Through the Arches

© Usman M. Bajwa

Through the Arches

Leslie McLain level-fanatic 12/1/2012 6:50:54 PM

Amazing capture, Usman. #1501353

Laura E. Swan level-fanatic 12/1/2012 10:01:58 PM

Is an SP? :D You are so creative, Usman! Great arches and blending!

Awesome sky, gold tones, light...It looks like a long way down, too! It was brave to stand up here like that!!!!

-Laura :D #10445935

Katarina Mansson 12/2/2012 1:28:47 AM

I believe you have created another winner Usman! Superb and beautiful work! #10446088

Nikki McDonald level-fanatic 12/2/2012 7:08:28 AM

Very cool, Usman, and the lighting and color are fantastic! I think Katta may be right - sure hope so :) #10446444

Martha R. Mazon level-fanatic 12/2/2012 11:09:58 AM

Such a fun image, Usman! Great job! #10446703

Sharon Sawyer 12/3/2012 9:06:52 PM

Is this the Rocky of Photography? :) :) :) Brilliant work, Usman!!! #10449453

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-fanatic 12/18/2012 8:45:14 AM

How cool and creative. Eye catching for sure. WTG Usman!!! #10469213

Irene Colling level-fanatic 2/6/2013 6:47:44 AM

Bet you got your exercise the night you took these photos.

Great result; wonderful composit Usman. #10556015

Joy Rector level-fanatic 2/13/2013 4:20:17 AM

great shot #10566198

Carol Quina level-fanatic 2/13/2013 8:23:55 AM

What a fun & creative shot! That sunset background doesn't hurt either! #10566568

Usman M. Bajwa level-fanatic 5/29/2013 9:02:40 PM

Entering for the Phellos Club Monthly Challenge. Sorry I couldn't find time to make a new one so just submitting an old one. Hope this is within rules.

UB. #10714871

Jeff E Jensen 5/30/2013 4:39:28 AM

Yup, I'd say this fits the challenge well! I've always loved your images of these arches, what a great place to shoot. #10715167

Dale Hardin 5/30/2013 8:21:34 AM

Thanks for this great entry for the challenge Usman. It works perfectly. But, five second timer? Five seconds? Wow, you are one fast mover my friend. #10715391

Michael Kelly level-fanatic 5/30/2013 8:12:07 PM

Just wonderful Usman - unlike Dale I am impressed that you could stay so still rather than move fast. Nice hold on your poses for a 10 sec. exposure!

The colors in this are spectacular. #10716159

Dale Hardin level-fanatic 5/30/2013 8:37:56 PM

Mike,he wasn't taking a five second exposure, he was using the five second timer so he could get in the image. :O) #10716196

Usman M. Bajwa level-fanatic 5/30/2013 10:22:26 PM

Thanks Jeff, Dale and Mike for your kind comments.

Dale and Mike you are both right about what you write above!!!

Dale, my run from the tripd to the arch was about 3 secs and I had 2 seconds to jump up and get into the pose. It was close but doable.

And Mike, you are right, holding my stretched arms steady for a 10 secs exposure was the toughest part and as a result my fingers are seen blurred.

Well, let me tell you what was the hardest part in shooting this. There is a good 20-25 feet straight drop in front of me, so I made sure that I anchored my feet well with the steel railing to avoid falling down before stretching my hands. So actually, the pounding of my heart during this one minute adventure was not just because of my running to and away from the camera but also because of the height where I was standing on !!!

UB. #10716312

Dale Hardin level-fanatic 5/30/2013 10:33:29 PM

Quite a feat Usman. I didn't see the exposure time when I first looked at this image. #10716324

Teresa H. Hunt level-fanatic 5/30/2013 11:01:16 PM

Great image. I love the colors. And I have to say I'm impressed that you could get yourself posed in 5 sec . . . especially with the hight concern. :) #10716344

Susan Williams level-fanatic 5/31/2013 7:04:51 AM

Usman, I am really impressed with this work, having done the mad dash myself without the risk of falling 25 ft. Very creative idea and a great result. I wonder if you could use the skew tool and pull the corners out a bit to straighten the architecture. #10716682

Elaine Hessler level-fanatic 5/31/2013 7:07:58 AM

Wow-there sure is a story behind this one! Glad you didn't fall and hurt yourself! I think maybe it's time to get a remote:)

I really do like this one though! #10716688

Rita K. Connell level-fanatic 6/1/2013 6:09:41 AM

great shot Usman agree I think you need to get yourself a remote. #10717788

Beth Spencer level-fanatic 6/1/2013 9:37:32 AM

Great shot and colors!!! It must have been something to watch! #10717960

Emile Abbott level-fanatic 3/20/2014 12:22:33 PM

Nice Selfie UB #11004640

Amanda D. Austwick level-fanatic 9/29/2017 10:38:46 AM

Just love this. I hope some day it goes higher, since it is so creative. #11644733

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A self portrait, just after sunset overlooking Islamabad. These arches are located on top of a small hill in the center of the Islamabad, the capital city of Pakistan.

A composite of three separate exposures shot about 20 secs apart (time required to get back to the tripod, push the 5 sec timer and run back to stand in the next arch). Using Tokina wide angle lens, common settings of 16mm, f/11, 10 secs, ISO400 for each of the three exposures.

Exif: F Number: 11, ExposureTime: 1000/100 seconds, ISO: 400, FocalLength: 16.00 mm, Model: NIKON D40

Uploaded on 12/1/2012 8:30:40 AM
Entered into contest on 9/28/2017 1:02:28 AM

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Camera: Nikon D40 Digital SLR Camera Editor's Pick

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