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City in the Mountains
City in the Mountains
gr8dane


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Challenge: City Life II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: Sandy, UT
Date: Jan 3, 2006
Aperture: 9
ISO: 800
Shutter: 25
Galleries: Cityscape, Landscape
Date Uploaded: Jan 3, 2006

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Statistics
Place: 21 out of 173
Avg (all users): 6.3018
Avg (commenters): 6.7955
Avg (participants): 5.6353
Avg (non-participants): 6.4932
Views since voting: 1181
Views during voting: 570
Votes: 381
Comments: 45
Favorites: 1 (view)


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01/16/2006 03:35:32 AM
Hey, right by my house :). Nice image, a good "man vs. nature" type theme.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/10/2006 11:36:43 PM
Only in Colorado? Awesome. To have balanced the city lights with keeping the detail in the mountains is just too cool
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01/10/2006 09:43:17 PM
interesting tones and lighting.
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01/10/2006 08:29:26 PM
That's a beautiful scene, and very well captured!
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01/10/2006 06:56:59 PM
I really love it but my eye is drawn to the lights first.
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01/10/2006 02:55:54 PM
Gives a feel of a space movie set....beautiful!!
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01/09/2006 08:17:57 PM
too friggin cool!! nice job.
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01/09/2006 10:28:13 AM
Great combo of city & mountains. The headlights of car coming towards you are just a little bright. But the texture of the mountains makes up for it!
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01/08/2006 10:42:34 PM
I think the car lights actually hurt this image quite a lot. Just the city and the mountains in the BG would be really nice, especially given the exceptional clarity and detail in the mountains.
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01/08/2006 09:06:16 PM
Quite amazing to live so close to the mountains...Nice image as well.
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01/08/2006 11:50:56 AM
I think I would have cropped the bottom part of. the white area detracts too much from tha beautiful mountains and sky and the area with little lights just at teh bottom of the mountains would have been enough to bring "city" into it.
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01/08/2006 09:08:52 AM
Love the detail in the mountains.
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01/07/2006 11:50:19 PM
Wow, beautiful. Would love to see the mountains down to just above the traffic light, the headlights are distracting. Excellent coloring in the sky.
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01/07/2006 03:25:26 PM
very nice shjot pity about the blown out area on the bottom left 8
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01/07/2006 12:24:23 PM
Beautiful mountains! Wish the car lights were not so bright.
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01/07/2006 11:26:28 AM
Lovely image, well done :)
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01/07/2006 12:00:02 AM
The white trail of the car lights is distracting, otherwise the photo is wonderful.
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01/06/2006 09:27:47 PM
I love this shot and have given it a 9.
However. i feel that this could have been the winner if the crop was slightly different. i feel that the road in the foreground takes away from the wonderful mountains in the distanced. i would be interested to see it cropped just above the street lights... Still a great shot and i hope it scores well for you.
Just my uneducated, humble opinion.
Good Luck.

Kev
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01/06/2006 08:44:49 PM
Mountains seem to dark to me so that their impact is diminished in the overall scene
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01/06/2006 08:26:59 PM
Beautiful.
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01/06/2006 08:26:42 PM
Nice contrast between town and mountains. Nice light on mountains and sky. The super bright traffic light is a bit distracting.
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01/06/2006 04:06:03 PM
Wow! I have GOT to move there! Nice shot!
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01/06/2006 03:32:04 PM
the super-bright headlights are a little distracting from this otherwise wonderful scene
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01/06/2006 01:27:52 PM
Lovely and breathtaking. Great depth. The star is my favorite part.
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01/06/2006 05:05:15 AM
I like the dramatic juxtaposition here. The transition from city to mountains and sky is so stark and spectacular as to appear unrealistic. And yet it is real. I'll guess somewhere in Colorado, USA?
It's probably not really about city life in the sense that some of the more visceral images in the challenge are, but it is at least a photograph of a town that might be a city, and its quality of visual surprise makes it a worthy and legitimate entry.
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01/06/2006 12:14:46 AM
Lovely picture. I like the contrast of city lights and mountains.
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01/05/2006 10:26:31 PM
i would have cropped this just before that powerline this would have been great with just the mountains and the lights directly at its base. that light on the bottom is very distracting
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01/05/2006 05:27:29 PM
The contrast between the big mountains and the city lights is very nice. I might have cropped out the bottom 1/4 of the pic, to show only the small lights and the mountains, as I find the big light blur distracting, but! it's nice anyway.
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01/05/2006 03:15:09 PM
Beautiful. A really nice contrast between the busyness of the city and the sereneness of the mountains.
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01/05/2006 02:24:46 PM
I love the contrast of city vs nature. This definitely represents my vision of city life in the mountains.
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01/05/2006 10:25:14 AM
Love the mountains in the background!
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01/05/2006 09:02:31 AM
apart from the burned out headlights....it's an awsome shot...love the fact that you managed to bring out the detail in the mountains and sky. i would have cropped the small bit of branch out of the top left of the shot. looking at this shot some more..did you think of cropping it just above the starburst street lights?
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01/05/2006 02:24:00 AM
WOW! Well executed. Very impressive. 8
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01/04/2006 11:52:29 PM
Great exposure timing to get the mountains too!
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01/04/2006 08:14:58 PM
Composition is ok. The choice of subject matter is ok. The image quality is ok. Has potential of being really creative. - 5
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01/04/2006 05:47:38 PM
Excellent shot, though it seems that the contrast is low or the white balance may be off just a bit.
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01/04/2006 05:36:47 PM
such a great contrast.
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01/04/2006 03:52:02 PM
I would have liked this better if it had been cropped just above the traffic signals.
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01/04/2006 03:45:22 PM
wow what a view any day or time of the year.
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01/04/2006 01:03:11 PM
Simply put, a (10)
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01/04/2006 01:02:17 PM
Very nice shot!
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01/04/2006 09:28:46 AM
i would prefer to crop the street out, just the lights and the mountains would make this a stronger photo for me
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01/04/2006 02:56:01 AM
That the headlights are coming at you is very unfortunate. How much nicer without them... The BG part is lovely.
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01/04/2006 01:26:07 AM
Where on earth is that? I think I've found my Heaven! Haha.
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01/04/2006 12:48:25 AM
Relevant to the Challenge? Mixed feelings. One could argue that citylife should actually show LIFE/LIVING/LIVELINESS.
Is subject unique? Yes

Compostion: Good or Bad? How can it be fixed? The focus should be the mountains and the city. The tree and lit road draw the eye away from the city and mountain. Is there anything else that should be removed? I'm not fond of the intersection and traffic light, personal preference.
Good use of Depth of Field? Yes

Good use of light? Yes and no. I like the natural light on the mountains. Good Exposure time, but the overblown headlight trail detracts from the image.

What is my reaction or feelings? The mountains are very majestic, but the city seems to be an afterthought. The bottom 1/4 make the image average.
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