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High overhead its lights shall gleam
High overhead its lights shall gleam

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Challenge: Bridges III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Sony DSLR-A700
Lens: Sony SAL16-80Z DT 16-80mm f/3.5-4.5 ZA
Location: Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco
Date: Oct 9, 2010
Aperture: f/22
ISO: 400
Shutter: 54 seconds
Galleries: Cityscape, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Oct 12, 2010

San Francisco landmark Golden Gate bridge.
Title taken from the poem "The mighty task is done" by Joseph Strauss.

Shot at night with the aperture as small as possible to give the starry lights effect. Pretty much as shot, cropped about 2% off the image for balance, topaz denoise, resize for submission, sharpen. Wish I could've removed the 2 star trails, but then, it's 'basic editing'.

Was hoping it would end up in the top 10 and am so glad it made it there. Thanks all for the wonderful comments. It's a cliche shot of San Francisco and was worried that it'll get lost among so many other Golden Gate shots in this challenge, some from this same perspective. Managed to hang in there :)

Place: 7 out of 145
Avg (all users): 6.8352
Avg (commenters): 8.4286
Avg (participants): 6.4464
Avg (non-participants): 7.0079
Views since voting: 2323
Views during voting: 339
Votes: 182
Comments: 10
Favorites: 1 (view)

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11/05/2010 07:16:07 PM
I'm really liking your photography so far. Keep em coming!
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10/21/2010 10:24:25 PM
Great use of a star filter. Nice job.
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10/20/2010 01:18:33 AM
Nicely done - I'm gonna have to go across the bay and try this spot out next time I go to SF. Grats on the top 10!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/19/2010 07:40:12 PM
Reallu nice! Too bad that there's noise in the sky =( 8
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10/19/2010 02:37:28 PM
Outstanding work.
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10/18/2010 12:59:34 PM
I'm starting to think that there could have been a dpchallenge convention on that ridge.... This is the best GG pic I've seen so far.
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10/13/2010 12:22:48 PM
Love the rich tones!
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10/13/2010 10:54:26 AM
It's a very good long exposure. Love the light stars and the fog.
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10/13/2010 01:57:10 AM
Great shot
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10/13/2010 12:34:41 AM
Bridge, fog, stars, lights; great composition and tones!
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