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Challenge: Postcard II (Advanced Editing V*)
Collection: Places
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Tamron AF 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di II for Nikon
Location: Manassas, Virginia
Date: Nov 17, 2006
Aperture: f/16
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/750
Galleries: Landscape, History
Date Uploaded: Nov 19, 2006

The (recreated) Henry House is located in Manassas National Battlefield Park, site of 2 major US Civil War battles. It belonged to the elderly and infirm Widow Henry, who became the first civilian casualty of the first battle of Manassas/Bull Run without leaving her bedroom. She is buried nearby. The odd-looking thing in the yard of the house is a monument to the Union soldiers killed in the battle.

Civil War battlefields are often such lovely places that it is hard to believe what happened there.

PP - levels, dodged house a little, cropped, cloned out a couple of little branches, resized, sharpened, reduced noise, added border and text, increased saturation slightly.

Place: 198 out of 266
Avg (all users): 5.3585
Avg (commenters): 4.8571
Avg (participants): 5.2451
Avg (non-participants): 5.4636
Views since voting: 662
Views during voting: 295
Votes: 212
Comments: 9
Favorites: 0

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11/27/2006 06:59:00 AM
I gave this an 8. Thought it made a nice postcard. Text was nice and clean and the framing/crop well suited. Perhaps a little dark, but your design, font choice, etc made up for it, in my opinion.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/24/2006 10:50:20 PM
Nice subject. With this angle of sunlight, I think a perspective from further left would give you more light and be better as I'm trying to make out detail in the shadowed long face of the Henry House.
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11/23/2006 12:53:21 PM
Makes me want to visit! :)
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11/22/2006 02:17:52 PM
On my monitor, this is too dark. I can see very little detail in the house. The composition and time of day are very nice. A little photoshop work to highlight the house would make this a great shot. IMHO.
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11/21/2006 10:11:28 PM
The lighting on the house is a little too dark, especially as this is the subject of the title of the postcard
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11/20/2006 09:55:52 PM
The house is very dark and is too small to be the main subject of the photo.
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11/20/2006 05:26:57 PM
Photo looks overexposed.
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11/20/2006 09:24:14 AM
The detail of the house is lost a bit in the shadow. The colors of the field are nice, but the overall exposure is a bit dark. Not sure how much of a bump it could take thought without blowing out the sky, but it needs a bit more light in my opinion. Score: 5.
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11/20/2006 09:17:02 AM
house is a bit too dark ...
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