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Ceiling, Union Station II

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
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Ceiling, Union Station II
Ceiling, Union Station II
f/2.9, 1/20 sec., ISO-200, 07:33 PM, Washington, DC. Loved this ceiling very much. I tried this one with the framing by the railing of one the second level walk ways. The white balance was set on cloudy/shade.
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Leanne M.E. Boyd
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    I love the ambiance and detail. Excellent shot, Robert!


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4/13/2005 8:33:48 AM

 
Judy S. Fung
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Beautiful detail, color and capture, Robert!!


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4/13/2005 1:30:28 PM

 
Noel Baebler
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Love it, Robert!


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4/13/2005 4:28:36 PM

 
Donna Roberts
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What a different perspective from your first submit of this ceiling.
Love ho wyou have framed it - it really enhances the overall image.
Well done RoB.
:-) from "downunder"


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4/14/2005 1:31:34 AM

 
Kristi A. Howson
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Congratulations on your finalist Rob. Fantastic!


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5/21/2005 10:23:25 PM

 
S  J
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Many Congratulations on this Outstanding Finalist, Rob!!


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5/21/2005 10:47:58 PM

 
Jim Kinnunen
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Fantastic image, Rob...congratulations!!!


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5/21/2005 11:51:57 PM

 
Janet Williams
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Congratulations Rob. Excellent composition of a difficult subject - finding the right part the shoot, and you've done it really well.


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5/22/2005 12:52:25 PM

 
Carol Brill
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Lovely job of capturing the golden tones and flow of this amazing ceiling, RoB, congratulations and best of luck!


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5/23/2005 11:08:36 PM

 
Robert Mann
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Thanks, Leanne, Judy, Noel, Donna, Kristi, Sanjay, Jim, Janet and Carol! I appreciate it very much! RoB


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5/24/2005 5:52:01 PM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Congrats on yoru win Rob, love the patterning and lighting!


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5/24/2005 6:09:22 PM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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CONGRATULATIONS, RoB, on your 2nd Place win!! Excellent work as always!!
Much Aloha,
Stan


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5/24/2005 6:10:31 PM

 
S  J
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Congratulations on your well deserved Second place WIN, Rob!!


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5/24/2005 6:19:45 PM

 
Robert Mann
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Thanks, Claudia, Stan and Sanjay!


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5/24/2005 6:25:40 PM

 
kerby lee pfrangle
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Robert congratulations on your second place win.

SUPER JOB....Kerby


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5/24/2005 6:36:57 PM

 
Patricia A. Kuniega
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Wow! You nailed this one, RoB! Superb work! Your gold medal matches your ceiling! ; )


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5/24/2005 6:50:20 PM

 
Gunther Allen
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I love this one Robert! Did I miss it somehow at PSD? Congratulations on a well deserved win! -G


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5/24/2005 7:14:45 PM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Congrats RoB!!


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5/24/2005 7:42:29 PM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Congratulations, Robert!


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5/24/2005 9:41:52 PM

 
Nancy Grace Chen
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I agree, this is a fascinating ceiling! And I love the golden tones to it... very majestic. Congrats, Rob!

Nancy


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5/24/2005 9:44:00 PM

 
S  J
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Wow!! Congratulations on this POTD as well, Rob!! What an honor for you!!!


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5/25/2005 12:02:55 AM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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WOW!! Now this is really something to have a 2nd Place win followed by a POTD!! What a great day for you, RoB, and many CONGRATULATIONS!!
Much Aloha,
Stan


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5/25/2005 12:19:20 AM

 
Mary K. Robison
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Gorgeous image, RoB! Congratulations on your win, AND today's POTD!!! Well deserved!


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5/25/2005 12:19:43 AM

 
Dan J. Holm
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WOW!! Congratulations on your awesome WIN and your POTD, RoB!!!!


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5/25/2005 12:24:13 AM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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Wonderful colour and perspective ~ many congrats on potd and your win RoB!


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5/25/2005 12:43:04 AM

 
Muneer T. Al-Awami
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Great colour


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5/25/2005 12:46:31 AM

 
Muriel Jackson
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Love it!! Double congratulations Robert!!


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5/25/2005 12:48:32 AM

 
Jordi Delgado  

Congrats, Rob!!

:-))


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5/25/2005 12:58:34 AM

 

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Excellent Eye!
Congrats on your win Robert!


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5/25/2005 1:04:13 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations on your win and potd also!! Beautiful golden abstract!


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5/25/2005 1:05:41 AM

 
Robert K. Bemus
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Well done, Robert...love your gallery, too...you do excellent work!


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5/25/2005 1:17:43 AM

 
Joline Frazier
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This is very beautiful, congratulations on your wins with this shot. It is very well composed and quite lovely.


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5/25/2005 2:00:37 AM

 
Judy S. Fung
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Congrats on your win and POTD, Robert!


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5/25/2005 2:10:11 AM

 
Dawn Penso
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Congratulations on seeing the symmetry, and capturing it in such beautiful colour!


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5/25/2005 2:48:00 AM

 
Laura Clay-Ballard
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gorgeous. congrats on potd!


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5/25/2005 3:06:24 AM

 
Ed Heaton
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Hey Rob,
You did an excellent job on this! Congrats on POTD!


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5/25/2005 3:28:49 AM

 
Mark R. Alonso  

Great composition. Congradulations.


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5/25/2005 3:49:43 AM

 
Robert Mann
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Thanks Kerby, Pat, Gunther, Colette, Karen, Nancy, Sanjay, Stan, Mary, Dan, Susan, Muneer, Kate, Jordi, Her, Donna, Robert, Joline, Judy, Dawn, Laura, Ed, and Mark! Whew...! Thanks Better Photo for the Second Place and the POTD! RoB


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5/25/2005 4:06:54 AM

 
Joy Rector
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Congrats on the POTD. Beautiful image.


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5/25/2005 4:19:06 AM

 
Scott Pedersen  

Love the detail, great work.


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5/25/2005 4:20:23 AM

 
Dolores Neilson
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Another amazing architectural find, RoB! Congrats on this amazing potd!! And 2nd place win!! Woo hooo!


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5/25/2005 4:30:09 AM

 
Donna W. Neal
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Congratulations Doubled up on this one RoB it is great! I love Union Station and this is just excellent!


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5/25/2005 4:53:04 AM

 
Katherine Schutte  

Composition is stunning. Thanks for sharing!


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5/25/2005 5:07:33 AM

 
Elisabeth A. Gay
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Very well deserved win Robert! Well done
Ann


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5/25/2005 5:18:52 AM

 
Robert Mann
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Thanks,Joy, Scott, Dolores, Donna, Katherine and Elisabeth! RoB


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5/25/2005 5:25:54 AM

 
Murry Grigsby
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Congratulations on your win Rob!!


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5/25/2005 5:28:36 AM

 
Casey A. Hanson
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Wonderful win, Rob! Congratulations on your win, and for POTD! :0)


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5/25/2005 5:29:18 AM

 
Cathy Barrows
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WTG on your POTD


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5/25/2005 5:37:57 AM

 
Robert Mann
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Thanks, Murry, Casey and Cathy!


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5/25/2005 5:39:19 AM

 
Wendy Stevenson
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Another excellent abstract Rob. Love the perspective your choose!! Congrats on your POTD!!!!


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5/25/2005 5:39:20 AM

 
Kathleen R. Struckle
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Many congrats of youw win and also POTD! awesome abstract!!


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5/25/2005 5:49:37 AM

 
Susana Heide
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CONGRATS on all the recognition this image has gotten! Well deserved! It produces a really cool visual effect when scrolling the computer screen up and down really fast :o)


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5/25/2005 6:07:02 AM

 
Kay Beausoleil
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Congratulations, Robert, on your POTD and your April win, both well-deserved!


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5/25/2005 6:29:42 AM

 
Michelle R. Kovach
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Congrats on your win & POTD!


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5/25/2005 6:51:30 AM

 
Jane Summa
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POTD AND 2nd PLACE WIN! WAY 2 GO, ROBERT!!! Congratulations :-)!


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5/25/2005 8:33:38 AM

 
Leanne M.E. Boyd
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Congrats on your win and POTD!


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5/25/2005 9:08:19 AM

 
Kathleen Clemons
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Congrats to you, Rob!


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5/25/2005 9:15:13 AM

 
Gerda Grice
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HUGE congrats, RoB on bgoth your 2nd place win in the April contest and on your POTD today! Both are very big and very well deserved honours!!


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5/25/2005 9:35:03 AM

 
Carolyn J. Connolly
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Rob, this is an EXCELLENT 'Elements of Design' image!! It is MOST deserving of it's Second Place win, AND, POTD honour!! Hearty congratulations on both, for this very well seen AND taken shot... I'm just wondering if you happened to make any adjustments or enhancements to your original image (in PS, or similar)...and, if so, could you please tell us what you did? Thanks, Rob!! :-)

I had also noticed the effect that Susana T. speaks of above - "a really cool visual effect when scrolling the computer screen up and down really fast"!! (I couldn't have described it any better myself, Susana!!) Had you noticed that, Rob?!! IT REALLY IS COOL!!! ;-)


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5/25/2005 10:01:20 AM

 
Pu Chen  

I noticed that when I scrolled down to view the picture too. Very cool indeed! Congratulations for both winning and POTD! It is beautiful!


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5/25/2005 10:07:14 AM

 
Robert Mann
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Thanks, Wendy, Kathleen, Susanna, Kay, Michelle, Jane, Leanne, Kathleen, Gerda and Carolyn!

Carolyn & Susanaa, I noticed the effect of the scolling...pretty cool!

Carolyn I did some perspective work to try to even this out a bit, it is still not as centered as I would like it to be. I shot it handheld, but I must have been steadied against something to have had it come out so clean. Other than the perspective work and crop I did my normal processing ( Layer adjustments for levels, brightness and congrast, hue and saturation, USM, resize, USM). I will try to post a resize and rotated only version of the original tonight.

THanks again, everyone! RoB


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5/25/2005 10:13:46 AM

 
Ermanno Radice
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Congratulations for your win second place, Robert!
Gorgeous image!


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5/25/2005 12:14:22 PM

 
Robert Mann
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Thanks Ermanno!

Here is the original version, rotated and resized only.


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5/25/2005 6:34:16 PM

 
Robert Mann
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  Ceiling, Union Station II Original,
Ceiling, Union Station II Original,
© Robert Mann
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Out of camera, rotate and resize only.


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5/25/2005 6:36:02 PM

 
Lawrence Staats  

Congrats Rob. Oustanding image!


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5/27/2005 12:33:06 PM

 
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