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Manhattan from Weehawken

Ok, I'm limping back, finally got a phone line but still a couple of weeks away from broadband.  You get so used to technology that you forget what it once was like...44kps at the moment.  This is a shot from my recent trip to New York and my first attempt to do long exposures.  Sadly I kept getting up just a little too late to be able to control the light so the exposures were all slightly shorter than I would have liked.  They also built this pier (well it used to be a pier) in a really inconsiderate place so it was hard to frame...ho hum.

Challenge Results.

Thanks to all those that entered the challenge in my last blog entry.  For those that have no idea what I'm talking about, either because you're new around here or because of the onset of senility it was a theme based challenge on the word 'First' and the scores are in…

1st - 33 / 40 - Steve for his 'Chariots of Fire' interpretation from the 70's

2nd - 24 / 40 - Drewble / Psychodudu for his shot of his daughter and her new bike.

3rd - 23 / 40 - Mikki Schaffner for her portrait of a captivated child.

If you want to read the full review on each of these shots then they can be seen here in the comments part where they were submitted along with the other entries.

Hope you all find it useful and are as interested to stay involved...well I can hope!

Manhattan from Weehawken

Ok, I'm limping back, finally got a phone line but still a couple of weeks away from broadband.  You get so used to technology that you forget what it once was like...44kps at the moment.  This is a shot from my recent trip to New York and my first attempt to do long exposures.  Sadly I kept getting up just a little too late to be able to control the light so the exposures were all slightly shorter than I would have liked.  They also built this pier (well it used to be a pier) in a really inconsiderate place so it was hard to frame...ho hum.

Challenge Results.

Thanks to all those that entered the challenge in my last blog entry.  For those that have no idea what I'm talking about, either because you're new around here or because of the onset of senility it was a theme based challenge on the word 'First' and the scores are in…

1st - 33 / 40 - Steve for his 'Chariots of Fire' interpretation from the 70's

2nd - 24 / 40 - Drewble / Psychodudu for his shot of his daughter and her new bike.

3rd - 23 / 40 - Mikki Schaffner for her portrait of a captivated child.

If you want to read the full review on each of these shots then they can be seen here in the comments part where they were submitted along with the other entries.

Hope you all find it useful and are as interested to stay involved...well I can hope!

comments (10)

Nice skyline! I like
BeakerSt: Cheers JA smile
magnifique! try HDR.im sure it will look great
BeakerSt: I have to say that HDR has never appealed to, that's not to say you are wrong as it would appear the perfect subject. I sadly didn't shoot this in RAW and it will be a while before I return...one for the notebook for the future. Thanks
  • alex
  • 5 Apr 2007, 05:18
love the foreground here, but i wish the building wasn't bleeding a little due to the light in the sky. overall, a very cool shot though.
BeakerSt: It may actually be camera shake as it's a lightweight tripod. Something to consider in the future thanks.
  • sk
  • 5 Apr 2007, 06:44
very good shot Simon, loving the theme thingy
BeakerSt: Hey Ade, it's been a struggle but I'm posting again...at 44kps!
  • mal
  • 6 Apr 2007, 11:43
This is great Simon, love the mirror like sea! just my cup of tea! mal
BeakerSt: Thanks Mal, I hope to get back on broadband soon and get back to viewing other's pictures. Glad you like this one.

...next theme is 'Shadow' and entries need to be in by the end of the month.
I think if you had been there any earlier you would have missed the mix of early morning sunrise orange with that regular blue of the day. Great shot. Long exposures are tricky and you have captured a great one!
BeakerSt: Thanks Mikki, much appreciated. smile

...next theme is 'Shadow' and entries need to be in by the end of the month.
  • Ellie
  • 7 Apr 2007, 18:12
It's nice Simon, a very gentle picture.

Thanks for the assessment/feedback. Much appreciated.
BeakerSt: Thanks Ellie, it was blinking cold though as I'd rushed out in just jeans and a t-shirt!

...next theme is 'Shadow' and entries need to be in by the end of the month.
  • Abi
  • 8 Apr 2007, 12:23
great shot a candidate for my likey
BeakerSt: Thanks Abi, I appreciate it.
  • Petra
  • 10 Apr 2007, 17:43
Lovely photo Simon...tried something with long shutterspeeds myself last weekend!
Maybe i am doing something wrong but your link to view all your reviews of the contest does not work for me...
Petra
BeakerSt: Hi there Petra, I did make a mistake in the url and linked to the wrong page. It has been corrected now. Thanks.
  • wailor
  • Atlanta, GA, USA
  • 19 Apr 2007, 12:32
Fantastic!!!!
BeakerSt: Thanks smile

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