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San Antonio History -- The Tower Life Building
San Antonio History -- The Tower Life Building

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Challenge: Architecture II (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: Who-Cares Challenge Entries
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: Taken from the Tower of the Americas in S.A.
Date: Jan 15, 2005
Aperture: F16
ISO: 800
Shutter: .3
Galleries: Cityscape
Date Uploaded: Jan 15, 2005

I took this picture from the Tower of the Americas. For the longest time -- 59 years -- this was the tallest, most majectic building in San Antonio until all the new hotels & glass started going up. The architect was superstitious, and designed gargoyles around the spire to protect the building (and its dwellers) from financial disaster during the Depression. Even with all the newer, bigger buildings in San Antonio, this one still stands out in the skyline because of its unique lighting and design.

Place: 149 out of 225
Avg (all users): 5.3081
Avg (commenters): 6.1667
Avg (participants): 5.1481
Avg (non-participants): 5.5325
Views since voting: 1227
Views during voting: 233
Votes: 185
Comments: 6
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/23/2005 10:28:05 PM
the boarder does not help this image as a well done boarder can also the image is full of noise from it being a poor night shot.

the building is very nice but the image overall (IMO) is lacking there could be better composer to the entire thing and the framing should be thought over also.
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01/23/2005 07:44:03 PM
I really think this would have more impact if it was straightened vertically - the exposure is great, and the colors as well.
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01/22/2005 05:36:56 PM
Great vantage point. Nice change from looking up at buildings. Good exposure.
An 8.
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01/20/2005 10:21:31 PM
A bit noisy and a bit tilted, both of which distract me I'm afraid. 4.
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01/17/2005 12:36:20 PM
one of the few in ths challenge with the WOW factor... but i cant tell if it my eyes but it look a fraction crooked to the right. still i love it, 8
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01/17/2005 06:25:27 AM
The night shot moves this from just another photo to top 20 for me.
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