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POTM [09/07] Steam Powered

Discussion in 'Photography, Art & Design' started by alastor, 9 Sep 2007.

  1. alastor

    alastor Well-Known Member

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    (Edited with 2nd version, original on my Flickr if anyone wants to see it)
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  2. tranc3

    tranc3 ADHD Modder

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    thats a awesome photo. and I've grown to love steam for my counter strike addiction.
    muse is awesome
     
  3. oddball walking

    oddball walking ...!

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    Good representation of the theme.
    Overall I think the photo is good and balanced.
     
  4. mattthegamer463

    mattthegamer463 New Member

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    Well done. Only with something like that can you really get away with slapping it square in the middle of the frame. I like the brightness in the top area of the window, intentional or not it looks really great.
     
  5. Shadowed_fury

    Shadowed_fury Active Member

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    It is, and isn't in the middle of the frame.
    The balance isn't, the object is ;)

    Perfect ;)
     
  6. mattthegamer463

    mattthegamer463 New Member

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    I never actually stated what I was talking about. I meant the object.
     
  7. alastor

    alastor Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the comments so far :D

    I didn't intend for the windows to get blown out but lighting in there was awful...I can live with it :p
     
  8. OleJ

    OleJ Me!

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    Great picture! I'm still getting nowhere with the theme. Good take on it.
     
  9. Mother-Goose

    Mother-Goose 5 o'clock somewhere

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    Which museum is that in again? I swear blind I've seen it.
     
  10. alastor

    alastor Well-Known Member

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    This is from the Bristol Water pumping station at Blagdon Lake, sure I've seen some elsewhere but not since I was a kid.
     
  11. Techno-Dann

    Techno-Dann Disgruntled kumquat

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    Beautiful picture. The balance is perfect, the subject is much better than the half-dozen computer parts shots, and the lighting is spot on. If I could get a print, I probably would.
     
  12. supermonkey

    supermonkey Deal with it

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    I like the idea for this one. Like Techno-Dann, I, too, find this more interesting than photos of PCBs. That said, I'm going against the crowd here in that I'm not too keen on the lighting. I think the extremely bright highlight from the window draws my attention away from the subject. As the window draws my eye to the background, I find myself looking around at all the things back there. I think throwing the background out of focus would have helped isolate the subject and subdue the blown highlight.

    That said, I still like the take on the theme.

    -monkey
     
  13. alastor

    alastor Well-Known Member

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    Version with shallower DOF, think I prefer it...
     
  14. ssR

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    i like the 2nd version much more, very nice shot :)
     
  15. OleJ

    OleJ Me!

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    What I would have said had I been that eloquant :)

    Your 2nd version is a lot better.
     
  16. Hwulex

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    Agreed, prefer the second version. As others have said, nice to see a refreshing take on the theme. :)
     
  17. alastor

    alastor Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for all the comments guys, much appreciated :D
     
  18. Mother-Goose

    Mother-Goose 5 o'clock somewhere

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    Many congratulations on the win there, it was my favourite shot, thoroughly deserved win :)

    Now, pick a good theme for oct ;)
     
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