Morning Guardian

© Cliff Berinsky

Morning Guardian

Lorri Shank level-classic 12/9/2005 7:35:20 PM

Awesome photo. Did you use a wide angle? #356924

Cliff Berinsky 12/9/2005 7:47:06 PM

No, this was shot at 60mm, with Nikon 18-70 lens. Thanks for the very kind comment, Lorri. #2170206

Susan L. Vasquez 12/9/2005 9:13:01 PM

WOW! This is stunning Cliff, well done! #2170304

Janine Russell level-classic 12/9/2005 10:17:18 PM

Cliff, excellent detail, colors, DOF and composition. #2170402

Patricia Marroquin level-classic 12/9/2005 10:59:03 PM

Very striking, Cliff! Love the colors and perspective. Well done! :-) #2170495

The Judges at BetterPhoto.com level-classic 12/12/2005 7:43:20 AM

Intersting and dramatic, were the color was enhanced at all? #2177507

Cliff Berinsky level-classic 12/12/2005 1:18:31 PM

The colors were enhanced, but, in a somewhat indirect fashion. I treated the sky seperately by giving it a strong increase in contrast with a levels adjustment. This brought out the colors in the sky. I did this in hopes of making the sky appear as fierce as the expression on the foo dog statue. #2178928

The Judges at BetterPhoto.com level-classic 1/21/2006 12:21:58 PM

Nice light - imposing composition. #2317270

William Moore level-classic 1/21/2006 4:00:49 PM

way to go C......... #2318693

Marlon Ignacio level-classic 1/22/2006 5:08:42 PM

Great POV and love the dramatic sky! Congratulations, Cliff, and good luck in the final judging! #2323804

Chris Macer level-classic 1/24/2006 7:34:23 AM

Congrats on the 1st place, Cliff! #2330874

Kristi A. Howson level-classic 1/24/2006 8:23:57 AM

Wonderful angle/composition and I love the dramatic impact. Congratulations Cliff on this wonderful 1rst Place Winner!!! #2331090

Claudia Kuhn level-classic 1/24/2006 8:51:16 AM

Big congrats to you Cliff on your wonderful first place win!!! A stunning image! #2331258

Marlon Ignacio level-classic 1/24/2006 10:30:40 AM

Congratulations on winning FIRST place!! It's a remarkable image, Cliff! #2331686

Terrill Province level-classic 1/24/2006 10:35:29 AM

Well, this is just a STUNNING image and well deserves recognition. Unbelievable color, comp, detail, etc., etc.!!! #2331711

Erica Murphy level-classic 1/24/2006 11:29:10 AM

A beautiful photo Cliff, so well composed and perfect. Congrats on your BIG WIN!

Erica #2331953

Joline Frazier level-classic 1/24/2006 2:24:42 PM

Congratulations with your great first place win. This is a beautifully exotic photo. #2332809

Lorri Shank level-classic 1/24/2006 2:37:34 PM

Cliff--I am so glad you won!! This image has alot of drama to it. Amazing. Congrats!!!! Lorri #2332883

Jill M. Flusemann 1/24/2006 4:27:54 PM

What a dramatic, powerful image! Congratulations and great job! #2333282

Jill Flynn level-classic 1/24/2006 7:54:18 PM

Superb! Congratulations on your FIRST PLACE WIN Cliff. #2334102

Christopher J. Budny level-classic 1/24/2006 8:30:03 PM

What an amazing image to look at! I initially thought it was a composite of 3 individual shots, until I read the thread... the sky treatment really sets off the pavillion colors! Congratulations on this great win! #2334278

Evy Johansen level-classic 1/24/2006 8:47:02 PM

Congratulations on your great win, Cliff! #2334359

Gustavo Márquez level-classic 1/24/2006 9:05:03 PM

Awesome shot, Cliff, good composition and colors,
Congratulations! #2334424

Allan L. Dy level-classic 1/24/2006 9:30:37 PM

Absolute winner Cliff! Congratulations! #2334489

Mary Clarke level-classic 1/25/2006 1:54:56 AM

Many congratulations Cliff, great image #2334956

Donna W. Neal level-classic 1/25/2006 4:11:56 AM

Congratulations on this fine winner Cliff #2335213

Jeff W. Robinson level-classic 1/25/2006 4:45:14 AM

Congrats Cliff on this great winning image! Jeff #2335455

Kelly Heaton level-classic 1/25/2006 7:32:33 AM

Great Shot , Congratulations!! #2336454

Mick Burkey level-classic 1/25/2006 10:39:27 AM

Stunning image, Cliff. Easy to see how it is the WINNER. This image jumps from the page - the judges couldn't avoid it. Fantastic work! #2337055

Desiree M. Bento level-classic 1/25/2006 7:43:15 PM

This is an amazing image, Cliff! A well deserved firtst place winner! Hearty Congratulations to you! #2339264

Monika Sapek level-classic 1/25/2006 11:06:43 PM

I just love the composition and details in this image! Excellent! Many congratulations on your First Place Win, Cliff!
Monika
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Donna LaMattino Pagakis level-classic 1/27/2006 10:37:49 AM

Dramatic and beautiful, congrats! #2345858

Stephanie A. Laird level-classic 1/27/2006 2:05:29 PM

Congratulations Cliff! Fantastic Image! #2346555

Candy Dzenkiw level-classic 1/31/2006 12:09:28 AM

Absolutely beautiful...congrats!! :-) #2358491

Kevin Wo 2/3/2006 5:51:35 PM

Is this a composite of two or more images? Just curious. #2374154

Cliff Berinsky 2/3/2006 6:48:33 PM

Kevin: The sky is not original to the image. The original shot was taken on a very overcast day, with a blank, white sky. The sky was shot 2 days later. The statue and buildings are one image. #2374260

Kevin Wo 2/3/2006 7:52:54 PM

Thanks for the reply Cliff. Great job from the Camera and the digital darkroom. I plan to visit China this coming May. Hopefully I too can capture images as photogenic as this one. #2374423

Stefan G 2/5/2006 9:15:50 AM

Congratulations Cliff! Great image! #2381091

Mary N C. Taitt 2/6/2006 5:53:36 AM

Congratulations, CLiff! Nice job! Mary :-) #2384329

Cathy M. Gromball 2/13/2006 10:15:43 AM

Congratulations on your First Place win, Cliff!

Cathy :) #2414562

Nancy Grace Chen 3/18/2006 9:08:42 PM

Incredibly dramatic and striking! A late congrats to you. #2547782

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Description

Taken at the Forbidden City, Beijing, China. 1/160 sec. @ f/10, ISO 200.

Uploaded on 12/9/2005 7:15:08 PM

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Camera: Nikon D70 Digital SLR Camera

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest FIRST PLACE Winner


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