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a Forgotten Glorious Heritage
a Forgotten Glorious Heritage

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Challenge: ABC...LMN...XYZ (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC for Canon
Location: Edge Lane, Liverpool, UK
Date: May 12, 2008
Aperture: f/5.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Urban
Date Uploaded: May 11, 2008

This image was taken from some dissused houses that line the Edge Lane, a main road that enters Liverpool town centre from outside. Its quite an interesting set of old houses (of around 200 houses or so) that have been repossessed by the council as part of a road widening scheme and neighbourhood regeneration. I like them because many of the houses are boarded up with decorative art to signify the European Capital of Culture status given to Liverpool for the year 2008. At the same time, they typify so many houses in Liverpool that are no longer used and boarded up (and I mean a lot of houses!), even though in my eyes they are fantastic examples of victoria achitecture. This is why my title of "a Forgotten Glorious Heritage" is used, to signify how the future is looked upon in an economically growing city, that at the same time, rightly or wrongly, is trying to forget its problems of the past.

This image was opened and adjusted as a RAW file into P. Elements 5. A transform to improve the perspective was applied, follwed by rotation and then a crop. The green board sections were cut out and pasted into other layers, before adding a levels and gradient map adjustment layer to turn the house into a black and white image. Some dodging and burn was applied to some areas of the house. Finally a black and white border was added.

Place: 164 out of 194
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/14/2008 03:06:09 PM
Ahhh, I know you've heard this...the title.
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05/12/2008 10:19:08 PM
To me, there's something about the pea green/yellow color that... "fights" against the black & white of the rest of your image. Also, that little bit of window in the upper left detracts and takes my focus away from the main area.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/12/2008 11:30:21 AM
I don't know what colour the bricks are. But I imagine that if they are red they will make an interesting combination with the yellow.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/12/2008 10:02:21 AM
interesting choice of selective desat... :) nice image well done :)
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05/12/2008 12:35:45 AM
Sorry, DNMC

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