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Infinite Chinese Soldiers
Infinite Chinese Soldiers

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Challenge: Infinite (Classic Editing)
Camera: Sony DSC-F717
Location: Katy, Tx
Date: Nov 1, 2003
Date Uploaded: Nov 1, 2003

I hand crafted all of these this week just for this contest. : )

Its really just a small park outside of Houston.

Place: 5 out of 104
Avg (all users): 6.9712
Avg (commenters): 8.0625
Avg (participants): 6.8333
Avg (non-participants): 7.1194
Views since voting: 20585
Votes: 139
Comments: 20
Favorites: 8 (view)

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05/13/2006 04:43:31 PM
I especially love your comment on how you constructed the picture. Shows dedication.

Seriously, though, was this exhibit in Houston? I saw it maybe 15-20 years ago in Columbus, OH.

I have no problem with the center moving off into infinity on the left of hte picture. These are from Communist China afterall. They can't lean left, who can?
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06/27/2004 11:41:24 PM
Just Brilliant!!
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11/16/2003 11:38:21 AM
Critique Club comment:

The challenge was to express the seemingly infinite and I think you've done this very well. The voters agreed and gave you a high score. The subject was a great choice, showing infinity through repetition. And your point of view is perfect: low enough to show details on the front soldiers but high enough to emphasize their large number. The softness of the photo is a plus in my opinion. Higher contrast, a lot of sharpening, or starker shadows would have focused more attention on the front soldiers and detracted from the overall effect. Nevertheless, a very small amount of sharpening would enhance the overall texture.

This is a well made image that you can justifiably be proud of.
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11/10/2003 12:27:11 AM
This is an awesome shot. I felt it stated infinity better than all of the others combined. You were my bet to win, next to mine ;-)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/09/2003 11:37:30 PM
this is just too cool! How'd you achieve this? Looks great for this challenge....a 10.
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11/09/2003 03:15:30 AM
Hmmm, I like this one a lot. Though, for my tastes, I think I'd like it more if you'd made the far left wall a little more parallel to the edge of the photo. I guess I'm saying this so you could convey the infiniteness to the sides more so than you have already. I like the depth of this, and the focus fading out as the soldiers get more distant. good job. 8
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11/08/2003 09:27:22 PM
Nice work, it seems to have an infinite soldiers here...
I'm not too sure, It'd be better if you make it symmetry?
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11/08/2003 04:42:56 PM
Fantastic image. Fits the challenge perfectly, high interest impact, I love the subject. Lighting, composition and focus are great. I would love to see this in person - saw a special on tv about them. Very well shot. 10
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11/08/2003 10:41:11 AM
Interesting place! good photo 8pt
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11/06/2003 11:54:34 AM
That must be an awesome sight to see. I didn't realize there were that many of them uncovered. Are these reproductions or the real ones? Looks like there are repeats, so they must be reproductions.
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11/05/2003 12:12:49 AM
Wow - what a great image and a wonderful education. i've only seen individual ones of these, not their whole army.
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11/04/2003 11:39:54 PM
This is just a cool shot !
This is defiantly a 10 from me. I like the straight on shot with the lead lines into the upper third. The shot has a lot of interest. I stare at it trying to figure out if these are toys or statues at life size. Awesome shot.
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11/04/2003 09:19:02 PM
W O W ! ! ! NICE take on this challenge! YOU were in the right place at the right time and... oh my, that is amazing!
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11/04/2003 06:31:25 PM
Great shot. Fits well. Nice clarity and the light is good. I gave it a 7.
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11/03/2003 10:03:59 PM
Great shot and wonderful execution of the depth of field, this is a great capture
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11/03/2003 12:36:45 PM
just saw a program on this a few days ago. great perspective, leaves the eye with an neverending feeling. 9
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11/03/2003 11:01:09 AM
Winner. Just awesome you got to see this!!! Wow.
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11/03/2003 08:00:24 AM
Amazing shot. Perfect composition and lighting. 10.
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11/03/2003 02:23:57 AM
What! This is really great. Where is this? 9
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11/03/2003 01:51:08 AM
i wish you had centered the line more at the horizon.
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