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Desert Reflections: Al-Faw Palace, Baghdad
Desert Reflections: Al-Faw Palace, Baghdad

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Symmetry III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Sigma 18-250 f/3.5 - 6.3 DC OS HSM
Location: Baghdad
Date: Nov 9, 2009
Galleries: Architecture, Water
Date Uploaded: Nov 9, 2009

I hope this doesnt get too slammed for this challenge, because I really like this photo. Maybe Ill get a 5.5 this time.... sigh...

Raw conversion, rotate, crop, 3(neatimage + sharpen), add border, save.

Post: Ok. Lets actually look at this picture. Looks like the walls are straight. So, how can the horizon be tilted? Maybe, just maybe, its not tilted, but rather that there is a vanishing point? Maybe the left is a bridge so you can cross the 'moat' and maybe the right is the back which is further away. Hm, yeah, thats it. Oh, and this DEFINATELY rates more 1s, 2s, 3s, and 4s. For those of you that made worthwhile comments, thank you.

Place: 78 out of 158
Avg (all users): 5.4767
Avg (commenters): 6.0000
Avg (participants): 5.4211
Avg (non-participants): 5.5000
Views since voting: 1183
Views during voting: 265
Votes: 193
Comments: 10
Favorites: 1 (view)

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12/05/2009 08:12:10 AM
If I'm recalling the right palace, this is indeed perfectly level and straight. :-)
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11/18/2009 08:27:33 AM
Dang... You Got Robbed!! This is an awesome photo. Should have ranked much higher! I was 79th place and there is no way this is just one better than my shot.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/17/2009 04:43:35 PM
Dang, can't remember which one this is. Nice reflection, and I see you caught a bit of the red sky. (Commenting only.)
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11/17/2009 11:55:38 AM
Calm waters, nice reflection!
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11/16/2009 08:15:24 PM
This is well done. You've caught a pretty clear reflection, which is difficult to do.
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11/13/2009 03:09:57 AM
simmetry not reached because the sky on the top is much higher then the water on the bottom... but nice photograph here.
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11/12/2009 10:23:54 AM
This would be a perfect image - if straight. Your horizon is tilted badly.
11/11/2009 09:59:22 AM
nice reflections
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11/11/2009 08:27:07 AM
A nice shot with impressive sky colours. Its a shame the reflection couldn't be sharper.
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11/11/2009 12:46:02 AM
Looks a little unlevel to me...It seems like the left side is too low

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