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M.C. Escher's Boyhood House
M.C. Escher's Boyhood House
mariomel


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Abandoned Buildings (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Zenitar 16mm f/2.8 Fisheye MC in M42/EOS mount
Location: Montreal, Qc
Date: Apr 8, 2005
Aperture: F 8.0
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/25 sec
Galleries: Architecture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Apr 12, 2005

Zenitar 16 mm 2.8 Fisheye Lens.

Levels, contrast, greyscale, quadtone, USM, Resize, USM, Gaussian blur.

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 500
Avg (all users): 6.8654
Avg (commenters): 8.1190
Avg (participants): 6.6354
Avg (non-participants): 7.1832
Views since voting: 9803
Views during voting: 496
Votes: 312
Comments: 52
Favorites: 21 (view)


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06/25/2005 05:42:47 PM
Oh I love this. How did I miss it??? It is spectacular with the spirals of wood drawing you down. Would be awesome for the current challenge! The lighting and sepia is great for this application.
06/25/2005 04:02:38 PM
amazing... wow, this picture really stops me!
04/26/2005 03:15:25 PM
great composition
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04/20/2005 12:42:51 PM
This was my favourite of the challenge. I love this shot! Congratulations.
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04/20/2005 07:21:36 AM
Congrats on 5th. I gave this a 7. I thought this would be top 3. You were so close.
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04/20/2005 03:34:00 AM
I totally agree with jmsetzler, this image stood out in the challenge and really conveyed the message of abandonment.......well done
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04/20/2005 12:10:51 AM
This was my favorite shot in this challenge. I didn't comment on it during the challenge though. This was a very rare breath of fresh air for me in an otherwise very painful challenge to vote.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/19/2005 09:41:11 PM
I love the lighting in this shot-the shadows really add to the tension the angles create. Great shot.
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04/19/2005 09:12:11 PM
A GREAT shot. A 9 from me.
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04/19/2005 06:23:48 PM
The title is very fitting and appropriate. It really looks abandoned. You've captured the essence here with these starirs. B&W works here excellently. Composition is good yet unpleasant for those with vertigo ;)) The light hot spots aren't bothering me, they are even contributing IMO.
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04/19/2005 01:44:06 PM
my favourite artist
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04/19/2005 11:41:06 AM
great composition. the bright spots, especially the two on the mid-left are distracting my eye.
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04/19/2005 09:56:37 AM
My favourite for this challenge!
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04/18/2005 11:47:32 PM
A most creative study with a wonderful view. Good sepia to accentuate the old feeling. 7
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04/18/2005 07:11:47 PM
I really love the idea and the effect of the staircase going down. Not too sure abou the blown out sections at the bottom left and left middle of the shot, but overall the shot works well and fits the title very nicely. The only other noteable "Flaw" would be the brick at the top right corner. Would be interesting if you could find a staircase that went to, well at least looked like it went to infinity.
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04/18/2005 02:37:55 PM
Awesome!
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04/18/2005 01:58:23 PM
I like the picture, except fot the bright light just left of center, tends to pull my eye from the focal point of the picture.
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04/17/2005 11:29:37 PM
MCE is one of my Favorites - Thanks for doing this!
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04/17/2005 06:03:05 PM
we all love Escher..thats just a fine tribute
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04/17/2005 03:50:43 PM
Tone contributes to the mood. Great concept & composition.
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04/17/2005 09:17:23 AM
Monochrome doing what it does best. It's all about shape and form. A very enjoyable image.
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04/16/2005 10:17:06 PM
Definite "wow" factor. Nice subject choice for this challenge, nicely executed.
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04/16/2005 07:24:03 PM
very Escher's. is it really the house? a 10+
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04/16/2005 06:49:42 AM
A shame to let a house that big become abandoned. The detail is good in the stairs. The sun on the left is distracting. It kind of breaks up the theme of the steps.
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04/15/2005 06:56:26 PM
Hmm, after voting on all entries a lot of stairway photos come out on top. This one gets one point extra for the perspective and crop (crop in the viewfinder, in photoshop, I don't care) and therefore comes out on top of all. So, favorite for this challenge. Good luck. :)
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04/15/2005 04:26:39 PM
the shapes are fantastic
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04/15/2005 10:37:08 AM
Great idea! It does look like his paintings...it's angular and seems to go nowhere; I like the framing of the shot and the tone of this image..8
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04/15/2005 01:52:02 AM
Very nice perspective.
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04/15/2005 12:14:52 AM
something different!!! and well done. 8
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04/14/2005 05:52:20 PM
Great angle, great title (whether it's really abandoned or not, well ...) giving a 9.
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04/14/2005 05:34:03 PM
It's a lovely photo and the title fits perfectly. Thanks for giving me a really good chuckle.
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04/14/2005 03:28:57 PM
Funny title! Very good shot.
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04/14/2005 02:53:56 PM
Great title! And wonderful study of line and texture. Perfect in sepia tone. Excellent photo!
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04/14/2005 10:21:52 AM
This photo is just great. The photo whould maybe be better íf you had taken it from the handrail of your left. than you would not have the light in left corner.
I give you 8
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04/14/2005 10:02:23 AM
I didn't care for lots of the BW shots...but yours is excellent... would love to see it in color if it's available.
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04/14/2005 02:55:31 AM
Great composition. Your choice for making it a B&W was a wise choice.
Well Done!
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04/13/2005 11:20:03 PM
great!! 9
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04/13/2005 08:04:20 PM
Cool capture. How did you get out of there - by walking upstairs?!
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04/13/2005 07:56:10 PM
Very unique angle. I love it!
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04/13/2005 05:06:42 PM
Love the lighting and composition, one of my favs 10
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04/13/2005 04:49:25 PM
Wow! This is very cool! It's different and stands out -- even with 498 entries. Really excellent job!!! Good luck, although, I don't think you will need it, this one will do great without "luck" Your talent and capture have compensated for luck :)
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04/13/2005 03:54:13 PM
Great perspective! Good choice of B&W for this shot. Nice lighting.
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04/13/2005 12:53:13 PM
The staircase shot really works. Good job!
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04/13/2005 10:49:58 AM
Good use of lines and depth. 7
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04/13/2005 10:24:27 AM
Looks like a winner to me! Great find and wonderful execution of your shot!
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04/13/2005 10:10:46 AM
I feel dizzy :)
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04/13/2005 10:00:41 AM
Very cool picture! Love the perspctive...and this really benefits from being B&W. The tonality, the light and shadow, the cropping, the texture...I could go on and on, a truely lovely picutre.
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04/13/2005 08:45:34 AM
Very cool shot. Love the depth in it.
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04/13/2005 07:42:49 AM
Cool lighting, nice textures, and great composition, but haven't we seen this is a drawing somewhere. Just kidding of course. Very nicely done. <8>
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04/13/2005 07:28:50 AM
It certainly looks like it would be!
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04/13/2005 03:15:56 AM
I love this shot. The tonal range could be smoothed out, there's some total highlight blowout here that distracts and the darkest areas are a tad blocked up as well, but a cery stron entry in my eyes nonetheless.
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04/13/2005 01:20:58 AM
My Favorite photo! 10
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