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This Old (Spook) House
This Old (Spook) House

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Challenge: Abandoned Buildings (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Kodak DX7590
Location: Piney Point, Maryland
Date: Apr 12, 2005
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/40
Galleries: Black and White
Date Uploaded: Apr 12, 2005

Shot in B&W, minimal PP, tone enhancement to increase shadows and reduction of highlights to reduce blown out white areas near top, cropped to get in closer.

Place: 443 out of 500
Avg (all users): 4.4557
Avg (commenters): 4.4667
Avg (participants): 4.3125
Avg (non-participants): 4.6991
Views since voting: 864
Views during voting: 425
Votes: 305
Comments: 18
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/19/2005 06:40:29 PM
It looks a bit too bright to me, like there's not enough contrast
04/19/2005 02:51:28 PM
This shot is screaming for a member challenge in order to burn / dodge it. Well seen!
The shadow on the house adds quite a different feel to it. Perhaps just a little darker would balance out the overall exposure levels.
04/19/2005 12:37:09 PM
Lighting is beautiful. Old building someone once loved and you can imagine what it might have been like. Love the trees around it and the casting of shadows. Mary~
04/18/2005 06:54:37 PM
I think it would have been better with more contrast
04/18/2005 06:19:22 AM
This is a great shot. Looks like it was taken 50 years ago. Great work!
04/18/2005 03:24:35 AM
The shadow from the tree has a nice, sinister look, but the house itself seems very bright and counteracts the effect. Perhaps highlight reduction would have helped?
04/17/2005 09:31:56 PM
Don't like the title - spooky house, instead of racially charged word, "spook". But beautiful photo.
04/15/2005 11:16:53 PM
Too light. There just isn't enough contrast between light and dark. The building would have been a lot more prominent had you adjusted the black point. I think this is a good photo, but I think it could have been better.
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04/15/2005 02:14:31 AM
Contrast is off on this image (IMO) adding contrast would add the detail and depth that is missing
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04/14/2005 01:29:47 PM
Good idea, but photo really needs some contrast. From what I can see it's nice and sharp.
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04/14/2005 11:50:57 AM
i feel this shot could use more contrast to make it stand out more.
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04/14/2005 02:13:28 AM
too faded for me.
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04/14/2005 01:53:15 AM
Looks like a rural cottage in the sunshine to me, not a spook house. The shadows on the house are spooky, but are in competition with the sunshine and white siding.
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04/13/2005 06:54:09 PM
Picture quality is what's hurting here.
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04/13/2005 06:40:52 PM
Like the composition and tone used.
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04/13/2005 07:47:24 AM
interesting photo but way to washed out. It lacks clarity because of the contrast level and the shadow from the tree is very distracting. Good luck with this challenge.
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04/13/2005 05:53:25 AM
This is an excellent subject that would look better with quite a bit more contrast. Just try darkening the shot and then raising the white point to whatever level you like. It'll look great! :-)
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04/13/2005 03:33:39 AM
Well, I like that building and that shadow across it is awesome, but the shot seriously lacks contrast. You should have upped it a bit.

I just tried it out and it helps a lot.
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