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markwiley


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Shadows VII (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-550D Rebel T2i
Lens: Tamron SP AF 10-24mm F3.5-4.5 Di II LD for Canon
Location: Baha'i Temple, Wilmette
Date: Oct 27, 2012
Aperture: 8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1//125
Galleries: Architecture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Oct 28, 2012

This was taken at the Baha'i Temple, and there had just been a wedding. The bride and groom were being photographed in the garden. I believe this gentleman was the father of the bride as headed to the garden to see how their photo session was going.

I like this image, but I worry the shadow is a relatively minor element.

Post challenge: Wow. Thanks for the comments and votes. I am thrilled with my second blue ribbon. Wow. It is probably a good thing I did not get an image I thought had a stronger shadow element.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 101
Avg (all users): 7.1364
Avg (commenters): 7.7143
Avg (participants): 7.1667
Avg (non-participants): 7.1190
Views since voting: 2842
Views during voting: 261
Votes: 132
Comments: 43
Favorites: 6 (view)


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11/09/2012 10:40:59 PM
Stunning. congrats
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11/08/2012 08:40:25 PM
Nice shot bud.
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11/08/2012 07:11:40 PM
Epic shot! Congrats on the blue!
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11/08/2012 11:22:18 AM
Nice blue and well deserved. Sly title, but the voters weren't distracted from the strong shadows in the sharply detailed architecture.
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11/07/2012 11:40:38 PM
Congrats on the blue! What a beautiful image!
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11/07/2012 11:30:00 PM
An intriguing image. Amazing the level of details that can be observed and the nuances of the shadows. Much deserved blue! Congrats!!
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11/07/2012 11:22:21 PM
Wtg Mark. great image.
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11/07/2012 10:45:44 PM
congrats on the high marks!
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11/07/2012 03:46:11 PM
Way to go Mark! Sometimes less is more. Congrats on the Blue!
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11/07/2012 12:17:21 PM
Lucky shot.

Congrats! Really sweet stuff. Great perspective, composition and angle, and the tones hit it home. I hope all is well!
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11/07/2012 11:47:03 AM
So cinematic! Congrats on the blue!!!!
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11/07/2012 08:53:24 AM
Wow, Mark! That's a fantastic image! Well done on the blue! :-)
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11/07/2012 07:33:27 AM
Ahhhh haaaa...wow..this is great!!! Super job!!!
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11/07/2012 06:25:39 AM
I recognised the location immediately and wondered if it would be yours. Congrats on the ribbon.
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11/07/2012 06:01:05 AM
Congrats on the win. Well done.
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11/07/2012 05:05:59 AM
Pleased it did so well for you. Great, Mark!
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11/07/2012 04:18:47 AM
Congrats on the ribbon,good on yer.
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11/07/2012 03:20:25 AM
I knew this is a winner! Congrats! very deserved ribbon!
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11/07/2012 03:16:55 AM
Top job mark, congrats on the blue.
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11/07/2012 03:08:27 AM
Superb! Congrats, Mark.
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11/07/2012 12:34:26 AM
Congratulations, Mark! This is such a wonderful image. Thanks for the back story.
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11/07/2012 12:30:33 AM
Wonderful win, Mark - congratulations on the blue! There was always a story here - thanks for filling in the "real" one (but the ones I imagined were just as interesting and real to me which is one mark of a good image.
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11/07/2012 12:21:23 AM
Great image! Congratulations on the blue...
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11/07/2012 12:18:34 AM
Yeah!!! Go Mark!! This is awesome! Congrats on the blue!!
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11/07/2012 12:18:27 AM
Wow, wow! Well done. Superb
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11/07/2012 12:14:53 AM
What John said, I knew it was a winner when I first saw it, I guess the size didn't matter.....lol

Too slick of a pic!

Message edited by author 2012-11-07 00:15:18.
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11/07/2012 12:08:16 AM
Well done Mark, this was always going to win, super picture.
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11/07/2012 12:05:02 AM
Yeesh, you should worry more, me'thinks! It is very much about the shadow. The rest is just a wonderful supporting cast. Congratulations!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/06/2012 07:25:48 PM
My top pick in this challenge. The tones are lovely, the composition powerful, and the definition of the intricacies of the architecture is superb.
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11/06/2012 06:49:31 PM
Such grandeur 9
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11/06/2012 10:51:01 AM
This is a good and stylish image,great compostion and processing. I hope it fares well in this challenge.
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11/05/2012 11:15:22 PM
what a story!
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11/05/2012 12:54:01 PM
Wonderful detail.
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11/05/2012 03:33:36 AM
amazing picture!
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11/04/2012 12:09:01 AM
It's a great pic and all, but the shadow is just a small portion of this superb image, and a fine one at that! Still I'm sure it will do well for you.
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10/31/2012 04:29:43 PM
Very cool shot.
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10/31/2012 03:33:07 PM
The stark contrast is great.
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10/31/2012 02:27:15 PM
Wonderful, full of class, this had better ribbon.
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10/31/2012 02:12:21 PM
Likely winner
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10/31/2012 10:15:03 AM
Epic photo, great processing and shadow. 9!
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10/31/2012 09:04:34 AM
Fascinating!
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10/31/2012 04:55:48 AM
I can't say that the shadows are the main feature of this photo, but still is very nice
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10/31/2012 01:00:00 AM
Wow.
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