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Brent_S


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Metal II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Date: Dec 17, 2011
Aperture: 10.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 13 sec
Galleries: Abstract, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Dec 18, 2011

Submittance checklist

-Desaturate this naturally vivid scene so more voters will believe it...... check!
-Brace yourself to still hear comments about oversaturation....... check!

:D

Post Challenge:
Wow, a virtual ribbon for Christmas- nice :)

Well thanks all for the comments and votes. I am surprised so many people guessed this was mine, with lots of DPCers in Seattle shooting this building.
Well, the building for those who don't know is the Experience Music Project or EMP.
I have shot the EMP a few times before with good results, but this shot is a little different in that it was shot in the interior space of the building where I haven't seen anybody else shoot. I really didn't shoot this shot hoping to get another ribbon as though they are an honor to get I don't care much about how many I have. And I didn't shoot this because I needed another EMP image in my Home page- ugh! I shot this because it is easily accessible to me given that I walk past it too many days out of the year going to and from work for one. But the main reason I shot this was to just have fun again with a camera. Just a few days before shooting this I was pretty miserable when I had to abandon several images I had shot for the Heavy Metal Song topic only because my team that was hurting for entries needed an entry for a semi-final match. I just could not make the time to finish processing everything together and this was thoroughly disappointing. So it just felt good to look at this mass of color and form through a lens and try to make sense of it all. And I am very pleased it seemed to make sense to many :)

Thank you all- and Merry Christmas!

PS- Did nobody see Batman in purple here? :-0

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 111
Avg (all users): 7.0619
Avg (commenters): 8.3750
Avg (participants): 6.8491
Avg (non-participants): 7.3182
Views since voting: 3211
Views during voting: 215
Votes: 97
Comments: 38
Favorites: 1 (view)


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12/31/2011 01:47:52 PM
Congratulations -- I had no idea what this was before I read your notes. If I'd known the voters would go for something colorful I might have submitted the alternate edit of my own entry.
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12/29/2011 09:12:05 PM
Congratulations! Wow! That is an incredibly colourful building.
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12/28/2011 01:15:52 AM
Wowow! Great shot, Brent! Congrats!
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12/27/2011 09:46:21 AM
Wild colors. Congrats on the finish.
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12/26/2011 11:26:59 PM
I guess Gehrys and Metal just go together, eh? Congrats on the red!
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12/26/2011 10:10:03 PM
My son was at Ozzfest and visted the EMP....he didn't mention it was this cool! :) Congrats!
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12/26/2011 07:52:43 PM
Yippeee, Brent! I love seeing your stuff on the front page. :D
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12/26/2011 06:17:27 PM
Many congratulations! I love this building, and your pictures of it. Good entry for the challenge.
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12/26/2011 03:23:03 PM
Congrats there! I wondered if there'd be an EMP photo in this challenge.
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12/26/2011 01:56:28 PM
Congrats Brent - stunning image! It's an amazing abstract of the EMP building, so different from anything else I've seen of it. Too bad this wasn't the challenge that counted for WPL instead of the expert challenge! :-D
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12/26/2011 01:20:06 PM
I don't think I've seen the view of the building like this yet. I love how it looks almost like it's liquified. Gorgeous capture. Congrats on the red!
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12/26/2011 11:00:24 AM
Well done and a deserved ribbon Brent! Very intriguing image on the Inside of the Museum. I would love to come see it as well someday.
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12/26/2011 09:46:11 AM
Congrats! Great colors.
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12/26/2011 08:38:58 AM
wonderful colors, congrats on the ribbon
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12/26/2011 07:48:20 AM
Congrats on the ribbon,
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12/26/2011 07:14:29 AM
Very good work Brent. Glad to see this finish 'in the money'.
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12/26/2011 07:01:19 AM
Awesome!!!!
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12/26/2011 03:47:58 AM
Wow! Very well done, Brent! Big congrats!
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12/26/2011 03:16:55 AM
Great job Brent. This is outstanding. I knew that it would do well! Congrats buddy!
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12/26/2011 01:37:50 AM
Congrats on the Red! The colors are unbelievable!
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12/26/2011 01:19:31 AM
So much color...Congrats!
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12/26/2011 01:06:38 AM
Congrats, I knew it was you, what a super Christmas present.
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12/26/2011 12:41:16 AM
Congrats Brent on the red and 7+.. Especially also that your back in the groove of enjoying and glad the fun can continue. Mesmerizing image - Great work
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12/26/2011 12:29:08 AM
Your ribbon is no surprise here. Congrats Brent...another vibrant image from you that is unique and interesting.
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12/26/2011 12:25:19 AM
A beautiful image, it's really impressive how you put this chaos in order.
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12/26/2011 12:15:01 AM
Amazing structure and fine take on the Challenge.
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12/26/2011 12:12:46 AM
Awesome to rub shoulders with you, Brent! I love that our entries are constructed with almost identical outer skins. Disney Hall used to be shiny too, but had to be dulled because the reflection was cooking the neighbors :-) Congrats on your ribbon.
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12/26/2011 12:07:10 AM
Congrats Brent. Wild processing of what I can only assume is taken at the EMP.
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12/26/2011 12:03:00 AM
god don't ever shine a spot light on that thing it'll blind everyone in a 10 mile radius!! but it's soooo friggin awesome!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/25/2011 11:39:49 PM
beautiful and complex
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12/25/2011 09:02:19 AM
Absolutely cool 10.
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12/24/2011 08:25:52 PM
Can't go wrong shooting this place. Excellent work with the colors.
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12/21/2011 09:28:43 PM
Should ribbon, exciting entry.
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12/20/2011 11:50:16 AM
Wow, looks like Brent's fine work, the colors are insane!
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12/20/2011 08:17:20 AM
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somehow it reminds me of this one, but much more colorful, its a swirling festival.
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12/19/2011 08:50:24 AM
This is beautiful, love the colours.
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12/19/2011 08:45:51 AM
a whirlwind of colors and lines
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12/19/2011 01:03:56 AM
Psychedellic!!!!! I'm suspecting a ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31_N.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31_N.gif', '/') + 1) . ' brents entry; this building looks very familiar...
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