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Challenge: Architecture III (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: ┴rbŠjarsafn/ReykjavÝk
Date: May 26, 2006
Aperture: f/14
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Architecture
Date Uploaded: May 26, 2006

It's an old house located at ┴rbŠjarsafn. There is very much post processing. I first converted it to B&W and made it to a nice B&W photo. Then I duplicated the photo and added it on top all layers. Then I changed the blending mode to color, made minor color correction and a little burning and dodging. Finally I changed the size and added a white canvas.

Statistics
Place: 6 out of 281
Avg (all users): 6.9515
Avg (commenters): 8.0870
Avg (participants): 6.8158
Avg (non-participants): 7.1196
Views since voting: 4953
Views during voting: 414
Votes: 206
Comments: 43
Favorites: 37 (view)


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08/31/2006 12:24:12 PM
Quite dramatic and beautiful. It begs for the answer to what's inside. NICE!
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07/19/2006 07:56:51 AM
this is great, thought it was in my favs already.
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06/12/2006 02:34:12 PM
Please email me at JeffDiMarco@gmail.com - I have a very important question to ask you about this photograph. Please contact me asap!! PLEASE.
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06/07/2006 10:50:31 PM
A very powerful image! I like that you included comments - it's always nice to be able to read how shots that truly command attention are created.
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06/06/2006 03:09:11 PM
*** C R I T I Q U E C L U B C O M M E N T ***

Hahaha! How fitting is this? I get to critique an image of the "monster" I enabled just a couple weeks ago!

This is an excellent image, one which I scored very high; and of course it just missed ribboning as well. So clearly you hit the mark here. Why did it do so well? Because it's moody, it "involves" the viewer in a tangible way, for one thing. Additionally, there's a fairytale quirkiness to the structure itself that is guaranteed to please people: based on the scale of the door, it's so TINY a structure, and it's like it's built INTO the ground, it just sings out loud of trolls and elves, hobbits and such. Very effective.

Nevertheless there's room for improvement. In pursuit of your "powerful" post processing, you've allowed the dark areas between stone and facade to block up a bit too much; it would be stronger with a tad more detail there. Also, there's a slight but distinct haloing between sky & roof, especially at the very top.

I've taken the liberty of doing a very quick & rough edit to show you what I'm talking about. let me know what you think :-)

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06/06/2006 06:02:05 AM
Congrats dude, I think you´ll ribbon before soon :)
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06/05/2006 10:36:59 PM
I want to go in there! What an impressive find for this challenge. Congratulations on your top ten finish.
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06/05/2006 06:44:33 AM
Great shot Magnús. Congrats on your top 10 finish!
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06/05/2006 06:39:01 AM
Fantastic talent for one so young
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06/05/2006 06:37:58 AM
Congratulations on your top 10 finish. Excellent shot!
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06/05/2006 06:20:33 AM
Two top ten photos in a row, two honourable mentions - well done. And so close to ribbon and 7 points. Impressive composition of the old church. Hamingjuóskir, Magnús.
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06/05/2006 03:26:40 AM
The moomintroll, where's the moomintroll?

Great shot - real/unreal - congrats...
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06/05/2006 03:12:00 AM
Congrats on your high score... Great picture... Glæsilegt hjá þér :o)
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06/05/2006 02:58:06 AM
lighting is very good, cute picture.
edit cuz i can't spell.


Message edited by author 2006-06-05 03:47:28.
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06/05/2006 01:45:44 AM
Sweet finish on this wonderful and simple countryside structure ;) Great job on your PB ;)
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06/05/2006 12:40:18 AM
Dang you're on a roll, kid. I'm getting hate mail :-)
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06/05/2006 12:26:59 AM
Congrats on a another top ten finish, Magnús! Great shot!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/04/2006 11:15:50 PM
Quaint little place. Wonderful light and textures!
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06/04/2006 01:38:36 PM
inviting
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06/04/2006 11:46:55 AM
Too much halo around the roof, but otherwise great
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06/04/2006 09:52:35 AM
This is a beautiful photograph. I think it would be a great picture to hang on the wall
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06/03/2006 02:35:18 AM
I like the lighting, crispness of focus, angles, and perspective of this image. Well done!
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06/02/2006 10:53:57 PM
great color / saturation and composition
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06/02/2006 09:35:42 PM
Great capture...well done.
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06/02/2006 06:29:28 PM
So much depth to the sky in this sort of post processing. Amazing little structure build into the earth.
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06/01/2006 08:09:15 PM
I love the muted colors on thi sone. That green door really gives this shot that something extra.
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06/01/2006 05:24:57 PM
Beautiful textures and contrast
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06/01/2006 01:34:11 PM
Absolutly Wonderful
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06/01/2006 01:38:02 AM
Awesome work, I love the dark appeal. The image feels almost magical.
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05/31/2006 09:31:56 AM
Very moody, the combination of dark, cool colors. The stright-on perspective works well here! 10
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05/31/2006 08:06:24 AM
love the processing here as well as the subject, POV -and the sky
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05/30/2006 11:54:28 PM
Stunning!
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05/30/2006 10:44:05 PM
I really love this image, as it has so much impact, and love the eerie feel to it, as well....
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05/30/2006 08:20:18 PM
A quality moody Icelandic shot. With the burning and extra attention to texture you have captured the essense of Arbaer Museum, historical Icelandic achitecture. The symetry works very well. I like how the green door catches up the color of the grass and moss. The bits of burning that come down into the blue sky are a bit odd and distracting - perhaps you went a bit too far.
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05/30/2006 02:20:07 AM
Enchanting..... Very well captured in my opinion.
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05/30/2006 01:32:24 AM
Cool Picture
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05/29/2006 06:54:08 PM
fantastic, i love the creative lighting/contrast used on the building and i love it when peopl have dramatic skies in their photos, especially when used with "architecture" a perfect 10
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05/29/2006 12:28:43 PM
Nice color and composition. Gives the photo a sureal feel
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05/29/2006 09:06:01 AM
Nice choice for the challange, good colors and a cute house :o)
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05/29/2006 08:55:49 AM
This looks Icelandic, don't know why. Very nice study, good luck.
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05/29/2006 02:37:50 AM
Well photographed.
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05/29/2006 01:41:50 AM
Was this used in the lord of the rings....6
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05/29/2006 12:33:13 AM
Could this be a heida image? Icelandic?? Sure is good. I like the symmetry. Great tones and texture. The sky is the piece de resistance!
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