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A Window-cleaner's Nightmare
A Window-cleaner's Nightmare

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Challenge: Perspective (Classic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D100
Location: tyson's corner, virginia
Date: Feb 9, 2003
Aperture: 6.3
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Abstract, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Feb 9, 2003

yes, i know, this could've qualified for the windows&doors challenge, but i simply didn't think of it then. :) anyhow, this is a huge office building at tyson's corner, virginia. i was planning on taking a picture of the columns at the entrance and ended up with this instead. just liked the unusual look with the desaturated brick (i initially contemplated just increasing saturation overall, but found this to be more unusual) and how the windows seem to go on forever. alternative title: job security for a window-cleaner. hope this is sufficiently dramatic...

post-processing: cropped, desaturated red (bricks), increased saturation of blue, increased contrast, resized, unsharpen mask.

score prediction: around 5.5

Place: 7 out of 94
Avg (all users): 6.9907
Avg (commenters): 7.9524
Avg (participants): 6.9714
Avg (non-participants): 7.0270
Views since voting: 3368
Votes: 107
Comments: 25
Favorites: 17 (view)

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10/09/2003 09:48:45 PM
That's why I don't do windows! Great shot!
02/19/2003 12:19:20 PM
I am a purest when it comes to photography. I don't even like to crop my pictures. So when I read your personal comments I was a little disappointed in how much altering of the origional picture you had done. I checked out the origional photo and that one I would not have graded as high. This of course is a personal opinion. So leaving my prejudices out of this I shall comment. I am really big into using the elements of design to create fantastic photographs. Your point of view, perspective, lines, shapes and forms, pattern, reflection,and texture,makes this picture come alive. The rich blues vs the gray stones make for a dramatic contrast. The curvature of the columns gives the picture some depth. Very sharp image and excellent cropping. What I appreciate the most is the fact that you have an eye for the beauty that surrounds us all and then you were able to capture it using the camera. Great job! JOHN GILL
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02/19/2003 11:54:05 AM
Wow ... thanks everyone - this is my first photo where my lowest vote is a 4! That totally threw off my score prediction :-P Please click here to see the photo straight out of the camera.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/16/2003 11:46:12 PM
Beautiful colors. I'm usually not a fan of the "all but one channel desaturated" pics, but it is so compartively subtle here that it works well.
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02/16/2003 11:33:53 PM
superb color.. very nice lighting... did you desat everything but blue? :oP that\'s ok by me.. it works great here
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02/16/2003 10:39:33 AM
Wow, very nice mix of colour with black and white. The composition is very strong. It's pretty much technically perfect, but it's one of those photos where I feel the technique is stronger than the subject choice. On an emotional level it leaves me a bit cold.
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02/15/2003 01:43:11 AM
Very Nice...
02/14/2003 05:10:04 PM
Wow, very clear shot with a good perspective subject (might work well for the Rythme challenge too). Color - the blue seems a little too saturated (too dark to be real), but that also may be a result of window tinting (well, it could!). You picked an interesting, but slightly difficult angle to view (still, it works for me). Did you de-staturate the bricks, or were they really this grey? (just asking, not a score issue)
8 Swash
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02/14/2003 03:34:33 PM
Colors and contrast are top notch.
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02/13/2003 09:36:01 AM
Great Shot! I love the angle that you took this shot from. I really like how the windows are reflecting the blue sky. This is my favorite shot this week (besides my own, of course :-) ).
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02/12/2003 08:12:48 AM
i really like this shot ... the sky capture in the reflection in the window is really nice with the contrast of the brick ... great job
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02/12/2003 12:14:54 AM
Nice contrast, lighting, clarity. Meets the challenge very well. good luck! 8
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02/11/2003 08:35:40 PM
excellent leading lines, colors and lighting. love the angle although it almost makes me dizzy. the horizontals of the bricks are complementing the verticals of the columns. great reflection of the sky in the windows.
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02/11/2003 03:12:34 PM
02/11/2003 10:41:24 AM
The bright blue and very crisp edges adds a lot to this otherwise boring shot. I can't tell if this building was originally red or not, but your choice of colors really works well. - xertion
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02/11/2003 08:09:50 AM
WOW! Whata blue sky! I love the funky angle and it fits the challenge . crisp DOF! 8
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02/10/2003 11:03:39 PM
I like the angle and the focus. The blues seem to be a bit oversaturated though. Good job.
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02/10/2003 09:27:05 PM
Fantastic image ! Nice crop and desaturation of the building. It really accentuates the blue sky.
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02/10/2003 06:55:04 PM
Wow. the blue is breath taking. I love the lines and curves of this shot. Very appealing. Good luck. Jacko. 10
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02/10/2003 06:44:32 PM
well done , beautiful shot.
02/10/2003 06:33:55 PM
brilliant blue, wonderful perspective, good texture. Nice!
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02/10/2003 06:33:18 PM
Pretty shot, pretty blue, brick. Nice work. Good luck.
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02/10/2003 04:41:03 PM
This is an extremely powerful composition and the colors are wonderful!
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02/10/2003 01:01:38 PM
Awesome. Best shot I've seen so far. Amazing saturated colors and great lines. Fine work. 10
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02/10/2003 12:20:01 AM
nice work.. the diagonals here really set this photo in motion.. the deep blue against the desaturated brickwork looks nice :) - setzler
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