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Twilight at low tide *TE meeting*

Twilight at low tide *TE meeting*
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Copyright: Filipe Rocha (sacavem) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2467 W: 128 N: 3992] (18620)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-03-29
Categories: Transportation, Architecture, Decisive Moment
Camera: Nikon D40, Nikkor 18-55mm AF-S 1:3.5-5.6 GII ED DX, Sigma DG - UV 52mm
Exposure: f/8, 15 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Vasco da Gama bridge, Bridges at night - Les Ponts, la nuit..., (Your Favourites*) added by members, Night shots, Personal photos with more than 100 points, TE meeting Lisbon March of 2010 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-04-11 13:43
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Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 152
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi dear TE friends

Place : Lisboa / Lisbon

Theme: Vasco da Gama Bridge - Lisbon TE meeting

To see: map view

TE Meeting with Malgorzata (Emka), Aires (AiresSantos)and Paulo(juntas)

We meet up in Nation's Park to do some blue hour shots but again the bad weather didn't help much. In the Workshop you can see the family photo :)

After the meeting when I went home I took this photo.

More information in:
Vasco da Gama Bridge /Wiki,en Pont Vasco da Gama/Wiki,fr , Puente Vasco da Gama /Wiki,es

I hope you like it, a big hug to all of you TE friends
All Rights Reserved: Filipe Rocha Copyright. Use in any form is forbidden without the written permission of the photographer. :
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To macjake: with you guysemka 1 2010-04-11 02:11
To emka: Poland such tragic and sad dayssacavem 1 2010-04-11 02:53
To delpeoples: "um abraço"sacavem 3 2010-04-16 06:37
To Urs: I am happy that you kind itsacavem 1 2010-04-16 01:49
To lousat: I am happy that you kind it.sacavem 1 2010-04-16 01:53
To Longroute: I am happy that you kind it.sacavem 1 2010-04-16 01:58
To buscape: I am happy that you kind itsacavem 1 2010-04-16 02:00
To jafadabret: vos gentils commentairessacavem 1 2010-04-17 06:13
To Tukan-T5: opportunity to Poland.sacavem 1 2010-04-20 01:50
To Schnappilic: my photo to your favoritessacavem 1 2010-12-17 01:49
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Bravo Filipe
superb graphic night shot !
curves and lines, gold and silver .... really beautiful
have a nice evening

ciao Filipe,
splendida vista notturna in cui le luci aumentano la bellezza dell'architettura del ponte.
Perfetto il contrasto e la resa,

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10378 W: 146 N: 25979] (125663)
  • [2010-04-11 13:56]
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Ola Filipe,

When have you made such a beautiful photo? We had no good weather. But even with the bad weather we were in a good mood and had a great time. And now we have in Poland such tragic and sad days... How things can change in only short time... Difficult to understand.

Warm regards


Ciao Filipe,
eccellente effetto grafico e grande gestione delle luci in questa tua nuova foto.
Bello il riflesso del ponte sull'acqua.


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  • belido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5207 W: 315 N: 5056] (19934)
  • [2010-04-11 14:00]

Olá Filipe,

estou vendo que essa ponte rende excelentes composições, inclusive à noite. Aqui a escuridão total ajudou a valorizar as formas da construção que por sua vez tem um excelente sistema de iluminação. O reflexo me parece essencial para preencher a parte inferior. Parabéns!

Hi Filipe
this is another great perspective of this Iconic bridge.
man...i wish i was there with you guys!
love the lighting along the wires, and the orange spot lighting too.
the black areas are especially good, without any noticealbe noise.
Great job

Hello Filipe,
Wonderful composition, excellent light management, very good contrast and clarity, beautiful color tones, very good photo work.
Have a nice evening, Vasilis.

Amico mio Filipe,
splendida notturna con un'effetto grafico stupefacente.
La composizione è perfetta col soggetto laterale, belli i colori e la gestione della luce con tutto lo sfondo nero. Eccellente la qualità.
Un caro abbraccio

Hello Filipe,
wonderful night shot of this beautifully illuminated bridge. I like the symmetry of the warm lights and its reflections. Nice curve. The rest of the bridge appears in bright lines fantastically contrasted with the dark night in the background. Great composition, my compliments.
Best wishes,

Oi amigo ,
Ficou linda esta tua foto está 5 estrelas , a ponte é linda iluminada , gostei muito dos reflexos das luzes na maré baixa, boas cores e bom ponto de visão , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo

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  • adores Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5877 W: 64 N: 11341] (46937)
  • [2010-04-11 16:30]

Olá Filipe!
Acho que o tempo não ajudou mesmo naquela noite, mas mesmo assim conseguiste uma boa foto, apesar de já estar bem escuro. Gosto da diagonal e dos reflexos na água! Mas onde está o WS?

Superbe image nocturne de ce pont avec une magnifique composition. Excellent!

Ola Filipe! Amazing bridge, amazing Vasco da Gama. Wonderful night shot. Superb lights. Good exposure. Perfect sharpness. Original work. Saude!

Oi Filipe!
Foto noturna belíssima dessa ponte da qual sou fã incondicional! Nitidez, exposição, ponto de vista e composição excelentes!
Parabéns, abraços e até logo!

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  • Ricx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 994 W: 51 N: 2900] (13495)
  • [2010-04-12 7:09]

Hi Filipe, a stunning image of this bridge. good low POV and great light management - I trust that you had a good TE meeting.. Ricx

Ciao Filipe,
che bellezza!!! Stupenda immagine del ponte Vasco de Gama, i colori e le luci sono perfette, grandi COMPLIMENTI.

salut Filipe
une vue de nuit bien maitrisée de ce pont qu'il me semble avoir vu de jour sous la même perspective, belle photo

Hi Filipe!
Very fine take. Amazing modern bridge. Famous bridge. Amazing night take. Good work.
Greetings from Warszawa!

Hello Filipe,
Wonderful blue hour picture from your city! This is yet another fine photo of this famous brigde. Well done.
have a nice day,

Bonjour Filipe
Très agréable contraste blanc jaune noir donné par la lumière artificielle pour cette perspective.

This bridge is exceptional and here we have another brilliant interpretation of it so fine and spectacular. The composition is masterful and the image is highly evocative and appealing. The sense of infinite distance it coveys is so good!
An excellent work.
Best compliments,

Ola Filipe,

Excellent composition and framing.
Amazing night shoot, with very nice lighting, very good contrast and good sharpness.
In greetings and good afternoon

Olá Filipe. Uma bela fotografia do nosso encontro :). Uma exposição excelente com boas cores e reflexos muito bons também. Gosto das linhas a sair do canto direito mas acho que podias ter feito um maior crop para eliminar um pouco da zona 'morta do lado esquerdo. Mesmo assim é uma boa foto. Um abraço.

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  • diomed Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1270 W: 32 N: 2491] (13926)
  • [2010-04-13 15:25]

What a wonderfull night capture, Felipe!
The diagonal of the bridge is amazing. The light management is masterly. Fantastic sharpmness, nice reflections. Congratulations!
Nice evening

Olá Filipe,
impressionante essa captura e iluminação da ponte, uma das mais bonitas que já vi, com certeza. Belo trabalho, amigo.
Parabéns e Abraço

Olá Filipe,
el puente iluminado aparece en la imagen como saliendo de la oscuridad, en una excelente toma nocturna. Eso crea un bello efecto gráfico, mientras la curva y los cables de su estructura nos ofrecen una magnífica perspectiva y un fuerte grafismo.
Me gusta es resultado obtenido en tu composición.
Gran foto, amigo.
Um abraço,

wauw Filipe,
it's marvelous, what a evening shot, well composed, perfect technical job, good balance a pleasure to look at, fine photo job here, have a good day.
regard jaap

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15707 W: 159 N: 27472] (144116)
  • [2010-04-14 10:59]

Ola Filipe
Magnifique image nocturne, un graphisme qui ressort a merveille sous le fond sombre du ciel, bel effet des lumières dans l'eau, très belle réalisation

Ciao Filipe, fantastic nocturne shoot, splenndid exposure beautiful composition with fantastic graphic, wonderful light, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11904 W: 126 N: 21539] (110347)
  • [2010-04-14 13:59]
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Hi Filipe.A very beautiful and perfect pic,i try to make the same whit the Aswan bridge but the result was very poor versus your,impressive sharpness,you setting your camera a the best as possible..and what a wonderful composition and perspective too.The pic of the day on TE! Thanks for share,have a nice day,LUCIANO

Olá Filipe
Que se pode dizer...compo...luz...5*!!

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9445 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2010-04-14 23:02]

Hi Filipe,
amazing view, great night famous bridge. I like the lights and reflections in water. Nice remembrance from meeting. Good photojob.
Have a nice day.

Hello Filipe, Superb black hour shot with eye catching graphics, colour & reflections, it appears that the bad weather had a positive effect. Bravo

Ole Filipe
The graphism of the bridge works well against the darkness, would look great at blue hour as well
Have a nice DAY JY

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  • Urs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1444 W: 83 N: 3294] (14082)
  • [2010-04-15 9:19]
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Hi Filipe

An absolutely stunning night shot, congrats, that is so beautiful, perfect, I'm at loss to find words which can express what I see. Excellent photo job, keep it coming!!! Thanks for your critique of my frog shot. These farmed frogs are freshly slaughtered. My wife and myself like to it them, I think when it comes to hygiene, then Thailand is very good for Asian standards

Best regards

Hi Filipe,
love the lighting along the wires, and the orange spot lighting too.Wonderful composition, excellent light management, very good contrast and clarity, beautiful color tones, very good photo work.

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  • JCG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5328 W: 737 N: 9440] (35153)
  • [2010-04-15 11:49]

Hello Filipe,

A night very black which emphasizes well the lights of this bridge and accentuates its reflection. Beautiful catch of sight which creates a good perspective. Beautiful and interesting photograph and good management of the lights, well done Filipe.

With all my friendships and a very good evening,


Ola Filipe, you are an expert at photographing this magnificent bridge - it does not matter about the weather, the photo is superb. Exposition, perspective, light and sharpness - they are all here. And your TE Meeting looked like alot of fun. Thank you for sharing the "family photos". Um abbracco, Lisa

Olá, Filipe!
Linda imagem noturna. A ponte é uma beleza, verdadeiro cartão postal da linda cidade de Lisboa. Gostei bastante da iluminação e dos reflexos dourados das luzes. Ótima foto. Parabéns!

Olà Filipe,

An excellent presenttaion of this famous bridge The light nad the reflections of this light in the water arise very well in the black of the night The POV well selcetd give a presnettaion very original

Boa noite
Eu estava em Portugal de bicicleta, por isso não tive oportunidade de observar de perto da ponte, que é uma pena, porque é realmente muito bonito. Muito torre futurista. Muito bom tiro.

Bonjour Filipe,
Cette photo est une merveille. J'aime les lignes très pures de ce pont bien illuminé dans la nuit noire. L'espace laissé au noir de la nuit à gauche de la composition fait équilibre au pont lui-même.

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  • Vasa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2208 W: 0 N: 95] (515)
  • [2010-04-17 15:37]

I am reading with the interest about the TE meeting, and I am admiring this formidable picture of 15 seconds. Compliments and friendship, Filipe.


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  • paura Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7887 W: 56 N: 3995] (27462)
  • [2010-04-17 18:01]

Essa é daquelas de fazer bonito em qualquer exposição fotográfica: Lindíssimo trabalho.



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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13702 W: 295 N: 27475] (110381)
  • [2010-04-18 0:27]

Ola Filipe,
great nocturne shot with the superb clarity and sharpness,making the scene with combination with the excellent management of the lighting conditions,just magnificent.The vivid colours with its reflections on the waters and the white cables create an artistic photo,and a great contrast.Well done.

Have a nice Sunday,Danos

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24617 W: 523 N: 41317] (177562)
  • [2010-04-18 1:49]

Hello Filipe,

Lovely quality night picture.
Also the reflections are pleasant for look at.
Nice perspective and depth image.
Very well done, TFS.

Have a nice day,

  • riclopes Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6857 W: 151 N: 10359] (35577)
  • [2010-04-18 1:51]

Oi Filipe, não imaginava a Malgorzata tão baixa. Os portugueses costumam ser mais baixos que os nórdicos ;-) Comecei pelos WSs porque gosto destes encontros e também estaria aí se não tivesse em espanha. Quanto à foto, está fabulosa. Até acho que gosto mais desta do que a outra recente que tens em hora azul. O contraste do grafismo de linhas brancas com a noite escura é fortíssimo e composição está bem feita. Bom espaço livre do lado esquerdo. Talvez deixasse um pouco menos desse espaço, descentrando o pilar da ponte.
um abraço e bom resto de fim de semana,

Ola Filipe!

Excellent nightshot from one of your favourite subjects! Great composition and framing, excellent perspective and POV! Very good light management, although it would be better in my humble opinion if it was taken in the blue hour!


Bonjour Filipe

Très belle image graphique d'une photo de nuit de ce pont superbe.

Techniquement parfaite



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  • UlfE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2518 W: 81 N: 3654] (14641)
  • [2010-04-18 7:55]

Hi Filipe,

Perhaps not as good as your previous picture of the bridge but still very nice and very different from your previous shot. Perfect sharpness and detail. TFS and have a nice Sunday!



Hi Filipe,

With this smilie you image will achieve century points. Greatly managed photo in low light. Superb details and sharpness. The POV and the golden reflections are very lovely.


Ola Filipe
Uma excelente foto da ponte apesar da hora tardia a que tiraste
Gosto muito do grafismo, enquadramento e dos reflexos
Depois do meeting, valeu a pena parar e fotografar
Um abraço e boa semana

Bonsoir Filipe
j'apprécie le graphisme de cette architecture et sa mise en valeur dans cette image nocturne. Beau travail.

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9856 W: 157 N: 16038] (126419)
  • [2010-04-19 13:27]

Witaj Filipe!
I love the bridges.
Wonderful construction.
Good frame and composition.Superb colors.
Excellent photo.

Ciao Filipe. Impressive perspcetive and playing of light on the graphic architecture against the black BG. Excintin warm refleciones.


Ola Filipe,
Very beautiful shot of this bridge in the evening.
It looks like a piece of modern painting.
The extraordinary part played here the light and the place you did the picture.
The POV gave great results.
I hope that one day I will choose theTE meeting in Lisbony .
Or maybe you are coming with the same opportunity to Poland.
Regards Tomas
PS Thanks for your critique.

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  • Fante Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 615 W: 62 N: 1030] (5429)
  • [2010-04-20 1:43]

Hi Filipe,
another extraordinary photo of very spectacular bridge. Perfect composition. I like the idea how bridge is coming from right uper corner. Professional light management. Amazing sharpness. Bravo
Regards, Sasko

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  • ymrk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1442 W: 145 N: 1953] (15085)
  • [2010-04-20 2:48]

quite succeful LT and perspective!very fine balance eye catching lightig and photoangle!
All the best!


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  • yeln Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1077 W: 55 N: 2227] (11516)
  • [2010-04-20 6:06]

hello Filipe

beautiful and good night photo. sharpness is great.
good composition
Have a nice day

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  • Dyerco Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 1748 W: 46 N: 2392] (10185)
  • [2010-04-20 19:29]

Hi Filipe
There are a series of curves in this shot that I find very appealing. I think I would have cropped the left side as it is pretty dark at least on my monitor.
Nicely done.

Hi Filipe,
I have seen already great blue hour shots from this POV but I see that this place offers incredible possibilities. The dark surrounding makes a great background as well.
The effect is different. Very interesting, just certain geomentric elements were emphasized.
Very nice work

Magnificent shot of that famous bridge!
Excellent POV and great light managment.
Lovely color tones.
Nicely framed.

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  • AKITA Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1679 W: 46 N: 170] (15125)
  • [2010-04-21 18:44]

dear Filipe,
elegant night view shot of beautiful lighted bridge,
white lines of wires look illusionary,
and both orange lights on bridge and reflected on water are mysterious in this dark space,
thank you for your artistic picture,

Pozdrav, kod nas dani sa kisom.
Odlican trenutak, dobar motiv prikazan reflexom, dobrim bojama i mnogo lepom fotografijom, cestitam.
Svidja mi se perspektiva i vas nacin prikaza mosta u tamnoj noci, dobar rad.
Sve najbolje, zeli vam Paja.


Hello, in our days with rain.
Excellent point, a good motive shown reflex, good color and lots of beautiful photo, congratulations.
I like the perspective and the way you view the bridge in the dark night, good work.
All the best, wish you Paja.

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  • TopGeo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4033 W: 93 N: 8299] (38220)
  • [2010-04-21 23:29]

Hi Filipe! A interesting friendly henceforth meeting with exceptional friends and most excellent photographers Good idea and most excellent work I praise you I hope in the good continuity!

This is fantastic construction and you captured it perfectly!

Olá Filipe,
Wow, this is a stunning night shot of the famous bridge, taken from a very good POV and very nice with the curve made by the lights and the black & white contrast.
Well done !
Best regards, Paul

  • xuaxo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4896 W: 319 N: 4862] (6854)
  • [2010-04-27 11:03]

Bom efeito gráfico. Bom aproveitamento da iluminação da ponte nesse fundo negro.

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  • Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8687 W: 4463 N: 15271] (61475)
  • [2010-04-28 17:39]

Hi Filipe
Well done for the lights management quality
I think that you can do another one in the late blue hour time.
Best regards

Hi Filipe,
Well captured at night, always a superbe bridge and with lighs and reflection, this is more lovely, tfs.

Olà Filipe,

wonderful modern architecture, excellent nightshot, I would consider to crop a bit the left part



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  • clic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2653 W: 0 N: 3109] (20986)
  • [2010-07-07 13:16]

Hello Filipe
May I suggest to sell such a futuristic take to a science-fiction production company as a backdrop for flying cars!
Please read my home page on TE.

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  • Charo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5142 W: 58 N: 12086] (51212)
  • [2010-07-09 16:14]

Hola Filipe,
Muy bella esta visión nocturna del puente con los cables destancando en la oscuridad.
Excelente composición y detalles.
Un abrazo,

Bonjour Filipe
Je commence à prendre l'habitude de venir sur ta gallérie, il y a toujours de petites merveilles à admirer! Voilà une que me plais pour le contraste entre le noir et le blanc, les reflets... superbe!

Hi Filipe,

Amaizing photo, great compozition, wonderful reflection, magic light!

Well done!

Best regards,


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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10227 W: 174 N: 18146] (80623)
  • [2010-12-22 5:44]


mais uma encantadora vista da ponte, suas formas iluminadas criaram um lindo efeito no negrume da noite. ótimo trabalho com a luz e a nitidez e o enquadramento. lindo trabalho, parabéns.
não estou conseguindo postar fotos hoje, acho que há algum problema no TE



Hi Filipe
Walking through your gallery, and this is such a stunning night shot I miss. So impessive is your compo taking the eyes right through till infinity. Excellent view point in great depth with lots of added interests and those sparkling light is so wonderful to look at shaded by the dark night sky.This is good long exposure night shot and you have achieved the result that is simply fabulous. Good white balance, crispy sharp and superb overall contrast. Beautiful water reflections just inviting us to wander around the image. Great effort, Congrats
Best regards

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  • kiks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1482 W: 160 N: 1682] (12805)
  • [2012-05-10 2:40]

Realy fantastic this shot. I like the off center choice and the contrast between thet lightlines of the bridge against de dark dark b. Extremly good quality.
Best regards

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