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The Vortex
The Vortex

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Challenge: Free Study 2009-12 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX DC HSM for Nikon
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Date: Dec 10, 2009
Aperture: f/7.1
ISO: 2500
Shutter: 1/200 s
Galleries: Abstract, Water
Date Uploaded: Dec 31, 2009

Looking down on one of the many colorful water spout tubes in the atrium of the Crystals mall, next to the new Aria hotel in City Center, Las Vegas.

Place: 278 out of 334
Avg (all users): 4.8908
Avg (commenters): 5.0000
Avg (participants): 4.8291
Avg (non-participants): 5.0175
Views since voting: 524
Views during voting: 277
Votes: 174
Comments: 5
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/04/2010 05:16:44 PM
Nice idea, though first thing I saw was James Bond walking out into the frame. For me, I like the creative concept here, but it is not pushed enough for me. Perhaps if it was not solid green with blown out spots? I think a bit more clarity would have gone a long ways in increase the vote level of this piece.
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01/03/2010 03:51:31 AM
OK, I'm going through the Free Study submissions, purposefully finding those images I think are shot with a less conventional eye - this is one of those images! Thanks for offering something that isn't just DPC friendly eye-candy (though of course there's nothing wrong with eye-candy). I'll be picking one of these images for the Mu (most underrated) award:

Positives: It definitely lives up to its title, the sense of 'vortex' is very well communicated. It does work as an abstract.

Critical stuff: It is very harsh on the eyes - the limited number of shades and the banding make this an image than strays beyond abstract into something which is quite unphoto-like.

Overall: I'm sure you've pulled off the look you wanted but it's not an image I get a lot out of.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/02/2010 08:52:01 PM
Interesting color and motion. It almost looks like a pottery wheel.
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01/01/2010 09:30:44 AM
Cool, i'm just watching StarGate, looks just like it. Nice capture good focus.
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01/01/2010 07:13:38 AM
After this challenge, I'm going to ask you how you've done this :)
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