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Gothic Mausoleum
Gothic Mausoleum
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Cemetery (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland, CA
Date: Mar 27, 2005
Aperture: 7.1
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/800
Galleries: Architecture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Mar 27, 2005

I was originally going to reshoot a version of my entry from the 'Breaking New Ground' challenge, but decided to try something new instead. This was my first Dodge/Burn attempt, so I thank Pedro for his excellent tutorial!

Taken in RAW format. Image was split into two layers, one with +1.0eV to correctly expose building. Sky was erased from this layer, then the layers were merged. Adjusted hue, saturation, rotated sligtly, cropped and converted to grayscale. Dodged and burned, then resized, USM, and save for web.

Taken with Nikon 17-70mm f/3.5-4.5 @ 27mm

Statistics
Place: 7 out of 281
Avg (all users): 6.6095
Avg (commenters): 7.5185
Avg (participants): 6.4044
Avg (non-participants): 6.9865
Views since voting: 4308
Views during voting: 430
Votes: 210
Comments: 38
Favorites: 10 (view)


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10/06/2005 10:30:33 AM
Im not sure if this is over dodged or not. It is certainly interesting to look at though. So it must be well done to hold your attention for so long. Nice.
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10/05/2005 11:00:40 PM
OMG this is fantanstic!!! I can't believe this is the first time I have seen this! I love it!!!
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07/08/2005 01:32:30 PM
Simply fantastic. I can't believe you didn't get all 10's on this one. The expertise with manipulation truly shows here! WELL DONE.
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04/10/2005 06:21:46 PM
Hi Mike

Welcome from the Critique Club
I have been given this image to Critique.
My name is Sally and I live in New Zealand
Given your placing I really cannot fault this image for myself
But looking at the comments you recieved I think mabe the faint white halo line on the right side of the building does show a little
(but that is real picky IMHO!)
This image certainly has Gothic appeal it is well taken, great detail and lighting. Fits the challenge. and obviously D P C voters loved it
It has a good mood feel the sky is great
So Congratulations on your placing and keep up the good work
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04/09/2005 09:44:51 PM
Cool shot. I would have liked to see this take 3rd place.
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04/04/2005 11:03:31 AM
Congratulations on your 7th finish. Very nice, indeed!
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04/04/2005 12:17:57 AM
Great job for your first attempt at dodge and burn. Congrats!

After merging the sky back into the rest of the image you might have wanted to clone out the haloing around the edge building in places. You may have left that there intentionally, but to my eye it looks like incomplete post processing.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/03/2005 12:58:07 PM
The halo on right a bit unpleasant but overall a very strong comp with great tones. Bumping up.
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04/02/2005 01:00:44 PM
wow absolutely glowing tones, deftly handled post processing work, and nicely filled frame. ought to be top ten.
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04/02/2005 12:25:34 PM
It's nice but probably didn't need this much processing.
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04/01/2005 02:37:36 PM
This is outstanding, wonderful angle, you captured this perfectly 10
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04/01/2005 10:26:58 AM
Wonderful shot.
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04/01/2005 09:22:28 AM
Very nice feel to this, monumental and creepy!
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04/01/2005 08:23:11 AM
Excellent shot!
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03/31/2005 04:29:49 PM
Beautiful lighting - I'd love to see what it looks like in color. :)
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03/31/2005 09:01:53 AM
This is my second go-around =) - Very beautiful photograph! I really like it! The right side of the mausoleum looks like the sky was dodged in a very thin line... I think it would have been better without that. But overall I think you did an excellent job!
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03/31/2005 06:34:29 AM
Your picture is really nice. Everything about it is just right!
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03/30/2005 09:29:41 AM
Very nice gothic glow happening here. Give the mausoleum and really ancient, creepy feel. Like from a dracula movie
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03/29/2005 11:53:43 PM
Wonderful Gothic feel to the picture. Looks like it could be from a classic horror movie.
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03/29/2005 11:52:18 PM
otherworldly lighting, love it!
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03/29/2005 11:03:20 PM
lovely tonality but perhaps a little too smooth in the stone
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03/29/2005 07:32:00 PM
This sky is amazing. Great shot.

-Frank
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03/29/2005 03:57:06 PM
Awesome photo! Maybe a little to much dodging but it works! Great job!
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03/29/2005 11:42:19 AM
This is stunning. I love the sky.
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03/29/2005 10:20:09 AM
Nice lighting and treatment. The POV is excellent, really makes the chapel and sky stand out. Congratulations.
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03/28/2005 10:38:59 PM
A little heavy on the burn in spots, IMO. Overall, very well done in composition and perspective.
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03/28/2005 09:20:47 PM
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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Nice Desaturation. I would like it better if I could see all the steps. I don't like how they are cut off.
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03/28/2005 07:34:58 PM
lighting adjustments make this very attractive
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03/28/2005 05:30:25 PM
very nice use of selection tools
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03/28/2005 02:07:14 PM
Wonderful sharp picture, love the sky.
Maybe the dodging on the building is just a little overdone but that is just a nitpick.
Good luck.
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03/28/2005 11:26:25 AM
Nice and sharp, good contrast. A lot of dodge and burn, but it works nicely here.
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03/28/2005 11:07:58 AM
Great job....10
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03/28/2005 10:19:23 AM
Incredible shot, works well in black and white, clouds add that mysterious gothic feel. I hope to see this in the top ten! ..10!
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03/28/2005 08:10:10 AM
beautiful but where is the cemetery?
03/28/2005 08:00:13 AM
great shot!
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03/28/2005 05:42:17 AM
Th epost processing has given this an almost "other worldly" feel which really adds to the shot. Brilliant work.
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03/28/2005 04:43:03 AM
Eerie, nice composition, well done. (9)
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03/28/2005 01:51:20 AM
nice but a bit overprocessed. great composition. ...7
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