Masterclass: Lighting (non-flash)

Challenge #1 in the Masterclass: series. Hosted by Alvatrus.
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Chicago Color at Dark
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This image was captured in Chicago's Millenium Park. It was processed in PS with only normal levels/curves adjustments and with a little burn on the flowers. The scene was lit only with the exiting sidewalk lights. The beauty of this spring image (my camera date is wrong, it was taken last week) is the lighting on white Flowering Pear trees and the tulip plantings leading the eye to the back of the Crown Fountain. The blue around the Crown Fountain is the background light shining through the fal
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Submitted: Thursday, 22nd April, 2010 22:06 (GMT)
Taken: Tuesday, 11th August, 2009
Focal length: 24 mm
Shutter speed: 1/6 sec
Aperture: F9
ISO: 800
Notes: Shot with the D700 on a carbon fiber tripod and Markins ballhead. I went for an f9 aperture to capture the tulip forground in focus.
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