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LevT


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Challenge: From Above III (Basic Editing)
Collection: Street
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 28-300mm f3.5-5.6G ED VR
Location: Dresden, Germany
Date: Sep 16, 2011
Galleries: Urban, Street
Date Uploaded: Sep 20, 2011

shadow play - an ancient art form invented in China

[Sep. 21st, 2011 09:18:01 PM]

so, looks like I did not waste my 8 euros and physical efforts to climb on top of the recently restored Frauenkirche in Dresden ;). I was lucky that the sky was clear in the late afternoon, so I could capture these lo-o-ong shadows.

Vertical flipping was obviously inspired by the famous National Geographic cover photo by George Steinmetz, I don't want to claim copyright here :).

By the way, I did not convert it to sepia, this was more-less the natural color of the scene at that golden hour.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 174
Avg (all users): 6.9689
Avg (commenters): 8.7143
Avg (participants): 7.1613
Avg (non-participants): 6.8485
Views since voting: 4082
Views during voting: 320
Votes: 161
Comments: 59
Favorites: 15 (view)


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10/04/2011 08:36:19 AM
Stunning, wow wow wow
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10/03/2011 10:44:02 PM
Ohmygoodness. Your art is mesmerizing! It always inspires me!
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10/02/2011 09:30:19 PM
Awesome Lev.
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10/01/2011 12:28:20 AM
Very cool! Congratulations Lev!
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09/29/2011 12:09:27 AM
Sometimes my favorite image gets high up there ... and the impossible happens! Congratulations Lev.
Dresden, of course. Thus the small shadows, by your choice, until all will fade in history.

Message edited by author 2011-09-29 00:10:43.
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09/28/2011 11:11:55 PM
Perfect for this challenge!
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09/28/2011 03:52:15 PM
Wow. In my books you dont get better than this. This comes straight from the top drawer. You have just shown why ancient art is as relevent today as it was then. Congrats on the Ribbon
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09/28/2011 02:34:46 PM
should have won. nuff said.
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09/28/2011 01:38:57 PM
Congrats Lev! I love the use of shadows here, it is very clever and inspirational. Really a photo that makes you want to try something like that too.
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09/28/2011 12:22:24 PM
Congrats, had to be somewhere near.
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09/28/2011 11:56:40 AM
Excellent work.
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09/28/2011 11:47:16 AM
You must be the Hero of the Shadow People! ;-) Congrats to you, Lev!
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09/28/2011 11:18:13 AM
Fabulous, Lev! I love it!
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09/28/2011 10:07:18 AM
Outstanding!
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09/28/2011 08:49:48 AM
Absolutely stunning!! So beautifully done! Congrats on the red. :)
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09/28/2011 08:22:34 AM
Congratulations on the ribbon; awesome shot.
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09/28/2011 07:39:06 AM
Great perspective and fantastic shadows and composition! Love the bricks too. Congratulations on the well deserved Ribbon!
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09/28/2011 05:14:00 AM
Wonderful finish Lev, doing us proud as usual.
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09/28/2011 04:20:33 AM
Great image. I immediately thought of that Steinmetz shot when I saw yours.
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09/28/2011 04:08:25 AM
Wonderful fresco of shadows. I will visit this image often, it's just so beautiful to look at. Love the aliens at the bottom :)
Congrats on the red!
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09/28/2011 04:03:04 AM
Wonderful perspective, Lev. Congrats on the ribbon. Awesome shot.
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09/28/2011 03:42:27 AM
This is just the sort of image I went out in search of, and never came close to getting. Just a lovely shot.
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09/28/2011 03:38:50 AM
Sehr gut foto!!!!
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09/28/2011 03:10:25 AM
Congrats, Lev!!!! Fabulous finish, and well-deserved bling.
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09/28/2011 02:37:22 AM
Congrats on the red, excellent image
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09/28/2011 01:41:09 AM
Best by far. Thanks for sharing.
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09/28/2011 01:14:08 AM
So happy to see this ribbon Lev. It's absolutely spectacular.
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09/28/2011 01:13:34 AM
So not only did you steal my title AND my subject matter, but you also had the audacity to get a ribbon out of it????
Haha jk, this is a wonderful image and very well deserving!
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09/28/2011 01:03:33 AM
Did'nt comment the first time around but I did find this amusing. Glad it ribboned.
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09/28/2011 12:11:41 AM
Yee haw! We told ya!
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09/28/2011 12:11:40 AM
The stone patterns create such a dizzying effect. Congrats on the red!
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09/28/2011 12:09:28 AM
Congrats on the stinky fish! :-)
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09/28/2011 12:09:26 AM
Cool, but truly charming as well.
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09/28/2011 12:08:19 AM
Congrats Lev! Wonderful shot and well worth the 8 euros I would say ;)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/27/2011 10:57:49 PM
No vote for this glorious image but it desrves a 10. So you get a stinky fish like Paul.

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09/27/2011 10:05:54 PM
wonderful shadow sculptures.
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09/27/2011 08:14:29 PM
My favorite of teh challenge; wonderful composition. I hope it does well for you.
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09/27/2011 08:07:27 PM
Tall shadows! Interesting the real people as shadows.
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09/27/2011 05:34:01 PM
this is just awesome!
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09/26/2011 02:54:21 AM
Shadows of the 2 people on the bottom left are more appealing to my eyes 9.
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09/25/2011 05:55:46 PM
I like the shadow arrangement, would like less lines.
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09/24/2011 12:36:55 AM
nice idea!
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09/23/2011 06:53:06 PM
Wow! Wonderful perspective, great evening shadows, beautiful cobble stone backdrop. Amazing capture!
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09/23/2011 05:03:24 PM
This worked very well upside down! Well done!
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09/22/2011 03:21:19 PM
wacky inverted image - very entertaining
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09/22/2011 12:08:17 PM
Lovely use of shadow.
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09/22/2011 11:41:46 AM
Love this
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09/22/2011 08:29:47 AM
Huge shadows. I like the addition of the two in the lower corner.
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09/22/2011 06:30:56 AM
now that's really cool, one of my favs so far
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09/21/2011 10:56:08 PM
Wow!
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09/21/2011 08:34:06 PM
This is really neat. I kinda wish the pedestrians were maybe closer to the cyclists to minimize some of the neg. space.
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09/21/2011 08:09:22 PM
Really wonderful! A favorite
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09/21/2011 11:15:27 AM
Think this will be one of my top picks.
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09/21/2011 10:24:31 AM
You took a great picture here! Standing on its own, independently of the challenge but fulfilling it beautifully is for me a splendid achievement.
Great idea to leave it in color since I believe most of the people would have chosen B&W. 10.
(The top right corner is a bit too dark and it reverses the perspective a notch, but it's basic editing, I know)
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09/21/2011 08:29:06 AM
Clever - I like it.
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09/21/2011 06:07:06 AM
love it1
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09/21/2011 04:42:57 AM
Had to look several times to see what is going on. Super job,
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09/21/2011 02:23:26 AM
Love it!
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09/21/2011 12:29:28 AM
Fabulous.


Totally.
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