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Challenge: Night Shot II (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Location: The Docks at the Ports of Toronto
Date: Oct 15, 2004
Aperture: f8.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 4 secs
Galleries: Cityscape, Travel
Date Uploaded: Oct 17, 2004

View of the Toronto skyline from The Docks.

Shot in raw mode at 7:26PM.

Post processing:
Levels adjustment, perspective correction (skew), curves, color saturation, cloned out some unwanted spots in the sky. I also did selective levels adjustment on the water since it was losing some of the colors in darkness. I ran it through Neat Image and did a little bit more of contrast boosting with USM. Cropped & resized and did just a tad more USM to finish off.

I went crazy with NeatImage on the water just to see how the smoothness would look and how it would compare without NI. After I saw the two version, I preferred this one where there is some texture on the water which makes it more natural so I undid the Neat Image.

Canon 24-70mm f2.8L USM

Place: 6 out of 182
Avg (all users): 6.8692
Avg (commenters): 8.2308
Avg (participants): 6.6923
Avg (non-participants): 7.0417
Views since voting: 3401
Views during voting: 417
Votes: 237
Comments: 19
Favorites: 7 (view)

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11/14/2005 10:18:00 PM
That's one of the most well done color night images I've ever seen. The colors are so rich and vibrant. I love all of the illumination with the water in the foreground. Spectacular reflections.
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10/28/2004 07:37:12 PM
Congrats on the top 10 finish Henry!!!
Go Toronto Go !!!
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10/25/2004 12:16:41 AM
Congratulations on your 6th placing with this great city night scene.
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10/25/2004 12:03:26 AM
Congrats on 6th place Henry!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/24/2004 09:29:06 PM
wonderful clarity, wonderful colours
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10/24/2004 07:28:07 PM
This is magical - it has such a golden glow. It really gives a sense of the colors of a city and night. Good subject choice, lovely composition. The building do seem harsh against that gentle sky? Did you sharpen them or blur the sky? Or is it just the contrats of the man-made with nature?
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10/23/2004 05:50:48 PM
returning for comments
Very noce reflections but perhaps shot too early when all the building lights are on and they blur into eachother. However, image is very pleasant. Bumping up.
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10/23/2004 03:12:02 PM
Beautiful and perfect time of night with still some colour in the sky. 9
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10/23/2004 08:06:59 AM
Nice shot!
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10/22/2004 10:45:48 AM
My favorite city!
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10/21/2004 10:34:49 PM
you know this is beautiful, so there isn't much i can really say, is there?
good shot :)
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10/21/2004 04:04:26 PM
nice colours. good time of the night to shoot!
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10/21/2004 08:49:06 AM
this is a really good skyline - and the splashes of colour in the water makes for a very attractive shot. having so many lights on in the buildings gives the shot a lot of vibrancy which really appeals to me. some of the lights do look a little whited out, which might be due to a ever-so slightly too long exposure time, but that's the only real criticism. good stuff - 7.
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10/21/2004 02:45:59 AM
Great colors in the reflection
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10/18/2004 07:14:31 PM
The best cityscape shot in the challenge. -8
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10/18/2004 06:48:56 PM
This is wonderful, the colors the reflection composition, everything. 10
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10/18/2004 05:47:51 PM
I like the brilliance of the green and red across the water.
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10/18/2004 04:42:36 PM
Real good quality. Gooing to be top shot. Good luck.
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10/18/2004 10:56:33 AM
Excellent job of exposure in this shot. The composition is divided beautifully into thirds and the lights and colors really stand out against the sky and water. Great job!
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