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Old Sep 13, 2010, 3:50 PM   #1
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Default Geometry in Composition -- Seattle

Bynx, I want you to know that these are all new shots!

My wife and I spent several days in the Seattle area this past week. I shot nearly 200 photos while there and here a few I think are good for the challenge. The weather was cloudy most of the time we were there or these shots would be better.

DAZ should recognize this one. This is a sculpture up on Queen Anne hill northwest of the Seattle city center. We have circles, ellipses, rectangles and squares represented here.

Here is the sculpture used as a frame for the Space Needle.

This oddity is located downtown adjacent to Pioneer Square. It is a parking garage set between two intersecting streets with 19% grades. As far as I know, the floors in this structure are level. (Triangles, rectangles)

Lastly, we have a shot from the monorail station at Seattle Center looking at Paul Allen's Experience Music Project "Building?". (Arcs, Spheres, Cylinders)

Hope I didn't put you to sleep!
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Old Sep 13, 2010, 7:05 PM   #2
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I usually donít care for abstract art but this sculpture is one I like. It is probably because it is based on geometry. I like how you have captured it especially the second photo.

Even though I donít live in Seattle I do recognize the buildings. EMP in my opinion is about the ugliest building ever built (at least the ugliest in Seattle but there is some first class architecture in Seattle) and I think your photo is one of the best photos of it I have ever seen. You may have the best of what the building can be photographed.

By the way the sun came out today.

Painting is an additive art. The artist adds to the canvas until they stop with their version of reality. Digital photography is subtractive art. First we throw away 90 percent of reality then remove what is left bit by bit until we have only the reality we wish to show. Flickr is like fun. PPG is like work. A camera is a machine of light and time with the purpose of capturing a luminous moment. Like the eye it is a tool of the mind.
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Old Sep 13, 2010, 11:02 PM   #3
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A very nice series, Cal, especially the first 3
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Old Sep 14, 2010, 4:05 AM   #4
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Hi Cal

I particularly like photo 2. The dof isn't ideal (either more dof or more oof, imho). (Oh how we love to talk / write in acronyms!) :-)

However it's still a great shot. I love the power of the space needle amongst the other more 'conservatively' shaped buildings.

Also, I find photo 3 like an Escher artwork! Nice.

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Old Sep 14, 2010, 7:31 AM   #5
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Very nice cal. I enjoyed the geometric tour of Seattle.
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Old Sep 14, 2010, 11:21 PM   #6
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These are nice shots, cal.

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Old Sep 15, 2010, 12:05 PM   #7
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Thanks, everyone. It was a very enjoyable trip except for the Seattle traffic! We had a chance to see Queen Anne Hill, Seattle Center, Pikes Place Market (twice), the waterfront, Bellevue Square Mall in Bellevue, the Seattle Underground City tour, and a small part of Renton where our hotel was located.

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Nicely done and I like 3 too
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