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Challenge: Empty Room (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Location: Rio Grande, Ohio
Date: May 30, 2006
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/25
Galleries: Architecture, Rural
Date Uploaded: May 31, 2006

Down on the Bob Evans Farms, Rio Grande, Ohio, are several old log buildings "rescued" from around the county. I was attracted to this room--the single room in one of the buildings--because it is blessed with beautiful natural light from several windows. But what "one thing" to take into the room! I considered some of our antiques that would fit right in: a pressed back chair, an oil lamp, a tricycle with a carved wooden horse. Instead, I chose a thing that would contrast with the room, something curvy, bright, and colorful.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 114
Avg (all users): 6.7962
Avg (commenters): 7.8667
Avg (participants): 6.7632
Avg (non-participants): 6.8098
Views since voting: 10056
Views during voting: 571
Votes: 260
Comments: 80
Favorites: 22 (view)


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08/19/2006 10:01:45 PM
Amazing! I love the tones and lighting of this shot. Adding to my favs!
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08/19/2006 09:54:39 PM
I would like to re-create this using a chinese umbrella. I just find the unexpectedness of the umbrella in this setting what makes it truely unique.
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08/19/2006 08:43:03 PM
I really liked your story. You found the perfect place for the colored umbrella to rest. This is one of my favorite favorites.
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08/18/2006 12:14:49 PM
Love everything about this shot, colors, textures and lighting. Absolutely awesome!!
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08/18/2006 09:54:37 AM
lovely!
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06/18/2006 01:47:38 AM
One of the best attic shots I have ever seen. Congratulations on your Yellow.
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06/15/2006 03:17:20 PM
Beautiful image! Congrats on your yellow!
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06/15/2006 11:47:32 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon with this entry! I knew this had to do well with your well composed burst of color in this challenge fitting theme!
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06/14/2006 12:11:54 PM
Congrats on the ribbon. I think this was one of the best in the challenge. I gave it an 8.
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06/14/2006 11:13:20 AM
Great shot, congratulations.

On a more boring technical note, since you were shooting at a very wide focal length, could you have used a larger aperture and less ISO to get less grain and similar DOF while shooting at the same speed? (tripod would be best if possible) If you like the grain, forget my question, it's not a very important point but got me wandering. Light looks amazing in this shot!
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06/13/2006 02:52:07 PM
An absolutely striking image, well done.
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06/12/2006 05:34:38 PM
Outstanding image. Congrats on a very well deserved ribbon!
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06/12/2006 05:25:46 PM
I had a feeling this one was going to be one of the ribbon winners, as it should be!! Great choice of room and object! Congratulations on your ribbon!!

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06/12/2006 04:58:53 PM
Congratulations on your ribbon! Excellent shot!
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06/12/2006 02:55:17 PM
I've been down to the farm, don't remember the room, but this is a fantastic shot. Well deserving of a ribbon. Congratualtions.
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06/12/2006 12:06:11 PM
Congratulations on your ribbon with this *lucky* shot. ;-) So much for superstitions, right! Nice work.
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06/12/2006 11:54:32 AM
another comparison for your "list"...modern umbrella vs. Old wood/walls...very lovely shot...congrats on ribbon!
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06/12/2006 10:52:54 AM
hehe..I do this all the time. Great shot! Congrats!
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06/12/2006 08:03:30 AM
Love the tones and texture of this shot. Congrats on the ribbon!
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06/12/2006 06:57:25 AM
Many Congrats on the well deserved ribbon. It's a wonderful photograph.
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06/12/2006 05:38:40 AM
Nice, simple, clean. bright and beautiful... congrats...
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06/12/2006 03:24:24 AM
I'm glad you got a ribbon for this work! Great work!
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06/12/2006 01:14:43 AM
Wow, the juxtaposition here is amazing. Love it!
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06/12/2006 12:59:42 AM
Many congratulations on your first ribbon! This is a really beautiful image (and a great title).

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06/12/2006 12:56:39 AM
Perfect choice for this room, really contrasts with the wood tones. Congratulations on your ribbon.
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06/12/2006 12:55:41 AM
A nice idea and very well photographed Robert. Congratulations!
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06/12/2006 12:41:51 AM
Really beautiful. Congratulation on your yellow ribbon.
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06/12/2006 12:30:18 AM
beautiful! congrats on your ribbon :)
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06/12/2006 12:26:52 AM
Congrats on the Yellow. I like the tones of the wood and the contrasting bright umbrella.
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06/12/2006 12:07:06 AM
Awesome, congrats on the ribbon.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/11/2006 11:02:37 PM
very nice! great lighting and the use of it enhancing your prop. Love the textures and focus. One of my top picks - 10
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06/11/2006 10:54:41 PM
Nice color blend, light ... also like the room itself
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06/11/2006 10:52:36 PM
nice colour burst! 8
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06/11/2006 09:47:28 PM
Now this is great. The room itself is awesome looking with all the contrasting grain, and the umbrella just throws some great contrast in there. Nice focus, nice lighting, amazing you got thiw without the window being blown (mine from this week was a bit blown so I know how hard it can be). 9
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06/11/2006 07:27:50 PM
Good idea thematically, and a clever contrast between the multicolored umbrella and "monochrome" surroundings; good job with the lighting.
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06/11/2006 01:27:33 PM
One of the best in this challenge, good luck!
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06/11/2006 02:51:24 AM
nice use of contrast.
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06/10/2006 11:39:01 PM
love the colors against the wood tones. It has a great feel to it. 9
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06/10/2006 11:36:42 PM
I might have darkened it just a tad. Nicely done.
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06/10/2006 02:46:35 PM
Well composed, well chosen room and object.
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06/09/2006 01:30:42 PM
Creative and well done. The natural wood tone works well with the colorful umbrella. Minor distraction of the umbrella shadow on the far wall/floor (fill light flash?). This looks like a historical/tourist type building. I'll have to come back later to find out where. ;^)
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06/09/2006 09:52:38 AM
Funny Title! I like the colors in contrast with the room's colors.
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06/09/2006 07:54:13 AM
I hope not...but what a beautiful place....wow!
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06/09/2006 12:13:36 AM
The contrast is so surreal, the umbrella appears to levitate
like a papier-mache circus wheel in the sixteenth chapel.

There is, in my view, no better entry in this challenge.

Message edited by author 2006-06-12 11:04:25.
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06/08/2006 09:00:43 PM
Front page entry. My pick for #1
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06/08/2006 08:57:15 PM
I really like this. Could choice to use a colorful umbrella. 10.
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06/08/2006 04:26:30 PM
What I like most of this photo is the contrast between the bright and colorful umbrella and the wood on the walls and on the floor. Beautiful lighting too. Well done.
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06/07/2006 09:38:34 PM
In a challenge where so many entries don't quite fit the Challenge, this one fits the Challenge exceptionally well.
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06/07/2006 06:30:42 PM
The colour contrast, lighting and composition work well here. I think this will do well.
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06/07/2006 05:46:23 PM
nice subject to add color to your image good work all around
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06/07/2006 10:38:54 AM
Nice hit of colour in an old log cabin!
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06/06/2006 08:58:49 PM
Great exposure. Great room. I do not feel the emptiness of the room because such a small part of it is shown.
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06/06/2006 09:05:55 AM
This would have been GREAT without the umbrella. It just ruins a great photo of a room with an already great personality.
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06/06/2006 08:21:41 AM
Great use of colours. The illumination from the window also works well.
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06/06/2006 06:25:24 AM
very nice. probably could trim just a bit off the bottom and left, or lower your perspective, to really take advantage of the umbrella's colors. or, tape a flashlight with a diffuser on it to the handle.
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06/06/2006 06:05:33 AM
great combination of colors i like this photo
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06/06/2006 12:10:46 AM
love the color in the not so colorful room! 10
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06/05/2006 11:30:42 PM
This is great! I love the splash of colors in the umbrella -- contrasting against the rich tones in that wood. One of my favorites! Very creative!
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06/05/2006 10:54:23 PM
cool! 10
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06/05/2006 10:06:43 PM
Great lighting and composition, interesting image! 10.
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06/05/2006 08:13:25 PM
the lines and colour of the room make a nice pattern the umbrella gives contrast
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06/05/2006 07:58:59 PM
Love the wood, love the colors, love the light.
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06/05/2006 06:57:50 PM
Very cool composition :)
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06/05/2006 05:07:11 PM
In my opinion, the clear cut winner. You stayed true to the theme and captured a beautiful image. The colors in the umbrealla really play nicely against the wood. Congrats on a very pure image.
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06/05/2006 05:05:04 PM
Lovely set up, image looks grainy, though. Still one of the better images in te challenge.
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06/05/2006 05:00:52 PM
do not care for the object chosen
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06/05/2006 05:00:45 PM
good image useing light and color.
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06/05/2006 04:37:28 PM
Colorful and interesting. Great job on the lighting and composition.
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06/05/2006 03:36:48 PM
Wonderfully creative and well captured and presented. Top marks from me.
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06/05/2006 03:01:10 PM
not the most original idea but very clean, perfect composition, compliments
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06/05/2006 02:43:01 PM
good contrast
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06/05/2006 01:50:27 PM
Great use of colors and lighting... the wood textures also add alot to the image.
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06/05/2006 12:16:46 PM
Great shot - IMO one of the better ones in the challenge
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06/05/2006 09:07:42 AM
Very nice contrast of colors and textures.
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06/05/2006 06:11:01 AM
Lovely shot.
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06/05/2006 03:10:56 AM
great colour juxtaposition
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06/05/2006 01:23:16 AM
Great idea ... I find the trees outside the window a little distracting
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06/05/2006 01:15:41 AM
Second pass (not too many entries this time):
- nice choice of colors on this one; the contrast between the room tones and the colorful umbrella is the winning combination here.
- The window adds to composition, properly located for maximal viewing pleasure.
- lighting is good, the light that comes from the window is stronger than the key light from your right, which is a good thing. I wish I could not see the shaddow on the wall from the second light though.
Congratulations on a well-executed, interesting image.
bump!
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06/05/2006 01:13:39 AM
...Just one colorful individual.
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06/05/2006 12:55:19 AM
nice, I like the round colored umbrella against the soft brown stripes of the wood
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