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Challenge: Power (Basic Editing)
Collection: Successful Challenge Entries
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM for Nikon
Location: Chicago,IL
Date: Sep 2, 2007
Aperture: 7.1
ISO: 200
Shutter: 30sec
Galleries: Cityscape, Urban
Date Uploaded: Sep 4, 2007

This is pretty much my first shot like this. Taken from "top of the 'cock" the John Hancock building observatory in Chicago, Illinois. I didn't have a tri-pod so the camera (with polarizer) is propped against the window and floor with a 30sec exposure. I get a bit anxious in such locations but this made it a bit more fun for me.

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Statistics
Place: 1 out of 151
Avg (all users): 7.8349
Avg (commenters): 8.4242
Avg (participants): 7.3750
Avg (non-participants): 7.9647
Views since voting: 16432
Views during voting: 374
Votes: 218
Comments: 76
Favorites: 40 (view)


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09/18/2007 05:10:03 PM
Congrats on the win! I had to laugh at your technique (30 sec., no tripod). Just goes to show how you can make great images with less equipment.
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09/17/2007 07:11:44 PM
Awesome shot Tate! Congratulations!! I imagine your knees did feel a bit fuzzy as you were taking this shot but it was sure worth it. The man who will do anything for his art (I know - I've been there to see it!!) : )
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09/17/2007 01:21:02 PM
dang tate! what a good shot!
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09/16/2007 03:23:00 AM
Excellent Tate...and no tripod! wow. Sweet Home Chicago
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09/14/2007 08:55:31 AM
Beautiful skyline, beautiful photo...congratulations on winning the blue ribbon!
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09/14/2007 02:46:21 AM
A Brilliant image So crisp and clear
Congrats on your Blue Ribbon
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09/13/2007 07:57:38 PM
Tate, this completely rocks! Congrats on the blue. You were definitely due for another one.
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09/13/2007 03:11:47 PM
congratulations on a well deserved win this hot is awesome!!!!!
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09/13/2007 11:06:55 AM
ahah, top of the 'cock. in nyc, we have the top of the rock (rockefeller). i wish it was cockefeller! bzz. great photo!
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09/13/2007 08:22:40 AM
Wow! Stunning shot! Congratulations on the Blue!
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09/12/2007 08:11:20 PM
Sweet!!! Congrats on the ribbon and the new PB. What a score!!!
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09/12/2007 03:41:24 PM
awesome shot with great detail and clarity. congrats on the blue! Actually I submitted a pick for the Urban Landscape's challenge last month from almost this exact vantage point and I too feel the pain of having that building block the best view of the city. But that didn't seem to hurt you!
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09/12/2007 02:08:35 PM
So fantastic. It looks really surreal/ so many lights
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09/12/2007 12:09:35 PM
Congrats!
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09/12/2007 10:45:01 AM
This is really excellent! Congrats!
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09/12/2007 10:10:01 AM
Congrats! Very nice to see your name attached to the blue ribbon. And good luck with the fund raising - I do that race every year when I'm not in Germany or Iraq. :-)
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09/12/2007 09:24:15 AM
I had a feeling this one might be the one! Congratulations. It is AWESOME!!! And without a tripod! Wow!

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09/12/2007 08:07:31 AM
BASTAGE! ;-P

Message edited by author 2007-09-17 08:11:44.
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09/12/2007 07:09:45 AM
Congratualtions on an excellent image, and an amazing score. Good job.
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09/12/2007 06:24:17 AM
Dang - 7.8! Would have been a bit higher had I been around to vote on this challenge proper. Well done my friend! (ps - check your PM mailbox)
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09/12/2007 04:58:25 AM
Very nice, I always appreciate good cityscape photos since I never see stuff like this in Iceland (there probably live more people in the area seen in this shot than in my whole country). Congrats!
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09/12/2007 04:53:27 AM
great piccy well done/congrats
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09/12/2007 02:21:43 AM
I had no idea this was yours Tate - but it was my top pick in the challenge. It's a wonderful and very "powerful" night shot.

Congratulations on a new PB and another blue (maybe you should apply for membership with the Ribbon Hogs now?)
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09/12/2007 02:05:01 AM
Simply beautiful!
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09/12/2007 01:43:03 AM
Hey America! There's some dull black stuff to the left up there - power it up and stick some Chevvies on it!

Stunningly well exposed shot and certainly demonstrates why the US emits 25% of Earth's CO2.
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09/12/2007 01:06:15 AM
Wow! Brilliant shot, Tate. Congrats on the blue AND that great score.
09/12/2007 12:47:15 AM
wow!! congrats on ur blue
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09/12/2007 12:38:03 AM
scared of heights?? well, enjoy the view from the Top! Blue RIbbon ! Congrats!!

oh, BTW, that is a KICK ASS score!! double congrats!!

Message edited by author 2007-09-12 00:38:58.
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09/12/2007 12:31:03 AM
Damn, a new Pb! thats great man, but could you please stop using your Sig 10-20 lens your taking all the top spots. :P Congrats again on the blue. :)
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09/12/2007 12:29:15 AM
Way to go! Your highest score and well deserved Blue. Van
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09/12/2007 12:28:29 AM
Tate - dude - that is stunning! Excellent image.
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09/12/2007 12:15:09 AM
Congratulations! Very well done, Tate. A Blue for You!
And no, not the one I thought was yours - by a long shot.
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09/12/2007 12:11:34 AM
I would never have thought to use a polariser at night; good choice.
Congratulations on the electric Blue.
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09/12/2007 12:09:05 AM
Congrats, Tate! It's a fantastic urban shot.
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09/12/2007 12:04:18 AM
Mint !
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09/12/2007 12:04:08 AM
Congrats on the ribbon mate! :)
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09/12/2007 12:03:38 AM
Wow, Tate! Sweet work!
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09/12/2007 12:03:10 AM
Well deserved Blue!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/11/2007 11:02:34 PM
What a bill... great view and wonderful glow.
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09/11/2007 03:26:22 PM
How BEAUTIFUL!!!!!! Excellently done!
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09/11/2007 02:39:12 PM
Wow! Beautifully done! One of my 10s!
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09/11/2007 08:50:26 AM
Love it! This should ribbon imho. love the comp., love the colors, and the long exposure.
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09/11/2007 08:39:39 AM
Slightly overexposed for my taste, isnt this a view from hancock center? If so how was the cocktail :)
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09/10/2007 11:57:34 PM
This is an amazing picture.
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09/10/2007 06:53:32 PM
Nice depiction of the challenge theme. It's a cultural icon. 8.
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09/10/2007 04:45:21 PM
this is amazing. great view and i love the contrast between the buildings compared to the light and the lack of contrast between the buildings and the sky. amazing, but next time try to make the sky scapers look less akwardly long
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09/10/2007 10:10:50 AM
very nice pic - a bit frightening too. -9
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09/09/2007 11:49:18 PM
Sweet shot
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09/09/2007 08:42:55 PM
Powerful shot, sorry for the pun. I love the perspective and this really meets the challenge.
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09/09/2007 03:30:25 PM
Powerful image in tones of gold and shadow. Though it's too bad there is so little focus, it has depth of field.
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09/08/2007 02:49:11 PM
blue ribbon...just an amazing shot.
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09/08/2007 10:26:20 AM
Great perspective! Love the colours and the lights :)
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09/08/2007 04:11:06 AM
This one's my blue ribbon choice.
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09/07/2007 07:00:11 PM
Unbelievably intense. The moment I laid eyes on this I was stunned. The textures created by the buildings and the millions of lights is just awesome. I also love the black and gold colors...which makes me almost whish the greenish building in the lower left was not there. But that's just my opinion. Absoulutley beautiful image!
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09/07/2007 02:40:00 PM
Nice
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09/07/2007 03:58:05 AM
Looks like a winner to me, congrats on your blue ribbon :) 10
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09/06/2007 08:21:41 PM
Clever title, nice image, top of the Hancock?
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09/06/2007 08:14:13 PM
fantastic shot
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09/06/2007 06:17:32 PM
Very cool, this will be a top 10 for sure.
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09/06/2007 02:40:38 PM
It sure looks well powered up. Nice !
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09/06/2007 01:27:36 PM
Nice. This would be great if the challenge was "light". Even so, I do feel some amount of power here, i'd say between 1 and 2 million gigawatts. :-p
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09/06/2007 05:22:08 AM
Beautiful...
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09/05/2007 07:18:32 PM
Very nice image.
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09/05/2007 06:26:46 PM
What an amazing vantage point for this one! Makes me hot just looking at it!!
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09/05/2007 03:21:12 PM
High voltage! I can feel it in the air tonight. It smells lika another ribbon for Scalvert.
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09/05/2007 03:02:52 PM
WOW! My favorite in this challenge. Really spectacular.
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09/05/2007 11:21:22 AM
Wow, that is alotta lights!!! I give you a 7!
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09/05/2007 09:46:23 AM
Very nice.
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09/05/2007 06:28:05 AM
wow...great for the challenge...stunning night shot 9
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09/05/2007 05:54:05 AM
great power
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09/05/2007 05:14:36 AM
OMG superb night/city scape that looks as if it should be on a huge poster somehwere. Great job 8
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09/05/2007 04:56:54 AM
Thats really nice.. Such a great view at night.. Love city lights..
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09/05/2007 03:22:25 AM
if only you could get rid of that ugly building on the bottom left, a different point of view maybe because the yellow is just so beautiful.
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09/05/2007 02:17:57 AM
Gorgeous Night Shot! 10
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09/05/2007 01:05:48 AM
Wow what a shot. Great DOF
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09/05/2007 12:06:10 AM
great image.
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