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Arizona Mirage
Arizona Mirage

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Challenge: Skylines (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX30
Location: Phoen ix
Date: Jul 31, 2011
Aperture: f5.7
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/40
Galleries: Abstract, Landscape
Date Uploaded: Jul 31, 2011

Took a cruise up the east coast to Canada, and returned to New York at 7:00 AMperfect for a early morning sunlit skyline.

Except it wasn't :( Sunrise at 5:30, and a humid, hazy day, the city was to distant for any clear shot. By the time I was in close enough for the haze not to be an issue, The sun had rissen high enough to be obscured by clouds, right as I was passing the Statue of Liberty! :(

My Return flight brought me to my in-laws in Phoenix, where I noticed the carved wooden bench they had which would serve as a skyline. Not having the strength to hoist the bench up onto a wall to give it a cloudy background, I instead draged it to the side of their pool. The striations are the curtains they use to cover their patio from the harsh desert sun, the texture is the pool bottom. I shot the reflection, cropped, inverted, enhanced, and this was my result.
Hope you enjoyed.

Place: 73 out of 98
Avg (all users): 5.2712
Avg (commenters): 9.3333
Avg (participants): 5.0200
Avg (non-participants): 5.4559
Views since voting: 695
Views during voting: 231
Votes: 118
Comments: 8
Favorites: 1 (view)

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12/08/2011 11:56:49 PM
I really love this. The colors are beautiful, and it would make a lovely framed piece. Copyright it!
08/19/2011 03:06:09 AM
You asked for feedback and negative comments to help reconcile your score with the positive comments. I gave you a 6...so I liked it for it's funkiness and attempt to be different...however, it's not what the voters expected. Where is the real skyline? The horizon is crooked, and the composition is static and does not stimulate the imagination. A 5.27 is a good score for this image. Congrats on the bling, and your courage.
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08/09/2011 12:15:27 AM
it just sorta shines.
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08/08/2011 02:25:46 PM
Lovely, abstract, great colors and textures, and that looks like a wonderful bench.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/07/2011 11:19:07 PM
Great abstract, I can't wait to read about how this was done!
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08/07/2011 11:14:38 PM
beautiful homemade landscape

this goes into my fantasy art gallery

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08/01/2011 09:14:13 PM
almost abstract!
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08/01/2011 12:09:31 AM
really unique LOVE IT
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