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Copyright: Danilo Martinez (cunejo200) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2556 W: 83 N: 4926] (20188)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-11-29
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Nikon D300, Sigma 10-20mm / F 4-5,6 DC EX HSM
Exposure: f/4, 1/10 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): TEXAS EXCELLENCE AWARD V [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-11-29 19:44
Viewed: 2192
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 100
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Multiverse is a complex light sculpture created by American artist Leo Villareal and may be seen and experienced by visitors as they pass through the Concourse walkway between the East and West Buildings of the National Gallery of Art. Commissioned by the Gallery and on view until November 2009, the work features approximately 41,000 computer-programmed LED (light-emitting diode) nodes that run through channels along the entire 200-foot-long space. The ever-changing pattern of lights are meant to mimic the universe. The lights turn on and off in a choreographed manner, and create a swirling waves across the surface, and a suggestion of “twinkling stars, rushing water and bouncing polka dots.” There is a random order in the design patterns.

Handheld. PP work included exposure adjustment, slight desaturation, then resizing.

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Bonjour Danilo.
Magnifique effet visuel et couleurs superbes.
On croirai que l'on regarde dans un miroir sans fin.
Belle perspective qui amène le regard au fond de l'image.
Bonne journée.

  • inunguak Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 1050 W: 33 N: 499] (2891)
  • [2009-11-29 20:23]

Hi Danilo:
Another stunning post,always a pleasure to see and await what you have in store for your fans..... thanks for this beauty....Roman:0)

Boa noite Danilo
Very interesting photo very well captured with excellent light and sharpness.
This most be so much interesting to watch in life. This is a great post with very interesting note.
Thanks dear Danilo
Um abraço

Hi Danilo,

This is an amazing pattern and composition. You have elegantly managed to capture what one might experience while passing through this walkway.

A very well controlled exposure and image sharpness.

A job very well done.

Very awesome and interesting place. Fantastic POV and a very greatly described note. Love the lighting and colors.


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  • prfry Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 110 W: 60 N: 142] (727)
  • [2009-11-29 21:03]

Hi Danilo,
The perception of distance here is breathtaking - I feel as though this tunnel just keeps going forever. The clarity and sharpness are excellent, as is the contrast. A very good pov for this scene.

Hi Danilo,
A very well shot,very nice POV,stunning DOF,very well captured and sharpness within the whole frame,a very artistic shot,love it,
Best Wishes,

Ciao Danilo, wonderful perspective and splendid graphic, beautiful composition, great light, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Stunning photo Danilo, not much mure to say.

merhaba dear danilo
excellent picture and composition.good idea and depth.well done.good week.
best regards.
gürkan akçakır.

Hi Danilo

wow nice pice of work great photo,i like your POV with this one.


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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2009-11-30 0:33]

Hi Danilo,
What a fantastic manner to capture such a beauty!
A marvelous POV creating a wonderful perspective and play with light.
Impeccable sharpness and a superb composition.
Good management in available artificial lighting and an excellent saturation.
Very neatly presented,

Francis Xavier

Hello Danilo,

It is an amazing light sculpture and must be even more amazing to experience.
Your pov really gives the viewer the feeling that he/she is being sucked into the m/g. The converging lines certainly initiate this movement.
I'm glad you included a person as this helps to ubnderstand the scale.

Have a good day,
Bev :-)

Hello Danilo,

This is extremely good photo.
Amazing POV, light, sharpness, colors...


Best regards,

Hello, Danilo -
Perfect perspective to show us the impact of this fascinating display; the effect of the merging of these patterns as they reduce into the distance is fantastic. Excellent sharpness, particularly for a hand-held shot at a relatively slow shutter speed in low light. Great one!

  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2009-11-30 5:18]

Fantastic SF image !


Ciao Danilo,

Fabulous presentation!
This is an excellent capture,
where the point of view makes it all!
Amazing colors and sharp fine details, very well done ...
A great composition with a strong impact!
Congratulations my friend ...


Hi Danilo,

Another superb contribution to TL, and I don't wonder - this is the one from you!

I like the great idea here and concept in the shot. A hi-tech work and very sophisiticated. Very well captured with lovely colors and from a nice POV.

Great job, my friend!

best regards,

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  • ved Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 102 W: 16 N: 12] (662)
  • [2009-11-30 6:12]

simply amazing... very effective pov and great clarity...


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  • werdir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
  • [2009-11-30 6:14]

Hi Danilo,

This is really cool, it looks like something right out of the future. Very good job steadying the camera and the POV along the walkway is phenomenal. TFS

Best regards,

Quel étonnant endroit! Superbe perspective et parfaite maitrise dans cette splendide photo très impressionnante. Peut-être aurais-je coupé un peu le bas pour supprimer ce bout de borne jaune?

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  • psyce Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 265 W: 25 N: 207] (2856)
  • [2009-11-30 8:30]

hayop naman ito Dan... parang Matrix ang dating... very nice photo! the quality of the shot and the composition is really captivating... love this Dan... Ingats and TFS

Hello Danilo,
Great perspective, light and graphic expression
Selahattin E

Hi Danilo,
Stunning perspective well captured and superbly sharp! The lines in this image look really amazing! Well observed and captured.

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  • S-moon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 382 W: 97 N: 457] (2844)
  • [2009-11-30 12:52]

WOW those lights hurt haha..I love all the different lines and so sharp! Great perspective and composition. Beautiful contrast and colours. Great job!

TFS Greetings Simone

Bonjour Danilo,
Very nice perpective and details,
Beautiful colors and light,
nice effet visuel et composition.
very well done.

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  • JT50 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 273 W: 6 N: 320] (1524)
  • [2009-11-30 13:44]

Hi Danilo,
A science fiction image. Another dimension.
Graphics created by the lights is outstanding.
Impressive POV. Amazing DOF. You have taken
this shot with great skill. Well done and TFS.
Have a nice week.

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2009-11-30 15:14]

Hi Danilo,
Very futuristic looking photo. Very good for a handheld and apparently on a moving walkway. Well done.

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  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1995 W: 141 N: 3390] (13665)
  • [2009-12-01 3:51]

hi Danilo

Very clever choice of composition to make use of the ceiling lights pattern, the escalator, the light/shadow effect to its maximum impact on this view.

It looks very striking. You know what that means :)

tfs, bill

Hi Danilo,

Fantastic perspective !!!!
I like the grapshim in this photo.
Wonderful result, so artistic and design.
Clever capture. Can I say : WOW ?

My best regards

Hello Danilo!
Very good POV and DOF and nice lights, colours, detail!
Best regards!

Hi Danillo,
It's a magnificent picture of architecture with excellent play of lights and lines.
Nice perspective.

AMAZING! Love the ultra wide angle perspective here and you have used it very well here to draw the viewer deeper into the image and beyond. The exposure is perfect and the lighting/WB accuracy is masterclass! Thanks for sharing this amazing piece of work!



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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 897 W: 0 N: 1845] (8705)
  • [2009-12-01 10:13]

Hello Danillo,
A splendid image. A special theme. Beautiful details.
Have a nice evening,

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2009-12-01 12:37]

Hi Danilo,
great perspective and depth.Perfect clarity.Well composed.Congratulations.TFS.Necla.

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  • kanton Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 854 W: 5 N: 1570] (6756)
  • [2009-12-01 12:48]

Hi Danilo!
Impressive and wonderful!
Great perspective,lighting
pov, sharpness and graphic!
Great job!
Regards and tfs

Hi Danilo,
What an amazing image vith superb POV, lighting and great perspective.TFS.


HI Danilo..nice shot...well balanced and composed..nice tones and details.


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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2009-12-02 3:46]


Fantastique vue, quel effet ces traces brillantes, cette fuyance ave l'homme dans cette ambiancve, grandiose.

Bravo et maitié


Hi Danilo, una gran perspectiva impresionante juego de luz y sombra, el individuo bien le da mas importancia a tu foto, felicitaciones

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2009-12-02 10:45]

Hello Danilo, very impressive shot! You did a very nice compo on this and you've got perfect technique! Thanks!


Wow...i would to be there.....!!!!!
Incredible work ....of men...and from you too...
Thanks a lot to share it with us....

Hello Danilo,

Great DOF and POV!
Wonderful colors, light and definition!
Congratulations and TFS

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2009-12-03 4:17]

Hi Danilo

Wow! An incredible example of diminishing linear perspective with the distant crowd of people nicely positioned on the vanishing point. Good motion blur of the moving sidewalks. Tfs!

superb composition and exposure Dan

Olá Danilo,
Certainly it's a unforgettable visual experience and your picture shows it.
Great presentation.
Um abraço,

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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2009-12-04 10:08]

HI Danilo
This is awesome and interesting
Witnessing the different lights must be a wonderful sight.
You get the impression that its a subway with the dof sucking us in.
Super shot

Well seen and executed image. I'm amazed at how sharp the lights are at such a slow shutter speed. You must have a very steady hand. The wide angle really adds to this image. A great photo!

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  • moli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1349 W: 256 N: 2110] (13344)
  • [2009-12-06 0:27]

Hello Danilo.
This is great picture! Capture at right place at right time.
Great eye you have!
Well done.
Janek Kloss

Impresionante profundidad y luces de esta escena metropolitana ,una gran obra

buen trabajo
un saludo

ciao Danilo..
i'm really fashinated by the captures taken with fisheye
woow.. but here atmosfere is increased.. unreal and so deep..
an effective composition.. you have exalted the lighting effect by this large angle.. wonderful final visual view!
ciao Marco

wow very nice colors and nice lines and dots arrangements. very good perspective. thanks for sharing kabayan!


amazing shot! wonderful composition from a well chosen pov with great dof...great colors and light...clear details...
best regards,

This is why you are one of my most favorite photographers Danilo! The artistic value of this is amazing, but then the fact that you got the lights, all sharp, with no motion and the man on the deck is a perfect addition! F4?? I have no idea how you got this so sharp at F4, must have been a really dark area here! Marvelous processing, you get another award for this one!

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