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Challenge: Free Study IX (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Canon EF 28-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Location: Downtown
Date: Nov 5, 2005
Aperture: 11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 10 seconds
Galleries: Abstract, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Nov 28, 2005

An early morning on the top tier of a parking garage looking at reflections in three directions. This is the building next to the parking garage reflected in the office tower across the street.

Processing: Raw conversion using RawShooter Premium with cropping as part of the conversion
Photoshop - highlights/shadows, brightness/contrast, 16 -> 8 bit, convert to sRGB, save for web

ellamay - no this is not Vancouver, it's Edmonton. Funny how some buildings just look familiar.

Place: 281 out of 519
Avg (all users): 5.4484
Avg (commenters): 6.6250
Avg (participants): 5.4118
Avg (non-participants): 5.5455
Views since voting: 693
Views during voting: 392
Votes: 281
Comments: 12
Favorites: 0

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04/22/2007 05:07:35 PM
The most wonderful thing about this photo is that it is a picture of windows reflected in windows. Fantastic!

I'm impressed that nobody told you to unskew the perspective, or whatever the term is. The diagonals actually add interest, imho. I also like that we see a roof reflected in the bottom and another roofline at the top, all still within the windows. It gives the effect of different levels, like Dante's hell (and because there is another building behind it, we never reach the sky. that's important to the esthetic of this image). Also interesting are the variations of the distortion in each window's reflection.

I like this picture more the more I look at it. It doesn't grab right away (because I've seen so many urban window reflection shots), but it does reward a longer view. Thank you!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/06/2005 11:02:39 AM
was this photo taken on bute street in vanc by any chance?
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12/06/2005 05:28:59 AM
This has such wow appeal. I love the repetition of the frames, with the consistency of colour, and only subtle gradations of difference in each. Very nice.
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12/05/2005 08:47:51 AM
What an excellent find, and well shot image. Excellent inside lighting. No inner glare from within the room you are standing. Very Good Job!! Good luck on this one. Most people won't realize the difficulty of shooting this image.
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12/04/2005 10:39:05 AM
I am a big fan of these. This is well done, but you should consider cropping out the bottom part, showing the roof, which (for me) detracts from the illusion and abstract effect.
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12/04/2005 10:00:40 AM
I think it would have been even better if you continued the grey framing from the window panes around the entire photo, giving it a look for framed art and IMHO, I would have cloned out those little pipes on the gravel area. Overall, this is a really cool shot!
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12/03/2005 05:32:14 PM
Very interesting. I like how the bottom column is not as distorted as the others, so it serves as a nice comparison.
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12/02/2005 06:45:44 PM
one of the coolest shots i've seen. awesome, hope this places high!
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12/02/2005 11:46:56 AM
Good luck with this study.
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12/02/2005 01:38:41 AM
Really cool shot. I like the distortions of the reflection.
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12/01/2005 01:25:55 AM
Very fun. I Love it.
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12/01/2005 12:30:31 AM
Nice reflection.
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