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Challenge: Negative Space (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot Pro 90 IS
Location: apartment
Date: Sep 9, 2002
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/80 sec
Date Uploaded: Sep 9, 2002

Didn't have much time for this challenge since I left for vacation on Tues morning. I wish I had time to try out some other ideas. This is a look down a shaft in an apartment building.

Contrast was helped by levels adjustments. It's not perfecly centered, but that's because when I did center it, it looked more uneven. Something to do with differences in the windows, I think. I see it as having 2 negative "spaces," the white outside and the black inside.

No "Shaft" jokes, please. ;)

Place: 17 out of 218
Avg (all users): 6.5392
Avg (commenters): 8.1212
Avg (participants): 6.8000
Avg (non-participants): 6.3218
Views since voting: 1783
Votes: 319
Comments: 36
Favorites: 11 (view)

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09/23/2002 03:30:00 PM
Thank you for your comments everyone. I appreciate it.

 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/22/2002 11:25:00 PM
one of my favorites of the challenge! wonder use of the challenge topic and beautiful pic. 10--amitchell
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09/22/2002 10:51:00 PM
no more B&W
09/22/2002 08:58:00 PM
I really like this. You sort of have the two negative space spaces going here on, joined together by the walls which have great texture. One of my 2 10s for the week. 10 - chrisab.
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09/22/2002 08:18:00 PM
Excellent way to make the negative space in the middle and use that to strengthen your surrounding images....10..hokie
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09/22/2002 05:17:00 PM
The choice of BW here makes an already interesting perspecitve even better.
Nice job!
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09/22/2002 11:20:00 AM
very interesting, nice balance and constast
09/22/2002 09:56:00 AM
I really like this one. Great high contrast black and white and cool textures. The composition is very strong.
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09/21/2002 04:59:00 PM
NIICE -- plenty of artsy fartsy here to go around. Good shot, and good use of negative space as the subject of the shot, rather than the other way around. Is that possible? I dunno, but I like this shot. Well done ... -9
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09/21/2002 12:35:00 PM
very interesting concept of negative space :) This shaft seems bottomless... = 8 - jmsetzler
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09/21/2002 12:18:00 PM
Apologies for not leaving a proper comment. Please email me if you'd really like one. Iíve voted this image a 7. Kavey
09/21/2002 02:23:00 AM
I like the washed out look in this shot. It's wierd that there is a window on the ceiling too. 8
09/20/2002 03:39:00 PM
Almost feels like a black hole. I like the bw, and the high contrast of this. karmat
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09/20/2002 02:35:00 PM
Cool artistic impression. As in many of this weeks photo's the negative space is merely supposed to support the subject, rather than BE the subject. Still, it is probably 8-worthy.
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09/19/2002 11:27:00 PM
Very effective. I'm curious how you managed this shot, but it's very good. 8, just-married
09/19/2002 03:18:00 PM
There is so much mystery in this image! What is at the bottom of the shaft? Is this a negative image? How did you do this? Inquiring minds want to know!
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09/19/2002 11:01:00 AM
This is great--the white around the black shaft--very well designed and the black and white emphasise the space andrewm
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09/19/2002 08:00:00 AM
Originally a 7, I have bumped it to an 8. It's an awesome shot that just keeps growing on me (might be a 9 by Sunday :) -zadore
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09/18/2002 08:28:00 PM
this photo is a real mean shut-your-mouth.
09/18/2002 06:58:00 PM
Excellent execution!!!
09/18/2002 11:00:00 AM
i like the empty dangeroous feel to thei
09/18/2002 01:54:00 AM
Composition: 6
Lighting: good 6
Appeal: 6, Total Rating 6 Sulamk
09/17/2002 09:36:00 PM
There's a "negative space" I don't think I'd want to be in :)
09/17/2002 02:29:00 PM
Very stricking ! The problem I have is determining what the subject is so I can determone what the negative space is. I'm having a hard time with this NS challenge so don't worry take my comment at hart. 6. marcvg
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09/16/2002 11:09:00 PM
Wow, where did you find this shot? This is something I would have on my wall, fo sho! It seems the "negative space" here IS the focal point. But what do I know? heh - bamaster (8)
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09/16/2002 08:36:00 PM
This photo does nothing for my vertigo! I can't look at it while I type this or I might pass out so if you see a lot of typing errors it's because I couldn't watch while I typed. SUper!!! 10!
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09/16/2002 06:37:00 PM
very cool use of - space :)
09/16/2002 05:15:00 PM
09/16/2002 12:47:00 PM
Great NS effect on this subject.
09/16/2002 12:32:00 PM
This gives me a weird feel of kind of a neg spc within a neg spc. I find the shot interesting, but it doesn't engage my interest a great deal. lhall-6
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09/16/2002 11:33:00 AM
Interesting choice of subject and a well composed picture. I like how the negative spaces surround the subject. Good use of contrast to accentuate the mood of the picture. Makes me feel like I'm entering 5 portals. - labrynthe
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09/16/2002 10:21:00 AM
Zzzooom wonderful perspective and meets the challenge well. Good work the b&w really adds to this shot. I have to type quickly as I feel like I'm falling!!!! >g< Score 7 Justine
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09/16/2002 08:58:00 AM
Oooooo creepy! Great!
09/16/2002 08:17:00 AM
Wonderful ! I love this and can't wait to see how you did it !!!!!!! =10 Shiiizzzam
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09/16/2002 02:27:00 AM
Now this an excellent photo because it has atmosphere and it evokes curiosity... 'Where is this place? What does the darkness lead to? etc.' I like the contrast between the over exposed whiteness of the walls and the darkness. Also, good use of neg. space. Excellent work!
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09/16/2002 01:03:00 AM
REALLY great work. It's so artsy fartsy. Looks like gallery material to me. Can I have a print with a black mat pleeeease? 9 ~indigo997
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