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My city at night
My city at night
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Hidden Gem -- 1,000th Challenge! (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 24mm f/2.8
Location: South Perth Western Australia
Date: Apr 9, 2008
Aperture: F22
ISO: 100
Shutter: 66 Seconds
Galleries: Cityscape, Water
Date Uploaded: Mar 9, 2009

The wonderful city of Perth. Taken in company of [user]signal2noise[/user] and [user]nuzzer[/user] when they were here. Not expecting much here with this one but it did manage to score second in a long exposure contest on another site.

Opened using ACR using blacks set to 10 and 100% noise reduction on, cropped, resized, usm twice, first 50% 0.9 then 30% 0.6, 8 bits per channel, saved for web.

Statistics
Place: 259 out of 1129
Avg (all users): 6.0363
Avg (commenters): 6.8710
Avg (participants): 5.9764
Avg (non-participants): 6.3836
Views since voting: 1234
Views during voting: 668
Votes: 496
Comments: 68
Favorites: 2 (view)


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12/01/2009 03:19:35 PM
I really like that the water was moving just enough to drag out and exaggerate the colours from the buildings which really kicks this to a new level. well done.
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11/30/2009 07:47:08 PM
There's a great calm in this one. Lovely photo!
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11/30/2009 07:17:14 PM
Nice image - I'm particularly struck by the vibrancy of the colours in the reflection.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/17/2009 09:36:22 PM
Very dramatic! 8
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03/17/2009 01:28:55 PM
The way the reflection is more colorful than the clear light sources is such a cool effect.
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03/17/2009 12:09:52 PM
Very graphic and effective!
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03/17/2009 10:48:19 AM
What lovely reflections, clarity, colours and blacks
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03/17/2009 08:37:24 AM
Excellent night shot.
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03/17/2009 12:13:29 AM
Beautiful shot.
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03/16/2009 10:49:10 PM
A nice cityscape. Most night shots tend to be overblown. This is well exposed. Love the little star filter light on the right hand side. Another subtle detail to invite the viewer to stay awhile and explore the details.
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03/16/2009 10:19:19 PM
excellent reflection. great colors
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03/16/2009 06:12:27 PM
Brent?

Nice and sharp... interesting, colorful and symmetrical.

Not voting yet.
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03/16/2009 04:01:05 PM
And a great city it is - you captured it well. The colors in the reflections are beautiful.
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03/16/2009 10:24:45 AM
hm nice colours but a bit dark and it didnt do for me I give just four sorry
;D brano
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03/16/2009 04:28:05 AM
Awesome capture and presentation. Gorgeous.
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03/15/2009 11:17:14 PM
Very nice night city scene with pretty reflections.
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03/15/2009 09:45:52 PM
Neat shot, certainly a gem or gems.
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03/15/2009 04:39:33 PM
Pretty!
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03/15/2009 03:54:45 PM
Very nice and smooth relfections. Well done.
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03/15/2009 03:48:01 PM
Wow, I love how interesting the light reflection in the water is. Plus I see very little noise...very good photo!
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03/15/2009 03:43:36 PM
Stunning nightscape with wonderful reflections. 8
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03/15/2009 02:18:22 PM
A decent cityscape. Rather self explanatory.
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03/15/2009 12:33:03 PM
Nice night shot with color.
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03/15/2009 11:28:04 AM
Beautiful.....
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03/15/2009 10:20:56 AM
Very nice reflections and colours.
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03/14/2009 10:30:23 PM
very nicely done. I've seen a lot of night-time shots on this site that seem muddy--this is nice and crisp.
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03/14/2009 09:16:27 PM
Love the colorful reflections on the water.
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03/14/2009 08:06:22 PM
Shines so nice.
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03/14/2009 07:42:27 PM
nice skyline - well done
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03/14/2009 07:29:15 PM
Lovely reflection. Well captured.
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03/14/2009 05:34:38 PM
i like the smear and the fact that you didn't neat image or smooth the water to death. well composed, focus perfect for image, color well treated. 7
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03/14/2009 12:19:20 PM
love the reflections, might have cropped a little more off the bottom, to make this more of a panoramic crop. IMO
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03/14/2009 09:47:46 AM
Love the colors
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03/14/2009 05:33:06 AM
love the reflections
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03/14/2009 04:21:09 AM
Wonderful night shot with beautiful and very colorful reflections.
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03/14/2009 04:02:46 AM
In your shot , the building outlines actually blend into the black sky which I do not prefer. 6
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03/14/2009 12:07:41 AM
Great reflection shot - colors are sharp.
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03/13/2009 09:15:32 PM
Nice shot. Interesting choice of letting the buildings go black instead of keeping some outline- letting just the lights define where they are and their shape.
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03/13/2009 06:47:35 PM
too dark
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03/13/2009 06:12:50 PM
Nice sky line. I like the long reflection in the water.
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03/13/2009 06:07:13 PM
Nice reflection. I wish I could see the outline of the buildings a little better, but thats a minor thing. I like it overall.
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03/13/2009 05:42:26 PM
Nice skyline-- I don't recognize the city. But I believe you!:p
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03/13/2009 04:42:02 PM
The difference between colors on the water and the "reality" is really great.
I really like the crop and the buildings give me a impression that they are the only things in world, because of the black spaces com the water and sky. Woa, i hope this doesn't sound too crazy.
I'm just curious about the exposion time, there are some buildings that could be brighter in my opinion! Good luck to you!
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03/13/2009 03:22:00 PM
I'm hoping to leave comments on as many photo's in this challenge as possible... out of (currently) 1124 images, I gave 31 of them a 9. Your image was one of those 31.

Which city? Looks lovely at night. There are lots of nighttime cityscapes in the challenge but yours is on of the best. I love how the motion of the water has blurred the colour stripes, but yet left enough definition to be able to see the city inverted.

Good luck for a strong finish in this challenge.
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03/13/2009 02:13:34 PM
Great reflections.
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03/13/2009 01:44:42 PM
love the color and reflections!
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03/13/2009 12:49:00 PM
stunning reflection color - really well done, down to every little detail.
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03/13/2009 12:20:50 PM
Nice reflections and symmetry.
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03/13/2009 12:18:05 PM
this is a good night shot...your exposure is enough to not make the lights "flair" at you and still smooth out the water
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03/13/2009 09:05:59 AM
loses the impact a little as the reflections dont match
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03/13/2009 04:16:56 AM
Nice reflections
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03/13/2009 02:46:15 AM
Lovely combination of long exposure and water movement turns this into a non standard reflection image.
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03/12/2009 10:22:48 PM
Nice capture to add to your portfolio, very well done.
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03/12/2009 09:34:06 PM
great reflection, the water's just so perfectly stil
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03/12/2009 04:05:58 PM
Wish i could see at least some definition in the buildings
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03/12/2009 12:53:42 PM
Great night picture. The colors, sharpness and detail are awsome.
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03/11/2009 10:48:04 PM
Very nice, those lights are super on the water.
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03/11/2009 09:37:31 PM
Beautiful.
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03/11/2009 06:35:56 PM
Marvelous reflections. Very sharp night shot.
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03/11/2009 05:32:25 PM
Pretty as a picture. Oh wait. It is one! hahaha.

Nice colors and reflections. I can see this on someones wall at home. Nice!
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03/11/2009 02:59:24 PM
Excellent colors and composition
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03/11/2009 01:34:57 PM
great reflection and colors.
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03/11/2009 01:12:46 PM
The picture is missing some details. Longer exposure or/and a tighter crop might help
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03/11/2009 09:55:31 AM
love the reflection
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03/11/2009 07:13:36 AM
lovely colours from the reflections
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03/11/2009 05:20:29 AM
the small star reflections a neat. They dont distract at all.
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03/11/2009 02:58:19 AM
Looks like a post card.
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03/11/2009 12:33:40 AM
Nice clarity - awsome reflection
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