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Challenge: Passing Time (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Location: The Venetian Hotel, Las Vegas
Date: Feb 23, 2005
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/40
Galleries: Travel, Transportation
Date Uploaded: Feb 27, 2005

"The Venetian" in Las Vegas.
Quite the place! In case you were wondering: yes, the sky is fake, it's just a painted ceiling, but the overall effect is awesome!

Canon 10-22mm at 10mm, hand held.

Place: 19 out of 183
Avg (all users): 6.3402
Avg (commenters): 7.8182
Avg (participants): 6.1163
Avg (non-participants): 6.5185
Views since voting: 3551
Views during voting: 343
Votes: 194
Comments: 21
Favorites: 9 (view)

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10/29/2008 03:41:31 PM
I almost thought this is a shot in Italy. You should stock it for 'travel' category pictures. Great shot!
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09/08/2006 10:39:13 AM
This is a great shot! The colors are beautiful and the perspective is right on the money.

Needless to say, we only got to see the casino and not much else. I'm still a little bitter (just kidding!!!!), can you tell? Nice photo.
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06/15/2006 10:38:34 PM
I love this place. My wife and I had lunch at the restaurant on the right side of your photo. We were right on the canal.
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05/26/2006 02:08:32 PM
The POV in this shot is really terrific. Everything looks so pristine too. Beautiful capture.
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01/19/2006 11:19:46 PM
HEE HEE I knew that was too clean for Italy. ROFL

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01/19/2006 11:18:22 PM
wow! look at the colors! this is so beautiful...
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10/06/2005 12:56:43 AM
wow, did you use a tripod for that shot? gorgeous!
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05/17/2005 07:14:22 PM
OMG, I'm going to Venice, Italy in a few days... so this has given me a real chuckle.
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03/07/2005 12:53:20 AM
Terrific shot with wonderful clarity and vitality!!!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/06/2005 11:51:24 PM
This is wonderful.. wish I was in vegas again.. 10
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03/06/2005 07:46:57 PM
So clean and sparkling it looks like a Hollywood set. Bumping up.
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03/05/2005 08:46:50 PM
That water looks much too clean.. is this in Vegas?

I like the variety of color in this image, I also enjoy seeing a different type of activity! The use of the available light is nice, though I wish there was more light in the foreground so details of the riders were a bit easier to see, the focus is pretty decent as well.

The composition is good for the most part but I think you could crop off a fair chunk of the right side, maybe right before the little spouting water area and have the focus be completely on the gondola and its riders. The people looking on the side are not necessary to the image and dilute the power of it in my opinion.

A very nice shot, with an original subject. Fits the challenge easily. Well done. I gave a 6
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03/04/2005 03:36:33 PM
It isn't Venice is it??? Cool!
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03/01/2005 02:45:49 PM
amazing composition. Passing time in Venice looks fun..too bad its not venice !! it's ok...Vegas is just as fun?? is it Vegas? .look how blue the water looks? it's like a swimming pool..did you edit it?? ...very nice (8)
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03/01/2005 12:36:33 PM
What beautiful colours and sharpness. Great depth of field. I wonder whether you used a tool in post-processing to bring the sky under control, as there appear to be large haloes around the tops of the buildings and there seems to be a quite dark patch in the centre of the sky. Regardless of that, I think that this is a great picture.
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03/01/2005 09:46:41 AM
Wow!! so thats how it looks in Venice (Venezia), never seen a picture from there! :)

Thanks for the pic! ;)
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02/28/2005 10:23:35 PM
This one is my top pick for the challenge. Good luck!
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02/28/2005 09:29:53 PM
oh wow. I thought my entry was good...then this came along...SUPERB colors and dynamic range here! I can't wait to see who and what camera took this one.

I'm not too sure exactly what that glowing is around the rooftops, but I don't care -- absolutely beautiful image here!
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02/28/2005 07:43:46 PM
Beautful, too bad it's not the real thing.
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02/28/2005 01:44:07 PM
thats very pretty!
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02/28/2005 10:33:14 AM
I love this!!!! I'm jealous (sp?)
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