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Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 27 May 2011 in Abstract & Conceptual and Portfolio.

Spotted at the Garfield Park Conservatory. It is a close-up of a mosaic fountain which I captured in its entirety and posted back in March of 2008. I am happy to see how much better the quality and color is.

I have actually been debating about deleting my photos from my "early years." But then again, it's nice to see that there has been improvement. :-)

Photographed May 3, 2011.

SONY DSLR-A300 1/80 second F/5.6 ISO 160 45 mm

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Kala from United States

Gorgeous colors and symmetry.

27 May 2011 5:47am

Peter from Amsterdam, Netherlands

A radiant burst of color.

27 May 2011 7:18am

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

wow, gorgeous ornaments.
very well captured - great sharpness.

27 May 2011 8:20am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Très impressionnante!

27 May 2011 9:43am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom


27 May 2011 10:13am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Wonderful capture with all this rich and vibrant detail!

27 May 2011 1:17pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Fantastic tile work, wonderfully captured.
I agree about the early work, you have to know from where you've come, to know where you are and where you are going.

27 May 2011 1:48pm

@Ralph Jones: Many thanks, Ralph!

Enzo from Lausanne, Switzerland

Splendide! Cette mosaïque de couleurs rigoureusement composée est du plus bel effet!

27 May 2011 5:48pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Steven this is absolutely fantastic, and I so deeply agree with Ralph....I could not say it any better than he did. Stupendous - both images ;-)

27 May 2011 6:02pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful color and framing. It is amazing to think about all of the work that went in to creating this mosaic. I think you should save your older pictures. It provides a measure for how much you have improved!

27 May 2011 9:06pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Lovely colors and symmetry. Your earlier image looks fine.

27 May 2011 9:29pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

excellent. so beautiful

27 May 2011 11:22pm

Albert from Hamburg, Germany

Nice mosaic pattern. I agree with Ralph et al. Also, if I look at some of my old images at Am3 I think "what the hell was I thinking when I uploaded this?" and I just want to delete it. On the other hand I sometimes find old photos, post-processed and ready for upload, on my hard drive which I never posted because I found them too bad, but I like them today. I think we should just keep our old stuff, if not else for the documentation. It is a never ending (hopefully) path we are walking (Although, I often feel I'm walking in a circle :) ).

27 May 2011 11:24pm

Dokmateo from madird, Spain

Stunning kaleidoscope!!! Well seen,great capture!

28 May 2011 12:55am

Sunder from Chennai, India

Great shot! Nice colours and patterns...

28 May 2011 4:44am

Thierry Pouleur from anseremme, Belgium

superbe photo, j'adore cette mosaique, du grand art

28 May 2011 6:44am

Phil David Morris 2011 from Saskatoon,, Canada

Like walking into a kaleidoscope, the feeling gets so intense. Mesmerizing and
hypnotizing quality to the photo.

28 May 2011 7:48am

Kenny from Eastsound, United States

WOW! That is one fantastic mosaic.

28 May 2011 4:19pm

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Wow, absolutely stunning!

29 May 2011 8:42pm

Stefanie from France

What a mosaic!!! Beautiful and so much work.

30 May 2011 8:26am

Robert Kruh from Slovenia

Great central composition with so many details ... ;)

2 Jun 2011 6:36am

Rick from Toronto, Canada

You did a fantastic job of photographing this stunning piece of work. Those early years are integral to the whole of our journeys. I absolutely fumbled around in mid-2008 when I bought my first DSLR... took pictures of everything in sight. I'm still tough to please but it is that finding of one's way that makes the trip so enriching. Keep up the good work, man!

5 Jun 2011 11:23pm