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Java Tower

Java Tower
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Copyright: Niek Bouwen (SunToucher) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1376 W: 234 N: 1593] (8380)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-01-30
Categories: Architecture, Nocturnal
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 DC EX HSM
Exposure: f/4, 1/10 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Almelo [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-02-02 11:25
Viewed: 2069
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I know, its no Amstedam, London, New York or Paris. But I have to it with my own city. I've never really tried nocturnal shooting, but some of the photos that I saw here on TL really inspired me to go out and try it.

This is a view on currently the tallest building in Almelo, the Java Tower. Plans are to build more highrises in the near future.

I am not that happy with my POV, since the boat with the lights is blokking my view. But I didn't want to stand in the water. The boat with all the light is actually a pancake restaurant.

Shot in RAW with cable remote and mirror lock up, white balance adjustment to 3000K. Converted to JPEG. Levels, USM, frame and rezise.

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Interesante vista con muy buenos detalles en una imagen que no es fácil obtener con esta calidad.
Un saludo, JL.

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  • Pops71 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 252 W: 24 N: 523] (2093)
  • [2007-02-02 11:38]

Hi Niek,
Nice composition. I kind of like the view of the boat with the lights and the highrise building on the back. Nice colors.

hello niek!
beautiful night shot with great compositon and light.

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  • sebak Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 131 W: 12 N: 25] (433)
  • [2007-02-02 12:39]
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Hi Niek,

a very nice picture, but someway it looks askance... But a nice idea and a good result! Well done


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  • biblio Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 523 W: 6 N: 225] (2498)
  • [2007-02-02 13:36]

Nicely seen and made Niek,Could you stand on the gangplank of the boat and get a clearer view of the Tower, as for the straight horizons? well I don't think it really matters here,OK so it is not perfect however it still is an interesting image, and it shows us a particular aspect of life in Almelo, and hey you get to go out with a camera and play...;-))

good use of the ultra wide angle lens here Niek :)
i like the comp and framing here, it shows the characteristics of the lens very well :)
excellent sharpness and details :)

back later :)

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  • mpr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 7 N: 344] (2280)
  • [2007-02-04 12:32]
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Hi Niek

I've been away for a while and it's good to see a posting from you. I too have been considering doing some night shots and you work is inspiring me just like you were inspired. Nice, sharp work here. The leading line of the rope is a nice touch. Looks like you have a little distortion from the wide angle, but it could be my eyes. Nice work!!

I actually like the POV. Look at the fore-shortening on the rope. It's brilliant ;-) ;-)
Well done Niek.
Best regards, Daniel

Nice warm colors. The post and rope gives the image a foreground. Well done. Reid

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