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Judicial Branch - U.S. Supreme Court
Judicial Branch - U.S. Supreme Court

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Branch (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: U.S. Supreme Court building Washington D.C.
Date: Sep 3, 2005
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Architecture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Sep 6, 2005


Place: 144 out of 432
Avg (all users): 5.2484
Avg (commenters): 5.5714
Avg (participants): 5.1503
Avg (non-participants): 5.3439
Views since voting: 5433
Views during voting: 385
Votes: 310
Comments: 20
Favorites: 0

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08/03/2006 12:32:49 PM
Masterful B&W image, with a great set of tonal grays. The only thing that bugs me is the motto on the top front - I can barely read it. A bit of PP there to make it pop would add to the whole image, IMO.
09/19/2005 02:42:39 PM
*Critique Club*

Composition: I think the picture is centered well, but you could have gotten a different angle, maybe you did on your out takes, the pillars and the stairs are straight, thats good,

Color: the leves seem to be a little dark, and the right top of the building is a little blow out.

Detail: Great detail i can see the figures and read the writing on the building

My opinion: I think this is a good branch idea, part of the three branches of goverment we adhere to, it could have been a bit brighter, what would have been really cool is if you did it when the shaddows of the pillars were showing to the left or the right, over all this is a good shot,
keep shooting
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09/14/2005 09:13:29 AM
Another picture I am pretty happy with. I knew I didnt want to take a picture of a literal branch, I suspected people would see a lot of those anyway and it just didnt get my creative juices flowing. I am really pleased that a few people got what I was going for. I wanted the building to appear imposing. I wanted the building to appear like a monolith. I do agree that a shot later in the day might have allowed more of the fresco on the top to stand out. Also I think I could have played with the shadows and brightness a bit more to improve it a bit.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/13/2005 11:28:04 PM
I might have simply titled it Judicial Branch. Really like the darkness between the pillars and the perspective gives it an appropriate imposing feel. I like it!
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09/13/2005 12:33:34 PM
09/12/2005 08:15:46 PM
Wonderful shot
shodows and everything perfect
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09/12/2005 08:10:21 PM
Very dark and imposing. I like this picture, good composition.
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09/12/2005 07:59:20 PM
awsome...not a lot of original things here but this is deffinatly one of them. its really cool but the sign on the top is kinda hard o read...
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09/12/2005 10:37:43 AM
a bit too dark, nice contrasting columns would have been better to me
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09/11/2005 08:50:34 PM
creative take on the challenge.
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09/10/2005 08:06:49 PM
The ides is original and the photo is great
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09/10/2005 09:38:37 AM
too dark for my eye.
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09/10/2005 05:04:08 AM
A strong composition and I like the relief from the theme of tree branches. To be a truly great shot however, I'd like to see outtakes of several versions at different times of the day. The direction of the light at the moment doesn't sculpt the form as strongly as it could considering how strong the light is.
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09/09/2005 01:30:42 PM
Maybe try a different angle to add some interest
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09/09/2005 08:18:24 AM
Very flat on the highlights. Needs better light. Perhaps an exposure compensation by a step would have brought out the contrast between darks and lights better.
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09/08/2005 10:22:28 PM
Original idea that is well shot! Incredible shadows make the photo!
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09/08/2005 09:46:16 PM
Solid image.
09/08/2005 08:19:33 PM
This photo has the potential for being very imposing and powerful, but the angle doesn't achieve that. A bit boring, sorry.
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09/08/2005 08:09:45 PM
09/07/2005 09:22:55 PM
nice idea, but flat
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