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A View Of The Great Mausoleum At Forest Lawn
A View Of The Great Mausoleum At Forest Lawn
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Cemetery (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: Glendale, California
Date: Mar 24, 2005
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/40
Galleries: Landscape, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Mar 27, 2005

Open, rotate, crop, dodge, burn, saturate, healing tool, clone tool, blur, size, usm.

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 281
Avg (all users): 6.7143
Avg (commenters): 7.8077
Avg (participants): 6.6071
Avg (non-participants): 6.9286
Views since voting: 11000
Views during voting: 377
Votes: 210
Comments: 34
Favorites: 9 (view)


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08/18/2009 12:17:59 PM
This is where Michael, the KING OF POP's final resting place... It fits and it has serenity. Michael, may you rest in peace and we all be missing you forever... We love you more! <crying but smiling> Farewell..
09/23/2005 03:00:42 PM
Very nice shot. It has a very brooding dramatic 'feel' that is quite fitting for the image. I like the subtle framing by the trees, and your comp has a nice vertical splitting the image. The statue adds a strong element of interest also. Very nice.
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04/04/2005 11:01:57 AM
Congratulations on your 5th finish. A nice sight to behold.
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04/04/2005 09:02:24 AM
Beautiful shot! Great tones and feeling in your photograph. I might have cropped a little more off the left side. I think small patch of sky under the lefts side of the tree takes away from the statue. Congratulations on a top 5.
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04/04/2005 06:08:41 AM
There is a sense of magnificence to this cinematic shot.
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04/04/2005 04:01:43 AM
I liked the statue and mausoleum composition idea. This shot was taken on the second day, the earlier image was shot higher. This was shot about a foot off the ground and made a stronger image.

Spent more time editing this challenge image than any other I can remember. I really wanted to edit towards a very dramatic lighting scene.

There was no sun breaking through the clouds. The lighting effect was created by dodging and burning with the idea of creating an uneven look as it would if the clouds were really thick and thin.

The background sky was more difficult than the rest, nature did not give me exactly what I wanted that day. I re-did the sky editing 2 or 3 times to get it to this look.

No Neat Image. Don't own that software yet.

04/04/2005 12:20:06 AM
Outstanding job on this, had it picked for a top finisher.
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04/04/2005 12:09:23 AM
Nicely done. It looks a little overprocessed for my taste, but I do like the way the building and sky turned out. It gives the composition a very dramatic look.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/03/2005 09:12:14 PM
Great lighting and composition, though I'd prefer a closer crop.
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04/03/2005 08:48:08 PM
very nice, except that the sky is boring and detracts from an otherwise excellent photo. this is almost too sharp.
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04/03/2005 02:33:14 PM
A beautiful image, very well executed, very dramatic sky. 9
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04/03/2005 04:40:22 AM
Beautiful lighting1
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04/02/2005 09:16:21 PM
Just went over my top picks and your picture is the winner for me. Excellent shot. I love the lighting on the statue. Good work! 10
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04/02/2005 02:26:47 PM
I like this but would like a little more crop on the bottom, the out of focus grass doesn't add anything
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04/01/2005 08:22:33 PM
nice colors and saturation, feels not quite level (rotation wise).
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04/01/2005 06:23:34 PM
Impressive contrast and lighting. Very good work. -9
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03/30/2005 06:57:29 PM
one of my favorites for this challenge.
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03/30/2005 04:44:34 PM
this is a terrific image..solid as marble..yet delicate..great mood too..great job!
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03/30/2005 01:44:41 PM
Don't like statue photos much but this one has very good angle and the overall effect of light is nice...
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03/30/2005 03:59:14 AM
In many ways this is just totally outstanding. The juxtaposition of the main elements, however, is not as good as it might be. The aggresive occlusion of the mausoleum by the tree on the right is particularly clumsy-feeling to me, and the statue seems too close to the mausoleum as well, not by a lot, but it's sort of uncomfortable. I think also a little too much foreground... nevertheless, a strong entry and should do well.
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03/29/2005 11:52:14 PM
Great colors and lighting. 7
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03/29/2005 08:14:39 PM
This is beautiful. Has a wonderful feeling to it. Great sky! 9
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03/29/2005 03:59:44 PM
Great photo! Sky seems to condridict a little for me - but I like it!
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03/29/2005 09:24:12 AM
Dramatic lighting. Sky is superb. Congratulations
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03/29/2005 07:44:05 AM
I am making two passes on this Challenge. I will vote on your photo then return later(before voting is over) to comment on what I like and dislike about your shot. You can take the comments however you wish and I will try not to be mean. Just don't take it the wrong way.
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I like it. The low pov works here.
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03/29/2005 12:58:29 AM
Excellent capture. Great colors, levels, focus, comp. Sky looks a little "off.' Might be trying to hard with it in post processing.
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03/28/2005 10:53:56 PM
Very Very nice, love the sky in the background and the colors of the grass, nice capture of color!
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03/28/2005 07:46:24 PM
Very nice
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03/28/2005 01:04:38 PM
Beautiful lighting, exposure, composition. Great job! 10
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03/28/2005 12:18:04 PM
it appears you have a strong base image, but the burning is a bit uneven. this might be a good image to revisit and practice on until you are producing the image that you are after. let me know if you want some tips.
03/28/2005 11:27:02 AM
absolutley beautiful 10
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03/28/2005 09:18:01 AM
First impression: the lighing here is exquisite. Second impression; burning and dodging seems a bit too obvious for my taste I'm sitting here thinking about it rather than the photo.
03/28/2005 05:30:33 AM
wonderful lighting and composition
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03/28/2005 01:59:51 AM
Excellent editing. A little bit smooth (neat image?) in the grass and sky, but it all works so nicely.
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