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Old Feb 25, 2009, 10:04 PM   #1
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There are times that something silly and ordinary catches my eye for some reason. This time it was the afternoon sun shining through a square window in an office building stairwell. The way it struck the door with the square within a square and the diamonds (squares on their sides) made me think of this month's challenge. It's not as awesome as some of the pictures others have posted, and its a simple one. In fact, once I saw the picture I wondered if the picture is as interesting as the reality was - let me know.
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I like it a lot!
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Interesting composition and interpretation of the monthly theme! The lighting is beautiful. If you do not mind me making a suggestion...if you have an opportunity to re-take the image, centering the grille around the window opening would make this great picture outstanding!
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Something like this perhaps!
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IntrepidWalker wrote:
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Something like this perhaps!
How in the heck did you get from the UKto Los Angeles, re-take Mtgal's picture and post it so soon:blah:.

Great editing of a image!
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Getting the light to center on the grille may or may not be possible - it would require measuring the angle of the upper window that provided the light with the door the light was shining on, then going to the astronomical charts to establish when (or if), exactly, the sun would be perfectly aligned with it. That sounds like way too much work for a simple snapshot of a stairwell door in an office building. I originally cropped the shot with an equal amount of dark, but thought it looked just "off". So I cropped the way you see it, thinking this would look more like a "design element". Maybe it would work better if I have the extra dark on the left side (short side for the light) instead of the right side - I'm not much of a graphic designer person.

Or perhaps this is just one of those "almost" pictures - one where theinteresting reality can't be captured properly in a picture.
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Old Feb 26, 2009, 1:50 PM   #7
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jelpee wrote:
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How in the heck did you get from the UKto Los Angeles, re-take Mtgal's picture and post it so soon:blah:.
Not to mention finding the exact same loaction!!
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Wonderful shot!! The rework by IntrepidWalker is nice but your shot with the slight artifact on the top is the scene as you took it and it gives the photo a believability factor. I really like the photo.
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My kind of photo, Harriet. The ones that my husband says, "What is that supposed to be?" But, it's the ones that make you think that I like. Good job.

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interesting effect, i think as photographers, all be it amatuer ones, we look around and take much more notice of what we see, like you have done here, i too find myself doing it a lot, i once photographed my coffee table when the sun shone through the blinds and cast stripes on it. i also findwhen i meet people i think about how they would photograph.


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