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Water - Music - Light

Water - Music - Light
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Copyright: Werner Dirla (werdir) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-10-20
Categories: Artwork, Nocturnal
Camera: Nikon D90, AF-S DX VR Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED, 67 mm Hoya UV
Exposure: f/8, 1/15 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-10-24 5:23
Viewed: 1376
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The water show at Caesar’s pier was probably the most visually interesting thing we saw while visiting Atlantic City. The show ran once an hour, and there were two different shows, one for the daytime crowd, and another more seductive one for the evening crowd. The music was quite loud, but enjoyable, and the water literally danced to it. My wife and I watched 4 or 5 of these, and I’d still go back to see it again.

My first thought was that since I didn’t have a tripod with me, I’d use a railing to steady the camera. As it turned out, the music was so loud that it shook the building and hence, the railing vibrated also. I went into handheld mode and steadied myself as best I could.

Shot in RAW, manual mode, converted to jpeg, corrected tilt by 1.5 degrees, cropped, added a touch of contrast and applied an unsharp mask.

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hello nieghbour this is very artistic work and very nice love the different shades and colours in this one
tfs regards bryan

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2010-10-24 7:09]


fantastique iamge quel effet ces lumières, quel pastele de couleur, le captage est merveilleux, superbe effet, tous ce jet en deux parties colorés, superbe.

Bravo et amitié


Hello Werner

Almost looks like the light bright toy I had as a child. Good capture for such long exposure. TFS


Nice symmetrical abstract Werner ... well done handheld. I'm afraid I would be way too unsteady to even attempt a handheld night shot.
Well done!

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2010-10-24 9:55]

Hi Werner,
A splendid dancing water display mixed with colored lighting. An adequate shutter speed to freeze to an extent the water!
Nice composition from this POV!
I like this display, it's eye catching and artistic.
My best regards,

Francis Xavier

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  • JT50 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 273 W: 6 N: 320] (1524)
  • [2010-10-24 12:32]

Hi Werner,
Excellent. Looks real good
with all the lovely colours.

Dear werner,
Lucky you having beautiful recreational visits to such places and experiencing so lovely moments however here you very nicely captured these colorful lights producing accurate exposure to show this water show:))
Best Wishes

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  • sela Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 633 W: 11 N: 1379] (8213)
  • [2010-10-24 13:23]

HI Werner, this is really an eyecatcher, a wonderfully composed and presented watershow image with beautiful lights. It´s artwork, too. TFS.
Regards Rose

Hello Werner,

A most unusual post!
It is very attractive with its bright, beckoning colours, set against the contrasting b/g.
The symmetrical composition suits this type of shot, emphasising its regular pattern.
The details of the rising water columns are delightful and really grab interest.

Have a good day,
Bev :-)

Boa tarde Werner,
Very good experiment, not usual in your portolio.
Great capture, rich and warm colors.
Very well done,

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2010-10-25 11:29]

Hi Werner,
great work.Beautiful light and colors show.Beautiful rithym.TFS.Necla.

Hi Werner,
Excellent contrast and presentation,
good colors and sharpness.

with no tripod this worked well, seems sharp, nice colors and exposure, i have been there and its an amzing water/light show,
thanks, scott

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