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Boston Skyline

By edrhodes  
A similar upload to my last, this one carries more foreground interest, not sure which work's best, if any!!
I would appreciate your comments on this one, thanks for looking in.


Tags: Architecture Boston nightand low light harbour harbor USA http lowandlight

Voters: EeeZeeLee, janehewitt, RobDougall and 393 more

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arnieg Plus
13 704 England
30 Nov 2005 7:48AM
excellent lighting and composition great reflections like the chains leading the eye down to the buildings


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keithh Plus
14 25.4k 33 Wallis And Futuna
30 Nov 2005 7:49AM
right on the nail.
chase 12 1.1k 246 England
30 Nov 2005 7:50AM
Stunning,a well deserved EC,congratulations.
Pete Plus
16 18.8k 97 England
30 Nov 2005 7:50AM
Unless I'm mistaken this is probably the best artifical light night scene we've had on ePHOTOzine to date!
Kim Walton 14 145 30 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2005 7:50AM
Now that is nice.
Elimare 13 12
30 Nov 2005 7:51AM
Excellent shot and interesting view, I like the lighting and colours too.
paulcr 13 1.5k 9 Ireland
30 Nov 2005 7:54AM
WOW! Stupendous. Large version is magnificient. The colour, comp, perspective EVERYTHING about this I like. Paul
exposure Plus
13 5.7k England
30 Nov 2005 7:54AM
Beautiful lovely detail light tones and composition.
Congratulations on you EC brilliant.
ChristineL 13 39 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2005 7:55AM
Really deserves the EC, wonderful image,
Rayner 13 England
30 Nov 2005 7:55AM
works for me,great shot.
edrhodes 13 547 12 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2005 7:58AM
Thank you all.

Pete thank you so very much I am so chuffed, but I must add that the sky is 100% genuine.
elowes 13 2.8k United Kingdom
30 Nov 2005 7:59AM
Editor gets it right. Good night image
GillyB Plus
12 317 8 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2005 8:00AM
Another stunning shot, Difficult, but I prefer this one and it looks like I'm not the only one - congrats on the EC!
Coleslaw 12 13.4k 28 Wales
30 Nov 2005 8:01AM
One of the best night shot I have seen.

IainH 13 82
30 Nov 2005 8:02AM
Congratulations Ed, I hope it gets picture of the week as well
Pete Plus
16 18.8k 97 England
30 Nov 2005 8:02AM
Whoops, sorry just added the word light so I'm not saying artifical night scene! I meant buildings illumination, not digitally manipulated. Sorry for confusion.
covey 13 1.7k Ireland
30 Nov 2005 8:02AM
These night shots are the biz. Top class and deserves the EC. Congrats.

IanFlindt 13 740 21 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2005 8:05AM
I didn't think your last upload could bettered, Ed, until I saw this. The combination of exceptional cityscape and foreground detail makes this a true classic. Many congratulations on your EC - richly deserved.
future 13 153
30 Nov 2005 8:07AM
Great stuff Ed, I think Pete said it all, love the chain, very well done and congrats.

Cheers Chris Wink
lauraHB 12 121 Ireland
30 Nov 2005 8:08AM
Congratulations on your EC. Very well deserved. Fantastic shot
annaliese 13 421 1 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2005 8:10AM
Love them both.congrats on your EC Smile

A_Harrison 13 261 Canada
30 Nov 2005 8:11AM
Very nice shot,but I prefer (Boston by Night) Congratulations.

pcjackso Junior Member 12 7
30 Nov 2005 8:22AM
Fantastic shot
30 Nov 2005 8:24AM
I thought the last one was a cracker.
This one is even better. Good to see other people think so too.

Psin 12 66 England
30 Nov 2005 8:31AM
Nice one

Have looked at both and they are both excellent and can't choose a better one.

Superb Congrats on EC and the next click to make it RC

tmann 13 4 2 United States
30 Nov 2005 8:32AM
Stunning photo...
A real pleasure to view!!!
Great detail, lighting and colors...
Well deserving of both awards, congrats!
edrhodes 13 547 12 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2005 8:37AM
Thank you all very much for your lovely comments.

tg 13 86 Scotland
30 Nov 2005 8:43AM
Beautiful shot. This has such an imapct. Well captured. Congrats on the EC!
timsmith 13 3 England
30 Nov 2005 8:54AM
Fantastic shot, great colours and lighting.
stuwhitt 13 1.4k United Kingdom
30 Nov 2005 9:00AM
Stunning, congratulations on the EC Ed

Mari 14 1.8k United Kingdom
30 Nov 2005 9:02AM
Well done, Ed, a stunner, the clouds are stupendous

Mari Smile
Pricey Plus
12 169 2 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2005 9:09AM
An absolute stunner. Well done and congrats on your award...
30 Nov 2005 9:13AM
both are beauts...
JouŠo 13 56 Finland
30 Nov 2005 9:18AM
Congrats on well deserved EC!

Boyd 14 11.2k 11 Wales
30 Nov 2005 9:22AM
Well done.
ericfaragh 14 149 4 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2005 9:25AM
Lovely low light exposure, nice use of the chains.
turtle1 14 41 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2005 9:49AM
Superb image - lighting and composition spot on - well deserved EC
30 Nov 2005 10:12AM
This is outstanding

starliz 13 1.6k 3 England
30 Nov 2005 10:19AM
stunning well deserved EC congrats.
Rob_Taylor 14 661 5 Wales
30 Nov 2005 10:24AM
Wonderful! Great colour, depth, sharpness, clarity, exposure ....everything!!!

clintnewsham 13 121 1 England
30 Nov 2005 10:26AM
excellent image and a well deserved EC

click clint
30 Nov 2005 10:28AM
willf1 13 51
30 Nov 2005 10:37AM
Oh, this one works all right. Spot on with the composition, colours, light balance and movement in the sky. Congrats on the EC

jaktis 14 84 Sweden
30 Nov 2005 10:38AM
Great composition

gwyn h 14 432
30 Nov 2005 10:44AM
A stunner....and Pete agrees, congratulations on the EC Ed, very well done.

MarkT 13 119 2 England
30 Nov 2005 12:09PM
Superb shot.

beaniebabe 12 2.3k England
30 Nov 2005 12:19PM
another fantastic shot, congratulations on the EC, well deserved

Angie x
IRaddict 15 34
30 Nov 2005 1:02PM
Way to go Ed, thats a belter Smile
Westers 13 3.9k 1 Burkina Faso
30 Nov 2005 1:36PM
Even better than the last one.

What filtering/lighting did your use (if any)?
edrhodes 13 547 12 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2005 2:18PM
Thank you all so much.
@Ian no filters used at all cheer's.

rosie42 13 7 Australia
30 Nov 2005 2:53PM
Wonderful work, Ed ... congratulations on the EC!

Susie :o)
eafy 13 9 Australia
30 Nov 2005 6:27PM
Nice one, absolute perfection.
TTT 16 584 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2005 10:23PM
Fantastic colours and light,
well done
claret 13 49 England
30 Nov 2005 11:04PM
Think I said the last one was one of the best night time city shot I'd seen, Ed. This is almost as good but for me the posts in the water (which I don't remember in the earlier version) are a little distracting. But then what do I know - this has an EC, the other one doesn't!
jellylegs 13 59 Ireland
30 Nov 2005 11:46PM
That's just stunning. Very well done.

thewaiter 16 1.2k 9 England
1 Dec 2005 5:03AM
cracking image .....
Kris_Dutson 15 8.2k 1 England
1 Dec 2005 5:35AM
Even better. Congrats on the EC.

suregork 13 33 1 Finland
1 Dec 2005 5:37AM
fantastic shot.. great exposure.. and congrats on the EC..
paulcr 13 1.5k 9 Ireland
1 Dec 2005 5:50AM
Had to check this out again. Brilliant. One of my favourites here. Paul
TeresaH 13 1.1k United Kingdom
1 Dec 2005 5:52AM
Cracking shot, excellent foreground, background, sky,lights! And well done on the EC.
nigelsharman 15 30 England
1 Dec 2005 6:55AM
Just superb.

edrhodes 13 547 12 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2005 7:30AM
Thank you all for your comments really appreciated.

mshepherd 14 667 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2005 12:20PM
deegee 13 181 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2005 12:52PM
Fantastic example of working the subject, the last image was good, but this one is off the scale Smile
p-g 14 126 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2005 1:50PM
Oh yes, EC written all over it. Thoroughly deserved.
rogerbryan 13 397 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2005 2:55PM
Enough said - Stunning.
Congrats on the EC

junglecat 13 12
2 Dec 2005 12:42AM
This is an absolutely stunning shot. Love it to pieces. The clouds are truly marvellous combined with a great foreground and skyline
gajj 14 32
2 Dec 2005 7:01AM
Extremely well done, excellent use of light and filters...well deserved EC!
2 Dec 2005 7:07AM
First class photo. Keep pressing the shutter button and post some more stunning shots.

cdm36 14 391 7 England
2 Dec 2005 8:55AM
A cracker, very nice!!,

edrhodes 13 547 12 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2005 8:58AM
Thank you

Pegon 12 78 1 England
3 Dec 2005 12:22PM
Fantastic shot .
Pete .
andytvcams 15 10.4k 1 United Kingdom
4 Dec 2005 6:50AM
Congratulations,on your EC.

Maddie 12 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
4 Dec 2005 10:51PM
i love this one , well done
paulstefan 13 509 1 United Kingdom
5 Dec 2005 1:19AM
Had to be POTW this week - well done Ed
Quality indeed.
terry_cavner 13 332 United Kingdom
5 Dec 2005 1:28AM
Superb......Purely Belter
chrisfroud 12 521
5 Dec 2005 2:55AM
Congratulations on being POTW!
Ragz 12
5 Dec 2005 3:03AM
Beautiful pic. I just bought this lens today. I cant wait to test it out.
PaulG 13 63 New Zealand
5 Dec 2005 3:16AM
Well... what can I add. Simply a stunning shot.

Paul *click*
Gavin 13 17
5 Dec 2005 3:57AM
A well deserved award!

brandi 13 20 United States
5 Dec 2005 4:18AM
fantastic colors and composition! congrats on photo of the week! well deserved!
p-g 14 126 United Kingdom
5 Dec 2005 4:43AM
Sorry can't click again, but congrats on the POTW.
User_Removed 13 132
5 Dec 2005 4:56AM
stunning image. congrtas on RC, EC & POTW
PatrickSmith 13 1.2k 2 United States
5 Dec 2005 5:27AM
Yes the FG interest adds an extra dimention for sure!
smileylaura 12 640 United Kingdom
5 Dec 2005 5:53AM
Wow, this is definately the better photo - i couldn't praise it enough!
User_Removed 14 17.9k 8 Norway
5 Dec 2005 6:26AM
How on earth did I miss this Ed? Its all been said Sir...

Stunning work and so worthy of the 'EC' and the POTW.

edrhodes 13 547 12 United Kingdom
5 Dec 2005 8:47AM
O my god RC EC and now POTW how happy am I!!!!.
Thank you so much Pete.
And a huge thank you to all the folk on EPZ who have helped me get to this,
with your comments, critique, forum notes, & e-mails over the last 10 months.
Think I will go and crack a bottle of Vimto!! Or something like LOL.
Cheers Ed..
highlander 14 32 Scotland
5 Dec 2005 9:51AM
What a success story Ed...colours and exposure all come together to project a scene that would make a great poster. Well done.
den2il 14 203 England
5 Dec 2005 10:41AM
Congratulations Ed.

Enjoy your bottle of Vimto - well deserved.

liparig 13 233 United States
5 Dec 2005 12:51PM
WOW amazing shot
5 Dec 2005 3:17PM
A spectacular shot with the sky and reflections, a well deserved award.

tepot 13 4.4k United Kingdom
6 Dec 2005 4:55AM
great that you didn't let the sky get totally black before shooting.
edrhodes 13 547 12 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2005 8:32AM
Thank you so very much.

PatrickSmith 13 1.2k 2 United States
6 Dec 2005 7:09PM
BTW... I'm studying this one VERY closely so I can try this out on my home town!
edrhodes 13 547 12 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2005 10:16PM
Will look forward to seeing it Patrick.

stevie Plus
14 1.2k 2 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2005 10:45PM
This is just brilliant, everything comes together just perfectly.
7 Dec 2005 1:44AM
i like
stevem 13 238 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2005 3:11AM
Excellent night shot - great sky.
neonknight 13 1 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2005 10:45AM
Stunning image to go with a truly wonderful portfolio nice one,John Click
edrhodes 13 547 12 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2005 11:35AM
Thanks for your lovely comments folks.

flossie 14 1.6k
7 Dec 2005 1:35PM
An outstanding shot, the larger version is a must for colour and detail
...well done on the EC and picture of the week
Anthony 16 5.6k 17 Scotland
8 Dec 2005 12:49AM
thats amazing.....

8 Dec 2005 5:11AM
An Excellent photo - Stunning & Spectacular lighting.
paulcr 13 1.5k 9 Ireland
8 Dec 2005 6:46AM
Just HAD to be potw! Paul
8 Dec 2005 11:56PM
Incredible. Just how did you expose this or is there a lot of PP....?
Leox 12 3
9 Dec 2005 12:44AM
Exceptional shot! Compliments. Everything is great, from colours to compositiong passing through the lighting! Grin
old timer 13 55 1 Scotland
9 Dec 2005 8:05AM
Missed this stunning pic, Ed, when I was in Vienna!
edrhodes 13 547 12 United Kingdom
9 Dec 2005 8:05AM
Thank you very much.

martin.w 16 516 22 United Kingdom
10 Dec 2005 9:42AM
One of the best night scenes I have ever seen, a superb image. Well done on the EC.
tce5 13 61 United Kingdom
10 Dec 2005 10:29AM
Superb lighting. Absolutely stunning.
eos3 13 41 Wales
10 Dec 2005 3:38PM
An absolute stonker. Simply superb night scene.

monstersnowman 12 1.7k 1 England
11 Dec 2005 4:07AM
Well yes this is a stunning image but on a web site with such high standards of images I cannot believe how so many people have said the composition is brilliant and it is perfect yet virtually nobody has mentioned the composition of the posts in the water that end in such a fashion that they appear to be supporting the city buildings ... a slight change in position would have sorted this fundamental flaw easily ... but having said that - the image is very beautiful and although I have brought up this flaw (in my opinion), it is not intended to suggest that it should not be 'photo of the week' or receive any other acclaim because I LOVE the image apart from the posts - I just couldnt believe nobody was saying it already. Regards, Paul.
edrhodes 13 547 12 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2005 2:31PM
Thanks all so much for all of your positive feedback - it is much appreciated.

Just to reply to Paul above.....
Hi Paul
I appreciate your comments, but it was in fact impossible to move the tripod any further forward without taking a swim. I may be a keen photographer but even I draw the line at that! To come any further left would have lost the chain foreground which I feel is THE fundamental part of the picture. Any further right, and again I am in the drink! Finally, to come further back again the chain is lost as the "lead-in". Believe me I covered every angle! I realise obviously if you are not actually in my position, it may look easy to just move a couple of feet here and there.

11 Dec 2005 9:01PM
Great shot, Ed. Congrats on the EC and POTW.
madgirl 12 14
18 Dec 2005 12:14PM
That is a great shot really like it
23 Dec 2005 3:53PM
Blimey; this is just soo good....

monstersnowman 12 1.7k 1 England
31 Dec 2005 4:24AM
Hi Ed - yes I understand completely - my point wasn't with your ability to have taken a better position (although I suggested it knowing it may not have been possible), my point was that almost nobody was mentioning the position of the posts in conjunction with the buildings behind, which was not ideal, and when people say the composition is perfect I think it was reasonable to mention the posts. I still maintain it is a beautiful image and think it is a deserved POTW and I would love to have it in my portfolio - congratulations. Regards, Paul :0)
Nath_R 12
12 Jan 2006 12:00PM
Nice one my son, great photo, cant beat that one
edrhodes 13 547 12 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2006 1:31PM
Thanks Nathan.
tripodted 12 32 1 Northern Ireland
15 Jan 2006 12:37PM
billma 14 119 United States
16 Jan 2006 10:21AM
A nudge toward 200. This is absolutely awesome!

Jpeg 12
17 Jan 2006 10:39AM
Fabulous colours and detail. Great impact, great shot.

edrhodes 13 547 12 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2006 1:22PM
Thank you for all your very kind comments.

freckles 12 3
18 Jan 2006 5:15PM
Congratulations! Beautiful shot... alls been said!
JoeJ 12
19 Jan 2006 8:05AM
Great shot,epic skys and great composition and lighting and exposure!!!
JimmieG 12 8
3 Feb 2006 9:06PM
Wow, what a beautiful city. I wish i could be there. Very good exposure, the reflection of the buldings on the water and the sky says it all. Wonderful.
JimmieG 12 8
3 Feb 2006 9:07PM
Wow, what a beautiful city. I wish i could be there. Very good exposure, the reflection of the buldings on the water and the sky says it all. Wonderful.
skeletor 14 1.7k England
21 Feb 2006 7:06AM
Wow! Great shot, spot on.

Saw this today on canvas at the ephotozine stand at Focus. I cant believe I havent clicked it before today.
C_Daniels 13 399 10 England
14 Mar 2006 12:28PM
Amazing shot - truly worth every vote and comment... Words just don't do it justice,almost real!
Goatsmilkuk 13 783
16 Mar 2006 10:49PM
One of the best i have ever seen


Marian 12 62 England
17 Mar 2006 12:07AM
Well done for getting one published, it's just great.
edrhodes 13 547 12 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2006 5:58AM
Thank you very much for taking the time to comment.

I saw it today too in the magazine. Well done. Not doing too badly at the moment - joint No. 1 in the Digital Tog of the Year too!
20 Mar 2006 8:56AM