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Challenge: Architecture V (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-450D Rebel XSi
Lens: Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 Di LD Macro 1:2 for Canon
Location: St John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Date: Jun 4, 2009
Aperture: f/14
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/2
Galleries: Architecture, Macro
Date Uploaded: Jun 4, 2009

Thanks for the coments. I'm a complete amateur photographer, I usually enjoy photographing architecture but this time I tried to give it a different twist, something more artistic. I think the image is rather ok (considering my inexperience and limite equipment).I think the shot would improve eliminating some of the reflections, there like three or four overlaping in this case. The image was taken about one hour before sunset, with the sun in front of the camera.The camera was at about 40cmfrom this lens, I use the tamron 70-300 in macro mode.

Place: 145 out of 153
Avg (all users): 3.7415
Avg (commenters): 4.0000
Avg (participants): 3.3889
Avg (non-participants): 3.8675
Views since voting: 736
Views during voting: 341
Votes: 205
Comments: 7
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06/22/2009 01:13:15 PM
Thanks for the critic! I still have much to learn!

Originally posted by Mark-A:

Greetings from the Critique Club :)
One thing I am not sure about is did you achieve this shot through shooting in to a mirrored surface?

I'm not sure to understand the question, the objective that appear in the picture is looking towards the building, the camera is located between the building and this objective. The lenses inside the objective are performing as mirrors but there is no other reflective surface used in the shot. I hope this explain better how I prepare the shot.

06/18/2009 05:52:33 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club :)


The composition is a difficult one to dissect here really, you have used the rule of thirds with the side of the lens which should work well and I guess it does really, the shot looks complete from an "elements in the right place" kind of perspective. The eye is drawn across the image nicely to what is the main subject in your shot, so from that we can assume the goal was achieved.

I personally think you hit the nail on the head with your comment about the reflections being a bit too distracting, had we the viewer just been able to see the very interesting tall building without all the other overlapping reflections I think your score could have been considerably higher. One thing I am not sure about is did you achieve this shot through shooting in to a mirrored surface?

Camera Work:

Considering I am not 100% sure whether this is a reflection or a shot of someone else holding a camera it's a difficult one to call, because of the softness of the detailing on the outside edge of the lens I tend to think it's a reflection so overall you have done pretty well in testing conditions. I might consider pushing the ISO and so achieving a faster shutter.


You've managed to pull out the colour in the building which is reflected in the lens pretty well, there's not really much I can see wrong with the processing as I think you would have been very limited in what you could achieve from the original image.

My Opinion:

To be honest I think had you taken a creative image directly of the building in your shot you may well have got some seriously good results as it appears to have some wonderful tones and colours and also seems very interesting in construction, but I do applaud you for taking the plunge and stepping outside of your normal style, unfortunately being different on DPC can yield some very low scores, that's not necessarily a bad thing it just means that your style and what the voters want do not meet, for what it's worth I was one of your 5 scores.

Good luck in future challenges!

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/13/2009 08:47:02 PM
I love the idea and I see where you were taking this, but the execution falls short. Shots like this are hard to set up. The lighting and focus need to be perfect.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/12/2009 04:46:39 PM
My first impression was huh? My second impression was this is rather cool.
06/11/2009 09:37:58 PM
An interesting idea, but you're going to get slammed for your "out of the box" thinking.
06/10/2009 09:37:10 PM
Creative interpretation, but very difficult to see the architecture.
06/10/2009 04:27:38 PM
brave try here.

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