DPChallenge: A Digital Photography Contest You are not logged in. (log in or register
 
Challenge Entries
Portfolio Images
This image is not part of a public portfolio.
The Ancient Terracotta Army . . . of Katy, Texas
The Ancient Terracotta Army . . . of Katy, Texas
scarbrd


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: The Hidden City (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: Katy, TX
Date: Dec 21, 2007
Aperture: 11
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Travel, History
Date Uploaded: Dec 21, 2007

Suburb of Houston, Katy, Texas.

1/3 life size reproduction of the Terra Cotta Army in China. There's also a scale model of the entire forbidden city. Not very well known, even in Houston. Worth a stop if you're in the area.

Open in RAW
Shadow/Highlight
Brightness/Contrast
Levels
Hue/Sat
crop
size
USM
border
save for web

Statistics
Place: 9 out of 84
Avg (all users): 6.5915
Avg (commenters): 7.5263
Avg (participants): 5.8182
Avg (non-participants): 6.7178
Views since voting: 3470
Views during voting: 518
Votes: 235
Comments: 26
Favorites: 2 (view)


Please log in or register to add your comments!

AuthorThread
01/06/2008 02:34:50 PM
Beautiful shot. Congrats on your high finish!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/02/2008 05:42:37 PM
Hidden City, looks like Forbidden City to me. :)

Congrats on the 10 ten placement. While the army is the essence of the photograph, I love the way you used the trees as the foundation on either side as will as the lone individual to give the photo a little something special.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/02/2008 10:09:32 AM
cool. I looked this up on the internet... have to stop by there some time.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/02/2008 12:03:56 AM
Congrats on the top 10 shot
  Photographer found comment helpful.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/01/2008 03:00:47 AM
Reminds me of chow line! Nice photo!! (7)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/31/2007 09:13:32 PM
How bizarre!!!! Great find! I'll be coming back expecting an explanation! 7
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/31/2007 03:04:38 PM
Love it!! (Maybe a little more contrast to bring up the blacks)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/30/2007 12:01:44 AM
The vivid colors and perspective-line pattern of the terracotta army are strong and striking, earning an 8 from me. Consider cropping away the sky and trees for a possibly more powerful image.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/29/2007 02:08:49 AM
Wow, I can't believe I have never heard of this place...in Texas. Nice composition.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/28/2007 03:31:29 PM
What an odd thing... Great use of lines and perspective, though!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/28/2007 01:16:01 AM
this would have been perfect for the perspective challenge!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/28/2007 12:42:29 AM
Ok, you will have to explain this to me! I have seen photos of this in China. Is it on display here in Texas, or is this a replica? I cannot imagine something so fragile would go on a world tour.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/27/2007 08:16:04 PM
Wow, you must be in love with the Terra Cotta army. It looks like you purchased a bunch of replicas and built a pit on your property to resemble to ones in Xian, China. Initially, I thought this was digital photography, but then I saw the real person on the divider. A very ambitious project for sure.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/27/2007 06:17:12 PM
Very cool image with pleasing color tones and interesting composition. Nicely done. Back to bump you up to 8.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/27/2007 06:03:15 PM
Wow! How cool is that! I had no idea such a large-scale replica existed anywhere!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/26/2007 09:08:55 PM
For real? I never knew that was in Katy. I will definitely be stopping to check this out next time I go that way! What a cool photo!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/26/2007 09:07:32 PM
i lived in houston for 35 years and never knew that was there! great shot. they look like they go on forever. /10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/26/2007 08:50:16 PM
Thats pretty cool! How much of a reproduction is it? Definitely fits the challenge well.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/26/2007 06:53:48 PM
Looks like it should be in China... :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/26/2007 02:31:12 PM
Funny, they don't look like Texans. :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/26/2007 01:49:53 PM
Good composition and the exposure of both the sky and the terracota figures.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/26/2007 12:36:50 PM
this is one cool image - 9
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/26/2007 09:31:47 AM
I have been there. LoL. Matter of fact you might recognize this shot:
//www.dpchallenge.com/image.php?IMAGE_ID=557982
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/26/2007 09:08:10 AM
wonderful lines towards the horizon
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/26/2007 05:43:23 AM
Great composition. Interesting subjects.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/26/2007 02:22:13 AM
Impacting !!
  Photographer found comment helpful.


Home - Challenges - Community - League - Photos - Cameras - Lenses - Learn - Prints! - Help - Terms of Use - Privacy - Top ^
DPChallenge, and website content and design, Copyright © 2001-2021 Challenging Technologies, LLC.
All digital photo copyrights belong to the photographers and may not be used without permission.
Proudly hosted by Sargasso Networks. Current Server Time: 01/16/2021 07:50:25 AM EST.