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Tempe Town Lake | Oct 24th, 2005
24 | October
"Tempe Town Lake"

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General: 8:49 PM on 10/14/05 | Canon 20D
Technical: 30sec | f/22.0 | 18mm (29mm) | ISO-400
Lens: EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Exposure Mode: Manual
Exposure Bias: +0
Flash: No

I've been wanting to get some Tempe Town Lake reflection pictures for a while now, so when Abe invited me to go shooting there last weekend, I jumped at the chance. (Guess I'm just too lazy to drive all the way up there myself :P).

Anyway, the reflections were beautiful. Here is one of the better views (taken inbetween the bridges). I apologize if it's off a bit rotationally; it looks fine to me, but using the wide angle it is hard to make everything look straight and level.

categories: night reflections

Thoughts of: Deb
October 24th, 2005 at 12:14 PM

This is very nice...great reflection!

Thoughts of: @lbedo
October 24th, 2005 at 1:19 PM

Wow, I love the contrast between the fuzzy/blurry water and the oh so sharp bridge.

Great shot man !

Also love the 'stars' (street lights).

Thoughts of: Michael S
October 24th, 2005 at 4:59 PM

I love this shot. You made the most of the wideangle lens. Is the image sepia toned? (or is it my monitor?) anyway, well done.

Thoughts of: Mark
October 24th, 2005 at 7:05 PM

Starbursts are great, perfect reflection.

I like the one lone "star" down at the very end.


Thoughts of: james
October 24th, 2005 at 8:48 PM

Great shot. The rotation doesn't bother me at all. I think it adds to the dynamism of the composition. Great work here.

Thoughts of: Nik
October 25th, 2005 at 7:42 AM

wow! I love this!

Thoughts of: Ryan
October 25th, 2005 at 9:14 AM

The image is not sepia toned; the lights are quite "warm", so that's probably what you're talking about. I could have adjusted the white balance to display white lights, but that would have had a different effect...not the one I was looking for, and not as true a representation of the scene.

Thoughts of: Mom
October 25th, 2005 at 11:19 AM

Stunning - I love the bursts of light with soft reflection. The asymmetrical lines add a lot of interest and the monochromatic tones allow one to be captured by the mood.

Thoughts of: Abe
October 27th, 2005 at 1:57 AM

This turned out really well. I wish we would have had a little more time for shooting on that Friday night.

Thoughts of: zac
October 27th, 2005 at 11:05 AM

i spent a month in tempe - and if i recall correctly, this lake looked more like a dried up riverbed then. those reflections in the fence are killer.

Thoughts of: John
October 28th, 2005 at 8:16 AM

Great shot! I like the way the left bridge forms a diagonally straight line, but the the shot angle and wide lens distorts the right bridge to look curved up (Is the bridge curved right to left? It appears so.). One of the things I like about a picture is interest to cause eye movement around the frame. Diagonals, curves, and similarities (shapes, patterns, colors) provide a path for the eye. This shot is very good in accomplishing that. Good eye behind the camera! That lone light between the bridges is a drawing spot for the eye to land on after following down the bridge (either side). And the difference in bridge architecture makes your gaze bounce back and forth across the water for comparison.

Wow- I said a lot about this one.

Thoughts of: genedavinci
November 3rd, 2005 at 5:29 AM

great night shot! love the blazing feeling of this take. the reflection of the bridge is very cool. great great composition there. very nice!

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