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Old Mar 19, 2013, 07:30 PM   #26
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Originally Posted by twitch31 View Post
A perfect photo to start! Exposure is dead on and the star shape of the lamp post lights makes the photo twinkle. Nice Job!
Originally Posted by fireman32 View Post
My first shot as astrophotography. I also tried light painting the trees.
_DSC0172.jpg by dspector32, on Flickr
That's a lot of stars. I appreciate the thought to light the trees but I think it would have been stronger without. The silhouette of the trees may have let the stars really shine.
Originally Posted by Keleko View Post
Where I want to be right now...

Tranquil and perfect. The water is like glass. Although there are many aspects to like, my favorite part is the light rays shining from the light house cupola.
Originally Posted by Fezwick View Post
I'm all about symmetry and this photo nails it! Down to the railing shadow in the middle of the stairs. Well done! Also, B&W was a great choice…work that contrast.
Originally Posted by jodelli View Post
I like the lines in this photo and it looks like an interesting location. I wish the motion blur on the bench would have been either a still person or not there. Good use of the available light.
Originally Posted by LongSticks View Post
Still one of my favourite photos!
It's a little spooky but it's so dark that I can't make out the scene. Maybe if it was exposed for an area around the stairs it would have allowed for more detail in the darker areas. Maybe this was a post processing choice? I don't get what your trying to convey.
Originally Posted by Melizard View Post
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague Castle over water by Melissa.O.Anderson, on Flickr
Gorgeous! The sky is ominous and deep. Fantastic use of the available light and right on exposure. Great choice of location and makes me want to visit. I event like the boat blur…the shutter speed was just fast enough to make out that it's a boat and not just a blur but still collect good light.
Originally Posted by pakyooh View Post
Apple for the masses! The feeling I get is hustle bustle and old meets new. The people are slightly washed out and lends to any time period without the apple store logos, that's cool.
Originally Posted by deep diver View Post
Nice Gazebo! I'm not sure what I feel is missing, maybe some perspective with use of the building behind, maybe a closer shot with the surrounding garden and roof reaching the edges of the frame? Nice and bright though.
Originally Posted by samcraig View Post
The Eiffel Tower

Nice shot of the Eiffel Tower! It's hard to capture a well known and photographed place and make it really sing. Great choice with the B&W
Originally Posted by astrosinmyeyes View Post
Vienna, Austria
Fun light pattern from the lamp post. I wonder how much more interesting it would have been if you got a higher perspective looking down on to the light spread and less of the tree tops.
Originally Posted by 8.33 View Post
I love the color in this photo. Great night time city scape.
Originally Posted by tekmoe View Post
Looking southwest near the top of Mauna Kea

The stars and sky colors are Beautiful! And capturing the sun setting behind the clouds is stunning.
Originally Posted by andychelt View Post
DSC01552 by andy chelt, on Flickr
The sky has some cool motion to it with the wispy clouds behind the towers. Nice color gradient too. I feel like I should be looking for a space ship or aliens.
Originally Posted by milbournosphere View Post

Perseid meteor shower, 11 August 2012. There's a meteor streaking across the sky in there somewhere...can you find it?
Your star shot is very nice. I like that you captured some of the foreground in the shot for some perspective and cool silhouettes. The color variance in stars is nice too. Great job! How long was the exposure...or is is stacked?
Originally Posted by Stinja View Post
Bokeh! by Stinja1, on Flickr
There is something magical about this photo with its soft light. It's whimsical and simplistic… Fantastic! It is definitely the most interesting in the bunch, trash can or not.
Originally Posted by Schtumple View Post

Manhattan Beach (Lifeguard Hut)
Great photo! HDR? It almost doesn't feel like night at all. More like a stylized day shot. Very cool .
Originally Posted by Ravaroo View Post
Reserved by Ravaroo, on Flickr
Cool pattern in the canopy. I'm not really sure what I'm looking at and wish that there was a focal point or selective focus to help explain what to get out of it. Maybe a bit of the scene or a couple of drinks to help?
Originally Posted by acearchie View Post
Possibly slightly bending the rules (I used a flash) but the theme sort of had a night time feel to it!

By the Light of the Night by acearchie, on Flickr
True, not really in the theme but a cool dramatic paparazzi shot. " no photos, please!"
Originally Posted by SonicChronicler View Post

Berwick-Upon-Tweed's Royal Border Bridge. The Train link for the East Coast Mainline.
I love this shot and the colors you captured. HOw sweet would this shot have been if there were a train zooming by. My only hope for this one is that the foreground could have been all water with reflection and no ground….that maybe would have pushed the bridge to the top left corner of the photo too. Nice shot.
Originally Posted by Cheese&Apple View Post
The clock tower at old Fire Hall 17

Maybe a bit o the fire hall too would have made this photo more interesting? Good exposure.
Originally Posted by Neur0genesis View Post
Trying this from Flickr. Hope it works. Colors look wrong on this page though.

Light_Night by Synaptic_Event, on Flickr
Good use of the available light but maybe a white balance adjustment to solve the color issue you mentioned and some puffs of smoke to add some texture and depth.
Originally Posted by akbadwolf View Post
Northern Lights. March 18, Eagle River, Alaska
I would love to capture a shot of the northern lights someday soon. This shot is so cool! You missed the deadline though

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Old Mar 19, 2013, 07:58 PM   #27
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Congrats everyone - I'm sure it was a tough week as I thought all the shots were excellent!

Thanks for the great judging/commentary!
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Old Mar 19, 2013, 08:59 PM   #28
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Color Issue

Thanks and congrats to the winners. This is what I meant by the color issue. It actually shows up fine on my work computer, but my MBA (where the photo is stored) does this (screenshot attached) for some reason (Fire-Engine Red cast over everything). Issue with Safari maybe? Everyone else's photos look great! (both in rendering and content) Any ideas of what's wrong or where to look?

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Cheers, it's not a HDR, just a long exposure, the lighting was so balanced it does almost resemble day.

As always, great shots everyone, look forward to Stinja's topic!
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What a great set of photos! Congrats to Stinja who turned what was probably a humdrum scene into something magical.
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Congrats to the winners. I had one shot that I did without painting the trees but I did not think it looked as good. I may have to revisit it.
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Lots of very well done shots in this group. I'm honored to be second best in it.
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Old Mar 20, 2013, 07:02 PM   #33
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Thanks for the great critique coryndiego. Stinja, Keleko, twitch31, Fezwick, well done...really good shots.

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Old Mar 21, 2013, 11:01 PM   #34
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I private messaged Stinja this morning to notify him of the win and have not received a response. Should we move forward with Keleko as the runner up to choose a topic?
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Just now saw your PM! For some reason I had "receive email notification on private message" turned off.

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