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  Mini#35 Best of 2016
Entry 4 of 34
Bay Bridge       ©2016 davemisunas
Panasonic DMC-FZ1000       4th place, 152 points
8s, f8, ISO 125, 36mm, Manual, Spot, no flash
Post-Processing: In Lightroom ... lighten exposure, lighten shadows, darken highlights,
brighten colors-saturation, clarity, vibrancy
      Extra Info: San Francisco/Oakland Bay Bridge...
San Francisco Sky Line in Back Ground
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Jan 10, 2017
    Congrats, love this shot, great colors.

Jan 10, 2017
    Congratulations - you really nailed the composition and exposure on this one.

Jan 10, 2017
    Thanks for viewing and commenting on this photo… Ed and I had an adventure getting to the remote location for this shot hiking up and down steep hillsides surrounding the bridge we also had to cross over a ravine by walking across on an extension ladder that was laid down and spanning the ravine … we entered almost identical images in this challenge ( we had not discussed what each of us had planned to enter) fortunately he entered his in the open category… I played with the lighting trying dark, high contrast, amped up colors all looked good but this one looked the most natural so went with it… thanks for voting.

Jan 9, 2017
    Beautiful photo Dave. I noticed you uploaded this one in a much smaller dimensions than you usually do. Was that on purpose for some reason?
Congrats on a high finish!

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Old Finn
Jan 9, 2017
    Nice view, well composed. In my favorites.

Jan 9, 2017
    A nice view of the bridge. At 8s the water looks like ice under the bridge, nice composition.

Anthony Comyn
Jan 9, 2017
    A beautifully captured scene! Love it.

Jan 8, 2017
    Very nicely taken to capture so much detail in low light circumstances. The composition is beautiful, and the exposure spot on.

Jan 8, 2017
    almost skipped over this one because it is so close to this shot that won in a recent dpreview challenge.
and like any famous location, tons of people are going to take virtually the same shot.

so after i decided they aren't by the same photographer i looked closer. i like your capture of the lights. looks a bit more natural to me. and yes, its too bad we can't post entries with much higher resolution. nice shot.


Jade O.
Jan 8, 2017
    This is a beautiful shot, well composed and framed, with a sense of drama to it. I'm particularly attracted to the colour pallette with the reds and greens adding punch. On my monitor I think it looks a little light for a night shot and needs a little sharpening, but otherwise it is hard to find fault.

Jan 7, 2017
    Lovely shot, Dave. You have definitely surpassed me in mastering your FZ1000. What an adventure we had getting to this location together, eh? It's no wonder people are assuming this entry and the one I did in the OPEN category are from the same person.

Jan 7, 2017
    Almost the same as one in the open. Probably not the same photog. I like them both and they will both be in my TT.

Jan 7, 2017
    Very nice bridge and city photo. I know where you were. Just don't think I could have gotten that good a shot.

Jan 7, 2017
    Very nice shot. On the framing I would advocate for raising the view to capture less water and more bridge.

Jan 7, 2017
    Nailed the exposure. It's great to see some colors in the night sky.

Jan 6, 2017
    Very nicely done - great composition, timing, exposure.

Jan 6, 2017
    I assume this is the same photog as the Open entry. They are both terrific, fantastic light, colors and composition. I think I like this better than your other entry, it's more natural looking the I particularly love the sky colors.
Edited on Jan 6, 2017

Jan 6, 2017
    a great start to the entries in this challenge.
great frame
well balanced

Jan 6, 2017
    Excellent capture of light and also the use of shutter speed at 8s to smooth the water.
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