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Challenge: Night Shot III (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: Clifton, Bristol, UK
Date: May 4, 2006
Aperture: f9
ISO: 100
Shutter: 30s
Galleries: Landscape, Panoramic
Date Uploaded: May 5, 2006

The Clifton Suspension Bridge, spanning the beautiful Avon Gorge, is the symbol of the city of Bristol.

A design competetion was held in 1830. 24 year old Isambard Kingdom Brunel was eventually declared the winner and appointed project engineer to build the bridge his first major commission.

The foundation stone was laid in 1831 but the project was dogged with political and financial difficulties and by 1843, with only the towers completed, the project was abandoned. Brunel died in 1859 aged 53. The Bridge was completed as his memorial and finally opened in 1864.

Designed in the early 19th century for light horse drawn traffic it still meets the demands of 21st century commuter traffic with 11-12,000 motor vehicles crossing it every day

Statistics
Place: 9 out of 287
Avg (all users): 6.8775
Avg (commenters): 7.9000
Avg (participants): 6.6170
Avg (non-participants): 6.9952
Views since voting: 2333
Views during voting: 444
Votes: 302
Comments: 29
Favorites: 4 (view)


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05/30/2006 07:47:54 PM
Very nice work, Ian! Somehow I missed that this was yours on the first pass through. I especially like that you included the story that goes with the structure. Lighting, exposure, and composition are pretty much dead on, by the way.
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05/22/2006 08:52:01 AM
Awesome shot Ian!!
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05/17/2006 01:17:36 PM
Congratulations on your top ten. Looks like getting wet was worth it!!!
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05/17/2006 05:14:47 AM
Congratulations on your top 10 finish! Excellent shot.
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05/17/2006 12:21:44 AM
Congratulations Ian!!! Very deserving of a front page slot!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/16/2006 04:03:17 PM
I'm sure I saw this in a tutorial I was doing the other day ;) Looks even better at night!
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05/16/2006 02:43:17 PM
I like that this was taken when the dark is its bluest, it really makes a nice contrasting backdrop for the white lit bridge. Good composition as well. Excellent photo!
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05/16/2006 01:07:01 PM
Great colors! I especially like the sharpness of the details.
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05/16/2006 03:14:32 AM
Great perspective. Well done!
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05/15/2006 07:27:28 PM
beauty
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05/15/2006 04:44:52 PM
Oh yest it is!!! (at His Best I mean) ! ! ! This is absolutely stunning. Even in a challenge with so many gorgeous, striking photos, this one is a standout!
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05/15/2006 03:41:14 PM
Very nice shot. I wish you would have wait little longer for the some more light to vanish from background.
Anyway seems real good to me. 7
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05/14/2006 08:43:36 AM
I had the idea to come up and do a shot like this! I never got around to it though. Taken on the way up to Clifton Observatory, right? Really nice shot with a spot on exposure and sharpness.
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05/14/2006 07:27:51 AM
Great
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05/14/2006 12:19:27 AM
Top Shelf.....10
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05/13/2006 05:33:02 PM
Lovely shot!
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05/13/2006 11:04:13 AM
this is nice. i bet very impressive with larger crop. nicely done. good luck.
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05/13/2006 07:11:33 AM
Gorgeous angle!!
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05/12/2006 11:56:25 AM
This is the same picture and angle from Konador's video on Unsharp Mask. Pretty nice picture.
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05/12/2006 03:47:22 AM
Beautiful photography. Very professional, frameable. One of my picks to ribbon.
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05/12/2006 03:08:50 AM
Beautiful panorama.
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05/11/2006 02:43:00 AM
well done.
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05/11/2006 02:36:24 AM
Nice color, image, etc. - 8
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05/10/2006 08:13:14 PM
Clinically perfect. Nice photo well exposed. If the weather had cooperated with a dramatic night sky and some mist it would have been a real zinger.
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05/10/2006 03:45:02 PM
I like the color of the sky.
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05/10/2006 11:16:14 AM
Simply gorgeous! 10
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05/10/2006 07:39:39 AM
very nice!
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05/10/2006 07:07:43 AM
great complimentary colours
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05/10/2006 04:25:20 AM
A magnificant shot. I've never been to Clifton but I might just to get a shot like this!! 8
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