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Canary Wharf Lightshow by stevesm Canary Wharf Lightshow by stevesm
In 1992 there was a big lightshow on Canary Wharf Tower, London. I can't remember what it was for now but it ran for a few days and had the letters 'Hi' and some sort of countdown displayed on the windows. You could see it for miles. My Brother in-law was kind enough to take me over there in the evening to do a shoot (Thanks Ian)

Straight shot cleaned up and border added in Photoshop.

*** Daily Deviation Jan 7th 2003 *** - Thanks +olya
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Daily Deviation

Given 2003-01-07
one skill is to create light shows, and another is to capture them. Canary Wharf Lightshow by stevesm looks like a 3d render (but only better). ;) (Wink) this photograph really does look surreal. enjoy! (Selected by +olya) ( Featured by olya )
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Antepli Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2006  Professional
neat shot, when I look atthe blue lighting reflection on the sky, I feel it is another new architecture desgn to be built.
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gwydion88 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2006
WOW, to beautifull to be true!
A very Great shot!!!!!
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underling Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2003   Photographer
We as man, have created some increadible things. Its only natural that we would want to bask in our own glory by capturing these increadible things in such a beautiful state.

You sir, are a gifted photographer.
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direhaggis Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2003   Photographer
This is the type of architecture work that makes me hunger for downtown in the dead of night. The long exposure captured the roof-top flourescents exceptionally well; I love the ethereal quality they have. The hue of the purple and its transparency are perfect (and somehow the building on the right has the same quality!), sumptuous throughout.

The colors of the main building's windows top it off for me. To date, this is the best cityscape shot I've seen. Not to sound like I'm toadying, but I'm glad it's gotten the press it has.
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dikyzarceht Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2003
wow, quite a site...
great shot
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creator07 Featured By Owner May 26, 2003  Hobbyist General Artist
What i liek about it is the blue on the black at the top. How it is so powerful then so perfectly faded. And how the purple gets stronger aas it gets clsoer to it.

Border and font for the text go well too.
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creator07 Featured By Owner May 17, 2003  Hobbyist General Artist
That is crazy!
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C-Novack Featured By Owner May 9, 2003  Professional Photographer
Dammit! I thought I commented on this one...apparently not. Your capture transforms this building into a magical tower full of light, color, and shapes that hypnotize the eyes. You made this towering beast into a beauty to look at...and look up to (with reference to the angle of the shot :-) (Smile) )
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iksik Featured By Owner May 8, 2003
ogo
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liquidshadow Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2003   Photographer
wow!!!
so you're a master!
Now I'm glad you commented my submission!!!!
this one is simply wonderful.
A long work expect me, watching all your submissions...
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banedon Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2003
I can't beleive it's a photo :) (Smile)
That seems to be a 3D creation.
I like the angle you choose!
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supermario Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2003   Photographer
wow, great photo, man! stunning view!

great shot, indeed!
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sazemaster Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2003
yeah amazing.. :D (Big Grin) great pic!
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traerene Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2003
wow!!! that's stunning!! perfect angle!! that is gorgeous! +fav what a unique photo!! you're lucky you got to go get this on film!! what a gem!
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mikhail-mik Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2003
Absolutely fabulous! NICE SHOT! :) (Smile)
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lost-perception Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2003
Dude very nice Job maybe you can give me some pointers. keep up the great work
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fucku Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2003
instant +fav
man thats just great
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lucidream Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2003
redick-u-belious
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soronius Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2003   Photographer
This is amazing, one of the best photos I've ever seen, really... not just on DA, but out of all the photos I've seen. Simply beautiful! I have nothing to suggest :>
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viper007bond Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2003
Wow! Quite beautiful! +fav & download
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kialoui Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2003
Absolutly amesing !
Great photo!
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muzzy-skins Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2003
holy smokes! that is beautiful.
those blue lights at the top are just awesome, they remind me of that scene in some die hard movie where bruce willis is jumping off the ledge to get away from the exploding helicopter.


Thumbs Up :D (Big Grin)
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blackscythe Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2003
amazing photo ;) (Wink)
great job
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slacksoft Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2003
I usually dont pay much attention to the dd but damn, this grabbed my eye.
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3brand Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2003
Hm, great shot. I think the light show was from a performance by a French man named Jean something something de something something. He has these great concerts where speakers are set atop the skyscrapers along with light shows...I'm thinking it was him.

Anyway, amazing shot, glad you captured it.
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princesnoopy Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2003  Hobbyist Photographer
hehe thats cool. I really like the colors! Would have been amazing to go there and see it in person
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obsidianwraith Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2003
:::jaw drops::::o (Eek) h damn, I mean....damn!
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mrbasic Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2003
whoa...wish i could see that in person....nice shot man
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uberbechin Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2003
Wonderful, beautiful...all the adjectives...a fantastic capture. I love all those colors! :D (Big Grin)
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kase9 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2003
wow, unreal, great shot.
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somnambulist Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2003
Very well deserves DD! :D (Big Grin)

Love the lighting, love the angle, love that purple, love it all!w00t!
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niteangel Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2003
wow, the lights are cool! ;P
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drewbrand Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2003
OOooooo Great shot! That purple looks really neat :) (Smile) ....but like some others, I agree that the border should be changed and the font as well. Maybe something smaller, not so bold and "in your face" It kinda detracts from the photo. Otherwise, amazing.....this would make a sweet print! :D (Big Grin)

Later.
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dr3 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2003
Fantastic
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tmpst24myst Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2003  Student Writer
Absolutely gorgeous!! How did you captivate this so perfectly?
It's clean, sheer and the dimensions are fabulous. And I can't even begin to describe the vibrance of the coloring-simply in awe.

Black Rose
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patrick Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2003   Photographer
awesome.
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neliconcept Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2003
wow the light beams play a huge part in this image plus the view point of it is awesome i love the colors and the architectual aspects of this photo

excellent work here
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emicen Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2003   Photographer
Spectacular image! +fav
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squarepush Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2003
this shot is incredibly funky. i love it :D (Big Grin)

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kinesthesia Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2003
wow.. what a beautiful shot.
i wish i could have been in london around that time.

+fav
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nogarap Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2003
!!! +fav
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pacman23 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2003  Professional Digital Artist
holy crap
that looks so dope
the colors are great man
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qrunchmonkey Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2003
There's nothing to say about this photo that hasn't been said allready, so I'll just say I love it.
+fav
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justb Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2003   Writer
Cool shot, it says Hi. :) (Smile)


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swashbuckler Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2003  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, this is soo cool. An amazing shot! The light rays are just to die for. Great color! I can see why this was flagged as a fav 32 times!!!! (Make that 33x) Great job!
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dinyctis Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2003
congratulations on the DD man!! :D (Big Grin) well deserved

an excellent shot we have here, amazing contrast and color.

great perspective as well, makes me feel small
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mitsuhiro Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2003
Love it
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turbulent Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2003   Digital Artist
i love this, +fav :) (Smile)
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mafiarisu Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2003
Wow, that's REALLY great... *+fav*
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anomoli8 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2003
Eyepopping

very nice! a well deserved dd!
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