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Bright Hopes for a New year
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Brent_S


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Celebration II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L IS USM
Location: Seattle, WA, USA
Date: Jan 1, 2012
Aperture: 8.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 6
Galleries: Cityscape, Action
Date Uploaded: Jan 3, 2012

So I am assuming here that fireworks are okay for this gallery since we didn't have that specific topic this year? I like that the "Celebration" topic can include a lot more people anyway and expect party scenes to dominate the top ten.

I shot this same annual display last year from a park a couple of blocks from home. I didn't want to hassle with the crowds this year and had a dog with me who doesn't like noise. So I wasn't that keen on shooting at all and only put up a tripod on my balcony at the last minute.
As it turned out, I liked the view this year from home better than the one I managed in the crowded park last year. So I thought I might as well enter something :-/

Happy New Year all! :)

Post Vote:
Wow, and to think I almost didn't even bother to enter this image :P
Well I won't get a swelled ego about a win in a gallery with just 40 images (where were all the party images I thought would win folks!), but I do appreciate the very kind comments and votes all the same- thanks all!

Oh, and my dog did okay with the firework noise too ;)

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 40
Avg (all users): 7.4959
Avg (commenters): 8.4000
Avg (participants): 7.0952
Avg (non-participants): 7.5800
Views since voting: 3681
Views during voting: 263
Votes: 121
Comments: 40
Favorites: 0


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01/16/2012 03:13:20 AM
You da man, Brent. Hope your wishes may come true!
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01/15/2012 11:51:59 PM
So sweet!,
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01/14/2012 11:36:40 PM
Best view in the house ... and you made the most of it. Congratulations on the Blue.
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01/14/2012 11:35:09 AM
Congrats on the ribbon,nice one.
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01/14/2012 02:00:57 AM
Awesome shot, Brent!
Very well done
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01/14/2012 12:05:51 AM
Great Image!!! Congrats!
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01/13/2012 08:57:22 PM
Beautiful capture. Love seeing the wind carry the smoke away. Congrats on the blue!
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01/13/2012 03:20:21 PM
No surprise here! I was one of your 12 10's, so it was obviously my favorite. Congratulations. This is TRULY spectacular!

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01/13/2012 02:36:21 PM
Way to go, Brent!
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01/13/2012 02:16:32 PM
The ribbon and the fireworks match....how fitting!!! Congrats on yet another fine image Brent!!!
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01/13/2012 12:43:42 PM
Ohhhhhh...what yummy shades of purple and blue! Congrats on the blue!
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01/13/2012 11:28:43 AM
Wow this is amazing looking!!! Totally cool, Congrats on the Blue!!!
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01/13/2012 09:48:49 AM
Fantastic image Brent and Lucky You to have such a great view from your balcony!

Congrats on the Blue - what a great way to start the new year!
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01/13/2012 09:47:43 AM
Very nice Brent...I was one of your 9's...I really like this capture..
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01/13/2012 09:07:11 AM
The voters got it right. Great shot. Congratulations.
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01/13/2012 03:45:11 AM
Congrats on the Blue Brent. You have to enter to win the race and you did so with a winner. Tops of 39 others bears no testimony of this not being a great shot.
Congrast also on the placing in the unoficial points race...we nipped you in the WPL but you got in before me in this race...lol. Great year for you
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01/13/2012 03:20:44 AM
congrats on your first ribbon-2012, Brent!
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01/13/2012 02:33:10 AM
PERFECT FOR THIS CHALLENGE WELL DONE ON THE BLUE FROM SHEZ
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01/13/2012 01:58:18 AM
Stellar, Brent. Like all your images :-)
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01/13/2012 01:57:42 AM
Another masterpiece from Seattle ;)
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01/13/2012 01:07:13 AM
Way to go Brent, hope to see you at the GTG
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01/13/2012 01:01:39 AM
I knew this had to be yours. Congrats Brent!
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01/13/2012 12:42:45 AM
What an awesome shot Brent! Congrats on the blue! I knew you couldn't resist getting out the camera :)
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01/13/2012 12:41:37 AM
Good one Brent!! I actually watched those fireworks on TV, from the comfort of my living room and actually took a similar photo with the camera for a lark.
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01/13/2012 12:38:39 AM
Go, Brent! What a wonderful celebration image!
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01/13/2012 12:22:09 AM
Gorgeous fireworks, Brent, and a proper celebration of the year to come :-) Congrats on blue!
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01/13/2012 12:16:59 AM
Congrats on your blue! That is a brilliant shot. Lucky you getting such a wonderful view. You got a 10 from me. Happy New Year to you too (and I hope your dog survived it all.)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/12/2012 10:55:35 AM
seattle?
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01/12/2012 09:59:16 AM
great shot
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01/09/2012 12:57:46 PM
Nice exposure,good un.
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01/08/2012 09:16:36 PM
This could take the red, a very high scorer for me, a great capture with lovely colours.
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01/08/2012 08:31:57 PM
Ohmygosh!! By FAR heads and shoulders above any I've seen so far. Niiiiice JOB!
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01/08/2012 08:07:23 PM
Awesome Great timeing and focus and white balance and comp... Oh heck just a fine piece of art!
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01/08/2012 07:58:30 PM
nice shot. great pov. too bad you couldn't get a bit higher.
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01/08/2012 06:28:45 PM
Beautiful...I bet this will ribbon :) Good luck and congrats in advance 8
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01/07/2012 02:34:15 PM
Beautiful blue for a blue ribbon maybe? Gorgeous photo, Happy New Year!
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01/07/2012 12:43:21 PM
Best in show
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01/06/2012 05:33:48 PM
Perfect composition for an amazing cool display. I really like how the fountain is the same color as the fireworks.
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01/06/2012 03:40:13 AM
nice i like the correlation between teh three spouts on top and the three blue elements to the right
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01/06/2012 12:29:56 AM
Ribbon.
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