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Sunrise Over the Steel City Photo Contest FIRST PLACE Winner
Sunrise Over the Steel City
Sunrise Over the Steel City
© Christopher G. Jamison
Nikon D70 Digital ...
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    Great shot.


1/28/2006 11:49:56 AM

Pat Gamwell
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This is a prize winner, Christopher! The clarity, comp, colors & POV are extraordinary! This needs to be appreciated by EVERYONE! Maybe the Chamber of Commerce would be interested in using it in their promos! Could be very lucretive for you! ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!

1/28/2006 11:56:11 AM

Michelle R. Kovach
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Gorgeous Christopher! I agree with Pat, a definate winner!

1/28/2006 12:13:57 PM

Jane Summa
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Beautiful colors, reflections, dof & pov, Christopher!

1/28/2006 12:20:25 PM

Sylvia Rossler
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Wonderful shot Christopher !!! Those colors are simply amazing !!!

1/28/2006 12:24:26 PM

Judyann Plante
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Just beautiful!

1/28/2006 1:49:50 PM

Mary  Clarke
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Fabulous image Christopher

1/28/2006 1:59:23 PM

Ken Cole
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Colors are wonderful, Christopher. Do you recall what your settings were for this shot?

1/28/2006 4:43:42 PM

Nicole Kessel

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Very beautiful, Christopher!

1/28/2006 5:38:01 PM

Christopher G. Jamison
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thank you all so very much. I am truly flattered. here are the settings that I got from my RAW file...
Lens: 18-70mm F/3.5-4.5 G
Focal Length: 38mm
Exposure Mode: Manual
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
6 sec - F/8
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 200
Optimize Image: Normal
White Balance: Direct sunlight
AF Mode: AF-S

i also used a cokin ND4 gradient filter and a sunset filter

1/28/2006 7:49:04 PM

Renee Doyle
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Great capture Christopher!!!!

1/28/2006 7:49:33 PM

Janine Russell
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Christopher, excellent detail, colors, clarty and clarity.

1/28/2006 8:32:07 PM

Gina Lowthert
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this is a wow...this is a winner... great shot....WOW, WOW, WOW:)

1/29/2006 5:44:16 AM

Lynne Morris
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Wow what a fantastic capture, the lighting is perfect and the colours are awesome.

1/29/2006 10:51:29 AM

Jill Battaglia
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Congrats Chirs! Well done. :-)

2/21/2006 5:08:09 AM

Carla Metzler
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Congratulations, Christopher! Beautiful!!!

2/21/2006 6:49:07 AM

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Beautiful image, Christopher. Congrats on your finalist!

2/21/2006 12:03:24 PM

Paula Showen
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Contratulations on your finalist!

2/21/2006 7:12:29 PM

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Beautiful cityscape!

2/22/2006 2:48:44 AM

Cathy M. Gromball
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Congratulations on this wonderful finalist, Christopher!

Cathy :)

2/22/2006 8:57:18 AM

Christopher G. Jamison
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thank you all very much for the kind words! i'm honored.

2/22/2006 10:16:41 AM

Digvijay P

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Congrats on this wonderful finalist !


2/22/2006 2:41:35 PM

Christopher J. Budny
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Super vantage point on this great, great shot! Congratulations on Finalist; easy to imagine seeing this one again soon!

2/22/2006 7:23:26 PM

Tamera Phillips
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Wow! Just beautiful. I'm sure this will be a winner. Thanks for sharing your information on the shoot itself.

2/22/2006 7:36:28 PM

Stefan G
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Congratulations, Christopher! Very nice night scene!

2/22/2006 7:43:27 PM

Rachel Scott-Renouf
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wow, congrats on this stunning image!

2/24/2006 1:57:39 PM

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Congratulations on your first place win. Awesome job. Beautiful image.


2/25/2006 12:41:20 PM

Bill Merlavage
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wow!! congrats!

2/25/2006 12:50:46 PM

Karen Rahlf
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Awesome photo! I love the beautiful colors in this. Congratulations on your win!

2/25/2006 1:10:29 PM

Jill Flynn
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This is so beautiful Christopher. Congratulations on your FIRST PLACE win!

2/25/2006 1:18:24 PM

Mick Burkey
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Beautiful work, Christopher. Congrats on the win!

2/25/2006 1:33:08 PM

Isabel L
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Wow!! Just beautiful!! Congratulations.

2/25/2006 1:53:47 PM

Sylvia Rossler
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Big congrats on your beautiful first place winner Christopher !! So well deserved :O)

2/25/2006 2:06:20 PM

Gina Lowthert
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good job..

2/25/2006 2:08:54 PM

Stephanie Thibaudeau
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Hi Chris!
Congrats! I knew this was a winner, I just LOVE it!! Very well deserved.

2/25/2006 2:11:11 PM

Cathy Barrows
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2/25/2006 2:12:29 PM

Mary  Clarke
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Congratulations on truy beautiful First Place Winner Christopher.

2/25/2006 2:28:41 PM

Christopher G. Jamison
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Wow! I'm completely blown away. Thank you all for the kind words. I look at the other first place winners and am truly humbled to be included in such great company! thanks!

2/25/2006 2:32:53 PM

Digvijay P

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Congrats on your First Place !!


2/25/2006 3:20:26 PM

Anna Diederich
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Beautiful shot! Congratulations!


2/25/2006 4:10:11 PM

Kay Beausoleil
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Congratulations on your first place win, Christopher -- such superb light!

2/25/2006 4:35:56 PM

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2/25/2006 6:28:32 PM

Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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This is very nice!! Congratulations!!

2/25/2006 6:46:54 PM

Corinne M. Thompson
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A well deserved win...Congrats :)

2/25/2006 8:46:57 PM

Leonard Pierce
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Wow! Fantastic image Christopher!!! Congratulations on your First Place win!

2/25/2006 9:10:57 PM

Judyann Plante
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Congratulations on this much deserved win!

2/25/2006 9:39:49 PM

Lynne Morris
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Congratulations Christopher, well deserved.

2/25/2006 11:54:16 PM

Donna W. Neal
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Congratulations on this outstanding winner Christopher!

2/26/2006 5:01:34 AM

Linda Boehme
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Congrats on this well deserved win, Christopher.

2/26/2006 5:03:45 AM

Chris Welch
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OMG!! Fantastic, wish I could get pics like these, congratulations.

2/26/2006 8:27:44 AM

Stefan G
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Congratulations on your win, Christopher.

2/26/2006 11:00:07 AM

Kelly Munce

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CONGRATS christopher... wonderful night shot.. so very clear....excellent photo....

2/26/2006 1:09:32 PM

Wendy Stevenson
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Congratulations Christopher on your FIRST PLACE win with this fantastic night shot! Superb exposure and beautiful colour!!!

2/26/2006 1:14:01 PM

Joan Powell
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Congrats on your photo of the beautiful Burgh !!!

2/26/2006 8:07:10 PM

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2/28/2006 11:22:58 AM

Anita Taylor
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Gorgeous colors and angle of view, Christopher! Congratulations on your win!

3/1/2006 5:28:06 PM

Cathy M. Gromball
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Congratulations on your First Place win, Christopher!

Cathy :)

3/3/2006 10:25:28 AM

Adrienne Brand
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Where were you when you took this shot? It's fabulous!

3/7/2006 9:10:28 AM

Luigi Di Serio
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This is one of the best Pittsburgh skyline shots I've ever seen and I look at skyline photos all the time... big congrats, super photo

3/7/2006 12:17:14 PM

Christopher G. Jamison
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Wow! Thank you guys so very much. I'm just amazed at the response I've getting to this photo! In answer to the 'where was this taken' was taken from the West End Overlook. There's a small park there with what is, in my opinion, the best vantage point for catching the city skyline. I hope to add more city skylines to my portfolio...if I can ever manage to get myself out of DA BURGH! LOL Thanks again!

3/7/2006 2:19:57 PM

Tracy Reehal
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Wow! I used to live in downtown Pittsburgh and I've never seen their skyline captured so beautifully. I couldn't believe this was a capture of Pittsburgh:) No offense...but the city is a bit gloomy. You've done a great job bringing life to 'da burgh'!Wonderful colors and reflections, Chris.

3/13/2006 9:59:11 AM

James E. Coleman
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You did a really nice job here, I can see how it won!!


3/18/2006 2:46:38 PM

Judy Chizmar
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Christopher - I've never seen our city look so gorgeous! Fantastic job - congrats!

3/20/2006 3:52:53 PM

Carolyn Foster Spano
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Christopher, Congrats on this amazing photo, a well-deserved win!!!!! My son goes to school in Pittsburgh at the Art Institute. It is such a beautiful city and you have certainly "done it proud".

1/14/2007 7:20:14 AM

Kenneth Mucke
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Grew up in Pittsburgh...GO STEELERS!!!! Georgous randition of the Steel city...wonderful colors and lighting

1/17/2007 12:40:27 PM

Wende Trew
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AWESOME capture!!!! Big congrats!!!

6/16/2007 9:11:16 AM

April McPherson
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Congratulations.. how did you take this wonderful picture? GO STEELERS! (my mom grew up there and my grandma still lives there)

6/19/2007 6:49:17 AM

Beverly A. Wright
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First CONGRADULATIONS on this first place! Second I have never seen the
Steel City look this good! This really
is an amazing shot! The colors and
lights along with the wonderful comp.
all come together along with that
beautiful skyline and create this well-
seen and captured image!!!!!!!
Excellent work Christopher!!!!!!!!!!!!

7/29/2007 3:02:24 PM

Cynthia L. Deters
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Absolutely Amazing! Congrats on the First Place!

8/8/2007 8:37:57 AM

Jimmy Bhogal
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Fabulous work Chritopher !!! Congrats on the First Place !!! and BTW Thanks for visiting my gallery !!

regards - jimmy bhogal

8/9/2007 8:44:08 AM

Vishal Sharma
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AWESOME Shot, Christopher!!! Big CONGRATULATIONS to be a WINNER!!! You deserve it!

8/13/2007 1:30:23 PM

Kelly A. Gooch
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Stunning image Christopher!!

8/14/2007 7:47:29 PM

Edward Taguba
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WOW!!!!! What an awesome photo shot... That is a wonderful photo.


8/15/2007 12:05:23 PM

Steven E. Ray
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I never get up early enough to get a shot like this :) The color palatte is outstanding... you must be very happy with this cityscape! Great capture Chris!

8/17/2007 1:05:30 PM

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Really fantastic!!!

8/18/2007 6:24:20 PM

Jim Britt

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Really like this shot. Great job Christopher. The colors pop. Something I'd hang in my living room.

8/19/2007 7:39:01 PM

David  Stevens
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Fabulous Christopher! Congrats on your win.

8/20/2007 4:59:27 PM

Mata Patan
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Oh Christopher this is a wonderful first prize!!! You deserved it!

8/31/2007 6:15:34 AM

Jim Britt

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Awesome, nice job!

8/31/2007 10:01:23 AM

Sharon K. King
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This really is a remarkable photo of Pittsburgh, the colors are amazing! My son just moved to Ohio to go to college and he wants an enlarged print of Pittsburgh for his apartment. I will be going into the city to take some shots for him as soon as I can. Your shots of Pittsburgh are Awesome!

9/10/2007 9:20:25 AM

Jane Summa
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Congrats Christopher!! I loved it from the beginning!

9/11/2007 8:06:58 PM

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wow just out of this world STUNNING PHOTO...simply awesome.

9/15/2007 12:47:33 AM

Heather D. Benson
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WOW!!!!! What I'd do to be able to capture something so beautiful! Crossing my fingers, "Maybe one day I will?!?!" Congrats 2U! hdb

9/19/2007 1:59:49 PM

Indrajit Hajra

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Ohhh...Christofer, this is marvelous!! What a magnificent capture! Excellent detail and control over exposure!

9/21/2007 1:41:23 PM

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This is such a beautiful photo Christopher. You did a great job in capturing this. I can see why it won. Bill

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9/22/2007 7:15:14 AM

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the colors, the clarity , presentation, and lighting are par excellence on this image, christopher!! it has all the elements in becoming a winner!! big congrats!!

9/25/2007 8:06:18 AM

Paul Parent
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Outstanding Shot

9/26/2007 7:25:56 PM

Jean E. Hildebrant
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Congratulations! This is excellent in all ways!

9/28/2007 9:07:17 AM

Hurk (Steve) Hurkett
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What a super Capture Christopher .. congrats on this wonderful first place win .... Love the skyline ... steve

9/30/2007 8:02:38 AM

Sandra M. High
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Congratulations on this win! What a outstanding photo!! I look through your gallery and really enjoyed my self. Your very talented!

10/4/2007 10:52:23 AM

Martin J. Preslar
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This is an absolutely tremendous photo! Congrats on the 1st place win! (very belated, I realize)

10/10/2007 2:51:53 PM

Jill Schreiner
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Wow, I can't believe I haven't seen this picture before! It has to be one of the best cityscape photos I've ever seen...great job & congrats!

12/8/2007 8:34:55 PM

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1/7/2008 2:43:05 PM

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10/9/2008 4:12:37 PM

Emmanuel Panagiotakis
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Congrats Chris I'm glad to see my friend got the 1st place :)

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