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Challenge: Furniture II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Location: San Francisco, 6th and Howard
Date: May 4, 2009
Aperture: f/8.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Cityscape, Architecture
Date Uploaded: May 10, 2009

The installation was created by local artist Brian Goggins and it has been housed by this abandoned four-story building sitting at the corner of 6th street and Howard street in San Fransiscio, California, since 1997. This multi-disciplinary sculptural mural involves seemingly animated furniture : tables, chairs, lamps, grandfather clocks, a refrigerator, and couches, their bodies bent like centipedes, fastened to the walls and window-sills, their insect-like legs seeming to grasp the surfaces.

[May. 16th, 2009 11:58:04 AM]

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on a typical San Francisco summer day; gray and overcast. So in editing I added the nicer sky and sliced in the clearer looking street in the reflections.

Since that was verbotten here I tried to cut out the sky ( it was gray and overcast, surprise!) , skewed the image to make it balanced and developed to bring out the textures that have developed over time as this work peels and rots.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 98
Avg (all users): 6.8168
Avg (commenters): 7.5556
Avg (participants): 6.3333
Avg (non-participants): 7.0698
Views since voting: 5877
Views during voting: 292
Votes: 131
Comments: 30
Favorites: 13 (view)


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05/20/2009 01:53:27 PM
wow thanks for sharing the location info. I will definetely visit this place next time I am in SF. Beautiful images! Good joB!
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05/20/2009 12:42:03 PM
Congratulations on your ribbon!!
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05/20/2009 11:19:58 AM
Originally posted by pinetree3:

Given how strange this building is, you would think it would get more national visibility.


Definitely hadn't heard of this building before. I wish I had known about it when I went to San Fran in 2007. Thanks for sharing and congrats on the ribbon!
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05/20/2009 03:45:15 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon. Now why didn't I think of that! I live over in Oakland and travel to SF occassionally. I have previously photographed that building before, but didn't think of that subject for this challenge.

You are correct. This building is difficult to photograph. The weather doesn't generally cooperate and the available angles for a good shot are few.

So, I commend you on your success here. I also appreciate the commentary regarding the sculpture. Given how strange this building is, you would think it would get more national visibility. The sculpture title is Defenestration.

Here is the website: //www.defenestration.org/

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05/19/2009 09:05:40 AM
wow! great find and totally different image!! You can share your ribbon with Brian LOL!

Congrats!
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05/19/2009 08:23:57 AM
The pigeon totally makes this shot for me. Great work.
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05/19/2009 03:52:07 AM
This is awsome, great work by the Artist, and amazing capture by you. congrats
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05/18/2009 07:22:50 AM
very cool - congratulations!
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05/18/2009 04:15:03 AM
Oh wow I didn't see this on my sweep through the challenge, no idea how I missed it! What a unique take on the challenge, most definitely deserves the Ribbon congrats!
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05/18/2009 03:11:17 AM
congrasts on the ribbon!!!
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05/18/2009 02:26:26 AM
I thought that skewing an image was a no-no. Good luck! Great shot.
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05/18/2009 01:05:49 AM
Excellent Brennan! Congratulations on a much deserved ribbon... well deserved
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05/18/2009 01:02:31 AM
All riiiiiight, Brennan! Congratulations on your interpretation of this crazy building that still, somehow, stands in San Francisco.
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05/18/2009 12:56:48 AM
Congrats on the ribbon, Brennan. Amazing shot.
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05/18/2009 12:27:29 AM
Very cool shot, congrats!
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05/18/2009 12:21:39 AM
And there's a pigeon! Always a bonus. :-) Congrats on the ribbon!
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05/18/2009 12:10:30 AM
Wow, awesome, well done
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05/18/2009 12:10:19 AM
Congratulation Brennan on the Yellow,
You were really close, very well done and congratulation once again on the ribbon and the wonderful capture,
All the best,
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/16/2009 12:10:31 PM
How the heck was this accomplished? Very Dali. If I was voting I would vote this high.
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05/13/2009 01:35:49 PM
You must have known exactly where to go to find this piece of artwork.
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05/12/2009 09:29:08 PM
I thought of this building when they announced the challenge. Don't live anywhere near it, but I'm glad somebody did.
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05/12/2009 04:09:56 PM
San Fransiscio, California -
House of falling furniture? O' lucky you, how perfect for this challenge!
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05/12/2009 01:47:53 PM
gnarly clock. gnarly photo in general actually. interesting
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05/12/2009 07:36:58 AM
Great building. Perfect location for this challenge!
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05/11/2009 10:48:23 PM
I'm enjoying this - just wish the photograph itself had more "pop"
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05/11/2009 01:59:59 PM
This definitely took a lot of setup...Especially love the bird in the lower window. Was that your plan or did he just happen to show up?
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05/11/2009 01:51:22 PM
damn you! this was my idea, but I didn't have time to make it out there. Oh well, nicely done and I love the pigeon :)
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05/11/2009 04:24:48 AM
What the... ha! what an extremely cool find!
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05/11/2009 12:52:34 AM
wow what a greet image
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05/11/2009 12:50:14 AM
Interesting.
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