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Challenge: Desolation II (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Sigma 17-35mm f/2.8-4.0 EX DG Aspherical HSM for Canon
Location: Humboldt Twp, MI
Date: Jun 17, 2006
Aperture: f8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/1000
Galleries: Still Life, History
Date Uploaded: Jun 17, 2006

The Humboldt Mine offices - long closed and forgotten. It truly is a desolate place now.The funnest part of shooting this - parking in front of the "no trespassing" gate and slipping in through a break in the fence.

This was a pp experiment - using the different blending modes.

Place: 66 out of 197
Avg (all users): 5.8370
Avg (commenters): 7.2222
Avg (participants): 5.7342
Avg (non-participants): 5.9143
Views since voting: 1271
Views during voting: 279
Votes: 184
Comments: 12
Favorites: 0

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07/01/2006 11:49:23 PM
Hello from the critique club. What an honor it is to critique your shot here. I think the challenge description is pretty well met here. Although adding a single person in this photo walking away from the camera might very well have added a very good element to this photo. Thats the one thing I would add to this. I like the composition and the post processing is very pleasing. Not over done, but I dont think you could add or take anything away that would make it better. The colors and the contrast is very good. I'm surprised this didnt score over a 6, however with the addition that I noted above it very well may have. Nicely done overall. Good luck with future challenges.
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06/26/2006 04:16:15 AM
Linda, I am sorry you feel let down with the voting on this. For the record I gave you a 6. But I can see why it was low in voting. The contrast is way to heavy and shadowy causing a false feel to the sky. I like the colours and feel if you had concentrated on a particular area of this building it might have done better. The image is quite busy and with voters you really need simplicity to win their vote.

Anyways...on a positive note...you did better than me lol!

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/25/2006 08:21:24 PM
Very nice. I really like the tone here.
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06/25/2006 08:12:01 AM
I like the "eerie" feel to this image.....
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06/23/2006 06:30:22 PM
Great colours.
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06/22/2006 09:16:41 PM
Nice colours which enhance the sense of desolate buildings from a past age.
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06/21/2006 10:36:28 PM
Nice use of the high contrast? looks good anyways.. 8
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06/20/2006 08:29:14 PM
Nice PP on this one.
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06/20/2006 07:17:12 PM
The grundgy feel really works for this image. 7
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06/20/2006 12:15:27 AM
i love the leading lines and the prespective
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06/19/2006 07:18:53 PM
Good treatment of the subject within the challenge constraints. 7
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06/19/2006 01:39:46 PM
Very moody sky. This street is waiting for something bad to happen.
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