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Toronto's Event Horizon
2nd PlaceToronto's Event Horizon
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Night Shot V (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: Toronto, ON
Date: Mar 15, 2010
Aperture: f10
ISO: 100
Shutter: 20s
Galleries: Cityscape, Urban
Date Uploaded: Mar 15, 2010

Met up with ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Jeger and ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' VitaminB to take some pictures from the top of my building in Toronto (38th floor). Was looking to do something a little different from my 2009-12 Free study, so I tried a zoom technique during the last few seconds of the exposure. I have to say I love the effect. We'll see how DPC responds to it. I hope I don't get crushed because the sky isn't black!

[Mar. 17th, 2010 08:30:42 AM]
Wow! Checking this morning before work and I had a 7.2727 with 33 votes. Will it last?

[Mar. 18th, 2010 03:19:31 PM]
115 vote check-in. Was down at 6.9, but has clawed it's way back to 7.1043. This could be a new PB!

[Mar. 19th, 2010 07:51:36 PM]
Yes! 150 vote check in. Back exactly where I was on Wednesday morning!! 7.2727

[Mar. 20th, 2010 10:34:30 AM]
New high 7.3176.

[Mar. 21st, 2010 02:28:46 PM]
200 votes, 7.3450. I can't believe this keeps going up! I'm going to crush my previous PB.

[Mar. 23rd, 2010 12:29:47 PM]
250 vote check in: 7.3000

Thanks everyone for the great comments all week! Never thought this would be anywhere near ribbon territory :) Had a great week watching this go up and down!

Setup: for the shot I had my camera mounted on a tripod with a focal length of 17mm. I don't own a remote at the moment, so I used the 2s delay option to trigger the shutter, which was set to 20s. I counted in my head to 18, and then turned the zoom slowly/evenly to bring the shot to roughly 30-35mm. I tried to time it so that when I got to 30mm+ the shutter would close. Since it was taking 20s to get the exposure, in the last 2 seconds only the lights would come through and nothing else (ie no double buildings). I have a few shots where I ended up with 2 CN towers and doubles of the other buildings, but I was able to correct this by waiting longer in the shot to do the zoom.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 165
Avg (all users): 7.3097
Avg (commenters): 8.1333
Avg (participants): 7.1081
Avg (non-participants): 7.3866
Views since voting: 9077
Views during voting: 579
Votes: 268
Comments: 49
Favorites: 27 (view)


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12/28/2012 06:05:32 AM
no kidding
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03/30/2010 01:33:28 PM
Yup, love the effect too. Fantastic!!
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03/29/2010 09:01:26 AM
Nice seeing you getting a ribbon with my favorite skyline! Fantastic shot, congratulations on your red!!
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03/28/2010 07:10:51 PM
Love it Brad Nick! Waaaaay better than that other Toronto shot. Congrats on the ribbon, my man...

Message edited by author 2010-03-28 19:12:02.
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03/28/2010 04:37:15 PM
This photo really sucks. Just kidding! It's freaking awesome! Congrats!
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03/24/2010 11:40:46 PM
I actually like the light in the sky. Great work. New fav, and I don't fav often. In my opinion, this deserved blue ...no offense to ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Brent_S.
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03/24/2010 06:03:20 PM
Awesome, congrats
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03/24/2010 05:18:17 PM
Congratulations on a job well done and thanks for sharing the set up !
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03/24/2010 12:21:34 PM
Way to go Wolf! Congrats! Nice to see you on the front page. :)
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03/24/2010 11:14:54 AM
Excellent shot! What a beauty!
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03/24/2010 10:28:01 AM
Congrats on the red, this picture was one of my favorites.
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03/24/2010 09:57:53 AM
Congrats on your Red ribbon! Great looking scene and I'd love to know how you did this - my zoom shots always blur almost everything!
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03/24/2010 09:44:03 AM
Congrats! I really liked the zoom effect. How did you manage to zoom the lens without introducing camera shake to the image?
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03/24/2010 09:32:52 AM
lol, love how you were glued to the 'refresh' button all week! :) I could just see you pulling a Homer with that bobbing bird hitting the F5 key all day :D

Way to go on your first ribbon, well deserved for sure! I'll bring my Pentax next time and see if I can pull it off remotely close... could be tricky with film tho!

DD
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03/24/2010 08:43:05 AM
awesome, congrats on the blue!
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03/24/2010 08:03:38 AM
2nd place for my home town ... Congratulations!
I've tried the same technique but haven't prefected it yet.
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03/24/2010 06:47:19 AM
Effect is indeed interesting... not your usual zoom effect, that is.
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03/24/2010 04:32:50 AM
Kickass! Congrats on your first (???) ribbon. Good luck topping this score in the future though. ;-)
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03/24/2010 03:56:45 AM
Great effect! Congratulations!
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03/24/2010 01:58:10 AM
Oh Wow

Fabulous work and Congratulations on your Ribbon A truly fine image The effect is amazing
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03/24/2010 12:39:33 AM
Great job, the effect is indeed awesome. I love how you and vitaminb finished 2 and 3, that was one productive shoot!
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03/24/2010 12:38:33 AM
Congratulations Nicholas, this really is a stunning dynamic capture!
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03/24/2010 12:27:00 AM
Thanks everyone for the comments! It's been a great week watching this and all of the comments. Had my fingers crossed I would get a ribbon :)
03/24/2010 12:16:44 AM
Congrats on the Red.

Raj
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03/24/2010 12:12:28 AM
Toronto takes 2 and 3 Wow Great shot!
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03/24/2010 12:11:45 AM
interesting way of applying zoom blur to the shot. A lot more subtle and effective than other attempts I've seen. (especially my own!) Congrats on the ribbon!
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03/24/2010 12:10:04 AM
The zoom was a brilliant touch to an already very nicely done scene. Congrats on the new PB and the ribbon!!
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03/24/2010 12:05:12 AM
Congrats on the PB, the 7+ Score, and the ribbon. Well deserved.
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03/24/2010 12:04:17 AM
Big congrats! :)
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03/24/2010 12:03:23 AM
Nice shot man!!! Congrats on the ribbon!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/23/2010 09:14:24 PM
thats a awesome horizon. Whats those ... Zoom
The light streaks gives it a sharpness...love it 9
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03/23/2010 08:38:12 PM
incredible
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03/23/2010 12:07:08 PM
Beautiful colors - I love it.
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03/22/2010 08:51:36 AM
wow, what a neat effect! the red "la-zers" on the right side buildings are so cool ;)
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03/21/2010 10:18:49 PM
Wonderful!
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03/21/2010 06:33:38 PM
Exciting image, beautiul exposure!
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03/21/2010 06:09:22 PM
All those lights look like sparks flying from a grinder. Very neat shot.
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03/21/2010 02:14:55 PM
a few of you guys live in the same city huh?!? Nice lens zoom.
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03/21/2010 12:47:12 PM
this is a terrific effect - a short zoom midway thru the exposure?
There's some tough competition in this challenge so good luck.
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03/20/2010 08:22:18 PM
What can I add to the armload of comments you must already have? Ribbon material for sure.
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03/19/2010 07:28:12 PM
Nick... the zoom effect on this is awesome. I expect to see this on the front page on Wednesday morning.
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03/19/2010 06:49:59 PM
very nice pic. I like this photo
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03/19/2010 05:44:12 PM
Nice
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03/17/2010 02:16:52 PM
Good luck!
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03/17/2010 01:07:06 PM
Neat effects. Nice colors.
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03/17/2010 09:38:18 AM
Interesting choice to zoom the shot. Personally I think I would've liked it better without the zoom effect.. it's a nice cityscape.
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03/17/2010 06:10:19 AM
Nice
beautiful warm colors
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03/17/2010 02:05:43 AM
good idea of using a zoom burst, it really draws your eye to the tower.There is only one trail that you might want to remove (if it was advanced ed) is the white one that goes into the building on the right.
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03/17/2010 12:36:20 AM
Brilliant use of zooming while exposing. Great shot. The effect adds value to the image.

Raj
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