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Challenge: The Username Challenge II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Pentax *ist DS
Lens: Sigma 18-125mm f/3.5-5.6 DC for Pentax
Location: Sydney
Date: May 22, 2007
Aperture: 16
ISO: 200
Shutter: 15 seconds
Date Uploaded: May 22, 2007

Well, was in Sydney the other day so I thought why not throw in an opera house shot. I wanted to get there in the morning when the light was actually decent, but couldn't, so decided to go with this cooler approach.

Had a bit of trouble with the horizon - as far as I can tell it's not actually slanted, but, unfortunately, this was shot during peak-hour, so it was pretty much impossible to get an image without a boat going through the frame (which, in this case, creates the illusion that the opera-house is not horizontal).

Would have been nice to submit this a year or so ago before Firsty came up with his spate of beautiful opera house shots... I think a few people are pretty much over this building.

Place: 24 out of 365
Avg (all users): 6.5811
Avg (commenters): 7.2000
Avg (participants): 6.4757
Avg (non-participants): 6.6723
Views since voting: 1199
Views during voting: 319
Votes: 222
Comments: 14
Favorites: 1 (view)

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05/30/2007 10:19:54 AM
nicely observed, Anders!

[yes, i also was flirting with a bit of a higher score, but also saw the votes drain out at the end...all the same, at least i managed to push a two-year-old photo off my profile page.]
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/29/2007 07:41:56 PM
Wonderful colour and negative space - Just has the feel it needs a small rotate as it appears to be tilting up to the right
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05/29/2007 12:34:01 PM
Great colors. Fits the username. Looks like the horizon is slanted a bit --might be my eyes though.
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05/29/2007 10:26:12 AM
Very nice...
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05/28/2007 04:06:03 PM
Deja vú - I took one quite similar (horizontal rather than vertical framing) just a couple weeks ago: //flickr.com/photos/wrex/495333142/
05/28/2007 02:56:18 PM
nice timing
05/28/2007 11:38:44 AM
great interpretation of the name
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05/27/2007 11:58:07 PM
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05/26/2007 10:52:33 AM
SWEET! Attractively Blue! :)
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05/26/2007 09:33:12 AM
Nice shot of a Sydney icon. I never tire of looking at good pics of the SOH.
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05/24/2007 07:39:49 PM
in every contests there is a shots on this building. perhaps it's time to change subject.
05/24/2007 10:10:36 AM
awesome shot love the colors 9
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05/24/2007 09:12:59 AM
What a building! Lovely image, and great concept for the username.
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05/23/2007 01:51:43 AM
Very, um... how you say... "Ribbonesque" An unflinching ten.
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