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Challenge: Abandoned Buildings IV (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2015 challenge
Camera: Canon PowerShot ELPH 330 HS
Date: May 11, 2015
Date Uploaded: May 11, 2015

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Place: 27 out of 50
Avg (all users): 5.6667
Avg (commenters): 7.2000
Avg (participants): 5.8000
Avg (non-participants): 5.5789
Views since voting: 248
Views during voting: 159
Votes: 63
Comments: 8
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05/22/2015 03:24:39 PM
My comment didn't get through -- sorry. Your title led my observations. Mostly I felt the absence of the family, the bustling about, the children playing on the rock. The fogginess frames the image in poignant loss. The building seems to lean to the left with bated breath, as if there is a tomorrow.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/21/2015 08:36:49 PM
Very deserted. I like the bag in the tree. My top pick.
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05/21/2015 06:09:37 PM
I like the brooding tone and I see why you have the big branch in the upper right to lead in the eye, but I think the structure is playing second fiddle to the foliage. More house being swallowed less trees doing the swallowing might have been stronger. those fleck of white trash in the foreground and in the tree are bothersome; pick them up, burn them down a bit or toss in more to make them a theme, all would have worked, but as they are they are distractions.
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05/20/2015 02:59:16 AM
Lovely mood in this one!
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05/19/2015 11:40:02 PM
The slight misty look is very nice.
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05/19/2015 11:22:37 PM
The angle chosen and the mist both serve to add to the abandoned feel of this. I almost want those wee bits of trash removed, though.
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05/15/2015 11:20:00 PM
Many titles in this challenge convey sadness; coupled with the neglect and decay in this image, I think it is the saddest.

Personally, I would have cloned out those distracting pieces of white trash on the ground. It is, nonetheless, an effective image with the chosen angle of the structure, the slightly elevated PoV, and the boarded windows - even the one that has fallen away.

Very appropriate submission for this challenge.
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05/15/2015 12:37:34 AM
This is where haunting starts
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