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The day the sun went in
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest FIRST PLACE Winner
 
The day the sun went in
The day the sun went in
1/60th @ f4.5. ISO 400. Sigma 15 - 30 mm lens @ 15mm. Tripod used. Taken inside the main gallery of the Tate Modern, London. Straight out of the camera - no manipulation of any type.
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Bonnie C. Lackey
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    Talk about the "end of the world" scenario! A most amazing picture, David.

7/7/2004 3:13:50 AM

 
Joy Brown
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Fantastic!

7/7/2004 3:27:31 AM

 
Mette Vendelboe Allison

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To me so different, has so much mood and idea that it's a winner, David!

7/7/2004 4:21:33 AM

 
Francis Marnix

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that's a really cool photo!

7/7/2004 4:39:47 AM

 
Sherri Conley
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This is an incredible image, Dave! It looks like it's straight out of a movie scene!

7/7/2004 12:03:51 PM

 
Carolina K. Smith
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Congratulations, David!

8/14/2004 4:54:08 AM

 
Susan T. Evans
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Congrats Dave!

8/14/2004 9:46:02 AM

 
Isabel L
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Beautiful photograph David!! :) Congrats on getting 1st place.

8/15/2004 12:44:00 AM

 
Dan J. Holm
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Congratulations, David!! Avesome shot!!

8/15/2004 2:04:55 AM

 
Cathy Gregor
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Beautiful image, David. Congratulations!
-cathy

8/15/2004 5:08:37 AM

 
Kristen McKain
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Congrats!!

8/15/2004 5:22:16 AM

 
Rick Riddle
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Great Photo Congrats.

8/15/2004 6:13:20 AM

 
Donna R. Moratelli
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WOW!!!!!!!!! THIS IS VERY IMPRESSIVE! Congrats David! ~Donnarae

8/15/2004 6:35:55 AM

 
Dolores Neilson
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David...I love this! MAny congratulations! But I don't understand it. Is it a reflection?? Or the sun through a transparent window...if that is the case, I don't see the panes. I don't understand this image....BUT IT'S AWESOME!

8/15/2004 8:42:56 AM

 
John Wright

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Very interesting photo David and very futuristic... Nice work!

8/15/2004 8:59:06 AM

 
Sue Johnston

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Congratulations David - an awesome and kind of eerie image with incredible colour!

8/15/2004 9:17:45 AM

 
Nancy Grace Chen
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Wow... WOW. The first time I saw this I thought that it was Digital Art work. It's amazing that it's unaltered. Really incredible photo... otherworldly. The small people with their shadows at the bottom remind us of how small we are. Big congrats on your First Place winner!!

Nancy

8/15/2004 11:18:22 AM

 
Sherri Conley
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Woo hoo!!! You've done it again, my friend! Congratulations on this superb image, Dave!

8/15/2004 11:27:54 AM

 
Janet Detota
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Stunning image! Congratulations!!

8/15/2004 12:25:15 PM

 
Teresa L. Bernard
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CONGRATULATIONS on a well deserved win!

8/15/2004 4:01:09 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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Wow... Awesome image, David! Many congratulations!

8/15/2004 6:26:39 PM

 
Pu Chen

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So dramatic and absolutely cool shot. congratulations, David!

8/15/2004 6:49:04 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Very striking!! Well done, congratulations!!

8/15/2004 8:48:20 PM

 
David Wilkinson

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Hi,
Many many thanks for all your very kind comments. In response to Dolores and the other people who have sent me emails let me explain...
The exhibit was in the turbine hall of the Tate Modern in London. Basically the artist, Olafur Eliasson placed a massive mirror on the ceiling of the hall and then put a row of arc lights behind an very large semi circle of orange gel up against the mirror, giving the impression of the full sun. Into the hall, which is huge, he then pumped 'clouds' made up of sugar and water. What I found amazing was that people were lying down and 'sunning' themselves. Probably says more about the weather in the UK! If you look up the artist on the web I am sure you will find some more photos of the piece.

Dave

8/16/2004 12:27:17 AM

 
Robin L. Wehrman
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Congratulations David on this Magnificent image, and your first place win well deserved!

8/16/2004 4:55:46 AM

 
Kelly Abernathy
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Congratulations on your first place win Dave! -K

8/16/2004 4:59:24 AM

 
Joy M. Holster

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Awesome shot! Congratulations.

8/16/2004 5:29:39 AM

 
Mette Vendelboe Allison

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Big congrats from me:-)

8/16/2004 10:06:38 AM

 
Kelly Heaton
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Congrats! Wonderful!

8/17/2004 5:44:45 AM

 
Anita Taylor
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Incredible image! Congratulations on your win :)

8/17/2004 6:21:30 PM

 
Viveca Venegas
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Bravisimo!!

8/18/2004 4:56:18 AM

 
Katleen R. Struckle
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Absolutely stunning!! Congrats.on you win!!

8/26/2004 11:50:19 AM

 
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