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New Year Night
New Year Night
balarila


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: City Life II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Anipolo overlooking Metro-Manila,Philippines
Date: Jan 3, 2006
Aperture: f2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 10sec
Galleries: Urban, Landscape
Date Uploaded: Jan 3, 2006

The first night of the new year and the whole city is aglow with life.

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 173
Avg (all users): 6.9605
Avg (commenters): 7.9545
Avg (participants): 6.3625
Avg (non-participants): 7.1077
Views since voting: 3085
Views during voting: 666
Votes: 405
Comments: 60
Favorites: 14 (view)


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01/20/2006 08:44:55 AM
Holy cow, this is good. I'd given it a 9 in the challenge, but somehow didn't comment. The moon, Venus and the other lights of the night are fab.
01/20/2006 06:32:07 AM
Thanks for the vote!

No problem on the Validation Request. I'd have done the same.

From Azrifel:
Thanks for the explanation, if you got a validation request in the middle of the week it was because of me. I thought no way that there was a full moon and did a dq-request. Still voted it an eight.
01/17/2006 05:41:12 AM
very nice... Bravo!
01/15/2006 01:10:41 PM
Originally posted by balarila:


The moon is actually young, not a full moon. But the long time exposure brought forth the shadowed part. Accidental effect but I like it.


Thanks for the explanation, if you got a validation request in the middle of the week it was because of me. I thought no way that there was a full moon and did a dq-request. Still voted it an eight.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/12/2006 11:05:04 AM
A lovely wide scope image with superb coloration. Congratulations on your top 5 finish.
01/11/2006 09:43:49 PM
What a backyard view. Beautiful shot and congrats. on a 4th place finish.
01/11/2006 05:34:05 PM
Congradulations on a stunning, vivid, colorful image... Iíve been trying to take some similar ones myself. My results have not been as good. The entire city seems ablaze.
01/11/2006 12:07:35 PM
amazing...
01/11/2006 06:20:48 AM
Thanks for the votes. This is the highest I've made it so far. Still, no ribbon. Sigh.

There were comments about the horizon a bit askew. It's not, actually. Land was a bit higher on the right. If I straightened the photo horizon on the land, then the horizontal lines of the sky would be the next thing many would notice askew. Now if only this wasn't a Basic Editing competition...

Yes, the lights were overblown. I guess that's the aesthetic license I exercised. I like the way the city "burns" with life. The "hottest" parts are actually the night spots.

The moon is actually young, not a full moon. But the long time exposure brought forth the shadowed part. Accidental effect but I like it.

Taken from my backyard (yes, I'm lucky to have this almost every night) in Antipolo. The city is Metro-Manila, Philippines.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/10/2006 11:52:43 PM
Now that's one cool nght cityscape. There's no "life" in it though
01/10/2006 08:29:04 PM
Stunning!
01/10/2006 05:01:01 PM
Beautiful, absolutely beautiful.
01/10/2006 09:54:27 AM
Stunning .............. I would buy a print of this , I love it !!!!
01/10/2006 07:34:11 AM
for a night shot its a gooden
01/10/2006 03:19:35 AM
The use of colour is good.
01/10/2006 12:33:57 AM
Spetacular panoramic nightshot! The landscape is quite overexposed, in my opinion. But this is a basic challenge and there's little you could do in that department. Great job overall, anyway. :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/09/2006 04:51:17 PM
Wow! Fantastic capture! I think the city lights could use just a bit less exposure as they overpower the moon & sky, but I think this will be in the top 10!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/09/2006 12:17:35 PM
very nice.
01/09/2006 08:12:02 AM
Beautiful photo! Love the moon with the star over the city.
01/09/2006 03:02:54 AM
Great Image.
01/08/2006 10:51:32 PM
Wow! I'm sure a full size view of this would be even more impressive! Think about rotating CW ever-so slightly.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/08/2006 07:13:30 PM
Marvelous! I give it 10!
01/08/2006 05:39:54 PM
The lights are a tad bright at spots for me, but I love the variety of shades you've captured in the sky... along with a full moon no less! Well done!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/08/2006 03:01:15 PM
This is beautiful....kb
01/08/2006 07:02:10 AM
Super strong image here.....
01/07/2006 10:28:07 PM
Wow, Breathtaking. It almost doesn't look real. Fantastic composition, the moon, star, city, Great! Nice transition of color in the sky.
01/07/2006 11:25:44 AM
FANTASTIC Image, Well Done! 9 :)
01/07/2006 01:34:08 AM
Cool Image I like it a lot
01/06/2006 08:46:19 PM
Beautiful colors and contrast between city and sky; wide angle makes things look rather small though with now object in the foreground
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/06/2006 07:40:54 PM
What a great sky!
01/06/2006 05:14:16 PM
Gorgeous.
01/06/2006 04:05:14 PM
A worthwhile sunset picture. I do like the fire of lights below too. I look forward to hearing where this was taken, what vantage point. Thanks.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/06/2006 11:56:35 AM
Beautiful skyline, but where's the citylife?
01/06/2006 10:30:19 AM
amazing colors! good job.
01/06/2006 07:58:45 AM
Excellent colours and great getting the moon in shot. 9
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/06/2006 07:14:22 AM
is that really a city?
just kidding :-)
a nice capture
and the moon is a nice touch.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/06/2006 04:45:33 AM
Love the colors, great nighttime shot (8)
01/06/2006 02:01:42 AM
very nice
01/05/2006 11:10:35 PM
Wow. This is pretty incredible. Great colours!
01/05/2006 10:13:45 PM
Wow what a new years shot.
01/05/2006 09:25:59 PM
Fantastic!! The colors are phenomenal. I can't wait to see how long the shutter speed was. 10.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/05/2006 03:03:19 PM
oh very cool. i love the sky and the moon but it seems like u did something weird with the lights on the bottom towards the left??
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/05/2006 02:47:41 PM
Beautiful sky. Amazing how you caught the moon and clouds and sky like this. Only complaint is that it's a tiny bit noisy in the sky and a little soft focus-wise perhaps. But still a very pretty picture.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/05/2006 01:29:10 PM
wow this looks so vast, yet it reminds me of looking at life through a microscope, being so far removed from it.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/05/2006 12:50:10 PM
Best of the comp so far IMO. Great tones and colors
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01/05/2006 11:26:53 AM
Spectacular shot!
01/05/2006 10:34:25 AM
WOW! This is an amazing shot! Love the various elements: sky, moon, city & lights. This deserves a blue for sure. Hope to see it on the front page. 10!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/05/2006 10:26:48 AM
wonderful photo!
01/05/2006 05:43:02 AM
What a sky! I really like this :)
01/05/2006 04:25:44 AM
is the horizon skewed? I reckon if it is straighter it would be a better shot
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/05/2006 12:30:24 AM
Speechless... Very impressive... 10
01/05/2006 12:04:37 AM
What an angle!!! Maybe just a tad overexposed though. The buildings would have had a little bit more detail without losing too much sky color with a little shorter shutter time. Good job!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/04/2006 11:11:59 PM
Very nice composition! Good choice of subject matter. Nice image quality. Very creative! - 7
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/04/2006 09:27:14 PM
a-freakin-mazing! the moon is awesome!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/04/2006 09:13:01 PM
Wow, this one is in the hunt for a ribbon. Nicely done. One of my favorites so far in this challenge. The highlights are a little much, but you probably needed the exposure time to pick up the darker sky, so well done. Nice going.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/04/2006 08:08:10 PM
Very impressive photo....love to know the technical details behind your work here.
01/04/2006 03:45:23 PM
love the color
01/04/2006 01:13:49 PM
out of all the landscapes, this is the best so far. 8
01/04/2006 01:03:15 PM
Simply put, a (10)
01/04/2006 07:02:06 AM
i cant find live in this one .. ice


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