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City Nights by EllipticalSpace City Nights by EllipticalSpace
2013 James Hackland
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citypainter Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice. Not long ago many of those buildings were parking lots.
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EllipticalSpace Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
Thanks. Yes, this city changes extremely quickly!
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Bartonbo Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Professional Photographer
Great capture. Would live to see the exif data on your camera settings!
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EllipticalSpace Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
Thanks. f11 @ 30s ISO 200 was the main exposure but I also did some manual blending from a shot with a shorter exposure.
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Bartonbo Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Professional Photographer
Very nice work. What camera are you shooting with? I love Canada. I work there a few times a year. I was just in Vancouver and there are some recent additions to my gallery of some of the night shots I did there.
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EllipticalSpace Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
Thanks. 5D MK II

What line of work are you in?

The west coast is beautiful, I want to get out that way again soon.
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Bartonbo Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Professional Photographer
I shoot with the same camera as well. I am a field engineer so my work takes me all over the place. My brother and I also have a photography business and we do weddings and other events.
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EllipticalSpace Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
Keeps things interesting always getting to see new places!
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ZerberuZ Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
awesome night shot dude !
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EllipticalSpace Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
Thanks man!
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ZerberuZ Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
you're welcome
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wonderboy4 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist
I so love this photo! Awesome work, I'm such a fan of night photography and you definatley know what you are doing : )

This is a real gem! Thanks for sharing!
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EllipticalSpace Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
Thanks, glad you like it.
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TheSorceressRaven Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful shot :)
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EllipticalSpace Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
Thanks.
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TheSorceressRaven Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
you're welcome :)
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Yagamiseven Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
This is really nice
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EllipticalSpace Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
Thank you.
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renegadeofpeace Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
How would this count as Urban Exploarion again?
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EllipticalSpace Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
Why do you think that it isn't?
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renegadeofpeace Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
Urban Exploration in the photographical aspect is anything that is abandoned/derelict/etc.

I don't want to sound offensive and while this is indeed a very impressive photo but it is not urbex themed. It is a cityscape, the fact that you took it from for example the roof of an abandoned building doesn't change that.

You see my line of thought I hope, this way nearly any urban themed photo could be labelled as urbex.
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EllipticalSpace Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
I understand your point and agree that the photo is a cityscape but it does not change the fact that it was taken while urban exploring (by definition). I think you may need to familiarize yourself with the definition of "urban exploring" because it includes far more than just abandoned and/or decaying structures. Because what you are saying is that rooftopping, draining, climbing bridges or anything similar is not UE. Or at least the photos taken during that activity are not. Similarly by your definition I could go and take a picture of a decaying wall of an active building in a shady neighbourhood and call it an urbex photo. My point is that the definition of urbex is not restricted to abandoned or derelict buildings.

Now with that said, I too prefer abandoned and ideally decayed locations more than anything else but I also like to change things up every once in a while and explore something different.
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renegadeofpeace Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
"Because what you are saying is that rooftopping, draining, climbing bridges or anything similar is not UE. Or at least the photos taken during that activity are not."

I only think the second part, but after a quick ask-around with my teammates and urbexer friends I realized that they were divided on the question much like us now. Basically it boils down to personal opinion in the end, I understand your reasons, but think otherwise, while you understand mine, but have the opinion of urbex covering a wider scale of themes.
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EllipticalSpace Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
I think everyone just needs to go out and explore what they enjoy and not worry about labels.

Out of curiosity, what started this discussion? Are you a contributer of a group I submitted the image to?
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Ice-calibr29historia Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is gorgeous! Fab photo.
I miss seeing my hometown at night.
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EllipticalSpace Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
Thank you.
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Ice-calibr29historia Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome :)
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WildDragonfly Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fabulous capture :D T.O Looks so pretty at night :heart:
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EllipticalSpace Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
Thank you. It can be.
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