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Window Washer Blues

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Challenge: From the Ground Up VI (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Challenges 2010
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS for Nikon
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Date: Dec 11, 2010
Aperture: f/ 11
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/40 sec.
Galleries: Abstract, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Dec 12, 2010

Before I went into work yesterday, ALL DAY!!!! (and TODAY, TOO!!!!) I went to the business district and show around a bit. I shot Liberty Place One on the Northeast side and then I saw the window washers on the Northwest side and shot away. Enjoy. (I'm off Tuesday by the way so its OK).
Post: I thought the angle at the bottom gave it more of a feel of being viewed from the ground up Guess I miscalculated yet again Here is the re-edit: ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/5000-9999/8891/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_925945.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/5000-9999/8891/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_925945.jpg', '/') + 1) . ' . Still happy with a top ten. Thanks for the great comments.

Place: 9 out of 108
Avg (all users): 6.4836
Avg (commenters): 7.4000
Avg (participants): 6.2708
Avg (non-participants): 6.6216
Views since voting: 1509
Views during voting: 239
Votes: 122
Comments: 17
Favorites: 0

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12/20/2010 11:39:51 AM
You know what's strange about this one, to me? The sense of SCALE seems off; the people seem way too large for the size of the panels they are cleaning. I don't know if anyone else noticed this, but it's quite bizarre to me :-)

It's a lovely image, and (as you've realized) it would be lovelier still had you cropped off the anomaly at the bottom.
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12/20/2010 09:58:36 AM
Superb , just superb , congrats on the Top 10
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/19/2010 11:41:24 PM
What fantastic reflections!
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12/19/2010 09:42:45 PM
I do hate shots that are the same subject matter as mine but much better done. I do wish this was a bit brighter, but the complex interaction between the building and the reflections and the washing crew makes this really rock.
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12/19/2010 07:46:58 PM
Whoa! Fascinating! Well seen and captured! (not voting)
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12/18/2010 07:47:10 PM
Outstanding capture. Great angles.
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12/16/2010 07:36:56 AM
Unbelievable symmetry, right down to the washers. There's some haloing going on where the sky and building meet, and I'm not sure the processing that's led to that was necessary as I cannot see where it would have really been needed. I think the photo may have been sharper and less grainy without it as well. But no matter, it's a great image in its own right and a perfect entry to this challenge. Nice one.
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12/15/2010 09:21:51 PM
I really like this.
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12/14/2010 07:13:36 PM
i would have cropped in closer. the block on the bottom distracts me from an otherwise great shot. 6
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12/14/2010 12:57:18 PM
Really good shot for the challenge.
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12/13/2010 09:32:24 PM
Love the perspective of the building and windows washers. That's really great. I also love the reflection of the adjacent building and the blue tones here.

What I don't like and can easily be avoided in processing is the haloing around the top of the buildings and the overall exposure is a bit flat and needs just a little more punch with a curves adjustment to really make it pop. Overall I think it's a great shot. Nice eye.

Not voting until later in the week.
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12/13/2010 09:07:57 PM
The complexity of all those intersecting lines is wonderful. All those window washers look like (unsquashed) bugs on a windshield.
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12/13/2010 08:48:56 PM
Great eye. If only that piece shooting out into the lower right wasn't there, this photo would be so much greater.
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12/13/2010 05:09:49 PM
Great shot, lovely tones.
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12/13/2010 01:54:25 PM
I have wanted to get a good shot of this building for a while.
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12/13/2010 08:54:17 AM
nice patterns and view.
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12/13/2010 12:40:30 AM
very neat
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