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Challenge: Orange (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Olympus D-550Z
Location: Inside Michigan State Capitol Building
Date: Mar 22, 2004
Aperture: f2.9
ISO: 100
Shutter: 10/400
Galleries: Interior, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Mar 23, 2004

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Statistics
Place: 4 out of 383
Avg (all users): 6.6655
Avg (commenters): 8.2813
Avg (participants): 6.4938
Avg (non-participants): 6.8722
Views since voting: 4787
Votes: 293
Comments: 52
Favorites: 38 (view)


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07/23/2006 08:52:37 PM
Beautiful shot! Love the colors. :o)
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04/11/2006 01:24:12 AM
wow.. i've been in michigan all my life and NEVER imagined such a beautiful place exsisted so close to my home.. thanks for opening up my eyes!!
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11/18/2005 03:04:19 PM
thats really nice
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07/05/2005 04:10:46 PM
WOW! What an oustanding image! Such beautiful rich tones and detail. You really did a great job capturing its majesty. Nice work.
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07/01/2005 09:17:48 AM
I could have sworn I'd commented on this beauty. It is fabulous. The light, the compostion. I feel as if I'm lying on the floor soaking in all the golden splendor. Excellent!!!
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07/01/2005 01:05:32 AM
the score of the devil! 6.666 !
cheater! :)

i like the orange cozy feel of the photo, and there are enough details to keep my eyes on the picture. nice work
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02/03/2005 12:37:55 PM
A very beautiful image. I love the tones and your composition. You have captured the details very well. Congratulations.
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03/31/2004 11:00:46 PM
I would like to thank everyone that left comments on this shot both during and after the challenge. I truly did not know if the golden tones would be accepted as orange...

A little background. This is the dome of Michigan's Capital Building. I have shot this building during several other challenges, but always from the outside. A few weeks back I took my son into the building. This was the first time I'd been there in 20 years. I had totally forgotten how cool this building is. I am going to be going there at least once a week for the next 6 months. I want to learn the building as I learn how to photograph architecture!

I did very little to this shot. Levels, curves, desaturated slightly the master in hue/saturation, boosted slightly the red and yellow saturations to make the orange a touch more orange, resized, sharpened, saved for web.

You can bet on seeing more of this building in the next few weeks and months.

Thanks again for all the kind comments!

Yours
TC
03/31/2004 05:24:48 PM
very very nice light and color on this .. great work.
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03/31/2004 02:40:32 PM
How could anyone give this a score of one? Has anyone left thier keyboards alone during voting with their cat or infant in the room? Surely this couldn't be a result of someone seeing the work and thinking it warrents the lowest score possible!
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03/31/2004 02:06:08 PM
This is a beautiful image, congratulations.
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03/31/2004 12:39:44 PM
Hey Ron - great Photo (going into my favs) - it was my top vote of the challenge and I did expect it to ribbon, well done.
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03/31/2004 04:52:04 AM
Ohh Ron,

so close to the ribbon :( Really nice shot.

Why did you use Olympus when you have 300D?
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03/31/2004 04:48:39 AM
Hey, that photo is awesome. Absolutely gorgeous. Well done!!
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03/31/2004 01:46:09 AM
The unforgiving 4th place.... oh well! Congrats on a cool shot Ron.
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03/31/2004 01:44:47 AM
you were robbed
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03/31/2004 12:21:38 AM
Ron

Great work! I really like this shot.
So close :)
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03/31/2004 12:19:27 AM
I thought this was the winning shot. Incredible sharp details. Closer crop would probably be given higher scores, but I like the way you cropped it currently.

The outer cycle frames the orange details in the center well and makes your eyes focus on it. Loves the stars.
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03/31/2004 12:14:32 AM
this is really cool,the best pic imho !
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03/31/2004 12:04:55 AM
Beautiful work! I am shocked this did not ribbon. I am also shocked at the number of 1s, 2s, and 3s. Come on people!

Anyway, congrats on a great finish.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/30/2004 03:12:09 PM
Jaw dropping depth, with great detail and color. The square crop works very well to pull the eye in to the center. The only knock ( and that is very slight ) is that the percentage of area in the shot that is orange is a bit low. Great shot, makes me want to see this building, you make it sing.
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03/30/2004 10:02:09 AM
1 of my three 10's this time. I predict Blue for this one.
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03/30/2004 08:45:33 AM
Excellent dof and creative play on the theme. one of my favorites for it's unique subject matter and fine execution.
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03/30/2004 12:52:43 AM
beautiful
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03/29/2004 07:52:08 PM
Beautiful.
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03/29/2004 06:12:28 PM
You've captured the detail very well on this beautiful and interesting subject.
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03/29/2004 05:14:11 PM
Beautiful.
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03/29/2004 12:35:58 AM
If this doesn't ribbon - (I'll be very surprised!) Lovely photo!
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03/28/2004 11:19:28 PM
beautiful
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03/28/2004 02:42:57 PM
Exceptional image quality and composition. Where is this dome located?
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03/27/2004 01:20:31 PM
Simply wonderful, great capture
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03/27/2004 06:38:04 AM
just a little bit too sharp for my taste; but very beautiful otherwise!
good shot!
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03/27/2004 01:29:12 AM
Very calming and warm feel. I don't mind the contrast between the lower and upper sections but some might not like it. This photo is so easy to look at. Well done.
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03/26/2004 08:47:31 PM
Amazing detail, good angle, wonderful title. I hope you do well!
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03/26/2004 04:41:43 PM
This one works. Everything in sharp focus, and the off-centre circle of the dome
is almost three-dimensional.
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03/26/2004 12:28:00 PM
Beautiful ceiling and a really nice capture.
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03/26/2004 03:47:15 AM
I like your effort here with a realy difficult shot. I try this concept eveuy time that I'm in one of the grand atherdals, and their tough. It looks like have gone to great pains to acheive perfect cropping and balance, and still the viewer is pulled slightly to left. It feels kind of awkward, and I have no suggestions to give.
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03/25/2004 09:05:31 PM
Nicely framed.
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03/25/2004 04:53:49 PM
Beautiful.
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03/25/2004 04:50:49 PM
Interesting :o)
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03/25/2004 04:40:05 PM
I think you will be in the top 5, well done.
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03/25/2004 04:24:44 PM
Beautiful dome! I love the range of colors here. Great composition too. I give it a 10

Good luck...
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03/25/2004 04:21:07 PM
This is a unique photo within this challenge because it's both interesting and in sharp focus. Oh, and you got some orange in there too, hehe.
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03/25/2004 02:09:42 PM
I predict this will win the challenge. Congratulations in advance. Well done.
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03/25/2004 10:16:33 AM
Breathtaking view!
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03/25/2004 08:31:17 AM
what can i say that hasn't already been said. 10 from me :)
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03/25/2004 04:29:51 AM
Very nice. I wonder how would it look like if the cupola/dome was in the middle...
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03/24/2004 11:05:46 PM
Amazing building, and fine old artist work. Love the colors, and the lighting. Nice entry.
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03/24/2004 07:18:00 PM
The lighting inside the dome is incredible. The eye is drawn immediately to the circle at the top of the dome. Even though there are several blown areas they are not distracting due to the strength of the rest of the image.
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03/24/2004 02:24:39 PM
Great perspective, love the shot!
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03/24/2004 02:16:06 PM
Can i get this blown up to 12x14 feet for my bedroom ceiling? Very nice
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03/24/2004 12:14:12 PM
Beautiful, vivid colours - and so crisp and clear! Lovely photograph, and it's quite unique in this challenge.
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