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As always comments and critiques are welcome and appreciated.

Thanks,

Tom







Nov 30, 2008 at 10:08 PM
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Interesting and very nicely exposed.


Nov 30, 2008 at 10:15 PM
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Tom...very nice capture. Where is this?

--john



Nov 30, 2008 at 10:53 PM
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Very nice image. I agree, perfect exposure.


Nov 30, 2008 at 10:55 PM
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Interesting piece...could it be space for a telescope? Curious..Great capture! Carolyn


Nov 30, 2008 at 11:30 PM
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Hi Tom,

This is a terrific shot and I knew it was your before I saw who posted it. I love how you use geometry in architecture and this shot is a great example.

Best wishes,

Steve S.



Dec 01, 2008 at 12:19 AM
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Nice! I like the way there are highlights on the superstructure on the right, while that side is darker in the sky and the lower ceiling.


Dec 01, 2008 at 02:45 AM
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Thanks for all of the nice comments. It's actually, believe it or not, a pedestrian overpass in downtown Houston, Texas. I've been trying for several weeks to get just the right shot of it. I had to use my 12mm lens and put the camera on the ground to get the frame I wanted.

Oh yeah, and I had to shoot from the the middle of a street. The reason it took me so long to get the shot right was that I could really only shoot it on a Sunday without getting run over.

When I saw the assignment I knew that this shot would work out for it. I just needed to get there at a time (and with cooperative weather) when I could get it. I got lucky and it worked out this morning with no casualties to report.

Thanks again,

Tom



Dec 01, 2008 at 03:31 AM
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Stunning idea and portrayal. Glad to here you survived the traffic.


Dec 01, 2008 at 06:28 AM
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Tremendous shot, Tom! I'm glad you emerged from shooting safely. I can't quite visualize how this works for pedestrians, but it's perfect for the WA!

All the best,

Endre



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The pedestrians don't walk in straight lines. They walk around the circle. It's a triumph of form over function.

It's actually a two-level walkway. The first is the outermost circle (you can just see the railings at the four corners of the shot) and there is a second one floor above it. I think it's supposed to be a shopping/eating experience kind of thing. Hey, it's Houston. Pedestrians are a new thing here.

Thanks for the nice comments, Bill and Endre. I do appreciate them.

Tom



Dec 01, 2008 at 11:49 AM
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Great shot. Framing, colours, subject, light. Simply awesome. If I may be allowed to nit-pick, the fact that the triangles at the corners are not the same size bugs me a little.

Happy shooting,
Yakim.



Dec 01, 2008 at 01:39 PM
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Thanks, Yakim. The framing was tricky because I had to go out into the street, position the camera, and take the shot during breaks in the traffic. Hence the triangles.

It's not perfect but I had to choose between that and cutting off part of the circle. In my mind that was a worse sin.

I shot a lot of shots between the cars and buses and this was the best of the bunch. Remember, I was not looking through the viewfinder when I shot this. I only had my rather limited digital preview to look at after the fact.

Every shot has its compromises. The triangles were mine.

Thanks again,

Tom



Dec 01, 2008 at 01:52 PM
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It's a very small compromise.

Happy shooting,
Yakim.



Dec 01, 2008 at 02:29 PM
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Good eye Tom! Love the shot


Dec 01, 2008 at 06:04 PM
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Thanks, Mike. TH



Dec 01, 2008 at 06:07 PM
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Nice job with shooting from the street! The structural beams add interest and the bright blue sky works well.



Dec 02, 2008 at 12:53 PM
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Thanks, John. People look at you weird when you're a photographer sometimes but the results are often worth it.

Happy Shooting!

Tom



Dec 02, 2008 at 02:09 PM
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Terrific shot, Tom, as always. I'd have never guessed what it was. Glad you didn't get run over.


Dec 02, 2008 at 08:36 PM
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Thanks, Beverly.

Tom



Dec 02, 2008 at 11:33 PM







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