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miptog Plus
12 3.6k 61 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2009 6:37PM
Very nice work

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wasper Plus
11 533 1 Ireland
27 Oct 2009 6:42PM
A suuperb image. Differnet angle, & the human(GF) adds more to the image. Did you use long exposure, I am thinking your poor GF had to stand still>))
27 Oct 2009 6:47PM
GOOD SHOT. A very nice Image, great comp and nice exposure too.
Great lighting.
Regards Steve.
Brilliant! I really love this capture and would love to know how you captured it,

27 Oct 2009 6:58PM
Hi Guys,

Wasper - 13 seconds or so I think, so yes she had to stand stock still, but leaning against the lamppost helped. Beyond that, Rich - the only technique that's perhaps a little unusual here was that I used a credit card as my ND grad - by rapidly moving the card edge over the middle point in the shot, and gradually higher up towards the sky and upper limit of the photograph, the amount of light coming in over the 13 seconds was consistent in the bottom half of the shot, but held back in the top half, increasingly so through the photograph to ensure the top few pixels register near - darkness, giving the sense of being right on the edge of night.

This long exposure also allowed for the floating light trails through the middle ground, and the star-shaped radiance from the street lights. All in all, there isn't anything ground breaking technique wise, just careful use of lighting control and the right set-up!

Cheers, and thanks for all the votes!

Beautiful image - great work indeed !

pmorgan Plus
11 217 13 England
27 Oct 2009 7:03PM
Absolutely fantastic!

27 Oct 2009 7:33PM
Smashing image.

John Smile
cassiecat Plus
9 39 46 England
27 Oct 2009 7:39PM
clever improvisation there with the credit card, very impressed!
long time no post, but quality as always james.lesley
Fantastic shot. the lighting, colour and sharp as a tack. Bombolini
User_Removed 11 11 11 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2009 9:20PM
Well worthy of an RC!

Chris C
Beautiful shot - loving the colours in it.
27 Oct 2009 9:31PM
fab shot
28 Oct 2009 1:01AM
Wonderful shot. Credit card, first time I've heard of one being used as a grad.
Richsr Plus
10 91 223 England
28 Oct 2009 1:02PM
Love this - well captured.
Buffalo_Tom Plus
11 2.3k 9 Wales
28 Oct 2009 2:28PM
You did your revising for this one.Beautiful composition and light exposure.
Are you formally Anhaga.
28 Oct 2009 3:20PM
Hi Tom,

Nope not formally Anhaga, it was something I was experimenting with as a name for any business I would set up, but seeing as how I'm fairly well known by name in other areas of life, seems a bit odd not to capitalise on tat so I'm changing everything to just my name...


28 Oct 2009 3:21PM
As here:

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td1556 Plus
12 13 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2009 9:03PM
Lovely colours
Sezz Plus
13 617 15 England
30 Oct 2009 10:37PM
This is really lovely, gorgeous colours, excellent exposure! Congrat's for your HC!

HowardA Plus
10 231
20 Feb 2010 11:11PM
Really terrific shot. Those background colours are to die for.


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