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CPH Photo Marathon - 17. Citiy asleep

CPH Photo Marathon - 17. Citiy asleep
Photo Information
Copyright: Jens Schroder (HeadlessGuy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 163 W: 83 N: 498] (2282)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-31
Categories: Daily Life, Architecture, Nocturnal, Mood
Camera: Canon 40D
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/1.25 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Travelogue: Copenhagen Photo Marathon 2008
Theme(s): TEXAS EXCELLENCE AWARD I [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-09-23 0:56
Viewed: 2248
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is the 17th photo I took during the Copenhagen Photo Marathon 2008.

The theme for this photo was City is sleeping.

This is shot in one of the small side streets to the main shopping street. Not having a tripod I rested the camera on its side and edge of the lens as with the previous shot.

Iíve uploaded 18th, 19th and 20th photo in the workshop.

The competition rules did not allow for any photo manipulation or PP at all. All had to be done in camera. These are straight from my G9 with only resize.

The winners of the competition have been announced and you can see the photos on www.fotomaraton.dk. The English part of the site is not up to date but click Galleri in the top and the Vinderbilleder 2008. You need to select the 1st, 2nd or 3rd price in the bottom dropdown. There were two competitions, Digital and Classic.

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Hi Jens,
I like this !
Absolutely cracking.
Very well done !

Best regards, Daniel

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  • Tezza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 213 W: 97 N: 368] (3380)
  • [2008-09-23 2:47]

The extremely low camera angle is the key to this impressive image. The softly lit flowers add a nice touch.

The POV give a nice texture of the ground and the blue mood (sky and reflection in the windows) is great !

This is truly outstanding Jens, you get an award for this one! Amazing sharpness for 2.8 I must say. For me, I would have done F9 and set up for a long exposure. I love the star patter that comes from that. But this is jaw dropping here, LOVE the low profile here, with the light on the street stones! Excellent!

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2008-09-28 0:48]

Hi Jens

I think this shot is very under rated. Good sharpness & nice blue skylight reflections in the windows. The biggest strength in this image is the perspective. The twin curves break the pattern of the usual straight lines seen in most perspective shots. Finally, there is good shadow detail & texture on the cobbled fg street. And the low shooting angle & shallow dof work well here, too.

The reflection on the glass of the windows is a cool aspect of this image in addition to the soft glowing moon. I took a similar shot recent where I set my camera on a sill to catch an illuminated church spire with the moon in the sky. It's fun to improvise when we're not quite prepared.

Keep shootin'


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