A Chain of Arches

© Usman M. Bajwa

A Chain of Arches

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 9/27/2008 2:54:28 AM

Critique please. Let me know how can I improve on this. #1005953

Donna Dunbar 9/27/2008 3:07:54 AM

I would say that you hit this spot on, I love it!!! #6518972

Carol Sawyer 9/27/2008 3:36:58 AM

This is a fantastic image, Usman!! #6519018

Margaret R. Barry 9/27/2008 5:04:18 AM

Fantastic, Usman. I wouldn't change a thing! #6519286

Lynn M. Whitt 9/27/2008 5:13:14 AM

You done a great job on this... #6519316

Claudia Kuhn level-classic 9/27/2008 6:06:06 AM

Wonderful light and repetition, Usman! #6519494

Erin Appelbaum 9/27/2008 6:41:13 AM

Stunning capture Usman. Peter #6519587

Clyde P. Smith 9/27/2008 7:17:14 AM

Stunning capture Usman. Very creative.

Clyde #6519746

Bojan Bencic level-classic 9/27/2008 9:39:10 AM

Amazing job, Usman. Fantastic photo with great exposure and amazing reflection.
Not sure what you could do to improve on this except attempting this shot in the early morning or late afternoon, with the sunrise or sunset (no direct light, just a bit of glow) in the sky behind. It would change the image quite a lot, not sure if it would improve it. #6520192

Stan Kwasniowski 9/27/2008 10:28:28 AM

Usman, gorgeous #6520318

Murry Grigsby 9/27/2008 11:19:36 AM

Oustanding work Usman! Thanks for the description also!! #6520488

Deb Koskovich 9/27/2008 1:14:31 PM

I love the exposure and the great reflections, Usman. #6520819

Courtenay Vanderbilt 9/27/2008 4:31:45 PM

Wow, this is a wonderful capture. I can't imagine how you can improve on it! #6521227

Ellen Hodges level-classic 9/27/2008 4:55:50 PM

Absolutely wonderful image, Usman! Awesome!!! #6521316

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 9/27/2008 5:33:28 PM

Thank you all for your generous comments. Actually, the arches are structured in a circle. That's why, the closest on the left seems bigger than the farthest on the right. I am posting its picture to illustrate this. You will see the pedestal too. #6521464

Michael Umbreit level-classic 9/27/2008 5:56:45 PM

Usman - I really like this! The lighting and reflections are excellent! - Mike #6521559

Vikram Jamwal level-classic 9/27/2008 10:44:57 PM

WoW! Stunning picture Usman! Winner in my words! The framing and light is simply excellent. I particularly like
the presence of people in the last arch space. Great! Congrats on this capture!

-vikram #6522222

Stefania Barbier level-classic 9/27/2008 11:23:11 PM


Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic 9/27/2008 11:39:22 PM

WOWOWOWOW! Outstanding night capture, Usman. Your first attempt??? This is a masterpiece in night photography. The composition, lighting and clarity are awesome! #6522340

Cyn Valentine level-classic 9/28/2008 9:10:34 AM

Wow!! Fantastic image Usman!! The light is amazing..so well done!!! #6523790

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic 9/28/2008 12:46:07 PM

Absolutely beautiful lighting and reflection!!! Wonderful comp and detail..hope to see it again !! #6524527

KARU WIJESUNDARA. A.N.P.A.S. level-classic 9/28/2008 1:36:10 PM


KARU. #6524649

Jeff E Jensen 9/28/2008 3:10:05 PM

I bet this would make a fantastic poster sized print. #6524911

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-classic 9/28/2008 8:28:23 PM

Very beautiful, love the symmetry and gorgeous lighting. Great low light work Usman! #6525905

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 9/29/2008 7:31:17 AM

Thank you all for your appreciative comments. #6527892

Summer A. Kozisek 9/29/2008 10:28:57 AM

Gorgeous image Usman, fantastic comp and lighting! #6528733

Manos Peponas 9/29/2008 10:46:55 PM

a great image here #6530851

Debra R. Harder 10/1/2008 8:57:56 AM

This is STUNNING, Usman!! A definite WINNER in my book! Deb #6538145

Max Aureli 10/1/2008 8:45:22 PM

You got a EXCELLENT design captured!
Fabulous, Usman!! Great, beautiful night image, but is the design that is wonderful!!!! #6540896

Cindy Bendush level-classic 10/1/2008 10:52:19 PM

Superb lighting and composition Usman! Terrific image!!! #6541311

Kumiko Parkinson 10/2/2008 5:32:55 AM

Fantastic presentation, perfect exposure and it's just so beautiful, Usman!! #6542712

Luigi Di Serio 10/2/2008 9:51:44 AM

Can someone say... AWARD WINNER! This is marvelous. #6543834

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 10/2/2008 5:40:42 PM

Thank you all for your great comments which are very dear to me. I am really overwhelmed. #6545263

Ulysses A. Villamin 10/4/2008 12:41:26 AM

Terrific shot!!! #6551025

JO ANN CLEVELAND 10/4/2008 5:37:28 AM

Perfect composition with wonderful detail, you did a great job with the light!

jo ann c. #6551796

Lou Taylor 10/4/2008 5:00:56 PM

Great shot, I really like the reflections. #6553649

Irene Colling level-classic 10/4/2008 7:58:30 PM

Perfection Usman.
Everything is just right.
Dynamic composition, excellent POV, perfect color/detail.
Well done. #6554168

Kathleen K. Parker level-classic 10/5/2008 6:09:59 AM

Outstanding, Usman! Nothing to fix!
kk #6555236

Tamera S. Phillips 10/5/2008 5:44:37 PM

Just beautiful! I love the reflection and lines. Congrats on the EFP. #6557165

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 10/5/2008 10:03:23 PM

Thanks everyone for the kind comments. #6558001

Bobbie L. Slayton 10/6/2008 5:09:53 PM

Fantastic shot. I see nothing you can improve on this. It's perfect! #6562087

Debra Bratrsovsky 10/9/2008 3:49:50 PM

Absolutely stunning capture. I would not change a thing in your capture. Excellent eye and exposure. #6576656

Kara L. Hendricks 10/9/2008 11:29:23 PM

This image jumped out at me as well!! Wow.. What an intriguing shot!!!

Winner!! #6578111

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 10/10/2008 8:22:17 AM

AWSOME capture! #6580044

Pat Gamwell 10/10/2008 11:10:11 AM

Outstanding work, Usman! Extremely eye appealing...you have really brought out its magnificent design! #6580781

Eli Boschetto 10/11/2008 10:21:46 AM

Fantastic composition! #6584680

Susie Peek-Swint 10/11/2008 3:44:19 PM

Very striking image Usman ~ a winner to me .. I wouldn't change a thing! #6585535

Renata Gusciora 10/14/2008 2:33:03 AM

Fabulous shot,just super,Usman!! #6595988

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 10/14/2008 2:44:04 AM

Thank you Bobbie, Debra, Kara, Nancy, Pat, Eli, Susie and Renata for your kind and appreciative comments. I really value these. #6596054

Jeffrey D. Estacio level-classic 10/15/2008 8:06:29 AM

Fantastic catch!!! Great job. #6602968

"emmanuel ""nolax""" N. Montemar 10/18/2008 12:41:44 AM

amazing photography here, Usman! I really like this. very well done! #6617276

Songbird Cline level-classic 10/19/2008 11:51:00 AM

very bold B&W, very creative and interesting #6622841

SaMi Martin 10/20/2008 7:31:06 AM

Well your first serious attempt sure paid off because this is beautiful! #6626563

Courtenay Vanderbilt 10/22/2008 6:59:46 PM

Congratulations on your Finalist, Usman! #6639542

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 10/22/2008 7:35:53 PM

HUGE CONGRATS on your finalist, best of luck in the next round! #6639804

Terry L. Ellis level-classic 10/22/2008 7:54:43 PM

A very well deserved and beautiful finalist, Usman! Congratualtions! #6640008

Barbara Waldoch level-classic 10/22/2008 8:59:30 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Usman! #6640769

Sirsendu Gayen 10/22/2008 9:18:01 PM

Big congratulations. #6640903

Stefania Barbier level-classic 10/22/2008 10:36:29 PM


Bojan Bencic level-classic 10/22/2008 10:40:35 PM

Congratulations, Usman! #6641493

Andre Goldstein level-classic 10/22/2008 11:44:06 PM

Congrats Usman! #6641913

Mohammed Al-Furaih level-classic 10/23/2008 12:11:09 AM

Congratulations Usman! #6642033

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic 10/23/2008 12:22:27 AM

Big congratulations on this awesome finalist, Usman. #6642097

Douglas Pignet level-classic 10/23/2008 2:33:23 AM

Very nice image.Congratulations,Doug #6642668

Max Aureli level-classic 10/23/2008 2:48:37 AM

Congratulations for this beautiful Finalist, Usman!!! #6642717

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-classic 10/23/2008 3:43:07 AM

Wonderful design elements in this terrific capture! A very well deserved Finalist! Congratulations and good luck,Usman!! #6642916

Janet Daniel level-classic 10/23/2008 3:44:05 AM

Congratulations on this awesome finalist, Usman! :-) #6642920

Amy M. Wilson level-classic 10/23/2008 4:50:57 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist, Usman! #6643346

Sherry L. Davis level-classic 10/23/2008 5:38:15 AM

Congratulations, Usman! Awesome image! Love it! #6643787

Robert Baer 10/23/2008 6:09:00 AM

this is fantastic! keep up your night shooting! #6644016

Stephanie Frey 10/23/2008 6:34:00 AM

Congratulations on your Finalist! #6644167

Mukesh Srivastava 10/23/2008 6:40:58 AM

HUGE CONGRATS on your finalist, best of luck in the next round! #6644224

Erin Appelbaum 10/23/2008 6:42:56 AM

Congratulations Usman. Magnificent finalist. Peter #6644240

Angie Sidles level-classic 10/23/2008 7:12:27 AM

WOW! This is stunning and extremely impressive for your first attempt at night photography!! I'd LOVE to see this one with gold! Big congrats Usman! :-) #6644478

Luigi Di Serio 10/23/2008 7:36:30 AM

I told you!!!!! Winner!! Congrats Usman. #6644732

Jessica Jenney 10/23/2008 7:57:26 AM

Congratulations, Usman on your terrific finalist! Good luck! Looks like a winner! #6644930

Mike D. Perez level-classic 10/23/2008 8:28:00 AM

Congratulations on your terrific Finalist, Usman! #6645268

Eugenio Diaz level-classic 10/23/2008 8:33:28 AM

Congratulations on your Beautiful Finalist!
WTG my Friend!
Good luck in the next round!

S P Mukherji 10/23/2008 9:26:32 AM

Yes I do remember you. Very nice picture indeed and a great work. Hearty congratulations for your finalist and I am sure many would follow.
Best luck for the next round. #6645925

Colleen Farrell 10/23/2008 9:59:15 AM

SENSATIONAL!! Big congrats, Usman! #6646196

Debra R. Harder 10/23/2008 10:28:14 AM

I knew we'd see this BEAUTY again, Usman!! HUGE CONGRATS on your SUPERB finalist! Deb #6646442

Marijana Fajgl level-classic 10/23/2008 11:49:06 AM

Big congratulations, Usman! #6647016

Anita Bower 10/23/2008 11:50:02 AM

An arresting image that caused me to stop and look more closely. #6647024

Zsuzsanna M. Szugyi level-classic 10/23/2008 11:51:38 AM

Wonderful capture, congratulations, Usman! #6647032

Amber J. Skene 10/23/2008 11:52:01 AM

Congrats on your finalist! #6647036

Judi Bailey 10/23/2008 1:05:10 PM

Brilliant !! The clarity and composition are excellent...congrats on being chosen a finalist. !!! #6647478

Vladan D. Djordjevic 10/23/2008 3:14:04 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist, Usman! #6647881

Dianna Murphy 10/23/2008 3:29:40 PM

CONGRATULATIONS Usman, not improvement needed!!! #6647969

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 10/23/2008 5:56:03 PM

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S on your Finalist Award. 8o) #6649010

Leslie McLain level-classic 10/23/2008 6:27:45 PM

Congrats on your amazing finalist. #6649191

M.Christine Duncan 10/23/2008 8:12:19 PM

Usman, I enjoyed reading the description for this image and all the thought you put into it... bravo on a wonderful finalist image full of great lines, light, and compostional elements!!! Congrats! #6649632

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 10/23/2008 8:46:04 PM

Thank you all for your kind comments. This has gone beyond my expectations. Thank you again for the tremendous support and appreciation. #6649797

Cary Rogers 10/24/2008 12:26:54 AM

Usman, CONGRATULATIONS on this Finalist! very nice lighting patterns, reflections and overall image composition! :-) #6650445

Stanley J. Contrades 10/24/2008 1:17:16 AM

Congratulations Usman on your outstanding Finalist. Best of luck in the next judging phase.
Stan #6650546

Margaret R. Barry 10/24/2008 2:39:39 AM

Congratulations on a fantastic finalist, Usman! #6650798

DiAnna F. Paulk 10/24/2008 3:41:12 AM

Congratulations on this great finalist, Usman! And thanks for all the information and the other shot you posted. It's amazing how different the place looks between the snapshot and the final one which so well displays your talent and creative eye! It all makes for a very interesting subject! #6651017

Katarina Mansson 10/24/2008 3:41:32 AM

Excellently presented and photographed! Congratulations on your finalist...and I hope to see this again! #6651019

Stephen Zacker 10/24/2008 3:57:47 AM

Fantastic lighting and reflections. Congratulations #6651113

Mike Clime 10/24/2008 4:32:25 AM

Congratulations you your finalist! #6651315

Jeffrey D. Estacio level-classic 10/24/2008 5:51:30 AM

Good luck too on the next round. this is really good. #6651654

Renata Gusciora 10/24/2008 6:50:30 AM

Big congratulations on this superb finalist and good luck in the next round,Usman! #6651894

Holly Hitchcock 10/24/2008 7:10:21 AM

GREAT Job, Usman!!!! The curves and contrast and very nice indeed. #6652006

Marcel J. Fernandez 10/24/2008 8:27:28 AM

Outstanding, very outstanding capture. Congratulations Usman on your Finalist. #6652428

Connie J. Bagot 10/24/2008 8:33:59 AM

Spectacular finalist---congratulations! #6652466

Anita Hogue 10/24/2008 10:39:04 AM

Very stunning image, Usman! Congratulations! #6653237

Bojan Bencic level-classic 10/24/2008 1:30:45 PM

Congratulations on your WIN, Usman. #6653834

Jessica Jenney 10/24/2008 1:33:39 PM

I told you!! Big congrats, Usman on your fantastic win! #6653864

Ulysses A. Villamin 10/24/2008 1:39:09 PM

CONGRATULATIONS, Usman!!! #6653917

Kerry Hill 10/24/2008 1:41:17 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful capture, Usman! #6653935

Larry L. Redmon level-classic 10/24/2008 1:52:05 PM

Very nice, Usman! Congratulations! #6654019

ROLAN NARMAN 10/24/2008 1:54:31 PM

Huge congratulations on your win Usman! Magnificent image! #6654040

Stefania Barbier level-classic 10/24/2008 2:02:11 PM

congrats on your gorgeous win!!! #6654098

Karen E. Baumann level-classic 10/24/2008 2:05:22 PM

Wonderful, Usman! Congratulations on this fabulous WIN! #6654126

Robyn A. Terrell 10/24/2008 2:06:52 PM

Stunning image...Congratulations on your win!!! #6654140

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 10/24/2008 2:15:31 PM

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S on your 2nd Place WINNER!!! 8o) #6654205

Rakesh Syal level-classic 10/24/2008 2:19:32 PM

My heartiest congratulations on this great win, my friend! #6654241

Margot Petrowski 10/24/2008 2:24:11 PM

CONGRATS!!!!! Love it!! #6654274

Claudia Kuhn level-classic 10/24/2008 2:55:56 PM

Wonderful night capture, the lighting is perfect, congratulations on your winner! #6654455

Colette M. Metcalf 10/24/2008 2:57:45 PM

Congrats!!!! #6654468

Judi Bailey 10/24/2008 3:11:15 PM

Congratulatons !! Well deserved !!! #6654552

Murry Grigsby 10/24/2008 3:25:36 PM

Congrats on your super image and win Usman!! #6654653

Elida Gutierrez 10/24/2008 3:33:59 PM


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Vladan D. Djordjevic 10/24/2008 4:45:21 PM

Congratulations on this second place win,Usman! #6655168

Patricia Ronan 10/24/2008 5:35:22 PM

Congratulations on your win Usman, a beautiful image:) #6655412

Margaret R. Barry 10/24/2008 6:00:05 PM

Congratulations on your stellar winner, Usman! #6655526

Anita Hogue 10/24/2008 6:35:11 PM

A great big congratulations to you Usman!!!! #6655666

Teresa A. Burnett level-classic 10/24/2008 7:43:58 PM

Huge congratulatoins Usman on this stunning winner!! #6655959

Vikram Jamwal level-classic 10/24/2008 9:33:36 PM

I am so happy to see this picture win! It is a wonderful picture and heartiest Congratulations to you Usman! #6656398

Sirsendu Gayen level-classic 10/24/2008 10:21:31 PM

Huge congratulations on your win #6656516

Raymond Pauly level-classic 10/24/2008 10:30:22 PM

Great perspective, composition and exposure for a terrific night capture, Usman! Congratulations to you!
Thank you for your kind comments on my work! #6656535

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-classic 10/24/2008 10:45:05 PM

So glad to see it on the Winner list,Usman!! A very well deserved Winner, Huge congratulations!!! #6656573

Dr. Harmeet Singh level-classic 10/24/2008 10:58:23 PM

Heartiest congrats on this beautiful winner..Great first attempt.. #6656598

Mohammed Al-Furaih level-classic 10/25/2008 12:39:05 AM

Congratulations on your win, Usman..
:) #6656733

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 10/25/2008 12:42:18 AM

The outcome has exceeded my wildest imagination.

Thank you all for your kind and wonderful comments. I am, indeed, very grateful for the tremendous support and appreciation that you have afforded all along. It is certainly heartening to know that so many of you liked this attempt. Without you all, I will feel all alone.


Max Aureli level-classic 10/25/2008 12:59:44 AM

Congratulations Usman on your Winner!!! #6656807

Marijana Fajgl level-classic 10/25/2008 3:27:19 AM

Big congratulations, Usman! #6657031

Janet Daniel level-classic 10/25/2008 4:41:43 AM

WTG, Usman! A big congratulations to you!! #6657183

Laurie Daily level-classic 10/25/2008 5:00:38 AM

WoW!!!! Congratulations on this stunning winner, Usman!


Vicki L. Filippin level-classic 10/25/2008 5:20:50 AM

Beautiful winner, Usman! Congrats! #6657297

Tiia Vissak level-classic 10/25/2008 8:14:06 AM

Congratulations! #6658080

William88 level-classic 10/25/2008 8:32:18 AM

What a nice place, the water was so still and the reflection was framed perfectly for the scene. Congratulations!! #6658204

Kelly S. Cavanaugh 10/25/2008 12:12:39 PM

Spectacular, Usman! Congratulations!!! #6659050

Marcel J. Fernandez 10/25/2008 1:00:44 PM

This is such a beautiful and tranquil image. I am so pleased to see that it is one of the winners. #6659161

Tarun Bose 10/25/2008 1:26:16 PM

Big, big congrats Usman for your excellent winner. #6659281

Colleen Farrell 10/25/2008 1:56:49 PM

Congrats on your win, Usman! #6659364

Debra R. Harder 10/25/2008 4:41:07 PM


Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 10/25/2008 6:07:19 PM

Thank you guys for your lovely and encouraging comments. I just feel a bit lucky this time around. I know that there are so many more talented and experienced photographers here at BP. And I love to be in the company learning from their exceptional and wonderful work. Thank you all once again.

UB. #6659950

Mike D. Perez level-classic 10/25/2008 6:12:09 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful Winner, Usman! #6659964

ALLEN O. HOWARD 10/25/2008 6:32:31 PM

Fantastic image Usman! Congratulations! #6660067

Lorna Shutter 10/25/2008 6:53:39 PM

Congratulations on your fabulous win, Usman! This image is stunning! It wasn't luck ... it was very well deserved! Outstanding work! :) #6660146

Renee Doyle level-classic 10/25/2008 8:31:02 PM

First attempt winner!!! Big congrats to you Usman - excellent work!!!

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 10/25/2008 8:33:49 PM

Congratulations! Beautiful light and design Usman! #6660479

Claudine Grove level-classic 10/25/2008 8:40:32 PM

Congrats on this awesome shot! #6660501

Terry L. Ellis level-classic 10/25/2008 9:10:15 PM

An awesome and worthy win, Usman! Big congratulations! #6660558

Robert K. Bemus level-classic 10/25/2008 11:13:09 PM

Congratulations on your Win, Usman...well done!!! #6660771

Mitch Spence level-classic 10/26/2008 12:23:51 PM

Usman, I'm so glad to see this spectacular shot with the gold. #6663266

Wally Orlowsky 10/27/2008 2:00:29 AM

Congratulations on this magnificient winner, Usman! #6665375

Stephen Zacker 10/27/2008 3:54:56 AM

Striking. Congratulations #6665872

Dominick M. Dimacale level-classic 10/27/2008 4:15:27 AM

Congratulations Usman on your Win.

Dominick #6665993

Joseph M. Muench level-classic 10/27/2008 6:59:52 PM

Awesome image Usman - congratulations!
-Joe #6669845

Kay Beausoleil level-classic 10/27/2008 7:16:30 PM

Congratulations on this superb win, Usman!! #6669930

Ron Roberts level-classic 10/28/2008 1:34:50 AM


Judy V. Kennamer level-classic 10/28/2008 8:10:24 AM

BEAUTIFUL Usman! A big congrats!!! #6673169

Courtenay Vanderbilt 10/28/2008 3:00:28 PM

Congratulations Usman. I loved this image from the moment I saw it. I'm so happy you have won with it! You are very deserving of this recognition! #6674855

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 10/28/2008 5:44:51 PM

Thanks everyone for your generous comments which are dear to me. #6675471

Tayseera Al-Barram 10/29/2008 2:26:34 AM

Congratulations Usman.good work :) #6676792

Audrey K. Kanekoa-Madrid 10/29/2008 10:01:10 AM

Fantastic capture! Great lighting and perspective! #6678717

Jeffrey D. Estacio level-classic 10/29/2008 8:58:01 PM

Congratulations Usman. This is indeed an excellent work. #6681160

Cora Miller level-classic 10/31/2008 12:33:27 AM

Everything about this is fantastic, Usman. It would be hard to improve on it. Congrats on your win. #6686655

Michael Lynch 10/31/2008 4:19:47 PM

Stunning image. Congrats on a well deserved WINNER !!! #6690117

"emmanuel ""nolax""" N. Montemar 11/2/2008 6:09:16 AM

BIG CONGRATS, Usman! very well deserved win. Keep it up! #6695802

Lakshmi Sridharan 11/3/2008 9:52:44 AM

congratulations, awesome shot with a beautiful composition. You have spectacular images in your gallery. #6702159

Marisol Pastor 11/9/2008 8:44:22 AM

Congratulations on this well deserved prize Usman. #6729532

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic 11/10/2008 9:01:01 PM

Wonderful and almost hypnotizing!
Big congratulations on this well-deserved winner!
~Lisa #6737202

Aimee S. McMaster 11/12/2008 3:21:17 AM

....belated cangratualtions on your wonderful win Usman...well done...Aimee #6743811

Corinne M. Thompson 11/12/2008 6:18:58 PM

Wow, this is fabulous, congrats on the win! #6747148

Ken Austin level-classic 11/13/2008 6:40:34 PM

OUTSTANDING!!! Congratulations. Well Deserved!!! Ken #6752083

Marilyn Flanagan 11/15/2008 3:45:29 AM

Congratulations on your well-deserved win, Usman! #6757464

Lakshmi Sridharan 11/21/2008 5:27:12 PM

Congratulations Usman. Love it. Do you live in Pakistan? You have a beautiful gallery with stunning photos #6786493

SaMi Martin 11/27/2008 9:09:11 AM

Beautiful image! Congratulations! #6816337

JO ANN CLEVELAND 12/5/2008 4:54:41 AM

Well you got the gold on this UB, and very well deserved too!

jo ann c. #6853958

Claire N. Collyer 12/9/2008 3:05:33 PM

What a beautiful image... just stunning! :) #6872749

RC Fritz 12/18/2008 8:25:53 AM

Great lighting and perspective! Great job! Congratulations, UB!! #6907931

Mike F. Anderson level-classic 12/18/2008 12:11:44 PM

Wow Usman! An Excellent image here! Certainly deserved to be a winner. #6908646

Dorann Weber 12/18/2008 1:37:48 PM

A belated big congratulations on this marvelous, beautiful photo Usman! #6908811

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 12/18/2008 7:51:39 PM

Thank you all for the support and kind comments.

UB. #6909910

Karen Bacon 12/19/2008 6:01:07 AM

Congratulations on your win! Fantastic shot! #6911668

Tony Ebben 12/19/2008 4:01:16 PM

Very impressive structure, first attempt at night shots & win. You have done well. #6913642

Mary K. Robison 12/25/2008 3:20:54 AM

This is a magnificent night shot, Usman! The reflections are SO well-captured.
Belated Congratulations on your much-deserved Second Place Win! #6939831

Boyd L. Alexander 12/27/2008 5:10:57 AM

This image is breath-taking! The lighting and composition are extraordinary! Congratulations on your well-deserved win UB! #6946402

Hector Contreras 12/30/2008 9:42:56 PM

BIG CONGRATS, very well deserved winner
Heco #6960080

Debra Booth 1/2/2009 6:54:53 PM

Congratulations, Usman! Great job on this! #6974152

Lauren P. Krajenta 1/2/2009 10:03:15 PM

gorgeous shot! Sorry I missed this one.
Beautiful clarity and image. The photo reflects romance to me..nice work. #6974722

Jorgen Jensen 1/3/2009 11:02:02 AM

Outstanding capture. Great photo job.
Congratulations. #6977162

Jorgen Jensen 1/4/2009 5:48:58 PM

is there a digital home movie camera out there that will let you record in a mode that will look like WW2 era 35mm kodachrome with it's saturated color and contrast? #6982436

Nemil B. Chabebe 1/8/2009 12:40:22 AM

Congratulations! I like the shapes and shadows of the photo, this is a great one. #6998918

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic 1/10/2009 12:15:20 PM

This is beautiful.....well done! #7011332

John Beliera 2/14/2009 5:09:35 PM

This is truly an excellent image with a unique perspective. The light is superb #7166258

Z. Banu 2/17/2009 12:33:57 AM

Awesome image very beautiful reflection !CONGRATULATION!!USMAN. #7174198

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 2/17/2009 3:53:16 AM

Thank you for your time to write kind comments.

Usman. #7174631

John Beliera 2/17/2009 6:51:16 AM

Congratulations on the award #7175344

Leslie Wolfe level-classic 4/22/2009 8:42:06 AM

Classic! Exceptional composition, dramatic point of view, lighting and reflection, Usman! Framing the figures within the final arch completes the image with an interesting focal point. Perhaps the impact of this photograph is a result of intuitive photography, rather than calculated, which to me is the essence of the passion. Very nice work. #7431446

Daniel Ruf 6/23/2009 11:08:00 AM

Congrats. Great piece of work. #7670566

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 6/23/2009 12:56:32 PM

Thank you John, Leslie and Daniel!!

Usman. #7670791

Fax Sinclair level-classic 7/8/2009 9:32:51 AM

Aloha Usman,
This picture is so beautiful. Thank you (mahalo!) for commenting on one of my photos so that I saw your beautiful images. #7718202

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 7/8/2009 8:53:02 PM

Thanks Fax for your kind comments!

UB. #7720241

Terry Cervi level-classic 7/23/2009 6:34:01 AM

An amazing photograph, Usman! Congrats on your well deserved win! #7773938

Phyllis H. Burchett 8/23/2009 7:09:55 AM

A belated Congratulations for this awesome, beautiful image! #7880059

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 8/23/2009 8:07:06 PM

Thanks a lot Terry and Phyllis.

UB. #7881999

Gerda Grice level-classic 10/12/2009 9:22:05 AM

Great seeing, framing and shooting, Usman! No wonder this was a winner! I especially love the little group of people seen through the arch on the right. They add both a sense of scale and the perfect accent to the image! -Gerda #8030339

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 10/12/2009 8:01:46 PM

Thanks a million, Gerda. Your comments are very much appreciated and am glad that you liked the image!

UB. #8031783

Julianne Bradford 12/17/2009 10:28:46 AM

Congratulations to you Usman on this magnificent winner #8226830

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 12/17/2009 7:03:25 PM

Thanks a million, Julliane. I do value and appreciate your kind comments!

UB. #8227962

Kathryn Wesserling level-classic 6/2/2010 9:45:49 PM

This is so 'Pure' - it's darned near perfect. What a beautiful picture! #8661401

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 6/2/2010 10:23:38 PM

Thanks Kathy for your kind words!

UB. #8661437

Toni A. Martin 11/10/2011 12:12:36 AM

Usman, First, thank you for the comment on my photo. After looking at all your wins here, I am very appreciative. I think you pretty much got this photo as right as right can be. Congrats on a great first night photograph! You are an extremely gifted photographer. You have the ability to do whatever you choose with your talent! #9794966

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Congratulations to all the September 2008 Winners, Finalists and participants alike.

This is my first serious attempt at night photography. The arches are situated at the back of Pakistan Monument, which is at the top of a small hill called 'Shakar Parian' in the center of city, Islamabad. Sunset shot of two arches was posted a few days back. All arches are identical in shape and size.

No digital editing except for a slight crop. The reflection is falling on a polished marble pedestal on top of which the camera was placed. See the complete structure in the discussion section.

The people on the right give an idea of the actual height of the structure. Thanks for watching and have a super Saturday everybody.

18mm, f/3.5, 1.6sec, ISO 800.

Category: Elements Of Design

Exif: F Number: 3.5, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 16/10 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 800, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 18.00 mm, Model: NIKON D40

Uploaded on 9/27/2008 2:20:34 AM

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Camera: Nikon D40 Digital SLR Camera

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