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Dome & Sky
Dome & Sky

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Challenge: Triangle Composition (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 35mm f/2.0
Location: Evanston, Illinois
Date: May 4, 2008
Aperture: 8.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/640
Galleries: Architecture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: May 5, 2008

From the overall score I'm receiving, I can see that many other voters shared the sentiment expressed by socalsteve that all they see is "curves and squares." I thought I had a strong implied triangle composition, but it obviously did not translate. That is my failure, not the viewers'.

To me the shot has a lot of implied triangles, but two big ones that carry the day - the primary implied triangle is composed of the two bottom, forward column tops and the crest of the dome (a large implied triangle pointing upward with it's apex at the top of the structure); the base of the secondary implied triangle is formed by the line of the second set of columns and then flows downward along the implied line created by the crests of the bottom, forward columns, its point ending below the bottom of the shot. Because this is a temple that I was photographing - which may not be apparent - I liked the juxtaposition of the two, opposing triangles - one pointing toward "heaven" above, the other toward "hell" below.

Place: 75 out of 172
Avg (all users): 5.3158
Avg (commenters): 7.1667
Avg (participants): 5.1200
Avg (non-participants): 5.3967
Views since voting: 986
Views during voting: 246
Votes: 171
Comments: 7
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/13/2008 11:44:58 PM
Beautiful lighting, exposure and detail. I'm not sure I get the triangle composition but the image is good enough that I'll assume it's there and I'm just not getting it (i.e. I won't mark you down for it).
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05/12/2008 04:56:45 PM
I love this shot! Very nice!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/12/2008 12:40:26 PM
I see more curves than triangles here.
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05/09/2008 06:24:03 PM
This is beautiful. Perfect symmetry and the contrast of the light and shadows is breathtaking. Good processing too. The triangles aren't very prominent though.
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05/08/2008 03:41:45 PM
Great texture, detail and contrast. The central composition works really well too. Very nice!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/08/2008 03:37:00 PM
The Bahai temple in Wilmette.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/08/2008 12:02:09 AM
The intricacies in the design and stonework are great and you achieved a sharp shot. I also like the contrasts and the duotone. The triangles on the pillars and the curved slices of the dome are great.
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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