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Challenge: Free Study 2010-10 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Challenge Entries
Camera: Sigma DP2
Date: Oct 23, 2010
Galleries: Cityscape, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Oct 31, 2010

I loved reading how different people saw and interpreted this image -- even those who didn't "get" it. Thank you all for taking the time to stop, think and comment.

Place: 283 out of 316
Avg (all users): 4.7482
Avg (commenters): 6.8333
Avg (participants): 4.6176
Avg (non-participants): 5.1081
Views since voting: 611
Views during voting: 290
Votes: 139
Comments: 12
Favorites: 1 (view)

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11/14/2010 10:17:23 PM
Simply stated. I love it. I live it.
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11/08/2010 08:53:17 PM
this photo is too good. top 5 for me and favorited

Message edited by author 2010-11-08 20:54:08.
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11/08/2010 12:42:53 AM
I knew a lot of people wouldn't appreciate this one. It got an 8 from me, however. I don't have any deep, thoughtful interpretation of it, it just grabbed my attention in a unique way.
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11/08/2010 12:22:22 AM
This is good. A photo that makes me think. When voting, my interpretation was about the grime of the city and that this window could represent any city - not just the one you shot. You are deep man, way deep :D
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/07/2010 07:28:52 PM
The city of your mind.

Posthumous Art Gallery
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11/07/2010 04:56:28 PM
I'm going through the entries, stopping at those images I feel have had the benefit of an unconventional eye and dwelling a little longer to try to see and appreciate what you saw. This is one of those images.

Positives: Brave blurriness, brave greyness too. It's like you've actually tried to make an anti-picture here. Reduce the scene to such banality that the drip marks on the glass become (by virtue of being removed from the banality of the city) the most interesting thing to gaze upon.

Critical stuff really: It is hard to 'like' the image - though I'm not sure we are supposed too.

Overall: In the conventional world, the photo becomes our guide, showing us a point of view and a way of viewing - it pulls out aspects of the world, frames them and makes them explicit and special. You've done the opposite here - "Don't look at the world"; "avert you gaze"; "It's not worth your attention".... An 'anti-picture'. Bold and thought-provoking.
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11/07/2010 09:22:27 AM
Wonderful portrait of the City. In my top picks of the challenge. 10.
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11/07/2010 12:56:42 AM
Very, very good. Juxtaposed verticals of streaked glass and city structure, and restrained tones: the wilful lack of definition brings more rather than less voice to the image, as is so often the case. Thank you.
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11/05/2010 09:01:13 AM
I understand its through the window, but watermarks aren't much of a subject
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11/03/2010 08:30:20 PM
I love how dirty this makes me feel
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11/02/2010 08:24:05 PM
Perhaps this would be better as part of a collection of images, a study of sorts. Standing alone, it is a smudge on the window with an out of focus background. It looses it's artistic value.
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11/02/2010 11:24:03 AM
awesome !!
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