DPChallenge: A Digital Photography Contest You are not logged in. (log in or register
 
Challenge Entries

DQ'd
 
You are viewing the last image.
Portfolio Images
This image is not part of a public portfolio.
 This image was disqualified from the Doors challenge.
Doorway to Heaven
Doorway to Heaven
carofo


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Doors (Basic Editing)
Camera: Sony DSLR-A700
Lens: Sony SAL16-80Z DT 16-80mm f/3.5-4.5 ZA
Location: St.Benoit du Lac, Quebec Canada
Date: Aug 15, 2008
Aperture: f6.3
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/8
Galleries: Architecture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Aug 18, 2008

Shot at St.Benoit du Lac's abbey, where monks devote their life to silence and contemplation. It was so peaceful there, the word Heaven came to mind naturally. However, the monks do not have great taste when it comes to decoration... The tiles were one color, the walls another and there was colored glass in the windows, casting green all around. It could only work in B&W.

How I wished this would have been Advanced Editing rules! The ceiling called for some dodging on the white inlays... Oh well! i just want this to take me to the next round of the tourney!

Entered as my Week 4 entry in the Better than Average Tourney.

Post-Challenge:

WOOOOOOHOOOOOOO!!!! First ribbon!! You guys cannot imagine how I feel. This is too much. All week, it kept hovering around 6.5 but I never expected this would have been sufficient to get a ribbon. Thanks for all the great comments and the super scores.

This is soooo cool! :D

This is what it looked like in colors.
' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/70000-74999/74015/120/714783.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/70000-74999/74015/120/714783.jpg', '/') + 1) . '
I'm sure some people have nightmares in this orgy of clashing colors...
Disqualification Details
You may not distort or stretch your image in any way.

Statistics
Views since voting: 4274
Views during voting: 382
Comments: 43
Favorites: 8 (view)


Please log in or register to add your comments!

AuthorThread
09/04/2008 12:40:18 PM
WHAT!!!! Note to self: lens correction tool = STRETCHING the image!

What a bummer! *sigh* Well they say the best way to learn is the hard way. This one is hard enough - I think the lesson will stick for good :(
09/03/2008 03:04:32 PM
Oh, no! Well, don't take the DQ too hard. It's still a great shot, and people make editing mistakes pretty regularly. Just learn what was wrong and avoid it going forward.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/03/2008 02:48:32 PM
awww this sucks big time Caroline. I don't get it though. What DQed this?
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/03/2008 02:44:57 PM
So sorry to hear about the disqualification. Still a lovely shot. I hope you don't let this discourage you!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/03/2008 01:27:27 PM
Oh. I'm so very sorry about your DQ. *sigh*
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/03/2008 11:14:59 AM
Did you use a lens correction tool for the edges or something?
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/30/2008 09:17:16 PM
LOVELY! Congrats on your ribbon.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/30/2008 11:10:46 AM
Wonderful image, congrats on your first ribbon!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/29/2008 07:08:20 PM
Shoulda been the blue. CONGRATS
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/28/2008 09:45:41 PM
Congrats,Caroline
Great image:)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/28/2008 07:11:57 AM
Hey, HUGE congrats on the ribbon! (And my favorite color of ribbon at that!) You've got more than just good photography chops - you have a great eye and a great sense of what makes an interesting photograph. Very pleased to see it rewarded here. I also thank you for the added words of explanation about the place. Looks to be a wonderful place to visit. Now go find a nice place to hang that shiny ribbon on your wall!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/27/2008 09:39:57 PM
Congratulations on not only a stunning image, a wonderful score, but the bonus of a ribbon! Well deserved. I love this picture, but was surprised at the original. It really (in my opinion) lacks the massive impact you gave it by converting it. Great eye! Wonderful image.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/27/2008 05:59:24 PM
Félicitations pour le 1er ruban ! Il y en aura d'autres... C'est une très belle photo et le noir et blanc était une bonne idée :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/27/2008 03:10:15 PM
Congratulations on the yellow ribbon. B&W works great here!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/27/2008 02:16:38 PM
stunning,love the b/w way better than the color,well done and congratulations
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/27/2008 01:34:48 PM
Very cool! Congratulations for the ribbon!

Nice to see another "neighbor" here, too.

P.S. As I can guess from the color version, the tile colors could be symbolic. The four added colors in the floor remind me of Earth, Fire, Air and Water. And maybe even Metal (black - Metal is the 5th element in oriental lore).
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/27/2008 08:24:17 AM
Wonderful shot Caroline. Congrats!

BTW - That's a nice camera you're shooting with. He-he. :-D
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/27/2008 07:43:35 AM
Congratulations. Great choice to convert it to B/W. I just love it.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/27/2008 07:00:23 AM
Wow Caroline, a big CONGRATULATION on your first ribbon and a new PB. :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/27/2008 04:55:33 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon and PB! Very good shot.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/27/2008 03:37:57 AM
Beautiful image. Congrats on your first ribbon, Caroline. May it be the first of many more to come.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/27/2008 03:36:41 AM
hey caroline .. this is just stunning .. an excellent photograph and process ... it's so good in b&w .. lucky the real colours didnt work coz i cant imagine this looking better ..
CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR RIBBON & PB ..
happy days .. !!.:)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/27/2008 02:36:23 AM
Better than average indeed! :) Congratulations on your first, but not last I'm sure!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/27/2008 01:19:53 AM
Phew! Good thing you juuuuust squeaked by into the next round of the tourney. ;) Congrats on your first ribbon and new personal best! I love architecture shots, and this is definitely one of the best.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/27/2008 01:19:41 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon. Beautiful shot!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/27/2008 12:55:48 AM
Congrats on the yellow!!! excellent shot..
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/27/2008 12:15:01 AM
Woohoo Caroline, beautiful image and composition is perfect. Great tonal values throughout.
Felicitations.
And look at what the commenters left you on average. Highest I have seen. Wow 9.000

Message edited by author 2008-08-27 00:16:46.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/26/2008 03:21:24 PM
Great shot, nice patterns, lighting and exposure. Details are clear and sharb. Good shot!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/26/2008 03:20:32 PM
84% of the way through voting and the first decent image.. at last. thanks.. well done.

back after voting.. this will win.. well done.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/25/2008 06:27:23 PM
Lovely shot!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/24/2008 10:29:40 AM
Impressive tonal range. I would like to see more of the open doorway. Crop is a little too tight for my taste, but still conveys the mood well. A little hot in the highlights. I'd like to see this in advanced editing.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/22/2008 09:43:47 AM
I like that you provide both entrance doors and exit doors along with a great perspective shot.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/22/2008 04:08:40 AM
impressive image. B&W was a good election (9)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/22/2008 03:15:57 AM
great contrast and perspective.. =) 10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/22/2008 01:42:37 AM
I would have liked it... off-centered... Nice execution though... 8
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/21/2008 10:33:04 AM
the story is there...
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/20/2008 09:48:55 PM
Something about this. Have you tried different ways to crop or possible lighting techniques?
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/20/2008 07:28:53 PM
Nice composition. Looks super-crisp. Congrats.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/20/2008 07:03:43 PM
This is perfect. Light, contrast, focus, line, symmetry. 10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/20/2008 11:18:11 AM
Vary nice shot! Reminds me of the Wizard of Oz.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/20/2008 10:09:16 AM
Wow, otherworldly. Beautiful. I like the areas of darkness that contrast with the light and all the wonderful patterns in brickwork and tiles.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/20/2008 09:54:28 AM
Ohhhh yeah! My vote to win blue. Every aspect of this photo is perfect. 10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/20/2008 04:08:13 AM
excellent! top 3
  Photographer found comment helpful.


Home - Challenges - Community - League - Photos - Cameras - Lenses - Learn - Prints! - Help - Terms of Use - Privacy - Top ^
DPChallenge, and website content and design, Copyright © 2001-2021 Challenging Technologies, LLC.
All digital photo copyrights belong to the photographers and may not be used without permission.
Proudly hosted by Sargasso Networks. Current Server Time: 06/20/2021 03:04:51 PM EDT.