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Greetings from Pittsburgh
alanfreed


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Challenge: Your Corner of the World (Classic Editing)
Collection: Pittsburgh
Camera: Canon PowerShot S30
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Date: Sep 22, 2002
Aperture: 8
ISO: 50
Shutter: 8
Galleries: Cityscape, Travel
Date Uploaded: Sep 22, 2002

Shot on Mount Washington, overlooking the city just after sunset. I shot the same vantage point earlier in the week, but wasn't happy with a glare that was cast by the lights of PNC Park during a Pirates game. Wouldn't you know the Pirates played almost every night this week!? So I shot this one with just hours left to spare on Sunday night.

Statistics
Place: 9 out of 245
Avg (all users): 6.8870
Avg (commenters): 8.3214
Avg (participants): 6.9632
Avg (non-participants): 6.7971
Views since voting: 2309
Votes: 301
Comments: 33
Favorites: 7 (view)


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10/01/2002 08:28:00 AM
Congrats on your 9 placement!
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09/30/2002 12:31:00 AM
A couple "post-voting" comments... I shot this just after the sun went down. A few folks mentioned that they would have liked it had the sky been darker, but my past experience with this vantage point in particular is that the buildings get lost in a black sky. This was shot on a fairly hazy night (one of only a few favorable nights to shoot that week), so the contrast was tweaked a little higher than I had hoped. It's nice to give folks a glimpse of our city, and to show people that it's not quite as smoky and gritty as it used to be!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/29/2002 10:34:00 PM
The lights make it look like the city is airborn hovering on jets. Beautiful colors.
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09/29/2002 04:51:00 PM
GRRR...GREAT!
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09/29/2002 10:54:00 AM
Composition: Subject Placement, Cropping, Background9,
Technical: Focus, Exposure, Lighting, Processing9,
Appeal: Is it Interesting, Motivating, Etc.? 8,
Total Averaged Rating9. Autool
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09/29/2002 10:05:00 AM
very nice view.
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09/28/2002 01:47:00 PM
This is nice. I think it's a little over exposed for my taste. The sky is too bright for a night shot, and some of the brighter lights are overblown to the point of distraction. But the reflection on the river is very nice, and the colors are good. 7 - chrisab.
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09/27/2002 10:59:00 PM
outstanding
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09/26/2002 08:30:00 PM
Initial=beautiful!
Composition=Nice position to photograph this subject.
Clarity (focus, details)=nice detail even to the near distance.
Exposure=well done. nice choice of time of day to photo
Interesting or Emotive=very intersting to look at. The curves of the shoreline add movement

I am using a this new detailed commenting method inspired by autool. (Thanks
autool!). I hope you find it more helpful than my former comments.
Thanks for submitting, and good luck! ;0)
kpb
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09/26/2002 06:53:00 PM
Ah, yes. There it is! NIce shot!
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09/26/2002 10:47:00 AM
i like the reflecction on the water. good job
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09/26/2002 02:16:00 AM
A very pretty shot - nice colors, though not as crisp as the other 2 that I have voted on.
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09/25/2002 11:00:00 PM
great night shot.
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09/25/2002 02:10:00 PM
Perfect depiction of your 'corner'.
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09/25/2002 01:57:00 PM
Gorgeous postcard shot. Your talent shines through. These are not easy. 8, just-married May become a 9 as the week passes.
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09/24/2002 09:55:00 PM
wonderful shot! the time of day choice is perffect and my eye is drawn to the split of the river as it should be i guess - youve maximized the visual value of this spot! nice! 8 sgtpepper6344
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09/24/2002 09:54:00 PM
I like the night colours and the amount of exposure
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09/24/2002 08:03:00 PM
Very nice, very colorful! Great image! Don't change a thing. 10 Swash (good luck!)
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09/24/2002 04:48:00 PM
Colors saturated. A good reflection photo. JEM
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09/24/2002 03:22:00 PM
I'd love to know how you got such a clear shot of the city! Great job 10! smshats
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09/24/2002 11:47:00 AM
Been there and you captured a great shot. One of my favorites.
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09/23/2002 11:56:00 PM
Beautiful ! Well done and just wow ! I love the colors:) Shiiizzzam
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09/23/2002 08:58:00 PM
Wow, I lived there for umpteen years. This is an awesome shot. Great color and you captured the lighting well. DPz
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09/23/2002 08:10:00 PM
beautiful compostion.
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09/23/2002 07:43:00 PM
excellent - 9
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09/23/2002 06:11:00 PM
Though I love this shot, I wish the sky had been darker-that's just me though. Otherwise, I think this photo is wonderful. lhall-9
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09/23/2002 05:23:00 PM
This is a very nice nighttime scene :) I believe that the exposure may have been a tad too long on this one however... I believe that a little bit darker sky would really improve this shot quite dramatically... good work :) = 8 - jmsetzler
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09/23/2002 02:02:00 PM
Lived there when I was little. Great city, looks SUPER in your shot. Nicely done. Good luck. Justine.
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09/23/2002 12:18:00 PM
Maybe it was the intention, however I get an impression that the image is a bit over exposed. Otherwise, greate.

-Dimitrii-
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09/23/2002 08:54:00 AM
Beautiful!
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09/23/2002 06:15:00 AM
Beautiful work. 10 Kaz
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09/23/2002 01:05:00 AM
Are you sure that this isn't a scanned picture from a postcard? It could be, you know. Very impressive! I like the reflections in the water.
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