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Abandoned and Forlorn
Abandoned and Forlorn
Coley


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Abandoned Buildings II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF-S Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 VR
Location: Ravenshoe Sdrd and Warden
Date: Jan 15, 2008
Aperture: f5
ISO: 1600
Shutter: Bulb
Galleries: Emotive, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Jan 15, 2008

I found a new favourite "Haunted House" :D

This shot is taken in complete darkness. My model and I ventured out on a very cold nite down a very dark and spooky road to this beautiful old ruin.

The fresh snow provided the light, I set my camera on bulb on a tripod and used my cable release to fire the shutter. I whispered my instructions to my model " Don't move ... Don't move" She moved . I like the fact that the model is out of focus . It draws more attention to the house. I love the grain achieved due to the high iso 1600.

I love shooting at nite ... such a different perspective.

Thanks for looking

Coley

Statistics
Place: 20 out of 257
Avg (all users): 6.1944
Avg (commenters): 7.6250
Avg (participants): 5.8736
Avg (non-participants): 6.3636
Views since voting: 1785
Views during voting: 478
Votes: 252
Comments: 29
Favorites: 3 (view)


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08/07/2011 08:39:56 PM
Love everything about this shot.
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04/04/2008 08:08:37 AM
This is a fantastic shot. I love these old houses. I've been taking quite a few of them myself lately. The model is perfect for this shot.
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04/03/2008 10:06:26 PM
beautiful and inspirational :)
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03/26/2008 11:01:33 PM
Great mood, and this feels as if I'm looking at a spirit although she is shown at full opacity, but the creepyness of the house and model go well together.
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01/27/2008 10:46:27 PM
Way overexposed night shot.... that ended up with fantastic, eerie results. Perfect for the subject. I do a lot of night work, too and love it as well.
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01/23/2008 12:50:12 PM
That building has a lot of potential!
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01/23/2008 09:28:42 AM
I love the contrast here you can almost feel the different textures on the building. I hope they don't knock this one down on you. I look forward to seeing more of this building from you.
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01/23/2008 02:38:18 AM
again, nice shot! I thought it would be in the top five, at least in my eyes it is...!

Message edited by author 2008-01-23 02:39:13.
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01/23/2008 12:53:31 AM
This is a beautiful and well conceived night shot.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/22/2008 10:06:40 PM
First shot I've seen in this challenge with a person in it. It works. I think it would work without her in the shot as well, but it does add another element of interest.

I really like this one, and added it to my faves.
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01/22/2008 02:30:30 PM
really nice, i like the woman in front but not the focus of the picture.
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01/22/2008 09:18:22 AM
This looks interesting. I like the human element..adds more depth.
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01/21/2008 01:22:33 PM
Well composed. Good B&W. The only thing that lets it down for me is that the roof of the house blends into the sky. Good effort
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01/21/2008 12:23:47 PM
Oooh it's creepy but I like it! 10!
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01/19/2008 09:26:10 PM
Creepy. An eight for you.
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01/19/2008 09:11:43 PM
What a great idea to include your model. The out of focus face, though, I find distracting. I like the idea.
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01/18/2008 03:56:29 PM
Extraordinary feel to this photo with the ghostly woman and perspective. The blown out sky doesn't trouble me a bit here. 10.
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01/18/2008 03:34:30 PM
Great shot. She looks like she is haunted place
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01/18/2008 03:18:24 PM
The lady looks out of place, like she was cut and pasted into this photo. Not in focus. I think the house by itself would have scored higher.
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01/18/2008 01:20:14 PM
I like it, but I feel like the person is blocking my view.
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01/18/2008 12:49:04 PM
Don't know if it was deliberate, but I like the fuzzy look to her face. Makes it seem a little ghosty.
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01/18/2008 11:47:27 AM
Rally like this...perhaps my fav. I like the way the woman hasn't come out as sharply as everything else...
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01/18/2008 09:09:33 AM
I love the feel for of this. Would have been neat if she appeard more as a ghost. I would like to see this in the top 3.
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01/17/2008 07:15:39 PM
I like the grain and the composition. Back to bump you up to 9.
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01/17/2008 11:00:37 AM
Hmmm - This one is tricky...

The house is awesome. The angle you have shot it at is very appealing, with the three apex's of the roof all visible.

I wished I could use the Skew tool to correct the converging lines on mine, though they seem to work very well here.

I like the model in the foreground - I hate that she is blurred and unclear!

IMO, This image will either do VERY well, or the girl will ruin it for you.
I'll give a 7.
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01/17/2008 01:05:56 AM
i'd like it better if the girl wasn't standing there
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01/16/2008 11:51:23 PM
Great photo, I really like the extreme contrast on it. It has a very Bates Motel feel to it, mixed in with a bergman film feel. The person in the photo seems like they might be a ghost of the one time resident of this mannor

Great Photo once again!@
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01/16/2008 10:08:00 AM
I think it would have been more dramatic w/out the woman.
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01/16/2008 02:25:44 AM
one of the better ones of a really bad selection...the girl adds interest. Love it as a B and W and the look on her face looks 'urgent'...hope you get the blue 9
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