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3rd PlaceFixed in One Determined Flash
VitaminB


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: S-Curve II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 G ED
Date: Sep 1, 2010
Aperture: f2,.8
ISO: 640
Shutter: 1/50
Date Uploaded: Sep 1, 2010

When I was thinking of a title, I was going to go with 'Downward Spiral', but felt it was too literal. Instead, I took some of the lyrics from the Nine Inch Nails song of the same title.

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A few have asked where/what this is. This is a staircase at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Designed by starchitect Frank Gehry. Gehry is also behind the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao Spain, the EMP in Seattle, and the Dancing House in Prague.
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Statistics
Place: 3 out of 82
Avg (all users): 6.9752
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.9143
Avg (non-participants): 7.0000
Views since voting: 3529
Views during voting: 268
Votes: 121
Comments: 29
Favorites: 10 (view)


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09/18/2010 12:01:03 PM
Wonderful shot! congratulations on the ribbon!
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09/18/2010 12:53:21 AM
Awesome work man!!! As soon as I saw this image I remembered when you ran in there on the GTG in January to take that other pic of the stairs and I knew that this one HAD to be yours. I was right!

Nicely done!!!

Message edited by author 2010-09-18 00:54:25.
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09/16/2010 09:18:30 AM
Congrats Brad!!! What a beautiful shot...well deserved ribbon!!!
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09/15/2010 07:26:41 AM
Great photo, well composed and I love the b/w conversion.
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09/14/2010 01:51:35 AM
Congrates, beautiful tones and curves.
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09/13/2010 09:23:05 PM
Good work, congrats on 3rd!
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09/13/2010 04:13:32 PM
Congrats on the second ribbon in the span of one week! very cool perspective, and lovely BW tones. Yeah, where is it?
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09/13/2010 03:58:53 PM
Two ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' VitaminB's on the front page? It's all fun and games until the Devil wants his Donut, my friend. :))

Nicely done, Bradzilla. What, exactly, the hell is this?
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09/13/2010 02:46:50 PM
Congrats on the ribbon.
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09/13/2010 01:48:27 PM
Great lighting, great tones, great image. Congrats on yet another ribbon, Brad (very well deserved).
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09/13/2010 08:08:24 AM
Nice work Brad! Is this the stairwell at AGO? They let you in again?
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09/13/2010 07:08:06 AM
Congratulations! Not only on this ribbon but also for having two on the front at the same time. I don't recall seeing that before. Going for the trifecta?
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09/13/2010 06:54:31 AM
Way to go buddy!
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09/13/2010 06:44:12 AM
Congrats on the yellow ribbon, beautiful image!
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09/13/2010 06:42:33 AM
I gave this a 10.....congrats on the ribbon!!
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09/13/2010 04:16:41 AM
Congrats on the ribbon.
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09/13/2010 03:18:34 AM
Great depth and tones. Very nicely done.
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09/13/2010 03:10:22 AM
Great shot. Congrats on the ribbon.
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09/13/2010 12:03:26 AM
Wonderfully done !!, Congrats on the ribbon !
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/10/2010 07:24:19 PM
I have been back n forth about commenting on this one. I really like the tones and comp. I see two half S's, so I suppose that makes a whole one. 9
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09/10/2010 03:20:19 AM
Stunning. Love the strong contrasts between shadow and light. 8
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09/10/2010 12:05:36 AM
Excellent. 9
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09/08/2010 06:42:04 PM
Very nice spiral but S? I'm probably just missing it. 5.

I've come back to have a better look and realised I was wrong with my first assessment. I'm led nicely to the centre and the B&W works wonderfully. Bumped to an 8.
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09/07/2010 11:37:04 AM
a nice abstract, like the lightning a lot
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09/07/2010 11:31:44 AM
This looks like a beautiful peace of art. I don't really like the composition, I like it better in ladscape. The title is not adding anything, a story or imagination.
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09/07/2010 01:50:03 AM
My pick for the blue. 10
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09/06/2010 07:42:07 AM
Wow, that's a hell of a shot. Love the texture and tone. Really nice one.
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09/06/2010 07:32:05 AM
Good Luck - No Vote
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09/06/2010 01:23:39 AM
Lovely abstract. Nice metallic tones.
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