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Where The Streets Are Paved With Gold
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ekmai


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Challenge: City Nightscape (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D7000
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 12-24mm f/4.0G IF-ED
Location: Hong Kong
Date: Aug 24, 2011
Aperture: F16
ISO: 100
Shutter: 776 seconds
Galleries: Panoramic, Street
Date Uploaded: Aug 27, 2011

Shot from my office window after a late night in the office.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 55
Avg (all users): 7.5000
Avg (commenters): 8.4375
Avg (participants): 6.9032
Avg (non-participants): 7.6312
Views since voting: 5393
Views during voting: 432
Votes: 172
Comments: 47
Favorites: 10 (view)


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09/10/2011 05:11:46 PM
Wonderful image, congrats on your ribbon!
09/07/2011 10:13:45 AM
Wonderful shot. Would love to see the original. Congratulations!
09/06/2011 08:47:53 PM
Originally posted by Magnum_za:

Thanks for the reply EK. It's always nice to know the limits or characteristics of a lens if it ever gets on my buying list. I meant "not a single" rather than "not a signal" DOH :)
I love my 12-24mm Tokina f/4.0 but yet to give it a cityscape workout. Have only done seascapes with it thus far. No one asked if you can open your office window or did you have your outside window cleaner do you a favour? ;p

It is a good lens but I dont think it is worth the money. A friend has the 2.8 equivalent and the images are amazing. Sadly there is no way I can afford such a lens except in my dreams. My 12-24 is okay if you keep it parallel to the subject otherwise the distortion goes wild. This was shot with the lens pressed flat against the glass so it was easy to avoid tilt distortion. Lol the windows were for the most part not too bad but I did have to move around to find a relatively cleanish spot. Those windows don't open luckily and I would be too scared of falling out to do so even if they did
09/06/2011 08:36:39 PM
Originally posted by LydiaToo:

I thought it was a bit oversharpened, but really lovely. Congrats on your ribbon!

Thanks Lydia. I struggle like hell with sharpening and in general think my entries are not quite sharp enough after I upload them so I did a more aggressive sharpen on this one. Hopefully I can crack the sharpening code one day.
09/06/2011 06:28:40 PM
I thought it was a bit oversharpened, but really lovely. Congrats on your ribbon!
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09/06/2011 05:05:11 PM
Perfect! Everything is perfect!
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09/06/2011 11:37:28 AM
Thanks for the reply EK. It's always nice to know the limits or characteristics of a lens if it ever gets on my buying list. I meant "not a single" rather than "not a signal" DOH :)
I love my 12-24mm Tokina f/4.0 but yet to give it a cityscape workout. Have only done seascapes with it thus far. No one asked if you can open your office window or did you have your outside window cleaner do you a favour? ;p
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09/06/2011 10:40:11 AM
Originally posted by Magnum_za:

Stunner. That Nikkor 12-24 has no pincushion effect? Or was it straightened in PP? Either way fabulous image. Not a signal red tail light, just white headlights.

Thanks Harvey. I used the lens correction tool in Lightroom. I was surprised the car lights disappeared, but guess they didnt register on the 12 minute exposure
09/06/2011 03:43:31 AM
Congrats on another one! Well done!
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09/05/2011 02:45:45 PM
Stunner. That Nikkor 12-24 has no pincushion effect? Or was it straightened in PP? Either way fabulous image. Not a signal red tail light, just white headlights.
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09/05/2011 02:07:47 PM
Beautiful
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09/05/2011 01:33:17 PM
Congrats. Beautiful and crisp shot.
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09/05/2011 12:13:20 PM
Stunning. Congrats on the blue!
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09/05/2011 11:56:58 AM
worth staying at work for
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09/05/2011 11:18:48 AM
It's Glorious. I think it would almost make working late a pleasure. Congratulations!
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09/05/2011 09:49:33 AM
Smashin' image,Congratulations.
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09/05/2011 08:48:12 AM
Originally posted by ownedcasey:

Of course there's 1,2,3 scores. That's what happens when people are allowed to vote in contests they're entered in. Obviously this is a great shot. The 1,2,3 scores are from a-holes trying to make the average better. It happens to all of us unfortunately.

Yep, sad but true. Would be nice if to have a vote of 1, 2 count, a voter would need to explain why s/he thinks it is so bad
09/05/2011 04:49:39 AM
Of course there's 1,2,3 scores. That's what happens when people are allowed to vote in contests they're entered in. Obviously this is a great shot. The 1,2,3 scores are from a-holes trying to make the average better. It happens to all of us unfortunately.
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09/05/2011 04:36:20 AM
Well done. Cracker of a shot. Can't believe the 1,2, & 3 scores.
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09/05/2011 04:07:21 AM
Originally posted by Anthony_D_Archer:

"Shot from my office window after a late night in the office"

ROFLMAO!!! You...work late???!!!

Congrats on a well deserved Blue! Fantastic image!


LOL!
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09/05/2011 01:34:18 AM
Many thanks all for your comments. Worth the OT :)
09/05/2011 12:22:29 AM
Terrific image. Well deserved blue ribbon.
Glad I recently visited HK and managed to join you in the ribbons.
I'd work late if I had a view like that too!
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09/05/2011 12:11:33 AM
Well done on the Blue!!

See, it's worth working late once a year :)
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09/05/2011 12:08:55 AM
"Shot from my office window after a late night in the office"

ROFLMAO!!! You...work late???!!!

Congrats on a well deserved Blue! Fantastic image!
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09/05/2011 12:03:44 AM
Superbly shot. Congrats
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09/05/2011 12:03:02 AM
Well done! Hong Kong rocks!
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09/05/2011 12:02:49 AM
Great image...congrats on the ribbon...

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/04/2011 10:55:53 PM
My prediction for the blue. Amazing detail and clarity, superb balance.
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09/03/2011 02:08:25 AM
Beautiful light and color! Best wishes in the competition.
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09/02/2011 03:15:18 PM
Fantastic clarity, wonderful cityscape!
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09/01/2011 12:34:29 PM
the detail is amazing...love it.
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09/01/2011 10:24:53 AM
like this, good use of the frame, like the buildings in the center and the golden roads.
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09/01/2011 05:22:14 AM
The light is so wonderful and the reflection make it perfect shot 10.
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08/31/2011 10:57:50 PM
Nice perspective and dof; looks a little over-sharpened (could be my old eyes, lol). Still nice image.
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08/31/2011 08:57:35 AM
gorgeous
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08/30/2011 11:23:38 PM
Absolutely great, top 3
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08/30/2011 01:30:36 PM
Looks great. 7
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08/30/2011 07:57:31 AM
Great exposure good composition top shot ..congrats
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08/29/2011 08:23:05 PM
Wonderful title to a crisp picture. Very nicely captured. Love all the blue/purple/green hues on the buildings in complete contrast to the roads. Nicely balanced as well. Very well done.
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08/29/2011 03:57:45 PM
fantastic nighttime cityscape
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08/29/2011 01:54:25 PM
Such fantastic detail - 800 pixels just can't do it justice.
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08/29/2011 11:57:08 AM
Superb shot,has to very near the top forme.
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08/29/2011 10:39:07 AM
Great shot! I love how the exposure is very well matched all around.
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08/29/2011 08:42:26 AM
Love this. I like the complimentary golden yellow as opposed to the violet blues.
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08/29/2011 08:19:10 AM
Perfection..........so clear, so beautiful. 10.
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08/29/2011 04:23:06 AM
Very strange coloring
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08/29/2011 02:34:17 AM
Great shot!!
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