Sunrise Over the Steel City

© Christopher G. Jamison

Sunrise Over the Steel City

Ed Torrez 1/28/2006 11:49:56 AM

Great shot.

Ed #382148

Pat Gamwell 1/28/2006 11:56:11 AM

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! #2349635

Michelle R. Kovach 1/28/2006 12:13:57 PM

Gorgeous Christopher! I agree with Pat, a definate winner! #2349679

Jane Summa 1/28/2006 12:20:25 PM

Beautiful colors, reflections, dof & pov, Christopher! #2349709

Sylvia Rossler 1/28/2006 12:24:26 PM

Wonderful shot Christopher !!! Those colors are simply amazing !!! #2349725

Judyann Plante 1/28/2006 1:49:50 PM

Just beautiful! #2349856

Mary Clarke 1/28/2006 1:59:23 PM

Fabulous image Christopher #2349879

Ken Cole 1/28/2006 4:43:42 PM

Colors are wonderful, Christopher. Do you recall what your settings were for this shot? #2350197

Nicole Kessel 1/28/2006 5:38:01 PM

Very beautiful, Christopher! #2350271

Christopher G. Jamison 1/28/2006 7:49:04 PM

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 #2350636

Renee Doyle 1/28/2006 7:49:33 PM

Great capture Christopher!!!! #2350638

Janine Russell 1/28/2006 8:32:07 PM

Christopher, excellent detail, colors, clarty and clarity. #2350696

Gina Lowthert 1/29/2006 5:44:16 AM

this is a wow...this is a winner... great shot....WOW, WOW, WOW:) #2351630

Lynne Morris 1/29/2006 10:51:29 AM

Wow what a fantastic capture, the lighting is perfect and the colours are awesome. #2352617

Jill Battaglia 2/21/2006 5:08:09 AM

Congrats Chirs! Well done. :-) #2444794

Carla Metzler 2/21/2006 6:49:07 AM

Congratulations, Christopher! Beautiful!!! #2445664

Life Expressions 2/21/2006 12:03:24 PM

Beautiful image, Christopher. Congrats on your finalist! #2447647

Paula Showen 2/21/2006 7:12:29 PM

Contratulations on your finalist! #2450171

The Judges at 2/22/2006 2:48:44 AM

Beautiful cityscape! #2451625

Cathy M. Gromball 2/22/2006 8:57:18 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist, Christopher!

Cathy :) #2453216

Christopher G. Jamison 2/22/2006 10:16:41 AM

thank you all very much for the kind words! i'm honored. #2453451

Digvijay P 2/22/2006 2:41:35 PM

Congrats on this wonderful finalist !

..Jay #2454295

Christopher Budny 2/22/2006 7:23:26 PM

Super vantage point on this great, great shot! Congratulations on Finalist; easy to imagine seeing this one again soon! #2455179

Tamera S. Phillips 2/22/2006 7:36:28 PM

Wow! Just beautiful. I'm sure this will be a winner. Thanks for sharing your information on the shoot itself. #2455237

Stefan G 2/22/2006 7:43:27 PM

Congratulations, Christopher! Very nice night scene! #2455263

Rachel Scott-Renouf 2/24/2006 1:57:39 PM

wow, congrats on this stunning image! #2462908

Kerby Pfrangle 2/25/2006 12:41:20 PM

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

Kerby #2466390

Bill Merlavage 2/25/2006 12:50:46 PM

wow!! congrats! #2466477

Karen Rahlf 2/25/2006 1:10:29 PM

Awesome photo! I love the beautiful colors in this. Congratulations on your win! #2466653

Jill Flynn 2/25/2006 1:18:24 PM

This is so beautiful Christopher. Congratulations on your FIRST PLACE win! #2466735

Mick Burkey 2/25/2006 1:33:08 PM

Beautiful work, Christopher. Congrats on the win! #2466879

Isabel L 2/25/2006 1:53:47 PM

Wow!! Just beautiful!! Congratulations. #2467027

Sylvia Rossler 2/25/2006 2:06:20 PM

Big congrats on your beautiful first place winner Christopher !! So well deserved :O) #2467094

Gina Lowthert 2/25/2006 2:08:54 PM

good job.. #2467106

Stephanie Thibaudeau 2/25/2006 2:11:11 PM

Hi Chris!
Congrats! I knew this was a winner, I just LOVE it!! Very well deserved. #2467114

Cathy Barrows 2/25/2006 2:12:29 PM

congrats...gorgeous #2467123

Mary Clarke 2/25/2006 2:28:41 PM

Congratulations on truy beautiful First Place Winner Christopher. #2467190

Christopher G. Jamison 2/25/2006 2:32:53 PM

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! #2467209

Digvijay P 2/25/2006 3:20:26 PM

Congrats on your First Place !!

..Jay #2467413

Anna Diederich 2/25/2006 4:10:11 PM

Beautiful shot! Congratulations!

Anna #2467602

Kay Beausoleil 2/25/2006 4:35:56 PM

Congratulations on your first place win, Christopher -- such superb light! #2467719

Garth D. Beatty 2/25/2006 6:28:32 PM



Donna La Mattino Pagakis 2/25/2006 6:46:54 PM

This is very nice!! Congratulations!! #2468250

Corinne M. Thompson 2/25/2006 8:46:57 PM

A well deserved win...Congrats :) #2468793

Leonard Pierce 2/25/2006 9:10:57 PM

Wow! Fantastic image Christopher!!! Congratulations on your First Place win! #2468842

Judyann Plante 2/25/2006 9:39:49 PM

Congratulations on this much deserved win! #2468915

Lynne Morris 2/25/2006 11:54:16 PM

Congratulations Christopher, well deserved. #2469095

Donna W. Neal 2/26/2006 5:01:34 AM

Congratulations on this outstanding winner Christopher! #2469588

Linda Boehme 2/26/2006 5:03:45 AM

Congrats on this well deserved win, Christopher. #2469596

Chris Welch 2/26/2006 8:27:44 AM

OMG!! Fantastic, wish I could get pics like these, congratulations. #2470563

Stefan G 2/26/2006 11:00:07 AM

Congratulations on your win, Christopher.


Kelly Munce 2/26/2006 1:09:32 PM

CONGRATS christopher... wonderful night shot.. so very clear....excellent photo.... #2471396

Wendy Stevenson 2/26/2006 1:14:01 PM

Congratulations Christopher on your FIRST PLACE win with this fantastic night shot! Superb exposure and beautiful colour!!! #2471413

Joan Powell 2/26/2006 8:07:10 PM

Congrats on your photo of the beautiful Burgh !!! #2472305

Milan Banik 2/28/2006 11:22:58 AM


Anita Taylor 3/1/2006 5:28:06 PM

Gorgeous colors and angle of view, Christopher! Congratulations on your win! #2485517

Cathy M. Gromball 3/3/2006 10:25:28 AM

Congratulations on your First Place win, Christopher!

Cathy :) #2492040

Adrienne I. Brand 3/7/2006 9:10:28 AM

Where were you when you took this shot? It's fabulous! #2506824

Luigi Di Serio 3/7/2006 12:17:14 PM

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 #2507376

Christopher G. Jamison 3/7/2006 2:19:57 PM

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! #2507767

Tracy Reehal 3/13/2006 9:59:11 AM

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. #2527718

James E. Coleman 3/18/2006 2:46:38 PM

You did a really nice job here, I can see how it won!!

Jim #2547139

Judy Chizmar 3/20/2006 3:52:53 PM

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


Carolyn Foster Spano 1/14/2007 7:20:14 AM

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". #3818055

Kenneth Mucke 1/17/2007 12:40:27 PM

Grew up in Pittsburgh...GO STEELERS!!!! Georgous randition of the Steel city...wonderful colors and lighting #3831323

Wende Trew 6/16/2007 9:11:16 AM

AWESOME capture!!!! Big congrats!!! #4402956

April McPherson 6/19/2007 6:49:17 AM

Congratulations.. how did you take this wonderful picture? GO STEELERS! (my mom grew up there and my grandma still lives there) #4412497

Beverly A. Wright 7/29/2007 3:02:24 PM

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!!!!!!!!!!!! #4575528

Cynthia L. Deters 8/8/2007 8:37:57 AM

Absolutely Amazing! Congrats on the First Place! #4619127

Jimmy Bhogal 8/9/2007 8:44:08 AM

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

regards - jimmy bhogal #4624072

Vishal Sharma 8/13/2007 1:30:23 PM

AWESOME Shot, Christopher!!! Big CONGRATULATIONS to be a WINNER!!! You deserve it! #4642590

Kelly A. Gooch 8/14/2007 7:47:29 PM

Stunning image Christopher!! #4649018

Edward Taguba 8/15/2007 12:05:23 PM


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

Ed #4652656

Steven E. Ray 8/17/2007 1:05:30 PM

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! #4662115

Lisa J. Boulden 8/18/2007 6:24:20 PM

Really fantastic!!!
--Lisa #4666751

Jim Britt 8/19/2007 7:39:01 PM

Really like this shot. Great job Christopher. The colors pop. Something I'd hang in my living room. #4670843

David Stevens 8/20/2007 4:59:27 PM

Fabulous Christopher! Congrats on your win. #4675354

Mata Patan 8/31/2007 6:15:34 AM

Oh Christopher this is a wonderful first prize!!! You deserved it! #4727690

Jim Britt 8/31/2007 10:01:23 AM

Awesome, nice job! #4728467

Sharon King 9/10/2007 9:20:25 AM

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! #4772502

Jane Summa 9/11/2007 8:06:58 PM

Congrats Christopher!! I loved it from the beginning! #4779639

Avril Young 9/15/2007 12:47:33 AM

wow just out of this world STUNNING PHOTO...simply awesome. #4792934

Heather D. Benson 9/19/2007 1:59:49 PM

WOW!!!!! What I'd do to be able to capture something so beautiful! Crossing my fingers, "Maybe one day I will?!?!" Congrats 2U! hdb #4812835

Indrajit Hajra 9/21/2007 1:41:23 PM

Ohhh...Christofer, this is marvelous!! What a magnificent capture! Excellent detail and control over exposure! #4822667

Bill Houghton 9/22/2007 7:15:14 AM

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

Bill Houghton Photography

"emmanuel ""nolax""" N. Montemar 9/25/2007 8:06:18 AM

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!! #4843881

paul parent 9/26/2007 7:25:56 PM

Outstanding Shot #4850792

Jean E. Hildebrant 9/28/2007 9:07:17 AM

Congratulations! This is excellent in all ways! #4857502

Hurk (Steve) Hurkett 9/30/2007 8:02:38 AM

What a super Capture Christopher .. congrats on this wonderful first place win .... Love the skyline ... steve #4864307

Sandra M. High 10/4/2007 10:52:23 AM

Congratulations on this win! What a outstanding photo!! I look through your gallery and really enjoyed my self. Your very talented! #4882302

Martin J. Preslar 10/10/2007 2:51:53 PM

This is an absolutely tremendous photo! Congrats on the 1st place win! (very belated, I realize) #4908992

Jill Schreiner 12/8/2007 8:34:55 PM

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! #5185478

Joyce ONeil 1/7/2008 2:43:05 PM

Congratulations! #5306061

Max Aureli 10/9/2008 4:12:37 PM

Congratulations!! #6576738

Emmanuel Panagiotakis 10/28/2009 11:22:20 AM

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

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Camera: Nikon D70 Digital SLR Camera All Time Best Photo Contest Editor's Pick Photo Contest FIRST PLACE Winner

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