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Dappling In Death
Dappling In Death
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Challenge: Dappled Light (Basic Editing)
Collection: Challenge Entries
Camera: Olympus C-70 / C-7000 Zoom
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Date: May 20, 2008
Aperture: F/8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Nature, Black and White
Date Uploaded: May 20, 2008

Cemetery behind a nearby convent.

Shot in RAW. Basic PP except I passed on noise reduction for effect.

POST: Another generous batch of comments and a respectable finish, so thanks for that. Yeah, it's a dumb title, and it was only for lack of coming up with anything better that I kept it.

Here's an outtake:
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Statistics
Place: 23 out of 115
Avg (all users): 5.9050
Avg (commenters): 6.3000
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Views since voting: 742
Views during voting: 352
Votes: 221
Comments: 20
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/27/2008 11:26:49 AM
Fitting.
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05/27/2008 09:57:12 AM
id like to see more contrast
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05/26/2008 10:27:49 PM
Subtle, solemn and subdued dappling. Nice image and good composition. Good luck!
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05/24/2008 08:22:57 PM
Looks great in black and white. Personally I would have liked to have seen a bit more contrast to get full effect of lighting.
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05/24/2008 05:38:26 PM
Good patterns. nice exposure. Nice alliteration on the title but it doesn't fit the somberness of the pic imo.
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05/24/2008 05:00:20 PM
Well done.
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05/24/2008 09:15:42 AM
Like it. Lovely atmosphere, you've captured the light!
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05/23/2008 06:21:49 PM
I like the POV. BW is a nice choice here.
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05/23/2008 10:00:17 AM
I like the triangle effect that you created on accident or on purpose
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05/23/2008 09:52:56 AM
The repetition of the tumbstones shape is very interesting
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05/23/2008 07:14:50 AM
very nice capture of light and shadow; focus is sharp, and the dappled light works very nicely in this B&W great job; the negative space created here is also very interesting to look at as well very artistic!
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05/22/2008 07:33:18 PM
The tops of some of the graves are cropped of the top of the image.
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05/22/2008 10:48:36 AM
Nice use of B&W. It adds a nice sense of drama to this shot.
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05/22/2008 03:30:46 AM
It looks like the fence is pretty close. However, I think you could make this picture lifting camera a bit higher to include more graves in frame and crop out the grass in the lower part. It would give more interesting perspective. Nice dappled light. Maybe more contrast would make it more aparent.
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05/22/2008 01:58:59 AM
I won't take marks off but why did you feel it was necessary to include "dappling" in the title? What would you have called this shot had it been for a free study? That, in my opinion is the approach you should take to titling your image for challenges. If you have to use the challenge topic in the title then it usually means you are trying to shoe horn your image into the challenge. (Not in this case however)

Now that my mini-rant is over how about something constructive? Good demonstration of dappled light that certainly fits the challenge. I like the monochrome but I am also curious what this would look like in colour. Dappled light tends to make a shot feel warm and relaxed. Monochrome tends to "sanitize" an image for lack of a better term. Just a thought though and I think it could work either way.

I really like the leading lines of the shot. Its too bad that the back stones are so bright but it probably couldn't be helped.

Overall a good entry for the challenge. Well done!
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05/22/2008 01:08:18 AM
clever title. nice composition.
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05/21/2008 08:59:01 PM
Now I am depressed...
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05/21/2008 04:03:10 PM
Great light and contrast. Thought provoking too. Well done.
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05/21/2008 02:35:21 PM
So simple and moving, one of the best.
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05/21/2008 02:30:04 PM
I like this photo. Nice composition.
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