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Challenge: Something Old (Classic Editing)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 990
Location: Holmes County, OH
Date: Aug 4, 2002
Galleries: Vintage, Rural
Date Uploaded: Aug 4, 2002

Tried to avoid B&W and Sepia for this challenge, but ultimately I couldn't.

This in an old, old barn in the heart of Holmes County, Ohio (Amish Country)

Place: 7 out of 180
Avg (all users): 6.6385
Avg (commenters): 7.8400
Avg (participants): 6.5693
Avg (non-participants): 6.7154
Views since voting: 2025
Votes: 260
Comments: 26
Favorites: 3 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/10/2002 07:47:00 PM
Something old. Use your photographic technique to emphasize the age of your subject.
Composition - quite good. Did you try a version of the carriage only?
Technical Aspects - quite good
Meets Challenge - yes
Visual Impact / Originality - high
08/10/2002 03:15:00 PM
Very nice attempt by the photographer, I think. However, the shot is too tightly cropped, which sort of shoves the image in one's face. Nice B&W though. Meets challenge.
08/10/2002 01:30:00 PM
I like this a lot. Would like the roof at top left not to be clipped and could lost a little at the right to balance it more.
08/08/2002 11:40:00 AM
I liked it!! but to me it'd looke better with the wagon a litle bit more to the left. (6)
08/08/2002 10:51:00 AM
yep it's old. I think it might have worked better closer cropped, as there is too much in the picture to draw the eye. I find my focus torn between the inanimate coach in the front, or the old faded words on the top, or wondering about the continuation of the one-quarter-mile sign
08/08/2002 07:20:00 AM
Almost convincing as a genuinely old photo. Only the sharpness of the focus gives it away.
08/07/2002 01:59:00 PM
Good composition. Very sharp. Very consistent, and definitely old, if I suspend my knowlege that the carriage is a "for show" item.
08/07/2002 01:26:00 PM
I knew someone would find a barn with the "Mail Pouch" advertisement on the side.
08/07/2002 11:01:00 AM
This is one of my favorite photos this week... the mood of this is completely 'old' and you have done a great job of capturing the challenge... The color toning you chose accents the age of this scene very nicely as well. I'm giving this photo a 10, but I still have a personal preference critique... I wonder if it would have been possible to shoot this from another angle... Possible the exact same angle viewing from the right side rather than this side... I think that being able to see the front of the carriage would be a nice enhancement.... good shot :) - jmsetzler
08/07/2002 01:42:00 AM
I dont really like the buggy, I think the Building and "Mail Pouch" sign would carry the photo(out of your control I'm guessing). Maybe more of the building, at least the top left roof section. Nice gutters for the 1800s. I would like to see this in color if the signs on the sides dont stand out to much. 8
08/06/2002 12:41:00 PM
great image. the sepia works almost too well...it looks like a photo of an old photo! ~mcmurma
Meets Challenge...7
08/06/2002 11:19:00 AM
this looks like an archival photo. so you definately achived the old look. interesting subject matter. i would love to photograph this building. i would maybe like to see a more dramatic and interesting angle or cropping. good job.
08/06/2002 10:22:00 AM
Good photo, though I feel you should've focused on either the building or the buggy. Still, an excellent 1800's feel to it.
08/06/2002 05:00:00 AM
This looks old, nice capture.
08/05/2002 11:16:00 PM
I love Amish Country and this photo captures many memories for me.
08/05/2002 10:25:00 PM
really good
08/05/2002 04:59:00 PM
Great picture. I would have liked to see the whole building - but then, it's still a really good shot as it stands. It actually looks like an picture, so it works. (8) Good luck...
08/05/2002 04:49:00 PM
nicely captured
08/05/2002 03:47:00 PM
Wow this looks really old--well done
08/05/2002 03:29:00 PM
I like the use of black and white. The car is a bit too dark. The building is great, isn't it! Why are some edges jaggedy? 7
08/05/2002 02:13:00 PM
Excellent photo -- I would like to see this with less compression but I know you had to smash it down to upload it.
08/05/2002 12:05:00 PM
I really like the subjects you used in this photo.
08/05/2002 10:40:00 AM
now that looks old! I like this photo
08/05/2002 09:31:00 AM
I wonder how many people know the significance of a mail pouch tobacco barn!! Nice photo.. it demonstrates an obscure piece of americana.
08/05/2002 08:09:00 AM
sweet shot. the faded wood was great. Then I saw the carriage. 10.
08/05/2002 01:41:00 AM
too bad for those power-lines ... eh, who cares - you get a 9 anyway

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