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Time to get all close-up and personal with "The Sphere"

This crop made me think of the original sputnik, (which was shot into space as long ago as October 1957) because of the rods sticking out of its rear. This version is a tad larger than the original which was a mere 23" diameter. However, i don't think you'd get this one in orbit!Sad

That perfect deep blue sky makes a perfect backdrop, and is straight from the camera, it really was this deep hue of blue.

Many thanks for all recent comments, they are appreciated.

Thanks for bothering.

Malc

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:3 Mar 2013 - 2:50 PM
Focal Length:70mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/13.0
Shutter Speed:1/160sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Partial
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto

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saeidNL
saeidNL  5 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
5 Mar 2013 - 3:37 PM

Stunning and great image,like the tones and reflection here,very well done,
saeid

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Mar 2013 - 3:50 PM

brilliant detail and comp malc belting colours a wider view for you tonight Smile a cracker nice one Wink
andy

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5147 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland114 Constructive Critique Points
5 Mar 2013 - 4:08 PM

Lots of lines, angles and geometric shapes in this shot, Malc, the study looking good against the uninterrupted blue of the sky: the smaller areas of green and yellow add a nice wee counterbalance though.
Ronnie.

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SUE118
SUE118 Plus Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Mar 2013 - 4:09 PM

Brilliant I like this a lot.

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Lillian
Lillian Plus Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
5 Mar 2013 - 4:09 PM

All those lines as it was loading onto the page
proves a stunning and different image Malc
crisp and composed perfectly
Lillian

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Fefe
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5 Mar 2013 - 4:18 PM

Great image Malc! Its like a big Ker PlunkGrinGrin
Diane

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cats_123
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5 Mar 2013 - 4:19 PM

fascinating shapes and angles Smile

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annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 3191 forum postsannettep38 vcard France33 Constructive Critique Points
5 Mar 2013 - 4:55 PM

i love your sputnik. yes, it resembles a lot. We got a small beer tank which we call our garden sputnik.

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AnnChown
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5 Mar 2013 - 5:05 PM

I love it Malc!
Ann

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51258 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England142 Constructive Critique Points
5 Mar 2013 - 5:45 PM

"Like a big kerplunk"!! GrinGrinGrin Couldn't agree more. All about the colour and shape, Malc.

Dave

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franken
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5 Mar 2013 - 5:55 PM

all sorts of interesting shapes and angles in this one Malc.

Ken

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lifesnapper
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5 Mar 2013 - 6:00 PM

Great view point here Malc, smashing shot.

John Smile

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danbrann
danbrann  10517 forum posts15 Constructive Critique Points
5 Mar 2013 - 6:15 PM

i love those lines competing with those irregular shapes of glass.

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LynneJoyce
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5 Mar 2013 - 6:41 PM

I like this cropped version very much.

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC Plus Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
5 Mar 2013 - 7:56 PM

Yes, I remember the launch of Sputnik! It does look rather like it...Wink Great close-up, Malc, and it contrasts very well against that beautiful blue sky Smile
Trev Smile

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5 Mar 2013 - 8:06 PM

A good crop Malc SmileSmile
Helen

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taggart
taggart Plus Member 1046 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
5 Mar 2013 - 11:08 PM

Certainly does make one think of Sputnik!

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jasonrwl
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6 Mar 2013 - 1:10 PM

This is superb Malc - terrific close composition and perfect exposure to make the most of the conditions.
Jason

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AnneWorner
AnneWorner Plus Member 7620 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States43 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2013 - 3:07 PM

I thought we might see a closer view of this sculpture. Stunning against a clear blue Norwegian sky.

Anne

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SlowSong
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6 Mar 2013 - 3:14 PM

Oooh yes, Sputnik! Super shot and well seen.
x

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 9877 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1687 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2013 - 8:00 PM

So glad you are showing a closeup of the central sphere, Malc, it's just as wonderful as I envisaged, and beautifully reflective.
Did you hear any beep-beeps emanating from it?
Being so much larger than 23", yours has far more radio antennaeTongue. Also, it might have trouble reaching 18,000 mph like Sputnik 1.

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Richsr
Richsr Plus Member 890 forum postsRichsr vcard England215 Constructive Critique Points
7 Mar 2013 - 12:49 PM

Like the strong colours and good details here Malc, well worked
Regards Richard

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LexEquine
LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
8 Mar 2013 - 7:37 PM

Superb Color, Clarity, & Compo ~

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