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post-cognitive dissonance
post-cognitive dissonance

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Challenge: Weathered (Basic Editing)
Collection: Successful Challenge Entries
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM for Nikon
Date: Jul 8, 2008
Date Uploaded: Jul 8, 2008

I had an idea of what I wanted from this. This is rural Iowa. Near a town called "What Cheer" - how awesome is that? I was positioned at the very edge of the shadow from the sun - metered on the roof which was the only neutral area. Post process it came out more startling than I had imagined. Why? Messing around with the great "black and white" adjustment layer in CS3. Tweaking the blue/cyan combo in opposite directions and the same with the yellow/green. Really had an infrared affect I thought.
I did what I wanted so I hope for a 6.241 - I'm thinking this will be a challenge with some great entries but I wanted to have the "weather" sort of in the shot to literally meet the challenge.

The title? Everything else sounded corny. I shot this without regard to conventional phtography rules - some conflict perhaps interpreted as cd.

Place: 6 out of 267
Avg (all users): 6.6369
Avg (commenters): 7.5556
Avg (participants): 6.3188
Avg (non-participants): 6.8364
Views since voting: 2189
Views during voting: 345
Votes: 179
Comments: 11
Favorites: 2 (view)

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07/16/2008 10:30:46 AM
WTG Team Greece!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/12/2008 06:29:28 PM
Scored this well, but I don't really care for this much processing and some how the centering of the building doesn't create interest or cause your eye to explore the image. It is obvious that the building is weathered, but some of that is lost in the processing.
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07/11/2008 09:24:40 PM
very bold processing - not sure i like it personally - but it does jump out at me and make me look - so....good work
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07/10/2008 04:35:13 PM
Winner? I think so..
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07/10/2008 02:03:44 PM
Very dramatic lighting, very well done. Only thing that could be any better is the brightest light is just a little off center on the barn which is a little distracting (very little). other than that wonderful image. 9 from me
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07/10/2008 01:46:17 PM
wow this is really amazing! my pick for blue :)
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07/09/2008 07:46:49 PM
I like the tones used - very effective fore the texture and the background. The composition is a little static, but I still get the feeling of the barn looming over me - the point of view is excellent.
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07/09/2008 12:28:55 PM
The angle and colour reminds me of ancient China.
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07/09/2008 06:19:01 AM
wonderful photo, you should get many glowing compliments for this one ;)
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07/09/2008 04:42:27 AM
Great shot and use of sunlight but the clouds really bother me.
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07/09/2008 12:19:27 AM
perfect!!10 from me I LOVE it
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