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Life Stilled
Life Stilled
dahkota


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Challenge: Still Life IV (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Tokina AF 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5 AT-X 107 DX Fisheye for Canon
Location: Philadelphia
Date: Jul 26, 2008
Aperture: 3.5
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/10
Galleries: Still Life, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Jul 29, 2008

At the Eastern State Penitentiary. I really like this one. I love the place. Some are going to say its not a still life. Bite me.

hand held at 10mm

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After challenge:
This is Al Capone's Cell, for those interested. Connections will get you everything. Compared to the conditions in a regular cell, he had it made.

Definition of Still Life:
A still life is a work of art depicting inanimate subject matter, typically commonplace objects which may be either natural (food, plants and natural substances like rocks) or man-made (drinking glasses, cigarettes, pipes, hotdogs and so on) in an artificial setting.

See - its a still life. ;P

Handheld at 1/10 wasn't that hard - shoot off about 6 in a row and one is bound to come out pretty clear. Pixel peeping isn't pretty though... :)

Statistics
Place: 23 out of 228
Avg (all users): 6.0914
Avg (commenters): 6.3333
Avg (participants): 6.1333
Avg (non-participants): 6.0714
Views since voting: 1414
Views during voting: 318
Votes: 186
Comments: 11
Favorites: 0


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08/08/2008 12:48:45 AM
wow, yes connections can get you anything it life. fab photo, very interesting history behind it
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08/06/2008 10:23:21 AM
Wow! I love that place too! Is that someone's "cell" ??? It's so warm and cozy, I think I'd love to be in prison there. And I'm in awe that you got that focus hand held at 1/10.

I love this photo!

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08/06/2008 09:34:20 AM
OK I'll say it since you asked: "It's not a still life." Where do youw ant the bite applied? Really nice shot though :-)

R.
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08/06/2008 09:11:24 AM
Congrats Courtenay.
Don't get dragged down by these 1s and 2s. These are the guys that only have an extremely narrow interpretation.
I love the warm tones. 1/10 sec and handheld...I got to stop drinking that coffee :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/06/2008 02:04:23 AM
A still life in every sense. Has made for a wonderful, atmospheric photo.
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08/06/2008 01:10:45 AM
this is a great moody shot. I love it, can not belive all the 1,2,and 3.s though. you where robbed. Amazing lighting well done
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/01/2008 10:30:12 AM
Awesome way of meeting the challenge with a twist. Amazing lighting. You have demonstrated your technical capabilities very well in this shot. Nice setup too. This should be on the first page.
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07/30/2008 08:04:42 PM
Awesome! Wide angle?
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07/30/2008 02:14:42 PM
interesting place, looks like one of my old bedsits I used to rent.. good luck, Im not voting.
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07/30/2008 08:05:56 AM
Nice tones.
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07/30/2008 12:16:59 AM
Ah yes. Eastern state penetentiary. Which gangsters cell was this?
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