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  #136 Where You Live
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Gateway Arch St. Louis       ©2013 dougster
Panasonic DMC-FZ20       8th place, 88 points
1/1000s, f5.6, ISO 80, 36mm, Normal Program, Pattern, no flash
 
Post-Processing: Some cropping and sizing. A bit of saturation adjustment and some sharpening.       Extra Info: The St. Louis, Missouri Gateway Arch on a cool, blustery Wednesday morning in December.
 
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rodger1943
Dec 24, 2013
    I love the simplicity of the arch and the sunburst at the bottom left. Beautiful.

Lo
Dec 16, 2013
    It's a great shot, with or without the top - well done!

Jade O.
Dec 16, 2013
    Top 10 and deservedly so. I like the clipping of the top - I think it is even better that way!

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dougster
Dec 16, 2013
    I could say it was to create a controversy, but that's not correct. I took many many shots and for some reason I could not capture the sun and the top of the arch in one shot. The lens is not wide-angle enough I guess. I could've waited perhaps a half hour for the sun to be higher but it was windy and the ambient temp was upper 20's lower 30's and my patience and endurance was being tested.

Lo
Dec 16, 2013
    I'm curious as to why you chose to eliminate the top of the arch. Certainly an impressive angle and a powerful image, especially with the touch of sunlight at the base.

kerszkavet
Dec 16, 2013
    I love this.
simple, sharp, effective.
great shape, composition.

mrsawyer
Dec 15, 2013
    Like the sunburst. Do not like the crop at the top. Focus and color is good.

babysister
Dec 15, 2013
    Very clean lined and dramatic. One of my favs.

forkcandles
Dec 14, 2013
    The top of the arch is missing spoiling the final result for me
the sun striking the left side may have influenced the final crop.

KJW
Dec 14, 2013
    I really like the angle of the capture, also how you caught the sun glowing in lower corner & it shining off the tower. Only concern is the chopping off at the top, but I suppose if you included the top you would lose the sun glow in corner. Possibly take shot from lower angle & catch top & corner glow? But still in all nice entry.

ambaker
Dec 14, 2013
    Classic view. I could see this as a nice big print on a home or office wall.

Jade O.
Dec 13, 2013
    A classic shot of an iconic structure.
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