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The Capitol At Night
3rd PlaceThe Capitol At Night
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Postcard III (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
Location: Washington DC
Date: Apr 3, 2009
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 6 sec and 1.6 sec
Galleries: Cityscape, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Apr 5, 2009

Taken during a business trip to Washington D.C. (Yes, I was very lucky to be there while this challenge was open)

HDR made out of two exposures with different shutter speeds: 1.6 seconds for the dome, and 6 seconds for the rest.

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Thanks for your nice comments, the new PB and the ribbon!!!.

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Outtake:
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I think it is a stonger photo than my entry in several aspects but I thought it would be less appreciated by speed voters and probably by postcard shoppers too :-)

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 162
Avg (all users): 7.5889
Avg (commenters): 8.3913
Avg (participants): 7.4677
Avg (non-participants): 7.6525
Views since voting: 8333
Views during voting: 414
Votes: 180
Comments: 56
Favorites: 13 (view)


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04/29/2009 11:14:53 PM
Beautiful picture. Congratulations!
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04/15/2009 08:00:29 PM
Big congrats on your ribbon!
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04/15/2009 03:38:39 AM
great shot brings me back to good times i had in dc

Message edited by author 2009-04-15 03:40:45.
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04/14/2009 11:51:39 PM
Amazing HDR! Congrats on your 3rd place finish!
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04/14/2009 09:05:46 AM
It's a rarity to see hdr done right. I wouldn't have guessed it. Good job
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04/14/2009 05:10:17 AM
Congrats on the yellow ribbon Alfredo! Wonderful shot!
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04/14/2009 12:55:10 AM
Beautiful postcard. Congratulations.
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04/13/2009 07:19:28 PM
Fantastic, 9 from me and glad to see it ribbon!
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04/13/2009 05:11:17 PM
Congratulations on your ribbon and pb. Great image love your out take to. :)
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04/13/2009 02:45:57 PM
Superb detail. Well done. Congrats on the ribbon.
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04/13/2009 02:07:34 PM
How AMAZING! Your exposure is to die for! So bright and clean without blowing it out. Mad skills!!! And a personal best! Amazing when your top spot was previously a 7.5. Mega Congratulations!

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04/13/2009 10:57:50 AM
well deserved! nicely done & congrats on PB with HDR...work is paying off! :)
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04/13/2009 09:15:59 AM
Well done. COngrats on your ribbon!
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04/13/2009 08:33:02 AM
One of my favs. Congrats.
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04/13/2009 08:15:24 AM
Great shot. Knew this would do well. Congrats.
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04/13/2009 06:50:50 AM
Wonderful image Alfredo. Excellent detail. Congratulations on you yellow ribbon and new PB.
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04/13/2009 02:30:35 AM
Excellent image, Alfredo. It really stands out. Congratulations on your ribbon and new PB.
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04/13/2009 02:09:15 AM
Congrats on the yellow ... great editing
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04/13/2009 02:03:40 AM
great exposure control, this could certainly be a postcard. Congrats on the ribbon!
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04/13/2009 01:49:47 AM
I knew this would be up there, great postcard and the dome looks very good in this photo!
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04/13/2009 01:11:38 AM
excellent shot !! congrats!
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04/13/2009 12:52:15 AM
Beautiful postal card, indeed!! Congrats on the YLW!
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04/13/2009 12:33:57 AM
This better than most DC postcards I've seen in stores. You did a great job with the editing. Congratulations on a PB and ribbon...well deserved!
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04/13/2009 12:27:51 AM
Wonderful image of most popular US location. I expected this to do well. Congrats.
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04/13/2009 12:26:49 AM
Congratulations on the yellow. Well deserved. Great photo.
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04/13/2009 12:13:30 AM
Very nice. congrats on the ribbon. outstanding image.
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04/13/2009 12:06:39 AM
Congratz on the PB.
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04/13/2009 12:05:18 AM
Congratulations, A.
very deserved...
Double congrats, btw.
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04/13/2009 12:04:09 AM
Congrats on the yellow. Very nice!
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04/13/2009 12:03:24 AM
Fantastic picture and well deserved ribbon brother, congratulations !!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/11/2009 04:33:48 PM
Dang! I can't find anything to nitpick about on this one. Drat! Exactly what I expect to see on the postcard rack.

BTW, I'm seeing an awful lot of D.C. in this challenge, when did so many DPC members move to that area?
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04/10/2009 10:55:18 PM
i might darken up the front so the building will pop just a little more a 6% burn would work nicely
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04/10/2009 07:17:16 AM
No mistaking that :)
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04/09/2009 09:15:18 PM
Not voting, just commenting:

Stunning capture, this would make a brilliant postcard. I expect to see this on the front page.
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04/09/2009 06:35:09 PM
Nice shot
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04/08/2009 08:08:56 PM
Great night capture. Maybe just a tad more focus. 8
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04/08/2009 05:36:07 PM
Nicely done!
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04/07/2009 01:44:23 AM
Beautiful. I love how bright the building is and the blue sky behind. Composition couldn't get better. 9
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04/07/2009 12:38:04 AM
WOW, I can easliy see this as a postcard in the tourist shop. Great coposition, and details. One of my top score, good luck.
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04/06/2009 10:48:49 PM
very nice indeed.
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04/06/2009 07:12:53 PM
Outstanding pro quality image. The white lights are effective and right on the edge. The spot lighting the dome is a very deft touch. The longer one looks, the more one can be critical of, but this is a minor issue. Well done.
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04/06/2009 04:31:29 PM
This postcard is one of the best. Everything is just right. 10
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04/06/2009 04:19:59 PM
Great night shot. 9
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04/06/2009 02:56:45 PM
Beautiful!!! I would buy this postcard (and I am sure I did buy some similar ones when I was there). Love the blue sky, great exposure. Your choice of font is lovely too. One of the two 10's I gave out.
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04/06/2009 12:39:36 PM
Nice capture , good dof .. good luck
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04/06/2009 11:28:29 AM
Great caputre of US Capital - framing wokrs well for me in this image.
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04/06/2009 09:56:36 AM
Oh that's fabulous. Love the clouds. Great font too.
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04/06/2009 09:19:25 AM
Very pretty. 8
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04/06/2009 03:29:36 AM
Exposed very well, Like it much.
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04/06/2009 02:48:31 AM
wow very nice!
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04/06/2009 02:21:01 AM
Wow! Awesome shot...the centered composition is perfect! Nice Job 9
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04/06/2009 01:19:38 AM
Beautiful composition,DOF! The clouds are looking a little dull but will not take out the points away :)
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04/06/2009 12:57:12 AM
Blue ribbon!!
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04/06/2009 12:54:40 AM
BEAUTIFULLY lit the symmetry of the beams of light really add to the centered composition
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04/06/2009 12:44:49 AM
this is a perfect white house postcard, well done
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04/06/2009 12:24:53 AM
I LOVE this image. You make the Whitehouse look clean and pure! (if only..maybe someday soon?) I'd buy this card on a trip to DC!!
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