focus seems a little soft but that could just be me. The color is supurb. Great shot. 8
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01/25/2010 03:24:29 PM
really good cityscape...nice long exposure
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01/25/2010 02:29:42 PM
the clouds look awesome. I hope to make a trip out there someday.
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01/25/2010 12:27:56 PM
great cityscape....great city !!
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01/25/2010 02:32:16 AM
nice light...lacks sharpness imho...but the colours are nice
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01/24/2010 08:55:46 PM
I love the juxtaposition of manmade beauty on the Space Needle on the left and the natural beauty of the mountain volcano Mt. Rainier on the right. Two different beauties shown in this landscape shot. I also love how the ufo-like clouds also mimic the ufo shape of the top portion of the needle. Great eye to spot and compose the elements like so in this shot. I just have one plaint - the details/edges in the buildings seems just a touch soft/unfocused. The original size is probably razor sharp in which case I think the root cause is resizing and sharpening the photo down in one stop. I learned this tip early on at DPC - with large original sizes, resizing and sharpening the photo down in two or three steps (i.e. 4800x3000 to 2400x1500 sharpen and then resize again down to 960x600 and sharpen) will help preserve the same sharpness and detail that the original shows at full size. If that is not the root cause then a touch of USM (unsharp mask) could do wonders in reclaiming sharpness. Overall, this is a great cityscape/nature shot.
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01/24/2010 07:47:13 PM
This is a really nice skyline shot, but the second I look at it I instantly feel it's a touch soft. It's not overly so much that it ruins the shot and I imagine it would look great on print.

One of the nice features of this shot is the contrast of the two worlds. You have the brightly lit city with the tower dominating, then behind it all you have the mountain with a gorgeous sky, which is sort of saying "build big cities all you like, but nature is still more powerful and more beautiful". That's what I take from it anyway :)
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01/24/2010 03:05:41 PM
beautiful colors and nice comp
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01/24/2010 12:46:55 PM
Beautiful!! I love the clouds here. 10
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01/23/2010 02:54:18 PM
Gorgeous light and exposure. Those clouds are amazing!
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01/23/2010 11:05:50 AM
I miss the PNW. This is one of the prettiest shot of Seattle and Mt.Rainier ever.
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01/23/2010 09:06:06 AM
Those are some cool clouds in the background. Nice shot.
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01/23/2010 12:17:55 AM
Nice colors here and good angle. I wish i could be rid of the trees lower right frame but oh well. The needle looks great.
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01/23/2010 12:17:07 AM
The clouds make it feel very futuristic.
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01/22/2010 09:42:11 AM
Beautiful! When I visited Kerry Park, i wasn't lucky enough to have a nice, clear day like this. Getting the mountain in the background is awesome.
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