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    Viking Sprinkler.

    One of the sprinkler system that I saw while strolling along downtown San Antonio, Texas. Thank you very much for viewing. Click the image to see the bigger picture.

    Viking Sprinkler.

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    Nikon D70, Nikon 18-70mm lens set at 34mm, Exposure at ISO 200, f5.6 at 1/200 of a second, Matrix Metering in Manual Mode, Color processed in Lightroom 3.4

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    Re: Viking Sprinkler.

    Nice shot Jiro

    The subject matter is one that makes me think that I won't be interested in the image but I have found myself captivated by it for several minutes.

    I like the colour and sharpness of the sprinkler head against the rest of the background.

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    Re: Viking Sprinkler.

    Willie

    I like that. It's a good documentary shot. It tells a story of the place.

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    Re: Viking Sprinkler.

    Quote Originally Posted by stevewe88 View Post
    Nice shot Jiro

    The subject matter is one that makes me think that I won't be interested in the image but I have found myself captivated by it for several minutes.

    I like the colour and sharpness of the sprinkler head against the rest of the background.

    Cheers
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    Thanks, Steve. I was intrigued by the name and color of the sprinkler so I thought "why not take one picture and do something with it?" Thanks for viewing and for the nice comment.

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    Re: Viking Sprinkler.

    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    Willie

    I like that. It's a good documentary shot. It tells a story of the place.
    Thanks a lot, Donald. I also find it interesting due to the metal plate that describes the element. Usually, I only see the head of the sprinkler without any label but this one does. This must be an old sprinkler system. Thanks for viewing.

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    Re: Viking Sprinkler.

    Willie, as with the alamo guards, I like the image, but the wall just looks odd to me? That's what I find myself looking at - the wall. Maybe that's just due to the web compression or some sharpening again? Maybe I'm just losing it???? Maybe I just need to get back to work??????? How can I see it full res/size?

    Thanks

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    Re: Viking Sprinkler.

    I love the colors in the wall, it gives more reason for the sprinkler head color to pop out. And nice PP too.

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    Re: Viking Sprinkler.

    Quote Originally Posted by speedneeder View Post
    Willie, as with the alamo guards, I like the image, but the wall just looks odd to me? That's what I find myself looking at - the wall. Maybe that's just due to the web compression or some sharpening again? Maybe I'm just losing it???? Maybe I just need to get back to work??????? How can I see it full res/size?

    Thanks
    Click the image to see the bigger picture.

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    Re: Viking Sprinkler.

    Quote Originally Posted by jbillitteri View Post
    I love the colors in the wall, it gives more reason for the sprinkler head color to pop out. And nice PP too.
    Thanks, Joey.

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    Re: Viking Sprinkler.

    hi Jiro,

    Besides that I really like this shot I wonder whether the vignetting is a bit too strong. Is the vignetting done in post processing? Especially the top left corner is very dark.

    I'm really impressed by how well you capture 'the ordinary'. Keep it up!

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    Re: Viking Sprinkler.

    Quote Originally Posted by JK6065 View Post
    hi Jiro,

    Besides that I really like this shot I wonder whether the vignetting is a bit too strong. Is the vignetting done in post processing? Especially the top left corner is very dark.

    I'm really impressed by how well you capture 'the ordinary'. Keep it up!
    I added some post-vignette on the image, Jeroen. I'll lessen it a bit and post another edit later. Thanks.

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    Re: Viking Sprinkler.

    I think that shot would be quite nicely represented with a square crop, but then, I like square cropping.

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    Re: Viking Sprinkler.

    Quote Originally Posted by MiniChris View Post
    I think that shot would be quite nicely represented with a square crop, but then, I like square cropping.
    That sounds like a good idea, Chris. I'll also try that later. Thanks!

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    Re: Viking Sprinkler.

    Hey Jiro
    I'm with Steve. I like the way you have the outlets so sharp and crisp against the lovely rough texture of the bricks. And in IMHO you have got the vignetting just right. I like it.

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    Re: Viking Sprinkler.

    Nice work Jiro. It's all been said and I have to agree....I like the way you capture the "ordinary" yet make it worth looking at......a couple times. Would not change a thing myself.

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    Re: Viking Sprinkler.

    I like this Willie - well taken and well edited. Great texture in the brickwork and and old metal sign and I like the silver and blue colour of the valves, which makes them stand out,.

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    Re: Viking Sprinkler.

    Quote Originally Posted by ucci View Post
    Hey Jiro
    I'm with Steve. I like the way you have the outlets so sharp and crisp against the lovely rough texture of the bricks. And in IMHO you have got the vignetting just right. I like it.
    Thanks, Ken.

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    Re: Viking Sprinkler.

    Quote Originally Posted by jeeperman View Post
    Nice work Jiro. It's all been said and I have to agree....I like the way you capture the "ordinary" yet make it worth looking at......a couple times. Would not change a thing myself.
    Thank you very much, Paul.

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    Re: Viking Sprinkler.

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisH View Post
    I like this Willie - well taken and well edited. Great texture in the brickwork and and old metal sign and I like the silver and blue colour of the valves, which makes them stand out,.
    Thank you very much, ChrisH.

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