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Clerestory Window

Clerestory Window
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Copyright: Andre Salvador (erdna) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 574 W: 62 N: 749] (5437)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2003-12
Categories: Architecture
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): IMAGES, SHAPES AND FORMS [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-01-01 10:27
Viewed: 2247
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I took this picture together with other pictures for my own study/exercise. Ever since I got hooked in digital photography, I take pictures regularly just for the sake of practice and being able to critique myself on composition, tonal values, textures, etc. I usually take a lot and also throw away or "delete" a lot. I keep what I think is passable and pleasing to the eyes. I can do this because digital photography is more forgiving in the processing stage and does not cost you money but I have to put in time.

There is very little processing work done on this photo. I took more time studying how to crop. "Levels" control and sharpening were adjusted to bring out highlights and texture of the gypsum board. This was taken in a friend's house in Antioch, California.

Clerestory window in architecture is a raised portion of a wall that is above the roof. A clerestory window is constructed on that raised wall to admit light. In olden times they call it "clear story" winndow.

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Very artistic! Nice colors, simple design! Modern art...

beautiful geometry and composition using both object and its shadow

Great eye Andre! I'll bet your friend has seen this hundreds of times without thinking twice about it. Sometimes it just takes someone who trains themselves to look harder...
Nice one!

I like the textures and reflections in this window. I think you cropped it wonderfully. The "crosses" of the shadow, and the window almost mirror each other. Nice shot.

Excellent perspective-study ! In the meantime it shows colour and BW and contrasting structures.
Well done Andre.

the texture the blue sky the simplicity of the photo is great and the way you centered the window are all great

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  • yttt Gold Star Critiquer [C: 263 W: 9 N: 3] (2127)
  • [2005-01-02 5:30]

good shadow and geometric play

nice composition, colors, ...... beautiful geometric lines ...

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  • laine Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 355 W: 37 N: 107] (885)
  • [2005-01-05 12:17]

Interesting shadow - I just can't understand where it comes from - from some opposite window?
I like the composition, however, some reflections of other windows seem a bit disturbing to me.

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  • julio Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 18 W: 0 N: 11] (137)
  • [2005-03-15 15:20]

Beautiful image it is amazing how you make the window float. The projection of the shadow creates an sensation of an impossible shape. The contrast between received light and own light in the window is outstanding Very good photo!

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  • ciore Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 727 W: 3 N: 118] (2478)
  • [2005-06-28 8:32]

wow, Andre!!!!!
i never seen this photos, but it is so cool!!!
very good shot , pov and everythink on it!!!!
congrats, very well done!!!!

Your exercise in learning turned out extremely well. You have a good eye for this sort of abstract composition. Good use of element of line, light and shadows, also reflection. Well done.

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