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Needle Tower
1st PlaceNeedle Tower

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Challenge: Repetition (Classic Editing)
Camera: Sony DSC-F717
Location: Washington, DC
Date: Aug 25, 2003
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/320
Galleries: Urban, Traditional Art
Date Uploaded: Aug 25, 2003

This is one of my favorite things to take pictures of; I guess now that I've put it in a challenge I need to stop going there. This is a sculpture called "Needle Tower," made from aluminum tubes and one long steel cable. It's beautiful; it looks weightless, and it sways just slightly, reminding you it's not welded together. It's in the sculpture garden on the grounds of the Hirshhorn Museum at the Smithsonian.

This is the intended view of the sculpture, but you can read about it and see a picture of the whole thing from the side at //hirshhorn.si.edu/collection/gardens/snelson.html

Place: 1 out of 140
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04/12/2005 07:31:29 PM
tenstegrity piece thank buckmister fuller

totaly cool pohto
10/11/2003 12:28:45 AM
Superb shot!
09/25/2003 08:03:29 PM
very cool....I like the pattern, and the angle and level at which you took this at really captures the essence of this sculpture
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09/08/2003 06:01:43 PM
Congrats!!! Wonderfully done, I knew you would be up for a ribbon and how nice to get the blue.
09/08/2003 02:15:58 PM
Love the "Star of David" effect! Congrats!
09/08/2003 09:23:12 AM
Your DOF is just excellent. The texture and the colour work very well.
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09/08/2003 07:35:53 AM
nice. one of the top pics :) ..
09/08/2003 02:17:21 AM
Astounding, and a very well deserved first place :)
09/08/2003 01:15:51 AM
Congrats on the ribbon...met the challenge wonderfully.
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09/08/2003 12:43:45 AM
Super work. Congratulations!
09/08/2003 12:26:21 AM
Congrats on the ribbon. I like this shot :)
09/08/2003 12:14:54 AM
Awesome work. Makes me wanna convert to Judiasm (j/k). =)
09/08/2003 12:03:31 AM
Thank you! :)
 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/07/2003 11:27:14 PM
i really like your framing on this... I wonder if a polarizer could have deepened the blue in the sky al little?
I'm still trying to figure out how this thing stands up... looks like the tension on the wires is all that gives it rigidity... think I've read about such structures, but not seen one. Would like to know where this is, and what's the function.
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09/07/2003 09:55:51 PM
Outstanding geometric. My favorite of the challenge. A definite winner!
09/07/2003 08:10:06 PM
This is so neat how it makes a star as it goes up.
09/06/2003 10:18:18 PM
This one should be in the ribbons. Great abstract of this tower. The pattern is outstanding. 10
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09/05/2003 10:33:09 PM
Wow. Very cool looking. I'd like to see what it looks like from the side. I think it would've been strong if it were squared up a bit; needs to be rotated clockwise.
09/05/2003 05:47:21 PM
VERY cool image....love this angle. awesome awesome!
09/05/2003 04:40:17 PM
great angle, great compositio, great shot
09/05/2003 09:31:30 AM
You can't look at this photo without your eyes being drawn into the center. Terrific abstract and rendition of theme. 10
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09/05/2003 12:43:42 AM
Very cool mind boggling effect here.
09/04/2003 11:34:02 AM
Wonderful picture, the best of seen in this challenge yet! Nice work!
09/04/2003 11:28:34 AM
nice effect!
09/04/2003 12:39:37 AM
This is an awesome picture! Very nice composition! What is it???? 10 :)
09/03/2003 09:44:48 PM
You can get lost in the many shapes this provides. Nice exposure and clarity. I would like to see the picture slightly off center a bit more but it is still somewhat off balance.
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09/03/2003 04:35:10 PM
Nice image, great composition. Fits the theme well. It works for me. 8 Morgan
09/03/2003 11:48:38 AM
Great composition. Good job on the exposure with that much sky.
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09/03/2003 04:29:28 AM
Great composition. Beautiful shot. Love that you kept everything in focus. Very appealing and hypnotic. Vertigo.
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09/02/2003 04:27:08 PM
Nice. Creative angle.
09/02/2003 01:21:15 AM
This is a very cool shot. I love how the intersecting beams make the star shape. Good choice on angle. 9. Good luck.
09/01/2003 08:31:46 PM
Interesting perspective and design, I must say I am curious as to what it really is.
09/01/2003 04:24:11 PM
this is very nice. I like the warmth and glow as it climbs and the composition suits
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09/01/2003 03:50:29 PM
Wery good 10
09/01/2003 11:15:22 AM
Very impressive. How many shots did it take to get one this well centered? Good Luck, I think you have a winner.
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09/01/2003 11:10:11 AM
Great geometrics. Focus and depth is awesome. A top pic. Good luck
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09/01/2003 08:53:47 AM
This is a great photo done very well.
09/01/2003 07:27:57 AM
great shot!! good angle...
09/01/2003 05:00:42 AM
Now this is a clever shot, grabs the eye, drives it to the centre. - 9
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