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Kaaba in Mecca
Kaaba in Mecca

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Triumph (Basic Editing)
Camera: Genius G-Shot P313
Location: Kaaba in Mecca
Date: Jul 26, 2007
Aperture: r
ISO: n
Shutter: 15
Galleries: Travel
Date Uploaded: Jul 26, 2007

Kaaba in Mecca

great success travel to Kaaba in Mecca
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08/10/2007 02:30:39 PM
Conflicted feelings viewing this. On the one hand I've always been very curious, on the other hand I strongly suspect you are not supposed to photograph this. Would like to know.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/03/2007 01:44:38 AM
Reaching this point is truly a triumph in ones lifetime, however from a photographic viewpoint this image lacks some luster.
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08/03/2007 01:10:10 AM
the vignetting really hurts this image
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08/03/2007 12:36:09 AM
What's the triumph? Not getting robbed on the way or not getting trampled while walking in circles? Assuming this actually meets the challenge in some culturally specific way that I neither understand nor care about, the shot itself could use some work. The vignetting is over the top (and I didn't even think legal in basic) and the blow out spot lights really dominate the shot, pulling the eye away from the interesting bits down below.
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08/03/2007 12:01:05 AM
Now THAT is fascinating. You were actually there? I hope voters see this as "successful pilgrimage", because to a Muslim this is one of life's major triumphs, right? I didn't even know you were allowed to photograph there; is that also a "triumph" for the photographer?

Anyway, compelling image.
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08/01/2007 07:44:16 PM
A fascinating photo - though I wish it were in better focus. How does this say "Triumph?"
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08/01/2007 03:53:03 PM
Oh my gosh how wonderful to be in Mecca - I've longed to photograph there, but doubt I'll make it - Hope you are enjoying it.
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08/01/2007 05:19:06 AM
Nice capture - Like the POV and the composition - Let down on the technical front as the image seems a little soft and there needs some more contrast as most of the whites are grey looking. Maybe pushing the challenge though?
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08/01/2007 01:23:31 AM
I get the connection to triumph, but this shot needs some help. It's blurry, the colors are washed out, and the lights are featureless white blobs. Also, the severe darkening of the corners distracts me. It also leaved me wondering whether you were allowed to take this picture.
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