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Divine Shadow
Divine Shadow
Rob O

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Challenge: Shapes III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Side of a Harkins Theater - Gilbert, AZ
Date: May 22, 2007
Aperture: f/8.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Abstract, Digital Art
Date Uploaded: May 22, 2007

A subject I've shot before (but not for any challenges) I noticed this shadow one day as it formed from elements not bearing the cross shape. There are actually several of these overhead light platforms along the top of a new theater megaplex nearby, about 25' up what is essentially just a concrete wall. They're almost surreal as they take shape under the early afternoon sun ... and I'm not religious. ;-)

RAW conversion in ACR: Addeded contrast; boosted Blue luminance and saturation; slight vignetting

Post in PS CS3: Cloned out some very minor tree branch creep near the bottom of the frame; further boosted contrast; bumped up the Blacks in Black, Blue and Neutral to bring out the texture and richen colors overal; final Saturation boost (10%, master); Smart Sharpen; resize ... add border ... save for web.

Place: 6 out of 343
Avg (all users): 6.7799
Avg (commenters): 8.5000
Avg (participants): 6.5862
Avg (non-participants): 6.9180
Views since voting: 1759
Views during voting: 301
Votes: 209
Comments: 15
Favorites: 3 (view)

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05/31/2007 09:06:00 AM
I really like it. I don't know why, I just do!
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05/30/2007 01:49:47 AM
Very smart and creative capture. Congratulations on your top ten finish.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/29/2007 05:59:02 PM
really like the graphic quality of this one, great colours, I'm not sold on the moon though, may have been a bit simpler without the distraction. Nevertheless still very good 7

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05/29/2007 09:44:08 AM
the shadow is very clear in this, but the colors don't work very well.
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05/29/2007 09:33:47 AM
I like the clean simple lines to this photograph. Nice job!
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05/28/2007 05:57:05 AM
Surely this is a winner-fabulous!!! 10
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05/27/2007 10:23:22 PM
Very nicely done. (9)
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05/25/2007 12:09:36 PM
love the random colors and lighting, everything is so bright and clear...oh and look up in the corner...no, wait it's the moon!! I do like the cross shadow also; very nice photo.
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05/25/2007 11:16:13 AM
I love this image. It is full of shapes and the simplicity is amazing. The colors pop and definately attract the eye. And i like the fact that there is a little bit of bright blue sky at the top of the image. Nice job.
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05/25/2007 09:04:16 AM
Excellent! If only the shadow had formed the spaghetti monster I'd have given it a straight 10!
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05/24/2007 11:41:18 PM
Excellent photograph. 9
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05/24/2007 07:48:18 PM
Great colors and shadow. The moon of course just clinches it! Back to bump you up to 8. Back again....9
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05/24/2007 05:18:34 PM
Brilliant. You've even got the moon in there as well. My first 8.
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05/24/2007 05:10:34 PM
Love the colors, and the puzzle of what angle is this shot from?
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05/23/2007 09:48:23 PM
Love the colors, composition & shadow.
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