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Old Jul 5, 2008, 5:00 AM   #11
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Really nice idea mtngal. I love the shapes.


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Old Jul 6, 2008, 12:33 AM   #12
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Really like the idea of that shot, round peg into a square hole. Reminds me of, well me.:?
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Old Jul 12, 2008, 4:44 PM   #13
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I like the idea from bahadir..
to exposed all the surface. and u right bout the window, it will be better without it.
only the ball, and 'orange' background.
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Old Jul 12, 2008, 10:43 PM   #14
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Interesting picture, mtngal. All other versions are good but yours works very well. At least let me know...is that actually a window, or an skylight?
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Old Jul 14, 2008, 2:03 AM   #15
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Interesting idea about taking the surface texture out of the wall - it does give it a different feel. I had thought to leave both of them with the stucco texture as a way to associating the ball with the wall. Your way makes it even more abstract, bringing out the ball more.
Thanks Harriet! Well, a further job I can think of could be eliminating the somewhat distracting piece of wall where the window and the ball intersects at the bottom, but retaining the 'squarity' of the window!. Imo, the pattern of a sphere intersecting with a square within a rectangular frameoften gives the eye some kind of pleasurewhich goes back toour childhood perhaps :-)
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Old Jul 16, 2008, 12:02 AM   #16
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It really is a window. Here's another picture, taken from a different location, clearly showing the window and it's relation to the sphere. As you can see, there's only a couple of places you can photograph it from - it's sort-of the third floor and there's only a couple of walkways for access. I ended up cloning out a whole bunch of trees and at least one apartment building that's in the background beyond the building. The series was rather fun as I could manipulate the size of the ball quite a bit with the wide angle lens and changing position.


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Old Jul 16, 2008, 2:30 AM   #17
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Hey, doesn't it look like a part ofKing Minos's labyrinthat Crete?? :-)

Even more appreciated your job upon seeing the whole!
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Old Jul 16, 2008, 8:18 AM   #18
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Lovely picture, mtngal. The second one explains all: the original puzzled me a bit,but now I can understand the context.Composition and colors look great. More, please!
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Thanks for the compliments! I haven't found anything else so far that's been quite so out of my usual thing and fun at the same time. Need to find another interesting location like this.

I still don't quite know what the architect's reason for the sphere was, other than it's an interesting architectural feature.
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