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Challenge: Lines II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Tamron AF 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di II for Canon
Location: Tate Modern
Date: Jul 15, 2006
Date Uploaded: Jul 15, 2006

I love this one; at the moment it is, of course, an unholily perfect image, unnassailable. By the time you lot and your votes have finished with it, no doubt, it'll be lurking around the 5.8s and wholly forgotten.

It took a while of waiting for the passers-by to fit themselves into the pattern, and the guy on the left is sittig down to have his photograph taken, of all things - not by me.

Near six o'clock, just before the museum closes, the sun streams through the great west window of the turbine hall, like - well, like this. It helps that the floor slopes gently away from the windows, accentuating the spread of the light.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 447
Avg (all users): 7.1244
Avg (commenters): 8.7143
Avg (participants): 7.0561
Avg (non-participants): 7.1909
Views since voting: 10703
Views during voting: 362
Votes: 217
Comments: 95
Favorites: 164 (view)


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12/09/2007 10:42:42 PM
A Toast to Perfection...my mouse can't mark this a fav fast enough!!!
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12/03/2007 05:55:42 PM
Very cool feel, love the perfect alignment, i should think something that is very hard to accomplish, very nicely executed, adding to faves
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02/18/2007 04:46:44 PM
This is a lot like something I tried to do once, but you've done it so much better. Lovely.
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01/30/2007 04:18:03 PM
I come back to this shot a lot, one of the best on the site in my opinion.
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09/12/2006 12:49:08 AM
Wow . Bravo ...../ Great shodows captured . light and shadows is excellent . tones anc composition is excellent , i love this photo . this photo is perfect thanks for share
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09/10/2006 01:08:11 AM
this is beautiful, the way they line up is amazing. this is what photography feels like, to sit and watch and wait and see and suddenly a moment is perfect right where and when it is.
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07/31/2006 04:59:54 PM
wow this is an awesome photo, I love this shot, well done
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07/31/2006 06:14:28 AM
I love it. You waited and captured a beautiful image. You were wrong about the 5.8 average - Yeah!!
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07/30/2006 06:53:42 PM
Great linear beauty here expertly captured and very well presented to win the day. Congratulations on your RED!
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07/29/2006 10:45:52 PM
Very very cool shot, nicely done!
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07/29/2006 08:13:36 AM
Great capture! There is one very similar in this weeks Amateur Photographer (29th July). It finished 4th in the Shadows comp. At first glance I thought it was yours but I think yours is better. Congrats on your ribbon!

Mike
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07/28/2006 07:42:54 PM
Congrats Ed, you know I love your street photography, have heaps of respect for you and this is no exception, went straight for my favorites and would have voted it a 10 if I had voted in the challenge. Nice work buddy.
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07/28/2006 04:16:12 PM
What can I say about this ?....What a treat,thankyou !
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07/28/2006 02:10:54 AM
I recognized this place immediately. That is a credit to you. And thanks for re-affirming my belief in your talent.
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07/27/2006 06:34:06 PM
awesome image! congrats on the red ;)
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07/27/2006 11:26:00 AM
congrats on your finish! This is awesome!
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07/27/2006 09:42:54 AM
Great capture! Congratulations!
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07/27/2006 08:18:10 AM
This is quite nice; you have a great movement achieved here; perhaps it shows how "organic" humans are, when viewed against a background of white and black stripes. It also has a quality bigger than the shot itself; a "walk into the light " sort of quality. A bigger spiritual meaning. nice.
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07/26/2006 09:10:12 PM
perfection. sigh.
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07/26/2006 07:58:54 PM
This deserves more than a virtual ribbon. What an awesome shot.
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07/26/2006 07:02:41 PM
what an inspirational image...breathtaking...
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07/26/2006 06:50:59 PM
damn, xion beat me adding this to his favorites...that dude is fast! :)
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07/26/2006 06:44:29 PM
Wow.... talk about patience paying off. Good to see that even dpc's eye-candy loving voters couldn't reduce this to a 5.8.
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07/26/2006 06:04:53 PM
Magnificent Ed.
How you can receive 36 votes of 5 and under for a piece of work like this is beyond me....However,it received the ribbon it deserved regardless.
Congratulations.
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07/26/2006 05:55:40 PM
Great shot and totally love the interpretation given to the challenge, image, title and all! Congratulations and most deserving!
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07/26/2006 05:37:51 PM
Really super work! I love the moment and effect.
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07/26/2006 05:31:41 PM
Excellent !!!
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07/26/2006 03:46:40 PM
reminds me of jjbeguin...and this is intended as a compliment...
superb work!
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07/26/2006 03:38:56 PM
Congratulations on your ribbon, great shot!

Message edited by author 2006-07-26 15:39:31.
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07/26/2006 02:49:45 PM
Great job!!!
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07/26/2006 02:48:24 PM
A refreshing combination of elements: contrast, perspective, and the mundane yet somehow beautiful moments in life. A great image with many faves already (including me)! ... Congrats.
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07/26/2006 01:27:48 PM
Didn't get a chance to vote, but this is a cracker. Would have been a 9 from me (nitpick would be that the woman on top is merged with the shadow, but some may like that 'tension').
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07/26/2006 12:52:12 PM
Good work Ed. Congrats.
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07/26/2006 12:35:57 PM
OH yeah..I can see why you love it. great find! Congrats!
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07/26/2006 12:28:24 PM
Congratulations on a fantastic image that draws you right into it.
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07/26/2006 10:58:01 AM
nice one ed! congratulations...........
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07/26/2006 10:47:36 AM
This is one of the coolest pictures I've seen in a quite a while, and it's going straight into my short list of favorites. Congratulations on the ribbon, although I suppose the satisfaction of taking a photo like this must greatly outweigh the satisfaction of getting a ribbon!
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07/26/2006 09:27:14 AM
Superb
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07/26/2006 08:21:13 AM
Congratulations, I'm thrilled to see such an idiosyncratic, living picture win a ribbon.
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07/26/2006 08:19:40 AM
Perfect in every way. My favorite. Congrats!
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07/26/2006 08:01:40 AM
congrats ! almost abstract.

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07/26/2006 07:57:40 AM
this is mind-blowingly good. a perfect moment. congrats on a well deserved ribbon.
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07/26/2006 06:12:14 AM
No commercial potential...?

Kidding of course. This image is pushing me towards using a RAW workflow without question, whatever it takes. New computer...new anything. I need to be there.

Congratulations on your ribbon with this absolutely brilliant image.

Message edited by author 2006-07-26 06:12:59.
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07/26/2006 06:09:41 AM
Thanks for all votes and comments. Nice to have a companion for my only other red.
07/26/2006 05:51:59 AM
Nice contrast between the massive composition the delicate features of the beeings. powerfull result.
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07/26/2006 04:37:50 AM
Superb shot! Should have known this was yours Ed.
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07/26/2006 04:22:17 AM
Congratulations, Ed. Nice one.
Thought this could be yours.
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07/26/2006 04:16:03 AM
I love this image also, simply amazing!
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07/26/2006 03:54:43 AM
i could write books about how much i love this. once again, Ed...yous is amazin.
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07/26/2006 02:46:40 AM
WOW. Great shot Ed. Love it. Goes to my faves.

Álex
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07/26/2006 02:38:28 AM
What a stunning shot, your patience really paid off! Huge congrats on your well deserved red ribbon.
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07/26/2006 01:45:39 AM
Outstanding!
Sometimes the planets are in alignment and magic happens.
Congrats on this fine example of magic!
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07/26/2006 01:45:29 AM
excellent shot man.
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07/26/2006 01:41:52 AM
Yes. This is excellent.
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07/26/2006 12:53:18 AM
Outrageously good, congrats.
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07/26/2006 12:53:08 AM
Killer fine shot, man. Congrats on an outstanding ribbon.
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07/26/2006 12:43:31 AM
Brilliant image, congrats on the ribbon.
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07/26/2006 12:34:22 AM
A rare happenstance. Nicely captured and congratulations on having the eye and skills to know where to go and how to get it.. and the ribbon.
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07/26/2006 12:30:49 AM
<drool> SO EXCELLENT!
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07/26/2006 12:22:27 AM
Every once in awhile the DPC voting public can offer a pleasant surprise. This would be one of those times. Congrats!
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07/26/2006 12:19:16 AM
another ribbon Ed for a marvellous shot...excellent in its simplicity and powerful in its impact
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07/26/2006 12:16:25 AM
Ed! Another one :) Great shot and congrats on your ribbon!
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07/26/2006 12:15:30 AM
Instant fav..

This is why you are one of my top photographers.. your patience for the perfect set up paid off beautifully. This is pure magic.
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07/26/2006 12:15:13 AM
As excellent as can be, Ed! Many congrats on your ribbon!
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07/26/2006 12:14:37 AM
Brilliant. Congratulations.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/25/2006 11:19:25 PM
My personal favorite. I think it this particular instance, I may not have totally doomed you to something below 20th place.
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07/25/2006 12:52:17 PM
one of my favorites in the challenge. Great concept. Composition and shawdows work perfectly together. Well done!
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07/25/2006 12:09:02 PM
It's an excellent picture - special moments...
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07/25/2006 02:43:41 AM
wow. great!!!! 10 for it.
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07/24/2006 07:14:19 AM
When you scroll the mouse, the image zooms-in!
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07/22/2006 04:25:33 PM
The simplicity astounds me
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07/22/2006 02:30:37 PM
No commercial potential...
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07/22/2006 01:23:59 PM
This really is a masterpiece! It's so stark, so wonderfully high in contrast and so powerful in it's composition too. I really like the sitting figure though the two walkers are of course integral too. Just a fantastic use of light and shadow, a fantastic eye for composition and beautifully executed too. I love it!
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07/21/2006 04:39:16 PM
Great use of lines. I love the artistic use of shadows in this photo. Very cool!
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07/21/2006 01:29:41 PM
wonderful image...one of the best in this challenge...creative, fascinating, and original...9
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07/21/2006 10:34:58 AM
nice shot...evocative contrasts
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07/21/2006 09:46:14 AM
this is a great shot, i like the composition a lot.
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07/21/2006 08:09:36 AM
Awesome, the lighting is incredible, I really like this one. Bravo!
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07/21/2006 03:43:18 AM
This is excellent. How nice of those of those people to walk in the light rather than the shadow for you;) This is the sort of photography I love! 10)
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07/20/2006 05:51:52 PM
I love this picture. Fabulous idea
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07/20/2006 02:49:49 PM
Wow, very well done top scores from me! Gratz!
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07/20/2006 12:02:56 PM
Very interesting composition! Very nice use of perspective (this would have been good in the Perspective Challenge, too), and of light and shadow.
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07/19/2006 07:56:35 PM
Interesting composition. Great work.
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07/19/2006 06:52:51 PM
Excellent timing to catch this.
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07/19/2006 06:07:19 PM
Now this is really cool. Great DOF. Simply perfect. 10
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07/19/2006 05:14:54 PM
Love it. Very creative use of shadow/light and interesting composition. I expect you'll do well.
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07/19/2006 05:13:26 PM
Very nice capture. 10.
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07/19/2006 12:42:17 PM
Really cool I like the idea very much, wish you luck
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07/19/2006 10:01:13 AM
REALLY FREAKING AWESOME!!! this caught my eye from the thumbail. thumbs uppppp 10
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07/19/2006 09:34:20 AM
superb...a real arty feel to this...hope you ribbon
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07/19/2006 08:47:26 AM
This is really good creative shooting. Love your use of shadows and silhouettes
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07/19/2006 07:25:10 AM
awesome shot ... definitely a winner in my mind. the lines are very strong and your 3 subjects are well placed.

i might have cropped the top off, i think it detracts from the image. but none the less, a 10 from me! :)
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07/19/2006 01:29:47 AM
Bafflingly cool. Dunno how this is set up but it sure is neat. 9
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07/19/2006 01:17:02 AM
A new favorite! 10
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07/19/2006 01:10:31 AM
Brilliant. Wonderful framing, timing and use of light.
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