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She Didn't Feel Like Spring Cleaning
She Didn't Feel Like Spring Cleaning

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Challenge: Architecture IV (Basic Editing)
Collection: Voting Challenges
Camera: Sony DSC-F707
Location: Alabama
Date: Jan 24, 2008
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 100
Galleries: Architecture, Photojournalism
Date Uploaded: Jan 29, 2008

This was a once-lovely house, down on it's luck. I hear from someone who lives in that neighborhood that this house was always on the market, it couldn't keep its people. On Jan. 17, the shed in the back yard burned to the ground. On Jan. 24, a damp & overcast day with no wind, the house burned to the ground. It took all day. The fire-fighters managed the fire, protecting nearby uninvolved structures. There was nobody inside to rescue. This is one of the few shots I got w/no people in it. I stood across the street, shooting between passing cars. I could feel the heat & hear the flames. I know this is an "Architecture" challenge, & I expect the winning shots to all be soaring examples of professional genius. That's OK by me. This was just an ordinary nice house. But as I looked at it I remembered all the times I've said it would be easier to burn the house down than to clean it up, but I didn't really mean it. So, I used that thought for the title. To post-process, I used auto-adjust of Levels, Contrast, & Color. I used An Adjustment Layer for Curves & Brightness/Contrast. I used USM. And, I cropped it.

Place: 213 out of 247
Avg (all users): 4.6825
Avg (commenters): 6.4000
Avg (participants): 4.1029
Avg (non-participants): 5.0083
Views since voting: 780
Views during voting: 311
Votes: 189
Comments: 5
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/04/2008 10:00:08 PM
How did you ever get this shot?! Are you a photojournalist? Spookily beautiful.
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02/04/2008 08:40:48 AM
I think that his picture is out off topic in this challenge.
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02/03/2008 09:30:34 PM
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02/03/2008 11:22:33 AM
Great title
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02/02/2008 10:15:58 PM
A nice shot for photojournalism but not so much for architecture, sorry.
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