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Challenge: Shadows IV (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: Austin, Texas
Date: Aug 4, 2007
Aperture: f 16
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/60s
Galleries: Abstract, Cityscape
Date Uploaded: Aug 4, 2007

Austin City Hall. Set up on tripod. Talked Amanda in to dancing around, way back there in the shadows. About 5 minutes total with half a dozen frames, different angles, positions.

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Statistics
Place: 4 out of 128
Avg (all users): 6.8138
Avg (commenters): 7.5385
Avg (participants): 6.4681
Avg (non-participants): 6.9796
Views since voting: 2550
Views during voting: 282
Votes: 145
Comments: 43
Favorites: 15 (view)


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08/24/2007 12:53:03 PM
Wow that is way fun!
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08/16/2007 08:55:13 AM
Very cool...congratulations on the HM!
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08/15/2007 03:58:52 PM
Gordon... This is a masterpiece! Well done lad!

-danny
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08/14/2007 04:56:50 PM
Very cool perspective. I don't think I've seen a better shot taken at that building.
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08/13/2007 10:51:05 PM
Very cool.
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08/13/2007 06:39:53 PM
It happens in life, it happens in DPC. This photo is not less than the top 3 in any sense. I wish you gave it a different title to help viewers solve the puzzle. Congratulations!!

Message edited by author 2007-08-13 19:02:11.
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08/13/2007 03:28:55 PM
Originally posted by LevT:

what a cool shot! Amazing what a little rotation can do to our perception! I wonder if you "saw" it immediately or discovered only later on your computer screen?


I didn't even see it until I started getting comments about no shadows or people falling off buildings. It wasn't set up to deceive in that sense, just to take advantage of more dramatic and dynamic lines and angles. The original was rotated, but that's just because I preferred the way it appeared, in terms of balance and line. It doesn't really work 'properly' in either orientation, so at that point the decision is mostly arbitrary.

It is a happy accident that many people were confounded by it.

Oh, the tangled webs we weave When we practice to deceive.
08/13/2007 02:59:38 PM
what a cool shot! Amazing what a little rotation can do to our perception! I wonder if you "saw" it immediately or discovered only later on your computer screen?
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08/13/2007 10:38:26 AM
Easily the best in show. Should have won by a mile and then some but I'm sure it confused a lot of people or enough to make the difference. I think if served in a way the crowd could easily make out or digest, it would not have been the same image or half as cool as it is. Really nice work.

Message edited by author 2007-08-13 10:46:24.
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08/13/2007 08:49:01 AM
Holy cow, this is a neat photo. The only thing that doesn't appeal to me is the blue, but I suppose the human figure would get lost in the photo without it. Really appealing perspective and a terrific illusion.
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08/13/2007 05:23:42 AM
Great image...like a puzzle, congrats on your 4th place
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08/13/2007 03:15:01 AM
This was great - I gave it a 10. But perhaps hold out for a top 3 DQ... Pity 21.gif Spizzer was not in the ribbons this time ;-(
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08/13/2007 12:49:48 AM
I love commenters who tell you what you shot - tell you there's no shadows - give me a break! Their limited perspective can't see it so it must be DNMC. You don't need to be outraged about it, I've got enough for both of us.

This is great work - really a "stop you in your tracks" kind of shot.
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08/13/2007 12:42:13 AM
Brilliant. I keep having to look at this - it's mesmorizing. Congrats on top 4.
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08/13/2007 12:33:45 AM
Marvelous! I thought she was jumping from a building at first! the angle is amazing... confusing kind of like my Waldo entry.

Love it! Brilliant!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/12/2007 11:51:45 PM
lots of very cool shadows, I do think the agle you used hurts the photo a bit.
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08/12/2007 11:29:30 PM
Wow, this is cool, Nice one.
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08/12/2007 11:28:49 PM
Very Veryyy busy image it took me awhile until I noticed the girl but all the shapes makes me want to keep looking around so good job! 10
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08/12/2007 07:59:47 PM
Awesome perspective. At first it looks like someone falling off a high building. Love the selective desat.
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08/12/2007 02:29:52 AM
Wow!! What a wonderfully unique shot!!! (9)
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08/11/2007 06:20:35 PM
OK, first review was - huh? shadows? Why a girl falling in between sky scrapers? Portrait does not work for me, I guess. Landscape: it is fabulous. Now am I looking at shadows - I think. It is a great photo regardless. I will now turn my monitor back to the correct orientation and continue voting.
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08/11/2007 01:46:37 PM
I'm trying to figure why you put the girl in this shot. I think the score would be higher without her..5.
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08/11/2007 08:29:25 AM
Where is this?
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08/11/2007 01:02:23 AM
Nicely done. Looking forward to see who's creative mind and good eye found this gem. Good luck!
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08/10/2007 06:23:58 PM
nice capture. At a glance I did not notice most of the "windows" are really shadows here. Not sure if the falling body adds to it...(8)
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08/10/2007 10:35:16 AM
Very cool photo!
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08/09/2007 06:44:49 AM
Great perspective. I really had to look several times to figure out what is up and what is down here.
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08/09/2007 01:34:36 AM
i like this,i wish the figure was a little bigger but i like this alot /8
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08/08/2007 10:57:13 PM
I love the composition on this one. I couldn't figure it out at first but now that I look again, very cool. Everything being off angle really makes you look closely at the photo and see the detail (and there is a lot). Great job - my favorite to win.
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08/08/2007 10:42:27 PM
Neat.
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08/07/2007 04:44:02 PM
Sorry, but I can't really put this into a "shadows" category????
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08/07/2007 12:10:12 PM
Cool shot you get a solid 8 good luck psart.
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08/07/2007 08:48:20 AM
interesting POV, though the tilt seems a bit heavy. great shadowplay you caught here! the figure in the back is a bit small, I guess that's why you toned her blue - must say that doesn't help the picture...
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08/06/2007 10:39:31 PM
Whoa, crazy perspective! I thought she was falling off a building at first. Very unique look to this photo - 8.
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08/06/2007 04:51:34 PM
Great artwork, not sure about shadows, this jumper, how was it done?
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08/06/2007 03:21:48 PM
This is truly fantastic. At first I didn't know what I was looking at.....someone falling from a skyscraper it looked like! Not until I tilted my head did I figure it out. Amazing eye you have, this is very creative and I hope you do really well in the challenge!
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08/06/2007 01:03:36 PM
Yumpin' yimminy your killin' me...took me half a day to figure out what is going on here...seems so crystal clear now! Very, very cool!
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08/06/2007 07:51:45 AM
i thought it was someone falling from tall building at first!
if only you could get the blacks more black rather than grey?
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08/06/2007 07:05:49 AM
This ine just blows me away..... awesome.
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08/06/2007 06:58:58 AM
I like the little touch the subject brings to the picture.
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08/06/2007 02:29:34 AM
Confusing and awesome!! 10!
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08/06/2007 01:39:03 AM
wow...clever image and wonderful puzzle...9
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08/06/2007 12:14:12 AM
I didn't get it at first but then I studied it. Man - that is really cool.
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