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What's Old is New Again

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 1 February 2013 in Architecture and Portfolio.

Another return to the series that I call "What's old is new again." This was a nighttime capture of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco that I photographed back on April 15, 2008. The original photo that I posted wasn't the greatest as far as detail and I thought that I would try to do some editing to bring out greater detail. What do you think?

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Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

so beauty shot
Have a lovely day :)

1 Feb 2013 8:18am

Akbar&Armaghan from Gorgan, Iran

Excellent shot,Very beautiful scene

1 Feb 2013 8:21am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

This has a much sharper and more defined look than the original.

1 Feb 2013 9:04am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Is this the same shot? The clarity and sharpness is amazing. Nice transformation

1 Feb 2013 9:36am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Lovely sharpness and clarity in the new version - and always a great shot!

1 Feb 2013 11:09am

Mohammad/N from Shiraz, Iran

Amazing night on GOLDEN GATE
so prefect

1 Feb 2013 11:21am

Laurette from Johannesburg - Fourways, South Africa

A beautiful night capture of this magnificent bridge. You did very well in editing the new version with much more clarity and sharpness in the new version. Well done !

1 Feb 2013 11:23am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Wow, your processing since then has greatly improved, Steven. You've turned a snapshot into a masterpiece. Well done!

1 Feb 2013 12:07pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

The new version is much improved. Excellent work !

1 Feb 2013 1:15pm

tataray from france, France

Excellent. Très brillant traitement.

1 Feb 2013 1:28pm

franz from Baden, Austria

it has really gained by the additional editing, although the older version, seen by itself, was beautiful in its own right ...

1 Feb 2013 1:36pm

Denise from granby, québec, Canada

I think you did a great job! You already had a great composition with this deep blue sky contrasting with the elegant golden silhouette of the bridge, and you just add this little extra sharpness that makes it fantastic!

1 Feb 2013 1:49pm

yo from Ile de France, France

Oui ! Celle-ci est beaucoup plus nette ! Excellent !

1 Feb 2013 2:53pm

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Grandios gemacht.

1 Feb 2013 3:43pm

Tracy from Charlotte, United States

Fantastic difference! Well worth the effort to re-work it!

1 Feb 2013 4:33pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

It definitely improves the previous one in my opinion. Excellent post-processing work.

1 Feb 2013 5:39pm

Florence from Paris, France

This bridge deserves its name. Shining and glowing. Brilliant point of view and brilliant compo Steven.

1 Feb 2013 6:38pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

Well, this one is the best. Well done!

1 Feb 2013 7:26pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Fabulous light in this lovely image.

1 Feb 2013 7:32pm

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

Superb, the very best !~

1 Feb 2013 8:26pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

A very beautiful light !! Looking at our photos from 2008 ...sure we do something else now !!

1 Feb 2013 8:39pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Gorgeous view of the illuminated bridge and land; the lighting on the water is amazing!

1 Feb 2013 9:44pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

A real cracker, nice one

1 Feb 2013 9:48pm

destani from mashhad, Iran

Excellent ! 5*****

1 Feb 2013 10:12pm

N.Shoosh from Shiraz, Iran


1 Feb 2013 11:28pm

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

The difference is really impressive ... Fabulous night shot and excellent processing !!! Great job Steven ...

1 Feb 2013 11:41pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Amazing the difference! This is just beautiful! I love the color. Fantastic processing!

2 Feb 2013 12:26am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

Definitely better sharpened and slightly better highlight control. An already lovely photo improved.

2 Feb 2013 1:00am

Irene from San Francisco, United States

I checked out your original one, this one is better!

2 Feb 2013 1:34am

L'Angevine from Angers, France


2 Feb 2013 9:31am

Enzo from Lausanne, Switzerland

Superbe composition, angle de prise de vue et lumière nocturne!

2 Feb 2013 4:38pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

Congratulations! :)

2 Feb 2013 8:07pm

Bruno F from Planète Terre, Europe, France

Congrats on your spotlight ! Really nice one !

2 Feb 2013 8:10pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Splendid light. Congrats on the Color Spotlight.

2 Feb 2013 8:36pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Congratulations on your SPOTLIGHT! well deserved!!!

2 Feb 2013 8:41pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Congratulations on the Spotlight Steven! Well deserved!

2 Feb 2013 8:56pm

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

Congratulations on this well deserved Color Spotlight Steven !!!

2 Feb 2013 9:25pm

Denise from granby, québec, Canada

Congratulations for the Color Spotlight! It was worth it to rework! ;-)

2 Feb 2013 9:53pm

destani from mashhad, Iran

Congratulations on your SPOTLIGHT!

2 Feb 2013 10:51pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Oh yes, this version is much crisper. Congratulations on the Color Spotlight!

2 Feb 2013 11:18pm

Enzo from Lausanne, Switzerland

Congrats on the Color Spotlight!

2 Feb 2013 11:36pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


3 Feb 2013 3:50am

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Congratulations ... your re-processing definitely worked wonders!

3 Feb 2013 6:21am

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

A most impressive site

3 Feb 2013 9:23am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

...and congratulations on the color spotlight !

3 Feb 2013 9:27am

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Right on ! Congratulations for the well deserved Spotlight, Steven :-)

3 Feb 2013 9:50am

Laurette from Johannesburg - Fourways, South Africa

Congratulations on your Spotlight. Well deserved !

3 Feb 2013 10:13am

Tinx from Kuressaare, Estonia


3 Feb 2013 10:20am

JDY from Aberdeen, United States

I never saw the original so I can't compare. this looks good

3 Feb 2013 11:20am

@JDY: Thanks, JD! Just click on the link (highlighted in green) in the text above and it will take you to the original photo taken in 2008.

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Congratulations on the color spotlight

3 Feb 2013 11:59am

Florence from Paris, France

Congrats Steven. :-)

3 Feb 2013 12:23pm

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Steven, Herzlichen Glückwunsch!

3 Feb 2013 12:44pm

Mariana Maoduš from Waterloo, Canada

Congratulations on the Color Spotlight, Steven !

3 Feb 2013 2:23pm

franz from Baden, Austria

congratulations, steven !!!

3 Feb 2013 3:02pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

worth revisiting, much crisper.

3 Feb 2013 6:47pm

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria


3 Feb 2013 7:12pm

Abena from Illinois, United States

That sure is a gorgeous scene, providing you with some really excellent shots...The detail is much better and clearer in this image than the previous one. I like it a lot. Well done!

3 Feb 2013 9:38pm

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

... and Congratulations on your Colour spotlight

4 Feb 2013 12:48pm

yo from Ile de France, France

Félicitations pour le spotlight !

4 Feb 2013 5:04pm

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

Very beautiful. Congratulations Steven!

5 Feb 2013 11:39am

Maryam Monavarian from shiraz, Iran


8 Feb 2013 4:51pm

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

Congratulations Steven on this spotlight, your pictures of this bridge have all been
stellar, so nice to see such beautiful images throughout, on this one alone you did
an amazing job of bringing out the detail, from the previous post !~

11 Feb 2013 12:22am

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