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  #88 Black and white
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The Fountainhead       ©2010 wrosenthal
Panasonic DMC-FZ35       7th place, 105 points
1/400s, f6.3, ISO 125, 27mm, Landscape, Pattern, no flash
Post-Processing: Converted to black and white using BW Styler. Original cropped and exposure adjusted, including gamma.       Extra Info: None
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Sep 19, 2010
    I am glad to see that my #1 made it into the TT! :-)

Sep 15, 2010
    Congratulations Bill. I expected this ranking even higher. Very well done!

Sep 15, 2010
    Many congrats Bill!! Sadly, another great image I left out of my TT, too many to choose this time :-( but I really liked it, a very strong image (I have to try that BW Styler :-)

Sep 14, 2010
    No problem, Mepo. And thanks. As I said below, if your objection is on aesthetic or preferential grounds, there is no debate. My response in the forum makes clear my position about the technical aspect. I am still not certain where we disagree, however. Cheers.

Sep 14, 2010
    Bill - Congratulations. As usual I loved your image. I just hope we can agree to disagree on the B & W/ Sepia thing :-)

Jade O.
Sep 14, 2010
    7th is better than my 9th ranking of this one but either way, excellent image well deserving a place in the TT!

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Sep 13, 2010
    Thanks very much. Glad you liked it.

Sep 13, 2010
    great building, you have great detail in the building and the clouds just top it all off.

Sep 13, 2010
    Mepo, I don't know whether you are kidding or serious. Of course it is a b&w, with a slight sepia tone emulation. I did not read the challenge as forbidding toning. In fact, it says that it is acceptable to shoot b&w subjects in color mode, although I don't see that done in either set. If your objection is aesthetic, that's another matter and I would not challenge that.
Edited on Sep 13, 2010

Sep 13, 2010
    Thanks guys. That's very nice. BW Styler is a b&w conversion program, either free standing or plug in. I use it as a plug in in CS3. It can emulate a variety of film types, filters, print papers, etc. The link is <http://thepluginsite.com/products/photowiz/bwstyler/>

Sep 13, 2010
    Excellent composition. Not in my tt since it is not B & W

Sep 13, 2010
    I like it in every aspects
Great composition and lights,tasty use of perspective,and
the most important thing for B/W:THE CONTRAST!

Sep 13, 2010
    Wow!, a real standout in the challenge. This photo jumps off the screen at me. The angle, clarity and contrast are super. It makes me wonder if I should have shot my photo in color and converted instead of shooting in black and white. BTW, what is BW Styler?

Sep 12, 2010
    Thanks Franz. I think what you are seeing is a bit of edge artifact from isolating the tops of the buildings so that I could increase the sky contrast.

Sep 12, 2010
    Very strong b&w effect. Good composition.
There is a white border around the building, as if it was cut out of paper... How comes this?

Sep 11, 2010
    Thanks. I liked the play of light and shadow and the particular lines and design of this building. For what it's worth, it was shot from the courtyard of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Maybe I was inspired, or more likely challenged!

Sep 11, 2010
    Lots of people shoot up at buildings. You either lucked out, or more likely, as I like to give credit where it is probably due, planned a very specific up angle to give a very dynamic feel to the building. The drama of the sky adds to the drama of the angle and this is a nicely put together image.

Sep 10, 2010
    Well Jade, if it doesn't make your TT, there's no point in us talking any more. :-( Just kidding. ;-)

Jade O.
Sep 10, 2010
    Looking up is not an unusual perspective for a tall building yet this has a certain presence I like. Unsure if it will make my TT in the end but for now it is in my top picks.

Sep 10, 2010
    Thanks Gail.

Sep 10, 2010
    Wonderful image - definitely one of my favs!!!
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