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Late Commute
Late Commute

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Challenge: Free Study 2009-11 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-50D
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Chicago, IL
Date: Nov 6, 2009
Aperture: 18
ISO: 800
Shutter: 2.5
Galleries: Cityscape, Urban
Date Uploaded: Nov 25, 2009

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Place: 323 out of 366
Avg (all users): 4.8973
Avg (commenters): 4.3333
Avg (participants): 5.0000
Avg (non-participants): 4.6154
Views since voting: 563
Views during voting: 15
Votes: 146
Comments: 8
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12/09/2009 01:47:22 AM
Yeah, at first I thought the train signal lights went with my title, but I suppose they are rather distracting. I really didn't have much of a choice though, this is taken out of a broken window on the third story of an abandoned building. I had to climb up some old metal boxes to reach the window and I snapped the picture though there.

There is no star filter, it's just shot at a small aperture opening. Thanks for looking
 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/07/2009 03:54:56 PM
Nice night cityscape. The traffic signal in the front is not adding anything, it is actually ditracting IMO.
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12/06/2009 11:15:59 PM
Nice, but what's the focal point? My eyes are having trouble finding a place to rest -- signals, skyline, tracks and traffic are all competing for my attention (but none of them in a particularly compelling way).
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12/06/2009 08:25:15 PM
I like the star artifacts around the lights. Star filter or just stopped down lens artifact?
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12/05/2009 05:08:42 PM
I do like the long exposure and everything about the cityscape, including a nice composition with the train tracks that draw you right in the frame but that thing at the top left is rather distracting, at least in my opinion.
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12/02/2009 10:05:23 AM
I have a hard time with these night shots...for me if you do a night shot it needs to be super sharp and clear (unless there is fog). Did you handhold this?
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12/01/2009 02:35:39 PM
Nice city scene and I like your use of aperture to make the lights look like stars. I don't like the traffic lights in the foreground on that metal support, it really takes away from the photo.
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12/01/2009 09:14:46 AM
Is this Chicago? Interesting view, but the light fixtures are kinda distracting from the shyline
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