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2nd PlaceWe live in a house, a very big house in the country...
SoulMan1978


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Challenge: Affluence II (Basic Editing)
Collection: Challenge Entries
Camera: Sony DSLR-A100K
Lens: Sony DT 18-70mm f/3.5-5.6 Aspherical ED Zoom Lens for Sony Alpha
Location: Mount Edgcumbe House, Cornwall
Date: Oct 18, 2008
Aperture: F/10.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/80 secs
Galleries: Landscape, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Oct 21, 2008

What I wrote before voting: "Shame I screwed up the highlights."

My subsequent total revision of my own opinion on seeing the score I was getting: Actually no it's fine. ;-)

This was an ideal challenge for me this week even though my time was limited, as I was away in Cornwall at my friend Andy's wedding. I had visions of shots of champagne glasses, rolls royces etc.

Didn't quite get a shot like that, but I would like to think this fits the bill: this is Mount Edgcumbe House, where Andy and Jenny got married. It's lovely inside, but the staff wouldn't let me take photos (I was annoyed about that, as they were looking the other way when ppl were taking shots with their cameraphones and compacts, but as soon as I get my SLR out...anyway that's a rant for another time)

After the ceremony, I sneaked around the house to get a couple of shots of the formal gardens, the best of which you see before you now. Just to the left of the house you can just see an archway, through which the guests were drinking champagne and eating canapes.

This photo is dedicated to the memory of my polarising filter, which fell off the front of my camera moments before this shot, and is now broken beyond repair. Goodbye old friend :-(

Seriously though, this photo is dedicated to Andy and Jenny. Thanks for letting us share in a wonderful day, and all our love and best wishes for a long and happy life together.

Thanks to everyone for the ribbon, votes and comments. I honestly am gobsmacked about how well this did and it finished about a full point over where I expected. I was feeling wretched last Tuesday night when editing this, not quite being able to make it look how I wanted, nor being able to get anything out of the shots I shot of Burghley House (think this, only bigger and grander) that I liked. The score and my very first ribbon has cheered me up beyond belief. :-)

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 115
Avg (all users): 6.8373
Avg (commenters): 7.8333
Avg (participants): 6.4186
Avg (non-participants): 6.9458
Views since voting: 19541
Views during voting: 393
Votes: 209
Comments: 26
Favorites: 5 (view)


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10/31/2008 10:19:49 AM
This photograph just inspires me because I went to a wedding not too long ago and you feel like you need to take a picture of that beautiful place where they were married to remember it. This is definitely a keepsake. Great that you won a ribbon for it. Awesome!
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10/29/2008 04:17:33 PM
Congratulations on your first ribbon! Beautiful shot of an astoundingly gorgeous place.
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10/29/2008 11:33:59 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon!!! Excellent shot for the challenge.
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10/29/2008 11:03:35 AM
I'm glad you got an award winning photo for your efforts, and to have the last word on the staff that was so discriminating against good cameras :) CONGRATULATIONS! This is beautiful and affluent indeed!

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10/29/2008 10:22:29 AM
Congratulations to you, to Andy, and to Jenny! :)
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10/29/2008 10:20:43 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon.
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10/29/2008 09:09:30 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon!
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10/29/2008 08:23:55 AM
Go Sony, go Sony!!! :-)

Go Barry, go Barry!!! :-D

He-he. Couldn't resist. CONGRATS on your first RIBBON! Nicely done.
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10/29/2008 08:10:38 AM
Woohoooo Barry way to go. Go Team UK. Congratulations
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10/29/2008 07:04:44 AM
Good one. And you finally split up those eagles...
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10/29/2008 06:29:20 AM
Well done. Cornwall, one of my favourite places...
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10/29/2008 06:19:15 AM
Huge congrats on your first ribbon, Barry. Love the story too.
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10/29/2008 05:04:52 AM
Way to go, congrats on the ribbon, great job!
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10/29/2008 03:59:44 AM
congrats on your first ribbon!
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10/29/2008 03:27:17 AM
Originally posted by chalice:

Nice work. Congrats on the ribbon.

I voted you a 6
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10/29/2008 03:08:12 AM
Nice work. Congrats on the ribbon.
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10/29/2008 02:54:56 AM
Proficiat on your red.
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10/29/2008 01:55:11 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon. Sorry to hear of the death of your friend Polarising. However, the image looks great without him.
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10/29/2008 12:29:08 AM
first ribbon! an excellent, classic shot to bring it home, congrats
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10/29/2008 12:12:11 AM
I loved the Blur title :) I was very impressed with this shot, well done on the ribbon!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/28/2008 11:17:29 PM
This is your summer home, right? :) Very pretty place and great representation of affluence. I love how the light is falling on the turrets (?) of the house.
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10/28/2008 10:58:01 PM
Should ribbon, nice house
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10/28/2008 04:06:06 PM
picture's sharp
title's blur-ry

a tad more saturation to suit DPC tastes
good luck
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10/22/2008 04:36:10 PM
Great shot. Love the leading lines. I'm drawn straight into the house. The greens add a lot to the overall shot to balance some vibrance with some dull colors. Well balanced, well composed.
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10/22/2008 02:39:19 PM
Perfect framing! Very nicely done!
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10/22/2008 01:33:41 PM
Yep, nice one!
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