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Blue Twister
Blue Twister

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Challenge: Hidden Gem -- 1,000th Challenge! (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D
Location: Woodbridge, Va.
Date: Jan 24, 2009
Aperture: f/4.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/1600
Date Uploaded: Mar 4, 2009

The chrome-plated "ascension" sculpture at the Udvar-Hazy National Air and Space Museum, Chantilly, Va., is a dream to photograph because of the way it reflects the sky. I was fortunate to have a clear blue sky the day I visited, and was able to get a really nice gradation.

Place: 353 out of 1129
Avg (all users): 5.8660
Avg (commenters): 6.7833
Avg (participants): 5.8945
Avg (non-participants): 5.7083
Views since voting: 447
Views during voting: 666
Votes: 470
Comments: 63
Favorites: 2 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/17/2009 05:21:02 PM
Great shape. Love the simplicity and the shape. Very calming
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03/17/2009 10:22:28 AM
Elegant. Simple. Beautiful.
03/16/2009 10:31:40 PM
Yes. This has intrigue.
03/16/2009 06:38:16 PM
love its simplicity; not sure of its rotation. not that an abstract could ever do well here - ahem. nice job.
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03/16/2009 03:17:39 PM
very good study of form and shape
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03/16/2009 11:20:25 AM
Great minimalist composition and use of subtle tones. The gradient is flawless and I love the flowing lines. Looking forward to seeing "what" this is too. Good job!
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03/16/2009 10:36:47 AM
Nice shades of blue. Can't see what it actually is but it looks cool anyway.
03/16/2009 08:59:41 AM
Nice abstract. Great tone and composition.
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03/16/2009 07:47:19 AM
very nice abstract, well composed
03/16/2009 04:33:50 AM
It looks nice. But I have no clue of what I am looking at.
03/16/2009 03:51:58 AM
neat shot
03/16/2009 03:06:09 AM
interesting image
03/16/2009 12:40:08 AM
A nice, simple abstract, with good lines.
03/15/2009 11:46:51 PM
Certainly a nice simple concept. Excellent.
03/15/2009 11:20:17 PM
Great shades.
03/15/2009 10:25:16 PM
Love this abstract nice detail love the colours
03/15/2009 10:05:10 PM
No idea what this is, but has an interesting curve, and uses shads of blue effectively.
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03/15/2009 09:48:16 PM
Beautiful abstract.
03/15/2009 08:10:13 PM
This succeeds brilliantly as an abstract, and upon closer inspection, the sharp edges and reflection improves upon it. Among best of class.
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03/15/2009 07:37:50 PM
Okay, help me out here. Which way do I turn my head??? Your effect has certainly engaged me. Nice work. Good luck!
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03/15/2009 07:17:43 PM
these lines pull your ight into this picture and seem to not let you go again. I love the tones and transitions of blue.
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03/15/2009 03:48:47 PM
Interesting image with lovely tones and nice composition!
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03/15/2009 02:26:03 PM
Excellent and simple shot. Wish it were a tad sharper.
03/15/2009 12:10:12 PM
great movement. really had to sit back from the screen to get the full effect
03/15/2009 10:17:02 AM
A neat abstract shot. I like the composition.
03/15/2009 08:18:38 AM
cool shot actually , love the simplicity and the composition here , 7
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03/15/2009 05:25:25 AM
nice and simple 6/7 ;)
03/14/2009 10:37:58 PM
Not sure what it is but I like it! Nice blues and the comp is excellent!
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03/14/2009 10:19:21 PM
Great abstract shot.
03/14/2009 07:15:48 PM
Nice abstract.
03/14/2009 05:21:42 PM
Fabulously abstract.
03/14/2009 03:21:20 PM
Simple and simply wonderful.
03/14/2009 02:21:19 PM
Interesting abstract. Love the blues and how it disappears down right.
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03/14/2009 11:48:15 AM
Nice shot. I like that this is more artistic, nice tone and color.
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03/14/2009 09:07:43 AM
Beautiful artistic shape. Nice light and color.
03/14/2009 07:01:49 AM
nice abstract, refreshing to see something other than a portrait or a sunset
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03/14/2009 04:45:24 AM
Certainly makes you wonder exactly what this is!
03/14/2009 04:02:54 AM
Very abstract...
03/14/2009 12:39:54 AM
Love your composition here, it leads my eye across the photo. I'm curious to see what this is after the challenge ends. I bet this would also look great in B&W or a silvertone.
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03/13/2009 10:09:25 PM
man...I have to look and look at this shot..and I still don't get it...will be very interested in your PP notes...interesting
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03/13/2009 07:13:42 PM
Very simple and abstract. I like the gradual blue gradation.
03/13/2009 05:57:30 PM
no idea what this is but it makes a fantastic abstract shot
03/13/2009 02:56:40 PM
Nice subtle abstract! Very unique! 7
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03/13/2009 11:59:34 AM
I'm not sure what this is, but I love the shades of blue.
03/13/2009 11:16:59 AM
03/12/2009 04:10:27 PM
I really like this. Is it part of an abstract statue? I love it!
03/12/2009 03:04:31 PM
simple and perfect abstract
03/12/2009 01:58:50 PM
Looks nice. Almost reminds me of a book cover without the title.
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03/12/2009 10:59:32 AM
Nice perspective and POV.
03/12/2009 10:35:00 AM
Very nice.
03/12/2009 09:13:57 AM
Lovely abstract.
03/12/2009 07:09:09 AM
Beautiful abstract!
03/12/2009 06:08:37 AM
What is this?? I love the blue on blue.
03/12/2009 05:35:07 AM
Very abstract. I like the play with light and the toning. Well done
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03/12/2009 05:08:47 AM
Beautiful. Colour shape line & tones. Brilliant shot!
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03/11/2009 09:07:00 PM
Voted earlier coming back to leave comments. This abstract image has nice clean lines and elegantly minimalistic in presentation. I love how the main leading line twist and turns giving the eye a path to follow. The curves offer visual appeal and my eye travels from the bottom right corner to follow it up to the top of this expanding lines funnel to the top left corner. The line going at the diagonal from right to left is in 'spinning' path adds visual interest.
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03/11/2009 07:29:06 PM
This is very simple and superb
03/11/2009 04:59:51 PM
looks cgi
03/11/2009 04:52:02 PM
Very simple, very nice. Less is more.
03/11/2009 04:22:53 PM
Love the simplicity
03/11/2009 02:34:40 PM
Mama mia JP likes this! Nicely done, dude!
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03/11/2009 06:07:08 AM
Very cool - What is this?!?
03/11/2009 05:30:17 AM
I love this shot.. defintely something different - probably wont do as well as it deserves. Great use of shape and shade.
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