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The Voyage Of The Ark: Prelude
The Voyage Of The Ark: Prelude
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Best of 2009 (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 DC Macro for Nikon
Location: Taiwan
Date: Oct 23, 2009
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1.3s
Galleries: Architecture, High Dynamic Range (HDR)
Date Uploaded: Jan 16, 2010

This was shot in Banchiao, Taipei County, Taiwan. It is a public art located in the plaza beside the county government building and its original concept is "bamboo". In Taiwan, bamboo is a symbol of "promoting step by step", because bamboo is divided into sections and straight high into the sky.

However, I didn't treat it as a bamboo when I took the shot. I imagined it as some kind of spaceship ready for rocketing into the sky, so I made it more sci-fi look in post processing.

Statistics
Place: 65 out of 445
Avg (all users): 6.3909
Avg (commenters): 7.1500
Avg (participants): 6.2963
Avg (non-participants): 6.7222
Views since voting: 1142
Views during voting: 399
Votes: 243
Comments: 21
Favorites: 0


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01/30/2010 12:13:39 AM
Hi from the Critique Club

First impressions are that this is a great study in lines and geometry.

The HDR processing is good, and it works well. (I see you like the HDR look). The textures really show through. There is a little bit of noise in the sky that I'd prefer to have been dealt to.

Composition is good with great leading lines drawing us to the top of the tower.

I can't anything else to fault in the shot and the voters couldn't either with a solid 6.x score. Well done.
Gerry
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/28/2010 07:39:21 AM
Great perspective, I have absolutely no idea what this is, but it's really interesting to look at!
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01/28/2010 01:48:11 AM
very cool perspective ,details are also very well captured, 8
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01/27/2010 09:56:18 PM
I like this quite a bit, particularly the choice of viewpoint and composition. I'm just a tiny bit put off by the rather intense post-processing. It does work pretty well for this image, however.
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01/27/2010 10:23:33 AM
Cool angle and lines. Nice processing. Eye catching image.
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01/26/2010 06:02:13 PM
Nice use of HDR! If it's not HDR then a very nice photograph!
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01/26/2010 01:12:22 PM
superb shot.7
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01/26/2010 03:54:19 AM
like the lines in this
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01/25/2010 02:48:16 PM
what a cool building...I will look forward to reading your PP notes...nice use of HDR...
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01/25/2010 02:27:38 AM
nice wide angle perspective
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01/24/2010 07:27:59 PM
This is beautiful. No idea what it is, but it's very cool looking.
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01/24/2010 12:55:44 PM
Nice hdr and strong comp.
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01/24/2010 08:28:47 AM
I just love the lighting, tones, and perspective. Wonderful entry on many levels. Best of luck for a fine finish........9
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01/23/2010 09:04:56 PM
Fantastic, stairs frame the subject well. post process is well done for the subject but comes across harsh on the clouds.
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01/23/2010 08:39:27 PM
Very impressive color and composition. It made me smile big, not sure why, but it did. 8
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01/23/2010 05:45:36 PM
Love the dramatic lines and lighting in this one, lots of interest throughout the frame.
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01/23/2010 02:54:28 PM
Amazing!!! Wow, where and what is this? Love the photo.
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01/23/2010 01:58:38 AM
great detail
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01/22/2010 04:34:39 PM
Cool lines in this photo... I like how everything draws me to the point of the tower.
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01/22/2010 10:14:27 AM
I like the mix of the angular shapes and the curves. That turquoise light is really a nice added pop of complimentary color.
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01/22/2010 08:21:07 AM
Extraordinary perspective.
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