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01/09/2008 12:21:45 AM · #1
One of my favorite subjects. So much, in fact, that I just took some great shots of one before the challenge was announced!

I'll find more I guess...

BTW, how does one define a "building?"
01/09/2008 12:40:38 AM · #2
Originally posted by JBHale:



BTW, how does one define a "building?"


OHHH JEEEEZ.....how would not define a "building"?
01/09/2008 12:43:41 AM · #3
LOL not worried about what is or is not a building just waiting for the first "I was out shooting for the abandoned building and I got arrested for trespassing" post to hit the message board. :)
01/09/2008 12:51:36 AM · #4
Oh, I love those stories!

I guess it's time to go exploring town again - I love a good excuse! (And hate the color yellow)
01/09/2008 01:06:38 AM · #5
oh, we have a cool train station here - tempted to make the trip!
01/09/2008 01:31:20 AM · #6
Oh no, there's a gorgeous abandoned building I've been meaning to photograph but my car is off the road and I don't think I can get there :( Maybe there's another one closer to home.

What if the abandoned building has squatters living it is it still abandoned? Hehehe I just had to ask.
01/09/2008 01:36:10 AM · #7
Abandoned Buildings I
01/09/2008 01:46:23 AM · #8
Originally posted by Judi:

Abandoned Buildings I


Well there goes one idea for a shot. No great scenery behind the building I was thinking of. :(

Message edited by author 2008-01-09 01:47:15.
01/12/2008 03:14:37 AM · #9
Originally posted by Mike_Adams:

LOL not worried about what is or is not a building just waiting for the first "I was out shooting for the abandoned building and I got arrested for trespassing" post to hit the message board. :)


ahaha.. nearly happened to me.. well, the police guy kept asking me questions and bought my excuse that it was for school..
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tsk tsk

01/12/2008 08:31:45 PM · #10
I had a security guy come by when I was shooting. I think he was afraid I was going to vandalize something, or try to go where I was clearly not supposed to go. The first time he drove by and asked how I was doing; the second time he just drove by to make sure I knew he was still watching me. I dunno'; maybe at my age I should be flattered someone thinks I'm daring enough to get in trouble!
01/13/2008 01:25:05 AM · #11
I went back to the abandoned building I shot last week, and didn't get results even close to the originals... I'll be looking around for more, but it's hard to find abandoned buildings in the middle of suburban sprawl.
01/14/2008 08:48:01 AM · #12
I don't suppose there are any Londoners here who know how to get into the old tube station beneath the Old Bull and Bush pub in Hampstead? I've googled extensively but there are all kinds of differing views and none recently.

I've always wanted to shoot it and this challenge is ideal...otherwise it'll be me cruising the North Circular looking for a warehouse or something to shoot (considerably less interesting or fun)..

Cheers

N
01/14/2008 08:52:14 AM · #13
I'm spoiled for choice here in Texas! Something rural would be great for this, but I will not have the time to drive around. Actually, my abandoned building of choice was torn down about a month ago, or I would be using it:
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01/14/2008 08:55:00 AM · #14
Originally posted by yospiff:

I'm spoiled for choice here in Texas! Something rural would be great for this, but I will not have the time to drive around. Actually, my abandoned building of choice was torn down about a month ago, or I would be using it:
601845.jpg


FWIW Steve it's probably a good thing that you didn't submit that - not because it's not a good photo, but because it doesn't convey 'abandoned' enough and I reckon you'd get crucified by the DNMC crowd. That said I'm still dumbfounded by some voting practices.

N
01/14/2008 09:00:07 AM · #15
Well, I guarantee it is (was) abandoned. Vines growing all over it and lots of caterpillars everywhere. I'm glad I got some photos before it was torn down. My Macro entry last year was also taken at this location:
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Message edited by author 2008-01-14 09:01:08.
01/14/2008 09:20:00 AM · #16
Hello everybody

Can we change the balance colors for this challenge please ? (cross traitement)
Thanks
01/14/2008 09:24:15 AM · #17
Originally posted by Aurel78:

Hello everybody

Can we change the balance colors for this challenge please ? (cross traitement)
Thanks

If you mean WB (white balance), that is something that is certainly allowed and legal for this challenge.
01/14/2008 09:29:09 AM · #18
I think he means a cross-processed look. I think that might be within editing rules. Just be careful how you do it so that it stays within rules.
01/14/2008 09:29:59 AM · #19
Originally posted by glad2badad:

Originally posted by Aurel78:

Hello everybody

Can we change the balance colors for this challenge please ? (cross traitement)
Thanks

If you mean WB (white balance), that is something that is certainly allowed and legal for this challenge.


Thank you for your answer
No, I speak for change the COLORS balance (like a cross-processing)

Message edited by author 2008-01-14 10:08:43.
01/14/2008 09:47:47 AM · #20
Originally posted by MaryO:

I think he was afraid I was going to vandalize something, or try to go where I was clearly not supposed to go. The first time he drove by and asked how I was doing; the second time he just drove by to make sure I knew he was still watching me. I dunno'; maybe at my age I should be flattered someone thinks I'm daring enough to get in trouble!


Could have been that the officer was trying to be sure you were ok. Woman... alone....at an abandoned building... my best friend is a cop and coferring with her she says she would make sure anyone alone ina secluded spot - especially a woman alone - hadn't been attacked. If your car was still there but you wernt she would have gone looking to be sure you hadn't been attacked. Not all police officers are out to intimidate photographers, he may have just been looking out for you. :)

forgive the typos I'm on a crackberry at the doctors office. lol
01/14/2008 10:45:20 AM · #21
Originally posted by MaryO:

I had a security guy come by when I was shooting. I think he was afraid I was going to vandalize something, or try to go where I was clearly not supposed to go. The first time he drove by and asked how I was doing; the second time he just drove by to make sure I knew he was still watching me. I dunno'; maybe at my age I should be flattered someone thinks I'm daring enough to get in trouble!


Maybe you shoulda flashed him.
01/14/2008 10:48:35 AM · #22
I'm fairly new to submitting photos to challenges here(although I've been lurking for about a year now :-) )
Now I'm not so sure about these basic editing rules, am I allowed to change the colours in the shot(using sauration in colorize mode) an use the adjustment layer in normal mode but with another opacity then 100% or has it to be 100%? sorry if this question is stupid but i couldnt get a real answer by reading the editing rules...As i'm understanding them I could use any adjustment layer but in normal mode...does this mean opacity on 100%?
another question would be: am I allowed to use the shadow highlight adjustment (it's not an adjustment layer so I'm a bit confues. wouldnt want my picture being disqualified )

Message edited by author 2008-01-14 13:10:28.
01/14/2008 03:16:43 PM · #23
Since no one has answered you, I'm going to try...

In basic mode, the main idea is that if what you do affects the whole picture, then it's usually allowed. If it only affects some pixels, then it's not allowed. For example, you could increase the contrast - on the whole photo. You could also adjust the saturation (of all colors or just one), as long as you do it for all the pixels in the shot. Someone once showed me how you could make it look like selective desat, but you can't really do "selective" anything.

I hope that makes sense.
01/14/2008 03:59:22 PM · #24
Thank you for the help .. I submitted my entry for this challenge an hope it is ok,, I didn't select anything so I guess I should be ok :-) can't wait to see the other entries, i am really into abandoned buildings :-)
01/14/2008 04:02:11 PM · #25
Originally posted by guako:

Thank you for the help .. I submitted my entry for this challenge an hope it is ok,, I didn't select anything so I guess I should be ok :-) can't wait to see the other entries, i am really into abandoned buildings :-)

If you're there, is it really abandoned? ;-P
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