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Saying goodbye to the old house
Saying goodbye to the old house
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Challenge: Empty Room (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Sony DSC-F717
Location: Heemstede, The Netherlands
Date: Jun 4, 2006
Aperture: F/2
ISO: 320
Shutter: 1/30
Galleries: Still Life, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jun 4, 2006

Sold my late aunt's house, which was build in 1930 and has never changed since.

I think the bright afternoon sun shining through the attic window, will get some remarks as being too bright, but I think it displays a nice light on the wall. This photo gives me the feeling of being abandonned, which actually was the case, because the house was sold last week.

Only thing I did was resizing, sharpening and darkening a bit.

Statistics
Place: 18 out of 114
Avg (all users): 6.1897
Avg (commenters): 6.8889
Avg (participants): 6.0143
Avg (non-participants): 6.2568
Views since voting: 1194
Views during voting: 437
Votes: 253
Comments: 24
Favorites: 2 (view)


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06/18/2006 02:01:41 AM
Congratulations on your top 20 finish with this interesting study. The wood floor is quite impressive.
06/13/2006 08:25:46 AM
Thanks to all for your effort to comment.

I know the flair of the window would get me lower points, but as I was DQed just before in another challenge for something I didn't know I wasn't allowed to do, I got scared of doing too much to this one, even if it was advanced editing. I'm not to good yet at post processing and didn't quite know how to get rid of it without making it look worse.

I took this photo, standing on the attic stairs and there wasn't any other position to achieve the same atmosphere and the sun was still shining bright.

Message edited by author 2006-06-13 08:27:19.
06/12/2006 06:06:15 PM
Congratulations on your top 20 finish! I like this a lot!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/11/2006 10:50:47 PM
Nice image and processing but the blown out top window really distracts me from enjoying the image. I think your item would have been more effective with a different placement. Still a good photo with nice focus and textures.
SDW
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06/11/2006 10:07:57 PM
This picture happens to also fulfil the current "framing" contest, more or less, coincidence I guess? I like the picture although the light from the window is a bit too bright for me, especially for "advanced editing", but maybe that is on purpose? Otherwise I like the picture
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06/11/2006 09:31:39 PM
Very nice shot... a little blown out but almost impossible to get the light without a level of it. I have a bit of that in my photo this challenge as well. A 9.
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06/10/2006 08:50:59 AM
i'm no pro, but the windo's pretty bright.
idk if that was on purpose or what, but other than that, awesome job !
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/09/2006 07:24:09 AM
Lovely tones and great angle to tell a story.
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06/08/2006 11:30:45 AM
Great title and idea. Anyone who has moved can relate. Window seems a bit overblown but nice comp and the dust mop's a nice touch.
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06/07/2006 09:07:23 AM
nice light ... the textures are awesome
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06/07/2006 01:17:55 AM
1-2 Meets Challenge - 2
1-3 Technical Merit - 3
1-3 Creativity - 1
1-2 Extra Credit - 0
Final Score - 6
06/06/2006 09:04:22 PM
One of the most original for this challenge. I love the story-telling set-up and the nostalgic mood.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/06/2006 08:54:35 AM
Brilliant. I love it. This is an incredible shot that portrays mood from the emptiness. 10
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06/06/2006 06:44:29 AM
excellent capture
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06/05/2006 09:57:04 PM
I like this picture, excellent lighting and composition, tells story!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/05/2006 09:02:12 PM
this is a nice image which tells a story for me
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06/05/2006 05:06:41 PM
nice take, but harsh light
06/05/2006 02:18:11 PM
I like the image except for the blown lighting through the window. Overall, very nice composition, concept, and capture.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/05/2006 01:11:51 PM
Very nice, great focus on the grain in the floor. The light from the window is a bit oevrblown though.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/05/2006 08:30:41 AM
This is my top pick for the challenge I've given it a 9
the only thing stopping a 10 is the color of the roof outside the window... I'm not sure how I would change it but I find it distracting to the overall coloring and it draws my eye out when I'm trying to look at the main interest of the photo, the floor and mop head... maybe a color shift in the tiles to a greenish tone would do it
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/05/2006 08:16:35 AM
kind of depressing. it effects emotions with the lighting of it all. love it
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/05/2006 07:55:25 AM
Nice job and a great idea
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/05/2006 01:17:39 AM
nice photo, I like the composition, lighting, and framing, the colors are nice and rich too, only thing is I wish you could have gotten the light from window a little less exposed w/o darkening the rest of the pic too much, course I'm not sure how you'd do that, lol, 8
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06/05/2006 12:21:30 AM
love the lighting...good luck
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