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Blue Fantasia
Blue Fantasia

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Challenge: Free Study 2011-10 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Leica M9
Lens: Leica 21mm f/1.4 Summilux-M
Location: Champa St. in Denver CO
Date: Oct 11, 2011
Aperture: f/16
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Architecture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Oct 16, 2011

A shot from the hip while working in Denver one day. I go downtown quite often for work related things, so I took a couple minutes to shoot these two buildings. The one on the left is the AT&T main node building in Denver, one of my best and longtime customers, and the building on the right is only a couple years old, the Spire building. It's an apartment highrise over twice as tall as the AT&T building. But in the shot it seems difficult to discern that detail. I wished there would have been some clouds that day for an additional element, but no luck, so I decided to process as a hybrid, color and B&W image. After a few attempts, I came away with what I thought is an intriguing image.

Place: 25 out of 311
Avg (all users): 6.5374
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 6.4545
Avg (non-participants): 6.7838
Views since voting: 908
Views during voting: 266
Votes: 147
Comments: 14
Favorites: 1 (view)

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11/08/2011 09:24:11 AM
Great stuff Dennis...I really like this shot.
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11/08/2011 12:53:01 AM
i really thought this would be on the first page. i like that there are no clouds in it. the composition is so simple that i think clouds would've taken away from it. the processing makes it very "other-worldy". this is very well done.
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11/08/2011 12:44:33 AM
Nicely done, Dennis! Intriguing it is... Congrats on a great score and finish.
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11/08/2011 12:18:13 AM
Congrats Dennis. Super shot and finish
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/07/2011 09:26:23 PM
As minimalistic as urban landscape gets. Love the cool blue and desaturated concrete.
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11/07/2011 07:16:26 PM
Awesome. Incredible tones in the buildings... well, throughout. Love the lamp, like an eye the viewer initially overlooks. Great lines. Love it.

10 and a fav.
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11/06/2011 09:26:57 PM
Erk! I'm getting vertigo... I like the light area near the street lamp.
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11/06/2011 05:32:17 AM
great pov!
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11/04/2011 09:54:24 PM
Differen and interesting composition
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11/03/2011 08:49:42 PM
Lovely composition! Looks like a scene out of the Matrix. Love how the soft blue acts as a cushion between the two imposing, formidable buildings. The lamppost also serves as a great focal point.
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11/02/2011 09:38:23 PM
wow 9
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11/02/2011 06:47:03 PM
I like this, really unique and interesting.
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11/02/2011 05:05:57 PM
Love the perspective! A great editing job too!
I think I might have flipped it 90 degrees counterclock wise though. I flipped my laptop and I feel that that gives the image even more depth. This lets me start at the lamp post and then follow the image upwards continually into the sky, rather than looking at the lamp post, looking up at the sky, and then coming back down again to view the other building.
Still a great shot that I greatly enjoyed perusing. 8
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11/02/2011 06:04:11 AM
Super lighting and great idea
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