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Uniformity (update) by freaky208 Uniformity (update) by freaky208
Ubungo Plaza (at a different angle)
Dar es salaam, Tanzania.

EDIT: Played around with curves, increased the contrast, and loved it more like this. Hope you do too [:



freaky208 -2011
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Anna-Earwig Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, i love the perspective and how the lines vanish to the vanishing point :3
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oddbjrnk Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
I love the feeling of depth in this picture, and a cool thing is that it works just as well in all directions! Yep, i did rotate my laptop ^^.
I noticed the resolution is 17441780, that is not entirely 1:1, and i think maybe the few extra pixels in the height makes a difference. If the image had been cropped entirely square, i think it maybe i would`ve overlooked it. Sometimes its hard to decide how to crop an image, and i often end up with several versions. With pictures like this, the question is often how much sky or ground to include on one side or the other, but choosing to cut it entirely was a wise decision ^^.

I favourited this because its such a plain and simple image that i just instantly liked for some reason. Gonna try and figure out why:
I noticed someone suggested to check out the rule of thirds further up here, and just have to add that if you dont know about it already, you`re a natural talent :)
The reason this image is so intriguing is that every line and feature is just a little bit off.(!?:P) In other words, its a perfect example of originality or "deviation from the norms" of composition.
Aspect ratio is just a little bit under 1:1.
At first everything looks straight, but everything is off by a couple of degrees or a few pixels.
11 windows across instead of 10 continues the trend ^^
The crop is done so that the edge of the frame touch each windows edge on the left side frame exactly. This is hard to explain, but imagine this is where the image is anchored or hinged.
Babble babble :>
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freaky208 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahaha oh wow! Thanks greatly for the time to write all this. I really appreciate it!^^ This is actually one of my favourites as I am really proud of the end product. I didn't even plan this in mind the first time, so yeah lol I did research more about the rule of thirds after the commenter who pointed it out to me here, and at first I didn't even have a clue how it was related. But as I went on, I realized that many a times before I had actually implemented it my photos (many or even most of which I never uploaded here).
I didn't know the angle was off by a little, but I guess its not so bad that way, right?
But thanks again; any "babble babble" on my work I appreciate a lot (:
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AkronadoreR Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
Great shot!
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freaky208 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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AkronadoreR Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012
You are welcome :)
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Feartakyuubi Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Student General Artist
I like it. (: It makes me think about how unity and conformity have a very thin line between them in a way, how a uniform can make everyone all and in the same and yet unite them under one banner if they look at it the other way. Great job! (:
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freaky208 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
True that, thanks! (:
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Feartakyuubi Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Student General Artist
You are welcome (:
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DavidSchermann Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow what a stunning photo! simple but great, love it!
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freaky208 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!!
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Aks47 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
I am dizzy now :P
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freaky208 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
lol
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Loonaki Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011   Traditional Artist
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Genious shot! :omg: Really awesome!
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freaky208 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thaaaaaaank you!!
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K-L-ee Featured By Owner May 1, 2011   Digital Artist
The perspective here is amazing! The way the parallel lines of identical windows begin to come together in the distance is marvellous. I love how perfectly symmetrical the top half and bottom half of the photo are. This is some really gorgeous work.
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freaky208 Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!!:love:
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Im-looking-for Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
I love architecture photography, and your shot is one of good ones : )
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freaky208 Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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Im-looking-for Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
beautiful shot : )
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Eearthe-Mayge Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
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Of the two pictures you posted of this building, I think that this one is the best. Althought he composition is simple, the image still catches your attention as it comes across a bit abstract. The way the building is captured makes it seem as if the building is either going up and down or straigth across. I think your decision to make this image black and white was a wise one as it allows the viewer to focus more on the lines created by the rows/columns of windows, and the abstract-ness that those lines create, as well as the texture of the building itself.
While there are a lot of images of buildings, I think that you have managed to make this picture strong because you chose to stick to a simple composition and color scheme, which keeps the viewer from being overwhelmed. Good job!
I suggest that next time you try to be less symetrical with your composition--maybe try the rule of thirds--and your photograph may come out even stronger!
As it is, good job, keep up the good work!



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freaky208 Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh WOW! Thank you ever so much for the critique! I really appreciate you taking the time to help me out.

About the piece, this also is my favorite compared to the other. And, what exactly is the rule of thirds? This is the second time I've heard of it...

Thanks again!
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Eearthe-Mayge Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
The rule of thirds is a really easy, super basic photography principle. I didn't learn about it until I took a photography class, so even though it's really easy and super basic...I don't know, I guess it's one of the photography world's best kept secrets?
Anyway, here's a link that explains it super well: [link] This website has a few interesting reads that are always helpful when I need a reminder of stuff I learned in my digital photography class. So if you have time, you should read around the site. An image search on google [link] turns up a lot of excellent examples of the rule of thirds--with the grid still on most of them, so you can see how it was divided into thirds. :)
And you're very welcome for the critique. :D
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freaky208 Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank youuuuuu!!! For everything :D:D I'll check both links as soon as possible :)
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Eearthe-Mayge Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
No problem, sweetie. :D
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freaky208 Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug::heart:
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missailoviu Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Student Photographer
love it :+favlove:
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freaky208 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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missailoviu Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Student Photographer
You're welcome :la:
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AbdoHad Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
really interesting !
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freaky208 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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