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The blue building
The blue building

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Challenge: Architecture In Blue (Basic Editing)
Camera: Sony DSLR-A700
Lens: Sigma 18-250 f/3.5 - 6.3 DC OS HSM
Location: Prosser, WA
Date: Aug 12, 2012
Aperture: 8.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/400
Date Uploaded: Aug 13, 2012

While looking around for a blue architectural structure I stumble onto one of the most important of all buildings. Its
distinctive shape and bright blue color announce both its purpose and significance.

Place: 61 out of 77
Avg (all users): 4.8790
Avg (commenters): 6.2857
Avg (participants): 4.6154
Avg (non-participants): 5.0000
Views since voting: 262
Views during voting: 219
Votes: 124
Comments: 10
Favorites: 0

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08/30/2012 12:16:05 PM
Thanks for the critique. I appreciate you taking the time. I agree with your suggestions and with keep them in mind in the future. I took this shot while driving by (actually driving) on a not-so-busy street. Two workers came rushing out to see what was happening so I decided not to try a second shot. :) The next day the blue building had been moved.

Still I'm happy that so many saw humor in the shot.
08/29/2012 07:42:36 PM
**Greetings from the Critique Club**

Certainly a humorous shot. A few things come to mind that I think would improve the shot. I'll make the assumptions that this was a quick shot as you were passing by, so things such as time of day may not have been something you could control.

I'm also not familiar with the surroundings, so I'm not sure if anything I'm about to say would be practical. So, take it for what its worth in that context. :)

A shot slightly zoomed out showing some of its surroundings would make it a little more appealing. Not too much to make it small but to give it a little head room. In addition, a vertical shot may enhance the central object. Finally, were there any other angles available? Something a little less flat on and showing more depth would add as well.

 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/21/2012 09:40:36 PM
I like the way you think. I wonder how my own recent porta potty shot would have done in this challenge?
08/21/2012 04:38:27 PM
nice take on this- and hey- don't drop you keys or tools in there!
08/21/2012 02:11:36 AM
08/17/2012 11:00:23 PM
+1 on the humor. Nice colors and comp.
08/16/2012 11:16:45 PM
Gotta love it. 7 for being funny.
08/15/2012 03:00:48 PM
Super-funny!!! Should have shot from down low looking up and rotated so the commode was more on a 45 degree angle to you. Would have added that "strength" of an architecture shot!
08/15/2012 01:40:59 PM
I'm pretty sure Frank Lloyd Wright is rolling in his grave right now...
08/15/2012 11:37:36 AM
:-) this what I call a building block....

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