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Challenge: Symmetry (Classic Editing)
Camera: Sony DSC-F707
Location: Denver, Co. airport
Date: Mar 24, 2003
Aperture: f8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/60 sec
Galleries: Interior, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Mar 25, 2003


Place: 85 out of 226
Avg (all users): 5.5323
Avg (commenters): 6.1538
Avg (participants): 5.4956
Avg (non-participants): 5.5795
Views since voting: 868
Votes: 201
Comments: 14
Favorites: 0

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04/13/2003 06:07:54 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club

My first impression of your picture is of the very very strong symmetry in it. Congrats on meeting the challenge so well. My second thought is of light - or more accurately the lack of it. It's hard to imagine an airport that isnt well lit but somehow this picture manages to look underexposed and dim. That's a real shame because with more light you'd have picked out the lovely reds and yellows of the figures either side of the escalator.

Your composition is what makes this shot a winner. The balance of those ceiling beams against the escalator and the rails is just right - excellent use of the rule of thirds. Your focus seems just fine too with plenty of depth of field. I see you stopped up to f/8 - I wonder if your camera did that automatically or whether you chose that small aperture deliberately to get the depth of field. I'm going to guess that you did it yourself and that forced you to increase your exposure time up to 1/60th which is about the slowest shutter you can hold with your hands without getting shake. That's probably how you ended up with a slightly underexposed picture. Perhaps you should have moved your camera's ISO rating up to 200 or even 400. On a detailed image like this I doubt the grain of an ISO 400 image would have been visible.

All in all I'm given the impression of a photographer that knows how to use all the buttons on the camera as well as having a keen eye for a good shot. Your composition is great and getting it without any people in-shot was a real bonus - not easy at an airport!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/04/2003 01:47:07 PM
Wow, nice image. Very good place to take this image as well. The only thing is that the bottom of the image seems to be a little bit too dark. Good job though.
04/04/2003 11:33:38 AM
Nice subdued lighting. Has an airy feel. Well seen. I'd like to see a bigger version.
04/01/2003 06:16:52 PM
HEY....THAT'S D.I.A.!!! You must be a local. I find the colors to be a bit dull but the symmetry is certainly there.
04/01/2003 03:51:17 PM
Well done however IMHO a slightly different angle right or left might have been better,but it's interesting and well done
04/01/2003 01:58:21 PM
good job, the symetry pulls the picture together.
04/01/2003 06:54:20 AM
Nice symmerty but not sure about the light. Seems a little grey and ill defined. 6 - floyd
04/01/2003 04:04:15 AM
Beautifully cropped fro this challenge.
04/01/2003 12:26:36 AM
Interesting composition. 6
03/31/2003 10:08:11 PM
Very nice symmetry. Shot looks a tad underexposed (may be my monitor though). Good job!
03/31/2003 06:25:30 PM
Perfect perspective and cropping!! A little bit dark, but at least there is nobody in the picture. This is really excellent.. if you look closely, every possible detail in the upper part is EXACTLY the same on both sides all the way down. 9!! If it were better lit I'd give a 10.
03/31/2003 05:35:56 PM
It's always crowded when I go there. Nice ceiling effect.
03/31/2003 12:11:55 PM
I applaud your bravery. i nearly got kicked out a couple weeks ago for taking pictures in an airport
03/31/2003 10:54:16 AM
wow, did you have a hard time with a camera in an airport, especially now a days...

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