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Challenge: Ansel Adams II (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-50D
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
Location: Home OH
Date: Jan 19, 2009
Aperture: f 1.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/8000
Galleries: Architecture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jan 19, 2009

Barn window with all the zones.

In Photoshop:
in layers: adjusted levels,
applied gradient,
cloned out specs and smudges,
usm: 158%, ,8, 1

Place: 110 out of 219
Avg (all users): 5.4956
Avg (commenters): 6.6250
Avg (participants): 5.3333
Avg (non-participants): 5.5850
Views since voting: 750
Views during voting: 385
Votes: 228
Comments: 12
Favorites: 1 (view)

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01/28/2009 08:00:19 PM
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this could be in Ansel's textbook series, such a great example of zone & control

it also evokes the feeling of his Silverton, Colorado image very nicely
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01/28/2009 02:45:44 PM
I think this is a great shot. Nice textures and the shadows are wonderful, nice one.
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01/28/2009 02:18:05 PM
Thank you all for your comments. They were greatly appreciated. Special thanks to Bear_Music. Knowing your expertise in AA, your comments were better than a ribbon. Thanks for validating my effort. Maybe someone will pick it up for a book. (I just had another photo of mine selected by our Historical Society for the cover of their Bicentennial book. Would be nice to have this image in one also.)
01/28/2009 12:54:12 PM
The final tally is a poor reflection of the quality of this photo, especially when the Adams-like properties are so excellent.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/27/2009 09:13:56 AM
I think the things in the window distract the eye from the overall photo.
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01/25/2009 06:03:05 PM
Really like the tones and textures in this photo. nice job. 8
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01/25/2009 09:59:29 AM
How a about 6.0? :) Well done, I like the composition.
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01/23/2009 10:38:18 PM
This is an excellent B&W. The reflections in the window draw you in because you cannot determine exactly what they are.
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01/21/2009 10:20:17 PM
great texture in the shadows without getting lost
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01/21/2009 01:23:28 PM
Of all the images entered in this challenge, this is by FAR the purest expression of Zone System. The image could be used in a textbook to illustrate ZS principles. You also have EXCELLENT raking light, and consequently great richness of textural detail. The details visible through the window, in particular, are absolutely spot-on in showing the concept of bringing out information from the deep shadows. In other words, from a technical perspective you have absolutely nailed what Ansel was about.

Aesthetically, the image is not so spot-on. It's well-composed and well executed, but it doesn't carry a lot of emotive power. Not every image has to BE emotive, of course, but still it's a missing element. I would not expect this image to ribbon, but if it doesn't do very well I'll be quite disappointed.
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01/21/2009 09:57:10 AM
Very nice, crisp lines.
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01/21/2009 03:10:55 AM
VERY clean, geometric shot.
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