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Fort Pike - New Orleans
Fort Pike - New Orleans

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Challenge: October Free Study (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Canon PowerShot A70
Location: New Orleans, LA
Date: Oct 16, 2004
Aperture: f/4.5
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1 sec.
Galleries: Architecture
Date Uploaded: Oct 31, 2004

Fort Pike is the first of the Third System fortifications along the Gulf Coast, a group of brick and masonry structures built between 1816 and 1867. The fort was designed to protect the New Orleans area, specifically the mouth of Lake Pontchartrain. The fort was flooded during a recent tropical storm, so there is a lot of mud/silt on the brick floors.

Place: 114 out of 487
Avg (all users): 5.9631
Avg (commenters): 6.4545
Avg (participants): 5.8910
Avg (non-participants): 6.4242
Views since voting: 1152
Views during voting: 327
Votes: 244
Comments: 11
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/07/2004 09:04:29 PM
Amazing detail captured throught the field...
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11/07/2004 05:51:30 PM
Love the colors and repetition of this.
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11/07/2004 01:29:15 PM
You've created a beautiful image out of a space that some people might not see value in. I love all the colors and textures. Great job. 9
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11/06/2004 08:05:45 AM
I don't usually like people in my shots but in this case I thing one of more figures could have impoved it. I think its because of the large area of empty middle ground?

The colours are very good and the exposure I imaging would have been a bit tricky. The wall of the frist arch on the left is a little burn out but that's where the light is hitting from the source around the corner. The detail of the brickwork is nice and the cracks add atmosphere. There seems to be a lot of sharpening but I don't think is overdone.

The series of arches leads you into the shot but then cuts you off without something to focus attention on. I know that's not within your control but I'm just pointing out things that would lift the image a bit higher.

Its possible the shot might work better by darkening it and giving it a moody mysterious feel? At the moment its quite light and airy. Just an idea?

Its very nice I like it, well done a six from me.
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11/06/2004 12:13:51 AM
Well done, I can feel the dampness and hear water trickling...
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11/05/2004 07:01:10 AM
Nice all those colors, but I wish there was something exciting going on in this shot.
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11/03/2004 06:21:49 AM
Very nice shot. IMHO a tighter crop of the bottom as it seems to be waisted space. Well done.
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11/02/2004 07:14:29 PM
This is an awesome shot. It easily looks like a building I would find myself wandering through. Very nicely composed.
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11/02/2004 04:38:22 PM
I like the symmetry and the coors of this.
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11/01/2004 10:42:22 AM
This is wonderfully inviting - it is over-lit on the left, to keep the foreground(?), but the overall effect is compelling (would a crop at the bottom balance out the light?
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11/01/2004 12:52:25 AM
perhaps crop the left side just a tad more tro remove the front edge of the arched entrance. something needs to be in th epic to draw our attention...perhaps a red ball or ??
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