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Challenge: Texture (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-D60
Location: Manhattan, New York (3rd/40th - 30th floor)
Date: Jul 18, 2002
Aperture: 6.7
ISO: 100
Shutter: 125
Date Uploaded: Jul 21, 2002

Top of Chrysler building shot with 300mm (480mm effective) zoom lens (on tripod) from 30th floor of building on 3rd and 40th street. I transformed the picture into grayscale in photoshop, used autolevels, then increased the contrast, while decreasing the brightness slightly. Shot at 6pm, overcast/hazy skies.

Place: 27 out of 218
Avg (all users): 6.0570
Avg (commenters): 7.4688
Avg (participants): 5.9119
Avg (non-participants): 6.2788
Views since voting: 1055
Votes: 263
Comments: 34
Favorites: 11 (view)

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07/29/2002 12:21:00 AM
my favorite photo on this entire site :) Might have been better suited for the "something old" thread ;)
 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/28/2002 10:07:00 AM
good image, well composed, and exposed, black and white does it well and a catchy title.
07/27/2002 02:56:00 PM
Nicely done. Looks like a pencil drawing. Good crops. I'm just not superly 'wow'd' with this--but is still great. 9
07/27/2002 11:03:00 AM
Woulndt this be form more than texture? Wonderful bw shot though.7
07/26/2002 11:26:00 PM
I like the assortment and arrangements of shapes; I see the textures OK but "patterns" predominate...
07/26/2002 06:22:00 PM
this is a great photo... I love the composition... geometric designs in photography really work well for me.. to top it off, i like black and whites as well. great shot :) = 10 - jmsetzler
07/26/2002 02:43:00 PM
this is a really cool shot. I like how it provides a unique portrayal of a well known subject. the texture is well demonstrated. the composition is very nice, and the contrast is excellent.
07/25/2002 08:58:00 PM
My feeling is that you should have cropped out the empty white section.
07/25/2002 08:36:00 AM
This appeals more to my sense of sight than my sense of touch.
07/24/2002 11:29:00 PM
My wife doesn't like your photo, but I do very much (and I'm the one voting). It has an almost surreal look to it. Just a beautiful effect.
07/24/2002 04:24:00 PM

Technical Aspects9
Meets Challenge8
Total Score9

For those that are just learning, like me.

Composition: Scoring in this area is based on basic composition of a picture and includes the rule of thirds, balance, cropping, and curved and diagonal lines. Subject matter that does not lend itself to the picture or otherwise unwanted is also considered here.

Originality: Scoring in this area is based on pictures or concepts that I have seen, as well as how much effort you have invested in the picture. Usually a little something that sets it aside from a snapshot. Does it make me want to come back for another look? You know things like that.

Technical Aspects: Focus, exposure, lighting, and other special effects (done by the camera), and post processing are all considered in this category.

Meets Challenge: This is based on my interpretation of if you, have/have not, met the challenge. This is fairly simple but quite important for this site.

There are many sites that can give you assistance in achieving better skills in photography, but I think the best way to learn is to take pictures and show them to other people. Believe me when it is a good one you will know it.

Good luck!

07/24/2002 01:14:00 PM
texture in architecture. love it :nod:
07/24/2002 10:23:00 AM
I thought this was a line drawing at first glance! Amazingly well done, definite 10 :o)
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07/24/2002 12:00:00 AM
In Focus - 9, Lighting - 8, Color Levels - 6, DOF - 8 , Interesting Composition - 5, Interesting Subject - 5 >>> Tech Scores = 8, Subject Scores = 5, Final Score = 7, RLS
07/23/2002 02:35:00 PM
A little flat.
07/23/2002 09:34:00 AM
Nice texture and love the black&white medium.
07/23/2002 05:59:00 AM
Good... I would omit ladder on the top - it ruins perfection of repetitive shapes.
07/23/2002 04:32:00 AM
could the sky contribute more to this pic?
07/23/2002 02:11:00 AM
good title, good shot
07/22/2002 11:42:00 PM
I really like the composition of this picture, and I think BW works very well. karmat
07/22/2002 06:50:00 PM
I love that building! Nice job.
07/22/2002 05:44:00 PM
This is a nice image but I think there is a difference between Texture and Form. All th ebuilding materials here have different texture but I can't tell what they are in this picture.
07/22/2002 04:09:00 PM
nice study on black and white
07/22/2002 04:06:00 PM
extra points for your creative title! (-:
07/22/2002 03:38:00 PM
wow..I really love this. Everything about it. Nice job.
07/22/2002 03:34:00 PM
Nice work, nice title, nice tones. Kee
07/22/2002 02:42:00 PM
ahh the chrysler building. nice detail. bw works. this shot is growing on me..
07/22/2002 12:42:00 PM
Wow this is really good. The curves are great and the different angles creates great difference in the light on each panel. very very good!
07/22/2002 12:10:00 PM
nice pattern that contributes to texture; like the black and white
07/22/2002 09:43:00 AM
great title and texture! I'm sure you know this...but there's a dark spot in lower right corner...I also wish the contrast were spread more evenly but I'm sure you couldn't control that. 8 Lisa
07/22/2002 08:13:00 AM
Too much white space down righthand side detracts from this image
07/22/2002 02:10:00 AM
I really like the title, great imagination.
07/22/2002 12:12:00 AM
WOW 10, great use of B&W. Off center, but hey its still dam good
07/22/2002 12:10:00 AM
Wonderful crop and beautiful texture !!!!

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