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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Perspective IV (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Tokina AF 12-24mm f/4.0 AT-X Pro DX
Location: Providence, RI
Date: Nov 21, 2006
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Architecture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Nov 21, 2006

I wish there were some clouds in the sky... taken in downtown Providence, RI with my new favourite combo of the tokina 12-24 on the full frame 5d.

Update-
Wow thanks everyone, im still pinching myself :-) The really old building is the Turks Head building in downtown Providence as one of the commenters correctly mentioned.

Thanks!

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 319
Avg (all users): 7.4921
Avg (commenters): 8.6667
Avg (participants): 7.2907
Avg (non-participants): 7.6602
Views since voting: 10814
Views during voting: 331
Votes: 189
Comments: 49
Favorites: 30 (view)


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12/05/2006 12:42:25 PM
Congrats again Nico! Don't ever give up photography as you have a true talent! Amazing work as always!
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12/04/2006 07:17:22 PM
Very happy this one as it was my number one pick, again its fantastic! Congratulations.
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12/03/2006 11:06:26 PM
What a masterpiece of a composition with such a mean lens! Congratulations over and over again on this blue!
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12/02/2006 12:01:47 PM
Excellent shot, congrats on your ribbon!
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12/01/2006 08:24:00 AM
Congratulations! Wonderful perspective and composition.
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11/30/2006 11:35:22 PM
Brilliant! A lot of strings to your bow (and as my statistically most favorite on site, I salute you!)
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11/30/2006 08:54:09 PM
Very nice, one of the more unique high-rise photos I've seen. Congrats on winning the blue ribbon.
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11/29/2006 06:57:12 PM
Brilliant! Who the **** gave this photo a 3, 4 or even 5. I wish that I had taken this pic. Well done.
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11/29/2006 05:59:46 PM
Congrats Nico, way to go! Only Jason and Joey left now of the team to ribbon :)
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11/29/2006 04:29:24 PM
Awesome Shot! Congratulations on your Blue!!
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11/29/2006 09:13:26 AM
Nico, excellent shot! This was my pick of the challenge. I love the perspective (I also have the tokina and it's one of my faves too). Congratulations on the well-deserved blue!
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11/29/2006 05:58:06 AM
Very much impressed during the voting, knew it would do well..congratulations with this excellent shot!
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11/29/2006 05:49:14 AM
wow! very cool. Congrats!
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11/29/2006 05:39:26 AM
awesome shot Nico my man!!! congrats
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11/29/2006 05:08:31 AM
congrats man, dramatic image.
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11/29/2006 03:25:08 AM
Awesome....so smooth!
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11/29/2006 01:26:12 AM
Congrats, Nico! And you're not even in this one! Double congrats! :)
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11/29/2006 01:17:54 AM
Beautiful! I would bet the color version is just as powerful AND the blue ribbon would match the sky. congratulations!
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11/29/2006 01:00:03 AM
Congratulations and an excellent and very worthy image... :)
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11/29/2006 12:49:43 AM
This was my pick for the winning "Blie" ribbon.....
I just love the whole effect of this one from top to bottom.....
I just love it.....
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11/29/2006 12:39:50 AM
Fantastic shot and great toning. Huge congratulations on your blue.
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11/29/2006 12:38:34 AM
Congrats. I am glad to see where you should belong. On top!
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11/29/2006 12:20:41 AM
Congrats on your blue, Mr. Nico Blue!
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11/29/2006 12:16:55 AM
Congrats on reaching new heights!
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11/29/2006 12:15:38 AM
What a cool shot. So sharp. Congrats.
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11/29/2006 12:13:59 AM
Congrats on ribbon
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11/29/2006 12:10:41 AM
I repeat, it's no fair having a fisheye!!!! :P Congrats.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/28/2006 04:27:00 PM
Nice tone.
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11/27/2006 08:23:40 PM
Fabulous toning. I love the high contrast but smooth and clean feel to the image. Great compoosition, the way the buildings draw the eye into the frame makes the image very dynamic, and the round building at the bottom left is the key to a great image since it has very varied (hehe) surfaces, shapes and textures, and I think ends up being the most interesting part of the photo. Great image, can't think of anything I don't like about it.
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11/26/2006 08:28:38 PM
Wow is all I can say to this, I simply love it, everthing about it and can't think of a reason it won't ribbon. 10
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11/26/2006 10:53:25 AM
I like the contrasts of light and dark, old and new...nice job.
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11/25/2006 09:12:13 PM
Startling in its simplicity. 8.
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11/25/2006 05:00:40 PM
Very cool, very sharp. Great whites.
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11/25/2006 12:55:11 AM
Great! :)
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11/24/2006 03:53:50 PM
Easily one of the best building shots in the challenge.
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11/24/2006 11:39:21 AM
Nice one...great contrast and tone, believe this one will be one of top ten, good luck
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11/24/2006 08:31:17 AM
Outstanding! Great color tones and contrast. Very clean. Back to bump up to 9.
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11/24/2006 06:11:22 AM
might b a winner...like the combination of styles...great shot...9
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11/23/2006 11:43:13 PM
No fair. Fisheyes should be banned from these challenges. :-P
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11/23/2006 03:24:00 PM
8 - Very nice. Toning works very well here, adding good depth/drama. Might be a shot that cannot be appreciated at this size and the resizing has caused aspects like the (seemingly) 'overexposure' to be accentuated. Maybe an even squarer framing/crop, who knows, else a more refined crop, mainly to eliminate the white 'something' near bottom left corner. Likewise, undedided if I would prefer to see more of the 'different' building coming into frame on the left, else it cropped out altogether and the chimera/'gargoyle' featuring more prominently. Excellent perspective.
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11/23/2006 12:28:25 PM
I love it!!! The way the modern buildings are almost overexposed and the old building is darker. The modern seems to lean out over and dwarf the old. Yet the older building appears sturdier and well grounded where the modern seems fragile. Fantastic! - 10
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11/22/2006 09:19:10 PM
This is by far the most impressive photo submitted in this challenge. Great choice of septa. I like the darker sky in contrast to the lighter buildings. The photo is amazingly clear and crisp. You deserve first place. Good Luck. I vote a perfect 10.
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11/22/2006 07:53:27 PM
excellent use of perspective and duotone(perhaps sepia?) all those diagonal lines make for a very interesting composition drawing the eye up; looks like the Turk's Head building in Providence at left bottom which softens the image and adds more interest...
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11/22/2006 06:47:08 PM
okay - this is awesome - great use of duotone and excellent angle. I feel a little queezy looking at the photo - i feel as if I will fall backwards!
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11/22/2006 05:20:53 PM
Excellent, and this one sefinately stands out really well in this challenge. Tops in my book.....
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11/22/2006 04:04:25 PM
Great interest here and very well thought out and shot.
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11/22/2006 02:20:18 PM
Very well done: love the contrasts too (between old and new)...hope this does well.10
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11/22/2006 07:48:19 AM
a wow from me .........
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11/22/2006 01:24:21 AM
this is a trippy photo, hard to tell whether you're looking up or down, very nice
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