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Stars and dust
3rd PlaceStars and dust
armin


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Challenge: 100 Years Old (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Sony DSC-R1
Location: Folly at Wimpole Hall, UK
Date: Mar 6, 2009
Aperture: 5
ISO: 160
Shutter: 2min
Galleries: Landscape, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Mar 7, 2009

[Mar. 13th, 2009 05:03:08 PM]

It looks grand and that's how it was meant to be. These are not genuine early middle age ruins but a 'folly', a life-size garden ornament built during 1800's by the former owners of the Wimpole Hall manor house near Cambridge, now property of the National Trust. Obviously, it requires a generous 'garden', and that's how it looks from the distance
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[Mar. 15th, 2009 11:11:38 AM]

With hindsight, I should have exposed a bit more, perhaps around 10-15 min, to get better startrails. The colours look a bit artificial too but they helped to contrast the grayness of the tower.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 184
Avg (all users): 6.9548
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.9041
Avg (non-participants): 6.9904
Views since voting: 110335
Views during voting: 341
Votes: 177
Comments: 39
Favorites: 17 (view)


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03/17/2009 12:30:57 PM
stunning
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03/16/2009 11:54:39 PM
That's one heck of an "ornament" LOL
Congrats on the ribbon and stunning image!
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03/16/2009 02:03:32 PM
Congrats! Beautiful shot!
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03/16/2009 11:43:28 AM
Originally posted by armin:


With hindsight, I should have exposed a bit more, perhaps around 10-15 min, to get better startrails.

I thinks it's perfect as is. I especially like that the stars don't trail.

Well deserved ribbon!
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03/16/2009 10:44:27 AM
It's beautiful! And who would question anything you did since it won a third place award! It looks WONDERFUL to me! CONGRATULATIONS!
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03/16/2009 08:20:12 AM
Cool shot. Well done.
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03/16/2009 07:04:47 AM
Congratz on the good 3rd place.
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03/16/2009 06:51:59 AM
Congrats on the ribbon - love the colours and I'm always a sucker for anything with a hint of astronomy in it :)
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03/16/2009 04:41:49 AM
wow, nice shot ... i love the colors and composition ... and stars of course :-)
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03/16/2009 01:58:25 AM
Congratulations!! beautiful shot.
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03/16/2009 01:54:10 AM
Glad this did well for you, it's a beautiful scene. Magical, really. Big congrats on your ribbon.
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03/16/2009 01:40:47 AM
I didn't vote on all of them, but I seemed to have picked the three ribbons winners. Congratulations.
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03/16/2009 01:18:15 AM
Ya know, I knew this would ribbon! That is why I commented the way I did, finding an excuse as to why this probably won't win, but Im glad you did!, I was one of your 7's , congratulations!
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03/16/2009 12:58:52 AM
this is a kiler shot, love the colors and the composition. Congrats on the ribbon! Very nice to look at
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03/16/2009 12:45:52 AM
This is Great...Congrats!
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03/16/2009 12:05:39 AM
Nice one. Beautiful scenic night. Congrats.
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03/16/2009 12:02:44 AM
Congrats on the ribbon. Brilliant shot.
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03/16/2009 12:02:27 AM
Very beautiful! Congrats!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/15/2009 11:26:03 PM
Beautiful!!!! I love this capture! 10
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03/15/2009 09:32:00 PM
Great night shot
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03/15/2009 05:27:51 PM
Composition: 8 - Technical: 8 - Creativity: 9 - Appeal: 9 - Challenge: 6 - Overall Score: 8 - (weighted - NOT a calculated average)

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03/13/2009 11:44:07 PM
Very, very beautiful.
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03/12/2009 10:07:16 AM
Excellent, Great Job....Hope you win.
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03/12/2009 02:03:38 AM
Love the fading sunlight and emerging stars
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03/11/2009 11:48:05 PM
Beautiful sky, vibrance every where here, and your main subject is a perfect find for this challenge, although a bit overwhelmed by shadows, and the highlighted parts are a bit too smooth. Id like to see it sharper, and I would like to see it stand out more, and this could have ribboned easily.
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03/10/2009 10:07:01 PM
What an amazing photo.... lovely colors and deep blacks create such a great mood - and that sky is just perfect.
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03/10/2009 07:22:05 PM
Killer shot. I'll see this one on the front page.
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03/10/2009 07:58:04 AM
This is a great shot with nice colours. Especially like the stars in which I can see just a touch of movement which I'm guessing is from the long exposure.

I would be very surprised if this didn't finish in the top ten.
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03/10/2009 02:24:25 AM
Very nice. I love the stars peeking through the rosy dawn (?), and the silhouetted tree. Colors are rich too.
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03/09/2009 09:37:36 PM
Has a magical feel to it, nice work.
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03/09/2009 09:31:24 PM
It was nice seeing something other than black and white.
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03/09/2009 09:30:02 PM
This is amazing! One of my top three favorites!
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03/09/2009 12:56:39 PM
Great night shot! Love the tones/colors!
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03/09/2009 12:33:30 PM
Very nice.
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03/09/2009 11:42:35 AM
My favorite in this challenge. I love the moonlight and stars. Really speaks of "old", but probably lots more than 100 years, which is okay. Superb composition. 10
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03/09/2009 11:28:45 AM
the sunset is so pretty. i like the asymmetrical balance between the tree and the castle.
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03/09/2009 11:26:42 AM
great mix of colors and beutiful stars. I love how the tree is so crisp, black and very detailed
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03/09/2009 10:05:28 AM
Dramatic image and I love the starlit sky as backdrop. 7
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03/09/2009 05:07:31 AM
Wow...very impressive
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