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Phrases ot the world
Phrases ot the world

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Challenge: Words (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G2
Location: Seattle's Central Library - Downtown Branch
Date: Jul 12, 2004
Aperture: F2.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/50 Sec
Galleries: Still Life, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Jul 13, 2004

This photo is of the 4th street level's hardwood floor at Seattle's new Central Library downtown. The building was designed by Rem Koolhaas and is absolutely incredible, both inside and out. This hardwood floor has phrases spelled backwards in every imaginable language.

I used auto-levels, desaturated, resized and re-did the levels a bit to get the ethereal B&W effect. The sheen exists as shown in the original photo.

If you come to Seattle, stop here and spend a couple hours shooting, it's truly a marvel.

Place: 55 out of 253
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Views since voting: 924
Views during voting: 402
Votes: 306
Comments: 9
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/17/2004 10:34:04 PM
I like this, the angle is good, and I like the lights on the surface also.
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07/16/2004 01:14:42 AM
This is really quite interesting, but the image really does'nt quite grab me as I fel the scene might. Nice effort.
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07/15/2004 12:09:03 PM
I like this, but why is everything backwards?
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07/15/2004 07:54:49 AM
Very good. I love it!
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07/14/2004 10:43:48 PM
Typeface? or just reversed? Anyway, I like that it's backwards, it's not distracting-- It kkeps you from getting distracted by words/phrases that aren't important to your composition. Nice texture, too.
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07/14/2004 05:32:25 PM
Is this a mirror image? All the phrases are backwards. Interesting.
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07/14/2004 01:16:34 PM
Need to find more uniform lighting. Not sure this meets the challenge, since you just took a picture of someone else's art.
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07/14/2004 04:12:54 AM
This looks like the floor of the new Seattle Library, I thought of that, but didn't make it down there. I would have gotten closer to the floor to show more texture and maybe avoided the harsh glare. Good idea for this challenge.
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07/14/2004 03:21:48 AM
i like this
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