Used to be Blue [SeptemberChallenge2009-03]

Shot for September 2009 Challenge: a month of black-and-whites.


I've shot this building several times before; it's just across the street from my office, and is the first thing to catch my eye on days with interesting cloud patterns. I really liked the color version of this also; maybe I'll post it tomorrow for comparison.


Looks nice Large On Black


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  • Aleksanter 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Kissed By Light , and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • Bob Hallam 6y

    Couldn't tell what this was in the thumbnail! Wow! Great light! :)
  • Adam Baker PRO 6y

    Wow, this is an intense BW. The reflections are spot on yet the horizontal lines break it up give a surreal feel. This is excellent!
  • Scott Coulter PRO 6y

    All right DMU: today it was either this or the butterfly... let 'er rip.
  • Arek Papelian PRO 6y

    almost nice... there is a muddled feeling to it.
    i wish it were super sharp...

  • Mr. Juriatti 6y

    Well done hit I keep gettingbugged by the left of the frame - it seems to be crowding the image

    -Voted 'delete2' (by the Delete Me Uncensored Group) using photoratr
  • Scott Coulter PRO 6y

    I wish I could go wider from this angle, I was backed up against a fence. Could move farther down the sidewalk but then I'm shooting a different side of the building (like this).
  • nytram ydnew 6y

    so that's what makes the clouds SAVE
  • Mike Tungate PRO 6y

    Very nice. well framed.
  • Kurt Schimmel 6y

    horizontal crop is strange

    -Voted "delete3" (by the Delete Me Uncensored Group)
  • Jon Fife PRO 6y

    everyone takes cliche photos sometimes

    the trick is not submitting them to DMU

  • Scott Coulter PRO 6y

    j / f / photos Maybe I should submit something more like this?
     by o! patric
  • Bobby Boullianne 6y

    I like the comp and the subject, but the framing seems off to me. It sucks that you're up against a fence for the shot. Maybe bring the right edge in to match the left side?

    -Voted 'delete' in DMU.
  • nzbuu 6y

    I want to like it but there are too many reflections.

  • Michael Paul PRO 6y

    Camouflage building. Left and right edge of the building should be centered on the sides of the frame.


    Seen in the group"DeleteMe Uncensored: bitch fest 2009" (?)
  • Scott Coulter PRO 6y

    OK, I pulled the original file up and tried cropping to make the edges match. It still sucks. The only choice would be to re-shoot from another spot (or with a wider lens... on my Christmas wish-list).
  • Ѕhims PRO 6y


    -Voted 'delete8' (by the Delete Me Uncensored Group) using photoratr
  • Tioga Pass PRO 6y

    can't tell where the clouds begin or end...

    -Voted "delete9" (by the Delete Me Uncensored Group)
  • Todd Stiver 6y

    To dark, boost your midtones

  • Reginald Watkins 6y

    Well done.
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Taken on September 2, 2009
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