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Challenge: Affluence (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon PowerShot Pro1
Location: San Simeon, Central Coast, Calif
Date: Aug 2, 2005
Galleries: Architecture, Water
Date Uploaded: Aug 2, 2005

Hearst Castle, Roman pool. Most of the yellow you see is 24kt gold tiles! I love the colors and the reflections. Too many tourists to get the best shot, and they do not allow flash, tripods, or professional photography without written permission. If this were advanced editing, I would tweek it a bit to correct the distortion so obvious in this magnificent architecture.

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 232
Avg (all users): 6.2611
Avg (commenters): 7.1538
Avg (participants): 5.9293
Avg (non-participants): 6.4140
Views since voting: 2634
Views during voting: 510
Votes: 314
Comments: 34
Favorites: 1 (view)


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08/14/2005 11:57:12 AM
magnificent!!
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08/10/2005 07:09:41 PM
Congratulations on your top 5 finish with this lovely blue and gold study.
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08/10/2005 06:31:13 PM
Thank so much all. I know this is sort of a minimal win (5th is big for me) with so much thanks to the subject itself. Unfortunatly the conditions were too limited to get a really decent shot. The lighting was really limited, they do not allow flash or tripods on the tour because of delicate antiques and narrow stairways. Also you are rushed from place to place, very little time to scope the scene and set up a shot. The ideal shot for this pool is stright up the line of the pool to the 3 windows in the back, but the whole right side of the pool is lined with guard rails and tourists! dang! I wanted to apply some glow to it but figured that was illegal in open challenges.
Hey, 5th, wow thanks! (I owe it all to my mumy who is great photographer and needs to post much more of her work!)

Message edited by author 2005-08-14 14:11:27.
08/10/2005 11:57:51 AM
Congratulations, 5th place! WOW! Beautiful shot.
I'm so proud of you. Love, Mom
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08/10/2005 10:54:29 AM
WTG - Congrats on top 5!
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08/10/2005 01:34:38 AM
Great job under challenging conditions, man, I love both of those pools, the indoor and outdoor. The skylight revealing the tile detail is wonderful.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/09/2005 09:56:58 PM
Can't wallk with shoes in here. Too much splendor in one place. lol 7
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08/09/2005 05:05:21 PM
Nicely done, I like the spot in the water to show the detail on the bottom of the pool. 8.
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08/09/2005 03:16:10 PM
One of my top choices for this challenge. Good job capturing as much detail as possible with the range of light in this photo. I like how additional detail was picked up in the windw reflections.
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08/09/2005 12:39:07 PM
I love love love Hearst Castle-nice shot. William Randolph exemplified the epitomy of affluence and extravagance. He and architect Julie Morgan created a masterpiece for the 1920-1940's era. I used to live 45 minutes south of the castle- what a great place it is.
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08/09/2005 05:30:25 AM
good subject, but must focalize on some thing particular, exemple zoom on the water surface only to get the reflexion image of the architecture. good luck.
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08/08/2005 07:04:30 PM
great ambience here, the picture itself could be a little brighter though... 7.
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08/07/2005 11:38:47 AM
All this water and no one swimming i guess this is affluence.
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08/07/2005 07:18:33 AM
The picture seems somewhat tilted, there is no real point of interest which is actually normal because this is an architectural shot. But it's really an abused way of showing affluence but I do like the blue.
08/06/2005 04:06:12 PM
Very nice
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08/05/2005 08:27:31 PM
Wow! - where is this??
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08/05/2005 06:18:31 PM
Looks like someone has been to San Simeon!
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08/04/2005 09:23:02 PM
This looks like the pool at the Hurst castle. I think this is the best photo out there and I gave it a 10. It is on topic and really depicts affluence (not just wealth). Good luck!!
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08/04/2005 07:19:59 PM
This captures the theme in one frame. Good, no Great work. What and where is this?
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08/04/2005 04:10:31 PM
Deep and gorgeous lapis blues...the reflections are quite nice...very rich.
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08/04/2005 02:03:45 PM
Good. Rich pool for rich people
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08/04/2005 12:57:29 PM
This is very serene & opulent - good job
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08/04/2005 01:43:52 AM
nice composition and lighting, fits the theme
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08/03/2005 04:46:47 PM
I really like the idea of this picture but unfortunatly nothing really jumps out and grabs my attention. The colours could be a bit brighter (maybe not actually possible) to make it really good. Good luck
08/03/2005 03:41:02 PM
Wish lighting was better to see everything! WOW what a pool!
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08/03/2005 12:43:09 PM
Now that's affluence!
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08/03/2005 10:32:42 AM
This photo intrigues me. Love the color. And wouldn't feel right swimming in it unless my suit were made of 14K gold. Nice. 9
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08/03/2005 09:55:16 AM
Beautiful picture. For some reason, I like blue pictures.
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08/03/2005 09:16:14 AM
nice lighting,colors dof -- well done
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08/03/2005 06:20:41 AM
Wow. Nice place, but I can't help thinking the photo could have been composed better. I'm no expert on composition, but this lacks interest.
08/03/2005 03:04:03 AM
nice reflection, blue...how uncommon in architecture....

I think a different angle would have done this shot well.....but i imagine such opportunity did not present itself. I have a nagging feeling that standing on the decorative features would have landed one with a potential beheading.

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08/03/2005 01:35:29 AM
Ah! Hearst Castle. Nice capture especially since it's dark down there in the Roman Pool.
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08/03/2005 01:27:26 AM
This was my first thought when I saw this challenge, the pool at Heart Castle (at least this is where I think you took this image). A very nice job with a tough lighting situation!
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08/03/2005 12:42:07 AM
Wonderful inside shot. The blues are so intense. Great use of light. GOOD ONE. 8
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