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Challenge: Artificial Symmetry II (Expert Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D800
Lens: Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
Location: London (Tate Museum)
Date: Sep 10, 2015
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/100
Date Uploaded: Sep 13, 2015

Photographer’s Notes
Just returned from vacation … we had a few days in Berlin for the wedding of an exchange student who lived with us 22 years ago … then a few days hiking in the Lakes District of England … and finally a few days of urban hiking in London.

The bride was a Countess and our host son was a commoner. This complicated matters substantially (both required to change their names and she to give up some of her royal context) and made for an elaborated wedding. There was the pre-wedding meet-up at a Bier Garten on Thursday evening. Then there was the wedding on Friday afternoon. Then there was the reception in a park across from the wedding venue. Then there was the wedding feast in a historic 1920’s ballroom – black tie. And finally, there was the official ‘hangover brunch’ on Saturday morning. Fun! Exhausting!

This photo had nothing to do with the wedding. It was taken in the Tate in London and was shot for the challenge. I was looking for a subject that might be interesting reversed. It is of a piece of sculpture by Nicholas Pope, born in 1949 and still living. It’s titled Liar Liar and was completed in 2009. I like the Tate Modern better as a museum, and we had the time to do that and the original Tate. Both are great museums and worth a visit.

Post Processing
• Convert from RAW (PSCC 2015 Camera Raw)
• Copy and Flip (PSCC 2015)
• Filter for Detail (OnOne Perfect Effects)
• Convert to B&W (PSCC 2015 Channel Mixer Layer)
• Fix flip artifacts (PSCC 2105 Clone Layer)
• Crop (PSCC 2015)
• Resize (PSCC 2015)
• Save for Web (PSCC 2105)

Camera Data
• Date: 2015.09.10
• Camera: Nikon D800e
• Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 VR DG IF-ED
• ISO: 1600
• Aperture: f/2.8
• Shutter: 1/100

Place: 2 out of 49
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Views during voting: 161
Votes: 62
Comments: 12
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09/26/2015 01:29:53 PM
Nice job!
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09/24/2015 03:39:49 PM
Well done Doc!

Your trip sounds like a good time.
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09/22/2015 03:09:18 PM
*Hello from Sid and the Critique club*

Congratulations on your ribbon for your excellent entry that meets the challenge fully

Thanks for the interesting notes, I hope you have fully recovered from what must have been an exhausting trip! What an excellent choice of subject very well executed from all aspects, it makes a fascinating high key subject. Your viewpoint has enabled you to recreate a very effective artificial symmetry that with your most appropriate title makes for a completely new subject matter in its own right. The leader at the front has a distinctive identity that separates him from his followers all of whom together with their shadows make a most appealing and fascinating image, I like it a lot.

I'm very pleased for you that it has been so well received here and deservedly so, well done, Sid
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09/21/2015 11:54:35 PM
Congrats on the well deserved red.
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09/21/2015 01:33:19 PM
Nicely done, it really does look like little aliens. Congratulations on your red ribbon.
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09/21/2015 11:14:51 AM
Congratulations on your Red. Looks like little people from outerspace!
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09/21/2015 02:21:46 AM
Your image contains all the complicated story of the interesting wedding! Pomp and laughter
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09/21/2015 12:18:06 AM
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/20/2015 11:59:16 PM
Love it. Amazing how they have personality. Top 5.
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09/20/2015 11:13:36 PM
I don't know what to make of this strange subject. But I like it that the top half is symmetrical with itself, but not with the bottom.
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09/18/2015 01:47:02 PM
LOL at the title. They don't seem to be dangerous...
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09/14/2015 12:00:33 PM
Cool! What in the world ARE they?
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