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2nd PlaceArt Appreciation
stevieian


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Challenge: Benches (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D70s
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
Location: Muscarelle Museum of Art
Date: Nov 22, 2008
Aperture: f18.0
ISO: 640
Shutter: 2.5
Galleries: Interior, Children
Date Uploaded: Nov 22, 2008

Post Challenge: Thank you all for the comments and my first RED ribbon! I am truly speechless.

I had to get special permission to shoot inside the Museum, which is on the College of William & Mary campus. I tried to be as inconspicuous as possible with my tripod and little model. The lighting was challenging, to say the least. This is an exhibit of paintings of the Italian countryside from the 17th century, taken by Dutch artists from the Golden Age. It was a beautiful exhibit to see (and photograph). Special thanks to Amy Gorman, Curator of Education at the Museum for her help in allowing me to capture this photograph.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 126
Avg (all users): 7.1392
Avg (commenters): 7.4783
Avg (participants): 7.0175
Avg (non-participants): 7.2079
Views since voting: 6825
Views during voting: 372
Votes: 158
Comments: 42
Favorites: 15 (view)


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12/06/2008 09:56:34 AM
Very nice composition.
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12/05/2008 10:06:59 AM
I new this one would ribbon, congratulations!
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12/02/2008 10:26:50 PM
Go Mom!! Congrats on your first red and your second ribbon.
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12/02/2008 04:07:08 AM
Congrats! I picked this for the blue, but I am almost never exactly right. :)
...oh, and I appreciate you, too. ;-)
-Art
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12/01/2008 09:06:31 PM
Congrats on an awesome picture!
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12/01/2008 08:13:13 PM
Congratulations Joanne, glad to see this in the ribbons. :)
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12/01/2008 05:44:13 PM
Great work Joanne!!! Congrats on the ribbon.
I glad this shot placed so well
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12/01/2008 05:14:39 PM
I love the neutral colors of this one. Nice placing!
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12/01/2008 05:00:52 PM
Joanne, this is wonderful! Everything about it is award-winning perfect! Congratulations on such a well-deserved win!

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12/01/2008 03:19:33 PM
Wonderful composition and lighting - a well deserved red.
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12/01/2008 01:36:03 PM
A truly exquisite work, and a well deserved ribbon.
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12/01/2008 12:51:17 PM
This was definitely a unique perspective. A well deserved second place win.
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12/01/2008 09:56:12 AM
Congrats! This is a beautiful image. A RED!
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12/01/2008 08:32:20 AM
Way to go!
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12/01/2008 08:24:15 AM
Congrats on the ribbon, this was one of my top picks in the challenge.
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12/01/2008 12:51:12 AM
Beautiful colors and lighting. The sheen on the girls hair adds the magic touch for me. Big congrats on your ribbon, Joanne.
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12/01/2008 12:30:13 AM
Very well done!...Congrats
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12/01/2008 12:03:45 AM
Adorable! Great colors and composition. I would have liked to see some of the highlighting from sharpening to be fixed up (esp the girl's shoulder) Congrats on the ribbon!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/30/2008 08:04:05 PM
Great Composition Great lighting. I love the way your model directs our gaze .
Good luck
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11/30/2008 03:18:45 PM
The lighting is so striking in this photo. It creates wonderful soft shadows. I love the composition too. Amazing work. :)
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11/30/2008 09:37:18 AM
very well done, lighting needs to improve, but it's a museum, can't do much with the light.
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11/30/2008 04:33:45 AM
Nice idea. One of my favourites, despite lens distortion
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11/30/2008 03:45:12 AM
a clear winner. 10
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11/28/2008 09:04:29 PM
Brilliant. The girl almost appears as artwork heerself. Among the best of show.
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11/28/2008 06:50:12 PM
Very nicely composed, but does the encroaching darkness mean something? The sepia tone along with the shadows seeping in from above (an unnatural direction) and the extremely bold shapes and lines create an imposing, almost threatening, mood. A brighter (emotionally) scene may help to convey the discovery associated with art appreciation, but instead I question whether she is lost or otherwise in danger. Very dramatic, but I can't determine your intention. I guess it may be the title that's throwing me.
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11/28/2008 04:34:34 PM
Great lighting
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11/28/2008 02:48:12 PM
I keep thinking that there must have been a sign saying 'no photography' somewhere! Great shot.
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11/28/2008 11:56:42 AM
Nice balance to this.
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11/28/2008 11:46:47 AM
love the under exposure. Composition good. tomes well used. 7
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11/26/2008 10:59:41 AM
very nice
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11/26/2008 12:34:32 AM
such a brilliant image .. speaks on many levels .. a wonderful take on the challenge .. :)
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11/25/2008 05:37:45 PM
top 5
9 from me
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11/25/2008 02:41:08 PM
Fantastic...my favorite in this challenge
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11/25/2008 11:52:00 AM
Nicely framed but too much sharpening gives the girl a halo.
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11/25/2008 04:23:20 AM
how lovely, greate composition and lightning.
my favorit.
one more thing, i think her had should be in angle, so it will look in one of the photos. this way it will be more interesting.
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11/24/2008 09:29:14 PM
This would make a great shot of her looking at this picture of her looking at this picture of her looking... =)
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11/24/2008 06:07:50 PM
Very nice composition and storytelling.
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11/24/2008 06:02:48 PM
nicely lit and composed
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11/24/2008 05:41:53 PM
Very cool picture
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11/24/2008 01:34:29 PM
love this. chicago art institute?
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11/24/2008 01:16:51 AM
Beautiful piece of art right here. 10
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11/24/2008 01:14:14 AM
Wonderful atmosphere, 9 from me.
Edited .. after going through the challenge, this deserve a 10 :)
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