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Stranded in Byzantium
Stranded in Byzantium

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Challenge: Snapshot (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix X100S
Location: Rochester NY
Date: Aug 16, 2015
Aperture: 7.1
ISO: 800
Shutter: 800
Date Uploaded: Aug 16, 2015

The Eastman House, in the gardens. I did curves to lessen the exposure of the garden and increase the exposure under the porch. I also used selective color to brighten the darks.

The photo essay is here:

Stranded in Byzantium

Place: 74 out of 86
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Views since voting: 263
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Votes: 78
Comments: 7
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09/06/2015 12:35:12 AM
Don, beautiful writing. i think i've gone down this path in my photography. overexposing images to a point i can hardly recognize what i've photographed. same with noise, blur, underexposure. always searching for that essence that speaks to me.

this essay is like a road map, i can only hope i'm not lost.
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09/05/2015 10:38:50 AM
Another beautiful example of poetry and photography. I really enjoyed this journey through a single image.

I can't help but think about creating this essay in camera. Not that it matters just my own musing.
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09/03/2015 01:47:48 PM
what a wonderful musing upon the digital file and our perceptions.
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09/02/2015 06:24:00 PM
The essay/poem is so clever and moving. What an amazing talent you have.
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08/31/2015 08:21:35 AM
*Hello from Sid and the Critique Club*

A moment in time that fits the challenge.

Your image has the feel of a grab shot emphasised by the use of the tilt and therefore meets this quite open challenge. I feel I want to like this image but I'm not finding it easy, probably due to the tilt.

It must have been a very difficult exposure with such contrasts between the two halves, your PP corrections have rescued it to a large extent. I do like the pastel type effect in the brighter left half and the person under the shaded right has an intriguing feel to it. It's obvious that you intended it to have this tilt, I like that it is so extreme as to not be confused for a technical error but for me it just doesn't work. I think perhaps it may help to have cropped excluding the portion of pillar on the left, and waited for the shadow to have gone?

Thanks for your submission, Sid
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/22/2015 08:17:32 PM
Very appealing feel to this, with a great angle and an unexpected subtle combination of culture.
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08/18/2015 11:48:33 PM
odd, the way this is
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