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    Here is a shot I took at the University of Greenwich in London purely for the purposes of an online photo assignment on another website I frequent. It's not the sort of shot that I would usually take so any C&C would be greatly appreciated.

    | Nikon D90 | 18-105mm @ 105mm | f/20 | 1/100sec | ISO 200 | Converted RAW to B&W in ACR and cropped and sharpened in CS5

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    Nice. I like the perspective and the use of repetitive elements. I think you did great on this assignment of yours, Tommy. Cheers!

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    I like it, Tommy. Photo assignments are so great, in that they make us step outside our box or comfort zone.

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    Thanks you two for the comments!

    Yeah I am pleased with the way this came out. The assignment is "columns and shadows", so i gave them er... columns and shadows! :P

    It's true that these kind of assignments are great as I would never have thought about taking this kind of shot, and I could have walked past them a hundred times without thinking about this shot.

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    Just as an aside from the cleaness of this image, you might want to keep even your B&W images as RGB's. They tend to print better and definitely keep a higher degree of resolution for sharpening and Web reduction (more pixels to work with). Grayscale loses a lot of image quality.

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    Re: Columns

    I like your photo and I think it certainly depicts columns and shadows; however, my eye wanders the photo looking for something to 'break' the pattern of the columns and shadows. I end up wondering if the holes in the first full column are bulletholes. (I've probably been watching too many movies lately).

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    That's a powerful abstract image. What is the assignment that you have been asked to carry out?

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    Re: Columns

    Thanks for the tip Chris

    @ John, I take your point, however that is sort of what I wanted - a purely repetetive abstract image.

    @ Donald, thanks for your comments. The online assignment is just a monthly themed assignment on another forum that I go to. The theme this month is "columns and shadows". It's quite good as it gets you out there shooting things that you perhaps wouldn't ordinarily think of shooting.

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    Re: Columns

    Quote Originally Posted by RockNGoalStar View Post
    The theme this month is "columns and shadows".
    In that case, this is an excellent image. If you're working on a pre-defined assignment, in the same way as you'd be working on a commission - you've got to deliver what is requested/being paid for. This is a high quality image that delivers on the brief.
    Last edited by Donald; 27th March 2011 at 07:07 PM.

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    That's very kind. Thank you.

    It sounds strange but it means a lot to hear someone like you say something like that

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