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Old Spring House with Rusty Roof
Old Spring House with Rusty Roof
digitaldave


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Rusted (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Canon EOS-D60
Location: Georgia
Date: May 1, 2004
Aperture: 22
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/45
Galleries: Landscape, Rural
Date Uploaded: May 1, 2004

This old spring house, in rural northern Georgia, is at least 80 years old according to people who have lived in the area for many years. Other than cropping the picture, I had to adjust the contrast since this was taken on a heavily overcast afternoon. Also added a little unsharp mask.

You might wonder why I included the tree so prominently in the foreground. I think it helps add some depth in this particular case, but its main purpose was to obscure a visually distracting path that runs just to the left of this building. With only basic editing allowed (no cloning), I had to get creative to exclude the path from the shot.

Statistics
Place: 6 out of 443
Avg (all users): 6.5390
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 6.4477
Avg (non-participants): 6.6818
Views since voting: 1927
Votes: 282
Comments: 31
Favorites: 3 (view)


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/11/2004 06:55:26 PM
Fantastic. Nice find. Nice capture.
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05/11/2004 09:33:26 AM
Great composition! This makes me wonder what it would have looked like if the depth of field emphasized the house more than the foreground tree bark. Overall, a very enjoyable image.
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05/10/2004 09:57:13 PM
nice job
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05/09/2004 10:07:56 PM
beautiful shot
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05/09/2004 10:14:30 AM
Less tree and more wonderful grassy hills!
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05/09/2004 10:10:24 AM
I like this a lot.
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05/08/2004 07:20:28 PM
very nice shot
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05/08/2004 09:59:21 AM
Good composition. I like it. (8)
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05/07/2004 04:39:53 PM
Nice
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05/07/2004 11:51:39 AM
nice shot but not very clear
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05/07/2004 11:20:42 AM
Good shot. I like the colors. I like the use of the tree in the shot but I think that it occupies a bit too much of the frame. Maybe if it was about 1/3 less of the tree.
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05/07/2004 11:03:48 AM
Composition: Subject Placement, Cropping, Background 8
Technical: Focus, Exposure, Lighting, Processing 8
Appeal: Is it Interesting, Motivating, Etc.? 6
How well does it meet the challenge: 3
Total Averaged Rating 7 Dick
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05/07/2004 08:45:04 AM
Composition: Subject Placement, Cropping, Background 8
Technical: Focus, Exposure, Lighting, Processing 7
Appeal: Is it Interesting, Motivating, Etc. 8
How well does it meet the challenge: 7
Total Averaged Rating(Rounded) 8
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05/06/2004 10:29:11 PM
A very nice fresh shot - I would maybe crop off some of the tree on the left as it seems to command too much attention and take away from the subject.
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05/06/2004 07:41:01 PM
Beautiful lush colors and textures - very nice composition and framing. I love this photo - it's evocative of a wonderfully tranquil place where I'd be happy to sit around and watch the roof rust.
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05/06/2004 06:37:18 PM
The greens are a little on the idyllic side, but the colors of the barks, rust, and water ring true. I guess just idyllic conditions of light and time of year. The framing on the right hand side is obviously difficult. From what I can see moving the side in to the left might work. I think I would love to play this course. It should appeal to almost any golfer or lover of fairy tales. You get a 9 from me.
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05/06/2004 01:42:03 PM
Interesting composition. Was going to complain about the rust not being dominant enough, but then I realize this was just plain nice to rest the eye upon after voting on some 300+ red images. And the object was to compose around rust, not shoot rust. Is it a golf course by chance? The grass behind the house seems golfy..

However - must complain about something right? The focus is a bit off. Shorter DOF and the focus dead on the rusty house would have made this really good. Perhaps just a little less tree to the left too I think. Anyway, nice warm image. Good luck!
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05/06/2004 01:36:05 PM
I think this picture really captures the essence of the challenge.
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05/06/2004 09:45:44 AM
Rewrite: After revisiting DOF looks good, image just appears to be in soft focus. Very nice overall.
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05/06/2004 12:06:11 AM
Excellent composition. The green colors really make the building stand out. I've looked at about 25 so far - and this is #1 for now (but with 447 entries....) ADDED 5-5-2004 "I've now rated all the images and this is still way better than most!"
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05/05/2004 10:44:54 PM
Beautiful.
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05/05/2004 07:44:30 PM
Wow! I don't want to swell your noggin, but wow! This shot jumped out at me even from the thumbnail. Very captivating. I love how you took this from behind the tree. It gives the feel of peeking in on the scene. The colors, the water, refllection, rolling green hills, and then the little house. I love it. this has to do well in the challenge. very inspiring to me. - solid 10. thank-you
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05/05/2004 05:03:37 PM
Good shot. Nicely framed.
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05/05/2004 03:50:28 PM
Beautiful picture, but the house should have been in focus instead of the tree. 8
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05/05/2004 03:39:54 PM
The green is a bit oversaturated. Note that ther is very little difference between the color of the pond water and the vines in the foreground. It kind of hurts my eyes. I'd expect the water to look a bit more brownish than this. But I like the composition and the tranquil mood. I'd like to be here.
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05/05/2004 02:35:22 PM
Nice photo. The building seems a little blurry, but then again the challenge calls to compose an interesting shot around it so this is right on in my opinion.
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05/05/2004 11:22:20 AM
Nice composition and saturation of colors.
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05/05/2004 11:18:55 AM
this is very nice.
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05/05/2004 10:46:56 AM
Neat find and the composition okay. The dof is a little shallow. I think the roof should of been crisp since its the main subject. Nice color range.
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05/05/2004 02:05:40 AM
beautiful spot, i like the rusted looking tree...
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05/05/2004 12:34:36 AM
In my opinion the subject should be more shone! The tree is the first thing you notice, but nice picture. could a rated more if it where closer!
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