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Into the Dome
Into the Dome

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Challenge: Historic Landmark -- The Old & The Beautified (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark III
Lens: Rokinon FE8M-C 8mm F3.5 Fisheye Lens for Canon
Location: Hartford, CT
Date: Jun 29, 2014
Date Uploaded: Jun 29, 2014

There's no question which of my DPC entries was the most difficult. It's this one. I drove over an hour to the state capitol and prompty stumbled over a curb IN THE PARKING GARAGE and tore a calf muscle. Rather than turn around and go back, I limped around for several hours and tried to get "the" shot. And failed. I did actually get some good ones, but went against my gut with this somewhat abstract composition literally seconds before the deadline. I was leaning over a rail from the second floor and could only reach so far, so that's why it's off center. A week later it's still hard to walk. :-(

Place: 11 out of 94
Avg (all users): 6.4146
Avg (commenters): 7.1250
Avg (participants): 6.0213
Avg (non-participants): 6.9429
Views since voting: 439
Views during voting: 199
Votes: 82
Comments: 10
Favorites: 0

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07/07/2014 10:14:17 AM
Its a great shot of a beautiful dome.
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07/07/2014 07:35:27 AM
I was one of your 10s, I love this, stunning. Hope the calf muscle heals soon.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/06/2014 03:58:34 PM
Very cool perspective. My very small issue with this is the fact that the center of the top part of the dome (where the white star looking thing is) isn't actually centered to the rest of the circle and unfortunately to me that distracts from the geomentry of this image. Other than that, really nice warm colors.
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07/06/2014 01:59:40 AM
excellent, lovely colour works great
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07/04/2014 08:55:38 PM
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07/04/2014 07:16:51 PM
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07/04/2014 02:10:51 PM
I like the colors and the processing a lot. Definitely among the better images in the challenge, but for me the distracting perspective lines and the off center circle at the top hold it back from the top.
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07/04/2014 12:29:38 PM
My only 10. (voted earlier)
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07/03/2014 11:26:11 AM
I like the perspective and distortion in this image. Nicely exposed, too.
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07/01/2014 08:38:56 AM
consider sizing to 600 max on vertical side so that it all fits on the screen without scrolling
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