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Vortex of Chaos

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Challenge: Best of 2002 (Advanced Editing IV*)
Collection: Challenge Submissions
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5000
Location: San Francisco, California USA
Date: Jun 15, 2002
Aperture: F/4.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/168.1
Galleries: Abstract, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Apr 1, 2006

Photographer’s Comments
Wow 2002! – That was 3 camera generations ago for me. Looking back at all the pictures I shot that year, I am surprised that they don’t look as good as I remembered or, on average, as good as I’m shooting now. I have learned a lot since then and DPC is responsible for much of my learning opportunities. Thanks.

This was shot in San Francisco at the Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA). It is a small part of a huge multi-part sculpture created by Sarah Sze called Things Fall Apart 2001 – mixed media installation with vehicle. This small piece is reflected in the marble top of a wall, with the museum wall behind.

I have liked this image since I shot it and feel it is one of my best from that year. It is pretty much as it was out-of-the-camera, with onl a few minor tweaks. Hope you enjoy it.

Post Processing
Clone Out a Distraction
Noise Reduction
Save for Web

Camera Data
Nikon COOLPIX5000
2002/06/15 14:02:15
JPEG (8-bit) Fine
Image Size: 2560 x 1920
Converter Lens: None
Focal Length: 10.5mm
Exposure Mode: Programmed Auto
Metering Mode: Center-Weighted
1/168.1 sec - F/4.5
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
Sensitivity: Auto
White Balance: Auto
AF Mode: AF-C
Tone Comp.: Auto
Flash Sync Mode: Not Attached
Digital Zoom Ratio: 1.00
Saturation comp: 0
Sharpening: Auto
Noise Reduction: Off

Place: 67 out of 201
Avg (all users): 6.0109
Avg (commenters): 8.6667
Avg (participants): 5.6628
Avg (non-participants): 6.3163
Views since voting: 958
Views during voting: 298
Votes: 184
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0

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04/12/2006 08:59:53 PM
Hello from the critique club.

What I really like about this image is the sense of balance and symmetry that's here. It's busy, but at the same time all the elements work together. I like the strong lines, and then angle that this was shot from. I especially like the shadow on the wall, it just brings everything together.

I think though, that this might benefit from being a little more sharp & crisp, it would give it extra "pop". I'd also like to see the colours more vivid, particularly the red.

All in all, this is a very unique and memorable image. Good job. :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/08/2006 03:39:52 PM
Well done abstract. Technically very good and the lighting on the right side adds considerably to the balance of the composition. I might have cropped a bit more off the left side. That, by no means, detracts from the overall high quality of this entry.
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04/08/2006 12:49:46 PM
Excellent treatment here.
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04/03/2006 04:08:17 PM
A little busy, but it still works. Nice shot.
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04/02/2006 08:39:50 PM
Amazing. What exactly IS it? Very interesting photograph!
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04/02/2006 07:53:21 PM
Beautiful interpretation. 10
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04/02/2006 06:57:56 AM
I have do idea what it is but I just LOVE it....."WOW" factor for sure and also a "10" from me.....
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04/02/2006 06:13:21 AM
It sure is chaos, but I love it.
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