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No Exit
No Exit

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Challenge: Upside Down II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S9000
Date: Aug 3, 2007
Galleries: Abstract, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Aug 7, 2007

This was taken in a stairwell fire exit, and yes, I held the camera upside down while taking it - had to rest it on the railing since the tripod doesn't work upside down! ;-)

I did flip the image horizontally - so that you can almost read the sign. Played w/ desat to make it stand out more. Other than that just crop and resize for web.

Place: 5 out of 102
Avg (all users): 6.6518
Avg (commenters): 7.5882
Avg (participants): 6.2889
Avg (non-participants): 6.7430
Views since voting: 2550
Views during voting: 340
Votes: 224
Comments: 25
Favorites: 0

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08/16/2007 09:10:38 AM
Nicely done...congratulations on the HM!
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08/15/2007 11:31:40 AM
Thanks everyone! I'm really excited about this. (And will try to hold on to the feeling when my next few submissions don't do nearly as well, lol).

I had so much fun running around at work holding my camera upside down. As I mentioned in the scores thread - I apparently have found my niche. rofl

For Judi - this is what's around the corner (taken w/ a flash so that what's outside the door isn't blown out). I held the camera directly under the exit sign.

' . substr('//images28.fotki.com/v1002/photos/1/1194048/5280638/aroundthecorner-th.jpg', strrpos('//images28.fotki.com/v1002/photos/1/1194048/5280638/aroundthecorner-th.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

And some outtakes -

' . substr('//images28.fotki.com/v988/photos/1/1194048/5280638/Archconfusion-th.jpg', strrpos('//images28.fotki.com/v988/photos/1/1194048/5280638/Archconfusion-th.jpg', '/') + 1) . ' I thought this looked like an Escher drawing, but couldn't edit out the ugly metal railing on top.

' . substr('//images28.fotki.com/v998/photos/1/1194048/5280638/Ramps2-th.jpg', strrpos('//images28.fotki.com/v998/photos/1/1194048/5280638/Ramps2-th.jpg', '/') + 1) . ' The blown out grass (in the top of the window) was the best and the worst part of this.
' . substr('//images27.fotki.com/v992/photos/1/1194048/5280638/smLightwell-th.jpg', strrpos('//images27.fotki.com/v992/photos/1/1194048/5280638/smLightwell-th.jpg', '/') + 1) . ' ' . substr('//images27.fotki.com/v993/photos/1/1194048/5280638/Spaceport-th.jpg', strrpos('//images27.fotki.com/v993/photos/1/1194048/5280638/Spaceport-th.jpg', '/') + 1) . ' Yes, I work in a very funky building, lol.

' . substr('//images28.fotki.com/v1001/photos/1/1194048/5280638/smBridgedBridge-th.jpg', strrpos('//images28.fotki.com/v1001/photos/1/1194048/5280638/smBridgedBridge-th.jpg', '/') + 1) . ' This is the only one I even considered of anything else - and I liked the title better than the shot. I called it "A Bridged Bridge."

ETA - not sure why the thumbs aren't working, but the links are.

Message edited by author 2007-08-28 16:02:35.
08/15/2007 10:49:53 AM
Coulda fooled me! An OOTB concept extremely well executed.
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08/15/2007 09:34:08 AM
Brilliant. It almost looks as thought it's upright at first, then you see the exit sign and relize something's really weird. Awesome shot! :)
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08/15/2007 04:34:35 AM
Congrats on your 5th, great concept, had loved to see this on the front page!
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08/15/2007 03:17:43 AM
great image, congrats on your score and top 10

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08/15/2007 12:33:57 AM
I like the softness of the tones which contributes to the dreamlike (woozy?) feel to this amazing composition. Very subtle, very effective.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/14/2007 10:27:27 PM
Nice rotation and flip around... I like the effect
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08/14/2007 04:38:50 PM
WOW this is so good
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08/14/2007 11:14:00 AM
Clever use of light and mirroring (reflected or PP, doesn't matter - it works). :) Good luck in the challenge. ??? I just noticed the validation text. The mirroring must have fooled them. :D
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08/13/2007 08:14:41 AM
ouch my head hurts! really cool perspective I specially like the triangular shape at the bottom.
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08/12/2007 01:21:19 PM
That does look rather alarming, like the exit is to some alien place ("come into the light he-he").
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08/11/2007 08:33:32 AM
really cool idea - upside down and invert image, right? the lighting is pretty creepy adding to the feel of 'no exit' - it almost seems as if you could not decide whether to make it grainy or shapr and because if that, it feels a little flat
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08/10/2007 08:18:32 PM
i know rotating is legal, but is flippng legal?
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08/09/2007 11:54:56 PM
What fabulous texture - it is unfortunate the image comes off a little soft. Sometimes you need to overly boost the sharpness before converting to a small JPEG in order to keep some of the detail. A little more contrast would have served the image well, too IMO. << 7 >>
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08/09/2007 10:19:38 PM
Love it! The lighting, angles and color. Perfect 10.
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08/09/2007 04:14:55 PM
I can't explain why but I love this one. 10
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08/09/2007 11:13:55 AM
You scored high with me nice setup. psart
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08/09/2007 07:25:20 AM
Excellent...this looks so inviting...wanting to know what is around that corner...! As a child I used to lie on my back and wonder what it would be like to walk around on the ceiling as if it was the floor. Your image only brings back those images for me. Thanks.
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08/09/2007 01:55:09 AM
excellent shot. i love the lighting.
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08/08/2007 05:50:19 PM
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08/08/2007 02:16:58 PM
winner calm cool & collected 10
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08/08/2007 01:21:55 PM
This looks very cool. What a creative use of upside down to make an appealing photo. The light and shadows are great.
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08/08/2007 05:52:14 AM
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08/08/2007 05:31:16 AM
This is good. Without the exit sign it appears to be the right way up.
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