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A space oddity
A space oddity

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Challenge: Puzzled (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: Challenges 2009
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Frankfurt
Date: Feb 24, 2009
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 500
Shutter: 1/500
Date Uploaded: Feb 24, 2009

I have no idea what they were doing. It was indeed so odd and puzzling that there were gobs of folks standing around watching, and no one else knew what they were doing either.

There's this shopping mall kinda thing in Frankfurt and on the second'ish floor of this glass sided building, it appears as though a giant meteor hit it and went through, creating giant dent and a space through the mall. It is, however, built that way; it looks very, very odd. These guys (and gals) were doing something, strung up by ropes, in the "hole" that is created through this building.

I fully expect this to tank in scoring, but hope perhaps one or two people are intrigued enough to come back after the challenge and see what it is.

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Apparently it had just been revealed and everyone was checking it out - made it easy to shoot random candids without being noticed.

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Place: 21 out of 168
Avg (all users): 5.9529
Avg (commenters): 7.6667
Avg (participants): 5.7969
Avg (non-participants): 6.0315
Views since voting: 1366
Views during voting: 331
Votes: 191
Comments: 17
Favorites: 4 (view)

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03/02/2013 07:12:41 PM
Very intriguing. Love the light and reflections.
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12/09/2009 12:57:31 AM
This is a striking shot--love the shots of people craning their necks! :0
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03/09/2009 05:59:18 PM
Cool shot and title.
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03/04/2009 10:40:29 PM
Excellent shot, reminds me of a sci fi image for sure, like the inside of the ISS, I really think this is not out of the box, could have scored higher because you took an enviornment and made it a space ship.
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03/04/2009 03:54:10 PM
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I say again: WOW.

This is a remarkable scene, a fascinating image to ponder, and superbly seen & executed.

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03/04/2009 10:21:59 AM
excellent Deb!! really well done!
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03/04/2009 08:56:18 AM
I love the random candids of people looking at the puzzling situation. Nice job with your presentation!!
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03/04/2009 07:46:40 AM
I thought this was so cool when I saw it in voting....thanks for explaining it!
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03/04/2009 02:15:01 AM
I can't believe you beat me out by one place! I needed a "21st place" for my collection!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/04/2009 12:54:27 AM
Thanks for sharing the Whole of the Hole.
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03/04/2009 12:12:50 AM
Always glad to find out I like your entry! I knew there was a reason I faved you early on. My vote was on one of your 8's.
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03/04/2009 12:05:08 AM
Sieben. (true)

Message edited by author 2009-03-04 00:06:04.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/03/2009 05:13:54 PM
Good capture. 7
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03/03/2009 10:37:05 AM
now this is COOL!
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02/27/2009 04:12:58 PM
I love silhouettes, and these are so sharp and bold. Nice capture.
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02/27/2009 10:03:40 AM
Great photo. I love the contrast very much. So many shades of colours here.
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02/26/2009 05:30:18 PM
Good Shot
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