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Challenge: Grunge (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: home
Date: May 19, 2009
Aperture: 3.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/10
Date Uploaded: May 19, 2009

Found an old china doll in the attic. Oops, didn't notice the advanced editing till I was submitting, did go back and add a soft mode layer, but rest of editing is basic.

Added a couple of marumi close up lenses (+4 & +1) to my old 18-55, trying different ideas with focus.

Post challenge. Thank you all so much for your wonderful comments. I don't quite believe it yet.

She had all her cobwebs when I found her, so moved her carefully so as not to disturb them, then sat her in the dirty windowsill of the shed facing the light.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 99
Avg (all users): 7.1364
Avg (commenters): 8.9167
Avg (participants): 7.0000
Avg (non-participants): 7.1752
Views since voting: 5832
Views during voting: 361
Votes: 176
Comments: 74
Favorites: 35 (view)


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06/03/2013 01:55:30 PM
Theres a story here and I feel like I missed it for awhile. Love this shot and miss your pictures..
10/07/2009 12:01:39 PM
Stunning! And I'm an expert on old things......8>)
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06/26/2009 07:02:52 PM
this is perfect for the image grain challenge too... just a lovely image !!
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06/09/2009 05:06:33 AM
Sue, Congratulations on on the blue! Well done.
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06/01/2009 06:07:14 PM
beautiful! congrats on your ribbon!
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06/01/2009 06:27:42 AM
Oh my gosh, I need my eyes checked, I just realised what name was under this wonderful blue ribbon winner! Congratulations Sue!!!!

About bloody time too ;)
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06/01/2009 01:54:21 AM
Wow Sue! That is a nice shot. Well done and congrats.

66North
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06/01/2009 01:16:12 AM
Congratulations!!!!! Another beautiful and meaningful image from you!! Well deserved.

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05/31/2009 02:58:20 PM
Congratulations on your first ribbon Sue AND A BLUE TO BOOT! A great find, a great story and an excellent shot - WELL DESERVED girl!
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05/31/2009 03:12:59 AM
wow, twice in one month, a ribbon winner that I actually LIKE.

That's, like, insane. :D
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05/28/2009 11:33:38 PM
Oh Sue! This is fabulous photography! I'm so glad this won a blue ribbon. CONGRATULATIONS!
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05/28/2009 09:54:39 PM
Absolutely AMAZING photo Sue, congrats on your bluw ribbon.
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05/28/2009 08:27:24 PM
This is beautiful, Sue. Truly.

You make me wish I had cobwebs in my attic. But, alas! We haven't lived here long enough.

Beautiful! Congrats on your ribbon and PB!
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05/28/2009 05:25:20 PM
Sue I can't believe this is your first ribbon!! Congratulations!
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05/28/2009 04:56:28 PM
I didn't view this challenge, but this shot is wonderful! That doll is awesome and your shot is perfectly shot, cropped and toned. Congratulations!
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05/28/2009 11:23:00 AM
Nice going Sue! Congrats on the well deserved ribbon, this is a wonderful image of an amazing find.
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05/28/2009 09:05:06 AM
excellent photo Sue :)
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05/28/2009 08:51:17 AM
Really interesting photo! Congrats!
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05/28/2009 03:18:26 AM
You guys rock!!!! Thank you all so much for your wonderful words!
05/27/2009 07:42:33 PM
Congrats on your first ribbon! This almost looks like film. Beautiful.
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05/27/2009 05:23:22 PM
This is stunning - congratulations on the photograph and the nifty gif thingie tacked onto it!
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05/27/2009 04:07:51 PM
lovely work...ahhh those webs, perfect...
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05/27/2009 01:39:47 PM
thanks for the story. great image! congrats on your first ribbon!!!!!!
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05/27/2009 12:03:42 PM
Congratulations on your blue ribbon and PB!!
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05/27/2009 11:36:46 AM
This is a treasure of a photograph, the lighting is so perfectly balanced and the composition is spot on. Personally I think square format is very difficult to compose but you seem to have really nailed it, excellent job!!! There is really nothing you could have done to make this a better photograph it is perfect the way it is, great job.
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05/27/2009 11:09:08 AM
WOO HOO you did it!!!!! Congrats.
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05/27/2009 11:03:45 AM
Beautiful image and it fits the bill in every sense of the word GRUNGE!
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05/27/2009 10:19:41 AM
So glad to see this win. Outstanding in every way!
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05/27/2009 09:24:57 AM
Great shot! Congrats :)
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05/27/2009 09:13:00 AM
WOW fantastic work , Sue- many congrats & hugs !!!!
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05/27/2009 09:00:49 AM
Congratulations Sue - I just love this photo!
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05/27/2009 08:45:27 AM
It is like something out of a NIN video.
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05/27/2009 08:39:05 AM
Outstanding work - very simple and poignant.
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05/27/2009 08:13:23 AM
Hey Sue - bloody brilliant!! Congrats on your first blue and PB
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05/27/2009 07:54:51 AM
I thought this was awesome and gave it a 9. I am sooooo glad to see that it ribboned! Congrats on the blue, your first ribbon, and a new PB!!!
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05/27/2009 06:57:50 AM
YIPPEE your first Blue!

This is SO WONDERFUL - I'm truly happy for you!
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05/27/2009 06:05:34 AM
OMG Sue a blue ribbon!!!!!! I'm not surprised this is simply a sensational image and not an overlay in sight! Sue you have an amazing talent that does not need a ribbon to validate but I am thrilled all the same for you :):)
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05/27/2009 05:38:56 AM
Congratulations on such a wonderful image. It has a lot of "feeling" and the blue ribbon is well-deserved!
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05/27/2009 05:30:04 AM
Congrats on a PB and the Blue! A memorable image!
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05/27/2009 04:56:36 AM
Congrats on the ribbon. This is a superb shot, really grungy. Well done
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05/27/2009 04:41:43 AM
this is sad, creepy, abandoned
great capture! love photos that gives off emotions in viewers.
great work, and congrats on your BLUE! ^^

crayon
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05/27/2009 03:36:17 AM
I am still in awe of this one..... just perfect for this challenge and the voters got it right..... love shezs
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05/27/2009 03:26:20 AM
About blooming time n'all girl.. excellent and deserved the blue.
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05/27/2009 02:28:01 AM
Congratulations on your first ribbon - and a Blue! I didn't have a chance to look at this weeks challenge entries, so this is the first time I have seen your photo - it is lovely!
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05/27/2009 02:27:08 AM
Congrats on your Blue! Wonderful image.
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05/27/2009 02:01:18 AM
Congratulations on your Blue! What a sweet old Hummel figurine. I inherited a few Hummels and they sit securely in our china cabinet. The oldest one is worth about $500. Yours is called "Book Worm" and depending on size, age and condition, could be worth something!
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05/27/2009 01:50:56 AM
OMG! Thank you all so much!
05/27/2009 01:17:56 AM
'AWESOME' and 'WOW' what a wonderful surprise, and a BLUE ribbon for my dear friend.....
I am just so pleased for you as you really did a great job with processing this one with wonderful grunge appeal.....
I am so over the moon for you to get a PERSONAL 'BEST' SCORE, and your much deserved FIRST 'BLUE' RIBBON..... love from shez

Message edited by author 2009-05-27 01:23:45.
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05/27/2009 12:55:36 AM
Congrats, Sue This is a wonderful image, I'm so pleased for you. ((Hugs))
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05/27/2009 12:53:58 AM
Congrats on the blue !!!! This is a wonderful image.
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05/27/2009 12:46:09 AM
First Ribbon and it's a blue!! Great stuff, Huge congrats! : )
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05/27/2009 12:38:16 AM
WAY TO GO, Sue! Congratulations on a long overdue blue.
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05/27/2009 12:27:19 AM
first ribbon and a PB, how awesome! Really a stellar shot, hope you're proud of it
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05/27/2009 12:18:08 AM
Congrats on the ribbon! I was hoping this would come away with the blue. My favorite of the challenge!
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05/27/2009 12:14:08 AM
Congrats! this one definitely stood out in the challenge!
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05/27/2009 12:11:48 AM
great composition and treatment - congrats.
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05/27/2009 12:07:06 AM
I love the shallow dof. This is really really nice. Congratulations on the blue! Terrific score too.
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05/27/2009 12:04:53 AM
OMG .. this is brilliant ... SUE . I'M SO EXCITED FOR YOU ..
CONGRATULATIONS CONGRATULATIONS .. BLUE RIBBON and PB and the most excellent shot for the challenge .. :):)x
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/26/2009 04:32:36 PM
great b&w and shallow dof! she looks dirty and sad, yet very calm.
when i come back after the challenge i hope to find in the description where you took this...
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05/26/2009 12:33:23 PM
really nice composition, great, expressive photo. 9
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05/25/2009 03:57:53 PM
what a find 9
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05/25/2009 11:15:20 AM
Absolutely perfect for the challenge IMO.
The shallow depth of field works well.
Nicely done.
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05/25/2009 03:38:33 AM
I hope this ribbons...it's awesome
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05/24/2009 11:52:53 PM
beautiful subject, nice tight crop. really wishing i had thought of something like this first - 10
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05/23/2009 07:28:26 AM
nice submission! lovely tones and those cobwebs..wow!
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05/22/2009 06:49:09 PM
Wow, this is the winner for me! Wonderfully evocative, beautifully composed, perfectly toned. All perfect. The cobwebs, the closed eyes, the very muted colours, the lovely texture of the bokeh... oh my.
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05/21/2009 05:43:27 PM
Wow! Great find! Great lighting and use of shallow depth of field. 8
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05/21/2009 09:05:51 AM
I think that the shallow dof really works.
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05/20/2009 11:18:46 PM
wow. the cobwebs, the dirt, the faded toy... very forlorn, lost, forgotten. very nice shot.
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05/20/2009 03:28:29 PM
great sepia and the noise really works here, 10
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05/20/2009 12:32:15 PM
Love it. Captures a place in time.
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05/20/2009 08:49:20 AM
awsome! excellent shot!
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05/20/2009 01:47:51 AM
WOW! WOW!

Superb lighting, composition, post processing and emotion. Wish I could give you an 11.
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05/20/2009 01:14:56 AM
excellent image 9
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