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Night at the museum
Night at the museum

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Challenge: Duotones IV (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2009
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Date: Jun 13, 2009
Aperture: F7.1
ISO: 100
Shutter: 15 Seconds
Galleries: Abstract, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Jun 14, 2009

Fort Worth Museum of science & history. This wasn't my original idea for this challenge, but while I was here, I noticed the neat looking orange glow coming from these windows. It worked better in duotone than my original idea, which was ok, but looks much better in color. (Saving it for the freestudy) I picked up the orange color from the original image before converting it to greyscale. I actually liked the orange color of the original a little better, but was not able to bring that tonal range across into the duotone version. I still like the way it turned out. Ideally, I would like to remove those two windows at the bottom left, but I think that would be more selective editing than challenge rules would allow for.

Pre-challenge notes:
Expecting to get creamed on this one, as abstracts tend to not do well on the popular appeal scale. If I get some good comments from the folks who like abstract photography, that will make a success out of it.

Post-challenge notes:
Did better than I expected it to, but it started in the low 4's. This was interesting as it climbed at a regular pace the whole challenge, making for a 45 degree angle on the chart.

Here's an alternate edit that I prefer, but done without any editing rules or challenge theme to comply with.

Place: 114 out of 253
Avg (all users): 5.5620
Avg (commenters): 7.3333
Avg (participants): 5.3733
Avg (non-participants): 5.8696
Views since voting: 1044
Views during voting: 207
Votes: 121
Comments: 7
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07/24/2010 10:02:48 AM
I love the lighting and the colors here Steve. Nice angle too.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/21/2009 05:26:25 AM
What fabulous use of the duotone brief. This image meets the challenge more fully than any of the others here I think since without the duotone it would be much diminished.

9 for its boldness and simplicity.
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06/19/2009 01:53:02 PM
I love the different take on a dutone - I presume a ready made one, or maybe you added the red/orange? The composition is nicely unbalanced rather than giving in to all that symmetry and order in the building. A good graphic image and a topical title :)
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06/17/2009 10:27:15 PM
Good fit for the challenge. I like the fact that it's different.
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06/17/2009 04:10:44 PM
neat shot....really like your location alot...
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06/16/2009 01:32:56 PM
very strong -9
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06/16/2009 01:26:47 PM
I like the light and the architecture, but I suspect this is not coming across as a true duotone - more like a color shot with just red, white and black. Most true duotones (at least the way I understand them, have the "hue" throughout. For instance if this was a red toned image, there wouldn't be any whites. Does that make sense?
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