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2nd severn bridge

2nd severn bridge
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Copyright: David Moreau (DLM) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 752 W: 2 N: 489] (6479)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-10
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Nikon D70s, AF-S Nikkor 18-70mm
Exposure: f/22, 30 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Night Shots, Life is a Highway, evvka's favorite from TE#1, Impressive Shots, trekks' favorites 1, More than 300 points to 400 - (photos), Intersting Photo's on TE, Symmetry II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-10-22 15:46
Viewed: 25752
Favorites: 95 [view]
Points: 365
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
firstly i would like to thank everybody for their kind critiques for this one and as Kath says more notes were needed,Its just sometimes i have to battle with my 11 year old son for computor time.
this was taken from the English side of the 2nd Severn bridge looking towards my beautiful home country of Wales,I had to get down pretty close to the waters edge for this one and got pretty muddy which did not impress the wife.
Tripod was used with the camera set on aperature priority F22 to get a sharp image throughout,exposure was 30 seconds,I think the star effect on the lights may have come from the long exposure,perhaps somebody out their knows.On this trip i also saw a lovely heron,i just wish i had a longer lens with me.
Anybody visiting here must be very careful near the water as this is the Bristol Channel which has the 2nd fastest tide turn around in the world and is treacherous.Its also a pretty isolated place after dark so be wary,the daytime is pretty cool though with families and joggers and dog walkers in abundance.
I had a great few hours here my only gripe was having to pay to get back into Wales afterwards.
Bye for now.

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  • danyy Gold Star Critiquer [C: 8943 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-10-22 15:53]

Bonsoir David,
Incroyable esthétique.
C'est superbe, rien à dire.
Couleurs superbes, perspective déroutante, règlages de l'exposition, on ne peut faire mieux.
Cadrage et POV, 100%.
Compliments .

David, this is fantastic. Superb composition with the bridge sweeping in from the left and it is perfectly reflected in the still water. Brilliantly rich colours, well exposed and pin-sharp. I feel a lot of points coming on here...

Hi Davis,

Good shot! The composition is excellent, colors beautiful and rich. Love the refelctions and rocks on the right.

Well done, Sander

Good quality, good colours, perfect composition. What else can I say?

C'est une très très belle photo que tu nous présentes là. La perspective, la lumière et les reflets sont sublimes.

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  • ukasz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 56 W: 2 N: 130] (803)
  • [2005-10-22 16:07]

wow! an amazing photo! I like reflections on water and this photo shows a perfect example of what they should be like. nice depth of view, stunning colours and marvellous view :) simply perfect :)

Hola David!
Una foto con una resolución muy buena, un punto de vista genial con todo el puente en la imagen y con la puestade Sol de fondo es muy muy buena. Felicidades, me gusta mucho!

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  • tjanze Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1081 W: 85 N: 520] (5674)
  • [2005-10-22 16:36]

Hi David!
Very good composition,lightnings and sharpening.I like the mirror in the water.

Hi David, beautiful composition and nice perspective. The light and the colours are superb. I like the reflection of the bridge on the water, it's like a mirror. Well done!

Regards, Christian

Very nice view of this bridge. The sunset colours at the same level of the light of the bridge gives a nice effect.
Well done David.
Salutations Jacques

Hi David, on your intro page was the one of your son and brother in law, and this one looks like it, the colors the atmosphere. This is beautiful, the water is a mirror indeed, and the curve of the bridge makes a perfect composition.
Those stars, how did you get that? Is that a filter? I never managed to get that with my D70.

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  • john_c Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4079 W: 52 N: 5746] (24666)
  • [2005-10-22 18:14]

Hi David,
An outstanding evening shot of this great bridge. I love both your POV and DOF here. The eye is taken right through to the top of the frame and sees the winding bridge lights and masts. Exquisite lighting and breathtaking beauty. This is surely one of your best in your portfolio. Congratulations.

Hi David
Une superbe image, cadrage, lumière et graphisme.
Very nice shot

hi DAvid so warm, so great for colours prospective and the reflection if it was just a mirror really a super capture unbeliveble

Hi David. WOW this is impresive.I love your night shots. They take my breath away. The sky and lights the detail are great. This is my favourite photo of yours. It does look like a mirror. I like the rocks in the forground. Well done. Sue

Wonderful composition David, fantastic night shot, the curving bridge, the light, the reflection, well everything gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

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  • Motrem Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1107 W: 132 N: 319] (2392)
  • [2005-10-22 19:00]

Très bel angle, superbes couleurs, technique excellente. Agréable à regarder, merci du partage!

hi david, fantastic composition and amazing colours. i wonder how you got the effect on the lamp lights, yu did´t mention any filter...

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  • huynt Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 847 W: 15 N: 931] (5079)
  • [2005-10-22 23:05]

Hi David M
Wow very nice shot, very impressvive. Bravo for your great POV and composition. Thanks. Huy

Hello David
Superbe cadrage
Superbes lumières
Superbe image
Une très,très belle photo pour moi

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  • Ged Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 114 W: 0 N: 81] (391)
  • [2005-10-23 4:20]

Hi Dave,

Great night shot.
The reflection is outstanding, the coulours, details and composition are great too.

Well done!

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14493 W: 1047 N: 29302] (138504)
  • [2005-10-23 4:21]

Hi David

Wonderful reflections of the bridge in the water. I like the dual curve. Excellent color & sharpness with well managed lighting. Good work!

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15717 W: 159 N: 27499] (144212)
  • [2005-10-23 8:18]

Bonjour David, Fantastique, les couleurs, composition, trés beaux reflets dans l'eau,
belle lumiére à l'horizon. j'aime.
Bon Dimanche

I can't praise this highly enough; it is absolutely stunning and goes straight into my favourites. The composition to create the sideways "Y" with the reflections is nothing short of inspirational and the colours, exposure and sharpness are excellent.
My only gripe is the brevity of the note; some details are called for I think.

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  • PJE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2045 W: 133 N: 4148] (20758)
  • [2005-10-23 10:05]

Well david this just might become my favorite too I love this absolute stillness! And in such a huge boday of water. Perfect exposure and such a gorgous place. I know you used a tripod in this one, Keep up the creative work!.

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  • sarju Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1045 W: 50 N: 1260] (5324)
  • [2005-10-23 11:12]

Hi David
this one is definitely one of the best photos that I have seen from your side ... composition and the colours are just impeccable .... well done and tfs

This is a really fantastic shot - the exposure is perfect, the water looks so still & gives a great mirror image of the bridge & sky.

I really like the way the curve of the bridge draws my eye away into the distance. Great note too!

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  • gazmo Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 100 W: 32 N: 58] (274)
  • [2005-10-23 12:47]

David, excellent photo with great perspective. Using a high f no. has created a nice star effect with the lighting. I particularly like the effect of the water near the rocks. This is a great photo that shows off some excellent techniques. Even though you have used a superb camera, it is your eye for the image that shines through. Well done and thanks for sharing, Garry

Hello David,
I am very impressed with the beautiful picture and the effort your put into into it (getting all mudy), it was worthwhile. As for the star effect, it is the result of the F/22 aperture. By having it small you get the star effect.

Hi David, An excellent evening shot of the bridge. A well composed picture. You have done a good job to show the bridge, the lights and the reflections. Good catch of the color of the sky.

A wonderful image. All is great here, the point of view, the colors, the subject and the time of day all come togheter to make a superb photo. Congrats.

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  • alon Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 199 W: 20 N: 227] (1289)
  • [2005-10-23 17:17]

That's perfect!
Superb composition, light, colors, reflections, details,.. all is good!
For long time I didn't see such a great shot!

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  • jsec Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 147 W: 29 N: 76] (2154)
  • [2005-10-23 22:16]

Heavy stuff Dave. Right up my street. The whole thing. Especially like the colored lights on the bridge. Nice to see you getting out more.

ps The starry lights are due to the small aperture. You probably wouldn't notice at F2.8.

Hi David,
Waouh, excellent this one, I'm blown away by its clarity, this curvy bridge perspective is a superb subject and it just seems you got everything right in this photo, shooting time, weather, perspective star lights, clarity, colors, PoV, depth !
It's one of the best photos I've seen here for a while, congratulations !
Have a nice day,

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  • Gix Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 607 W: 1 N: 765] (3565)
  • [2005-10-24 5:43]

Hi David,
fantastic the water's perfect stillness!
I presume that the stars are a consequence of the shape of your diaphragm, anyhow the result is grat, excellent geometry in the compo and a general atmosphere almost surrealistic.
Really a great shot, compliments!
Thanks even for the note (and for the computer's time of your son...) ;-D))
ciao, Giorgio

Hi David,
Splendid composition. Very nice bridge at nightfall. Great light, colors and perfect reflections. Excellent perspective. first class work!
Well done.

David -

This is nice - WOW! I love the last light and the crystal clear reflection of the bridge in the river. All of the technical details are right on the money. Again WOW! Well Done.

Thanks for sharing


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  • kclai Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 717 W: 38 N: 500] (2267)
  • [2005-10-25 4:33]

Hi David
That's a great picture, pal. The slow exposure that produces that crispy and smooth water and the gematric feel of the bridge are all well balanced. It is some sort of leading to nowhere, pal.
Great shot, David.
Eric Lai

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  • coco Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5177 W: 140 N: 6388] (30439)
  • [2005-10-25 14:01]

Hi David.
Simply spectacular. Great shot and fantastic reflection and light in the photo.

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  • dolin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1865 W: 361 N: 651] (7369)
  • [2005-10-25 15:42]

Hi David.
Incryoable photo. L'exposition est magnifiquement gérée !
Les couleurs sont incroyables, la profondeur est superbe, le cadrage est un régal.....bref une vraie carte postale.
Very nice shot

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  • bappy (98)
  • [2005-10-25 19:32]

Hi dave, congrats on a fantastic shot. Great perspective really drawing the eye right through the frame. The colours are fabulous with the sun setting and obviously with the shot pointing towards wales it couldn't be better. TFS. Abbie

Brilliant David
You must be well satisfied with this picture.

Best wishes

Hi David!
This is a perfect compo! The lights, colors, sharpness, reflection are prima!


WOOOOW .and WOOOOW again, ...terrific beautiful,
a fantastic composition David, a great perspective and optimal POV for one of a best night shot I've ever seen, COMPLIMENTS!!!!

..and it goes directly in my favourites!!!

have a nice week end, Fabio.

........and another fine angle - really nicely done. A perfect pair!

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  • DiaAzul Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 120 W: 77 N: 235] (1403)
  • [2005-10-28 13:41]
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This does make a lovely picture - particularly the colours and the glassy image in the water.

As several people have pointed out the star shape around the lamps is caused by diffraction caused by the narrow apeture used. The apeture opening is not quite circular - though manufacturers do try to keep the hole as circular as possible - and is more accurately a multisided polygon determined by the number of apeture blades. The number of aperture blades and the shape of the aperture will determine the actual size and shape of the starts.

Now the next stage to take into account is that with such a small aperture each point of light in the image is diffracted in the same way as the bright points of light. The only reason that we see the effect from a bright point light source is due to the contrast of the bright light against its background. If you take an image with lower contrast the star burst effect will still occur, however, what you will see is a lower resolving power of your lenses and less detail in the image due to the blurring caused by diffraction. The net result is that with cropped sensors and small pixel sizes it is better to use a larger aperture (f8->f4) to avoid such diffraction effects. (I hope this makes some sort of sense).

I could also go on to talk about background bokeh at wider apertures, but I think there is enough to digest for the time being.

ciao caio

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  • pady Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 880 W: 60 N: 445] (4800)
  • [2005-10-28 15:15]

After having seen your last photo, I visited your gallery and found this one. I cannot resist to give you 2 more points, so much this picture is wonderful more than the other one. This a great shot.

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  • gelor Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 913 W: 23 N: 338] (3233)
  • [2005-10-31 12:47]

Une superbe composition, une netteté incroyable faisant apparaître les moindres détails d'un bout à l'autre. Une profondeur remarquable. Félicitations et merci du partage. Gérard

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  • pnphan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 203 W: 29 N: 411] (3957)
  • [2005-11-01 22:10]

very impressive night scene photo with beautiful reflection and colors.
very well control of the light David

I give another the honour to make the hundred pointer a fact. David you did kade a fantastic composition, very good night shot, good point of view, very good depth in the photo, very good job, with my compliments.
gr. jaap

Hello David,
Extraordinary compo and great luck that there seemed to be no winds at all and no tide coming in or out. The water looks like a mirror. I don't mind the stars of the lights.
TFS Thomas

Beautiful :)

i wiss i could give 1000 green smiles to this pic. GREAT!!!!

Great color and balance. Well captured and smart. Bill

Eblouissant, je ne vois pas d'autre mot. Bravo David. Amitié, Patty.

I'll tell you what - i have nothing bad to say. I'm impressed! Real nice reflections and very good point of view you have chosen.
Thank you for that!

PS! An informative note too...

I don't know what to say actually,this is wonderful.the colors great,the POV and the composition as well;the rocks in the sea add your shot,and the star effect also.the calmness of the sea really relaxing me,

hi David, I was looking through your previous photos, and just couldn't at least write a word of appreciation for this one...I can't wruite anything new with so many comments already written, except it's just...amazing:-)

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  • Nina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 754 W: 280 N: 116] (5067)
  • [2005-11-22 19:37]

Wow David what a stunning shot! I've crossed that bridge many times always meant to stop and take some pictures, but had other priorities at the time. What you achieved here is fantastic. Congratulations!

-Wonderful colors
-Amazing sharpness and contrast
-Superb composition.
-Excellent POV


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  • Facsi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 50 W: 62 N: 13] (212)
  • [2005-11-29 16:10]

WOW! Amazing shot, strong colours and contrast. The orange line is briliant. I like the star effect on lights. Very good POV, no moving elements on the shot.
Nice shot, bye!

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  • xlgo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 62 W: 0 N: 118] (562)
  • [2005-11-29 16:38]

What a shot - words cannot do it justice - I am gobsmacked. One of the best night shots I have ever seen - it goes straight into my favourites.
Lived in Wales all my life and never yet crossed the Severn Bridge (sad isn't it!!) - I only hope when I do I get the chance to take photographs half as good as this!!

Regards and congratultaions

Excellent shot! The reflections of the bridge and the sharpness are amazing...

superbes couleurs et belle prise de vue...very good!

Amazing shot, this is visual hallucination! That perspective...

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  • anakin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 554 W: 63 N: 528] (2775)
  • [2005-12-04 14:17]

Yeaaah what a lovely shots you have.
Very very good work.Lovely composition and very beautiful lights and colors.
well done

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  • zeca Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2801 W: 157 N: 4803] (19762)
  • [2005-12-05 21:53]

Not too much to say after all the success you´ve got for this photography and all your wonderful work with your camera on all your nice images, David! People said everything! But I have to say that the sharpness is fan-tas-tic!!! WOW! Congratulations!

Hi David,

I haven't had much time for looking on TE lately so I need to catch up with some of your posts.

This photo stands out for being a truly fantastic shot. Everything looks right about it, exposure, composition, colour and subject. This photo has rightly gained much praise, well done.

muhteşem demekten başka bir şey gelmiyor aklıma

terrific picture!!!

Great job. Very special composition and colors

Salut David!
Ta photo est tout simplement exeptionnelle!

Hi David,
This is a great picture! I love it! One of my favorite since I am here on TE.
I like everything in the composition : the bridge which leads the eye towards Wales (thanks for the note!), the reflection of the bridge in the water, the presence of the rocks in the foreground, the color of the sky with the sun setting.
Wonderful picture!


Extremely good night shot , Compliments , everything is nice in this shot one can't do better than this .
I also make night shots if you want take a look at my pics .

wonderful light and composition. Magnífica. Thanks for sharing

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  • Jeppe Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3938 W: 385 N: 4195] (18654)
  • [2006-01-27 17:13]

Many comments of this one - And I can fully understand why - the combination of colours and ligth truly wonderful to watch - well composed and with a magic atmosphere. - My compliment.

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  • nunop Silver Note Writer [C: 6 W: 2 N: 11] (62)
  • [2006-02-06 21:45]

A wonderfull shot... congratulations
as said before, the star effect is from the high f number you used...

I enjoyed particularly the near rocks, the colors at the horizon and the sky's reflex in the water...

the long time of exposion made the water flat almost like a mirror... exelent POV

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  • skomy Gold Star Critiquer [C: 50 W: 0 N: 9] (124)
  • [2006-02-08 0:51]


AMAZING photo..one of my best!
the colors, reflection in the waters, the curve of the bridge, and ur eye that caught all this!


Brilliant night shot. Night shots are always my favourite. The star effect of the lights is beautiful. You have captured a very nice perspective. The depth of field is good. TFS

Hi DAvid
Great composition !!!
STUNNIG colors that u captured.


Beautiful, mystifying shot. Love the colours, the clarity, the cotrast, the balanced composition, the "star effect" of the lights... everything. Let me be the 29th to call it a favourite.

Ouaou....what a nice shot...! I don't have any words to say about this amazing scene. Nice job...Keep..that way.

Vasilis from Greece

What a beautiful photo!!! Delicate colours, reflection in the water, curve of the bridge... everything is perfect!!! Thank you for sharing.

David, your shot is inspirational. Very well conceived and executed. The results speak for themselves. Thanks for sharing!

hi Davi,
this is fantastic,
all is excellent,
best regards

Very cool shot, great colors, great composition

I wouldn't change even a single pixel in this magnificent photo! Great composition, wonderful colours and nice reflections.
Excellent! :-)

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  • imrek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1165 W: 62 N: 1264] (4)
  • [2006-02-18 2:29]

very impressvive photo, nice DOF and compo! I like reflections on water.


bravo, trés réussi le cadrage

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  • Dimis Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 18 W: 0 N: 17] (209)
  • [2006-02-18 5:05]

Wow David

What a Shot!! It almost looks fake. The colours are superb and it is very well captured. I am actually driving over that bridge very often and I have seen those lovely colours the sky makes sometimes but I never thought of stoping to get a shot, I don't think is safe. :)
By the way I love your country of Wales and its people.

Well done David, TFS and take care.

Simply amazing.

Hi David, this photo is absolutely stunning, i am lost of words to say how much I like it... I feel I can just walk into the screen! i will add to my favorites right now
Thank you for sharing it,

No words... I would just add a probable explaination for the "star effect". It could be some diffraction from the tiny aperture you used.

Super photo that gathers much of well earned praise from all.
Only distracting factor to me is this faint glow around bridge pillars in left upper corner.

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 347 W: 0 N: 14] (2808)
  • [2006-03-15 10:02]

Hi David.
This is fantastic. Superb Good quality, good colours, perfect composition.
Well done.

Fantastic view David!!
Muito interessante essa imagem, as texturas, contrastes e a posição do motivo no quadro são fortes. Gosto da atmosfera que a imagem transmite.
Lindo trabalho.

Hi David
Perfect picture;great colours and compo and POV and the DOF is wonderful. TOP!!
greetings Albrecht

Not if I waited years could ever imagine to capture such a amazing picture! You've been lucky. So nice it almost seems unreal! The colors are perfect!

Hello David
The reflections are very good, the water is so still it's almost like glass.
Thanks for sharing


A perfect shot....totally amazing captured....really the best in TE. The aperture is so slow and slow shutter speed worked so well....amazing....the reflection are very effective.

This is one truly stunning photo David!
Proparbly the best one ever!
Composition is magnificent, the way you have managed to capture the lights a nd the reflection in the water is truly stunning.
Good job and effort, it was worth it!

Odd Jarle

Hi Dave,

Lovely photo, I really like this photo. Lovely colors, and the way the light is reflected in the water is very nice. Lovely composition, and really a nice mood in this photo. Thank you for sharing.

- Halgeir

Hi David,
a really perfect composition! I love the sharp colours and the reflection of the bridge, amazing!
you have grasped the right brightness, wonderful perspective!
Well Done and Congratz!!!=D

wonderful shot. great color and detail.

The lights the stillness and you treking in the mud. Just great.Richard.

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  • Steft Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1271 W: 128 N: 1579] (5975)
  • [2006-04-29 7:35]

Hi David,
What can I say, I am stunned. This photo is just amazing! Everthing about it is just perfect.

Hi David
I forgot to critique your TE masterpiece. You won't better this one mate. Great shot, composition, colour, timing and framing. As a night shot fan I am jealous at your masterpiece. Well done.

Hey Yeah,
This is Kim here.
I love your photo due to its DOF. You have chosen the PERFECT angle and timing to take this photo. The water must be bloody calm for you to get this wonderful reflection on the water. Perfecto. I wish i could be with you when you took this photo. But i have one question for you, does the number of stray light from the star effect has something got to do with the lens we used? For example, you are using nikon that gives you 14 reflected stray lights, i think mine sony digital would only give me about 6 countable stray lights. I hope you understand what i mean. Please enlighten me on this.

Superb shot! Cannot get over how still the water is, the whole of 30s there were no waves or any ripples.

Salut David,

Splendide, & quelle maitrise !


This is simply supurb.
Great work man.
Greatly composed image.

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  • dbp Silver Star Critiquer [C: 12 W: 2 N: 1] (2)
  • [2006-06-05 15:30]

fantastic composition David. amazing .

Great picture - I'd love to know what you did to process the picture afterwards (in photoshop?). The smoothness of the water surface looks increadibly flat, how did you manage this?

Hi David
A Great Night shot with wonderful colors, lighting and reflection.

Just one word: Beautiful !!!

Wow David , great perspective and fantastic lighting, your POV is excellent, great work thanks for sharing regards John

nice colours,
well captured
great perspective

Hi David,
Outstanding colours and composition. Very useful note. Thanks for sharing.
Well done, Wojciech

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  • teutza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 995 W: 227 N: 1994] (10590)
  • [2006-07-28 14:23]

hy David! amasing shot indeed..everything is so clear..and beautiful!:)
thank u for sharing it!!!!

Fantastic shot!. The view of the place is great. Colors and sharpness are great. I think the "star effect" on the lights looks really nice. Lovely photo. TFS

I just came over your photo and I was immediately thinking how beautiful this is. This is a most wonderful job and a true master piece.

All the best from Zurich


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  • GREGG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 558 W: 117 N: 1113] (7888)
  • [2006-08-24 12:20]

wow! Hi David!
A wonderful image.
The composition is excellent and nice perspective.

Wow, what fantastic image. The curve of the bridge leads nicely into the frame and the light is stunning. I am green with envy.


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  • rtome Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 142 W: 84 N: 62] (638)
  • [2006-08-24 12:48]

Hi David.
That's feels like the sharpest night shot I've ever seen.
Well done!
Regards, Rob

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  • Ira (101)
  • [2006-08-24 13:12]

great perspective and the reflection ..... this is amazing!

Hi David,

this is a wonderful composition, perfect management of the light, superb colours and very sharp. The reflections are fantastic on the calm water and I like the way you have the bridge coming out of the top corner. Great capture.



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  • jone Gold Star Critiquer [C: 214 W: 3 N: 2] (3231)
  • [2006-09-04 11:26]

Hi David ...
I just have no words... Copliments...
Best regards,
J ;)

very simple but efective explanation.
the metering is what anyone would have wonder.......
greetings frm portugal

Exceptional picture in terms of composition, capture of light and details.
Congratulations ..

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  • picus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 88 W: 12 N: 175] (914)
  • [2006-09-05 16:47]

Hi David,
I'm against putting yet another comment behind a picture that has already so much positive critiques! But I must admit that you pushed the limits so far beyond the usual night shot that I also want to congratulate you! Excellent work.
TFS - picus

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  • talya (0)
  • [2006-09-17 14:05]

super composition and perfect colours .

Ce n'est pas une belle photo, mais une photo exceptionnelle, extraordinaire, un chef-d'oeuvre!!

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  • sebcz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 667 W: 149 N: 348] (2345)
  • [2006-10-17 3:35]

This is incredible shot. I am not going to write anything about that apart from the fact I am breathless and adding it to favourites.

Awesome David! Not much I can add to what's been said. Useful notes re the settings used on your D70. cheers Leon

a true masterpiece...
best regards

Flawless! A perfect image!

The more I look at this photo, the more I like it. Close to perfect.

Hi David

this photo is beatiful.

Bye Alessandro

Perfect perfect perfect, the picture I'm dreaming of to take by myself! The sharpness clearness and saturation are marvelous.
Muito obrigado por ter colocado este tesouro!

Amigo David

Excelente foto, logo até pensei ter grande tratamento de softwere.
Côres lindissimas.

Se puder visite o meu trabalho
Álvaro Cordeiro

that is a great shot, and it does capture the mood. well chosen subject and POV. and the exposure time is also well chosen. A remarkable shot in a remarkable place

Hi David, I have never seen a photo with so many points, but it deserves every one of them it is a pure work of art, your one talented guy.
Kind regards Donald

HI David,
I have been away from TE for a while, but today I just surfed on the site and saw your pic on the front page. Everything is just in place here. The light, the POV, the reflex and the warming sunset colors. I just loved the lamps effects on the sky and water.

This a magic for me. Fantastic picture. Great composition and colours. Water refelction is great. Well done!

wow such a fantastic pic ! great !


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  • pepote (60)
  • [2006-12-19 5:53]

Te felicito por la foto, excelente POV y muy lindo el efecto en el reflejo del puente en el agua. CONGRATULATIONS! REALY BEAUTIFUL!

Hello David,
this is one of the most beautiful scenes at sunset I have seen on TE. Everything is perfect: the composition, the light, the sharpness and the depth of field. The note is very interesting, too.
Really superb

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  • hergi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 699 W: 72 N: 271] (4541)
  • [2007-01-17 6:39]

When I see this photo , I cant write any comment, Because it s wonderful...

İnanılmaz bir kare. Çok süperr. Mükemmel

Thanks for the comment, An abosolutely amazing shot, its hard to imagine it being that perfect in real life. The fact that the lights are so clear in the reflection and the way the bridge curves to give it more depth.

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  • DzULA Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 145 W: 65 N: 50] (840)
  • [2007-02-10 19:07]

... I don't have what to say. That pure photo... Cristal clear, colours, ... I'm proud of U

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  • paura Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7887 W: 56 N: 3948] (26942)
  • [2007-02-15 8:15]

Amazing photo here. POV and lighting excellent.
Very well done.


Lovely POV this gives such a feeling of infinity

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  • scp (34)
  • [2007-03-03 10:33]

Nice picture. Very good POV and nice lightning.
Well done and make some more of these shots.


after all the critiques, I can't say anything else but simply amazing. congratulations!

Hello DLM
Superbe, PDC, luminosité, couleurs,
tout est superbe.

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  • Lyne Silver Workshop Editor [C: 0 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-03-23 11:31]

Hi David !
Superbe photo, perspective et couleurs incroyables !

Looks like Salvador Dali. Very cool.

Hey David!
Absolutly amazing!

  • Dyerco Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 1748 W: 46 N: 2392] (10185)
  • [2007-08-06 21:15]

Hi David

Very nice image. Well composed using the rule of thirds. The bridge makes a great leading line. Also well exposed. Congratulations. By the way the star effect comes from the small aperture opening not the long exposure time. It also looks as if you struck gold in the foreground rock which also adds to the stron composition.


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  • fanoo Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 10 W: 0 N: 55] (500)
  • [2007-08-17 6:25]

hi david
I prefer this photo of the bridge. Great series !
The composition it's more interesting on this take
Great colors, nice perspective and reflection

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  • mikeo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1327 W: 90 N: 1756] (12129)
  • [2007-08-17 6:47]

Hello David,
Its incredible photo! The sharpeness is perfect and it makes this pic so great.
Magnificent colours and great POV...
Just WOW...!!!

Hi David,

Wonderful night shot, blur & orange colors are really nice mixed together on the horizon... The eye just has to follow the bridge to the infinite ;)

Hello David,

I can only join the chorus of admirers of the very beautiful image. The technical aspects of producing such a successful photograph are effectively explained in your engaging note. Warm regards, and have a good weekend,


good depthful picture
good color

What a superb image, David - well worth all the time you spent to capture this. Fabulous colours and composition, and the 30 sec exposure is perfect. I guess it was a still night as the sharpness is excellent (the wind can spoil a 30 sec exposure, even on a tripod). Cheers . . . David

I'm without words!! Great!!



it is excelent photo, capture and color it is wonderfull

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  • MLINES Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2255 W: 203 N: 2719] (12516)
  • [2007-11-12 21:49]

Hi David.A very fine composition with perfect lighting to develop this excellent result. Congratulations. Murray.

Hi David,
Beautiful and impressive composition! Regards, Consuelo

veramente, sembra finta!!

Amazing photo.

gambar yang apik

This is fantastic - so still, so wonderfully timed, amazing colour and capture of light.
there is nothing i can add... well come! i dream of taking such amazing photographs! purchasing a tripod must be next on the agenda!


Hello David,
Excellent shot, perfect composition and exposure, wonderful colours, superb!
Best regards,

Hi David. Wonderful picture. Great composition, great colors and definition. Very well done. PAulo

Hi David, I love this picture! Its one of those pics I see and wish I could achieve something similar. The colours are very rich and the contrast between the different colours is great. And everything has come out so sharp. Well done

Hi David,

Very nice view of this bridge. The sunset colours at the same level of the light of the bridge gives a nice effect...


Hi David.
This is a very-very impressive photo.Congratulations on your accomplishment!
I have just bought the D300 Nikon but I think that D70 still remains one of the best cameras...

Amazing shot!! It is worth much more than the two points that I can give :) . I love the way the birdge wriggles in a snake like manner to ultimately dissolve into the water along with its shadow. The star shaped lights (which, as far I know, is an artifact of short aperture rather than long exposure) look beautiful and contrasty against the still waters and the bluish red sky.

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  • chpp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 612 W: 50 N: 835] (4283)
  • [2009-07-18 13:03]

wow, amazing shot!
simple perfect

Hello David,
you created a wonderful picture. Especially the sharp reflections of the bridge are very good. Colours, POV and composition really meet my approval.
Thanks for sharing!

Regards, Björn

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  • oncel Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 102 W: 26 N: 27] (1407)
  • [2010-02-09 5:29]

excellent photo like painting.



This is simply impressive. Really nice image, and great reflects on water. It's a very sharp image. Congratulations.

WOW David!!!

This is the kind of photo that renders one speechless. The composition, the great angle, the calmed waters, the colors, the creativity...it's a photo that makes me feel peacefull, relaxed...like going fishing jajajaja.

Just Superb


Hi David

Awesome photograph


This is really amazing picture which is really a lesson for a beginner like me... The POV, framing, the pattern and the reflections all together it showing us how to take these type of picture... The depth and the different colors on horizon are really amazing... thanks DLM for your pic.. regards,

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  • mar294 (38)
  • [2011-03-10 10:13]

Very nice! Water like a glass! Good sharp!

good light management with very attractive view...TFS...

Very nice photo, David.
Well composed and I like your chose of shooting place from under the bridge.
Beautiful reflection created symmetry.

Hi David,
Excellent night shot of this architecture.. Superb sharpness, color and clarity.. Also good light management..
Very well done..
Warm regards,

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