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lost in the golden labyrinth
lost in the golden labyrinth
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Challenge: Dreams and Nightmares (Classic Editing)
Camera: Olympus C-4000Z
Location: The Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Toronto, Canada
Date: Oct 3, 2003
Aperture: f-2.8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/6 sec.
Galleries: Abstract, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Oct 5, 2003

This hallway is in The Fairmont Royal York Hotel in downtown Toronto, Canada.

I purposly left the yellow cast in the image. The colour corrected version looked like a regular hotel hallway, which was way too realistic. The carpet had such an array of colour in it, that it would have overpowered the dreamy feel of the walls.

As for 'The Shining' similarity... I have seen it years ago. I did not realize how familiar people were with Kubrick's movies. Such a nice reminder of great cinema. My original intension was to portray a kind of sleepy looooong hallway that never ends - like in a sleep-walking dream.

Statistics
Place: 28 out of 112
Avg (all users): 5.7727
Avg (commenters): 7.0455
Avg (participants): 5.5696
Avg (non-participants): 5.9867
Views since voting: 1307
Votes: 154
Comments: 26
Favorites: 1 (view)


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10/13/2003 10:59:01 PM
Thank you very much to everyone for their comments. I had especially good chuckle with the "Shning" comments.
10/13/2003 03:41:48 AM
Amazing how many people mentioned "The Shining" here! It really does look like a scene from that film, the corridor and colors are so identical. All that is missing is those two twin girls standing at the end of the corridor.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/12/2003 11:32:31 PM
OMG-- this looks exactlly like the hallway from the Shining-- very cool to get this wide! 10
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10/12/2003 01:29:26 AM
"That's odd. Usually the blood gets off on the second floor."
Nice, but the fact that it's slightly off-center is quite a bother to the eye when the viewer expects a shot like this to be perfectly centered.
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10/11/2003 10:05:07 PM
A nice citation of Kubrick's "Shining". More attention to simmetry would have made it more powerful, probably.
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10/10/2003 12:21:35 PM
Interesting photo. The colors, I feel, do contribute to a dream-like mood. Perhaps some darker tones would enhance the mood even further?
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10/10/2003 03:45:59 AM
u know what can make this even better? some "misty" or blur effects if applied correctly, will make the labyrinth even more "real". I cant vote, else I'd give a 9.
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10/09/2003 10:33:49 PM
It is a nice picture of a hall, but it needs to much help from the title and I do not get the feeling of a maze. I think to have rotated the image about 1 degree clockwize would have helped or rotating it 45 degrees counter clockwize to give a feeling of off balance. hope this helped 5
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10/09/2003 04:41:11 PM
Really like the colors and perspective. The lights got a little blown out and it's horizion is just that little bit tilted, just enough to be an imperfection but it's made more obvious because of the framing at the bottom. Nicely in focus fore to aft. 8
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10/08/2003 08:14:46 PM
This image are just great ... love the colors and I understand the subject. -9
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10/08/2003 07:59:31 AM
Very good work. 7 Morgan
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10/07/2003 10:44:53 PM
I think I've stayed in this hotel. Nice shot, good feel. 8.
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10/07/2003 03:57:02 PM
Come play with us Danny...
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10/06/2003 08:32:15 PM
Reminds me of the movie The Shining. Eriee!
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10/06/2003 08:28:57 PM
Nice concept shot, would be more effective to me if you were able to take the shot with hallways going off the sides as well
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10/06/2003 05:30:20 PM
I would have cropped off the bottom for great impact . nice feeling to it
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10/06/2003 03:16:31 PM
Great coloring and perspective. I like the endless feel of the hallway. I also am just waiting for those scary twin girls or the river of blood to come flowing down the hall! Very *The Shining* to me. I gave it a 7
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10/06/2003 10:46:23 AM
This would benefit from a more intentional-looking perspective. The color and repetition are great, but the vanishing point is not quite in the center and not off-center enough to throw the viewer off-balance.
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10/06/2003 10:37:33 AM
Good shot....reminds me of a movie I saw {the Rose?} where the halls kept changing. Love the light and dof.
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10/06/2003 09:31:40 AM
This pic reminds me of "The Shining", fantastic!
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10/06/2003 07:39:11 AM
Nice perspective and use of color cast.
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10/06/2003 05:20:06 AM
Nice idea, but a few weaknesses need to be corrected:
There's a bad orange cast as a result of using the wrong white balance.
The photo needs rotating slightly clockwise.
It looks like you were trying to horizontally centre the far end of the corridor, which hasn't happened.
IMO, to take this photo up a notch, you need an extra element such as a person running, looking scared, etc. Or, depending on your camera, you could have a motion blurred zoom centred on the far end. 6
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10/06/2003 01:37:23 AM
very cool photo! I love the depth of field, and the color is awesome! I give a 10!
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10/06/2003 12:44:19 AM
I like this one a lot. Very majestic colors.
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10/06/2003 12:43:32 AM
Nicely done shot, like the DOF, like the subject even if it needs the title to explain the theme
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10/06/2003 12:12:18 AM
This is soooo Shining! Nice job!
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