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No Man's Land
No Man's Land

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Challenge: Duotones III (Advanced Editing V)
Collection: Places
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Nikon
Location: Fairfax, VA
Date: Nov 11, 2007
Aperture: f/4
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/6400
Galleries: Architecture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Nov 10, 2007

This is part of the perimeter fencing at the old Lorton Prison, which is in the process of becoming a park, arts center, and other community-friendly things. Most of the prison buildings, towers, etc. are still standing. The guard tower at the far end of the shot overlooks the entrance where I'm guessing prisoners went in and out (double-gate system). Seems like a sad, empty little bit of world.

Trying something new and different with the duotone (using neither black nor white).

PP - converted from RAW, copied base layer 2x and levelled all 3 (bright, normal, dark), merged layers, duotone (very dark brown and very light cyan), cloned out bright spots in sky, dodged/burnt fences and tower, USM, cloned out hotspots, added border, resized, sharpened, cloned/blurred sharpening artifacts.

Place: 238 out of 295
Avg (all users): 5.1154
Avg (commenters): 6.2500
Avg (participants): 5.0792
Avg (non-participants): 5.1818
Views since voting: 690
Views during voting: 207
Votes: 156
Comments: 10
Favorites: 0

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11/26/2007 06:23:28 PM
I think this deserves to be placed higher
I really like it

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/18/2007 06:42:54 PM
Nice, almost Hollywood effect.
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11/18/2007 04:46:59 PM
Works perfectly as a duotone.
good luck, i reall ylike this

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11/17/2007 11:40:19 PM
clever way to screen us from the strange world
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11/17/2007 03:54:16 AM
I very much like the way you've composed this. Toning contributes well to the "no man's land" feel, too.
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11/16/2007 09:04:10 PM
May just be the lines messing with my head but this seems a ittle tilted. This would look cool with some storm clouds of something.
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11/16/2007 08:11:10 PM
comp doesn't work well.very static.
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11/15/2007 02:12:29 AM
It looks like the zone in a prison nobody can enter without getting shot. Eerie shot. I like the OOF chain link in front of the camera.
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11/13/2007 12:53:30 PM
Great foreground Bokeh! LOL!!!
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11/12/2007 09:51:20 PM
Ohhh, nice DOF and composition! I love the darkness..it adds to the darkness of the prison and adds moodiness to this image. Very creative use of the fence in the foreground!!
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