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Photography 1860's Style
MaryO


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Challenge: 100 Years Old (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Miscellany
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Tamron AF 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di II for Nikon
Location: Newport News, VA
Date: Mar 8, 2009
Aperture: f/6.3
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Vintage, History
Date Uploaded: Mar 8, 2009

I wasn't planning on entering this challenge, but I went down to see my son in a play today and we had a few hours to kill between brunch and the play, so we wandered over to a nearby park and found ... Civil War reenactors, complete with tons of antique things. Naturally I was drawn to the photographer!

I can't swear that all of his equipment was from the 1860's, but he was taking pictures and developing them right there using the types of equipment and techniques common to the era. Part of the camera looked old, part looked in awfully good shape for an antique, but I didn't actually ask.

Decided to try and process this to look like a hand-colored old print. If nothing else, it was fun to play with.

PP - cropped, levels, white balance, duotone with 40% of original color showing, gradient filter on top and right, dodged camera and photographer's cloth, colored lady's skirt pinker, cloned out some tourists in the far background and some of another reenactor's skirt on the right, blurred background a little, Cloned more darkness onto tree behind lens, shifted overall color balance to red on the midtones, desaturated photographer's cloth, added border, resized, sharpened.

Statistics
Place: 8 out of 184
Avg (all users): 6.5263
Avg (commenters): 7.7500
Avg (participants): 6.1646
Avg (non-participants): 6.8370
Views since voting: 5428
Views during voting: 349
Votes: 171
Comments: 31
Favorites: 3 (view)


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01/12/2011 11:12:03 AM
One of my favorite things about DPC is that our images get resurrected and revisited in the most unexpected ways. This is just so marvelous. I really thought it was a postcard when it first came up.
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04/27/2009 12:10:40 PM
I love this!
It's a really exellent idea, and I can see a story behind it.
Congratz.
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03/18/2009 01:08:13 PM
That is a very cool idea and the results are terrific.
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03/17/2009 09:25:15 AM
Congrats on your top 10 finish!
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03/16/2009 08:37:54 PM
Congratulations on your finish. Well deserved.
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03/16/2009 08:07:23 PM
very lovely shot...really like the feel that it gives. congrats on the top 10
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03/16/2009 10:46:47 AM
Mary, this is awesome! What perfect timing to stumble upon a scene like this. Congratulations on 9th place!

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03/16/2009 09:40:42 AM
Fantastic!
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03/16/2009 05:44:46 AM
fantastically done! really awesome photo ... congratulations!!!
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03/16/2009 01:09:08 AM
Expertly done. It really did look like a hand colored print when I saw it!
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03/16/2009 12:40:26 AM
I really like the way this shot came out. Those low votes are mystery to me.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/15/2009 11:42:23 PM
Amazing effect. I want to hear how you did this!
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03/15/2009 11:27:39 PM
Wow that couple looks great for 100 :~P

Cute idea.
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03/15/2009 10:46:36 PM
Hmm, then why isn't the photographer in period costume, too? ;-)

I like the addition of the rosy cheeks...
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03/15/2009 06:15:05 PM
Good set up, nice colors.
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03/15/2009 05:09:29 PM
Composition: 9 - Technical: 10 - Creativity: 10 - Appeal: 10 - Challenge: 8 - Overall Score: 10 - (weighted - NOT a calculated average)

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03/14/2009 11:19:50 PM
Cool! Perfect interpretation of this challenge! Despite connection to invention of color photography (idea is great!) I think monochrome could be better. I would have placed them closer to each other, but again that is just small subjective note :) Excellent work!
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03/14/2009 07:34:55 PM
Great photo!! 9
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03/14/2009 03:22:12 PM
Interest take on the challenge.
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03/12/2009 10:53:27 PM
My fave of the group thus far, nice softening of the colors, and a well balanced shot.
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03/12/2009 03:32:49 PM
Tastefully done!
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03/11/2009 07:59:19 PM
Wonderful, it has a Wallace Nutting feel
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03/10/2009 01:38:01 PM
Love this shot and the way you have recreated a 1860's style:-)
Good luck with it.
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03/09/2009 09:06:56 PM
Just perfect.
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03/09/2009 07:16:37 PM
This one just kind of blew my socks off - it's worthy of a giant canvas print on the wall! Super super nice.
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03/09/2009 01:05:12 PM
Wow!
Really like the grain and overall tone in this shot. Nice shot!
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03/09/2009 11:15:02 AM
too much going on i would have closed in on one thing
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03/09/2009 10:02:30 AM
Beautifully re-enacted scene that recreates the feeling and sphere of that era extremely well. Lovely detail, lighting and processing. 9
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03/09/2009 09:41:49 AM
very nice - I'd like to know the story behind it...?
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03/09/2009 06:37:07 AM
Great capture - I really like the vintage style!
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03/09/2009 12:46:33 AM
How fun is this. The clothing is terrific. I love the setting, and the overall post processing really brings this back in time. Well done. 7
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