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Wall of Windows
Wall of Windows

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Challenge: Windows and Doors (Classic Editing*)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5700
Location: Kurihama
Date: Jan 20, 2003
Aperture: f7.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/862
Galleries: Abstract, Urban
Date Uploaded: Jan 26, 2003

Converted to B/W, contrast increased and sharpened.

Place: 5 out of 86
Avg (all users): 7.3404
Avg (commenters): 8.4737
Avg (participants): 7.4769
Avg (non-participants): 7.0345
Views since voting: 3478
Votes: 94
Comments: 23
Favorites: 12 (view)

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11/25/2007 04:07:38 PM
Really incredible shot, love the abstractness, very nice tones as well, love the high contrast, adding to faves
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02/04/2003 02:23:06 PM
Hello from the Critique club -

Wow! ! Wow! Wow! Do I have to say more??

THis photo is a classic. Do you think you could have gotten any more textbook design elements into one photo? Shall I point out a few? Line? Exquisite! The straights, the curves. Leading lines? Start at the bottom, shadow leads me in, curve leads me out, swoopy shadow leads me back in, swoopy curve back out. Perfect zig zag and I've covered the whole picture. Shape? Great shapes, mirroring each other in dark and light. Texture? Yep. Pattern? Three different window patterns cantrast and complement eachother without every making the picture busy. Because they are divided by yet another design clasic, shadow. Your choice of black and white gives the shadows a shape and weight of their own, equal to the windows, used to separate and balance the square patterns. lovely. Refection? Yes, the reflections in the larger grid of windows gives them depth and helps create the contrast with the smaller grid of tiles. Perfect.

More? Theres a long list of design elements and you've got them all except color which works by it's absence. How about unity, grouping,placement, balance, contrast, mass? I don't need to point out everything. My personal favorite here is movement and rythm. your picture is like a little dance..or a flag flapping..You took a ten ton wall and made it sway. I love it! Everything in the picture works in it's own right, all add up to the whole.

I am the nittiest of pickers and I can barely see the wire some people complained ot. I think you did an excellent job of camophlaging it, and I love the dangly shadow it casts. Like a strand of hair out of place on a beautiful woman. Without that strand, the scene would have been too perfect, even harsh. A great touch. Also I can't stand an off kilter photo. You worked hard and succeeded in making sure all these tilted lines feel straight.

Technical aspects - all perfect- lighting, focus DOF- post processing, cropping border. Everythings just perfect.

You got a lot of useful comments on this photo. The best images always generate the best comments. Let me just summarize the adjectives for you. Very nice (6). Very well executed. Nice. Perfect. I love it (3). Well done (2). Really cool. Fun. Bravo. Wow. Powerful. Interesting. Great (3). Interesting. Excellent (3). Beautiful (4). Thanks. Gorgeous. Eyecatching. Wonderful(2). Elegant (2). Solid. Strong. Superb. Favorite (2). Good job. I couldn't have said it better. Clap, clap, clap. clap. Stand up and take a bow.

So what should you do now? Find some nit picky way to DQ two more photos? Then you could get the ribbon you deserve. Or get an even better shot next week?

And the usual disclaimer - remember that this is just my opinion and I am not an expert. But a lot of people agreed.

Message edited by author 2003-02-06 10:45:35.
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02/03/2003 08:27:26 AM
Very nice abstract. You came so close to winning a ribbon. Good job. One of my farourites this week.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/02/2003 11:40:14 PM
beautiful abstract. b/w works well here. I think this will go onto my favorites after the challenge.
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02/02/2003 10:19:41 PM
great shot! very nice sense of motion
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02/02/2003 02:24:56 PM
Wow, great curves and lovely high contrast black and white. I've scored a lot of photos high in this challenge, but this is another one I want to give a 10. It's just so cool :).
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02/02/2003 01:02:27 PM
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02/01/2003 12:27:46 AM
Beautiful pattern!
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01/31/2003 09:08:08 AM
This is a beautiful architecture shot.. I love the patterns and 'texture' displayed on this one.. black and white accents that very nicely.. .= 10 - setzler
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01/30/2003 04:33:18 PM
I love the elegance of the curves in this shot. Wonderful in bw.
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01/30/2003 12:55:31 PM
challenge met. what a wonderful abstract, the b&w works so well, and you have achieved a very nice tonal range. i like the curves running through the photo and the different grids, separated in places by the black shadows. there are only two nitpicky suggestions i have (and they are indeed nitpicky/personal preference). first, i would've cropped a little off the top to get rid of that wider band of black at the top right. second, i would've used a one pixel black border and then the white border to have more separation between the white border and the light (but not totally white) parts of the photo. regardless, your entry this week is in my top picks :)
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01/29/2003 07:39:42 PM
Excellent architectural photograph. I like the strong light and shadows and, of course, the contrast of curves with geometric angles. 9 JEM
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01/29/2003 08:27:04 AM
Excellent image, I can't fault it, well done.
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01/29/2003 07:09:52 AM
very elegant lines and shadows in this solid composition. maybe a litlle generous with the sharpenning
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01/28/2003 11:41:38 PM
this is gorgeous--very eye-catching. i cant say enough how well the angles and lines and curves work together here---you have a wonderful eye for graphics. im glad you chose B&W for this as well---wouldnt be the same in color! wonderful work! :)
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01/28/2003 10:22:43 PM
Very Nice! I really like the modern look. Thanks for sharing!

Bill Miller (wackybill)
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01/28/2003 01:05:25 PM
Great contrast and love the sinuous lines of the shot. It makes an excellent abstract. There are nits, and I don't know that you can do anything about them, but I'll point them out anyway. All of these beautiful clean lines are broken up by that wire (?) in the upper right corner -- go cut it down. ;-) There are also some strange shadows -- perhaps cast by the same wire, or by cousins orwho knows in the window section -- these are much less distracting than that wire. There are some ways, not too hard to use, to get rid of all of those problems if you'd like some help.
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01/28/2003 11:22:57 AM
Wow now this is intresting. Has a powerful effect. Very contrasty in my oppinion.
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01/28/2003 11:03:11 AM
Cool place. Fun shot, bravo!!
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01/27/2003 09:09:34 PM
really cool abstract. love it.
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01/27/2003 05:06:17 PM
Very nice! Good choice in B&W...
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01/27/2003 04:01:14 PM
Nice abstract shot. The tones and lighting are perfect. I love the flow of the curved shadows against the square of the windows. Well done, in my top 10 this week!
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01/27/2003 02:52:58 AM
very nice. very well executed. i didn't feel comfortable taknig a 'building photo' because i didn't see an opportuinity for something like this, which is reall compelling.
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