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2nd PlaceGrandma's kitchen
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Challenge: Something Old II (Advanced Editing IV*)
Collection: challenge entries
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 12-24mm f/4.0G IF-ED
Location: Münster
Date: Apr 18, 2006
Aperture: 4
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/10
Galleries: Still Life, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Apr 16, 2006

Not really my grandma's kitchen, but I liked the title :)

Focal length = 12mm, I love this lens!

Thanks for all the votes and comments and the ribbon. This photo was taken at an old reconstructed farm community in Münster. It was taken through a glass window. I didn't have a polarizer with me so there were still a couple of reflections that I missed and are still in the photo. Quite bothersome seeing them there and not being able to do anything about it now.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 402
Avg (all users): 6.9358
Avg (commenters): 7.6818
Avg (participants): 6.6471
Avg (non-participants): 7.1897
Views since voting: 12446
Views during voting: 335
Votes: 218
Comments: 86
Favorites: 25 (view)


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05/05/2006 08:44:58 AM
Congrats on your ribbon!
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05/02/2006 08:43:01 AM
Great shot. Love the lighting and colors. Congratulations on your red ribbon! I know, it's a bit too late.
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05/02/2006 07:56:40 AM
I think this is a very difficult picture to take. Getting the light right takes a lot of skill. Nicely done. Great photo. The only things I might change are the spot of light at the top right and maybe crop a little off the bottom to remove the strongest part of the light at the bottom under the (not sure what it is) piece of furniture. The light does define the bottom of the object but with a modest crop this will still happen but the harshest part of the light will be gone.
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05/01/2006 11:13:15 PM
Gary: you are indeed a potent force. A master at excecuting your ideas. It is like you have the very pulse of the voters to entertain them with amazing and creative images with impeccable technique, but above it all, it is your creativity that shines. Like the man with the golden touch. Here, you revert to simplicity but mange to bring the essence of the old in most warm and charming manner.

Sir, you deserve all the praise that comes your way. Congratulations on your Red.
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05/01/2006 01:03:51 PM
Yes the title rocks and so does the shot. Love the dark brown tones. Congrats AGAIN! ((hug))
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05/01/2006 10:37:31 AM
Wonderful!!!!! Congratulations!
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05/01/2006 12:24:51 AM
Awesome photo, and awesome lens. :)
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04/30/2006 11:19:02 PM
I love the subtle colors
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04/30/2006 06:37:42 PM
great image
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04/29/2006 02:41:03 PM
Very awesome shot! I love how it looks so old and dusty, but still has some glimmer and a feeling of life to it. Congrats on the ribbon.
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04/29/2006 02:29:49 PM
Great lighting and composition. The reflections are not bothersome at al
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04/29/2006 11:15:30 AM
very nice, gary. you are such a natural talent : )
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04/29/2006 07:53:40 AM
The light setup here is great! Congrats wish a ribbon Gary!

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04/29/2006 05:57:35 AM
Love the beams of light. Well done on the red!
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04/29/2006 01:49:41 AM
Dude! You got whipped by the wifey ;) Great image though. I wish I had somewhere like this that I could shoot ;) COngrats.
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04/28/2006 11:37:56 AM
congrats ! beautiful pohoto
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04/28/2006 08:49:29 AM
Congrats Kiwi my friend ! You and Nasti ruled this challenge. No big surprise there :) I love the composition/angle of this. The lighting is just beautiful. It looks like early daybreak when grandmom would be making her biscuits and the smell would fill the house and wake you from your sleep. Superb !
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04/28/2006 03:08:38 AM
Well done Gary you sure know how to create the atmosphere and turn out great images
Congratulations
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04/26/2006 05:17:39 PM
Congrats. I love the emtyness and the palpable light. It evokes both a distant place and time, and it presents an oldness prototypical and mythic. Super.
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04/26/2006 02:14:44 PM
this is beautiful...would like to sit and read a book over a cup of coffee there..
love that you have evoked such a strong emotional moment with this shot..
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04/26/2006 01:03:53 PM
III LOOOVE this! I really do, so very reassuring and calm. But just can't decide if I like better this or the misse's...
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04/26/2006 12:09:41 PM
Like has been said before what a 1-2 punch. Great image so much feeling of days gone! Congrats again!
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04/26/2006 12:05:13 PM
Wonderful warm image, I can smell grandma's stew simmering. Congratulations
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04/26/2006 11:38:17 AM
Masterfully created still life scene. You brought out the best the image has to offer... and more.
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04/26/2006 11:07:07 AM
Lovely, simple and warming, just great job!
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04/26/2006 10:05:41 AM
so arni, you gonna enter a challenge, or just watch him beat you?

:)

congrats, my friend, way to let your wife win :)

(edit to say i guess you have entered a few this month, i just figure i know when you enter cuz i see it on the main page :)

Originally posted by arnit:

22 - 22 :)


Message edited by author 2006-04-26 10:08:39.
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04/26/2006 09:31:44 AM
Congrats. One of the few I agreed with. This is great and unusual. Nice eye candy.
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04/26/2006 09:27:54 AM
Very nice, congrats on such ecclectic adjacent ribbons... versatile is good!
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04/26/2006 09:17:02 AM
Congrats on ribboning for this great shot Gary. You certainly know how to collect them don't you ;-D.
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04/26/2006 08:50:18 AM
Congratulations on the red Gary. I guess its's your turn to cook supper this week. :)
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04/26/2006 08:45:43 AM
Man, you and your wife are taking this place by storm! Congratulations on another beautiful and worthy image.
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04/26/2006 08:26:42 AM
22 - 22 :)
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04/26/2006 08:05:47 AM
Congratulations. Loved this one.
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04/26/2006 07:22:57 AM
love the semi-grainy feel
and the reflections dont ruin it much at all
looks great
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04/26/2006 07:21:39 AM
Anothe one bite's the dust! :-)
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04/26/2006 06:42:24 AM
Congrats with this blast from the past.
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04/26/2006 06:08:35 AM
How can you let your wife beat you man.. C'mon Gary you told her the SECRET man now she got ya on the finish line.. congrats to you both.. what a team (Nikon i mean)
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04/26/2006 05:11:16 AM
I love the lighting in this shot!!

Congrats Gary! *hugs* you really are proof that kiwi's can fly!
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04/26/2006 05:07:00 AM
cheat! think you should be dq'd, its not your grandmas kitchen. :)
noice one
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04/26/2006 05:05:52 AM
Congrats RIBBON-BOY! :) Shame the girl in the house beat you, think you better get used to it, muahahahaha! :P
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04/26/2006 04:44:29 AM
You know what I think of red ribbons, don´t ya? :b
Anyway, congrats 3 ribbons within a week in the same house.
That can´t be good...
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04/26/2006 04:44:05 AM
Congrats again! great job.
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04/26/2006 04:06:43 AM
Wife and husband hand in hand in the TOP 3, congrats! Loveable lights and mood here!
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04/26/2006 03:39:15 AM
Didnt I just congratulate you on a ribbon?! Just kidding...very well done and worth the ribbon!!
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04/26/2006 02:49:58 AM
Congrats on another ribbon for your collection. Cool picture.
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04/26/2006 02:41:10 AM
The kapluggin family dominates the frontpage. When are you guys getting some kids and try a 1 2 3?

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04/26/2006 02:31:04 AM
Well done, congrats on ribbon. I did indeed have you figured has a true gentleman and I was rigt; ladies first ;-) (enjoy the tea)
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04/26/2006 01:52:17 AM
Congratulations! A wonderful capture! Well done ones again!
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04/26/2006 01:51:57 AM
Love the lighting and tones. Congrats
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04/26/2006 01:44:07 AM
Hammered by the wife? For shame! Love the shot though :-)
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04/26/2006 01:39:02 AM
Beautiful. Better watch out, your wife is starting to gain on you! ;)

Deannda
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04/26/2006 01:20:23 AM
Congrats on a great shot, a red ribbon, and yielding blue to your wife! That's a true gentleman! :) Great sweep, guys!
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04/26/2006 01:11:06 AM
Congrats again...grandma would be thrilled :)
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04/26/2006 01:10:45 AM
congratulations hubby! thank you for the tea :)
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04/26/2006 12:56:14 AM
Wonderful play of light, in this magical "country" aged kitchen. Well done, and so deserved the "red" ribbon.....
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04/26/2006 12:54:18 AM
This is great, I love this image. Congratulations on the red.
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04/26/2006 12:51:30 AM
I thought I had left a comment about this during the challenge, but it appears I did not. So: wonderful light, you and Nasti are certainy the masters of light and mood. It's fun to see you two both at the top! I really admire your work, Gary. I learn something new with each image you post.
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04/26/2006 12:46:33 AM
Who needs these "microwave" things when everything you needs right here?
Lovely photo, well done!
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04/26/2006 12:44:08 AM
congrats on another ribbon! beatuful photo :)
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04/26/2006 12:38:00 AM
Congrats but not as good as Anastasia's. :P
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04/26/2006 12:37:47 AM
Wonderful interpretation of the challenge Gary, 2 ribbons in a week !
Congrats again, well deserved.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/25/2006 11:37:38 PM
Beautiful! Great lighting and colors, and very nice composition.
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04/25/2006 09:23:47 PM
Love the light, a stronger focal point would have made it better. I gave it an 8 anyway.
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04/25/2006 02:15:38 PM
The composition and filtering light is super cool. Excellent!
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04/25/2006 12:54:23 PM
Very pleasurable to look at for a while, enjoying all the details. I am curious about the portion of the image on the window's right side, what is causing the texture and color difference?
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04/25/2006 11:37:45 AM
hmm sunrays? are they real, or not? it's a nice shot regardless. well done. very old feel you get, but where's grandma?
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04/24/2006 03:50:44 PM
Great shot. One of my favorites so far. Lighting is awesome. Composition great too!
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04/23/2006 07:37:38 PM
I like this one
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04/22/2006 03:59:06 PM
nice light
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04/22/2006 06:50:53 AM
This has great charm. The light and the subdued palette create an atmosphere of familiarity and gentle age. 7.
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04/21/2006 02:11:43 PM
amaizing light
great angle 8
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04/21/2006 06:27:43 AM
The light ,color and angle work very well nice shot 9
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04/21/2006 05:13:43 AM
Nice, I like the angle and the window. I would like to have some definition in the shadow area to the right though..
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04/20/2006 07:43:01 PM
Good picture. Lovely natural light use.
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04/20/2006 06:25:50 PM
LOVE the light!! Lovely photo
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04/20/2006 02:23:32 PM
Beautiful light.
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04/20/2006 10:57:56 AM
Nice light and wounderful feeling in this photo.
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04/20/2006 08:51:17 AM
Love the light streaming through the window. The floor seems to be slanting away but the image as a whole certainly works. Nice.
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04/20/2006 12:26:31 AM
Very nice! I love the contrast, the subdued colors and the overall feel. Definitly could see this scoring in the top 10.
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04/20/2006 12:04:19 AM
Very well done! I can really feel the mood of this shot!
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04/19/2006 10:47:53 PM
A little heavy on the burn and dodge perhaps.
04/19/2006 05:32:56 PM
WOW, I realy like how you captured the light falling into the room....
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04/19/2006 02:09:01 PM
Wow!
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04/19/2006 01:46:33 PM
I love this shot... :)
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04/19/2006 02:13:41 AM
This is great!
I like the muted colors. The soft light from the window in a shot like this, is very difficult to hold detail as well as you have managed here. Impressive work. 10
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04/19/2006 12:30:56 AM
I love the whole room. It sets the scene for a story. I love the light coming through the window and creating all those shadows. Great perspective.
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