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Through the looking glass
1st PlaceThrough the looking glass
Corey


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Upside Down (Classic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D1X
Location: MARTA (Rail System)
Date: May 11, 2002
Aperture: f 22
ISO: 125
Shutter: 1/10 sec
Galleries: Cityscape, Still Life
Date Uploaded: May 12, 2002

I took this shot from the top of a 5 story parking deck. You get looked at pretty funny carrying 2 printer boxes, a TV trey, newspaper, and a water glass up there, or at least that is what the two cops that stopped me said. I had to put the TV trey on top of the two boxes to boost it over the railing.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 103
Avg (all users): 7.4600
Avg (commenters): 7.8571
Avg (participants): 7.3038
Avg (non-participants): 7.5620
Views since voting: 6008
Votes: 200
Comments: 51
Favorites: 19 (view)


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01/16/2007 09:41:33 PM
Thats awesome that you got stopped by the Cops with all that stuff,lol.... I got stopped alot in downtown Atlanta,shooting photos... especially at marta on peachtree st. in mid town... they treated me,like I was about to have a terrorist attack with my camera,literally,lol.... im supprised they let you do it there... I like this photo though, creative....and a genius, cause I should have used a glass with liquid instead of buying my Nikkor 10.5mm fisheye,lol.... Great job man..
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10/11/2002 11:23:00 PM
I work 1 mile from where this was shot, what a wonderful photo you captured from such an ordinary location!! Excellent!
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05/20/2002 09:36:00 AM
Very good. Well earned. CONGRATS. This is wonderful, I really enjoyed it.
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05/20/2002 05:43:00 AM
Congrats!! You deserve this one.. Super creativity with class!
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05/20/2002 12:11:00 AM
Thanks for all of your comments and votes. There were alot of things on this picture I wanted to do better but to be honest I didn't have the time. About the time I got it set up a police car showed up along with 2 officers and told me I couldn't take pictures up there. I told him I was almost done and he said 1 more shot, this was it.
05/20/2002 12:09:00 AM
The details on this photo are hilarious. Nice job, and congrats on the win! :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/18/2002 08:41:00 PM
Good capture and focus. I like the fact that you have to look closely at the picture to see the "upside-down" part, yet it is obvious enough to not totally confound the viewer. The paper and glasses give it a "natural" feel.
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05/17/2002 04:39:00 PM
I really like this shot. It's very well set up. But, the Atlanta paper tells me who it was taken by, if I'm not mistaken. So, I don't feel comfortable scoring it higher than other favorites that remain anonymous.
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05/17/2002 12:31:00 PM
Best of the water glass shots, and that is saying something since I contributed a water glass shot this week.

You have a better depth of field than any other and great idea of upside element. One of my ten best.
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05/17/2002 12:19:00 AM
you win, this shit rules...you are a golden god
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05/16/2002 11:51:00 PM
Very creative idea and a nice shot.
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05/16/2002 08:28:00 PM
This is an awesome effect -- though I think its two fallbacks are: 1 - the dirty glass. 2 - I think the title detracts from the effect of the photo, as it doesn't match it well.
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05/16/2002 07:55:00 AM
Very nicely composed and executed. In my top 5.
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05/16/2002 01:22:00 AM
Very sneaky! It caught me by surprise. I love the distortion of the image in the glass.
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05/16/2002 12:56:00 AM
Very, very nice. I love this idea. It inspires me.
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05/15/2002 10:48:00 PM
subtle. nice composition.
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05/15/2002 06:49:00 PM
Excellent. Great presentation.
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05/15/2002 05:00:00 PM
GREAT idea. I'd love to see this one shot again on a day with bright blue skies and puffy white clouds. As it stands, though, the only comment I have is that I think I'd have tried to get rid of the air bubbles in the water, and the water spots on the upper part of the glass. Make it a perfect "lens" without all the "imperfections".
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05/15/2002 08:32:00 AM
this is nice, i liked the muted background and the way it reflects in the glass...
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05/15/2002 08:31:00 AM
This is very well done. I think the spots on the glass are a little distracting though.
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05/15/2002 04:16:00 AM
fantastic shot. I love the way this is set up.
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05/15/2002 03:22:00 AM
Nicely done. I'd have gotten in a little closer to emphasize the glass over the surroundings, but that's me. Odd how the glass, wall, and buildings in the far background show more lean than the two dark buildings at UL.
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05/15/2002 03:10:00 AM
I like the initial idea of this shot, but it's missing something....
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05/14/2002 11:29:00 PM
Excellant!
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05/14/2002 05:45:00 PM
Very interesting set up. Nice depth of field.
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05/14/2002 04:07:00 PM
I like the concept and composition...an unscarred glass (or is that intentional?) and a more cooperative sky would have helped make it outstanding.
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05/14/2002 04:04:00 PM
Very nice. Thank you for doing something creative for the topic and not just rotating your pic 180 degrees.
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05/14/2002 02:58:00 PM
Beautifully done!
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05/14/2002 11:14:00 AM
Cool shot, great idea! (wish I'd thought of it!) Photo 9 Creative 9 Upsidedown 9 total 9
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05/14/2002 10:10:00 AM
Awesome!
Such control of the reflections, and great composition. Great Job!!!
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05/14/2002 09:35:00 AM
Wow! Very clever.
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05/14/2002 04:35:00 AM
Very creative and a nice shot!
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05/13/2002 10:04:00 PM
Really cool. I like the idea and execution! Different from the other reflection pics.
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05/13/2002 06:49:00 PM
One of the best reflection shots in my book! Interesting take on the idea.
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05/13/2002 06:01:00 PM
This is probably going to win
Nice idea
beautifulshot
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05/13/2002 05:56:00 PM
Very very nice image. The refraction is great.
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05/13/2002 05:24:00 PM
dude, this kicks buttt. but you shoulda gone in tight on the glass for that extra mmpmh. that should be the most impt thing in this pic - this way it is too diminished.
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05/13/2002 05:01:00 PM
I really love Atlanta... this is a very nicely executed photo.. Can't make any suggestions for improvement.. The subtle 'upside down' reflection in the glass of water is very nice... :)
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05/13/2002 04:51:00 PM
how did you do that. so good
05/13/2002 04:07:00 PM
Ahh..another Atlantian. Nice photo. :)
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05/13/2002 03:37:00 PM
Nice clean shot.
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05/13/2002 01:41:00 PM
This is great, wonderful idea
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05/13/2002 01:28:00 PM
Creative idea. I think I might have liked this better cropped in tighter on the wine glass and reflection. The eyeglasses and newspaper make me wonder why someone would be drinking water out of a wine glass in the morning.
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05/13/2002 12:18:00 PM
very creative
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05/13/2002 11:13:00 AM
this is great, if it's not photoshopped.
05/13/2002 08:53:00 AM
that is really cool, maybe it would have look better with a brighter day but great pic
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05/13/2002 07:43:00 AM
very clever
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05/13/2002 07:20:00 AM
Very nicely done -- the composition is great.
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05/13/2002 02:33:00 PM
Okay first let me say ..............WOW!
The color, and comp is wonderful here. ?Simple...ha!... it's an illusion.
I really really do like this. On topic too.
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05/13/2002 05:54:00 AM
T H A T I S G R E A T ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
Simple, classy, elegant. The only thing I'd like is maybe seeing this in B&W.
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05/13/2002 12:39:00 AM
Nice lighting, nice framing, nice focus! Great pic. Dont like the glasses in that position though - look overly "prop-py" - not natural enough.
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