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"The Library Has Landed"
"The Library Has Landed"
Nordlys


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Late Night (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 USM
Location: University of California, San Diego
Date: Apr 29, 2005
Aperture: f4.5
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/5s
Galleries: Architecture
Date Uploaded: Apr 30, 2005

This is the main library on the UCSD campus, taken on a Friday night. It's a frequent subject for photographers, though I haven't seen many night shots of it. I took about a dozen pictures with different exposures, and this seemed to be the best, though I still had to make a lot of adjustments using the GIMP to get it to look semi-decent. Processing involved rotating, cropping, adjusting saturation, contrast, and curves, resizing for upload, sharpening, and adding a border.

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Statistics
Place: 48 out of 334
Avg (all users): 6.0831
Avg (commenters): 7.1250
Avg (participants): 6.1088
Avg (non-participants): 6.0664
Views since voting: 1244
Views during voting: 504
Votes: 373
Comments: 51
Favorites: 2 (view)


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05/14/2005 12:30:11 PM
This shot is so cool and such a special find because of its vastness in open windows.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/10/2005 11:36:56 PM
Is that the Bill Clinton Library and Massage Parlour?
TC
05/10/2005 10:42:52 PM
Excellent image. Great, fully lit architecture engulfed in darkness. You can see everything thing in side, even at this small size. Super. Would be great to see a larger size. My favorite.
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05/10/2005 06:55:15 PM
Like the smooth lighting and colors in the windows. Great composition. A spaceship full of bookworms!
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05/10/2005 04:45:18 PM
Nice exposure well done
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05/10/2005 02:45:34 PM
Hilarious title. Good shot. 7.
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05/10/2005 02:11:47 PM
funny title, and good shot. I think some contrast adjustments might bring out the color a bit more.
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05/09/2005 07:44:01 PM
This is really cool & creative...if you squint.....
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05/09/2005 03:28:43 PM
Wonderful composition and colours....10
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05/09/2005 10:29:47 AM
outrageous i like all the shapes and lines
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05/09/2005 08:27:59 AM
It does have a space ship feel to it. Clever title and excellent night shot.
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05/08/2005 08:19:39 PM
Very modern and cool looking library.

Cool shot.
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05/08/2005 03:37:53 PM
Very cool...this would work well for 'Outside Looking In' too. 9
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05/07/2005 08:51:18 PM
Very cool building - and great shot! 9
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05/07/2005 10:24:32 AM
nice shoot, an interesting subject very well detailed
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05/06/2005 10:50:37 PM
I LOVE the title of this picture! What an interesting building, but the title makes this really amusing...really nice.
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05/06/2005 09:17:29 PM
what an interesting building.
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05/06/2005 01:21:03 PM
Thats about the strangest looking library I've ever seen. Does look like a space ship :)
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05/06/2005 10:19:52 AM
what a library, great title too... really like the photo
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05/06/2005 09:43:00 AM
This is a nice iamge. I really like way all of the lines look in this photograph as well as the shapes seen. Ncie work.
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05/06/2005 01:59:10 AM
I really like the colors that you captured in this shot. Nicely done. This looks like the library at UCSD.
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05/05/2005 11:44:41 PM
Wow, thats a really awesome place!
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05/05/2005 11:24:09 PM
Wow. Very unusual building.
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05/05/2005 07:06:57 PM
Interest building. Good Capitue
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05/05/2005 06:57:02 PM
Great title!
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05/05/2005 05:06:54 PM
Your title is worth a 10. Quite a building. Could have been a lttle brighter, maybe.
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05/05/2005 01:49:07 PM
strange house
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05/05/2005 12:58:45 PM
This is amazing but where is it? Seems brown a lot.
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05/05/2005 12:26:23 PM
very familiar sight. Nice.
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05/05/2005 11:00:26 AM
SLightly underexposed. But nice subject.
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05/05/2005 12:30:44 AM
You're right, it is vaguely remniscent of a UFO. :) The title makes the shot here, as it would be somewhat ordinary without that. Scene seems slightly soft, but that might be from the resizing. The UFO effect would have been better if it were extremely crisp, however.
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05/04/2005 11:45:20 PM
Most unusual building. It's really interesting looking. This is excellent for this challenge.
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05/04/2005 11:33:17 PM
Very nice. Needs to be sharpened to appreciate.
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05/04/2005 10:04:37 PM
Too bad the one section on the right was not lit up, still I like it.....
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05/04/2005 09:26:59 PM
A nice view of some very interesting architecture. A touch more brightness and contrast would be beneficial.
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05/04/2005 05:42:25 PM
good title ! strong image.
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05/04/2005 03:31:22 PM
Really nice frame, helps the photo very much. one of the greater photos. Good collors and really sharp. nice concept and title ; ) looks as if it´s from area 54
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05/04/2005 01:56:03 PM
The title is so fitting! good 1!
Crystal
crystaljae.blogspot.com
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05/04/2005 01:43:43 PM
I love the detail that one can see through the windows. Everything is well lit, but I can't help feeling that I'd like a touch more contrast to make it 'pop' a little more.
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05/04/2005 12:24:30 PM
Great composition, reminds me of my local University. Well carried out.
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05/04/2005 11:19:25 AM
I always knew that we, geeks, came from another planet :-) Thanks for providing the proof.
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05/04/2005 10:45:11 AM
yes it does look like a ship has landed, that is a very pretty lilbrary. nice picture
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05/04/2005 10:07:03 AM
Nice image of an interesting building.
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05/04/2005 06:25:24 AM
Intruiging image - weel captured in difficult conditions.
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05/04/2005 05:26:53 AM
Good detail - well done
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05/04/2005 02:28:36 AM
nice caption
05/04/2005 01:56:02 AM
hahaha funny title
05/04/2005 01:34:23 AM
The rest of the picture is great, but looking at the widows hurts my eyes.
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05/04/2005 01:11:09 AM
LOL. I Bill Peirerra's photographer on this project at UCSD, and also shot it for the UNivesity several times. Very nice shot. I only wish figure were on the pediment and s6tringly silhoetted. Lovely color work.
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05/04/2005 12:52:43 AM
very nice title..nice lighting...nice composition..gl 9
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05/04/2005 12:42:50 AM
Very nice. You did a great job with the exposure, it looks like it would be very easy to overexpose this one and lose the details of the colors in the windows. 9
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