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Challenge: Square Crop (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon PowerShot S50
Location: Church Street in Downtown Lynchburg, VA
Date: Mar 5, 2006
Aperture: f4.0
ISO: ISO 50
Shutter: 1/200 -1/3 EV
Galleries: Cityscape, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Mar 5, 2006

Hi, there.

In case you couldn't tell ( :) ), this shot was taken looking up at the corners and cornices of two neighboring buildings. One of the cool things about the otherwise sleepy town in which I live is that the downtown buildings are rich in architectural details from bygone eras, despite the downtown being utterly rundown. I took 100 shots down there today of brickwork, metalwork, woodwork, doors, windows, stairs, stones, handrails, guardrails, friezes, cornices, medalions, and a couple of crows.

Processing here involved a crop, some curves, BradP's USM, and some global color enhancements. That's about it...talk to you soon.

Statistics
Place: 197 out of 369
Avg (all users): 5.4049
Avg (commenters): 6.1538
Avg (participants): 5.4516
Avg (non-participants): 5.3333
Views since voting: 545
Views during voting: 256
Votes: 205
Comments: 16
Favorites: 0


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03/15/2006 12:25:19 PM
Hi! Here’s a comment from the Critique Club.

First Impression:
My eyes went to the dark corner, down to the red bricks, then up to the cream coloured corner. Funny black lines at the sky interface. Looks like the sky was “cut from paper”

Composition:
Good eye. Lots of colour and texture. I like the way you broke up the square with the 45 degree angle for the top building. A 30 degree angle may have been more pleasing, not as much vertigo!

Subject:
Met challenge well.

Technical:
Excellent lighting and colours. Good DOF. Picture seems a little grainy, may have been to much USM

Summary:
Good capture, less angle may have been more pleasing.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/12/2006 12:37:32 PM
WOW! I love it, great color and angel. Good job.
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03/10/2006 09:51:44 PM
angle is to strange..hurts my head to look at it
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03/10/2006 07:03:47 PM
interesting, rather vertigo inducing. nice angles
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03/09/2006 09:03:43 AM
The tilted perspective doesn't do any thing for me.
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03/09/2006 07:47:35 AM
vertigo inducing, really. this shotshould come with a referal to a vestibular disorders clinic. But, its got great shapes and "negative" sky space.
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03/09/2006 12:08:52 AM
This is an interesting picture, but really not a comfortable one to look at.
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03/08/2006 10:13:12 PM
The diagonals are daring for an architectural photograph. I dig this one though ;) The color contrasts are great. I bet someone commented that this might be me eh? Great job!
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03/08/2006 07:13:30 PM
powerful contrast.
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03/07/2006 07:26:25 PM
Nice perspective and colors
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03/07/2006 12:11:04 AM
Good take on the challenge - I especially like the "arrow" formed by the sky and the textures of the buildings.
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03/06/2006 07:35:02 PM
this tilt makes me dizzy, maybe too much
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03/06/2006 05:58:59 PM
I think you might usefully have used a monochrome conversion of this: that would have emphasised the graphic nature of the shot more strongly, and it's those intersections of lines that make this shot, of course. I don't find much colour here that would really not finction better as tonality in a black and white composition. However, it's one of few shots so far that actually uses the compositional advantages of the square crop effectively, so you must be praised for that. Good, strong work.
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03/06/2006 12:02:46 PM
This is different. Good picture
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03/06/2006 09:14:33 AM
I really like the angle of this. There's a lot of noise/grain in the sky, though. Maybe neat image would help.
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03/06/2006 01:11:27 AM
great colours and perspective
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