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A breath of fresh air in the city...
A breath of fresh air in the city...

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Challenge: In the Garden (Classic Editing)
Camera: Olympus C-3040Z
Location: residential nyc
Date: Jul 26, 2003
Aperture: 2.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Cityscape
Date Uploaded: Jul 29, 2003

Taken in color, but duotoned to elimate some distractions (mainly from the bright yellow lights inside the window). Cropped from original, with minor adjustments in levels/contrast, hue/saturation.

I thought I'd take a different approach with this one, kinda. Being a city, besides the big public gardens/parks and the rich people with their balconeys and rooftop gardens (hehe), what about the average joe? They don't have a backyard, not much in the way of a front yard, not much in the way of personal land at all. So...the window becomes a kind of precious real estate. In suburbia you can look out your window and see green, who says you can't do that in the city too. :o)

Don't know how this will go over with everyone, but I liked it. Hope you enjoy too.

Place: 129 out of 350
Avg (all users): 5.3919
Avg (commenters): 6.1111
Avg (participants): 5.3197
Avg (non-participants): 5.5333
Views since voting: 1030
Votes: 222
Comments: 10
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/04/2003 11:03:07 PM
Pleasing composition
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08/04/2003 12:44:47 PM
I love this. The angle of light and the play of shadows across the wall, the reflection in the window, and the use of sepia tone are all wonderful details. I often don't care for duotone pictures, but in this case it seems completely natural.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/03/2003 08:31:05 PM
Very nice monochrome. good use of light and shadow, and good framing.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/02/2003 09:47:15 AM
Very nice photo, i like the sepia and the composition is great, 9
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08/01/2003 12:34:58 AM
I focus more on the wall then the basket that holds plants. 4
07/31/2003 04:13:40 PM
wonderful shadows
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/30/2003 08:53:24 PM
I realize the subject is the flowerbed, but why crop the window and put in all that wall space below the flowerbed? I think you should have aimed just a bit higher.
07/30/2003 11:29:53 AM
This is nice....like the angular shadows...a little more clarity on the window box would have made it better, but it is still a very nice shot....
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/30/2003 10:12:46 AM
i think it would make a greater impression in color
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07/30/2003 12:57:10 AM
I don't like how the window is cut off at the top. I think this could have been more effective using the square of the window with the rectangle.. or even square.. shape of the crop/framing of the shot. The lighting and tones are very nice.
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