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Emporium Dome, ca. 1908
Emporium Dome, ca. 1908

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Challenge: 100 Years Old (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3
Location: San Francisco, CA
Date: Mar 4, 2009
Aperture: f/5.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/640
Galleries: Architecture
Date Uploaded: Mar 7, 2009

This is the old Dome which sat atop the Emporium in San Francisco, a trendy store of its day, after it was rebuilt following the 1906 earthquake. Construction was completed in 1908, so that makes it just about 100 years old, and a perfect fit for this challenge.

The Emporium building was torn down about 5-10 years ago, but the dome was saved and put in place atop a new shopping mall that rose in its place on Market Street below Union Square. I shot this during lunch one day this week with my portable P&S ... hoping this image is one that finally allows me to break 6 with that camera ... its a little soft in the upper left, so that might keep it in the 5s, but hopefully it'll be a high 5 at least. (After a string of uncharacteristic sub-5 performances with that unit, I may be asking too much ... but I really like this image and hope it does well.)


Place: 25 out of 184
Avg (all users): 6.1696
Avg (commenters): 7.3333
Avg (participants): 6.0395
Avg (non-participants): 6.2737
Views since voting: 1797
Views during voting: 281
Votes: 171
Comments: 8
Favorites: 2 (view)

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03/18/2009 06:49:38 PM
well you broke the 6 way to go and it is a good shot.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/15/2009 06:54:19 PM
Beautiffully exposed and presented.
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03/14/2009 12:23:14 AM
Beautiful shot.
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03/13/2009 02:44:20 AM
This immediately catches the eye ... the design is so complex yet pleasing.
Deserves to win ... in my opinion.
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03/12/2009 10:01:54 PM
Nice sharpness
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03/10/2009 08:51:37 AM
Dome photos fascinate me, probably because I've never seen one in real life! I love the colours here.
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03/09/2009 06:15:36 PM
Excellent capture and very pleasing to the eye composition. Lovely intricate design radiating outwards from it's center. Nice fine detail. 8
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03/09/2009 11:48:58 AM
i like how the dome is off center. certain things look good in the center and certain things look alright in the center and this looks good off balanced.
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