Study in silver and gold

© Jean Young

Study in silver and gold

Ian Jones 10/13/2003 11:01:37 AM

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. #66295

Jean Young 10/14/2003 7:14:01 AM

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.

Jean #231585

donnalee cataldo 11/5/2003 3:57:32 PM

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. #257684

Sharon E. Lowe 11/18/2003 4:04:18 AM

Congrats Jean! #271905

Murry Grigsby 11/18/2003 12:46:08 PM

Congrats on your win, Jean!! #273249

Patricia A. Cale 11/18/2003 12:48:06 PM

CONGRATULATIONS, Jean!!!!!!!!!!!! #273257

Kerry Drager 11/18/2003 12:52:03 PM

Hi Jean: I agree with everyone else: CONGRATS ... an outstanding photo!! Kerry #273274

Cathy Shotz 11/18/2003 7:18:43 PM

Jean...what a well-deserved win! Congratulations! Excellent image. #273724

Lee Teft 11/19/2003 9:22:52 AM

Compelling, colorful, unique ... All rolled up in one. Congratulations on your well-deserved win! #274454

Jean Young 11/19/2003 9:31:15 AM

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

Jean (jumping up and down in joy) #274458

Scot Wharton 11/19/2003 4:54:17 PM

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! #274764

Patrick Campbell 11/20/2003 6:19:39 AM

Congrats on your win! Impressive low-light photo! #275192

Jean Young 11/20/2003 10:34:42 AM

Thanks Scot and Patrick,

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

Jean #275439

Gabriela Cunha 11/20/2003 11:02:40 AM

congratulations, Jean!
:) gy #275493

Jean-Francois Schmutz 11/25/2003 10:55:12 AM

Big Bravo on your Win, Jean !

JF #280253

Paula S. Masterson 12/4/2003 1:44:51 PM

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

Paula M. #288770

Shawn McCarthy 12/13/2003 8:38:08 PM

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

Shawn #294250

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Aperture f 8.0, shutter speed 15 secs, taken around 7.30 pm, just too late for twilight.

Uploaded on 10/13/2003 10:26:35 AM All Time Best Photo Contest Editor's Pick Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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