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Architectural Detail

Architectural Detail
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Copyright: Karen Smith (karith) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1037 W: 55 N: 1262] (7891)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-04
Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
Camera: Canon Rebel XTi 400D, 17-85 mm 1:4-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Architecture and Structures, Edges [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-05-10 7:30
Viewed: 1242
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
(Do you see the optical illusion in this one?)

I found this detail on a building in Santa Barbara, California, last weekend. The shot was meant to be a minimalist view showing the cut-out design...and later I discovered how it can play tricks on the eyes:)

PP: standard RAW adjustments, resized, sharpened, added border.

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  • roald Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 64 W: 57 N: 65] (773)
  • [2008-05-10 7:38]

hi karen

yap! in the thumbnail, i thought its a shadow play. nice idea. good capture, very sharp and the frame adds credit to the whole concept.


Hi Karith

Did not notice the effect until I went back to the thumbnail, then saw it straight away.
Nice simplistic shot.
Well done.

Regards Derek

good observation Kari, Kari. Strikingly different. Janos

Hello Karen! Amazing lightness. Good contrast. Very original composition. Fantastic effect. Well done!

hello Karen,

This certainly is an optical illusion!
I saw something completely different on the thumbnail! Well spotted!

Your careful cropping and framing adds to the illusion!

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

HI Karen;
This is another Escheresque work which I enjoy looking at. the brown can be in the forground and I look down at the wall or the yellow in the forground and I am looking up at the pattern... what a wonderful catch and am amazed how you spotted this .... who would thing about something like this.... excellent ..... thanks .... I will have to be on the lookout for such ideas .... Roman:0)

Hi Karen, Very interesting POV and yes as you say it can play tricks on your eyes! Well framed too. Well done! Regards, Pat.

good textures & graphism ,

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  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1995 W: 141 N: 3390] (13665)
  • [2008-05-11 17:22]

hi Karen

Very interesting abstract shot. Good diagonal composition. Nice contrast against the wall.

tfs, bill

Hello Karen,like everyone else this played a trick on my eyes.It looked totally different as a thumbnail.
So simple but effective.
Well spotted.
Tfs, regards Jean.

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  • Ber Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 359 W: 79 N: 346] (6326)
  • [2008-05-20 8:11]

Hi Karen
Superb composition! Very interesting detail

Excellent pattern shot!Wonderful abstract work.Interesting point of view!

Hello Karen

Clever pov for this architecture detail.
Excellent observation.
perfect work for my eyes
Effective impact

My best wishes for 2010

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