Rachel McKinnie 6/21/2007 9:36:29 AM

Awesome shot! #677775

Carla Metzler 6/21/2007 9:48:15 AM

Excellent capture, I love the lighting, tones and wonderful composition, Graham. This is so very beautiful!! #4420600

Brinn MacDougall 6/21/2007 10:02:16 AM

This makes a wonderful graphic image, excellent work, Graham. #4420666

Graham J. Weiss 6/23/2007 6:22:46 PM

Hi guys. Thanks heaps.

I'm not really comfortable photographing other people's creations and art, as it's not my own work, but where I do capture sculptures, architecture etc, I'll always try to portray my own interpretation or thoughts.

Thanks again :) #4429409

Silvana Stanzer 7/28/2007 7:22:30 PM

I love the lighting on this one, great job, Silvana #4573049

Anita Bower 9/9/2007 3:19:44 AM

This type of sculpture usually does not appeal to me. However, your shot makes me see it in a different way--an exciting way: Angle, lighting, framing. Excellent.
Your photo titles are superb! #4766636

Daniella Puente 10/1/2007 8:23:51 AM

What a GREAT detail! this sculpture is fantastic and the light in your image is just awesome!!! congrats :) very good... #4869201

Nancyj E. Hovey 7/14/2010 1:14:45 PM

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o)

on your 1st Place WINNER! 8o) #8762279

Mary Beth Aiello 7/14/2010 1:34:40 PM

The lighting on this is perfection, Graham. Huge congrats on your outstanding FIRST PLACE GOLD. Love it. #8762421

Melissa G. Meiselman 7/14/2010 1:56:46 PM


Claudia Kuhn 7/14/2010 2:11:07 PM

Wonderful light and curves, congratulations on your winner! #8762734

Patti Coblentz 7/14/2010 2:26:56 PM

Spectacular lighting! Congratulations on your stunning 1st place win, Graham! #8762801

Cindy Bendush 7/14/2010 3:50:30 PM

Cool light and image Graham! - big congratulations!!! #8763175

Graham J. Weiss 7/14/2010 5:22:51 PM

Well, that's huge... thanks so very much BP! Firstly to the judge(s) and staff at BetterPhoto. Really appreciate you guys taking time to consider my image.

And to you all that have left fantastic comments, I'm grateful for you taking time to stop by and say such positive stuff...The images 'Conduct' was up against are quite incredible, so congratulations to everyone in the top 10, and even beyond.

Part of the reason I shoot is to record things that obviously appeal to me, some that take my breath away, some things may horrify too, but underlying all that, is that I may be capturing something you may never see again...

Not long after I captured this shot, I noticed the sculpture was never lit at night, the way it first captured my attention. Even then I had to remove graffiti in post processing and the scars that skateboarders have left, and even now, there's moves afoot in Australia to ban shooters taking photographs of public places (as this is)

Not only this, but when I shot this image a few years ago (at midnight) it was relatively safe to wander around at midnight shooting the magic that night brings...nowadays, just a few short years later, although I pack a relatively heavy, weapon-like D3x, it's nowhere near as safe to do this stuff...So perhaps yes, you may never see 'Conduct' in this light again...

Thanks again everybody who's commented, I really admire much of your own work, and thanks too to anybody who'll drop by during the day. #8763625

Debra R. Harder 7/14/2010 5:28:03 PM

WOW...this is a SUPERB image, Graham! Huge congratulations on your EXCELLENT FIRST PLACE WIN! Deb #8763644

Ellen Devenny 7/14/2010 6:25:36 PM

Awesome, Graham!!! Congratulations! And yes, first place is HUGE! :) #8763849

Rona L. Schwarz 7/14/2010 7:14:38 PM

Amazing capture, Graham! Incredible light and tones! CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR FIRST PLACE GOLD WINNER! #8763983

Irene Colling 7/14/2010 9:42:21 PM

Excellent capture of this outstanding sculpture. Your POV and presentation are perfect.

Congratulations on your winning entry. #8764341

Jessica Jenney 7/15/2010 5:23:18 AM

Congratulations, Graham on your fabulous First Place Win! #8765014

Karen Celella 7/15/2010 6:40:42 AM

Huge congratulations for your fabulous winner, Graham! #8765230

Kathleen Brennan 7/15/2010 6:16:01 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful winner! #8766535

Denny E. Barnes 7/15/2010 10:33:19 PM

Big Congratulations, Graham on your outstanding and well deserved Gold winner!! #8766926

Graham J. Weiss 7/15/2010 10:37:56 PM

Really appreciate each of your thoughtful and positive comments, and taking time to drop by!

Thanks again. #8766937

Charlotte LaBarbera 7/16/2010 9:23:23 AM

Congratulations! Your earlier post here struck a cord with me. I often see things I would like to photograph, but run the risk of getting arrested if you do. I understand no photography in a museum but there are some places that have become off limits because of the dangerous times we live in that you spoke of. I hesitate to go out shooting by myself for fear of being accosted. Sad. #8767942

David M. Montero 7/17/2010 10:35:44 AM

This is such an awesome shot Graham!!! Congratulations on your 1st place finish. Well deserved and well done. #8769685

Gerri R. Jones 7/23/2010 10:57:13 AM

Congratulations on your well deserved first place win, Graham! I've always liked your special interpretation of interesting subjects! #8782126

Graham J. Weiss 7/23/2010 4:38:13 PM

Hi guys.

Many thanks :)

Charlotte, these are weird and whacky times...I'd prefer just plain whacky to be honest...It's funny, I just want to show my appreciation or interpretation of a subject or object that interests or inspires me, or you think...there'll be a block of apartments in this vista, or a drain, or a street, and it may never be the same. You tend to think, sure, visiting this exotic location may be a 'once in a lifetime experience' and you took pictures, not because you feared it won't be there next time, but because it was striking the time you visited, and you may not venture back...I used to love wandering around the city at night, it was often quiet, bit eerie perhaps, but you could become one with it, and it'd allow a uniqueness to the way you shot and captured it. It really is sad, I agree, and I'd love for one day my photography to become a vehicle that could somehow turn that all around...perhaps before were pressed to become mace or weapon packing photographer vigilantes!!

Dave, cheers! Thanks heaps.

Gerri, thank you so much, and it's always great to see you :) Continued best wishes and fortune with your own gorgeous work :) #8782523

Charlotte LaBarbera 7/24/2010 10:13:32 PM

I've been told that wasp spray is better, more powerful and more far reaching than mace - and won't kill you if it falls into the hands of the criminal. Can't quite figure out how to handle that and the camera, and the camera bag and the tripod though.

The desire for your photography to become a vehicle to turn things around is certainly a desire worth pursuing.


Paula Showen 7/27/2010 7:43:57 PM

Wonderful shot! Congratulations! #8790125

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 7/30/2010 12:42:13 PM

Nicely seen Graham, super use of colors and design. A wonderful image! Congratulations on your FIRST PLACE win!!! #8795715

Dominick M. Dimacale 9/13/2010 4:10:10 AM

Congratulations Graham on your Win!!!

Dominick #8897349

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Reconstructed airconditioning ducting as a sculpture/urban art. Captured at night.

Shot with Nikkor 18 - 70 Lens @ 18mm/f8, shutter priority 1 sec exposure. Onboard flash assisted.

Uploaded on 6/21/2007 9:29:09 AM

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Camera: Nikon D70 Digital SLR Camera All Time Best Photo Contest Staff Favorite Photo Contest FIRST PLACE Winner

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