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The New Neighbors
The New Neighbors

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Challenge: Transitions (Classic Editing)
Camera: Olympus C-2500L
Location: Vienna, Austria
Date: Apr 21, 2002
Aperture: f 6.2
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Urban, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Apr 21, 2002


Place: 11 out of 104
Avg (all users): 6.3762
Avg (commenters): 6.5161
Avg (participants): 6.1975
Avg (non-participants): 6.4959
Views since voting: 1764
Votes: 202
Comments: 35
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04/29/2002 01:21:00 AM
For those who asked about where the picture was taken:
The church is St. Stephen's Cathedral, which was started in the 12th century and finished in the 18th century. It's considered the centerpiece of Vienna. The roof is new, since the old one was destroyed during WW II. Many Viennese are fighting the encroachment of new architecture into the area, and they managed to force the remodelling of the new building in the foreground. (It used to look even more modernistic.)
04/29/2002 01:10:00 AM
I'd like to thank everyone for your comments. I'm going to play a bit with your cropping suggestions and the levels and contrast settings in Photoshop to try to improve it a bit. I'm also going to see if I can do something about the sharpness of the cathedral, since I selectively focussed on it and the fuzziness came in the resizing and jpeg compression stages of preparing it for submission. (I couldn't do much about the lighting, since this was the only day of the week that I could get there when it wasn't raining.)
 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/28/2002 10:24:00 PM
Nice capture of a stark contrast.
04/28/2002 05:24:00 PM
nice juxtaposition, that is one zany looking cathedral! the colors seem a bit flat to me, I might like it more if it were taken at a different time of day with better, more contrasty lighting
04/28/2002 11:17:00 AM
Very cool idea for transitions. The church seems slightly out of focus, though.
04/27/2002 08:52:00 PM
Cinderella meets Bill Gates. :)
04/27/2002 03:05:00 PM
wow they'd both make pretty good iamges if taken on their own but look great together
04/27/2002 01:03:00 PM
Good picture. If it had been possible to crop just above the people's heads, that would've been spectacular.
04/27/2002 08:52:00 AM
i like the contrast, texture and feeling, of old with new
04/26/2002 08:56:00 PM
use your levels and contrast commands to juice some more contrast out of this picture. it's strength are th ebold lines, and they need to be broought forward.
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04/26/2002 02:40:00 PM
This seems more like contrasting building styles rather than a transition. but it's still pretty cool.
04/26/2002 05:22:00 AM
This is a beautiful picture but but am unsure just how transition fits.
04/25/2002 05:16:00 PM
No comment needed, brilliant.
04/24/2002 01:07:00 PM
This reminds me of the Hilton hotel built right next to the church on Castle Hill in Budapest - The lighting is a bit on the dark side tho
04/24/2002 12:38:00 PM
A bit dark, but it brings out the colors, good comparisson between new and old
04/23/2002 08:19:00 PM
The sign in front distracts from the compisition
04/23/2002 01:02:00 PM
Great contrast here of new and old. The two buildings are at the extreme ends of new age and old age. Very well done.
04/23/2002 01:01:00 PM
I think I recognize the location, and it's a great choice.
04/23/2002 10:59:00 AM
good sbject, good shot
04/23/2002 09:49:00 AM
interesting interpretation. cropping the image horizontally at the top of the church spire might make a stronger image
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/23/2002 08:15:00 AM
Very nice! maybe a tighter shot tho, too much sky
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04/23/2002 04:36:00 AM
Interesting transition between old and new!
04/22/2002 08:17:00 PM
reminds me of amsterdam, i wish the older building was more in focus, good idea
04/22/2002 08:01:00 PM
great cohntrast between old and new.
04/22/2002 02:08:00 PM
i like the idea behind the picture, however, the old building is slightly out of focus. other than that its a good picture.
04/22/2002 01:30:00 PM
this is all sorts of wonderful.
04/22/2002 10:31:00 AM
I'm a sucker for these kinds of shots.
04/22/2002 10:21:00 AM
can you say big difference in styles.. good catch.
04/22/2002 08:56:00 AM
good idea
04/22/2002 08:09:00 AM
not really a good perspective of the subject
04/22/2002 07:47:00 AM
Wonderful use of the theme.
04/22/2002 07:33:00 AM
good old/new contrast. Light isn't very inspiring though
04/25/2002 02:30:00 PM
04/25/2002 12:34:00 PM
Cool shot and contrast between old & new. Where was this taken?
04/23/2002 03:22:00 PM
Wonderful picture. I love the contrast of old and new.

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