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Canadian Peace Tower
Canadian Peace Tower

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Challenge: Landmarks (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 3100
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Date: Dec 1, 2004
Galleries: Cityscape, Landscape
Date Uploaded: Dec 1, 2004

During our snowy walk to the Art Gallerie, we paused to photograph the Ottawa Peace Tower.

Place: 126 out of 143
Avg (all users): 4.8689
Avg (commenters): 5.4667
Avg (participants): 4.8632
Avg (non-participants): 4.8739
Views since voting: 621
Views during voting: 293
Votes: 206
Comments: 17
Favorites: 0

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02/20/2005 07:18:31 AM
This one creeps up on you. It's not striking or crisp, but the low contrast and literal dullness of the photo manages to convey the dullness of the day. I like it that you have to do a bit of work to see the tower. There's something about the random placement of lighting standards that really disturbs the serenity of the setting and I think it detracts from the photo. But if this photo had been taken by one of the great photographers of all time, this might be seen as a kind of statement about how our best intentioned and best executed attempts to control and improve our environment sometimes take an aesthetic toll.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/12/2004 11:57:31 AM
Hard to see the tower for all the snow. :)
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12/12/2004 03:12:43 AM
That looks very cold and what a lovely image Nice one 8
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12/11/2004 12:32:57 PM
returning for comments:
The snow here helps create a quite an impressive pleasing effect giving value to the green and red traffic light along with the trucks yellow. Wow ! Bumping up.
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12/10/2004 11:51:06 AM
The trees and the road seem to block the subject. If youtook the shot from the other side of the intersection you might get a better view of the tower. Ilike the falling snow in the photo is adds alot to the shot.
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12/09/2004 10:27:32 PM
I can't see the tower, pretty snow though.
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12/09/2004 08:32:34 AM
The wall in the foreground divides the photo, also the red tractor top distracts. Pretty place... maybe a closer shot would have worked better.
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12/09/2004 12:47:39 AM
Looks kinda like a Christmas card. Makes me shiver to look at it. Very nice!
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12/07/2004 11:41:33 AM
Nice snow scene, but the landmarks are a little subtle.
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12/07/2004 12:48:47 AM
I guess it might be nice to actually see the tower
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12/06/2004 10:06:30 PM
auugh, don't you just love it when the weather changes?! i'm glad you went on and submitted...it definitely gave me a grin. i'll give it a 7, just because i know there's something recognizable back there. i'll also suggest you go rent jim jarmusch's first movie, "Stranger Than Paradise"; there is this one really incredible scene that takes place on the edge of lake erie, and that scene was the first thing i thought of when i saw this image. good luck.
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12/06/2004 09:48:41 PM
Woohoo Canada!. That's what my back yard looks like right now.
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12/06/2004 08:15:05 PM
I barely see what I assume is the tower. I like the idea of having the tower in sort of a winter haze, but the forgroung street light and wall killed it for me.
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12/06/2004 06:11:06 PM
I can't almost see the tower with so much snow. I would've liked to see more of the tower since that is the element of the photo. but keep it up.
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12/06/2004 12:40:49 PM
Where is the PEACE TOWER?Maybe move in closer to it and get a nice shot of it covered with snow.
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12/06/2004 08:37:12 AM
Brrrr.....although, I like snow and this is a pretty looking snowfall. A picture of the skyline through the snow might not have been a terrible idea, but I don't dare for all the foreground distractions....the traffic light, the street light, and particularly the tree right in front of your main building. I think composition could have been improved by moving to a different angle.
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12/06/2004 01:43:10 AM
I see alot of stuff inthe pic - not much of the subject thoug. It hasn't fallen and looks like a wall? Are the traffic lights important to the message you are trying to communicate? if not, try another angle to elimnate them. Same for the red tractor, streetlight, etc.
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