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I Drove 6 Hours For This Shot
I Drove 6 Hours For This Shot

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Challenge: Free Study 2009-04 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-1000D Rebel XS
Lens: Canon EF 28-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Date: Apr 8, 2009
Aperture: f/4.0
ISO: 800
Shutter: 0.3 sec
Galleries: Cityscape, Travel
Date Uploaded: Apr 30, 2009

On a bored night outside Washington DC I decided to go for a drive. I hit 95 North and ended up in Philly, found a parking spot 1 block over from Independence Hall and strolled over to see it. I took a few shots freehand of it and the Libery Bell through the window of its exhibit. Got my shots, walked back the car and drove home. With traffic I think the trip took around 6 hours but I wasn't bored anymore.

Place: 286 out of 435
Avg (all users): 5.2901
Avg (commenters): 5.4444
Avg (participants): 5.1649
Avg (non-participants): 5.6471
Views since voting: 798
Views during voting: 254
Votes: 131
Comments: 9
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/07/2009 02:30:07 PM
Glad I didn't miss it!
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05/06/2009 12:30:37 PM
title doesnt help this one
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05/05/2009 06:22:29 PM
must say you're very keen & you're fortunate the sky knew you were coming and put on such a great show . its such a powerful image and i love the way the building stands out against the sky .. :)
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05/04/2009 05:03:34 PM
Nice work. great exposure.
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05/03/2009 11:30:04 PM
I really like what you've done with the building and the composition. I'm not so fond of the sky, the colors seem a bit unnatural. Just my opinion, of course. Clever title.
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05/03/2009 04:27:53 PM
A solid image that falls just short of being crisp, sharp, but it is properly framed and composed - a technical success with a couple of minor issues. From an artistic standpoint, it has significant impact being richly colored with excellant detail, but the rather odd turn of sky color isn't as effective as it could be. In general a good effort.
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05/03/2009 02:50:02 AM
Wow! did you time the moon? Im sure you did, nice shot, hope it was worth it!
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05/01/2009 03:20:09 PM
It looks to me like you needed a tripod. The picture isn't very sharp.
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05/01/2009 02:42:28 AM
like the dramatic
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