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Challenge: Reflections Without Mirrors IV (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Best
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f/2.8 Di II LD Aspherical (IF) for Nikon
Location: Washington, DC
Date: Feb 9, 2008
Aperture: 11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 8s
Galleries: Architecture, Travel
Date Uploaded: Feb 10, 2008

I first shot this view of the Washington Monument in Dec. '06. I've been looking for a good challenge to try it out, and this seems to fit.

The problem with a normal view of the Washington Monument is that it dominates the skyline. So without some stunning clouds in the sky, there's nothing to balance it out.

To me, tilting it adds some visual interest.

This shot features the brown DC night sky, which I'm getting used to seeing.

Here's the original shot:
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Statistics
Place: 4 out of 188
Avg (all users): 6.9747
Avg (commenters): 8.3684
Avg (participants): 6.6552
Avg (non-participants): 7.2252
Views since voting: 4728
Views during voting: 374
Votes: 198
Comments: 56
Favorites: 11 (view)


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08/30/2018 07:19:20 AM
Great shoot!
08/28/2008 05:51:22 PM
WOW!!! I really like the composition on this one! When I first looked at the thumbnail of it, it just seemed like an X, but when I saw that you said Washington Monument, I realised what it was. Way to go!
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03/18/2008 11:45:42 AM
Very creative use of the crop. The brown sky looks better than the black in my opinion. Great capture.
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03/03/2008 01:20:24 AM
How did I miss this one? 4th place?!!!! Now I'm pissed off...Arrrrrrgh!!! Jeffrey, truly a fabulous entry!
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03/02/2008 06:34:43 AM
wow, this is great
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02/23/2008 04:30:16 PM
Crisp and striking, Jeffrey, congrats on your honorable mention!
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02/20/2008 07:14:48 PM
I had to comment on this image once more because I am very impressed with it. Shame on the dickweeds who were compelled to vote 5 or lower on this shot for whatever ridiculous reasoning takes up space in their tiny minds. By voting so low on a clearly talented capture, you abuse the privilege and your obligation to be both objective and realistic in your voting of other peoples fine photographic works. I gave this shot a 9 during the voting period because it has a wonderful composition, very good detail & clarity, and met the challenge criteria.
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02/19/2008 05:54:58 AM
WOW, Jeffrey! Awesome image! Congrats on the HM!
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02/19/2008 01:32:02 AM
Fabulous shot, Jeffrey. Congratulations !!! At first (for just a moment) I thought it was a sword cutting through something. I particularly like what you have done with the color.
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02/18/2008 08:35:11 PM
nice
looks like butterfly knife in motion
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02/18/2008 07:53:01 PM
That angle creates a powerful image. Great decision & Congrasts on your high finish.
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02/18/2008 10:58:40 AM
Oh, Jeffrey! YES!!!!! Artistry of that familiar scene at its BEST!!!
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02/18/2008 10:42:11 AM
awesome Jeff, you keep getting better and better you rock.
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02/18/2008 10:31:10 AM
Nice angle here. And I wouldn't say I'm exactly whoopin' ya at trivia...(Just saw your comment on my December self-portrait). Nice to meet you too. I see you also did a three-headed self-portrait.
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02/18/2008 09:29:52 AM
Awesome job Jeff, really love the tilted effect, and a really cool idea, very nicely done.
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02/18/2008 09:24:19 AM
Big congrats Jeffrey! I'm bummed that it didn't hold on to that magic 7 score for you. Beautiful shot nonetheless, and excellent finish!
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02/18/2008 08:11:42 AM
Very nice exposure on this photo and a generous sizing for the challenge gallery too. Congratulations.
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02/18/2008 08:06:09 AM
You are king of the DC night shots :::curtsies::: Congrats on your finish :-)
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02/18/2008 06:49:34 AM
beautiful
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02/18/2008 06:36:51 AM
CONGRATS! on the 4th!
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02/18/2008 06:33:51 AM
Congrats on the HM. Way better than your previous shot. Boy, you and Tim are just dying for a Deja Vu challenge eh? :P
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02/18/2008 06:24:38 AM
Hey Jeffrey! Awesome shot!! Congrats!
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02/18/2008 02:56:21 AM
bah, so close to your 2nd 7ish score and 3rd ribbon - nevertheless congrats on your 4th, great shot!
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02/18/2008 01:47:03 AM
Nice camera angle and congratulations on the 4th place finish.
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02/18/2008 01:21:01 AM
Congratulations Jeffrey! So close to 7 and so close to a ribbon!
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02/18/2008 01:18:27 AM
congrats, you keep bumping off spots with that lens!
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02/18/2008 01:12:13 AM
Great idea to rotate this...Excellent shot!
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02/18/2008 01:01:47 AM
Man - ripped off right at the end. This should have held well over 7. Very nice work Jeff (not doo doo at all).
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02/18/2008 12:58:28 AM
amazing! very original.
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02/18/2008 12:48:24 AM
Congrats! You mentioned the "brown" sky. Try tungsten white balance some time for city shots at night.
I like it just as you posted it. The X angle works.
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02/18/2008 12:43:26 AM
Oh! I love the perspective of this, it's a fantastic shot.
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02/18/2008 12:32:56 AM
Oh, man, this could so easily have been a ribbon winner. I love the dramatic "X"!
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02/18/2008 12:23:08 AM
WOW! I had a feeling this might be you. Congrats on the most impressive score and placement.
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02/18/2008 12:20:35 AM
Congrats on the 4th Jeffrey! Great shot, and I love the unique perspective. Bold and effective.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/17/2008 11:50:18 PM
Splendid play on composition. Very cool shot. *bump*
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02/17/2008 08:19:55 PM
Love the composition and angle, great reflections. Love the night shot. 10 from me.
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02/17/2008 08:17:53 PM
Very pretty. Love the color tone of the sky and the clarity of the reflection is wonderful.
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02/17/2008 06:08:58 PM
Wow! An X for you indeed! Were you thinking of this composition when you took the shot or did this come to you later while editing? Either way, this is brilliant!
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02/17/2008 07:16:20 AM
Interesting angle, I like it
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02/16/2008 11:56:02 PM
Nice digionals with this crop.......
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02/16/2008 11:41:24 PM
This made me and all my friends go "woah... woah...that's really awesome..."
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02/16/2008 10:53:40 AM
Wonderful image, would have scored this a 10 but the x pattern just took some of the interest out it for me. Scored it a 9.
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02/16/2008 09:08:20 AM
Great reflections and cool composition. Back to bump you up to 8.
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02/15/2008 09:54:46 PM
Fantastic, Original and the winner if there's justice in DPC land!10
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02/14/2008 08:48:04 PM
You're making me tilt my head and that is most unkind. The tilt makes the most of the available space, granted, and the reflections are pretty darned cool ... well, I suppose if I didn't keep trying to look at it with my eyes parallel to the horizon I wouldn't be feeling so askew right now, so perhaps it is not entirely your fault ;-)

Nice job.
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02/14/2008 02:59:36 PM
This shows REALLY well - glad to hear it's doing so well for you!
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02/14/2008 02:35:49 PM
The angle is unsettling, but it makes you look.
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02/13/2008 10:52:24 PM
It's amazing how a little change, like a rotation, can throw a viewer so far away... all that would look familiar and I wouldn't spend more than a microsecond on, now looks new and interesting...

A couple of extra points for this original idea.
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02/12/2008 06:59:24 PM
this reminds me of something.....but i cant quite figure out what
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02/12/2008 04:01:10 PM
fantastic idea, well done the photo.10
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02/12/2008 12:55:43 PM
I guess you're getting a lot of high scores, this is probably one of the interpretation of this challenge with the highest visual impact.
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02/11/2008 08:20:03 PM
LOVE the crisp reflection but not as fond as the diagonal perspective
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02/11/2008 03:10:41 PM
Cool X! nice and sharp. hope to see this on the front page!
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02/11/2008 01:30:22 PM
This looks like something levyj would shoot, but this is way better than I would expect from him. Don't let anyone know but I think most of his work is doo doo. I just like to amuse him. Great angle btw.
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02/11/2008 01:29:53 AM
I like the title and the presentation - this is very well executed.
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02/11/2008 01:08:06 AM
This is absolutely perfect!
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