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Rememberlin'
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Challenge: Hidden Gem -- 1,000th Challenge! (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G3
Location: Berlin
Date: Aug 24, 2008
Aperture: F4
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Emotive
Date Uploaded: Mar 10, 2009

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Place: 374 out of 1129
Avg (all users): 5.8307
Avg (commenters): 6.6604
Avg (participants): 5.8326
Avg (non-participants): 5.8194
Views since voting: 678
Views during voting: 667
Votes: 508
Comments: 61
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03/18/2009 07:19:45 AM
This is the Berlin Memorial, a monument to the six million Jews exterminated by the Nazis.
The "Field of Stelea" is made of 2,711 concrete blocks of different heights, structured in a grid pattern.

I've preferred not to mention directly "what it is" because I wanted the picture to be judged for the atmosphere, composition and abstract concept. I didn't want to gain more
profit from an easy emotional approach.

However, I've left two significant clues: the strange title (yeah Juliahu, remember + berlin at present continuous) and the splash of red on the woman's shirt. As Cnovack wrote, my attempt was to evoke the little girl of Schindler's list movie.

I would thank you all of you, for your precious comments and positive reactions.

A special one for you, Cnovack, for the time you've spent to write the comment and to have really understood this picture's soul.

Finally, thanks to the unaware girl captured in my shot (she's not a model):
Thank you, whoever you are, wherever you are :-D
 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/17/2009 10:27:54 PM
wonderful geometry goin' on here! : )
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03/17/2009 09:57:13 PM
This is definitely a photographer's shot. Wonderful splash of color among the B&W shapes.
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03/17/2009 06:20:50 PM
I like the way the lines all work in this.
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03/17/2009 05:03:06 PM
Voted earlier coming back to leave a comment. The rectangular shapes of these 'stacked' blocks creates geometric patterns that draw the eye in and holds our attention - it is almost hypnotic. The addition of a person to your composition not only breaks the pattern up but adds the human element that reminds us that each rectangle is a memorial to those who have been lost. The splash of red on the woman's shirt is the only additional color in a scene dominated by blacks, greys, and whites. That draws our eye directly to her and to me invokes the scene in Schindler's List of the little girl with the red balloon. It was the only color in a colorless world/scene. It makes me think that life and color can even be found in places of death and are dark. I also wonder what this composition would look like if you converted it to B&W with emphasis on boosting the contrast so that the tones are really dynamic and pop. Another interesting possiblity is to convert it to B&W but leave the red as the only splash of color calling our attention to the human element. Great symbology here and strong composition showing off the geometric patterns.
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03/17/2009 04:30:39 PM
Interesting patterns and POI.
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03/17/2009 04:00:57 PM
Very good!
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03/17/2009 01:24:01 PM
Not sure what the title means... but I really like this maze and that little PoP of red.

Not voting yet.
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03/17/2009 12:06:12 AM
This just Works! Normally I recoil from shots where a person is in just to show scale, but her presence here really enhances the mystery and intrigue--we get a sense of scale, which just makes us wonder more what this place is... Well done. 8
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03/16/2009 04:55:23 PM
terrific subject and abstract here. not a fan of the crop.
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03/16/2009 02:55:41 PM
Nice shot. Good perspective and unique shot.
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03/16/2009 04:04:16 AM
nice shot
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03/16/2009 03:26:53 AM
that red really pops eh? great shadows.
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03/16/2009 02:21:10 AM
Well captured and presented. Nicely composed, too.
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03/15/2009 04:40:07 PM
Interesting patterns and perspective, well done with the selective desaturation.
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03/15/2009 01:56:48 PM
Great job. I really like all the different levels and the blown out tops. The selective desat is perfect. You just caused me to give out another 10.
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03/15/2009 10:22:39 AM
This is interesting. My eyes go immediately to her red top. I have no idea what those big concrete things are, from your title I am assuming a memorial of some sort, maybe even a cemetery?
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03/15/2009 07:05:15 AM
The red waist band makes this shot
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03/15/2009 05:26:04 AM
Nice pattern caught in lens, 7
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03/15/2009 05:23:28 AM
very well


yet the composition is a bit unusual


;D brano
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03/15/2009 02:05:30 AM
very cool! - 8
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03/15/2009 12:36:20 AM
nice effort, the graphic shapes definitely add to the image, the girl's position is good relative to your crop, but I feel that she is facing the wrong way. 6
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03/14/2009 11:09:19 PM
Ah. Sad. A reminder of the curse of death. The different heights add interest, as does her red top.
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03/14/2009 03:05:19 PM
love the abstract feel, and the placement of the person in the frame is well
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03/14/2009 05:59:05 AM
Interesting shapes, contours and play of light. Excellent contrast and the girl is placed nicely in the rule of thirds position. 8
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03/14/2009 12:23:39 AM
good game of hide and seek.
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03/14/2009 12:09:59 AM
Very graphic and dynamic image. It's absolutely fascinating and fantastic how there is no highlight detail on the tops, no shadow detail on the side nearest us, and perfect detail on the ends. The blocks create a great unseen leading-line guiding us right to the girl. Well done!
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03/13/2009 06:34:33 PM
Great maze shot. Good thing she's wearing red...
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03/13/2009 03:57:45 AM
I like the splash of colour from the girl, having her in the shot adds so much to this
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03/13/2009 03:01:18 AM
interesting with the shapes and shades
03/12/2009 09:06:48 PM
wow, interesting, lines lines and more lines, I like it
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03/12/2009 08:10:14 PM
Good title and interesting effect. Nice job.
03/12/2009 03:35:09 PM
Interesting shot.
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03/12/2009 01:59:30 PM
What a trippy place. I kinda wish the person wasn't there, or possibly in a different area of the shot.
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03/12/2009 12:51:35 PM
hi gave u 5 but came back and pop it up to 6 great image
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03/12/2009 12:38:55 PM
Fine image ... symmetry and repetition really work here 9
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03/12/2009 08:34:52 AM
This picture really draws me in. The composition is very compelling I would like it even better if the girl were wearing some color to stand out against the near monochrome of the rest of the photo. Overall though, this is a moving photo.
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03/12/2009 04:00:36 AM
The bold lines are very striking.
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03/12/2009 02:27:48 AM
Great location, I almost think you should have made this fully B&W
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03/12/2009 12:38:22 AM
There is a nice 2-D design aspect to this image.
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03/11/2009 11:41:56 PM
hard to tell what these are but I like the different heights and her red shirt. 7
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03/11/2009 11:22:30 PM
Your angle and framing really made this work.
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03/11/2009 08:21:28 PM
Awesome. Love how the person breaks up the repetition.
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03/11/2009 05:54:10 PM
What a cool and interesting place for photos.
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03/11/2009 05:51:00 PM
hope to visit this
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03/11/2009 04:10:35 PM
I love the monotonous geometric shapes and patterns here, broken by the single red dot. An instant classic. 8.
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03/11/2009 02:21:30 PM
Beautiful geometric shapes with a lot of contrast. Great to have a piece of red in it.
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03/11/2009 02:11:00 PM
Is that a typo? I don't get the connection with the title
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03/11/2009 02:02:08 PM
that's great! powerful in lines, context and meaning... I might say it's like she's in a maze of memories but somehow over it... and that red punch? The title is as perfect as the picture: remember-berlin... simple and shocking if you recognize the "locus". I really like it, i do.
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03/11/2009 02:00:32 PM
Very interesting shot, the architecture is very nice.
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03/11/2009 01:30:24 PM
Wow - very emotive.
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03/11/2009 01:22:25 PM
wonderful lines, and composition. I just wish the person was a little sharper. great image.
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03/11/2009 12:48:40 PM
I love the patterns in this. Do wish that the person was sharply focused.
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03/11/2009 12:46:23 PM
If there was selective desaturation applied to this, it was not the strongest decision in my opinion. The stripe of red commands so much attention that it is hard to appreciate the composition as a whole. Instead of making her stick it, it may have been more interesting to have to look around for her a bit.
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03/11/2009 11:38:32 AM
love it -9
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03/11/2009 11:16:47 AM
the pop of red is nice
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03/11/2009 09:32:28 AM
I like this and dont at the same time. That means its good. hahah.
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03/11/2009 06:08:48 AM
I like the use of patterns but prefer if the model's face can be seen.
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03/11/2009 05:45:17 AM
The splash of red looks cool in the shot!
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03/11/2009 03:13:55 AM
I don't get the title, but I'm sure you will explain at the end. I find the asymmetry and chaos of the scene enjoyable and in direct contrast to the sharp, rigid 90 degree corners and edges. I'm guessing she is lost...
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03/11/2009 12:58:59 AM
interesting place, I like how all the photo seems to be in B&W except for the girl...great capture
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