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sunset and other fiascos
sunset and other fiascos

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Challenge: Fine Arts: Exhibit III (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: 2013
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 28-70mm f/2.8D IF-ED
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Date: Jul 15, 2013
Date Uploaded: Jul 16, 2013

Thank you for the most awesome comments. This was such a last minute, uninspired entry. I couldn't get into the "what does DPC consider 'fine art' " mindset. Although in truth, I'm still not sure what constitutes "fine art"... John is actually quite close to guessing what this is. It's actually a piece of copper which changes radically depending on how the light hits it. I happened to catch a glimpse of it just as I was giving up on the challenge, took one shot of it, fiddled with contrast a bit, and voila. As it is so abstract, I could have named it just about anything, and the suggestion would have provided the viewer with enough direction to "see" it :-)

Place: 36 out of 102
Avg (all users): 5.8318
Avg (commenters): 8.5714
Avg (participants): 6.2353
Avg (non-participants): 5.4643
Views since voting: 269
Views during voting: 254
Votes: 107
Comments: 10
Favorites: 2 (view)

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07/25/2013 01:24:21 AM
In reality I'd say this is your floorboards, but in art, it is wonderful. A mesmerizing piece, can't say I didn't struggle with it at first, but it has the x factor gene in the chemical makeup, and as mere mortals we must succumb to it's hypnotic power.

Message edited by author 2013-07-25 03:28:10.
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07/24/2013 07:40:08 AM
Happy to see this is yours. This was one of my top picks. Congrats on a fantastic image.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/23/2013 09:17:26 PM
The dark golden hues and large sweeping brushstrokes suggest a sunset. And sunsets are beautiful. Or are they? This one is left up to the viewer. Is this a warm beach, illuminated by the last rays of the setting sun? Or do we have the sun penetrating a charred post-apocalyptic wasteland? It depends on one's mood, I suppose. This would make a remarkable painting, but it's (presumably) not a painting at all. So what an eye and what an imagination the photographer who found and extracted this must have. And while I don't usually put a lot of stock into titles, this one intrigued me.
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07/22/2013 10:56:20 AM
What brilliant texture to this abstract.
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07/20/2013 06:51:57 PM
This feels right, I hope it does well..
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07/20/2013 04:58:12 PM
real nice light
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07/20/2013 03:04:26 PM
We were mesmerized by the gleaming city as we were all sucked, streaming by in vacuum-tube capsule cars on our way from NY to LA. I pretended it was Dubai, but more likely it was just a sunglorified Oklahoma City. Its only true location is in this blur of moment.

Made my top 5.
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07/19/2013 03:44:54 PM
love the title. this is absolutely gorgeous.
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07/18/2013 12:58:15 PM
Wonderful tone!
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07/18/2013 10:26:31 AM
First struck by a terrific title, I had to step back from this one, take it in, observe it without focus, full of scratches the imperfections.

I feel the warmth, the imbalance, the depth and the darkness. Copper, wood, hair, the intent, the mild and semi-sweet victories. We are all fighting the long and inevitable defeat, sunset after sunset.
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