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9:01
9:01
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Challenge: Rain (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 VR DG IF-ED
Location: Oklahoma City National Memorial
Date: Aug 14, 2005
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/640
Galleries: Abstract, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Aug 14, 2005

This is part of the Oklahoma City bombing memorial. The bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah federal building occurred at 9:02 am on April 19, 1995 and took the lives of 168 Oklahomans including many children who were at a daycare located within the building. The memorial has one Gate at the eastern boundary with 9:01 on it (the photo). Another is located at the western boundary with 9:03 on it. The space between the Gates is 9:02.

The reflection in the photo is from a reflecting pool made of black granite. The pool occupies the space that was once a city street.

Please visit the website to learn more: Oklahoma City National Memorial

Statistics
Place: 36 out of 228
Avg (all users): 6.1325
Avg (commenters): 7.7619
Avg (participants): 5.8833
Avg (non-participants): 6.2967
Views since voting: 1100
Views during voting: 488
Votes: 302
Comments: 26
Favorites: 2 (view)


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08/24/2005 09:35:46 AM
This was one of the best photos in the challenge..I felt it was a 9 and belonged in top 10.
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08/23/2005 07:16:48 PM
I am glad I came back for a second look. I was wondering why it had 9:01. I have never seen the memorial there. Truly an amazing photo that IMO" should have placed higher. Either way be honored you portrayed this in a fitting fashion for the victims. I'm getting chill bumps.
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08/23/2005 03:21:56 AM
Nice to see the explanation of the title now, very meaningful indeed and solemn looking in the rain.
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08/22/2005 07:40:38 AM
One of my favorites in this challenge. I thought it would make at least top 10. It's very simple, but yet very powerful at the same time. Unless we knew this particular place, the 9:01 makes it very mystical.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/21/2005 11:56:25 PM
Minimalistic beauty at it's best. Lovely photo.
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08/21/2005 08:35:20 PM
:pve this shot
9
good luck
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08/21/2005 11:12:36 AM
Nice simple shot. I wonder what is that thing in the door? Why 9:01? But I really love the reflection. You kept it vey simple yet the composition and focus make it a great shot. 8
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08/21/2005 10:59:15 AM
I really like this photo, but I feel like it may tilt a little to the left. It has great lines and sharpness.
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08/20/2005 04:07:06 PM
awesome pic. the reflection in the water is really neat. it adds a whole other dimension to the photo.
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08/19/2005 08:18:32 PM
I like the implied symmetry here. The bush in the back behind the fence is a bit distracting but other than that, it gets a 6 from me.
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08/18/2005 10:11:45 PM
very nice composition and point of view.
bumping way up!
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08/18/2005 08:24:17 PM
i love this shot. the symmetry, the reflection, colours, raindrops.. it's all good! :)
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08/18/2005 04:54:00 PM
Very clean symmetrical shot. One thing that does bother me is the fact that you can't see the objects in the light (table & chairs?) in the reflection. Makes it seem a little off-balance to me. Still, a great capture though.
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08/17/2005 10:53:08 AM
A good sood shot indeed.
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08/17/2005 05:53:10 AM
A lovely, graphic image. And a very good example of when it is absolutely right to free yourself from the tiresome rule of thirds ... the symmetry of this image is what makes it so powerful and original. It's a fascinating photograph, apparently simple but actually packed with interest. And the rain is a legitimate contributor to the whole, not just a happy co-incidence. Very fine work. 9
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08/16/2005 09:12:41 AM
Just plain funky!
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08/15/2005 10:54:51 PM
So austere...but so appealing...great abstraction...minimalism...very powerful....well done.
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08/15/2005 10:28:17 PM
I like this a lot: it has symmetry and an excellent graphic quality.
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08/15/2005 12:33:57 PM
I've been all over the world and this is still one of the most beautiful memorials I've ever seen. I miss home. Thanks for the shot.
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08/15/2005 11:36:48 AM
Looking at this for the longest time, I like it alot although I don´t understand the title, calm and soothing image..
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08/15/2005 09:11:45 AM
wooooooooooow amazing frame i really like it, its powerful
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08/15/2005 07:55:28 AM
Absoultely astounding. Great shot --- the subtly use of colors rocks!
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08/15/2005 07:30:24 AM
how unusual!
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08/15/2005 02:23:14 AM
great work.
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08/15/2005 01:24:13 AM
a very touching site, lest we forget it can come from within
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08/15/2005 01:05:37 AM
This is art! amazing piece of work...
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