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Dr.Confuser


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Challenge: Emotive Architecture (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D3
Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 G ED
Location: Seattle, Washington (USA) - Univ of Washington
Date: Jan 8, 2012
Aperture: f/5
ISO: 1000
Shutter: 1/40
Galleries: Emotive, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Jan 9, 2012

Photographer’s Notes
My highest scoring photo to date was a ribbon winner taken at the Suzzallo Library at the University of Washington. The building is straight out of Hogwarts which is to say it is a fairy tale structure – grand and imposing inside and delicately spired on the outside. At the suggestion of my WPL teammates and ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Brent_S, I shot it again for this challenge. Maybe it will escape voter fatigue if no other Seattle-ites shoot it. I hope so.

I have enjoying a couple of days off work. Some places they call this a weekend. I drove around Seattle looking for unusual buildings and shot a few. I googled ‘interesting buildings Seattle’ and found a few I tried to shoot. Damn, they don’t exist yet – still under construction. There’s a wonderful, whimsical, apartment building in Fremont called the Epi which I like tremendously and would have entered except for: 1) The day I shot it the weather was crappy; and 2) I am actually with the library shot.

I arrived on campus at noon, sat outside in the freezing cold an hour waiting for the damn library to open. My original concept was to shoot it full of students, with a very very slow shutter, so I would see shadows of the students milling around. This is a slack time on campus apparently as there were possibly 6 students in the library, four singles with their heads down, and a couple deeply (deeply) engaged with each other. So I had to be content with the hand I was dealt.

Anyway, it’s been awhile since I shot this. Possibly folks won’t remember my prior entry. And maybe it will resonate on an emotional level with voters!

Enjoy!!!

Post Processing
• Tone Map Single Original (Photomatix)
• Warm (PSCS5 Warming Photo Filter)
• Brighten (PSCS5 Curves Layer)
• Contrast (PSCS5 Curves Layer)
• Color (PSCS5 Hue/Sat Layer)
• Crop (PSCS5)
• Resize (Perfect Resize)
• Sharpen (PSCS5 USM)
• Save for Web (PSCS5)

Camera Data
Date: 2012.01.08
Camera: Nikon D3
Lens: Nikon AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 14-24 mm f/2.8D IF-ED
ISO: 1000
Aperture: f/5
Shutter: 1/40

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 86
Avg (all users): 7.0960
Avg (commenters): 8.1250
Avg (participants): 6.6087
Avg (non-participants): 7.3797
Views since voting: 3733
Views during voting: 295
Votes: 125
Comments: 38
Favorites: 4 (view)


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01/21/2012 04:49:56 PM
Congratulations amazing
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01/21/2012 12:10:02 AM
Stunning work. VWD.
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01/20/2012 02:32:16 PM
Doc...this is great!! Congrats on the blue and I'm so happy to see this along with the original on your profile....and with two other shots from the WPL. GOOOOOOOOOOOO LONG SHOTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Message edited by author 2012-01-20 14:32:59.
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01/20/2012 01:36:34 PM
Very cool... love the silvery tones as it makes me hear the organ better ... BIG music, in contrast to the little guy, like maybe Bach Prelude and Fugue in C. Congrats on the ribbon!
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01/20/2012 12:19:27 PM
WOW, you're really racking up the ribbons! Congratulations again!!
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01/20/2012 12:16:21 PM
Well, I have to admit this is slightly more interesting than my chicken coop shot:) Huge congratulations on a beautiful image.
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01/20/2012 11:46:23 AM
Beautiful! Congrats on your ribbon!
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01/20/2012 11:07:09 AM
Congratulations,nice image.
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01/20/2012 09:14:07 AM
Wow a 2nd blue on the homepage! You must be thrilled! Huge congrats - and hope I don't have to write a critique for this one too ;-)
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01/20/2012 06:29:05 AM
Wow. Beautiful shot. You are on a roll. Congrats.
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01/20/2012 03:54:01 AM
Dr.Confuser = Instant Legend on DPC. A performance for ages! Congrats to you and your team.
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01/20/2012 02:32:22 AM
Two on the home page - I am impressed! Congratulations!
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01/20/2012 01:15:50 AM
Wow! Two blues! Good work.
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01/20/2012 01:14:18 AM
congrats...!
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01/20/2012 01:04:34 AM
Congrats Doc! I really thought you were going to use this location against my team during our first match. It's a grand location and you made it shine.
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01/20/2012 01:02:12 AM
Congrast Doc... ! :) Words fail me. What a week for you!
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01/20/2012 12:59:23 AM
outstanding finish, love that place
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01/20/2012 12:41:08 AM
Doc you did a fantastic job! Two Blues in Week! Ride on!
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01/20/2012 12:30:44 AM
Holy crap! You did it again my friend! Congrats.

Message edited by author 2012-01-20 00:30:59.
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01/20/2012 12:23:20 AM
Two 7s and two Blues in a week, this is GREAT Doc! I love this place and the way you're able to represent it! Go Long Shots!
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01/20/2012 12:18:33 AM
Congratulations, Doc!! Superb image, so well deserved!!! You're on a roll...
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01/20/2012 12:16:56 AM
Thought this was yours, Doc! Way to go!
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01/20/2012 12:09:43 AM
Congrats on the blue! Knew I'd seen this before.
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01/20/2012 12:04:00 AM
Congratulations on the blue... two weeks in a row, great effort!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/19/2012 10:00:02 PM
Good use of symmetry and the human figure to illustrate the scale. If I think to the concept described by the title, I feel that a much closer view of the person, perhaps while gazing around at the imposing ceiling, could have conveyed the concept better. Good image.
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01/18/2012 07:49:28 AM
Impressive.
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01/17/2012 10:40:41 PM
9
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01/17/2012 08:27:50 PM
Superbly processed, very nice! Absolutely love the details in all the shadows...very crisp!
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01/17/2012 01:28:49 PM
Perfect for this challenge, impressive.
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01/16/2012 04:55:51 PM
Lovely tonal range in the ceilings and pleasing symmetry, well done. 7 from me.
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01/14/2012 12:05:41 PM
Top3
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01/13/2012 08:57:31 PM
Me too - overwhelmed! You conveyed it so well, Doc. Exceptional work to ribbon! Go Long Shots!!!
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01/13/2012 06:08:13 PM
Hey, MR. BAGHEAD: The only reason I am not writing you that you are going to blue is because I don't want to jinx it.
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01/13/2012 07:46:15 AM
Love this place Doc!!!....and of course the awesome photo! Go Long Shots!!
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01/13/2012 02:48:26 AM
Yes!! Not voting but tempted to. Great shot doc. Love the processing in this to.
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01/13/2012 01:54:51 AM
Oh I feel like I've seen this building some challenges ago.. Loved it then Love it now!!!
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01/13/2012 12:29:39 AM
Stunning. I believe I've seen this before, and I had the same comment then as I have now - the tones are too even and too similar, without leading the eye in any particular direction. The chandeliers and the aisle help in that regard, but tonally, this could be far more interesting. I imagine that despite my protestations, this will finish near or at the top.
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01/13/2012 12:05:46 AM
Nice Doc, This looks Great!
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