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Leaving Intensive Care the Last Time
Leaving Intensive Care the Last Time

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Challenge: Death II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Location: Frankfurt, Germany
Date: Jul 25, 2009
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 1250
Shutter: 1/20
Galleries: Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jul 27, 2009

Took this shot as I left the ICU where my father has been for the past four weeks. To overstate the obvious, I saw the long hallway as the tunnel approaching a point of light that people describe in many near-death experiences. I liked how all the lines of the handrails and the floor/ceiling converge onto the door at the end, though I wish there had been more lines to work with (or a way to pronounce them more).

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Place: 35 out of 85
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08/05/2009 10:17:39 AM
Hello from the CC Club

1st impression. A very cold and lonely photograph, the blue tint that you have going on here really emphasis that.

It is slightly off kilter, the right side has more wall than the other. I think that if you are going to do a dead straight centered focus, you really need to be standing in the middle of the hallway.

Your ISO was right up there and I am surprised at the lack of grain, good job on that. In post processing, I would sharpen it a little to bring out more details and make it as sharp as a tack.

I think you have captured a photograph that speaks volumes to people that have been in this situation. well done

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/04/2009 08:45:23 PM
anyone who has spent considerable time in a hospital feels this one. even during the day.
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07/30/2009 12:33:00 PM
The creative use of the tone really works for this shot.
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07/29/2009 03:56:20 AM
this is a really strong picture for me. I lost a loved one in this way and this is very thought provoking, clear, good lighting..well done
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