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The Pearl
The Pearl
Brin


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Architecture III (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Date: May 23, 2006
Aperture: f9
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/1250sec
Galleries: Sky, Architecture
Date Uploaded: May 28, 2006

Post processing in Photoshop: Crop, contrast/brightness, hue/saturation, dodge&burn, NoiseNinja, USM.

Perlan (The Pearl) is a famous restaurant in Iceland. If you are interested you can look at it's website: http://www.perlan.is/index.php?lang=en

Statistics
Place: 16 out of 281
Avg (all users): 6.5176
Avg (commenters): 7.4444
Avg (participants): 6.3774
Avg (non-participants): 6.6774
Views since voting: 1354
Views during voting: 330
Votes: 199
Comments: 25
Favorites: 4 (view)


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AuthorThread
06/08/2006 10:14:57 AM
Thanks a lot everyone for great comments and votes,- much appreciated.

06/07/2006 07:33:15 AM
Congratulations on your top 20 finish. great shot!
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06/06/2006 02:00:41 PM
Hi from the critique club...

Brin,

First of all, i'm seeing this photo for the first time and even in a challenge that had many great entries, yours is outstanding. I love the minimalist approach and the processing to bring out the outstanding blue in contrast to the dark sky.

Technically speaking...Excellent. You know your stuff as evidenced by many of your entries including this one.

While the leaning verticals don't work well in some pictures i think they do justice to yours because the give the effect of holding or cradleing the round structure.

Some commentators suggested they would like to have seen more of the building, but i think your placement of the subject well down towards the bottom is what gives this photo its uniqueness and interest. Good choice on the landscape orientation.

Nice pic and congrats on your high finish. I always enjoy your work.

PM me with any questions or comments.

Mark

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06/05/2006 10:51:17 PM
Looks like a modern piece of art! Very well done. Congratulations on your top 20 finish.
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06/05/2006 07:33:40 AM
Such an interesting structure! Against that amazing dramatic sky! This is another WONDERFUL capture!!! I love it!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/04/2006 08:08:53 PM
10 from me
hope this does well for you
top 10?

kev
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06/04/2006 04:55:08 PM
Vissi að þetta myndi koma :)

Með betri myndum sem ég hef séð af perlunni.
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06/04/2006 02:03:16 PM
Nice and dramatic! I love it
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06/03/2006 06:29:54 PM
I like it. The pp is very good. The sky is both dark and smooth at the same time.
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06/01/2006 10:36:31 PM
Using a new formula....
Meets the Challenge = 2
Technical Merit = 2
Holds Interest = 2
Creativity = 2
The "wow factor" = 2
Final score: 10
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06/01/2006 09:38:05 AM
wow...stunning editing suits the shot...well done, I hope you do well with this image
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06/01/2006 01:37:02 AM
Very interesting perspective. I love your work here.
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05/31/2006 10:16:35 PM
Great Shot!
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05/30/2006 08:29:37 PM
so cool. love it
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05/30/2006 07:08:17 PM
cool looking sky. I'd like to see a little more of the building.
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05/30/2006 11:00:29 AM
Very surreal. I know about the rule of thirds but still would like to see more of the building.
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05/30/2006 12:36:21 AM
Does the name come from LOST?
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05/29/2006 09:52:56 PM
Really nice sky. Very dramatic. Too bad you didn't get more of the buildings. They look very interesting.
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05/29/2006 05:10:30 PM
Would have been nice to see the verticals, vertical. Other than that...I really like this. I think the clouds help offset the building nicely.
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05/29/2006 03:02:02 PM
Not fond of all the negative space. I'd prefer to see more of the building and less of the sky.
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05/29/2006 12:48:11 PM
Wonderful dome to sky contrast of color Nice lines and crispness
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05/29/2006 08:59:52 AM
Nice shot of Perlan :o)
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05/29/2006 02:35:49 AM
Very nice color and tones. Looks like nature trumps the building, though. Which is saying something, because this is a terrific building.
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05/29/2006 01:48:08 AM
The sky is distracting from the architecture....
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05/29/2006 12:53:34 AM
Beautiful. Love the turquoise with the gray/blue of the sky. WOW 9
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