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Challenge: Education (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S5600Z
Location: old school
Date: Mar 11, 2006
Galleries: Interior, Emotive
Date Uploaded: Mar 12, 2006

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Statistics
Place: 6 out of 145
Avg (all users): 6.6131
Avg (commenters): 8.2941
Avg (participants): 6.5205
Avg (non-participants): 6.6468
Views since voting: 58899
Views during voting: 357
Votes: 274
Comments: 24
Favorites: 2 (view)


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01/27/2007 10:56:27 AM
that is one beautiful pattern the light has created on the wall...I remember this shot well...a very smart choice, using a sepia toning....
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01/18/2007 10:12:12 PM
lighting and color tones perfect
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12/27/2006 04:32:12 AM
well done for 6th place with such a great shot ... love the composition, the colours and the light coming in the window and creating the contrast ... its actually quite an emotive photograph ...
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04/30/2006 02:30:00 AM
Beautiful dramatic lighting.
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03/23/2006 09:44:21 PM
A very strong image that invokes the very premise of the challenge. Very well executed and presented. Congratulations on your top 10 finish.
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03/23/2006 08:26:03 AM
This was in my top four in this challenge. I thought the patterns created on the wall by the light streaking through the window were worhty of a picture in their own right. The upturned chairs, neglected walls and the blackboard on the wall all gave a nostalgic feel to the picture. Additionally I thought the toning and the handling of the tonal range were very good.
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03/22/2006 12:37:25 PM
Beautiful shot. I love the patterns of the upside-down chairs and the light on the wall. I like the shadow that looks like a high heel shoe towards the left on the wall. I like the treatment, it's very appropriate for the image.

Congratulations BTW on an excellent finish. 7th place (and almost 6.7 score) is great!

It's always hard to give an opinion on what you might not like about an image, because you're putting yourself on the line. You asked what could have been done differently, what didn't work.

In my opinion the image is a bit too busy. In particular the top 1/6th to 1/8th of the picture (the window and the tops of the chalkboards) doesn't add that much to the image, while at the same time taking away quite a bit of its mystery. To my eyes the image is stronger without that top section.

I also think that even though this is obviously a classroom (thus, education), the connection to "education" is not super strong. It doesn't scream education; it screams good old times, memories, stuff like that, but not education.

And last, the light is beautiful, but it is somewhat harsh. If there were a way to capture the same image with some dust in the air, or something to make the light softer, more voluptuous, I think the image would sing a better song. I suppose some of this could be done in post-processing, but IMO nothing beats the real thing, and it would be so much fun to actually capture a softer, more diffused but still very evening directional light in this place.

Hope this helps :)

~ursula
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/21/2006 11:46:43 PM
beautiful geometry of chairs in beams of sunlight. 9.
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03/21/2006 11:44:56 PM
Interesting.
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03/21/2006 10:57:07 PM
Wow. Awesome. Nice color balance.... nice... everything. very.. very... good
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03/21/2006 10:46:47 PM
This is one of my favorites in the lot. Love the lighting and subject matter - nice tone choice and good eye to capture this. Meets the challenge well - nice job :) Passing through again - I really hope this does well!
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03/21/2006 07:28:54 PM
Awesome toning and light...a beautiful exposure...very nice.
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03/20/2006 12:35:20 PM
Memories, nice.
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03/16/2006 04:17:40 PM
Wonderful picture; the lighting is very nice, and you took a perfect exposure. -9
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03/16/2006 03:28:51 PM
Love the desaturation here. Really makes the image. 9
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03/16/2006 11:21:34 AM
Wow great shot, i love the chairs
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03/16/2006 06:39:49 AM
Creepy, sad... still in use?
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03/16/2006 03:34:00 AM
I love it. That's all I can say!
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03/15/2006 02:32:05 PM
Very nice shot. Good highlight and shadow detail and geometrics of the chairs on the desks adds a cool element to composition.
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03/15/2006 01:25:35 PM
whoa.
i take a look at this and i instantly feel the nostalgia.
mayb it's the light coming in from the windows....
or mayb the quiet classroom.
or mayb the chairs on top of the table.
or mayb it's the blackboard...
whtever it is, great job. i can feel the emotion. :)
gd composition
and great use of sepia as well.
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03/15/2006 10:15:58 AM
I like this very much. You can almost feel the past in this shot. Great choice and very well composed.
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03/15/2006 07:33:21 AM
I like the atmosphere captured in this shot, the light shafts add something extra to it, good job
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03/15/2006 05:55:59 AM
great lighting, nice job
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03/15/2006 12:43:35 AM
Lovely shot, I really like the lighting and the mood you have captured here. Well done.
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