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Phoenix City Hall
Phoenix City Hall

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Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 USM II
Location: Downtown Phoenix
Date: Jan 31, 2008
Galleries: Architecture
Date Uploaded: Feb 1, 2008

Viewed: 242
Comments: 17
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Hey all - another Slice!!!

I know this is a bit lame for my first photo... but here's the story:

Yesterday I had an appointment at City Hall, with a grants adviser of the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture (POAC). I'm a development director for a non-profit arts organization and the city grant is coming up.

Anyway - I was on the 10th floor, so I had to interrupt the meeting to take photos. This is not one of those...

On my way back I took photos from the parking garage. For this photo, I leaned out over the railing to get the pokey thing at the top into the image. When I was finished shooting. I looked DOWN!! My knees buckled, because I'm really afraid of heights (heights and bugs).

So there you go - the sacrifices I make, the fanaticism with which I shoot - not noticing the dead drop I'm hovering over.

And for this damned photo... I rotated and skewed and did all sorts of things to line it up, but alas - this is what you're getting. It's Phoenix City Hall. :o)

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02/19/2008 01:19:34 PM
I like it very much and applaud you for braving the heart stopping drop you put yourself through for this photo. The photo wouldn't have the same feel if you left out the pokey thing. I'm being serious. When I see it I think it's a very nice building. If I were to scroll down where it's cropped out then it's just another building.
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02/03/2008 06:45:46 PM
The things we do for a photo!!!
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02/03/2008 12:49:36 AM
Good story to go with your picture! You've become quite the master at this processing and it really brings out the texture of the building.
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02/02/2008 06:35:36 PM
Wonderful building shot, great crop! I love the little glint of sun on the top :-)
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02/02/2008 02:10:55 PM
YIKES, I bet I wouldn't have had the courage to lean over like that. When we were at Bryce Canyon I desperately wanted to hike down to the bottom and shoot up...do you think I could do that!?! Not a chance.
I am so glad you got the spiky thing in, it really makes the shot, that and the sun glare forming that pretty little glow.

Message edited by author 2008-02-02 14:11:12.
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02/02/2008 01:02:21 PM
Thanks for risking life and limb to get the spire. The light and shadows play very well together and the blue sky is divine.
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02/02/2008 12:38:42 PM
It is always good to go outside our comfort zone to capture that picture. Good to see you are pushing your self.
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02/02/2008 10:41:58 AM
Neat looking building, what makes those windows towards the center look so funky? I like it, thanks for sacrificing your fear of heights to get it!
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02/02/2008 09:25:53 AM
it is an interesting looking building, all the same.
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02/01/2008 11:48:21 PM
Wonderful geometry and design in this with lots of repetition as well as variation. The colors are very complimentary. Nice shot.
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02/01/2008 08:37:06 PM
WOW! The geometry and design of this building is great! I think you took a great photo, no matter how much you had to rotate and skew it.
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02/01/2008 04:46:54 PM
Hope you got the grant.
Hope you didn't lose the grant because you were so uninterested in what was going on and decided to take photos instead.
Glad you didn't fall whilst trying to take this pokey thing.
Hope you didn't damage your knees tooooo badly or suffer brain damage from a massive anxiety attack.
Glad there weren't any bugs on the railing.
And after all the damned rotating and skewing 'glad you got a nice shot' lol
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02/01/2008 04:15:54 PM
love the building against that amazing blue sky ..
and loved your story .. heights and bugs eh ??!! ..
surely i'v desensitised you by now alicia .? .. if not i'll just have to try harder .. i'll just have to put more bugs in this side to help you get over your fear .. we've also got the overlays, so i'll stick them in there too .. lol .. :):)x
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02/01/2008 02:53:58 PM
Glad you're safe! ;) Seriously though, this is a great shot and a really interesting building!
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02/01/2008 01:14:07 PM
all that drama! nicely done! i love the geometrics of this image, the curves and the lines...and that LOVELY blue sky! how funny you interrupt a meeting to catch a photo! great commitment to the art!! :)
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02/01/2008 12:21:20 PM
But it's amazingly beautiful ! The shapes and lines dazzle as do the blue tones- so happy you didn't fall into the "abyss" :)
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02/01/2008 11:33:15 AM
Cool looking building! Are you all footballed out yet?
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