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Challenge: Reflections Without Mirrors II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Kodak DX7590
Location: Downtown, Lansing, Mi.
Date: Oct 18, 2005
Aperture: f3.2
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Cityscape, Urban
Date Uploaded: Oct 18, 2005

So I went downtown Lansing to shoot. Trying to steal Toocools idea of getting a reflection of the capitol :-) I'm on the way back to the car, I had parked in the ramp across from the capitol, and was checking out the view from the 5th level, and saw this scene. So I set up and hoped for some people to walk by, and along comes this guy in a black suit. Sweet. My wife was happy, she says I've shot the capitol too much lately.

I played with cropping a little out to simplify the image, but I just kept feeling that the full crop worked best, so I went with it. Guess we'll see how the voters feel...

In ps-resized, a little usm, auto levels, selective color adj, and a little levels adj.

Thanks for checking out my pic :-)

Statistics
Place: 67 out of 371
Avg (all users): 5.8114
Avg (commenters): 7.4375
Avg (participants): 5.6400
Avg (non-participants): 5.9360
Views since voting: 1094
Views during voting: 401
Votes: 297
Comments: 23
Favorites: 1 (view)


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10/26/2005 01:05:13 PM
69 out of 365? wow.. i took one look at this, with the title added, and expected it would be top 10 for sure. maybe the 'reflection' is too far from the subject car and people didnt bother to notice it? sometimes you have to make things painfully obvious for voters to appreciate it.
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10/26/2005 12:58:51 PM
Artsy.
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10/26/2005 12:41:41 PM
This is way, way, way underrated; I can't believe it didn't get top 20 or even top 10, if only for the layering of reflections here. Wonderful image, tater!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/25/2005 08:10:34 PM
I love the image, but the reflection of the white car is distracting. Absloutely wonderful job on the rest. The reflections on the car are great!
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10/25/2005 06:05:06 PM
i like the sharpness of the colors in this image, but am not as thrilled by the amount of car reflected in the image. the reflection in the window does not hold dominance as focal point for me.
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10/24/2005 11:07:54 PM
Cool, I like this a lot.
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10/24/2005 08:12:54 PM
this is cool - there is an artistic and dark element that will be popular i would guess. 7
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10/24/2005 12:49:24 PM
I like how this shot is gridded out.
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10/21/2005 11:14:25 PM
many reflections...pretty good...
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10/21/2005 09:15:00 PM
This is one of the finer realized shots in this challenge. From top to bottom, this sustains interest, rewards investigation and holds its balance throughout. Bravo! 9. One of my top ten picks
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10/21/2005 04:06:27 PM
Well composed, good symmetry.
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10/21/2005 05:29:22 AM
This should be an ad.
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10/20/2005 11:58:08 PM
This one grows on you, like the multiple levels of reflection.
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10/20/2005 05:06:38 PM
Very nice!
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10/20/2005 04:29:08 PM
Something about this I like...perhaps the fact that the reflection isn't so immediate...such as land to sky, or building to across the street. Instead, it's considering a reflection from above, as if observing a turtles running around in a shoebox.
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10/20/2005 12:00:25 PM
I like the double reflections - window and car, but I would crop out the white at the top of the image.
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10/20/2005 03:07:33 AM
Good composition! 8
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10/19/2005 08:54:03 PM
Nice and original. Keep hoping there was something more hidden behind that car that could only be seen in the reflection!
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10/19/2005 07:39:30 PM
Such a releaf from all the photos of autumn colors, landscapes, eyes and sunglasses reflections. I like everything about this photo. Hope you will do very well. 10.
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10/19/2005 05:29:59 PM
I like it! Something about all the lines on the x and y axis that I really like. the buisness man in black cruising through is a nice touch.
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10/19/2005 04:57:31 PM
A very ordinary subject yet the black and white theme makes it look stylish! Well done.
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10/19/2005 02:04:43 AM
Dude, I think I see your camera in the cars window so I gotta score ya down! Just kidding. You know how I feel about scoring shots that I know in a challenge. I don't normally vote for them. This is another example of a shot that I have to score because it deserves it. Don't ask me what I gave it or I'll have to kick your ass! Oh and just for the record, you made my wallpaper of the day!
Kudos
TC
PS: If you break 7 before I do I'm gonna kick your ass for that too!
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10/19/2005 12:36:17 AM
yes. there it is. a masterpiece. 10 and favorite.
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