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Beach House

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Challenge: Affluence II (Basic Editing)
Collection: Rated 5.5 - 5.9
Camera: Sony DSC-W150
Location: Big Bay, MI
Date: Oct 15, 2008
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Architecture, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Oct 20, 2008

Taken with my Sony P&S because it has a wider angle lens than my Canon.

PP: Shadows/Highlights, USM, despeckled, healed some fly specks on window, exposure, levels, curves, hue/sat. Resized, sharpened, saved for web.

[Oct. 22nd, 2008 10:02:17 PM]

I think the point of this image is being missed. Of course, that's not the fault of the viewer, but the image that is not communicating well.

The affluence I'm featuring here is the house with the window with the incredible view. The window and window seat serve as a frame for the image, but they are also the subject of the image.

This is a double illustration, because the affluent view is of an affluent beach home. Ergo both beach homes are examples of affluence.

The problem seems to be that in their effort to identify the affluence, the viewers are frustrated by not seeing more of the house across the river.


I am totally annoyed with myself for not noticing that the horizon is off kilter. I was so concentrated on the lines of the window and side of the house, that I didn't notice the horizon. And slanted horizons are one of my big pet peeves. :(

Place: 21 out of 115
Avg (all users): 5.8621
Avg (commenters): 6.0000
Avg (participants): 5.8293
Avg (non-participants): 5.8704
Views since voting: 1337
Views during voting: 348
Votes: 203
Comments: 7
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10/30/2008 12:57:42 PM
I remember seeing this shot in the challenge Juli. Congrats on the wonderful score and placement. Beautiful perspective and the lines are magnificent as well as the excellent contrast and color. Really superb and a nice take on the challenge.
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10/29/2008 09:17:58 AM
I got it and rated it an 8, thought it was a great shot. well done
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/27/2008 12:59:19 AM
I think I would have named it "Just a day at the beach" or "Want to go to the beach?"
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10/25/2008 07:55:01 PM
This has the makings of a great shot, but I'd like to see something inside showing wealth rather than emptyness.
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10/23/2008 10:46:31 AM
1 more point for the photo making me smile instantly.
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10/22/2008 11:09:28 PM
like how its dark inside and brighter outside
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10/22/2008 09:42:18 PM
Nice idea nad nice view. However, a closer zoom of the building could have been a little better (but then you would loose the framing) The eyes are drawn to the trees and building, but they are too small to really see any detail.
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