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"A Light in the Window"
"A Light in the Window"

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Challenge: Book Titles II (Basic Editing)
Collection: 2009
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Date: Aug 6, 2009
Aperture: F7.1
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/800
Galleries: Architecture
Date Uploaded: Aug 9, 2009

I think "A Light in the Window" fits this shot quite well. The golden glow around the window frame has almost a religious feel to it, shining down upon this run down back alley, and the book is about a pastor in a small town.

Pre-challenge notes:
I have no feel at all how this will do in voting, but I like it.

Anticipated critiques:
-Trash on grass that I overlooked when taking the shot and could not be clone out under basic rules.
-Too dark
-Could get called up for validation from someone thinking that glowing window is 'shopped. It wasn't. The sunlight was hitting it just right.

Post-challenge notes:
My usual mid-packish finish. I was pretty sure this would not meet with the broad appeal for a super high score. Still a good showing for me, and getting a very nice comment from ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31.gif', '/') + 1) . ' AP, who is on my own faves list was a nice treat. ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Love's comment is going to be on my list of most memorable comments. I'm pleased that I captured something to make her stop and stare at it like that.

As usual, feedback from the folks who felt it to be a poor effort would be appreciated, though is is not expected.

Place: 69 out of 130
Avg (all users): 5.5488
Avg (commenters): 7.6667
Avg (participants): 5.3556
Avg (non-participants): 5.6218
Views since voting: 777
Views during voting: 264
Votes: 164
Comments: 6
Favorites: 0

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08/19/2009 08:45:15 AM
I thought this was pretty cool. I gave it a 7. I'm not sure what it would take to make this score higher but there seem to be a lot of literal,traditional kind voters at the moment. It's a great capture!
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08/19/2009 02:16:40 AM
I loved this image! My only thoughts are the trash and maybe change the crop to cut out the bottom 1/8 of the frame as it doesn't seem to add much to the image...and, well, the barrel distortion, but obviously there's really nothing you can do about that under Basic. 8

- Alex
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/16/2009 11:00:27 AM
bumping a bit just because I can't stop staring at this image...
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08/13/2009 02:54:01 PM
That's different but I do like it. The colors in the brick are pretty prominent also and the sky is a nice blue.
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08/13/2009 09:30:27 AM
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08/12/2009 02:30:24 PM
interesting, different, and well processed, I'm a fan
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