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Staples Corner, 7pm
Staples Corner, 7pm

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Challenge: Long Exposure III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-D30
Lens: Canon EF 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye
Location: Staples Corner, London NW2
Date: Dec 18, 2007
Aperture: f16
ISO: 100
Shutter: 10s
Date Uploaded: Dec 18, 2007

I know, long exposure streaming lights are boring and cliche - but I like them. Plus I don't have the luxury of space or a home studio setup yet, so I have to go hunting for my challenge photos.

I quite like this shot - better than my last two submissions and it should score a bit better (but if this gets any better than a 6 I'll be shocked and surprised).

Shot using a tripod and my fisheye lens. Bracketed heavily but in the end had to adjust curves in ps to remove the terrible orange cast from the street lighting. Other than levels, a small desat and noise ninja no other mods.

Post Challenge:

The score is about right but I was really disappointed by the 41st position when I feel this image was a lot stronger than many of the other car streaming lights compositions.

Here's the outtakes (all unedited):

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I guess I should be happy with 41st but I'm not :)

Place: 39 out of 158
Avg (all users): 6.1783
Avg (commenters): 7.2143
Avg (participants): 6.0000
Avg (non-participants): 6.2330
Views since voting: 1285
Views during voting: 391
Votes: 230
Comments: 14
Favorites: 2 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/25/2007 10:58:08 AM
love the blur & the curves of the lights, echoing the curves of the overpasses. I think you have good composition and POV
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/24/2007 08:13:57 PM
Well done, one of my favorites
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/24/2007 03:38:59 PM
Cool S-curve! Good job!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/23/2007 01:12:54 PM
Great festival of lines.....well composed
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/22/2007 06:28:35 PM
Interesting lines. Good exposure.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/22/2007 04:41:58 AM
very nicely done :-)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/21/2007 04:57:58 PM
I'm not a big fan of all the traffic/long-exposure shots so far... but this one is the exception. Great composition. Thanks for not thinking that streaking vehicle lights is enough to make a shot interesting!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/21/2007 09:54:32 AM
Nice POV for this.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/20/2007 11:12:20 AM
I don't think that having the bridges in the shot adds anything to your image
12/20/2007 01:07:05 AM
Very cool, I like the curves.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/19/2007 05:48:40 PM
The lights from moving traffic was always going to be an obvious call but the composition here really raises this well beyond the norm - really captivating piece.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/19/2007 05:34:36 PM
every portion of the picture has action....

less is more but it is still stunning photo
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/19/2007 05:05:13 AM
Very good choice of location - strong graphical presentation.
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12/19/2007 12:05:44 AM
great light trails...love the lens distortion...8
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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