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Challenge: Anything But Landscape (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Challenges 2008
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Location: Trier
Date: Jul 12, 2008
Aperture: f/6.3
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/200
Date Uploaded: Jul 13, 2008

A corridor along the courtyard between the Dom and the Liebfrauen-Kirchen in Trier. Lovely light that time of day. My fourth challenge entry in a row with the 10-22. Very fun lens.

Oh, yeah. Processed the daylights out of this. Well, OK, not really since daylight is still apparent, but did lots of steps.

Since Robert asked, here's the processing:
Crop - pretty significant by my standards.
Adjustment layers - levels; shadows/highlights (14%/10%); brightness/contrast (6/24); flatten image, duplicate image and change blending mode to soft light. And then, yes, ladies and gentlemen, I dodged! I burned! Not a lot, but brought out the detail in the ceiling and the little wall at the back. Next, converted to B&W using the CS3 B&W adjustment; tritoned using the burgundy/gold CS3 tritone (my personal favorite). Sharpening was involved somewhere in there, then I added grain and faded to taste.

Original:
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Statistics
Place: 30 out of 247
Avg (all users): 6.4551
Avg (commenters): 8.3333
Avg (participants): 6.3200
Avg (non-participants): 6.5802
Views since voting: 1519
Views during voting: 273
Votes: 156
Comments: 30
Favorites: 4 (view)


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02/23/2013 08:10:35 PM
I love the way this creates a diagonal. Just leads the eye right in.
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08/06/2008 02:10:56 AM
677021.jpgPostLuminous Award Nominee!
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07/23/2008 06:37:13 PM
Deb, another one of yours that became a fav of mine.
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07/23/2008 12:43:38 PM
Thanks for the recipe. The image is stunning -- particularly the light on the ceiling. I also really like the little sunlight crosses on the pavement and the tritone finish.
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07/23/2008 12:51:44 AM
You did a great job bringing out the details and textures in the shadows, Deb. Congrats!
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07/22/2008 10:53:39 PM
D&B?!

Great photo, the repetition, especially of the light through the arches is wonderful
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07/22/2008 09:07:31 AM
Deb, this is beautiful! I love the sepia and the graininess.
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07/21/2008 10:03:43 PM
Oh Deb! This is stunning! So beautifully processed. Fine art.

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07/21/2008 08:11:39 PM
Even though you say you processed the daylights out of this, I think you brought out the character and mood of the space very well. It works!
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07/21/2008 06:50:21 PM
Wow I am very impressed. I even liked the original. Awesome processing. Thanks for sharing. If I had had time to vote in this challenge I would have given it a 10.
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07/21/2008 02:29:18 PM
Beautifully done! So you've found a way to enhance your lovely light & shadow plays! Goody on you!
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07/21/2008 02:20:50 PM
Deb - After reading the thread on this in the forums, I now feel completely cheated and lost. How could you of all people resort to that fancy schmancy dodge and burn stuff? My faith in humanity is lost. I may never again look at art the same way.

I think we need to add an asterick next to this image (similar to the one that Barry Bonds needs to have next to his homerun totals). But since I can't figure out how to add an asterick, I guess I will just mark it as a favorite so I can remember the day my faith was lost.

cheater, Cheater, CHEATER!!!!
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07/21/2008 02:03:24 PM
Very cool, love this! Well done on the PP!
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07/21/2008 11:53:36 AM
Deb, great shot. I love the patterns of light on the floor. If you did indeed process the daylights out of it, you did a fantastic job since it doesn't look too processed! very well done!

Message edited by author 2008-07-21 11:54:20.
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07/21/2008 10:33:14 AM
Amazing clarity and detail, especially that little nice in the wall at the end of the corridor. I love the processing. Great work.
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07/21/2008 10:08:14 AM
Processed the daylights out of it eh? I'd say "processed the daylight INTO it", but who's quibbling? Care to share the steps? Lovely work, Deb.
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07/21/2008 08:29:36 AM
Great shot and fantastic processing. You've caught the light just perfectly. The 10-22 is definitely next on my list, although I'm far too poor at the moment... Well done on the great score!
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07/21/2008 07:15:32 AM
The depth of the tones really gives this a 3D feel. Very very good work here Deb
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07/21/2008 01:57:26 AM
I was sure that this was a photo of the "corridor between the Dom and the Liebfrauen-Kirchen" !!

Ok Ok I wasn't . . you managed to escape my comments during the challenge :- )

Nice PP work (well worth the effort) and I particularly like the play of light on the floor - it's almost like 'anti-shadows'. Hmmm . . I might patent that term . .

Anyway - glad your score climbed again.

Nice work
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07/21/2008 01:37:43 AM
Excellent work Deb - this was my only 10 of the challenge!
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07/21/2008 01:08:06 AM
Very well done Deb. Perfect framing and lots of shadow detail!
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07/21/2008 12:19:19 AM
Gorgeous piece. Love the lines and textures. The light patterns on the walk way are very cool too. Looks great in sepia! Congrats on a great score!
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07/21/2008 12:17:11 AM
great lines in this shot and the tones are awesome. great shot.
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07/21/2008 12:16:41 AM
Very nice finish, love the coloring & showing great depth.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/16/2008 10:52:17 AM
Lovely repetition! : )
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07/15/2008 09:21:41 PM
I wasn't gonna vote in this challenge but I browsed the images real fast and this image made me vote. Wonderful image. I love it. Good job. 10 from me
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07/15/2008 09:08:20 PM
very nice shot, love all the different tones and the light shining through is just great!! im giving this an 8! :]
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07/15/2008 06:28:03 PM
Very nice job. 9
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07/14/2008 07:51:24 PM
good lighting and nice depth
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07/14/2008 12:41:08 PM
I love the angle, the contrast, the lines, well done. It sure creates a sense for depth.
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