Twilight, Cincinnati Style

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Twilight, Cincinnati Style

Kathleen Brennan 7/28/2010 10:18:43 AM

Beautiful night capture! #1292576

Rod Partington 7/28/2010 2:56:40 PM

Great night shot Paul! #8791833

Paul D. 7/28/2010 8:47:46 PM

Thanks K & R! #8792485

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When you drive I-71/75 North through Northern Kentucky, you come over a rise and the whole Cincy skyline appears before you. Last October I knew I'd be driving that way about twilight, so I had my 70-200mm/2.8 already mounted on my tripod, laying on the back seat of the van. As soon as I came over the top, this is what I saw, purple sky and all. I quickly setup the tripod on the shoulder (passing trucks at 75mph are loud!) and took several images, this one at f/14, 200mm, 20 seconds, single image, no HDR. I did do some dodging to open up some of the shadowy areas. Notice on the left, you'll see the empty football stadium... the Bengals had lost a heartbreaker a few hours earlier, so the stadium lights were still on.

(I may have to re-upload this, the image looks very soft, nothing like the original. Hmmm...)

Uploaded on 7/27/2010 5:07:42 PM Editor's Pick

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