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Warm Summer's night
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Challenge: The Feel Good (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM for Nikon
Location: Ontario Canada
Date: Jun 30, 2012
Aperture: 10.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 6.9
Date Uploaded: Jul 1, 2012


Place: 1 out of 42
Avg (all users): 7.0490
Avg (commenters): 7.4545
Avg (participants): 6.7083
Avg (non-participants): 7.1538
Views since voting: 3321
Views during voting: 287
Votes: 102
Comments: 31
Favorites: 4 (view)

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07/18/2012 11:40:27 PM
Congrats on 1st ribbon!
07/18/2012 03:00:58 AM
Congratulations on your first ribbon. Beautiful shot - I love the inclusion of the couple.
07/14/2012 02:24:17 AM
Gorgeous! Congrats on taking the show.
07/13/2012 10:52:02 PM
what a great photo. and sure the couple would love a copy of it if you knew who they were!
07/13/2012 07:26:08 PM
great picture ,
07/13/2012 03:08:57 PM
Great capture! Well done and congrats with your first ribbon
07/13/2012 03:05:18 PM
Congratulations on the ribbon - terrific capture.
07/13/2012 12:12:12 PM
Definitely a Feel Good image.

Congrats on your BLUE!
07/13/2012 07:26:34 AM
Beautifully done and processed! Huge congrats on your first ribbon, and a 7 to boot!!!

Incredibly well deserved!
07/13/2012 07:06:21 AM
Congratulations on your first ribbon, its a cracker.
07/13/2012 06:30:41 AM
Nice shot
07/13/2012 03:42:31 AM
zomg you have to look at this with 3D glasses on
07/13/2012 02:43:07 AM
First ribbon and new PB. Great stuff. Congrats.
07/13/2012 02:28:38 AM
So Happy you won this!! I just Love Love your photo! and your first?? woo hooo Congratulations!!
07/13/2012 02:20:32 AM
Congratulations on your first ribbon!!!
07/13/2012 12:43:13 AM
I am just elated..... this is my first ribbon.

This photo was taken during our local summerfest / Canada day celebrations. I had set up my camera on the ground to take multiple shots of the fireworks. The couple nearby just happened to sit still long enough for a sharp capture. This was the only shot out of a dozen or so that was useable.

Postprocessing was mostly done with lightroom:
Adjusted highlights and shadows, contrast, and did some local white balance adjustments on couple due to overhead sodium lights, noise reduction and saturation adjustments. added vignetting

Thanks to all who voted and for the encouraging comments.

Message edited by author 2012-07-13 00:44:18.
07/13/2012 12:38:59 AM
Some photographer. Holding each other rather than the camera. Nice job.
07/13/2012 12:03:03 AM
Brilliant. Congrats!
07/13/2012 12:01:22 AM
i was gonna go to down to ashbridges bay and shoot something like this. good job.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/12/2012 10:47:06 AM
This gives me the warm fuzzies, so I guess you NAILED this challenge!!
07/12/2012 10:30:32 AM
I,m fillin' up.
07/11/2012 10:45:56 PM
Great moment, love the hugging couple in the foreground. DMC for sure. 8 Voted earlier.
07/10/2012 01:18:07 AM
My favourite of the bunch if this slow shutter could capture the audiences so sharp. It's just the reddish part of fireworks need further fine tuning. Anyway, it's a decent shot and well done. Good luck!
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07/09/2012 07:06:49 AM
My favorite of the challenge. Just wanted you to know!
07/09/2012 02:55:36 AM
Wonderful capture.
07/06/2012 10:32:50 PM
What a fantastic capture
07/06/2012 01:34:14 PM
Who puts their camera behind them in the dark of a fireworks show? Great way to get it stolen!

But besides that, this is a wonderful image. You can feel the joy in these people's hearts as they watch the show.
07/06/2012 10:28:40 AM
nice composition.
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07/06/2012 10:21:25 AM
Nice streaking on the fireworks. great colours all flowing together in there.
Can't criticize the minor motion given the duration of the capture. 8 from me.
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07/06/2012 10:03:16 AM
I really love this.
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07/06/2012 05:23:54 AM
One of my favorite type of newspaper assignments is to capture "wild art", which is defined as "Stand-Alone, Feature Shot, Enterprise art are found moments that are intended to be realistic slices of everyday life" (definition taken from this glossary). These are typically images that caption themselves, not needing a lot of words to get their point across. For this challenge, I'm scoring images as whether I'd like to see them on the front page of a paper as feel good wild art. If I don't think they would make the paper, I'm then asking myself, "does it make me feel good?" If it doesn't do much for me, well then, oh well...

Nicely observed! Absolutely front page material.
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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