Bai Chuang Shyu  

Eye of Guandu by Bai Chuang Shyu

May 2022 - Eye of Guandu

About the Image(s)

Guandu is a place name in Beitou District, Taipei City, Taiwan, which happens to be the intersection of the Danshui River and the Keelung River. Since ancient times, it has been an important habitat for migratory birds; it also has the largest wetland in Taipei City, and its ecology is very rich.
Here is the circular Interchange which is connected to the Bali in the opposite of the river. There is very nicely built observation deck. My Nikon D810 was on tripod on the deck. I used f/15, with IDO of 250 and various speed from 5 seconds to 30 seconds. The car light trails were overlaid. The local enhancement of contrast and saturation were done in Viveza3. It was cropped in PhotoShop.

5 comments posted

Phyllis Peterson   Phyllis Peterson
The Eye of Guandu looks like a very busy scene. But I noticed that you overlaid the car lights in post-editing. The car lights add color and dynamics to the scene. Plus, overall you have the wonderful evening color in the sky. I like how you darkened the corners in the front. Great job!   Posted: 05/05/2022 23:47:00

David Terao   David Terao
A beautifully composed night scene! I like the panoramic view. I'm guessing it was shot with a super wide angle lens and cropped, as I can't imagine how you would have made this image using a panning motion. Very nice details especially the star-burst effect on the street lights. Well done!   Posted: 05/06/2022 04:51:58

Cindy Lynch   Cindy Lynch
This is a well composed, well exposed night shot which has a lot of interest and a nice evening sky. You handled everything well. I like the colors and starburst in the lights. I have no suggestions for improvement. Well done!   Posted: 05/06/2022 09:17:59

Charlie Yang   Charlie Yang
Nice composition, good balance, won't change much.
If anything, would suggest, dial down highlight a tad, so that the starbursts on the left, then into the center, won't over power the main attraction in the middle.   Posted: 05/12/2022 11:13:03

Ray Henrikson   Ray Henrikson
A great night shot, especially the sweeping curve. I cannot offer any suggestions.   Posted: 05/18/2022 21:50:24


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