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My Fifth Anniversary

My Fifth  Anniversary
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Copyright: Silke Force (Silke) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-05-06
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Nikon D-70s, Sigma 18-200 mm (F3.5-6.3), Sigma UV 62 mm
Exposure: f/8, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-06-21 3:35
Viewed: 2646
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Five years ago today I joined TrekLens, so posting today, when I've been so quiet lately, is really an act of vanity.
That is why this posting is simply perfect. Captured in the city centre of Leipzig, it is a depiction OF vanity, frozen in gold and hung on the exterior of the CommerzBank.

Shot with a relatively low f-stop to keep the focus on my subject

In this case, I have posted it as seen, with only a minor bit of cropping from the bottom and the right hand side to adjust the hit point very slightly

Captured and processed in raw, converted to jpg, resized, sharpened all but the sky and added signature

parasbhalla, daisydaisy, brech, jan515, mushtaqhussain, shelbeesmom, mvdisco, loribird has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To RSK: too bad -- isn't it :)Silke 2 06-21 08:28
To parasbhalla: You are quite right!Silke 3 06-21 04:29
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I love the POV in this shot, Silke!

I have been to few years ago and it was great to be there.
I think this artwork is done on CommerzBank building in the city center of Leipzig, but not quite sure.

Great blue sky which provides wonderful contrast to this piece of artwork.
A golden moment you have caught in here with nice sharpness and well done DOF.
Marvelous work!

Thanks and regards,


An original way to celebrate your fifth birthday on TL.
The pov and the great blue sky makes a very Modern artistic composition.
There is good sharpness and I like the atmosphere of graphical city.
Happy to be neighbor :-)

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2011-06-21 4:39]

Beautiful prospect and Exzellentes photo of small architecture, everything, the golden color of angels the sharpness and colors fits is marvelous.
Best regards.

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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2011-06-21 6:09]
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Greetings & congratulations on your 5th.Anniversary Silke.
Excellent clarity of details & capture of the subjects natural colouring.My only critique would be for the sculptor,& that would be, to suggest,as the title is Vanity,that she or he, should have had her looking into the mirror,rather than placing it in her hand:-)
Best Wishes

Hi Silke
Lovely shot of the golden lady hanging on the wall to celebrate your fifth anniversary,beautiful light which glows the golden tone against the relatively darker BG which suits the composition well..
Best Wishes

Beautiful shot Silke! I love that BLUE BLUE against the Gold....so nice! Really sharp, well seen! congratulations! So glad some are still here to post and participate in the site!

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  • brech Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 539 W: 135 N: 1111] (3045)
  • [2011-06-21 12:02]

A strong POV with great color contrasts, details and sharpness. The very vibrant colors work very well and the profile view of the angel makes a strong composition.
Very Nice

Hi Silke,
Congradulations for your 5 year on TL.
Nice point of view of this beautiful modern artistic composition,
beautiful artwork in gold.
Sharp and clear picture with a nice contrast and light,
very well done.

  • loribird Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 920 W: 109 N: 1182] (5561)
  • [2011-06-21 20:45]

Wish I had smilies left to help you celebrate Silke. Fantastic shot. Perfectly sharp and the lighting and saturation is wonderful. Great contrast and excellent composition. Well done! Happy 5 years! TFS, Lori

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