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Challenge: Urban Landscapes (Classic Editing)
Camera: Sony DSC-F717
Location: Coal Harbour, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: Oct 2, 2003
Aperture: f 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Cityscape, Urban
Date Uploaded: Oct 7, 2003

Foggy downtown Vancouver viewed from Stanley Park at dawn.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 279
Avg (all users): 7.1250
Avg (commenters): 8.4118
Avg (participants): 7.0145
Avg (non-participants): 7.2542
Views since voting: 8426
Votes: 256
Comments: 70
Favorites: 49 (view)


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06/12/2010 01:26:29 AM
Love the crane in the background. Nice contrast of humans and nature. Harbor could symbolise the transition between the two. Nice use of fog, great colors. Symmetry just makes this shot what it is, and how the sky matches the water, brings out a bit of infinity in the shot. This is amazing, and almost flawless! :D

FLAW: Looks like some jpg artifacts on the right side, may come from save for web, compression, or crop, rotation, and possibly resolution reduction.

Otherwise, fantastic. 9/10 (if I could have voted on it) and a fav from me. (winks and a very reassuring way)
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10/10/2009 09:06:50 PM
Wow, just discovered this, it is awesome!
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12/30/2008 01:42:45 AM
the tones here is amazing.
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11/03/2007 11:44:50 AM
really cool shot, love the simplicity, very nicely done
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04/22/2007 12:24:22 PM
WOW, stunning!!!
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02/05/2007 01:34:14 PM
Wow that's a beautiful cityscape ! Lovely tone's!
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12/02/2006 01:05:36 PM
This is such a stunning photo! Everything about it is flawless: the black and white. the misty foggy look in the background, the mirror reflection in the water. I can't believe I've missed it -- but then, it was taken and entered onto dpc before I came on board. Glad I stumbled on it now -- I just added it to my favorites so I could view it often :)

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09/25/2005 08:22:13 PM
This is such a beauty that helps the imagination dance about. One of my new favs.
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02/03/2005 10:29:54 PM
sweet, sweet work, here, zeus. this is the type of image i just love soaking in. can't do anything but appreciate it.
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12/04/2004 01:08:16 AM
Your portfolio is breath-taking. I notice a one, one two, and five threes on this photo. All of the those votes just simply seem irresponsible or vindictive to me. There is nothing in this image that could offend or bias someone against it. I think that those votes validate the argument that some people wield their vote as a blunt and brutal weapon for whatever reason. You are a gifted artist and a technically talented photographer. I know the second classification comes from hours of hard work. Your entries, in themselves, raise the bar and function as a teacher in that way.
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12/15/2003 09:57:15 PM
Love this almost monochrome shot. Perfect for this challenge.
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10/19/2003 02:21:05 PM
To the naked eye, the fog was much thicker than what you see here. The lens on my camera seems to cut haze and fog drastically. Hairline adjustments, at most, were made to contrast/brightness.

Most of my attention went into balancing the image as precisely as possible to match my sense of it. I wanted to emphasize the mirror-like symmetry without dead-centering the (obscured) shore-line and compensate for the additional weight of the darker hues in the reflected, lower section.

Because of the mild tonality of the image and the varying monitor calibrations given in this environment, I hardly expected the warm and enthusiastic reception the image has received. Thank you all for your interest in this photo and so many sincere comments.

Message edited by author 2003-10-20 00:58:42.
10/18/2003 04:48:39 AM
this is a very nice shot, i like the reflections on the water, plus i love the angle you chose to shoot, i mean the curve we follow from near to far, i love the boats, and buildings. i didn't get to vote for this challenge. but i would have gave this 9. congradulations, great job!
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10/18/2003 03:28:00 AM
Congratulations zeus! Great shot, beautiful!! I love it.
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10/15/2003 11:15:02 PM
Well done Zeus! Your first ribbon! Congratulations!
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10/15/2003 07:45:44 PM
Congratulations Zeuszen! wonderful image. I am left with only admiration of this shot. The tones, balance are right on. the stillness of the water that captures the reflection of the buildings and the soft muted expanse of sky all come together to give this shot that feeling of real Art. Thank You Zeuszen for sharing

Richard
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10/15/2003 07:43:49 PM
Great work, congrats. Beautiful light here, and the sun in the misty air is fabulously caught. One of my favourites from this crop.
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10/15/2003 04:58:47 PM
Congratulations!! I love this picture, I'm so glad you got a ribbon for it. GOOD WORK!!!

Ursula
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10/15/2003 02:10:31 PM
really calm beautiful image. congratulations on your placement.

Message edited by author 2003-10-21 20:08:30.
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10/15/2003 01:18:43 PM
Great shot Zeus. Congrats on a job well done.
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10/15/2003 01:09:22 PM
A 10 from me too. This is a gorgeous shot, and meets the challenge perfectly.
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10/15/2003 12:53:52 PM
What a perfect photo ! 10+ in my books.
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10/15/2003 12:49:00 PM
Beautiful shot Zeus! Lots of mood to this one. Congrats on the ribbon, it's about time!!
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10/15/2003 12:00:13 PM
congrats...i'm glad this is up at the top
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10/15/2003 11:34:06 AM
Excellent! I love the mood, light and balance of this photo.
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10/15/2003 11:19:06 AM
WooohooO! Now this is wear it should have been. Congrats on your first ribbon!
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10/15/2003 11:17:14 AM
way to go zz
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10/15/2003 10:56:13 AM
Originally posted by kiwiness:

Ahhh so close! Now you know what it feels like getting that un-forgiving "green" ribbon :-)


Congrats again, your green ribbon just turned yellow :-)
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10/15/2003 10:54:02 AM
Congrats on 3rd place :)
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10/15/2003 06:28:55 AM
Ahhh so close! Now you know what it feels like getting that un-forgiving "green" ribbon :-)
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10/15/2003 04:28:10 AM
The subtlety of the color tones + my colorblindness led me to think that was a b&w photo at first. Love the sharp rhythm of the fading skyline in the water. A quality shot.
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10/15/2003 12:49:51 AM
You almost got yourself a ribbon. Rats! Very nice shot! The tones are perfect!
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10/15/2003 12:07:40 AM
what a beautiful curve and a beautiful shot. Congratulations!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/14/2003 10:53:52 PM
interesting tones sets the mood.
good use of reflections on water and lighting. an 8
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10/14/2003 05:19:51 PM
Awesome haze and beautiful reflections all wrapped up in a perfect composition. One of the 3 shots I wanted to give an 11 to.
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10/14/2003 04:07:34 PM
I LOVE this shot!! Beautiful!! 9
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10/14/2003 03:23:56 PM
What a terrific shot! Lighting is spectacular. Content and framing is superb. Beautiful.
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10/14/2003 01:29:05 PM
Good reflections, I like the detail.
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10/13/2003 10:49:55 PM
Not a traditional use of composition, with the horizon in the middle, but it works well here due to the lack of color in the shot. Makes for a good mirroring of sky to water. 10 -danny
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10/13/2003 06:36:31 PM
This is absolutel beautiful I love how its foggy in the end and comes clearer as it comes near, It kinda wakes up some emotions. Great job - 10
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10/13/2003 12:27:39 PM
I'm assuming this is dawn because its very quiet. The picture is great, very peaceful, cropped to perfection. Curious to know where this is.
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10/12/2003 06:25:32 PM
I really like this one. I like how the boats wrap around from one side of the photo to the other. The reflections are great, too. Nice job.
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10/12/2003 06:15:42 PM
Talk about a busy harbor area! You captured the challenge very well to me but the balance of light from the left to the right is just a bit to much, to bright on the left. I like the way the line of boats draw your eye all around the shot but the masts are so empty, adds a sense of sadness, too bad you couldn't get them all to raise their sails for your shot! :)
10/12/2003 03:14:18 PM
love this! evokes a very dreamy feeling. great misty quality, and well composed.
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10/12/2003 11:26:31 AM
cool shot...nice reflections. Interesting morning fog...
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10/11/2003 08:38:34 PM
just perfect!
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10/11/2003 05:17:00 PM
Atmospheric perspective is put to good use here, and works with the reflection to make a peaceful image. The docked sailboats are a nice contrast and contribute to the overall effect. I don't really understand the title.
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10/10/2003 03:17:15 PM
I think this shot would have worked better as a B&W since there is not a lot of color to brighten it.
10/10/2003 11:51:55 AM
Beautiful!!! One of my favourites this challenge. Foggy silhouettes, and an excellent reflection - wow, what a concept. I like it. ~10
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10/10/2003 11:49:50 AM
A beautiful low-key image.
I'd prefer horizon to be either centred more accurately or more obviously off centre, either up or down within the frame.
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10/10/2003 11:33:36 AM
Excellent shot. I like the aerial perspective. Very well done.
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10/10/2003 09:06:57 AM
I love this image and voted it quite high. I do find it awkward that the eye is drawn from right to left instead of the more natural left to right. If it were mine (and I sure do wish it was!) I would also crop the sky closer and include more water in the forerground to get the horizon off center a bit more. These are only suggestions of course...this shot is already wonderful.
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10/10/2003 01:16:33 AM
wonderful photo. I really like the way you captured the buildings as they fade into the background. And the reflection in the water is wonderful! I give a 10.
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10/10/2003 12:23:26 AM
Wow.
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10/09/2003 07:55:52 PM
Exsquisite shot. I love the composition and the vibe created by the [early morning?] mist and low sunlight. The stillness and calm belies the activity within the sprawl over yonder.

I actually believe that I'm looking at the 'perfect photograph' - nothing to criticise at all! I'd be delighted if this shot wins the blue. It certainly wins mine. [10,10,10!]
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10/09/2003 07:14:37 PM
this would have been cooler if you centered the horizontal progression in your vertical view.
10/09/2003 06:16:38 PM
Nicely seen - I know others might disagree with me but IMO a tighter crop of the top to make a 50/50 even split of the reflected image would look better but 9 all the same.
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10/09/2003 05:16:48 PM
probably in the top ten..i hope...really nice time of day to shoot and the fog gives a great effect
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10/09/2003 09:24:38 AM
very nice image, meets the challenge, and well-titled 8
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10/09/2003 06:13:41 AM
Beautiful rythm, and nice contrast between the peaceful sea and the crowded buildings.
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10/09/2003 04:27:33 AM
very nice my favorite It almost looks like a painting
Having looked through all the entries Yes this is my favorite
I love it Great work! 10
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10/08/2003 08:37:02 PM
I love how this fades out and the reflection is perfect. Nice job.9
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10/08/2003 06:36:40 PM
Beautiful photo. The still water and fogged background give an almost monotone hue. The boats contrast well with the skyline.
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10/08/2003 05:46:52 PM
I really like the fog, sharp foreground and reflections.
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10/08/2003 02:49:03 PM
I love the graduation in this one, and the simplicity. How about cropping off part of the bottom of the shot to move the subject off-center?
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10/08/2003 02:30:36 PM
Excellent shot, The haze works incredibly well, i would have loved to see another shot from about 150 meters to the right with the buildings fading out running along in a line ( perhaps you would have lost the boats then i dont know ? ). End result though ... I like it alot.
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10/08/2003 02:13:03 PM
Very serene and still, the haze adds to the image - 9.
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10/08/2003 12:54:12 PM
i like the centered horizon
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10/08/2003 11:40:35 AM
Nice use of light here! Apt title! 9
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10/08/2003 11:16:53 AM
Nice reflections and I like how the tones get darker to the right of the shot. Good luck
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