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  #223 Windows
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Panasonic DMC-FZ2000       5th place, 115 points
1/5s, f2.8, ISO 125, 24mm, Normal Program, Center Weighted Average, no flash
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There are too many steps to list for the reflection so please see - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZO0dFfCoiQ
      Extra Info: This theater has giant letter shaped windows that overlook the bay. While waiting for their show to start, people enjoy drinks from bar and watch the world go by through these letter windows.

The glass in the letters is clear. Their color comes from the light in the rooms behind shining through them.
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Nov 5, 2019
    Thank you all for the kind congrats :-). All that effort was worth it!

Nov 5, 2019
    My #1. What a tragedy that the water isn't really there. Such an oversight. I'm going to start a campaign to have the Millennium Centre dig a hole in front of their building and fill it with water :-). Then it would be a Welsh national treasure for sure.
Thanks for the link to the water reflections tutorial. I'll have to give that a try..
Edited on Nov 5, 2019

Nov 5, 2019
    Beautiful shot Neil - Congratulations

Nov 5, 2019
    Congrats on your top 5 finish!

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Nov 4, 2019
    Thank you both very much for the wonderful comments :-) .

Lo - Sadly they can't actually see the reflections in the water as they aren't actually there. When I said that the windows overlooked the bay, this is true as such. They overlook part of Cardiff Bay which is what this area of Cardiff is called. The actual water part of Cardiff Bay is somewhat to the left of this photo.

I signed up for and downloaded the full version of Photoshop to edit this photo as it had a 7 day free cancelation, which I made sure I did after 5 days ;-) . There is a link to how I did the reflection in my PP notes. I took some shots from the other side of the letters looking out if you'd like to see them? The area was closed off but a helpful security woman let me up there :-) .
Edited on Nov 4, 2019

Nov 4, 2019
    It must be wonderful to sit inside and watch the reflections on the water. The windows are beautiful in their own right, but the reflections add another level of beauty. Well done.

Nov 4, 2019
    Fabulous! I am thankful for your notes because my first impression was that the words were done with lights. Bumping up to top spot.
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Nov 2, 2019
    Thanks very much :-). The 'type' Are windows as explained in the Extra Info?
Edited on Nov 3, 2019

Nov 2, 2019
    A striking scene, well shot. Great colors and reflection. The type somewhat overwhelms the windows, however.

Nov 2, 2019
    Thank you both very much. I'm so glad you liked the reflections. They turned out just as I'd hoped :-)
Edited on Nov 4, 2019

Nov 2, 2019
    Love the reflections and beautifully shot.

Nov 1, 2019
    Wow, what a spectacular building! Actually, I really love the reflection on the water more than anything else.

Nov 1, 2019
    Thank you both for the great comments :-) .

SteveBee - Yes, I find the words rather thought provoking too, or a bit of a head scratcher even!
Edited on Nov 4, 2019

Nov 1, 2019
    A most colorful take on the challenge. What a great structure. Nicely composed and perfectly lighted. Great job.

Oct 31, 2019
    Striking building and beautiful capture. The words are intriguing:

Creu Gwir Fel Gwydr O Ffwrnais Awen (Truth is as clear as glass forged in the flames of inspiration.) In These Stones Horizons Sing.
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