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Challenge: Abandoned Buildings (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Location: Kings Park Psychiatric Center
Date: Apr 10, 2005
Aperture: f/10
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Architecture, Photojournalism
Date Uploaded: Apr 10, 2005

There's some freaky history behind this place

It was established in the 1880's as a way to cure mental illness. It sufered from overpopulation and they continued to build buildings to house patients. Shock therapy, lobotamies gave way to drug treatments and other methodologies. Slowly this place was abandoned with final closure in 1996. Parts have been turned into a state park.

Although both are abandoned there are differences in deterioration since the other buildings is made of brick.

USM, Levels, Curves, Saturation

Place: 183 out of 500
Avg (all users): 5.3254
Avg (commenters): 6.9167
Avg (participants): 5.2389
Avg (non-participants): 5.4609
Views since voting: 956
Views during voting: 386
Votes: 295
Comments: 13
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/19/2005 10:13:37 PM
Like the perspective. Great angle, colors, etc. 8
04/17/2005 02:08:18 PM
interesting juxataposition
04/17/2005 04:26:56 AM
nice contrast!
04/16/2005 08:42:30 PM
Well observed shot. I Iike the contrast in colours and between old and new. Great photo!
04/16/2005 03:42:11 PM
Excellent composition! If only there were a brand new skyscraper behind the brick building in the shot! Great job.
04/16/2005 01:15:46 AM
Coming in for the second time to raise the score to 7, photo is good and meaningful as well
04/15/2005 04:29:59 PM
Very cool picture,showing the modern world and that of the long lost and forgotten.
04/14/2005 10:25:47 AM
This is a neat image...It makes you wonder about the big building behind the abandoned building. And you wonder why they havent torn it down yet, nice shot.
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04/13/2005 09:53:09 PM
Nice color and composition.
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04/13/2005 05:25:21 PM
My eyes went immediately to the tall brick building and wondered what was abandoned, and then I noticed the structure at the bottom. I don't know how ya would fix it, but it seems that the "center of attention" is not the "abandoned" building.
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04/13/2005 12:08:27 PM
Very interesting composition, contrasting the old and new.
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04/13/2005 01:51:33 AM
Haha, when the picture first loaded up I first saw the title and this large and grand house and I thought; is this really an abandoned house??
Then I noticed the smaller house at the bottom which is certainly not as grand as the larger one. ;)
However, the composition isn't that great. I don't really like those architecture pictures where the photographer tilts the camera upwards (well not unless it is very well done). Here I'd have liked you to move further away from the building and keep the camera level and crop the bottom part off. (A tilt/shift lens would have been another option.)
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04/13/2005 12:16:36 AM
Love the contrast btw new and old -- good job!
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