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The little chair in the attic
The little chair in the attic

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Furniture II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2009
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Tamron AF 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di LD Aspherical IF for Canon
Location: Natty Flat, Texas
Date: May 7, 2009
Aperture: F4.5
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/40
Galleries: Interior, Black and White
Date Uploaded: May 9, 2009

A child's size rocking chair sitting in the corner on the upper floor of this place:

I really like the play of the light and shadows on the floor. Hopefully that is enough to overcome the possible flaw of the blown light coming in the window. Not sure how that window will come off. Lack of an outside image may be seen as a flaw, or it could help to focus the viewers eye on the rest of the scene instead. I think it works.

Topaz adjust prior to conversion to b/w. Some selective editing to reduce the blown appearance around the window. Cloned out a couple of price tags on several items.

Pre-challenge notes:
I'm pleased with how this came out, and I'd hope this is good for a high 5, but don't really know for sure. I expect the blown window may hurt it some.

Post-challenge notes:
Came in a little higher than hoped for, which is always nice. I can't argue with the comment about overprocessed, however. It did give it a pleasing appearance, but I knew there are always some folks that don't care for when the image gets close to not looking like a photo anymore. I need to learn how to get some wow with a lighter hand on the PP.

Place: 13 out of 98
Avg (all users): 6.0385
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 5.7917
Avg (non-participants): 6.1829
Views since voting: 1321
Views during voting: 267
Votes: 130
Comments: 13
Favorites: 2 (view)

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11/22/2009 08:24:32 AM
I think this is processed just right for what it is. And now that the challenge is over, if you wish, you can "put" something in the window. Make it a picture, put in some curtains, add an outdoor view, whatever! Or just leave as is - as you pointed out, it's kinda cool the way it is.
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11/22/2009 08:15:18 AM
Dunno why I never caught this before. Excellent find!!!
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05/18/2009 09:17:13 AM
I loved the processing on this one. One of my top picks. Well done!
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05/18/2009 06:43:47 AM
Really nice use of processing to give it just the right feel. I really like the image a lot and more than a bit surprised it did not score better - but no 1s or 2s...!
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05/18/2009 04:09:03 AM
Yo-Spiff!!! You're just turning them out! Congrats on the top 20 finish!
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05/18/2009 12:25:18 AM
Very nice photo!! I like it a lot. (don't you think they should give a little icon for top 20?)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/13/2009 04:35:44 AM
Nice. I like your lighting
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05/12/2009 09:19:39 PM
Wonderful room and contents. I'm just not a big fan of over-processing. Which probably means you'll score very well :-)
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05/12/2009 06:46:58 PM
I like this photo..
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05/12/2009 10:56:52 AM
i love the color contrast in this photo. it looks old and spooky.
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05/11/2009 01:30:57 PM
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05/11/2009 06:57:47 AM
Great job, finally a good photo of furniture where the furniture is actually the subject of the photograph. I like this one.
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05/11/2009 12:19:44 AM
This is well done ,Just love it
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