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Challenge: Watches, Clocks, & Other Timepieces (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Location: Waxahachie, Texas
Date: Apr 16, 2014
Aperture: 7.1
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Date Uploaded: Apr 17, 2014

Taking advantage of a job that has me ending the workday in different places. Ended up in Waxahachie the other day, which is one of my favorite towns on the outskirts of the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex (the location of the WWII reenactment I photograph every veterans day). So I did an evening walkabout and got some dinner rather than dealing with rush hour. This is the Ellis County courthouse.

Shot with the $75 Rebel XTi that I bought from another member, and an 18-55 kit lens. Having an inexpensive DSLR that I keep in the truck all the time has been nice.

Pretty happy with how this turned out, but I expect it will get slammed by some folks who may feel the clock on the building is not prominent enough for the topic.

Place: 8 out of 60
Avg (all users): 6.2759
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 6.2353
Avg (non-participants): 6.3019
Views since voting: 528
Views during voting: 166
Votes: 87
Comments: 9
Favorites: 0

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04/25/2014 04:34:19 PM
Great shot Spiffy. I love the composition and the old architecture.
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04/25/2014 08:03:56 AM
Is my Rebel XTi really only worth $75?

I'm not usually in to sepia toning of images, but it works perfectly with this one.
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04/25/2014 02:11:07 AM
Not that 8th place isn't wonderful... but this was one of my favorites I was hoping would win. It's a really great photo. Congratulations!

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/24/2014 11:33:10 PM
The building looks regal and imposing. My favorite part though is the way the composition makes the clock faces look like eyes and the balcony (?) look like a mouth. I could see this building standing up and chasing after me (yes, I have had too much coffee today). My favorite in this challenge.
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04/24/2014 11:04:30 PM
A very imposing clock tower and you have chosen a great angle to shoot it from.
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04/24/2014 07:40:12 PM
Interesting but there is so much going on in this take the clocks kind of get lost. But very interesting.
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04/24/2014 12:11:57 AM
Yes! A clock in the context of a story to create artistry around it. My favorite so far!
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04/23/2014 02:47:53 PM
A magical and whimsical piece of architecture that revels in its symmetry. The sepia coloration is attractive. The portrayal of clouds behind the tower is excellent. Shift your focus and the central area morphs into a strange face, like an automaton. Appealing, interesting and satisfying.
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04/22/2014 01:50:10 PM
nice PP - suits the subject nicely, and I really like the near-symmetry
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