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Applied Geometry
Applied Geometry
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Challenge: Free Study 2008-06 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Olympus E-300 EVOLT
Lens: Olympus 14-42mm f.3.5-5.6 ED Zuiko Digital Zoom
Location: Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, CA
Date: Jun 2, 2008
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 250, 500, 1000
Galleries: Architecture, High Dynamic Range (HDR)
Date Uploaded: Jun 4, 2008

Girlfriend quipped that it looked like a something you'd find on the cover of a math book. I agree.

3 exposures, 1 EV apart.

HDR in Photomatix, noise ninja, that's about it.



Oh yeah, cloned out some stuff where the merge didn't align perfectly (shot freehand).

I wonder how many of you will tear this apart because of the blown highlights...


POST: THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! You finally like me!

Man, this'll be on my front page for a while, I think.

In response to your notes, I've retooled this shot. I couldn't for the life of me figure out how I got this one quite so dramatic, so this one is a little more subdued, but it fixed the technical issues. Let me know what you think!
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Oh, and this one is a little more dramatic-but-fixed.

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Statistics
Place: 6 out of 473
Avg (all users): 6.9799
Avg (commenters): 7.3000
Avg (participants): 6.8624
Avg (non-participants): 7.3000
Views since voting: 2953
Views during voting: 282
Votes: 149
Comments: 31
Favorites: 10 (view)


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08/06/2008 12:54:07 AM
This is stunning. I've yet to get a shot of the concert hall like this.
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07/29/2008 12:20:30 AM
simply beautiful :)
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07/08/2008 06:12:58 AM
Congratulations on PB.Well Done!!!
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07/08/2008 02:16:56 AM
I like your processing... very nice and a great building to shoot. Not unlike a shot I entered last year in a FS. ;)
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07/08/2008 01:36:17 AM
Thanks, I'm glad you think so. I totally agree, but wanted to see if I could fix the 'imperfections.' For the record, I thought the blown highlight added to the image.
07/08/2008 01:33:13 AM
Congrats on top 10 !

I don't believe you're helping things with your revised versions. To my eye, the actual entry is vastly better than either of the revisions.
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07/08/2008 01:22:01 AM
Beautifully done!!! Congratulations on Personal Best and 7th place!
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07/08/2008 12:41:18 AM
Congrats on 7th place with this absolute stunner of an image. It's fantastic and I love it!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/07/2008 10:45:29 PM
Beautiful lines and curves. Great perspective.
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07/07/2008 09:40:04 PM
Great composition and believe those light spots really benefit the image.
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07/07/2008 09:10:31 AM
Outstanding image from my perspective as a retired architectural photographer. It's simply doing an excellent job of capturing both form and surface in an abstract yet tangible way. Well done. It helps that I know the building, so I realize what you've accomplished.
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07/06/2008 02:09:05 AM
I really like the lines in this photo. Looked at this image on both my mac and my pc and the only thing that is slightly bothersome to me is the lower right hand corner being to bright. Very minor thought. 9
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07/06/2008 12:06:10 AM
I really love this, and am only slightly troubled by the hot lower right corner. You might be able to crop in from the right to remove it, and then down from the top to restore the beautifully balance composition. 8
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07/05/2008 11:49:10 PM
being able to see the picture in your imagination, then taking it, then processing it to get such a nice result - very well done - 9
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07/05/2008 01:20:21 PM
amazing geometric patterns, and i love the blue tones. The sky does look a little wierd in the top left corner though
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07/04/2008 08:40:15 AM
Yeb, that really is applied geometry in its best. Looks like Frank Gehry´s work, Guggeinheim maybe? The burned highlight in the lower right corner are a little anoying though.
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07/03/2008 02:03:57 AM
Great angle and colours!
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07/03/2008 12:02:31 AM
I received a PM today asking if this one was mine. So, I have to look at it now to decide if I should reply, "Yes! Isn't it fabulous?!" Wow...truly, I think I terrific job...;-)
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07/01/2008 11:46:01 PM
Very dramatic and sleek. Love the blue and silver tones. Looks like this could possibly be someone I know. Reminds me of an Emerald City image in my faves.
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07/01/2008 09:59:48 PM
great shapes and colors- the lighting is kinda wild
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07/01/2008 07:58:01 PM
amazing - what is it? very nice
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07/01/2008 07:29:08 PM
Nice use of shape and tone.
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07/01/2008 01:53:21 PM
Very nice abstract, I'm just not sure about the highlights in the bottom rignat corner
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07/01/2008 11:03:14 AM
Very cool, love the lines
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07/01/2008 10:48:28 AM
great abstract
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07/01/2008 10:43:49 AM
I like the perspective and shapes, but the blown white on the lower right and the bands of color in the upper left detract considerably IMO.
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07/01/2008 10:40:28 AM
well spotted, excelent tones, composition. 8
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07/01/2008 10:11:11 AM
Goodness it can be so heard to get a different angle (excuse the pun) on an architectural shot like this but you have done so in a wonderful way - Beautiful sharpness lines and colouring 10 from me, good luck
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07/01/2008 07:51:21 AM
Fantstic image.
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07/01/2008 06:51:46 AM
I like the lines and curves
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07/01/2008 01:02:07 AM
Looks like a hihosilver shot. If it's not mae, then consider it a compliment because I love her shots! Little bit of burn out on the bottom right, but other than that, I really like the lines and the tones of the shot.
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