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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Old and New (Basic Editing III)
Collection: Landscapes
Camera: Canon PowerShot G6
Location: Paris, France
Date: Jan 20, 2005
Aperture: F/2
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/2s
Galleries: Cityscape, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Jan 20, 2005

This famous pyramid was designed by american architect I.M. Pei and built in the middle of the Louvre courtyard in 1989 to much controversy. Parisians hated it at first. On the other hand, they hated their Eiffel tower in 1889, too.

Minimal post-processing: brightness, contrast, curves, adjust colors, crop, neat image, saved for web.

After the challenge: First of, thanks to everyone who liked the photo and let me earn my first ribbon! And I appreciate the comments a lot. It seems that some of the commenters found that people in the image were distracting while some others found them to be a nice touch. I was ambivalent about this issue myself, having taken this photo both with and without people, but in the end I decided that walking people make this otherwise very static and symmetric photo more "human". Besides, I like broken symmetries :).

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 245
Avg (all users): 6.9097
Avg (commenters): 8.8571
Avg (participants): 6.7596
Avg (non-participants): 7.0000
Views since voting: 7292
Views during voting: 408
Votes: 277
Comments: 25
Favorites: 8 (view)


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02/08/2005 03:13:02 AM
Now I wish I had seen this when I was in Paris! Having the person there gives us a sense of scale. Thanks for the inspiration and well done on getting a ribbon.
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02/06/2005 11:12:23 AM
too many dark areas. maybe increase the brightness a bit. could be my monitor?
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02/03/2005 12:52:24 AM
Beautiful photograph! My favorite for the challenge.

On a side note...I saw your profile and the pictures in your portfolio. Are you affiliated with UCSD? I'm 3rd year there. =)

-Denny
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02/02/2005 03:59:23 PM
I thought that this one was cool when I voted for it. Congrats on your 2nd place!
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02/02/2005 01:15:21 PM
Congratulations on a fine image for your first ribbon.
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02/02/2005 10:54:24 AM
oh wow, congratulations! i love the pyramid, even have a little collection of pictures with it... yours is certainly a one of a kind... lucky for you to be in paris at that time! irina.
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02/02/2005 08:44:58 AM
great ... congrats!
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02/02/2005 02:31:18 AM
Guess what?
I also took a similar picture for the challenge, but finally choosed a more panoramic one.

note: using longer exposure and fill flash set to its max power helps to remove the shadow into the upper left of the corridor. The problem is that it also partially removes the shadows from the "doors"
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02/02/2005 12:25:49 AM
A unique perspective beautifully done. Congratulations on your ribbon.
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02/02/2005 12:21:38 AM
Very much like your POV here. Great exposure. Congrats on your first ribbon!
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02/02/2005 12:04:10 AM
Wow! Did you just happen to be in Paris during this challenge, or did you make a special trip ;-) Congratulations on a well-deserved ribbon!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/01/2005 11:38:24 PM
Absolutely spectacylar image. I can't imagine doing it better without a perspective correction lens. Bravo.
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01/31/2005 06:23:08 PM
Awesome... the only critique I have is that it would've been much nicer without the people or the bike. 9
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01/30/2005 09:03:16 PM
Very nice shot. The person is well placed, interesting angles and lighting. Top Notch Stuff.
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01/30/2005 09:00:52 PM
The yellow bike kinda threw me for a loop. Maybe crop it in a little more and just show the arch and not the gates and bike.
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01/28/2005 04:58:40 PM
Good picture. Only the bike is somewhat distracting. I like the persons, they give the shot a sense of dimensions. Fits the challenge well. 9.
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01/28/2005 04:10:02 PM
Nicely composed. I love the lines and the way all the elements are centered. THe bike is the only distraction and I don't think the people add anything. Still very good.
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01/27/2005 10:13:07 PM
One of my favorites from this contest!
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01/27/2005 09:03:06 PM
One of my favorites in this challenge. I love the perspective and the lighting sets a great tone. Good work getting the pyramid to be in such sharp focus.
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01/27/2005 04:40:41 AM
Wonderful lights and compozition... well done. Good luck.
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01/26/2005 08:44:26 PM
Stunning, picture perfect.
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01/26/2005 05:35:19 PM
Beautiful composition, the human presence and the bike are the cherry on the cake
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01/26/2005 11:39:29 AM
Very nice.
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01/26/2005 07:50:10 AM
Amazing pic !excellent composition
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01/26/2005 05:43:29 AM
Stunning. I can see this in the top 5.
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