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Challenge: Exit (Basic Editing)
Collection: Challenges 2007
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Wiesbaden, Germany
Date: Jan 21, 2007
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 160
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Abstract, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Jan 22, 2007

The fire escape on a building I drove past. Note that those are not doors, they're large windows. I liked the shadow play - reminds me of Joe's ribbon shot, only not nearly as good and without the birds. And the building really is that color.

Editing: Open RAW with a slight de-brightening. Crop. Crop. Crop. Levels. Curves. Resize. Sharpen. Sharpen. Border. Save as jpeg (keeps the history file so I know what I did). Convert to sRGB. Save for web.

Yowza! Thanks very much for the nice notes of congrats - that part really makes my day!


Statistics
Place: 3 out of 142
Avg (all users): 6.7009
Avg (commenters): 7.5926
Avg (participants): 6.4082
Avg (non-participants): 6.7784
Views since voting: 9702
Views during voting: 353
Votes: 234
Comments: 129
Favorites: 8 (view)


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12/13/2007 11:00:46 PM
Excellent photo, and ever better eye to be able to see that in an otherwise ordinary building!
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12/04/2007 06:59:12 AM
I like it great capture! very interesting shapes and contrast
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05/05/2007 06:17:55 PM
Wow I missed this one along the way, Great shot, my eyes are everywhere and its all good..
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02/05/2007 02:11:28 PM
Very cool shadows and great looking photograph Deb. Congratulations on winning the yellow ribbon!
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02/03/2007 09:01:21 PM
Your first ribbon Deb and way, way overdue if you ask me. Outstanding work and so worthy of it's high placement. Way to go!
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02/03/2007 10:17:05 AM
Love the symmetry created by the shadows.
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02/02/2007 04:47:09 PM
Congratulations on your first ribon....
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02/02/2007 04:24:16 AM
Co9ngrats girl on a great job.
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02/01/2007 11:30:30 PM
Wat to go!! A well deserved ribbon, Congrats!
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02/01/2007 08:43:42 PM
Yah! Congratulations on a great shot - simple yet effective, and a RIBBON!
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02/01/2007 07:09:41 PM
Great use of colors, shapes and shadows.
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02/01/2007 02:48:03 PM
Congrats Deb on your yellow and for a great shot.

Jack
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02/01/2007 11:06:23 AM
Yay Deb! What a terrific shot!
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02/01/2007 10:16:35 AM
Great shot, congrats!
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02/01/2007 08:46:19 AM
Congrats on the ribbon Deb, well deserved. It's about time! :)
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02/01/2007 08:03:47 AM
Congratulations on the ribbon!! Really great photo!
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02/01/2007 06:38:45 AM
Wow Deb! Great shot and congrats on the ribbon! Well done!
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01/31/2007 10:43:18 PM
Hey! Hey! Congrats! Quite a jump from the middling masses!
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01/31/2007 10:06:45 PM
Congratulations on your yellow ribbon, this really deserved it!!
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01/31/2007 07:28:51 PM
Congratulations. Excellent!
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01/31/2007 07:28:17 PM
Perfect play of shadow, and light, sincere congrats on your ribbon.
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01/31/2007 07:00:48 PM
Very nice, Deb! Just some classic, simple, and solid photography here. It's good to see a quality photo without being too flashy win a ribbon.
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01/31/2007 06:09:40 PM
Way to go, Debs! Long overdue and well deserved.
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01/31/2007 04:31:20 PM
Woohoo! Congratulations on a fine shot, and the ribbon.
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01/31/2007 02:40:23 PM
Congrats on your first ribbon Deb!!! :o)
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01/31/2007 02:17:26 PM
Congrats on your first ribbon, thought I might like your outake better but once opened realized the rich color wasn't there and the windows aren't as dramatic, your instinct got you the ribbon. Nice.
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01/31/2007 01:44:11 PM
Congrats on this beuat!
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01/31/2007 01:30:24 PM
Love the shadows and vivid colours..congratds!
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01/31/2007 12:44:51 PM
Congratulations and very good image for this challenge.
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01/31/2007 12:37:55 PM
Congratulations on your first ribbon. What a great image.
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01/31/2007 12:03:00 PM
Hey Deb! Congrats on the ribbon...great shot!
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01/31/2007 10:05:50 AM
Deb wins!!! No, the tree was good, don't listen to them. ;)
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01/31/2007 09:41:56 AM
congrats! well deserved!
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01/31/2007 09:13:29 AM
Deb congrats !!!! Missed voting, but it's a great shot and well that you got a ribbon.
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01/31/2007 09:02:44 AM
congrats Deb
This is an awesome shot and for what it worth i like the tree it gives it balance IMO
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01/31/2007 08:58:23 AM
Nicely done and congrats on your VERY FIRST RIBBON! so much for mediocrity!
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01/31/2007 08:55:32 AM
I didn't vote on or even look at this challenge so I missed this. Congratulations! I'm most impressed by DPC voters, because I find this to be a subtle and complex image. And I will do everything in my power to keep the hordes from throwing you out of Team Suck. ;)
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01/31/2007 08:49:46 AM
Congrats on the ribbon!
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01/31/2007 08:22:50 AM
Big congrats on your first ribbon! I do like the shadow of the tree to the right...it adds more context and visual interest IMO. Way to go!!!
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01/31/2007 08:21:28 AM
WTG!!
awesome, congrats on the first ribbon, I'm sure theres many more to come.

Lovely image, well deserving of the ribbon.

Message edited by author 2007-01-31 08:22:12.
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01/31/2007 08:10:45 AM
wow! A ribbon!

Congrats!
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01/31/2007 07:52:32 AM
WTG, Deb! Big huge congrats on your ribbon!
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01/31/2007 07:50:39 AM
Oh, Deb! I am so happy for you! Congratulations!!! This is a wonderful shot and this ribbon is richly deserved. The colors and shadow interplay are superb. My favorite part? This is obviously not overly photoshopped. I like it much better with the tree included.
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01/31/2007 07:24:32 AM
Excellent shot Deb. Congratulations on the ribbon. You certainly deserve it. I love the colors. The silver and the rust just go together so well. Not to mention, great use of rule of thirds.
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01/31/2007 07:05:40 AM
Congrats!
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01/31/2007 07:00:43 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon - that is an amazing photo, I love the shadows.

Oh - definitely better with the tree.
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01/31/2007 06:59:30 AM
YEAH BABY!!! Looks like you've met your goals in one fell swoop! Congratulations. I could not be happier for you!!
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01/31/2007 06:58:39 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon! Great shot!
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01/31/2007 06:57:07 AM
waaaaaaahooooo deb!!!!!! Congrats :) :) :)
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01/31/2007 06:50:37 AM
Congratulations on your first ribbon!!
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01/31/2007 06:36:43 AM
yay! well done deb! great shot indeed. the tree is an integral part of the composition - you nailed it.

woohoo!!!!!!
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01/31/2007 06:30:43 AM
WOW! Deb, you are an awesome photographer and don't forget it! Your first ribbon! I knew it was only a matter of time. I was pretty sure this was yours and loved it.
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01/31/2007 06:19:38 AM
WOOOOO HOOOOOOO, YES !!!!! I am doing my happy dance! Deb, this is fantastic!!! I love the shadows. I am so happy that you left them in. It makes for a much more interesting image IMO. Congratulations on your ribbon.
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01/31/2007 06:18:05 AM
woohoo, yellow ribbon! congratulations deb, beautiful capture.
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01/31/2007 05:58:43 AM
yohooo!!! congrats Deb, really cool photo!
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01/31/2007 05:35:58 AM
Lovely shot. I stayed in Wiesbaden many years back when I was attending the Frankfurt Buchemesse (as I did every year for 15 years). It is a very pleasant town.
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01/31/2007 05:17:49 AM
Congrats! Great shot!
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01/31/2007 04:03:54 AM
Congrats on your yellow (would have been blue without the tree ;-)
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01/31/2007 03:22:56 AM
Congtrats Deb, too darn cool! :)
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01/31/2007 03:09:04 AM
brilliant shot, very well done on the ribbon
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01/31/2007 03:08:35 AM
congratz on your ribbon, very very nice photo !
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01/31/2007 03:06:43 AM
Congratulations Deb
A first ribon??? I looked at your portfolio yeasterday there are such good photos there
I'm amased that it's just a firts ribon

This one is perfect but I prefer the outtake withouth the tree
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01/31/2007 02:41:31 AM
Deb Deb Deb! Debbie Debbie Debbie! Congratulations!!!!
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01/31/2007 02:27:53 AM
Congrats, Deb! I am so happy for you!
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01/31/2007 02:08:53 AM
Congratulations and so professionally done.
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01/31/2007 01:31:55 AM
Hey DEB, BIG CONGRATS!
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01/31/2007 01:30:39 AM
One in a row!

Congrats Deb - it's about time! ;)
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01/31/2007 01:29:27 AM
!!!!!!!!!!! YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY
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01/31/2007 01:27:26 AM
WooHOO! It is so great to see you up on the front page!!! A huge congratulations on your brand new yellow ribbon!!! Thanks for the little nod in your comments, this is wonderful and I love the red. way to go Deb. :)
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01/31/2007 01:20:23 AM
Congrats! I love this one!
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01/31/2007 01:12:02 AM
congratulations!

this picture rules!

i guess maybe jeb's right. soon none of us will actually suck...
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01/31/2007 01:07:09 AM
Awesome job on your first ribbon Deb. I'm proud of ya!!!!
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01/31/2007 01:05:52 AM
Deb, congrat's on your first ribbon! It's a wonderful photo, and a well deserved win! I'm sure there will be many more to follow!
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01/31/2007 01:01:36 AM
This is wonderful Deb! Congrats on number one! So well deserved I am very happy for you!
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01/31/2007 12:56:28 AM
About bloody time! :D
(meaning, of course, that you've deserved to ribbon before now!)
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01/31/2007 12:45:38 AM
Yay for you! This is great. Congratulations!!!
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01/31/2007 12:44:30 AM
WTG GIRL!!! I'm thrilled for you. Such a great shot & finish. Well done! CELEBRATE!!! ;-)
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01/31/2007 12:42:41 AM
I am so proud of ya. Congrats
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01/31/2007 12:41:37 AM
WOO HOO! Deb got a RIBBON! WTG, dahlin'! Wonderful shot.
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01/31/2007 12:37:47 AM
Terrific shot. Wonderful colors, amazing shadows and great symmetry. An excellent.
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01/31/2007 12:35:13 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon!!!! Well done!
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01/31/2007 12:32:27 AM
Way to go Deb!! Great shot!
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01/31/2007 12:29:57 AM
woo hoo...congrats..great shot!
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01/31/2007 12:28:15 AM
Congratulations on your very first ribbon! I'm very happy for you :)
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01/31/2007 12:25:26 AM
Yes... yes.... yes..... Finally you did it, and got a much deserved ribbon..... Way to go girl and I am so happy for you.....
Wonderfull shot, and i love the colors, and the shadows.....
C.O.N.G.R.A.T.U.L.A.T.I.O.N.S..... on the "YELLOW" RIBBON.....
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01/31/2007 12:25:20 AM
So does this mean you must leave Team Suck for a while now? CONGRATULATIONS DEB!!! What else can I say?
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01/31/2007 12:22:07 AM
Yesssss!
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01/31/2007 12:17:49 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon!!!
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01/31/2007 12:17:35 AM
Wunderbar!!

Congrats Deb!! I was soo happy to see you on the front page!!!

Wooo Hooo
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01/31/2007 12:16:15 AM
Oh no you di' int! Whoohoo! Congrats Deb! Fantastic job. great eye. CONGRATS and CONGRATS! :D
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01/31/2007 12:14:24 AM
Congratulations on your first ribbon Deb. I'm sure, with your talent, there will be many more to come.
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01/31/2007 12:13:19 AM
Well now look at you!! You had to move to Germany to get a ribbon. WOO HOO GIRL!! I'm soooo glad this did well for you.
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01/31/2007 12:11:05 AM
way to go girl! way to go :)
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01/31/2007 12:09:41 AM
Hooray for you, Deb!! This was truly a perfect exit shot. Congratulations! I love the shadows on the left that make the whole fire escape so round. And beautiful color.

Message edited by author 2007-01-31 00:13:21.
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01/31/2007 12:09:19 AM
Oooooohhhhhhh boy. A ribbon. NOW who's in trouble? ;) Congrats a million times over!
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01/31/2007 12:07:16 AM
congrats Deb!
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01/31/2007 12:05:57 AM
Debbbbb!!!!! Ohmygosh!!! I am so happy for you! What a FANTASTIC PHOTO!

You TOTALLY rock!!!!!

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01/31/2007 12:05:27 AM
Deb! Nice job, hon! Congratulations, this is a wonderful image! :D
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/30/2007 10:52:36 PM
I sort-of collect photos of interesting fire escapes -- I haven't seen any like that around here.
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01/30/2007 08:11:20 PM
Very cool! I've never seen anything quite like this. Terrific find! 7
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01/30/2007 05:35:20 PM
Great shadows.
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01/29/2007 04:47:48 PM
I like the use of shadows in this one, and the colors are awesome. I would not be surprised to see this on the front page or in top 10
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01/27/2007 11:52:11 PM
Meets challenge AND great play of patterns, and good use of light and colour.
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01/27/2007 01:45:38 PM
Wouldn't it be nice if you could chop down that damn tree? :)
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01/27/2007 06:50:29 AM
Perhaps cropping out the lamp on the right would nice, but then again, the tree shadow would have been lost. I like the composition!
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01/26/2007 09:15:19 PM
Excellent effect of a DNA helix
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01/26/2007 04:37:01 PM
mm.. ive seen this somwhere..
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01/26/2007 11:42:55 AM
I love how the the image is sharp and how the shadow is casted onto the red wall behind it. The eye can just move all through this photograph. I't vey creative.
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01/26/2007 11:37:05 AM
The best part of the image is how the stairs add a variety to the photo and adds movement also the way the shadows fall adds uniqueness to your picture
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01/26/2007 11:24:02 AM
i like how the shadow creats semitury in the image great idea for an image the background color add to the distinction of color tone.
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01/26/2007 11:10:09 AM
Fascinating image! The lighting creates an interesting contrast and emphasis on the silver in the image, but is well balanced with the dark shadows of the trees. Excellent job.
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01/25/2007 10:17:04 PM
Lovely color and graphical composition. I'm a little uncertain about the security light on the right....maybe should have been cropped?
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01/25/2007 09:31:22 PM
Beautiful composition. IMO only I might have cropped out the light on the right side. Nonetheless, beautiful colors, love the shadows. Great shot!
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01/25/2007 05:17:55 PM
Nice subject. The shadow of the tree is very distracting.
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01/25/2007 11:34:23 AM
great shadows captured in this picture. i also like the contrast, it really adds to the subject
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01/25/2007 09:56:44 AM
Beautiful play on light and shadow. dont you wonder how beautiful this shot would be without that tree shadow? either way...i really like the shot 9.
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01/25/2007 04:26:49 AM
I like the shadow patterns and the brown/grey colours. Just a bit ambiguous - apart from your title - to know whether this is an entrance or exit, since it serves as both.
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01/24/2007 11:19:26 PM
love love the shadows :]
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01/24/2007 05:19:05 PM
Love it!
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01/24/2007 04:40:52 PM
I really like this. I think the shadows are great.
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01/24/2007 03:29:03 PM
wonderful, strong colours and sharpness...I would have cropped out the right hand side and entered a square crop, but that's just me...
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01/24/2007 02:34:40 PM
The shape of the spiralling fire escape, with it's accompanying shadow is very pleasing,and it looks particularly good against the teracotta coloured rendering. The shadows of the tree do,'though detract from the over-all effect
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01/24/2007 11:46:42 AM
lovely shadows
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01/24/2007 09:47:42 AM
Great composition, love the shadows, one of the better images in the challenge.
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01/24/2007 09:22:36 AM
The light and shadows on the wall to the right are distracting, but I like the pattern of the stairs.
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01/24/2007 07:32:42 AM
Love this shot. 10
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01/24/2007 03:35:02 AM
I like the double helix effect
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01/24/2007 01:09:34 AM
love the bold colors and shadows, great comp!
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01/24/2007 12:21:46 AM
i think i've seen this stair case before. in a previous challenge perhaps.?.

coool shot!
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