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18th Century Antiquity
18th Century Antiquity

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Challenge: 100 Years Old (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 18-135mm f/3.5- 5.6G ED DX
Location: New York, NY (Historic Richmond Town)
Date: Mar 5, 2009
Aperture: 16
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/20
Galleries: Landscape, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Mar 5, 2009

This is the Summer farm house owned by Governor Dongan, a British loyalist. He used to live here during the Summer time in the early 1700s before mortgaging it to members of his family right before the revolutionary war. Its been home to many families and now sits in a landmarked district under the title "Christopher House" I have plenty of photos of this place in my portfolio, and here is an out take.



I wish I never shot in JPEG, did lots of editing to this and it lost some detail when I saved for the web. Its tone-mapped from 3 JPEGs, it came out too gray and I increased the Black clip a bit since I was originally going to go black and white but changed my mind last second because there wasn't enough black in this. Most of the editing besides the HDR convert went towards the colors, I really played around with different hues, bringing out the sun's glow on the trees. After that I just boosted some contrast and dodged some highlights in the rocks.

Place: 20 out of 184
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Views since voting: 1679
Views during voting: 269
Votes: 174
Comments: 11
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07/27/2009 07:00:58 AM
Very well taken & like the treatment.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/15/2009 08:30:07 PM
Very nice.
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03/14/2009 04:10:26 AM
Very nice photo. Lovely tone. It looks so surreal.
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03/14/2009 12:17:53 AM
Beautiful picture.
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03/12/2009 10:56:12 PM
The fence leaves a barrier from viewing the rest of the scene.
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03/10/2009 09:01:45 AM
I like the soft processing on this. Good colors, and a nice comp overall.
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03/09/2009 09:14:13 PM
Looks like a charcoal drawing.
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03/09/2009 06:17:21 PM
Nice composiiton to show the old fence as well.
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03/09/2009 12:15:39 PM
Very nice contrast.
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03/09/2009 08:05:13 AM
nice shot!
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03/09/2009 04:54:56 AM
I think a slightly higher point of view so that the building was not obscured by the fence would have made a huge difference and would add depth and perspective to this shot.
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