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Decomissioned poluter - now landscape Art
Decomissioned poluter - now landscape Art

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Challenge: Constructed By Man (Basic Editing)
Camera: Olympus E-510
Location: Lisboa
Date: Feb 16, 2010
Aperture: F11
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/2
Galleries: Landscape, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Feb 16, 2010

This old refinery tower has become an icon of what used to be the area where the ocean themed Expo 98 took place.

Taken on a borrowed 8mm Peleng.

Place: 96 out of 133
Avg (all users): 4.9528
Avg (commenters): 7.2500
Avg (participants): 4.8704
Avg (non-participants): 4.9810
Views since voting: 579
Views during voting: 303
Votes: 212
Comments: 5
Favorites: 0

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03/05/2010 09:09:37 PM
Here's Your Critique and Feedback as Requested...

Wow, this is interesting! An odd use of fish-eye but I believe it works. First thing that kinda bothers me (a very minor issue) is that the building itself, as interesting as it is, is kind of difficult to make out form the background as it dissipate into the sky. maybe you were trying to go for this, but I would personally prefer it to be a bit sharper, closer to the camera, brighter, and just a tad bit further away from the bottom edge of the photo. Otherwise, your subject is quite eye-catching in its entirety. It would just settle with me a bit more if I could make out the top edge of the building. The soft-focus and coloring is done VERY well here, I would be surprised you didn't get a higher score had the building been more clearly exaggerated here. Second problem I see, and probably just as important as the first, is your work of framing the subject. Your use of fish-eye works because it wraps the building around the top of the image, framing your subject in the center. I would like this photo a million times better had there been a building to the right that framed your subject to the right side as well, the way the shot is composed, it just doesn't sit right with me.

Other then those minor technical details, I love this image, I really wish it had gotten more approval form the DPC voters. Had the building been sharper, more distinct, brighter and further away from the edge, this photo could have gone up to a 5.5 in my book, and with the a second building framing the subject to the right, this could have easily gotten a 6 or even a 7 from me. Congradz!

Please, feel free to message me if you have any questions! :D

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02/23/2010 07:42:10 PM
The fisheye makes me a little dizzy. (In a good way, though)
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02/23/2010 05:49:40 PM
love the fisheye(?) effect.
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02/18/2010 02:00:55 PM
the focus on this is a little soft for my taste in this type of photograph, still it has a nice composition and a good use of lighting
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02/17/2010 05:34:44 PM
Hello Duarte ;)

It looks just like a urban snake, I never thought of having it photographed like this, it's the most unique perspective of this tower!
It's a pity that the top was dark, it would have so much more impact, but still it's a very different approach.
Boa sorte!
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