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From downtown to midtown - New York is Blue
From downtown to midtown - New York is Blue

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Challenge: Blue (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot S30
Location: NYC
Date: Nov 29, 2002
Aperture: f/4.5
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1.6 sec
Date Uploaded: Nov 29, 2002


Place: 127 out of 243
Avg (all users): 5.0040
Avg (commenters): 6.3000
Avg (participants): 4.9262
Avg (non-participants): 5.1188
Views since voting: 997
Votes: 250
Comments: 11
Favorites: 0

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12/12/2002 10:21:31 AM
Well in DPC lingo, I thought this picture was a WOW and I gave it an 8. I don't see why it ended up down here at dead center. I'm not sure I'm qualified to review the technical aspects of this picture, I have only just begun working on night shots. This is a beautiful city night shot and from my perspective it is perfect. I notice that some people wanted it lighter and some darker. I suspect that reflects their monitors and not your picture. From what I can see there is plenty of detail in the foregroud buildings while not making the background too light. Is it really 4:15 in the morning?

The blue lights, yellow lights and the red lights are lovely. The emphasis is clearly on the decorative tops of the buildings. I think this picture would have benefited from the new DPC rules about dimensions. While I personally like the grey buildings in the foreground, I miss something more in the middle to focus on. There is basicly nothing in the center of the picture, and nothing at any of the "rule of thirds" points. The blue towers are the eyecatchers but they seem too widely spaced to be comfortable to my eyes. I jump back and forth from one to the other, makes me feel wall eyed. With the restrictions off, a bit more could be included on each side to balance out the wide space in the middle.

I find NYC skylines to be emotionally powerful. This is a gorgeous sky line. I like the combination of older and newer buildings. I like that the older ones are more ornate and have more interesting lights on top. The newer buildings are either unlit or have the red headlight look. The windows on the left are so clear I feel like clicking zoom to see if I can see any one inside. You do give the impression of a city that never sleeps.

Would the trade center towers have been in this picture? Oh wait...maybe that is why there is nothing in the middle. Have I just been incredibly stupid?

One last thing the bugs me, a personal peeve. It doesn't seem quite straight. Is it? To me it all seems to lean a hair to the right.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/08/2002 09:08:38 PM
The contrast could have been improved, other than that, good job
12/08/2002 04:04:41 PM
a longer exposure would have helped this pisture alot. there's too little definition as-is.
12/06/2002 11:51:51 PM
Nice? I'd like it a little lighter so I could see more of the buildings. The blue lights would still show up nicely. I hve to guess at the buildings now. I want the photo to show me something, not make me imagine it or figure it out. PTL 4
12/03/2002 03:12:00 AM
nice job. good comp. putting the two blue towers where you did. i might have lowered the camera slightly, depends on what is below the bottom of the picture. the warm glow of the non-blue lights give a warm feeling to the whole picture.
12/02/2002 06:21:00 PM
i love the city...good skyline. good that you caught the blue lights!
12/02/2002 01:53:00 PM
IMO a crop of about an inch off the bottom would get rid of needless space and distracting yellow windows.
12/02/2002 11:22:00 AM
Nice nightr photo... and I love the fact you got two blues in there... good luck with this!
12/02/2002 11:20:00 AM
Beautiful skyline photo. The blues stand out perfectly against the dark sky.
12/02/2002 01:20:00 AM
wow... so empty...
12/02/2002 01:03:00 AM
Too bad they took down those two spots representing the WTC.

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