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Kua Tang Bridge with Lamps

Kua Tang Bridge with Lamps
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Copyright: Chris Jules (chrisJ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-10-23
Categories: Nocturnal
Camera: Nikon D 90
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/3 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-11-07 0:30
Viewed: 1283
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another bridge (Kua Tang) in the Old Street Canal area of Wuxi. The building at right behind the bridge is Starbucks, and it's in a new building that looks like an old Chinese teahouse, if that makes sense. I liked the 3 lamps here. They were oe, so I added red & magenta to the white highlights, to approximate what the eye sees.

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  • MONARD Gold Star Critiquer [C: 52 W: 0 N: 13] (6)
  • [2011-11-07 1:13]
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Hi Chris ,
Another very nice nocturnal picture .... The composition is excellent ! Ernest .

Hi Chris
WOW What a beautiful illumination bridge captured with very good details and lovely lighting.
Best Wishes

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  • brech Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 539 W: 135 N: 1111] (3045)
  • [2011-11-07 10:02]

A stunning image that captures the arch of the bridge bathed in a warm light. Very crisp and sharp details with the reflectred lights on the water adding a special visual touch.

Very Nicely Done


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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2011-11-07 10:50]


Grandisoe captage de ce pont superbe image et compo avec ces lumières, les reflets, fantastique compo et image.
Bravo et amitié


I admire the another nocturnal shot which is well taken from a well thought POV, Chris!

The bridge is simply wonderful and indeed the three hanging lamps add much to the overall appeal of the picture. Good control on light and well done PP work!

Thanks and regards,

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  • Doudou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 667 W: 2 N: 1533] (8802)
  • [2011-11-07 11:37]

Bonjour Chris,
Là, on y est, le pont avec ces petits lumignons, une jolie teinte de rose due aux reflets...
Une belle gestion pour mettre les lumières en valeur...
Bravo, tous mes compliments pour cette merveilleuse série qui nous éblouie...

Hi Chris
marvelous play of lights on the water. good nocturnal shot. good sharpness of the bridge and the buildings. fine PP work for nice colors replacing OE lamps. the composition is accurate and balanced.

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  • VicZik Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 528 W: 82 N: 950] (4812)
  • [2011-11-07 12:10]

Hi Chris,

A real nice night shot... Excellent POV, DOF and color....If I was posting this I would in PP add some color to the white wall, perhaps a shade of the bridge stone color. Well done.


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  • MLINES Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1350 W: 102 N: 1081] (9125)
  • [2011-11-07 12:15]

Hi Chris, An excellent almost dark image. Certainly a wonderful place to visit. Excellent work in a good series. The angle works well and the reflections a key component. TFS. Murray

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2953 W: 139 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2011-11-07 12:53]

Hi Chris,
Beautiful colorful artificial lighting in this nocturnal shot with marvelous reflections in the water.
I like the composition with this archway dominating the presentation.
Good shot.

Francis Xavier

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2011-11-07 13:08]

Hello Chris,
Looks like an interesting vecinity but the lighing is empehsis is on the banks and the bridge. A cross of probably a church in the background is looking nice. Beautifully caught image in fine details and exciting nocturnal colors. Well done. Thanks for sharing.
Best Wishes,

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  • jackal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 26 N: 808] (9456)
  • [2011-11-07 13:27]

Hi Chris,
a great series of night shots, the lights on and under the bridge really make it an attractive shot, surprised at only 1/3sec

Good morning Chris,

A perfectly constructed as to the orderly presentation of the elements!
The animation of the lights of all colors, this sublime composition.
Good management of the subtle light effects.
Well done thank you for sharing this great night shot.

kind regards


Hi Chris,
Beautiful Bridge well taken at the blue hour,
wanderful reflection on water and architecture,
nice colors and light and composition,

Hi Chris...nice evening shot with excellent focus and sharpness. It looks like your white balance could be adjusted a little cooler. Nice work though.


Olá Chris
I am impress how you do the night so visble and with good architecture lines ...
Good composition with good lines perpective
Um abraço

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 452 W: 66 N: 1002] (10532)
  • [2011-11-09 5:35]

Hi Chris,

It is well shot, I like low light shots that can comforts us, our eyes and palpating also you added well colour to those three lamps but there is peeping the latest model of vehicle, well shot beautiful colours and scene too, TFS.


Good one Chris , A Starbucks in Wuxi , hey hey a KFC or a Taco Bell farther along the canal perhaps , oh definitely China is changing and that we can tell , even the cars to the left of the bridge appear quite new to me , the highrises and all are sure signs that economy is booming ! No traces of garbage lying around on the street or in the canal in all your photos of the city i noted , well looks like a pretty clean city to live in .
I see your point in coloring the lamps cause they were oe'd , a tinge of red and magenta did the job to match closely the orinal tone , well thought now the blown out white is gone as this would have hurt the shot due to its prominence and position in the frame. Well done .
Thanks Chris for the trick and for your response to my own photo of the white cats , i'll do this with the original image by adding a tinge of very very light beige from the color sampler of my editor, i know i did it to the uploaded one but did not overdo it as you know , worth giving it a try again !
Happy shooting in Wuxi my friend,

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