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Challenge: Magazine Cover (Classic Editing)
Collection: dpchallenge
Camera: Olympus D-460Z
Location: Auburn House...Natchez, Mississippi
Date: Jun 10, 2003
Galleries: Architecture, Travel
Date Uploaded: Jun 10, 2003

special thanks to the Auburn Garden Club and the ladies at Auburn House for allowing me to photograph this beautiful staircase.

natural light, cropped, adjusted levels, flipped horizontally to better fit a magazine layout, resized and sharpened a touch.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 232
Avg (all users): 7.2227
Avg (commenters): 8.3548
Avg (participants): 7.1935
Avg (non-participants): 7.2500
Views since voting: 9979
Votes: 256
Comments: 60
Favorites: 10 (view)


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08/27/2005 04:50:52 PM
I like this shot
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07/03/2005 02:39:11 PM
Wow - I was just looking at your Profile and leafing through your Portfolio. You have some AMAZING work! This is certainly one of them - and my newest Favorite! FANTASTIC DOF, lighting, crop, composition, you-name-it...

Belated congrats on the ribbon, but congrats nonetheless on a stunning image.
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03/25/2005 04:58:23 PM
May 2003? Well before my time here.
I never really studied this shot, and am amazed at the quality of the lighting and composition, especially from a 1.3MP camera!
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10/28/2003 02:00:07 PM
Definitely magazine quality! Wonderful cropping, terrific lighting and clarity.
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06/24/2003 09:20:48 AM
This is worthy of a ribbon....even a blue ribbon! This is by far one of the best interior shots I've seen on here in a long time. Your exposure is perfect all the way around. You have detail in your deepest shadows under the second run of the stair, your pillar that your statue stands on has some detail (probably more had this been a bigger image) and your highlights are perfect. I'm jealous!
Do you do this professionally? If not, you might consider it. I've worked closely with interior photographers and I know when I setup a shot this one shot would take well over 1.5 hours to set up with the right light. You did amazing.
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06/21/2003 01:40:36 PM
beautiful interior shot sher! congrats!
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06/18/2003 11:52:40 PM
Beautiful shot Sher! Congrats on another great finish.
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06/18/2003 07:01:02 PM
Congratulations on a well-deserved ribbon! If it were my shot I'd make the club an 8x10 photographic print (maybe back in the original orientation), and maybe an inkjet of the results page. They will probably put it in their newsletter and you can double-dip for brownie points ... and maybe a freelance job.

Message edited by author 2003-06-18 19:02:16.
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06/18/2003 12:40:53 PM
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! You really did well! I liked the photo immedeatelly!
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06/18/2003 11:00:05 AM
Congratulations on an elegant shot....perfect for the magazine cover.
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06/18/2003 08:32:44 AM
Sher ! You da wo man!!! Great shot. One last big bang with your 1.3 Megapixel camera? I'm sure you'll get tons of ribbons with your new S602. Great shot and congrats on a well deserved ribbon.

Keep up the good work.
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06/18/2003 07:57:00 AM
w00t! Great shot sher! You do amazing stuff with that little camera of yours!
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06/18/2003 07:42:39 AM
Congrats, great smooth lines, looking good!
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06/18/2003 07:21:51 AM
nice image, sher! great work!
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06/18/2003 06:19:55 AM
thank you all for the lovely comments! your support means the world to me.

06/18/2003 03:20:24 AM
Great image. Well deserved ribbon.
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06/18/2003 02:45:06 AM
Way to go Sher this is a beautiful photo, and a well deserved ribbon. Congratulations!!
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06/18/2003 12:53:24 AM
Very nice lighting/exposure. This shot definitely fit the challenge better than most. I'm personally not all that interested in the subject, but I can totally imagine it being on the cover of an architecture mag so I had to score it high. Very nice, clean work. Congrats!
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06/18/2003 12:51:11 AM
Super work! Congrats on another ribbon!
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06/18/2003 12:47:47 AM
Nice job Sherry. Congrats on the ribbon. This is becoming old hat for you isn't it? Move over and let someone else have a chance.
By the way, the new camera is way cool and I'm quite jealous.
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06/18/2003 12:41:55 AM
Congratulations, a very well deserved win!!!
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06/18/2003 12:26:44 AM
Way to go Sher, I gave this a 10 because it deserved it. One of my favorites of the challenge. Congrats on the ribbon.

Bob
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06/18/2003 12:23:27 AM
Great Photo and get win. I knew it had to be you. My sister got married at Auburn. The lighting is awesome. Again keep up the great work.
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06/18/2003 12:12:49 AM
Well done, original shot. lovely shadows, great lighting, you just can't go wrong!
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06/18/2003 12:08:26 AM
Very nicely done. Beautiful photo. Congratulations!
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06/18/2003 12:02:29 AM
YAY!!!!!!! *clap*
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06/18/2003 12:01:59 AM
Exellent girlfriend....you rock!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/17/2003 06:02:01 PM
Photo and title fit the challenge perfectly. Composition and clarity are great, also. Leading lines take my eyes straight to the top of the stairs. Well done!
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06/17/2003 07:33:46 AM
Great image, great composition, detail and color tones. Not much to complain about here.
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06/16/2003 03:44:40 PM
The lines and lighting work well together here to provide an ultimate example that would indeed grace the cover of this magazine.
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06/16/2003 08:01:36 AM
That's some house you have there! Great composition. Perfect lighting. Just the right amount of sharpness. Love the shades of white. 10
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06/16/2003 12:13:18 AM
too many great Pics like this one-- goona be a tight race, this a 10
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06/15/2003 11:41:21 PM
Classic shot. This picture embodies what this magazine would want. Clean lines, nice curve and contrast of wood grain against the soft white create a high quality professional looking shot. The door on the right is a little distracting, but can't be delt with with current editing rules. Great work! 9 -danny
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06/15/2003 06:51:49 PM
The perspective in your photo is excellent. This photo is much better than a lot of photos I see on magazine covers, well done - 10.
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06/14/2003 07:37:56 PM
That's a nice house =). I like the soft shadows in the picture.
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06/14/2003 04:11:45 PM
Just an exceptional image more than worthy for the cover of your magazine. Great lighting, composition and focus
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06/14/2003 06:42:11 AM
Nice shot. I can definitely see this on the cover. A tiny bit grainy though. Of course, for ACTUAL cover shots they'd probably use medium format :) 9.
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06/13/2003 05:08:26 PM
Yup. Right off the shelves. Perfect.
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06/13/2003 01:56:53 PM
Phew! Perfect! I'm not interested in staircases but his picture is terrific. 9
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06/13/2003 02:48:49 AM
This is a great shot! I love the clean and simple feel about it. The composition isn't bad, but I find the entrance way frame on the left slightly distracting and draws attention away from the staircase. If you hold up a piece of blank paper to cover up the frame you'll see the difference. 8.
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06/13/2003 02:02:48 AM
Nice one! This would be a perfect mag cover!
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06/13/2003 01:16:55 AM
I think the curve of the doorway mirroring the curve of the stairway is elegant. Excellent tonality for such a generally high-key shot.
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06/12/2003 11:39:26 PM
wonderful image
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06/12/2003 04:29:39 PM
Very good shot. This is what I was hoping for from this challenge. I like how the staircase leads your eye up into th ceiling.
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06/12/2003 09:14:02 AM
I want this in my house. This is a nice clean shot there fits the challenge very well. I can totally see this on the cover of "Home and Design".
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06/12/2003 09:06:47 AM
Needs rotating slightly.
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06/12/2003 06:03:48 AM
Nice shot, the lighting here is great!!
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06/11/2003 09:46:01 PM
very nice
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06/11/2003 08:34:23 PM
This is an amazing-looking home, if it's yours I'm very jealous.

Also, I can EASILY see this gracing a home design magazine. Even though there's very little in the way of decor it's the sort of clean, simple lines such publications seem to favor for shots like this. It's very crisp and clear, well-lit and cheerful. There's room for copy and logo.
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06/11/2003 05:03:42 PM
Wow very pretty, if this is your house, this is really cool, congrats! I think this would do nicely as a cover of a magazine... I'm not sure about the border, I'm not big on borders, and I don't think most magazine covers have borders, but it's not too big of a deal. This is a plain simple nice looking photo that fits the challenge. Good job.
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06/11/2003 01:29:07 PM
Nice shot! Could have used a plethora of titles for this one. Good natural lighting, awesome composition. I would have put a bit more or a bit less of that archway on the left. 9
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06/11/2003 01:00:36 PM
Oh how I wish my house looked like this! First impressions are that it's a clean image (and clean staircase), and very classy-looking. The curve of the staircase is appealing to the eye and something that isnt common and so it gives a sense of interest. It would certainly be a cover I'd expect to see on Home and Design and it would encourage me to read the accompanying article. The only negative is something petty, but I find the whiteness of the border makes the white in the photograph to appear somewhat duller, which is a shame because otherwise the feel is a bright, airy room.
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06/11/2003 12:21:44 PM
it could be a nice picture, but it have grain ?
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06/11/2003 11:07:10 AM
Beautifully done! Not much more I can offer than that! Looks like there's a teeny bit of excessive grain here, but it's a wonderful scene. - 9
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06/11/2003 10:57:57 AM
nice enterier shot! = 7
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06/11/2003 05:54:27 AM
I like the photo. lighting seems to be good. One thing I did notice which was miner was the angle of the shot. It is not vertically straight. Even with that, I still like it.
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06/11/2003 02:26:59 AM
Wow, great shot, everything is so clean and crisp. The stairs are gorgeous, is this your house? I can definitley picture this as a magazine cover! One of my favorites. 10.
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06/11/2003 01:57:03 AM
excellent
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06/11/2003 01:23:54 AM
Lovely! -10
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06/11/2003 01:13:23 AM
Now this is good...fits the title perfectly...good composition...
JB
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