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san diego traffic time exposure

 
 
Anita Hogue
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    This is really great! I love the curved lines! The color is awesome!


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1/26/2005 5:08:05 PM

 
Robert K. Bemus
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Great composition...fairly fast time exposure as there's not much glare?


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1/26/2005 5:36:35 PM

 
Patrick Byrd
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Thanks guys- it was 15 seconds. Is that long for this type of thing or not?

I also had to open it all the way up because I was shooting through some sort of "don't throw bottles off the overpass" fence. The initial image was somewhat more glarish. But I desaturated the white side and punched up the red side using the sponge tool. The green hedge was pretty much the same washed out tungsten look as the highway so I fooled with that some too. When I get back to my desktop I'll post the original if you'd like to see.


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1/26/2005 6:10:27 PM

 
David Whitcher
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A good shot of a classic idea. I agree, the curves and colors are great! My only problem with it is the diagonal lines of the bridge. A rule of composition is to keep horizons level and the bridge kind of acts as the horizon in this scene. What do you think?


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1/27/2005 8:09:43 PM

 
Robert K. Bemus
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I hadn't heard that but that's a good rule to keep in mind...I've taken similar photos from freeway overpasses - I'm usually concentrating on the cars I'm photographing and the cars wizzing past my behind; Patrick may have been distracted?


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1/27/2005 8:24:22 PM

 
Patrick Byrd
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I guess so. The whole curve is superelevated. I might have been trying to emphasize the height of the red vs white lights and give the whole thing an uphill look. I was certainly more concerned with the vertical supports but now that you mention it they could use a similar adjustment.

Thanks for the input.


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1/27/2005 8:34:17 PM

 
Detrick V. Martin
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Wonderful work, well done! Congradulations!


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2/18/2005 9:35:54 PM

 
Mary-Ella Bowles
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Hey, this looks familiar! Nice to see this great shot in the finals, Patrick - and good luck!!


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2/19/2005 11:18:03 AM

 
Patrick Byrd
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Thanks everyone!


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2/19/2005 4:07:49 PM

 
Wendy Stevenson
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Congratulations on this excellent FIRST PLACE image!! WTG Patrick!!


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2/21/2005 3:43:22 PM

 
Piotr M. Organa
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Congratulations, Patrick!!!


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2/21/2005 4:28:35 PM

 
Dan J. Holm
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CONGRATULATIONS, Patrick!! so VERY well deserved!


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2/21/2005 5:11:49 PM

 
Jill Flynn
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Congratulations on your First Place win Patrick! Way to go!


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2/21/2005 5:32:44 PM

 
Kay Beausoleil
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Congratulations on your first place win, Patrick, for a picture with great impact!


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2/21/2005 5:58:29 PM

 
Kelly Abernathy
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Congratulations on your first place win! -K


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2/21/2005 6:04:54 PM

 
Robert K. Bemus
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Great job, Patrick!!!


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2/21/2005 7:03:15 PM

 
Jordi Delgado  

Congrats, Patrick!!! Very well deserved win!!!

:-))


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2/22/2005 12:07:51 AM

 
ADILSON F. FERREIRA
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Congratulations on your win!!!


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2/22/2005 3:09:40 AM

 
Donna W. Neal
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CONGRATULATIONS on your win Patrick....:)


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2/22/2005 4:17:25 AM

 
Denelli Ellison
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Beautiful.... Congratulations!


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2/22/2005 5:05:05 AM

 
Beverley Lu Steeves
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Congratulations Patrick!!! Wow! Way to go!!


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2/22/2005 5:09:31 AM

 
Kathleen N. Nelson
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Congratulations, Patrick, on your awesome image! First Place . . . WOW!


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2/22/2005 6:28:56 AM

 
Patrick Byrd
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Thanks everyone, very much.


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2/22/2005 6:41:19 AM

 
Susana Matos
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Congratulations on your win! Really wonderful!
Cheers from Portugal, Su


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2/22/2005 11:08:55 PM

 
Dolores Neilson
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Congrats on first place, Patrick!! Nicely done!


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2/23/2005 4:58:50 AM

 
Kristi A. Howson
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Congratulations Parick. Wonderful sense of motion!


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2/23/2005 7:54:29 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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You have created a work of art out of the traffic nightmare we live in. Very well done!! Congratulations!!! I live in Vista and this scene looks very familiar!


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2/23/2005 3:18:19 PM

 
Joy Bello
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Congratulations! Great shot! Inspires me to try something like that!


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3/1/2005 4:43:44 PM

 
Muneer T. Al-Awami
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great shot!


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5/12/2005 8:41:00 AM

 
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