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Looking up to the skies
Looking up to the skies

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Challenge: Perspective (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot S30
Location: Downtown San Antonio
Date: Feb 9, 2003
Aperture: F/4.5
ISO: Automatic
Shutter: 1/1000 sec.
Galleries: Architecture, Travel
Date Uploaded: Feb 9, 2003

Picture of the Tower of America taken downtown. The trip was more expensive than I planned, but I took lots of shots and it was worth it. The view up there is amazing. I slightly cropped and adjusted this shot. I do wish I was able to shift to the right a bit to improve the perspective in the shot.

Place: 23 out of 94
Avg (all users): 6.3645
Avg (commenters): 7.9091
Avg (participants): 6.3857
Avg (non-participants): 6.3243
Views since voting: 1072
Votes: 107
Comments: 12
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02/22/2003 04:02:35 PM
Critique Club Critique:

Composition: I think the centered tower works great for this shot although another approach you could try would be having the tower start at one of the bottom corners and maybe cut across the shot at an angle. There is a lot of empty space in this picture so the cloud really does help a lot.

Technical: Not much to say here. Lighting is great, focus is nice and sharp.

Overall: Well you met the challenge and did a really good job with the shot. Maybe just a little tighter crop would have raised your score a few points.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/16/2003 11:13:33 AM
Great shot. I think having the cloud 'peeking' in on the frame works great (don't let anyone tell you otherwise :) ....9
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02/16/2003 12:46:51 AM
This really captures the essence of the challenge. Great composure. The clouds give a good touch.
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02/15/2003 03:10:42 PM
No doubt about it, that's perspective! Your focus, DOF, lighting is all great. The depth of blue in the sky is really outstanding, and I like the clouds in the corner, although it would have been nicer if they were whiter to give more contrast. Adjusting them to white would have blown elements in the tower, though. I realize it's against the rules for this contest, but it would be interesting to see this with more contrast in the details of the tower itself. Maybe the burn tool in Photoshop (or similar method in another program) would bring out the details in the tower walls. Nice job on this shot and good luck in the challenge!
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02/14/2003 07:08:21 PM
Nice perspective shot! Color seem good. Focus is right on. Framing is near perfect. Interest - very dramatic view, so that's pretty high. 9 Swash
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02/14/2003 03:43:01 PM
nice shot, color and prespective came out very well.
02/13/2003 06:25:01 AM
This photo is dramatic and effective but a little monotonous. The centred composition is very formal, and there isn't much about the tower that captures my interest. The little puff of cloud in the top left is a great touch though.
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02/12/2003 10:46:45 PM
Beautiful, San Antonio?
02/12/2003 07:31:41 PM
excellent perspective shot.. the detail and clarity and dof is phenomenal... i also like the cloud in the corner.. that upsets the balance nicely.. great shot :) - setzler
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02/11/2003 08:02:20 AM
A couple of building shots this week but I like this one.It's well cropped and centered (which works well for this pic). The cloud adds a lot to the pic breaking the otherwise mundane symetry. Crisp focus and DOF. 8
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02/10/2003 06:37:25 PM
Nice work. Good luck.
02/10/2003 05:35:42 PM
O Canada, my home and native land. Very, very nice shot of the CN Tower. The composition is just right. The only thing I'd like to see changed is to remove the cloud on the upper left side; a bit distracting (take it out with Photoshop and make a copy to hang on your wall). I can easily imagine the shot without the cloud, so I'll give you a 10. Good luck. Jacko. 10
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