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  Mini#38 Best of 2017
Entry 20 of 36
   
 
Kumo Awakens       ©2018 Lo
Panasonic DMC-FZ200       20th place, 55 points
1/250s, f2.8, ISO 800, 186mm, Aperture Priority, Pattern, no flash
 
Post-Processing: Convert from RAW, Adjust skew in Photoshop/Image, minor cloning, adjust levels, Topaz 5 to add detail, Topaz Denoise       Extra Info: Sunset shot of the spider Kumo descending from its perch atop the spires of the cathedral. Organizers estimate that 750,000 people watched the huge mechanical dragon-horse and spider from the French company La Machine perform during a four-day spectacle of street theatre.
 
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Lo
Jan 12, 2018
    Thank you for your nice comments. This was the most amazing sight. We just happened to be leaving the National Art Gallery one evening when the 4-day spectacle began. Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica is across the street from the gallery. I'll post a link in the outtakes.

jomari
Jan 9, 2018
    I agree with the others. I'm surprised at where this lovely and interesting shot ended up, should have finished much higher.

SteveBee
Jan 8, 2018
    Go figure. How could this wonderfully composed, interesting, and technically fine shot be #20?

mrsawyer
Jan 8, 2018
    This was so unusual and well-taken, I thought it would finish higher. Must have been great to see this live!

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Time In A Frame/Paul M.
Jan 8, 2018
    Where were you when you took this great shot! I can't believe there are people on the spider.

jomari
Jan 8, 2018
    Wonderful, whimsical creature. I love the light in the towers.

cookiejar
Jan 8, 2018
    Creepy and dramatic. The gothic Cathedral and the rather gothic monster feel connected in theme.

bryanshoots
Jan 7, 2018
    Interesting shot. Love the balanced composition but I'm finding it hard to connect all the elements.

oberbayer
Jan 7, 2018
    I love this kind of pictures. The picture is my favorite.

aoc46
Jan 6, 2018
    A striking and unusual scene, well spotted and shot. Compositionally, I'd have preferred to see the "spider" a bit higher or lower between the spires.

breadmaker
Jan 6, 2018
    Intriguing and unusual subject well captured.

Lo
Jan 6, 2018
    Ysal, I would say they are about 80 feet in the air, suspended from a giant crane. There are people manipulating the controls for the head and legs

Edward - this was taken at dusk. I reduced the noise as much as possible. The spider was moving its legs and descending to the ground when I took the shot.

Edward
Jan 6, 2018
    What a great image; unusual and rare, I would think. Being slightly out of focus will cost you points, however.

SteveBee
Jan 5, 2018
    Great light. interesting subject and good composition.

ysal
Jan 5, 2018
    Oh gosh, I just realized there are people on the spider! How high up in the air are they?

forkcandles
Jan 5, 2018
    dont fancy being part of the team on board
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