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Challenge: Abstract (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Sony DSC-F717
Location: Phoenix, Arizona USA
Date: May 1, 2004
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/320th
Galleries: Abstract, Traditional Art
Date Uploaded: May 1, 2004

A favorite large scale (about 4 stories tall) art structure near the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport taken against a sky background. This is the top of the structure. I have no idea what it is supposed to represent but the hot, dry weathering reminded me of global warming, hence my title.

I photographed it before for the "off center" challenge last year.

Post processing:
1-Neat Image applied to sky only.
2-Red and Yellow colors saturated on structure.
3-Added another 20% overall saturation to it to bring out colors.
4-Cloned out minor white specs.
5-Created 50% greyscale layer and used lighten and darken to bring out the texture of the structure.
6-Cropped slightly, resized and applied USM to structure.
7-Applied slight smudge to jagged edge in resized image.

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 208
Avg (all users): 6.8125
Avg (commenters): 7.5294
Avg (participants): 6.5577
Avg (non-participants): 7.1806
Views since voting: 2470
Votes: 176
Comments: 20
Favorites: 2 (view)


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05/11/2004 03:10:27 PM
I thought I commented on this one, but I guess not. This was one of my faves for this challenge. I gave it a healthy 9. It is so clear, balanced and interesting. Colors are so great, too. Your lighting is bright without being harsh--a great accomplishment in my book. Excellent work! That's almost a ribbon!
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05/11/2004 11:37:07 AM
Congrats on the placing!! Soo close!! :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/09/2004 11:23:12 PM
great shapes and colors!
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05/09/2004 09:29:35 PM
Since I have no idea what this is, it meets the challenge 100%. It's sharp, colorful, and makes me wonder..., plus, I just plain like it. 8
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05/09/2004 05:46:33 AM
I like this very much very abstract and great detail and focus 8
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05/08/2004 09:02:00 AM
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Like this very much...super....just the right amount of everything, lines, compostion, excellent exposure, colors, sky (okay I would like the blue a bit richer but I can't have everything).....ribbon color? My preference so far is blue! 10. Excellent!
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05/06/2004 07:29:22 PM
The diagonal of it all... Tone values and flow Good one
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05/06/2004 11:03:13 AM
Great shot could have went in either challenge but does belong in this one 9
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05/06/2004 02:28:51 AM
No offense, but I'm not sure how this sculpture relates to global warming. However, from a purely artistic POV (and ignoring the title) I like the colors and texture of the sculpture. The sky is a nice shade of blue and provides nice contrast.
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05/04/2004 06:22:02 PM
I love it. I love the colors. focus and clarity are great. the angle is wonderful. The orange on blue is perfect. I'd like to see this in the top 3. Very nice.
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05/04/2004 02:54:59 PM
This looks like an illustration. It is very good whatever it is.
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05/04/2004 12:14:54 PM
This is a VERY nice abstract piece. The contrast between the colors is stunning and the composition is spot on. Great work, 9 :)
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05/03/2004 09:43:12 PM
You've picked the perfect colors for this. Very pleasant. I like the diagonal composition too. But dummy me, I must be missing something on the title - but there's no deduction for that. It's better than some that just said "abstract" for their title. Nice job.
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05/03/2004 05:28:03 PM
Strong composition. Good planes and lines. Simple colors. One of the best I've looked at today.
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05/03/2004 04:13:50 PM
Great look on this sculpture, sharp lines and curves, nice color. 9
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05/03/2004 03:34:06 PM
Beautiful colors and contrast.
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05/03/2004 02:41:35 PM
Beautiful colors. I love the lines and compositiong and how the vertical streaking aids the composition.
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05/03/2004 10:47:27 AM
Beautiful against the blue. 8 from me, clean lines, love it.
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05/03/2004 04:35:22 AM
Rust outtake?
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05/03/2004 12:20:05 AM
Nice, abstract. Looks fake and painted though. Less processing would have been better.
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