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Skinny doors

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Challenge: Doors (Basic Editing)
Collection: Challenges 2008
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Frankfurt
Date: Aug 17, 2008
Aperture: f/7.1
ISO: 125
Shutter: 1/320
Date Uploaded: Aug 19, 2008

A building on the river in Frankfurt. The staircase runs from one door to the other and no further, and the lower door is still WAY above the river. Curious.

Some neat moire effect going on. Processing was quite basic - crop and slight rotate, crop, crop, crop, curves, contrast, shadows(0)/highlights(14%), convert to sRGB, resize, add small black border. Did not sharpen because of the nifty moire effect.

Entered on behalf of Team Germany. Hoping for a miraculous 5.3! :-) I have a couple of other shots I prefer, but figure they'd score less than a 5.3. Will stick some of those in my portfolio if anyone is interested.


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Place: 11 out of 156
Avg (all users): 6.3488
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 6.0000
Avg (non-participants): 6.4491
Views since voting: 1318
Views during voting: 350
Votes: 215
Comments: 20
Favorites: 0

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07/21/2010 12:54:55 PM
That is a wierd looking building but a very neat shot.
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09/07/2008 09:55:12 PM
An excellent, tight, interesting arrangement of windows & doors - composition is enjoyable. I could not say if the physically unnatural, moire effect, causing the rototilled walls is in your file. If it is, the picture is remarkable.

Message edited by author 2008-09-07 21:56:44.
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09/06/2008 09:58:11 AM
That is one of the most bizarre set of doors I've ever seen. Love it! Are they really as "skinny" as they seem? Don't they have fat people in Germany? ROFL!
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08/27/2008 10:05:48 PM
Red geometric designs are always a hit with me. Love it.
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08/27/2008 09:42:27 PM
Wow, this did great for you, and you probably did choose the one that did better in voting! To be honest though, I like your outtake "sliding doors" better. But then everyone has different tastes, and the voting curve always reflects that.
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08/27/2008 09:41:33 PM
So cool. I can imagine this in a magazine or photo book somewhere. Wonderful score and placement, congratulations!
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08/27/2008 09:31:47 PM
Congratulations! I like the way the diagonal line of the stairs leads me from one door to the other.
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08/27/2008 08:25:50 PM
I has a feeling this may be yours, but nit completely sure, and I think it is a very strong impact image that works.
I also like your outtakes.....
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08/27/2008 07:12:04 PM
Wow! Great shot and nice score! Don and I saw a fire escape with a door and a shadow and we thought it was a very melethia shot :) Unfortunately, nothing I could do to the photo would make it look like one of yours in the end. You really oughta write a tutorial or something. 'On Melethiality'
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08/27/2008 01:13:21 PM
Good for you for beating your estimate! This is a cool capture. I love the wiggly effect the lines and textures have on the wall. I love the criss-crossing rails too. Great vibrant color too. Congrats on doing so well in the challenge!
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08/27/2008 08:50:11 AM
Deb, you 5.3 estimate was just a typo, right? Congrats to top 20 and this beautiful photo!
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08/27/2008 02:51:35 AM
Good top 20 finish, just love the colors,
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08/27/2008 01:01:28 AM
SKIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINYYYYYYYYYYY WORKED!!!!! OMG You rock, this did so well, YAYAYAYAYAYAY I am wiggling in my chair i am so excited for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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08/27/2008 12:54:44 AM
Oh, well, Deb. I'm sorry you didn't get your 5.3. You'd think someone could've helped you out with the spectacular jaggies on the railing in addition to the moire. :) Congrats on top 15!
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08/27/2008 12:12:46 AM
Nice finish, Deb!! Congrats on top 20.

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08/27/2008 12:12:03 AM
Congrats. Excellent image. Go team "Deutschland". 5.3??? how about 6.3+
edit: spelling

Message edited by author 2008-08-27 00:14:42.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/26/2008 06:59:10 PM
What an interesting building. I like the way you shot in the sunlight to get the shadows. Good luck!
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08/25/2008 06:27:32 PM
Very nice!
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08/21/2008 10:25:17 AM
you must find the composition for your subject...then your photos will be valueable...(just my opinion)
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08/20/2008 03:58:05 AM
Love the colors and composition. Good strong lines leading to both doors. They sure are skinny!!
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