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Challenge: Repetition (Classic Editing)
Camera: Sony DSC-F717
Location: Mesa, Arizona
Date: Aug 30, 2003
Aperture: f/8.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/500th
Galleries: Urban
Date Uploaded: Aug 28, 2003

The chimneys are the repeating element, obviously, but they are not symmetrical which was my goal for this challenge.

The leasing sign out front is included as a commentary on American middle class apartment life.

Some voters thought the sign ruined the image. To me it said, "Rent your own chimney now! Become part of the American dream."

Color, brightness and contrast were fine adjusted and unsharp mask applied.

Place: 92 out of 140
Avg (all users): 5.1603
Avg (commenters): 5.0000
Avg (participants): 5.1013
Avg (non-participants): 5.2500
Views since voting: 756
Votes: 131
Comments: 4
Favorites: 0

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09/08/2003 02:02:56 AM
Steve, I didn't vote on the challenge but I think you were robbed. This should have scored higher IMHO. I really like the sharp focus and vivid colors. The sky is very noise free, did you use NeatImage or is it that good coming out of the camera? Looks repetitious to me, I can envision the apartments going on forever. Nice Job.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/05/2003 12:13:07 PM
My mentor of sorts always tells me this, 'your shot has to much going on, you need to make choices about what is really important in your shot' and that is my advice to you. There are too many factors here, and no real focal point. I think the sign and the palm tree, niether of which repeat are distracting. perhaps try re-shooting focusing only on the in between balconies and fireplaces. just an idea. BTW your shot is sharp, well done there.
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09/04/2003 09:29:48 AM
This would have been much better without the sign in the foreground! The color was awesome! I gave it an 8.
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09/01/2003 12:52:52 AM
I would prefer not to see the sign in this picture.
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