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Sydney Harbour
Sydney Harbour
MichaelC


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Straight from the Camera (Advanced Editing IV*)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: Duh!
Date: Jul 2, 2006
Aperture: f/3.5
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/2
Galleries: Cityscape, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Jul 1, 2006

Forgot to take it off RAW the 1st night so went back the 2nd night. While fumbling with settings I accidentally changed the WB to 'incandescent + 3' & didn't see the results until I got back.

I like it so here it is.

As stated below I am extremely grateful to those who voted this image so highly. One very small point on those that thought the horizon tilted - if you know the area then you will know that the point in the picture with the souther pylon is located on land that juts out into the harbour and unfortunately may give the impression that the image is not straight as the shoreline either side appears to drop away.

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 389
Avg (all users): 7.1450
Avg (commenters): 8.3684
Avg (participants): 7.1278
Avg (non-participants): 7.1791
Views since voting: 3982
Views during voting: 441
Votes: 200
Comments: 32
Favorites: 10 (view)


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01/17/2015 08:04:17 PM
This is "out of the camera?" Wow.
Fabulous score and fabulous image.
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11/02/2007 04:30:36 PM
I love the colors. (blue). amazing shot. i think you deserved a ribon =] so close.
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12/29/2006 07:37:49 AM
I can't believe the gradation in blue colors; its all teh way from neon blue glass to powdery blue birthday balloon. Absolutely perfect contrast to the golden bridge focal point; can't you warp the image to straighten the horizon? would make a great print. Nice work.
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07/11/2006 02:21:44 PM
Congratulations on your top 10 finish, great shot!
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07/11/2006 03:24:34 AM
Well done - a top PB!
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07/10/2006 11:08:37 PM
WOW a PB!! It hurts a little knowing that it came from 2 'accidents', but now I've raised the bar for myself I will try & keep up the standard. Thanks to all the voters and thanks to DPC for helping keep the passion in my photography.
07/10/2006 06:58:50 AM
IMHO this deserved a ribbon even in an advanced editting challenge. Love it!
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07/10/2006 05:36:33 AM
Mike, What a great image. Well done.
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07/10/2006 03:25:29 AM
Mike, I thought you had the blue in the bag! Gave this a 10 and thought, surely you'd ribbon, so I am extrememly disappointed for you...you have some great work in your portfolio, this is one of the best...congratulations and GO AUSSIES!
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07/10/2006 12:34:43 AM
Congrats on your 4th spot and PB. Great shot.
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07/10/2006 12:14:58 AM
Well done Mike!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/09/2006 11:58:41 PM
Great colors and just an overall smooth feel. One of my top rated shots of the challenge. Bumped up
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07/09/2006 10:59:55 PM
Fabulous. My home town... what I'd give to see this LARGE! Well done to you, good luck in the challenge.
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07/09/2006 04:25:05 PM
took a point off because of the tilted horizon...otherwise a very nice shot!
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07/09/2006 11:24:01 AM
colours look great.
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07/09/2006 10:29:13 AM
Wonderful scene. Love the blues. A 10.
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07/07/2006 09:07:03 PM
Very nice color for in-camera.
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07/07/2006 07:04:30 PM
Nice BLUE image... I personally like blue tones a lot :o)
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07/07/2006 04:28:11 PM
Beautiful blues.
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07/06/2006 09:36:13 PM
blue-tiful!!
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07/05/2006 06:07:46 AM
wow, can't wait to see how you did this! what a spectacular composition and the colours is lovely :) 10
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07/04/2006 11:40:26 PM
Wonderful. Best I have seen so far. 10
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07/04/2006 11:39:11 PM
Aussie Aussie Aussie, your last image won a blue, this should go close.
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07/04/2006 04:58:15 AM
Oh yes. This is beautiful! Sydney is such a beautiful city. You are lucky to have been there to capture this shot!
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07/03/2006 09:39:38 PM
woooo hooooooooooooooo awesome awesome shot - right out of camera? wow, I want to learn some tips from YOU... ;)
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07/03/2006 08:45:17 PM
Post processing? Who needs post processing?

okay, maybe just a little horizon tilt and some sharpening, but the color and lighting are exquisite.
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07/03/2006 07:17:22 PM
Very cool capture! Great exposure - nicely done!
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07/03/2006 01:59:01 PM
Super cool nighttime blue tones. Very beautiful1
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07/03/2006 11:11:17 AM
not enough tech experience to comment, voting on what i like and how i react to the photo . 10 because im an aussie oi oi oi
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07/03/2006 04:30:58 AM
Ahhh! How I miss Sydney! Great shot!
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07/03/2006 02:18:10 AM
the winner...congratulations on your ribbon 10
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07/03/2006 01:05:11 AM
"WOW" factor here, re this stunning night time shot, of one of my most favorite cities, Sydney Australia.....
I am a true "Aussie" in every sense, and can't go passed this one re the impact it gives me.....
If this is straight from the camera, what in the world would it look like if processed.....
I love it, and have no hesitation in giving this image a "10", which it deserves.....
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