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Evening in Osaka

Evening in Osaka
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Copyright: David Jessop (WhiteKnight) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1199 W: 130 N: 2138] (12018)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-10-29
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Nikon D200 Digital SLR, Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 DC EX HSM
Exposure: f/20.0
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-11-02 2:50
Viewed: 2800
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
An HDR combination of 2 exposures.. Sadly my tripod isn't very big and butch so I'm not getting the pics as sharp as I should - bearing in mind that one of the exposures was nearly 30 seconds..However this gives you an idea of the moat around the castle and how it all looks in the evening..

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Hello David.

You're making extraordinary shots and this one is beautiful in every aspect. POV is great and makes "splitting" story, that I like. And of course, I love HDR and you made it great. Just at the edge od "natural" and I love it!

Great work! Goes to favs! :-)


Hello David.
Stunning result of your work with HDR.
Sharpnes, no need to be 'sharper', it should made it unnatural'.
Composition and the reflection in the water, makes it a perfect looking picture.
Best regards, Jan

Hi David.
a commendable effort here, in terms of the exposure.
I think clarity is pretty decent as well.

Well done.
Best regards, Daniel

Hi David,
Like the composition here. The main building is nicely of centre and the edgy wall act as the miror line between reality and reflection. Superb clear colours. The dark almost purple sky creates a fine evening mood.
Great posting David!

This is a WOW type of image. I love the detail in this HDR. I am used to seeing these types of walls around the Imperial Gardens in Tokyo but the castle is new to me.
I think the reflections and the detail in the rock are outstanding.
I'd probably give a left arm of a right leg for a shot like this!
I keep scrolling up to look at it!! Very well done, is this one going on your wall?

Oh man!! This rocks David! LOVE the glow of the castle, but yet you can see the rocks in the FG! That is what HDR does for you and I love it! The combo of blue and yellow is real nice! what a cool moat! Any gators in there? Nice work!

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  • wilth Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 43 N: 520] (2028)
  • [2008-11-02 8:18]

Hi David,
Non "butch" tripod notwithstanding, the composition and good lighting of this image saves the day for whatever little sharpness might have been given up.
Excellent job; I've seen this in person many times but never with this visual impact.
Good work,

Hey WK,

This is not bad at all - probably one of my favourites you've posted. Sharpness looks fine, maybe at full res it loses a bit. Good HDR to give it that very slight surreal sort of look.


David, You certainly have the HDR combo perfected. This is awesome. I really like the reflection in the water as well as the lighting effect on the castle. Very interesting image. Well done! Lisa

Hi dear friend,
interesting textures in it.
Amazing view and reflections.
I like the contrast between the warm and cold tones.
Nicely seen and presented.
Have a lovely day.

hi David!

great view..superb POV!

well done
Kiss from Italy

Super reflections in this shot, David. There is a lot of dark and unused space in this image, which in my opinion adds to the mystique. Wonderful interpretative shot! Cheers and prosit!

JoeGoff, Louisville, KY

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