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Study in Silver and Gold   Featured in PhotoFlash #009 Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
Study in silver and gold
Study in silver and gold
Aperture f 8.0, shutter speed 15 secs, taken around 7.30 pm, just too late for twilight.
© Jean Young
Canon PowerShot G5...
Ian Jones

member since: 9/11/2003
    Jean. I'm impressed that you got away with f8 on this nicely coloured and composed shot. Don't worry about losing the colour from twilight. The greys in the sky and building compliment each other - a deep blue would have spoiled it, although sunset might have enhanced it (if the sun was setting on the buildings). The only criticism is that you've appeared to have cropped the main tower and the foreground object.

10/13/2003 11:01:37 AM

Jean Young

member since: 6/12/2003

Thanks for the comments Ian. I think you're right about the blue sky - it probably would have been distracting in this shot. I didn't realise that I'd cropped the edge off the fountain - it irritates me too, now that I've noticed it. The crop of the top of the building was deliberate - there are two huge great poles reaching up into the sky and including their full length meant I had what I thought was too much sky in the picture. Cropping right at the top of the building was the lesser of two evils.


10/14/2003 7:14:01 AM

donnalee cataldo
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member since: 11/3/2003

What a beautifully composed photograph. I loved the shades of grey in the bldgs and the opposing designs across the bldgs themselves. I also liked the way the yellow lights of the fountain lit up the underside of the sprawling tree branches. The star formations of the street lights are also very soft and lovely. Very nice photo to look at and study.

11/5/2003 3:57:32 PM

Sharon E. Lowe
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member since: 8/7/2002

Congrats Jean!

11/18/2003 4:04:18 AM

Murry Grigsby
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member since: 8/12/2002

Congrats on your win, Jean!!

11/18/2003 12:46:08 PM

Patricia A. Cale
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member since: 3/25/2002

CONGRATULATIONS, Jean!!!!!!!!!!!!

11/18/2003 12:48:06 PM

Kerry Drager
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Hi Jean: I agree with everyone else: CONGRATS ... an outstanding photo!! Kerry

11/18/2003 12:52:03 PM

Cathy Shotz
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member since: 1/8/2003

Jean...what a well-deserved win! Congratulations! Excellent image.

11/18/2003 7:18:43 PM

Lee Teft

member since: 2/5/2003

Compelling, colorful, unique ... All rolled up in one. Congratulations on your well-deserved win!

11/19/2003 9:22:52 AM

Jean Young

member since: 6/12/2003

Wow!!! I can't believe it. Thanks for the congratulations everyone.

Jean (jumping up and down in joy)

11/19/2003 9:31:15 AM

Scot Wharton

member since: 10/23/2002

Jean, congrats on your win with this shot.

The perspective on this is very nice. I've been to HK Park and have shot that fountain and the other one in the background also, but never at night. (BEAUTIFUL) The "golden" fountain is so tall in person, but in your shot it looks so much smaller.

The BOC building looks so beautiful in this shot....again WELL DONE!

11/19/2003 4:54:17 PM

Patrick Campbell
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member since: 4/21/2002

Congrats on your win! Impressive low-light photo!

11/20/2003 6:19:39 AM

Jean Young

member since: 6/12/2003

Thanks Scot and Patrick,

Scot, I've taken quite a few shots of the Bank of China recently - such a dramatic building.


11/20/2003 10:34:42 AM

Gabriela Cunha

member since: 6/4/2003

congratulations, Jean!
:) gy

11/20/2003 11:02:40 AM

Jean-Francois Schmutz

member since: 8/4/2002

Big Bravo on your Win, Jean !


11/25/2003 10:55:12 AM

Paula  S. Masterson

member since: 1/25/2003

Way to go, Jean!! Congratulations and keep up the great work!!

Paula M.

12/4/2003 1:44:51 PM

Shawn McCarthy

member since: 12/28/2002

Great use of a long shutter speed to get blurred water and a rich warm ambient light. You should be proud Jean.


12/13/2003 8:38:08 PM

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