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Leeds Royal Armouries
Leeds Royal Armouries
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Challenge: March Free Study (Advanced Editing I)
Camera: Panasonic DMC-FZ10
Location: Leeds Royal Armouries
Date: Mar 28, 2004
Aperture: F2.8
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/30
Galleries: Interior, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Mar 30, 2004

My new camera seems pretty good... this is almost straight out of the camera. I straightened the shot slightly, and did some minor curves alterations. Sharpened a little, and added a small amount of Gaussian Blur. The image stabilisation (and Leica lens) on the camera did a pretty good job of keeping everything sharp.

Statistics
Place: 8 out of 310
Avg (all users): 7.3102
Avg (commenters): 8.9091
Avg (participants): 7.2910
Avg (non-participants): 7.3585
Views since voting: 5493
Votes: 187
Comments: 30
Favorites: 21 (view)


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09/28/2004 12:31:29 AM
This is destined to remain as one of the most breathtaking images in the DPC archives. You can almost breathe the air of its spatial dimensions. Sort of grips the eye and the attention and then the experience of sheer delight. The value of the colors with the brown red tone culminating in the gray and then the white above.

Of course, the secret of its strength lies in the simple fact that it conveys the principle of the Mandala. As such it hooks the senses and one finds total relief because of the exquisite harmony. It is like a relaxing trip filled with joy and beauty which allows one to drop one's guard and enjoy the moment.
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07/20/2004 12:31:58 PM
This still remains one of my all time favorites here. The sheer force of depth with the beautiful filtered light is wonderful to look at, and the detail captured is incredible.
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04/30/2004 12:30:26 PM
Well done - this is simply sumptuous - although it did get rated one place too high! ;)
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04/08/2004 10:00:50 AM
Thanks everyone! For those of you who want more information about this shot, the Royal Armouries Website tells me that this is 'The Hall of Steel, a giant staircase whose walls are decorated with trophy displays composed of 2,500 objects reminiscent of the historical trophy displays erected by the Tower Armouries from the 17th century'.
The Royal Armouries in Leeds has been around for about 10 years, and took a lot of the displays from the Tower of London. Lucky for Leeds, unlucky for London. The architecture of the building is wonderful, and admission is free. Picture taking is allowed, and no signs or people prohibited using tripods when I was there. I thoroughly recommend it to photographers. There's a great display of oriental arms and armour at the moment.
04/08/2004 07:27:54 AM
Amazing photo, both in the execution and the subject matter. Having seen this i really want to visit there!
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04/08/2004 02:11:12 AM
Geez, Bobster, I could have sworn I left a glowing comment about this. It was certainly my favorite and I gave it a 10....Don't know what happened to the comment. Perhaps the schools boys gave it the heave ho somehow or other during the Prank. LOL! Great Shot! RoB
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/07/2004 11:47:37 PM
Beautiful. As an aside, it reminds me of a scene from Star Wars! I'm predicting a ribbon here!
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04/07/2004 10:51:52 PM
OMG!! this is the best shot Ive seen in a very long time!! if this doesnt ribbon, Ill shoot myslef! 10 10 10 10
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04/07/2004 08:54:57 PM
Great effect - I love it! My first 9
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04/07/2004 08:20:59 PM
Great detail and tonal range. Well done. 7
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04/07/2004 07:31:39 PM
very sharp image, great colour and framing. 8
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04/07/2004 06:27:27 AM
WOW, this is amazing, you captured this room in a real surrealistic way, as if it comes straight from star trek or the fifth element:D! When i saw it the first time i couldn't tell what was left, right, up or down, great job!
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04/06/2004 11:19:46 PM
Awesome perspective and composition, very unique. I really like the color. 10

Good luck...
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04/06/2004 08:57:07 AM
I don't really know what this is, but it almost feels like it is the place where Darth Vader tangles with Luke Skywalker as he exclaims, "Luke, this is your destiny!"
I love the perspective!
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04/06/2004 05:55:36 AM
Beautiful lighting with sharp details. Great shot, indeed. Good luck.
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04/04/2004 09:41:18 PM
Wow shot - perfect 10
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04/04/2004 04:48:20 PM
9- great angle, dramatic shot, excellent lighting and tone
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04/04/2004 10:20:49 AM
Wow. Nicely done.
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04/04/2004 03:06:51 AM
This shot is incredible. The sahpes and perspective are wonderful. The light gradient is perfect. Symetry works perfectly. Congrats on a great shot. Hope this finished in the top few.
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04/04/2004 01:13:09 AM
Whoa! Cool!!!
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04/03/2004 08:41:37 AM
This shot is so crisp. Nice symmetry and use of light. Very interesting subject. Can't tell if you're looking up or down. Interesting perspective.
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04/02/2004 07:58:07 PM
what excellent architecture! a very cool photo
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04/02/2004 07:53:19 PM
I really likes this shot, it struck me as interesting
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04/02/2004 06:29:08 PM
I have no idea what I'm looking at, but the effect is amazing - I love this shot !!
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04/02/2004 01:56:15 PM
Awesome, and compelling. Good luck .I hope you win.
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04/02/2004 12:16:47 PM
Superb colour and design. Lovely detail and a great exposure. Should rate highly.
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04/02/2004 01:31:04 AM
Bravo,wow perspective and awesome exposure. 10 !
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04/01/2004 11:50:23 PM
nice pattern shot. usually i don't like centered shots, but for this one, it works.
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04/01/2004 08:36:37 PM
Fantastic shot! - 9
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04/01/2004 12:47:43 PM
Excellent! Colour/angle/focus - all spot on = 9
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