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Private tunnel

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Challenge: Tunnels and Caves (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2009 Challenges
Camera: Nikon D40
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
Location: la Crawlspace dans la Chateau Snaffles
Date: Aug 9, 2009
Aperture: f13
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/13
Galleries: Abstract, Interior
Date Uploaded: Aug 9, 2009

Actually a shot of my crawlspace, though even that's an optimistic term for getting around down there! Set up worklight and had it aimed at far wall, snapped off a few shots, called it a day.

pp: crop, desat, curves, resize, usm, sharpen edges, save for web

Place: 85 out of 93
Avg (all users): 4.7164
Avg (commenters): 5.6667
Avg (participants): 4.6000
Avg (non-participants): 4.7576
Views since voting: 589
Views during voting: 255
Votes: 134
Comments: 4
Favorites: 0

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08/19/2009 09:49:01 PM
** Hello from the Critique Club **

Of all the photos I have critiqued or commented on, I find my opinion of your photo to be far different than your score and different that others have commented on. In short, I really like this one and I think it fits the challenge description right on.

The challenge is tunnels and caves. The composition of this makes me feel cramped, trapped, looking for a way out. In other words, your photo has what I have in mind for caves. Certainly, your composition is different than all the others, but that is why I like it. First, the negative dark space and limited light provides the atmosphere I mentioned. The light, pipe, and rock, suggest a crawlspace, a personal cave, as you suggest. The photo is slightly tilted, which provides an added feel that you're trapped, pushing to get out. Very well done.

Exposure, focus, DOF, is right on. This is strictly a compositional photo. The technical aspects are minor and are secondary to the strong composition.

I'm sorry to see this scored so low. I think it is underrated. I'd be interested in seeing a discussion on this.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/12/2009 07:23:00 PM
I have a light just like that, but I really wish it wasn't in the image; this looks like a unique place but somehow this isn't calling my name, no focal point, no story to be seen.
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08/10/2009 05:03:40 PM
Kind of hard to figure this one out. Not sure having the light source in the shot is helping.
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08/10/2009 02:14:46 AM
That is cool how you used a worklight to light the scene and use it in the shot too. I also like all the darkness.
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