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Maximum Aluminum

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Challenge: Abstract Black and White (Basic Editing)
Collection: Challenge Entries
Camera: Olympus C-70 / C-7000 Zoom
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Date: Aug 25, 2008
Aperture: F/4
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/640
Galleries: Abstract, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Aug 25, 2008

Yes, I'm revisiting familiar territory with this one. Although I've never photographed this buidlng before, I've photographed one that looks just like it (1) and another one using this same perspective (2).

This is the H.K. Porter Building, downtown Pittsburgh, built in 1958 (I don't think it's called that anymore; a bank owns it now).

Shot in RAW. Then in PSP X2, convert to BW (mostly green channel), levels/curves, noise removal, clarify, Sharpen, resize, noise removal, USM, JPG.

(1) 673170.jpg
(2) 660129.jpg

Place: 19 out of 318
Avg (all users): 6.1646
Avg (commenters): 7.5714
Avg (participants): 6.2267
Avg (non-participants): 6.1124
Views since voting: 1265
Views during voting: 266
Votes: 164
Comments: 10
Favorites: 1 (view)

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09/03/2008 03:38:58 AM
I really like this, it's subtle and very interesting.
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09/03/2008 12:29:58 AM
Congrats on the top 20, Brian! I like how it looks like it's horizontal, and the one window reflecting the sky is a cool addition.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/31/2008 03:49:53 PM
this one pulls our eyes in very well
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08/30/2008 08:06:10 PM
Great find, well seen and well executed.
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08/30/2008 01:34:47 AM
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08/29/2008 02:04:28 PM
This is absolutely visually stunning.
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08/28/2008 05:50:50 PM
Excellent elements of design. I like the deeper DOF, composition and the tones. Great work.
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08/27/2008 04:00:44 PM
Love how it looks neverending in this picture
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08/27/2008 12:54:37 PM
Way cool perspective. Excellent framing. Good tones and deep DOF. I like it all. (no vote)
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08/27/2008 01:54:52 AM
Well composed.
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