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Red Spiral

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Challenge: From Above (Classic Editing)
Collection: Abstract Art & Architecture
Camera: Olympus D-490Z
Location: Concord, California, USA
Date: Mar 11, 2003
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/650
Galleries: Abstract, Snapshot
Date Uploaded: Mar 15, 2003

Play structure outside Isaac's Kindergarten. I climbed up on the platform and reached over the "tower" to shoot it.
Had to straighten it about 1.6 degrees; cropped it to make it small enough without excessive compression (JPEG already at 5/10 setting); applied a mild Unsharp Mask. It is otherwise unadjusted. Had to apply black border to reduce file size from 153k to 146k.

Place: 22 out of 203
Avg (all users): 6.0370
Avg (commenters): 6.8462
Avg (participants): 5.8200
Avg (non-participants): 6.2809
Views since voting: 2482
Votes: 189
Comments: 17
Favorites: 1 (view)

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03/22/2006 04:20:10 PM
this is a pretty awsome picture. It took me a couple of glances to realize what it was a picture of and it looks pretty neat.
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08/30/2005 03:35:13 PM
Very cool shot! Love the DOF and composition. Very nice job.
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03/28/2003 09:01:18 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club :)

Hi General....

This is a nice abstract and it doesn't have any problems meeting the challenge at all. This image works very well with a centered composition but I think there are a lot of opportunities here for a skewed point of view that would create some very strong impact as well. As an abstract, this image is nice, but I think adding some object of interest, such as Isaac, into the center of this metalwork would create a higher interest focal point in the image.

The RED spiral works very well here.. I have an affinity towards red in a photograph because it usually grabs my attention rather quickly.

Keep up the good work :)

John Setzler
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/23/2003 06:06:56 PM
Playground shots seem to never do well here -- but I hope this is an exception! This is an interesting vantage point, and a very well done shot.
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03/22/2003 01:16:08 AM
This was one of my favorites! Gave you a 10! Nice shot, nice angle, nice thought.
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03/21/2003 06:47:51 AM
You've captured this very well, I like how you got the circles exactly in the middle of the ones above them. The color of the ground makes a very fitting background to the red colors.
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03/20/2003 05:25:59 AM
Great shot!
03/19/2003 05:28:36 PM
Great perspective shot-- I almost get dizzy looking at it!
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03/19/2003 08:07:01 AM
neat shot
03/18/2003 10:45:49 PM
very interesting abstract.. the color contrast is nice... excellent work :) - setzler
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03/18/2003 09:36:47 PM
Wonderful cropping.. Cool pic!
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03/18/2003 02:35:38 PM
nice image, creative idea
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03/18/2003 01:53:31 AM
You clearly kept in mind the theme of this contest "from above." The bright red of the structure contrasts nicely against the tanbark.
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03/17/2003 11:33:58 PM
dammit. this looks JUST LIKE MINE, only yours is better shaped. well, i obviously like it a lot. It will be interesting to see which one does better.
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03/17/2003 12:49:54 PM
what about that great shadow in the corner?
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03/17/2003 07:36:32 AM
Welldone!!! Good DOF, nice colors
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03/17/2003 02:12:59 AM
Nice concept. Good colors and focus.
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