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Under the Ben Franklin Bridge
Under the Ben Franklin Bridge

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Bridges III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-1000D Rebel XS
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Location: Philadelphia, Pa
Date: Oct 11, 2010
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 30 secs
Galleries: Cityscape, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Oct 11, 2010

Third trip out.

Still an amateur with long exposure night shots. this was 30 seconds, first two trips i tried with a gorilla pod, third trip i used a tripod and the results are much improved, go figure. I got incredible detail of the underside of the near span.

really excited about this one hope it does well.

shot in Raw
pushed/pulled a couple of sliders in Lightroom

Place: 4 out of 145
Avg (all users): 7.1036
Avg (commenters): 9.0000
Avg (participants): 6.9836
Avg (non-participants): 7.1591
Views since voting: 4090
Views during voting: 352
Votes: 193
Comments: 22
Favorites: 3 (view)

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05/31/2013 07:20:10 PM
Damn dude! That's the best shot of the Ben Franklin I've ever seen (and Camden has never looked so enticing!). I used to live in Philly and took several shots from a similar angle (that couldn't match this). Well done.
02/23/2011 01:02:09 PM
Wow! Nice!
12/30/2010 12:24:19 PM
I think you've got the hang of night shooting! Exceptional clarity and crisp colors. Doesn't get any better than this!

10/20/2010 12:59:46 PM
Nice job Mike -- indeed, gotta love the Ben representing!
10/20/2010 09:53:14 AM
OK, only five 7+ images, not 10. Welcome to the "7+-score, no-ribbon" club Mike. :-D

Nicely done, fantastic composition...
10/20/2010 09:31:07 AM
Good for you Mike, I was really hoping for a ribbon for you...but 4th place is pretty darned good!!! Excellent score and a beautiful picture
10/20/2010 03:20:57 AM
Nice work Mike and agree with others' comments that you should be really proud of this!
10/20/2010 12:09:49 AM
awesome mike!
congrats on the honorable mention, i knew this would do really well.
10/20/2010 12:03:27 AM
Damn close! And the "Best of the Franklins" to boot :-)
 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/19/2010 11:57:28 PM
Great color and clarity. The perspective adds volumes. Should be in the ribbon hunt.
10/19/2010 07:29:36 PM
Realy nice, love the water. 9
10/19/2010 03:31:53 PM
woooow so beautiful!!
10/19/2010 10:21:21 AM
beautiful pastel tones contrast with the hard structural features of the bridge - great stuff
10/18/2010 10:23:40 PM
Very nice!
10/17/2010 09:13:45 PM
Well done. The mixture of smoothness and details in this shot is really cool.
10/17/2010 06:09:58 PM
Possibly the best portrayal in this challenge,Angle,lighting,mood,excellent....10
10/16/2010 08:26:06 PM
Super Photo, love the colors.
10/16/2010 09:21:53 AM
Whoaa, I love this, the water looks like steel, and I love all the lights, what a magic photo, you should be proud of. 10
10/16/2010 08:44:40 AM
10/13/2010 01:42:20 PM
Interesting perspective, Great light star bursts, nice color gradation in the sky, no distractions, and good composition overall. My top 5 in this challenge.
10/13/2010 10:25:03 AM
My fav in this challenge. Really wonderful clarity, colors, detail, DOF. Just a wow! image.
10/13/2010 05:22:39 AM
Not Voting - Turned out very well in the end! Good luck and hope it does well

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