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Not an Escher, but Wheeeely Close
Not an Escher, but Wheeeely Close
stevens


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Wheels (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Nikon D100
Location: Motor City
Date: Apr 4, 2004
Aperture: f11
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Humorous, Action
Date Uploaded: Apr 4, 2004

This wheel is the Uniroyal wheel located along the highway in Detroit, Michigan. It was constructed from a giant Ferris wheel used at the 1964-1965 New York World's Fair. The illusion is provided by my wholly unenthusiastic teenager who was about four feet from me with the wheel about fifty feet further in the background.

An f11 aperture gave me sufficient depth of field to make the illusion work, but the focus was mostly at the wheel and his hands are slightly blurred.

Cropped out the bottom of the photo, resized, adjusted the levels, and sharpened slightly.

Statistics
Place: 105 out of 283
Avg (all users): 5.3764
Avg (commenters): 6.1667
Avg (participants): 5.2250
Avg (non-participants): 5.5035
Views since voting: 898
Votes: 263
Comments: 26
Favorites: 0


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/13/2004 09:17:41 PM
Got a good laugh out of this one. Nice Comp!!!
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04/13/2004 02:44:11 PM
I like the contrast : left , the colors and right B&W
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04/12/2004 05:27:17 PM
how is this anything like M.C. Escher?
04/12/2004 04:57:39 PM
wheeely bad caption, cute photo, i'd like the see other shots
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04/12/2004 01:05:58 PM
Is that the wheel along the highway in Detroit? Good job of positioning the model so that the action looks real.
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04/11/2004 07:43:01 PM
funny title
nice colours...
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04/11/2004 06:08:12 AM
Had to look twice, funny
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04/11/2004 04:23:42 AM
Or......'I'm tyred of getting pushed around'
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04/10/2004 12:22:54 AM
Like the sense of humor in this shot.
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04/09/2004 01:06:23 PM
I like this shot, however I can't help to think it doctored. If I am wrong I apologize! 5
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04/08/2004 05:55:29 PM
Points for a really big wheel. You did a great job of placing the person to make it look like he is pushing on the wheel, this adds a lot to the photo I think. The sky is perfect for this photo. Very well done.
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04/08/2004 03:30:56 PM
Corny, but It's nothing like an Escher. After the challenge, I think this would look really neat if you cloned out the fence
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04/08/2004 01:18:46 PM
Very good use of perspective to creat an illusion!
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04/08/2004 11:30:35 AM
Cute. Fence is very distracting though. Maybe you could have gotten a small box or stepping stool or something to stand on, thereby putting you a bit higher and the fence lower where it could be cropped out. Just a thought. Still a good job.
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04/08/2004 10:50:25 AM
uniroyal ad. Have you been recently visiting the leaning Pisa tower ?
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04/08/2004 09:15:12 AM
The sky performed very nice for you. The idea is also good, but it is overexposed especially the skin. Composition is good with that big wheel coming in from the upper right.
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04/07/2004 10:09:51 PM
you makin fun of me?:) nice forced perspective
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04/07/2004 07:15:24 PM
I thjink the picture would have looked better if you would have skipped the guy, I think the lightning looks good and the pov and the sky looks great, but it looks kinda like a snapshot when you put a man in there it looks more like it belongs in a family album with him trying to pull the wheel, know what I mean? plus he is a little too overexposured other than that good job - 6
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04/07/2004 07:01:52 PM
Great perspective!
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04/07/2004 05:04:05 PM
well cool, I love it but is that not cheating? Can you do that
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04/07/2004 02:13:21 PM
The red sweat shirt works very well with the blue sky. Good idea.
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04/07/2004 02:11:20 PM
I think leaving or cropping out the chain-link fence would of boosted the score for this shot. The red/black/blue are all good to look at.
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04/07/2004 01:50:47 PM
More a leaning tower of Pisa moment, but I very nice image
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04/07/2004 12:32:53 PM
Hey, fellow Detroiter! Cute, but the punny title has got to go!
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04/07/2004 12:06:55 PM
does not resemble a work by escher at all (to me). nice perspective, but the fence looks ot of place. perhaps a better 'costume' for the person would help some too. neat pic.
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04/07/2004 12:53:47 AM
Really crisp shot. Very unique. My only suggestion would have been to somehow shoot it and crop it so the fence didn't show. When this started to download on my screen I was instantly impressed by the sharpness of the wheel and the sky. - 9.
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