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Challenge: Miniature II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Date: May 17, 2009
Date Uploaded: May 17, 2009

This door actually exists, i can't find anyone to tell me why, nor the background to it, however if you look at it very closely it says "Very Expensive Restaurant"...."Small meals at large prices".... Now what that means i dunno...!

I shot several takes by holding the camera at ground level using a wide angle lens. I really wanted the shot in the other direction then you could see a real door behind it, but it didn't look right, this one did. I also toyed with having a someone walk past as I was taking it but being early on a Sunday morning the wife wouldn't get out of bed.....!

Then using TOPAZ filter "Dramatic Portrait" ( I think ) setting to give it some more fine detail. Spot of cropping, spot of burning ( not much ) and there we go.....

Had hoped for a mid 6, held close to 7 all week, hopeful...!

Whoa..... A Ribbon, thanx to all who voted, cheerz

Place: 2 out of 115
Avg (all users): 7.0656
Avg (commenters): 9.1667
Avg (participants): 6.7955
Avg (non-participants): 7.2179
Views since voting: 6482
Views during voting: 310
Votes: 122
Comments: 35
Favorites: 9 (view)

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01/10/2010 11:33:34 AM
Excellent image Alan; when I look at the theme, it fits it so well too. Very well done!

(As I was looking through your shot settings one thing intrigued me: How did you use a EF-S lens on a full frame?)
05/28/2009 11:03:26 PM
Congrats on your ribbon! This is great!!
05/28/2009 02:23:04 PM

your POV & PP make it look SO BIG!!! very well done!
05/28/2009 11:40:42 AM
Great Image!!!
05/27/2009 12:34:16 PM
Congratulations on your ribbon!!
05/27/2009 09:43:37 AM
Congrats on your Ribbon this is a great image!!
05/26/2009 12:25:58 PM
Excellent shot of an urban fairy door. Congrats on your ribbon.

You may be interested in Fairy Finders.
05/26/2009 12:11:01 PM
wow really awesome photo!!!!!
05/26/2009 04:10:55 AM
This is a great shot! Congrats on the ribbon
05/25/2009 09:52:11 PM
Originally posted by jotaga:

Originally posted by colyla:

where is this?

This is just what i was wondering...

Where is this??

BTW - Great picture! Nice colors and angle! Congrats on your Ribbon!

For everyopne who's asked, this is in Adelaide, South Australia. East End of CBD, cnr Union St and Ebenezer Place, just off Rundle St.

Thanx for all the interest, it's also just won photo of teh day across at another site.

05/25/2009 09:22:04 PM
Originally posted by colyla:

where is this?

This is just what i was wondering...

Where is this??

BTW - Great picture! Nice colors and angle! Congrats on your Ribbon!

05/25/2009 07:56:08 PM
where is this?
05/25/2009 02:14:27 PM
Hey Alan - cool find and nice processing.

Congrats on a well deserved ribbon.
05/25/2009 11:44:59 AM
Very effective work with Topaz -- the perfect subject. Really brought out the light and texture. Of course it didn't hurt to have a fabulous subject to shoot for this challenge. Congratulations on your ribbon!
05/25/2009 11:24:02 AM
I thought this was great - loved the processing and the scene. I gave it an 8. Congrats on your ribbon!
05/25/2009 10:19:18 AM
Congrats on the ribbon, I loved this one! Such an unusual and fabulous subject, and your processing rocks :-)
05/25/2009 09:58:42 AM
Nice work, congratulations
05/25/2009 09:51:25 AM
Congrats!! Glad you had fun with this one - I quite enjoyed your find as well! Where is this?
05/25/2009 08:42:08 AM
Great shot. I figured you had placed it there. - 7
05/25/2009 05:55:32 AM
What a find! Congratulations on the ribbon and great image!
05/25/2009 05:24:19 AM
What a fantastic location!!! Love it! Congrats on the ribbon
05/25/2009 04:51:12 AM
bang on the $$s
05/25/2009 01:22:33 AM
congratulations alan on such an excellent photograph and the red ribbon .. what a brilliant find and how perfect for the challenge .. :)
05/25/2009 12:57:05 AM
Wonderful image!! Big congrats on your Red, Alan.
05/25/2009 12:32:33 AM
Congrats on the Red, a great image
05/25/2009 12:21:36 AM
I am so glad to see this do well. I was hoping this genuinely bemusing iimage would capture the fancy of our oftimes fickle voting crowd... Good job!
05/25/2009 12:07:20 AM
i am absolutely blown away by this image. this should definitely have ranked first, at least in my book. congrats on the ribbon :)
05/25/2009 12:06:53 AM
Terrific image! Congratulations!!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/24/2009 09:53:19 PM
One of the most original shots in this challenge that I have seen so far. The feel of it is great. I want to know haw you shot and post processed this.
05/24/2009 05:49:36 PM
great concept, great photo
05/24/2009 04:11:57 AM
Kinda cool
05/18/2009 03:35:44 PM
The left side is a bit distracting to me. I would have cropped it off. Nice image otherwise.
05/18/2009 12:20:27 PM
How interesting!! I really like the tones in this and I'm very curious about the little door. Is that a figurine that you've placed there?
05/18/2009 03:28:06 AM
Really excellent image - great POV, great subject.
05/18/2009 01:12:17 AM
Very cool - I had to look twice. My favorite of the challenge! 9

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