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Nashville Nights Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
Nashville Nights
Nashville Nights
Second Place Prize Winner - November 2000 Contest
© daniel baer
Nick Della Penna     We are members of the introductory photo class at the University of South Carolina. We are discussing your pic in class.

David- "The contrast between the deep blue sky and the golden slumbers of the water make this photo powerful.
Darby- "The use of movement is spectacular. It reflects the fast pace of city life."
Kevin (from Nashville)- "I think it is a surreal shot that reminds me of home"
Bear- "The blurred river boat is distracting in what is otherwise a great photo."
Nick- "Hey Bear, I like the riverboat. I think with its long streaks of red and yellow fires of fun are strong against the specks of white lights of the city."
Martin- "I like the aura above the city that fades to beautiful blue and off into our dreams."

If you could reply with the specs on this photo we would love it. Thanks.

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11/5/2001 9:01:52 AM

daniel baer  

Thanks for the input on the Nashville nights picture. this picture was taken with the desire to bring out colors and contrast. I chose to blur the river boat to bring some contrast to the shot. The blur of the boat brought about motion against a still city shot and brought a lot more color with the glow of the reflection.

I took this night shot with a Canon A2, with Kodak 400 film at a 5.6 f stop / 1 sec shutter speed. The sun had just gone down, it was not the dark of night, or I wouldn't have captured the dark blue/almost purple sky for a perfect background. I was looking for the blur to make this a fun "party boat" feel. ~ d. baer

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11/5/2001 11:05:51 AM

Calvin H   

I like the Surreal quality shown. This photo is really interesting. The "boat" appears to be a boundry of transition where recognizable forms become non-objective. This is not just another pretty picture.

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11/12/2001 8:58:09 PM

Patrick R. McMullen
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/1/2004

Beautiful photo Daniel. I love the blur.

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2/25/2007 3:02:43 PM

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