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Taken in Seattle. Near King St. You can see the train station. I used a Canon T2i 550d a Olympus OM 35-105mm 3.5 lens. Exposure is 30 seconds. The ISO is 100.

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I like this. This type of photo never gets old. The only thing I think I would have done differently would have been to angle up more to catch the tops of the buildings completely and eliminate a bit more of the street which would also give more dark on that edge to balance the brightness on the right side. Also perhaps pan left a bit more so that the building just at right edge disappeared entirely. Awesome shot though! The flares on the street lights is also a nice touch.

What were your camera settings (shutter speed, ISO, etc.)?
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I actuaLLy Like this photo just as it is..I feeL Like I couLd "step into it." I see the cLock toweR on the top Left and am Reminded that time can eitheR go fast oR sLow and theRe is a man on a bike on the Right who appeaRs to just be headed onto the path beside wheRe the Light is emanating fRom, and he is "enteRing the pictuRe." The lights give me an iLLusion of speed and a sense of hope, aLthough eveRything eLse is stiLL in pLace. the LeveL of the buiLdings don't botheR me, because if it went any higheR, I wouLd want staRs in the backgRound and that wouLd distRact me fRom the main event, which is happening on the stReet. I aLso Like how the sign says, "ahead," it soRt of symboLizes foR me that time is yet to come, the Light and the path that the man on the bike is enteRing symboLizes foR me what couLd be, and what path one chooses to take-he couLd eitheR go Left oR Right. And in the middLe of aLL this, theRe doesn't appeaR to be any tRaffic, which is a good sign that some goaLs aRe actuaLLy attainabLe.
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GoodConnie Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
So beautiful! I wanna add this to my wishlist but I can't find the Add to Wishlist button.
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:iconmackingster:
Mackingster Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015  Professional General Artist
Strange. I don't know where it went.
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GoodConnie Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Waaaah! 

Let's just hope I can buy a print of this someday.
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Mackingster Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015  Professional General Artist
:)
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:iconjabroyles:
jabroyles Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015  Professional Photographer
Very well done time lapse exposure!
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:iconmackingster:
Mackingster Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thanks. 
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drinkinbud Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  New Deviant Professional Photographer
awsome :)
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:iconmackingster:
Mackingster Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thanks.
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TearsofTurquoise Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Great colouring! I've never been able to capture a moment like this on camera :)
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Mackingster Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thanks. Lot of it just has to do with lot of standing around. This was an long exposure. I took many that night. It was fun tho.
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TearsofTurquoise Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I've gotten some pics like this that look good on camera, but once I get them on my computer, BAM, they look ugly and blurry! 
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:iconmackingster:
Mackingster Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Professional General Artist
Just takes practice. Make sure the camera is on something that dose not move. Like a tripod or a wall or something along those lines.
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Kitsch1984 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015  Professional General Artist
Very beatiful but is too hard explain my critique in your language for me...
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:iconmackingster:
Mackingster Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015  Professional General Artist
:)
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jrobichaudiovisual Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like it and I know what kind of patience, time and energy goes into these types of time stretch photos.  Yet even though I feel as though I could step into this photo like Gothikgeisha, I also agree with AB-Studio-KS and only to be helpful. The sky is your friend. It doesn't have to be as much sky as in my "Longest Train in the Southwest" photo but even a sliver of sky goes a long way. Its that extra natural drama that would really tie the pic together.  I might also do something to the slight off kilter building leans that follow different vanishing points but other than those easy fixins, this is some really good lightwork and I can tell you put a great deal of time and energy into making them "pop" with buttery smoothness.
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PadraigIsGone Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015
Very Nice. Hope you don't mind, just set this as my desktop wallpaper.

Useless info ahead - The city of seattle bought that train station from BNSF for $1. 

I really miss the PNW
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Mackingster Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Professional General Artist
Feel free to use it as wallpaper.
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regioart Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015  New Deviant Professional Photographer
nice wotk bro keep the good things comming stay in touch thanks for the add i am new at the site
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Mackingster Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconregioart:
regioart Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015  New Deviant Professional Photographer
i had long time precticing the long exp tec maybe we can share tips and stuff
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Mackingster Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015  Professional General Artist
The biggest tip I can give is a good stable platform. Any movement will make the image blurred. Another is patience. Not like one is shooting at 1/8000 a second.
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wlodek01 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  New Deviant
Thanks!
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Heuiin Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Professional General Artist
love the colour of the city...:D (Big Grin) 
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:iconmackingster:
Mackingster Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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Heuiin Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Professional General Artist
:D (Big Grin) 
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DebasishPhotos Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Well done.
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:iconmackingster:
Mackingster Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thanks.
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DebasishPhotos Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Nod :D (Big Grin) 
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AGlimpseOfMe Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Professional General Artist
I love these type of shots. Great job on this! That creative love will always be in you, for it is part of the purpose you have on earth.
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JonathanAlverio Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014
LOVE IT!!!!
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ilNeofita Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
OM lens never disappoint...great image!
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alassea7 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014   Photographer
wow, this photo is really awesome! +fav 
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Mackingster Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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brileigh8 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Student Photographer
I'm in love with how crisp this is without grain, the colours are stunning. Great job!
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Mackingster Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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Premier1er-Stock Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Professional General Artist
I love the light effects! ;-)
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Mackingster Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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Premier1er-Stock Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Professional General Artist
You're welcome!
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Tiriaq Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Professional Photographer
Odd I saw something similar in Flickr frontpage  :)   gj
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mxhrdcr Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014
Awesome, thanks for details, and settings, it's nice for beginners to know how take this kind of pic (but it still hard to take once like this)
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Mackingster Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Professional General Artist
Cold nights it is even harder! :P
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mxhrdcr Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014
Maybe i can take this kind of pic in twenty years ;)
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Growlie26 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This photo is real amazing!
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Mackingster Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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Growlie26 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome.
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Kengeki Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014
Just wonderful! You did a great work, i like the effect of the lights and the theme of the city in the night is suitable!
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Mackingster Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks.
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PiamantArt Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014   General Artist
great work... I love those night shots :)
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Michaeldesa Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Student General Artist
Amazing Work!!!!
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Mackingster Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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Adobe Photoshop CS6 (Windows)
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