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Challenge: Duotones III (Advanced Editing V)
Collection: Challenge Outcasts
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 28-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Location: Brennan & Geraghty's general store, Maryborough
Date: Nov 9, 2007
Aperture: 3.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 0.4
Galleries: Black and White, History
Date Uploaded: Nov 10, 2007

This is a photo I have always wanted to take, as it belongs to my childhood days, in my hometown of Maryborough, (The Heritage City).

It is an old general store, called "Brennan & Geraghty's, in Lennox Street, which opened in 1871 and closed in 1972".

The amazing thing is that the doors were closed with everything intact. The shelves were full of stock and is still today exactly the same as when the owner closed the shop for good.

I was amazed to see the small bottles of spices still with the contents inside. Origional prepacked toilet paper, Lux soap, and Arnotts biscuits.

Today the store is opened to the public to view, as the National Trust has taken it over for it heritage site.


Place: 187 out of 295
Avg (all users): 5.4140
Avg (commenters): 6.1111
Avg (participants): 5.3810
Avg (non-participants): 5.4808
Views since voting: 753
Views during voting: 214
Votes: 157
Comments: 14
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12/23/2007 01:19:42 PM
Shez, this is a nice image. To make it pop a bit more, I'd suggest increasing the contrast so the whites and blacks get in there. Also, I might try cropping out the bright door on the right, which keeps distracting me. That's pull the Havelock shelf out of the center, too.
11/19/2007 04:55:02 AM
What a very cool story to accompany this picture! You really did a great job creating that old time sense with your toning. And how very nice that they've preserved the place, too.
11/19/2007 04:39:46 AM
Lovely shot Shez, it has such warm tones that really suit your subject.
11/19/2007 04:26:49 AM
This was perfect for the challenge, Shez. Lovely image.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/17/2007 09:40:09 AM
I don't know where to look....but I am more interested in the bottles on the shelves!
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11/17/2007 08:19:44 AM
Nice find; looks like an interesting place to explore. Sepia is perfect for this.
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11/16/2007 11:20:26 PM
good tone for this scenery.
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11/16/2007 11:56:08 AM
Great classic feel to the shot. Composition works nice as well. Perfect tone for the setting.
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11/16/2007 09:54:26 AM
Great shoot
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11/15/2007 03:38:14 PM
the coloring suits the context and setting well.
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11/15/2007 11:46:01 AM
Good idea for a duotone challenge, to make an image that looks "old". It has a bit of a "muddied" look to it though, not sure why. As a composition it is good, but there really isn't that much of interest for the casual viewer. In other words, it doens't "WOW" the DPC audience. Hope that helps. -6
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11/15/2007 12:38:48 AM
good use of tone to add to the old feel of this shot.
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11/13/2007 08:33:14 PM
Great old world photo...
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11/12/2007 01:33:56 PM
The sepia choice is perfect for this image. It almost feels like 1862.
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