Tampa Reflects.

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Submitter's name: Jim Caldwell
Title: Tampa Reflects.
Gear used: Olympus E-10, zoom set at 34mm.
Diaphragm: F3.6
Shutter speed: 1/80
Film used: None! Camera set for ISO 80.
Technical information: Basically, I metered on the sunlit portion of one of the buildings, held the setting, composed, focused, and fired!
Subject information: I believe the intent of TOPE is to stretch and challenge ourselves. I intended to do that, figuring that reflected water and glass buildings were just way too obvious. However, I was in Tampa for a PhotoShop seminar and snapped several downtown photos for my stock collection and captured this interesting arrangement. Sort of reminds me of abstract cubism! So, I gave in and submitted it! This shot has not been manipulated except to reduce it and then sharpen the reduced image slightly. I was mixed about the intruding light fixture on the left, but the more I looked at the image, the less it bothered me!

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Comment left by: Olaf Greve (no e-mail specified) Now this is an interesting composition! The perspective has been completely flattened, creating a mosaic like image. Nice!

Comment left by: Wayne Harridge (no e-mail specified) I like the way the windows have completely broken up the reflections.

Comment left by: Ian Manners (no e-mail specified) I really like the mosiac image as well, very nice, and as Olaf states, the flattend perspective makes it very intriging.

Comment left by: Gregg Iverson (no e-mail specified) OK, now lets see what you can do with your new PhotoShop knowledge!

Comment left by: Duncan Paterson (no e-mail specified) Very effective. I'd never have guessed such a short focal length had been used. The perspective seems very compressed. What's the equivalent in 135 format?

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