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17 E Mt. Vernon Place
2nd Place17 E Mt. Vernon Place
LN13


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Historic Landmark -- The Old & The Beautified (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM for Canon
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Date: Jun 25, 2014
Aperture: f16
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1.3, 2.5 & 5.0 sec
Date Uploaded: Jun 29, 2014

This is the George Peabody Library. It is a 19th century research library, and part of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. I had never been there before, but had seen pictures, and my daughter had been, and told me of it's beauty. As soon as someone suggested this challenge, I knew it was the place I wanted to go. Luckily, it came up during a week that I was off of work, as the library is only open Tuesday-Thursday 9-5 and Friday 9-3. I was off work because my daughter (the one who told me how beautiful it is) was in town, visiting from her home in Minnesota.

The wiki page: //en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Peabody_Library


This is an HDR of three images:
HDREfex (Outdoor2, Normal, Realistic Natural, Exposure 5%, Contrast 20%, Structure 10%)
rotate to level
crop
Viveza (brightness 10%, contrast 15%, saturation 5%, structure 0%)
ColorEfex Pro (darken/lighten center, center 10%, border -40%, center size 55%)
crop to 4x3
clone out power cords on the floor
resize & sharpen action
select far racks and smart sharpen 50%
save for web at 66% (that's a lot of detail!)
(images 5375, 5376, 5377)

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Thanks to everyone for the votes and comments. After seven years and nine months, I have a new personal best score!

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 94
Avg (all users): 7.0875
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 6.8696
Avg (non-participants): 7.3824
Views since voting: 1246
Views during voting: 198
Votes: 80
Comments: 23
Favorites: 4 (view)


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05/12/2015 01:16:46 AM
gorgeous!
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07/07/2014 09:20:22 PM
I love this photo, congrats on the ribbon! Totally surprised this didn't get blue. Very well done.
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07/07/2014 10:22:49 AM
fantastic image, and congrats on the new PB
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07/07/2014 09:50:04 AM
Go Larry. Go Larry. Go Larry.

Knew this one would do well... Team Snap Dragon 4-evah! ;)
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07/07/2014 09:18:05 AM
Wonderful image, score and finish, Larry. I love the symmetry of the composition and your control of detail deep into the image is excellent. Congratulations on the ribbon.
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07/07/2014 05:32:33 AM
Originally posted by PennyClick:

Congratulations on a great image and finish in the challenge. You are on quite a roll with ribbons these days! The library has been refurbished I see since I was last there sometime in the 1990's for a faculty member's retirement dinner. The spiral staircase there is another magnificent feature. I hope you saw that too.


Thanks Penny. I completely forgot about the staircase! Now I have an excuse to go back.

Message edited by author 2014-07-07 05:33:12.
07/07/2014 04:56:22 AM
Congrats on a lovely image.
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07/07/2014 03:52:32 AM
Great job Larry. This was my pick for the top. Congrats on the Red!
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07/07/2014 03:23:56 AM
So many great images in this challenge, this is great. Congrats
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07/07/2014 12:46:52 AM
Congratulations on a great image and finish in the challenge. You are on quite a roll with ribbons these days! The library has been refurbished I see since I was last there sometime in the 1990's for a faculty member's retirement dinner. The spiral staircase there is another magnificent feature. I hope you saw that too.
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07/07/2014 12:17:21 AM
Congrats !!

Beautiful place ! and your image does it justice
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07/07/2014 12:08:32 AM
Congratulations, Larry! Spectacular image.
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07/07/2014 12:05:20 AM
Great photo...well deserved ribbon! Congratulations!
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07/07/2014 12:05:17 AM
Congrats on the red. Wonderful building and lovely shot of it. It was one of my top picks, too.
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07/07/2014 12:01:28 AM
Congrats on the ribbon!!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/06/2014 11:50:52 PM
Beautiful Image! Love the HDR effect.
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07/06/2014 01:24:20 AM
I guess this is a library of some type but it is a great detailed shot lovely 6
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07/05/2014 07:51:22 PM
This image made me stop. Then I said 'wow'. What a great perspective, and the pattern of all those books is just wonderful.
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07/04/2014 08:13:18 PM
BAM! I really enjoy this photo. It's stunning. I like all the detail and depth of field and color. And, after researching this, I see it is close to where I'll be relocating soon. So' I'll definately have to check it out. Thanks for submitting this photo. Its awesome.
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07/04/2014 06:12:47 PM
Awesome geometry, it really draws the eye in straight away.
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07/04/2014 02:00:22 PM
Cool view, cool buidling. Sherman would be proud
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06/30/2014 12:36:46 AM
Very neat building. Ought to do well. Seems over sharpened to me. Not voting yet.
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06/30/2014 12:17:59 AM
wow !!
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