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Challenge: Late Night II (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D800
Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 16-35 f/4 ED VR
Location: Dubai, UAE
Date: May 13, 2014
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 25 sec
Date Uploaded: May 14, 2014

This was such a perfect place to take city shots. The streets were mostly unused at this time of night, and the only problems I had were taxi drivers slowing down to see if I wanted a ride, screwing up my shot in the process.

This is an interesting area in the Dubai Marina--there are at least 15 to 20 huge apartment buildings, from 60 to 101 stories each, including the Princess Tower, which is supposedly the tallest residential building in the world. For some reason, all of these buildings are built with very little room between them, and some of the buildings have no possibility of a view, because they're completely boxed in by other, taller buildings.

A friend of mine who was also shooting this area pointed out the leading lines of the 'V', so I owe him a few beers for this shot.

Thanks so much for the great votes and comments!

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Statistics
Place: 1 out of 42
Avg (all users): 7.3152
Avg (commenters): 7.8125
Avg (participants): 7.0800
Avg (non-participants): 7.4030
Views since voting: 1853
Views during voting: 259
Votes: 92
Comments: 26
Favorites: 3 (view)


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05/31/2014 05:41:58 AM
The draw, for me, are the buildings, and I think there is too much tarmac in this shot, but it only prevented this from being better. It's still a great shot.
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05/27/2014 10:11:40 PM
Well, I see I am terrible at picking the winner. Perfect title for a great shot! Congratulations on the Blue.
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05/26/2014 06:31:49 AM
Just noticed this one. Congrats on the Blue, Rob!
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05/25/2014 10:23:13 AM
Hey - awesome! Congrats on the blue!
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05/25/2014 09:19:41 AM
Spectacular shot, Rob. glad you didn't get run over in the process.
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05/25/2014 04:18:27 AM
Congratulations.
Excellent image. The leading lines, the shatpness, the colors, the depth of field.

Congrats again on the blue.
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05/25/2014 04:08:13 AM
My top pick, Congratulations.
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05/25/2014 03:54:40 AM
Well deserved win. And what an educated, cultured and modest (ecm) guy to give credit to your friend. Congrats.
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05/25/2014 01:26:40 AM
Yipee knew it! Congrats
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/24/2014 02:09:47 PM
Nice perspective and colors.
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05/24/2014 11:35:36 AM
Lovin' this .
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05/24/2014 10:25:18 AM
love the texture and colors. 9
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05/24/2014 12:39:16 AM
Love the bright colors and lines in this photo. Beautiful!
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05/23/2014 10:56:49 PM
Almost a bit too bright on my monitor but still well seen and effective. 7
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05/23/2014 05:39:29 PM
While I'm not a real fan of the super processing, this is a very interesting, colorful and well thought out piece of work. The streaking yellow light is worth at least an extra point!
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05/22/2014 07:44:43 AM
So good. Great work
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05/21/2014 11:29:04 PM
Even with everything else going on, the thickness of the painted stripe is what holds my attention. Nice catch.
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05/21/2014 02:03:58 PM
looks like a painting, or a movie poster.
i expect to see this on the front page.

im not voting, so as to keep my own entry unbiased, but i'd have given you an 8
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05/19/2014 09:23:42 AM
Neat!
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05/18/2014 06:04:13 PM
Amazing colors.
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05/18/2014 08:28:56 AM
Amazed that you actually managed starlight in the city. You must not be in the Northeast USA. :) Nice shot.
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05/18/2014 03:57:16 AM
Very dynamic. Great.
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05/18/2014 02:03:55 AM
after 1 year DPC, it's the first time I give a 10. This is a real masterpiece. Absolutely excellent. I love this shot. My favorite and to the DPCPrint wishlist.
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05/18/2014 01:15:53 AM
Like the yellow V works pretty ok
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05/18/2014 12:54:44 AM
Outstanding composition and exposure. Perfect perspective.
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05/18/2014 12:25:33 AM
I love the motion and energy. The exposure is perfect.
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