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L'Eiffel des ponts
L'Eiffel des ponts

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Challenge: Bridges II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G2
Location: Luxembourg City, G-D of Luxembourg
Date: Feb 9, 2005
Aperture: F/8
ISO: 50
Shutter: 8 sec.
Galleries: Cityscape, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Feb 13, 2005

Luxembourg city is famous for the hills and valleys it includes, and the bridges which cross the rivers Alzette and Pétrusse. The 'Pont Adolphe', also called 'Nei Bréck' (New Bridge) and sometimes 'L'Eiffel des ponts', was built between 1900 and 1903, during the reign of Grand-Duke Adolphe. It crosses the Pétrusse valley, which divides Luxembourg City into the Old Town and the 'quartier de la gare' (Railway station ditrict).
At the time it was built the Adolphe bridge was the longest single span stone bridge in the world. It is 143,6 metres long and 41 metres high. It's 100th anniversary was celebrated not long ago.

The camera was on a tripod. I used a remote control to prevent shaking. The shot is taken from a panorama platform close to the bridge.

Post Processing:
Curves, HSL, resize, USM. No crop.

I'd have liked to correct the lens distortion, it bothers me espacially on the buildings on the left. Outtakes and alternative submissions can be found on my homepage //gloda.net (Gloda Designs).

Place: 7 out of 424
Avg (all users): 6.8853
Avg (commenters): 8.4500
Avg (participants): 6.7622
Avg (non-participants): 7.0000
Views since voting: 3310
Views during voting: 472
Votes: 340
Comments: 30
Favorites: 8 (view)

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03/06/2005 02:02:38 AM
Dramatic indeed - lovely expansive view.
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02/28/2005 08:40:59 AM
I really love this shot. I was looking through the challenge pictures and I knew where this was instantly. Luxembourg is very beautiful at night.
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02/24/2005 02:48:29 AM
WOW!!! What a great shot! I love it!
02/23/2005 07:37:41 PM
Congrats on a top ten finish with this amazing, beautiful image!
02/23/2005 02:36:18 AM
What a beautiful display of lighting!
Congrats on your top ten finish Gilles.

Had to come back and add that I consider this a far better shot than what I submitted and would have been thrilled to have captured a shot like this. Bravo!

Message edited by author 2005-02-23 12:05:23.
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02/23/2005 01:09:27 AM
congrats gloda. I originally gave you a 7. congratulations on a top 10 finish
02/23/2005 12:56:16 AM
Wohoo! This is a new personal best for me. Thanks folks! I appreciate the comments. I didn't expect to finish in the top ten when I entered this.

Originally posted by heida:


You make me blush ;)

Outtakes and alternatives can be found on gloda.net.
02/23/2005 12:21:29 AM
What a wonderland of a sight. It is like dreaming wide awake. Congratulations on your 7th placing.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/22/2005 10:58:27 AM
It's very mystic looking. I really like it.
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02/22/2005 08:35:26 AM
This is an absolute stunner - must do well
02/20/2005 10:36:31 PM
02/20/2005 03:10:36 PM
You caught the bits of illumination nicely, especially in the tree tops. But, this also feels slightly off horizontally.
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02/20/2005 04:44:11 AM
NIce capture of the night lights on the bridge.
You've got excelent detail on the bridge's structure.
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02/19/2005 04:24:52 PM
wow. very nice.
02/18/2005 08:58:14 PM
Composition, color, everything is great in this picture. I really love it. A 9
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02/18/2005 04:48:59 PM
Like an Escher work of art. Breathtaking. Best by far.
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02/18/2005 03:46:33 PM
Beautiful shot. My eye travels all over & finds something appealing in every area. Great color, clarity. Long exposure?
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02/18/2005 02:32:15 PM
There's a real sense of height here, a real sense of scale. Great.
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02/18/2005 02:09:30 PM
like a fairy tale
absolutely wonderful
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02/17/2005 08:54:00 PM
Beautiful. I would be interested in how you made the lights look like stars.
02/17/2005 01:49:40 PM
Magical! BOL
02/17/2005 01:33:01 PM
I like the mystical feel
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02/17/2005 11:36:52 AM
Very nice capture... i like small lights and different colors. Looks bit like one in Luxemburg.
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02/17/2005 08:08:34 AM
Stunning. Blue for sure!!!
02/17/2005 02:58:52 AM
really nice scenery..
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02/16/2005 11:35:55 PM
Great color and lighting. 10
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02/16/2005 12:47:23 PM
Beautiful -- wonderful treatment of light. One of the best I've seen so far in the competition.
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02/16/2005 06:01:45 AM
Great shot, very crisp and exposed perfectly :)
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02/16/2005 01:33:47 AM
strong image!
02/16/2005 12:10:27 AM
what nice color...focus is good...should score high
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