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Challenge: In The Style Of: Nixter (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-550D Rebel T2i
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Location: downtown Mountain View, California
Date: Aug 30, 2010
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 125
Shutter: 1/40
Galleries: Abstract, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Aug 31, 2010

This is the back of a huge abstract art piece of red and blue paint on glass adorning a parking garage. The architecture curves and the artwork follows the shape. The paint makes for some interesting textures and the glass reflects the interior windows of the garage that look out over town. I liked how it looked and I attempted to capture it with an attention to composition, textures, light, and shadow that I see in nixter's photos.

Shooting for this challenge was a great experience. As a beginner, I felt like I was begining to understand composition a bit better and was aware of setting up the entire image, not just a single element that caught my eye. I had a hard time choosing this shot from the 6 images I finally selected as candidates out of 1900 that I took (lots of continuous shooting with a fair amount of moving subjects). Even though the goal was "in the style of", I finally chose the one of the group that I thought was most "me", having developed a new eye for my own, using nixter's work as inspiration. I almost presented this one in color, but the blue in this part of the art piece was a bit overpowering.

Hope you enjoy it!

- Shot in RAW
- RAW transferred from camera with Canon EOS Utility
- In Canon Digital Photo Professional: desaturated, adjusted dynamic range and contrast, cropped, and saved at 800x533

Aperture: f/5.6
Shutter: 1/40 sec
ISO: ISO-125
Focal length: 18mm

Place: 30 out of 111
Avg (all users): 6.0400
Avg (commenters): 8.5000
Avg (participants): 6.3600
Avg (non-participants): 5.8267
Views since voting: 851
Views during voting: 239
Votes: 125
Comments: 8
Favorites: 5 (view)

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10/05/2010 10:01:06 PM
very nice work
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09/28/2010 08:44:43 PM

Your image is indeed VERY Nixtery :)

Compare if you will :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/07/2010 04:42:02 PM
A myriad of different worlds. In my top half dozen of the challenge. 10.
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09/07/2010 01:07:10 PM
Lost in my own mind. 10
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09/07/2010 11:15:44 AM
this picture does not tell me a story or even hint at one - but now it does - a lot of these images seem to come back at you differently when you revisit them - 7
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09/06/2010 09:28:07 PM
Title gives away your secret. It looks more like a filmy gauze over a gauzy film.

Posthumous Art Gallery
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09/01/2010 03:40:57 PM
Very interesting and enigmatic image, makes a great abstract.
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09/01/2010 12:23:56 AM
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