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Twenty Years After the Flood
Twenty Years After the Flood
dr rick


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Challenge: Desolation (Classic Editing)
Camera: Olympus C-720UZ
Location: Thistle, Utah
Date: Aug 12, 2003
Aperture: f/5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/640
Galleries: Black and White
Date Uploaded: Aug 12, 2003

A flood destroyed the town of Thistle, Utah in 1983. It doesn't show well in this photo, but this house is about three feet deep in water and mud.

Statistics
Place: 64 out of 232
Avg (all users): 5.6425
Avg (commenters): 5.6364
Avg (participants): 5.4857
Avg (non-participants): 5.7845
Views since voting: 954
Votes: 221
Comments: 13
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08/19/2003 11:45:29 PM
BW seems to give more of a desolate feel.
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08/19/2003 11:08:21 PM
The lines parallel to the ground seem to be tilted, thus causing me to think that maybe the camera was turned. I think this could have been addressed by rotating the image about .5-1 degree clockwise. Other than that, good subject and I like this in B&W. Did you try it in sepia or duo-tones? - 7
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08/18/2003 10:35:37 PM
This is my favorite of the "old house" shots. I like your choice of titles. I think I might like it a bit better in sepia, but this is my favorite of your shots so far! 9
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08/17/2003 03:12:05 PM
great shoot. One of my fav.
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08/15/2003 06:46:01 AM
i like it, tell me was the house sinking to the left or did you slightly have your camera un level? Im being smart, just curious
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08/14/2003 03:57:53 AM
This picture needs more contrast to be expresive, now it too plain.
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08/14/2003 12:17:57 AM
Abandoned buildings do not desolation make
08/13/2003 04:11:46 PM
the echo of the mountain and the roofline are interesting
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08/13/2003 03:27:03 PM
I like how the triangle formed by the peak of the roof being almost identical in shape to the mountain on the right side of the shot gives the illusion of the house blending right into the surrounding landscape.
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08/13/2003 01:25:32 PM
Great title!
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08/13/2003 01:04:17 PM
Great picture! What flood are we talking about here?
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08/13/2003 10:47:35 AM
IMO, it would be more interesting to have more detail of the house.. maybe an old object, or a subject around the house, etc.. something that make us feel "alone"..
This landscape seems to be in N.L. Mexico.. =)
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08/13/2003 08:25:35 AM
I think this is a top shot. Definately desolation here. Maybe try a different angle. I would like to see what this looks like not in B&W. I think it still wouldve worked.
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