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Guess where my home is...  :o)
Guess where my home is... :o)

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Challenge: Home Sweet Home (Classic Editing)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 4500
Location: Ottawa
Date: May 27, 2003
Aperture: f4.7
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/2
Galleries: Architecture, Political
Date Uploaded: May 27, 2003


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06/04/2003 07:58:41 PM
*Critique Club*
Ok, here's my stand on this. First off, I lined the center of the tower up on the edge of my screen (flat screen) and it appears to be straight to me. Just fine. It lines up right from the tip of the triangle atop the door, to the flagpole on the top of the tower. However, the outter edges of the photo are leaning inward, which is a common distortion of wide angle lenses. You can't really see it on the right due to the flames, however, that side is leaning to the left. The left side f the photo is more obvious, and leaning to the right, so I wonder if that's why people say it's tilted?
Oh well. Looking at this, I got no sense what so ever of your home, or even what country your home is in. I see now that it's Canada, but I did not get that from looking at your photo. This is the fault of my own ignorance, maybe, but it doesn't scream home.
Setting that aside, the flames are really neat. As mentioned, I too feel that they are the center of attention rather than the building, which I guess represents canada somehow. but, what do I know, maybe the fire represents canada as much as that building?
You could have cropped out the plaque at the bottom. I don't feel that it's clear enough to add anything to the photo. I can't really see what's on it, and it's a bit soft on the focus also. I don't feel that you would be losing anything if you cropped it (due to the non clarity) and it would also help to bring your main focus up to the fire and building. If you could get it a bit clearer, then I don't think it would hurt to leave it in the shot.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/03/2003 11:50:49 PM
You could make a postcard out of this one... great shot (yay canada!)
06/03/2003 11:16:40 PM
don't know - the fire throws the exposure off, so I can't recognize the tower
06/03/2003 05:40:11 PM
That's awesome! Those flames look amazing! That's what I love about this site. You get to see so much from other parts of the world. Excellent picture.
06/03/2003 01:47:23 PM
The fire adds nice texture to the photo.
06/03/2003 12:51:41 PM
Well, is it in that big building? or in the fire? Good composition, but doesn't give me an idea of home.
06/03/2003 06:52:26 AM
Great fire. Whose home is this?! A dragon? Good composition - would like to know where this is...
06/02/2003 08:19:37 PM
hope not. nice capture. would like the tower to be straightened in the frame though. good night lighting.
05/31/2003 04:53:05 PM
Nice shot of the Peace Tower as well as the flame. I would have included more of center block so the tower wasn't so central though. Exposure is well done.
05/31/2003 07:52:32 AM
Great image. Nicely done. Superior colours, lighting, composition, and textures all related to the challenge's theme. 8 Morgan
05/30/2003 11:20:42 AM
Straighten it
05/30/2003 01:37:54 AM
I suddenly feel very uneducated. Umm...London? That's my only guess. I really like your flame thing but you have got me wondering why it's there. Nice composition and warm tones.
05/30/2003 01:02:36 AM
in days of yore from Britain's shore, Wolfe the dauntless hero came and planted firm Britannia's flag on Canada's fair domain. Here may it wave, our boast, our pride, and join in love forever the thistle, shamrock, rose entwined, the Maple Leaf forever. (Is the answer Ottawa?) God save our queen and heaven bless the Maple Leaf Forever.
05/29/2003 01:22:31 PM
You live on the hill with the abandoned cats and warm up at the flame? lol
05/29/2003 12:36:55 PM
shot seems slightly tilted to the right, good photo regardless
05/28/2003 01:50:29 PM
I can't guess, where is it? Love the flames - 8.
05/28/2003 11:12:22 AM
Sorry for being ignorant, but where is this?!
05/28/2003 09:11:18 AM
No problem! I liked the river side better :)
05/28/2003 07:56:07 AM
05/28/2003 02:31:05 AM
Canada? :)

Nice pic, I just can't decide whether the subject was supposed to be the fire or the tower. To me, the fire really detracts from the beautiful tower in the background. Not a bad picture overall though. 7
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