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Challenge: Right Angles (Classic Editing)
Collection: DPC Entries
Camera: Minolta DiMAGE 7i
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Date: Aug 3, 2003
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/350
Galleries: Cityscape, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Aug 3, 2003

Indianapolis, IN skyline, as depicted by the glass wall at the Indiana State Museum.

Place: 78 out of 250
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08/14/2003 08:39:13 PM
hi Rob - your critique club moment.

My first reaction to this is that the dynamic range seems very narrow - no real whites, no real blacks, but then I wondered why I felt that was a problem. I think I'm a bit too used to this kind of image - possibly only because I live very near a major business district in London, and see this stuff all the time - so the distortion of the reflections has little impact; because of that familiarity I was looking for another element - maybe a double reflection, or some detail of texture, or of light to surprise me a little, and not really finding it. The panels between the glass are uniform, almost textureless. The distortion itself is rather middle-ground to me - not completely wierd, nor very slight: just what I would expect, in short.

It's an entirely competent shot technically, of course - as I'd expect from someone who could take that Corne photo - and obviously meets the challenge well enough. It's just a bit ordinary, I think; a bit lifeless - which is what people are after with the colour and contrast comments, I'd guess.

All the best


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08/08/2003 01:55:07 AM
Great picture. Love the reflections. Buildings look like they're going to tip over. The composition is good.
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08/07/2003 09:56:35 PM
Now that's my kind of shot. Like the perspective of the windows and the reflections. I am not happy with the tonality in this, more contrast perhaps? Tje white is a bit gray.
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08/06/2003 03:10:53 PM
Nice use of reflection and angles.
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08/06/2003 08:28:20 AM
Very good perspective. The warped reflections in the windows give this image a lot of charachter. I always love these kinds of photos where buildings are reflected like that. I often wonder what the people behind the windows are thinking watching the photogrpaher :-)

In my opinion I would have prefered the color version but I guess you had your reasons to change it to B & W, maybe the color version didn't appeal to you. Good work anyway.
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