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The Witch's Hut
The Witch's Hut
Giorgio


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: HDR II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II
Location: Obor gypsy village
Date: Sep 10, 2009
Aperture: f/3.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/200 s
Galleries: Photojournalism, High Dynamic Range (HDR)
Date Uploaded: Sep 13, 2009

Take in a little gipsy village that I visited this week with [user]Mephisto[/user].

Statistics
Place: 8 out of 155
Avg (all users): 6.8814
Avg (commenters): 7.7391
Avg (participants): 6.5783
Avg (non-participants): 7.1081
Views since voting: 3502
Views during voting: 522
Votes: 194
Comments: 36
Favorites: 6 (view)


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09/23/2009 04:10:42 AM
The HDR may be over done, but I think it looks great. I wish the world looked like that....

I love it, and would hang it on my wall if it was a print.
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09/22/2009 09:17:55 AM
Congrats for top 10...
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09/21/2009 09:21:37 PM
In what country was this picture taken? I can't really see what stands under the EU-stars. I'm curious.
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09/21/2009 06:46:45 AM
What a high scoring challenge. Was hoping you'd have placed higher. Congrats on top ten though!
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09/21/2009 03:49:24 AM
Originally posted by gg3rd:

It's an interesting image that tells a story. I like many elements here: the roof, the furnace, the cart, the fence on left, the hut's walls, the tire atop the clay shingles pile and, last, what makes it the most: the posing lady, who seems happy despite the humble circunstances. Nice work.
I just don't like your interpretation and find unfair - and a bit judgemental & depreciative - the title you gave. (Well, I might sound judgemental here too, but that`s a prerrogative I won`t waive... :-) )


There is likely more to the title then listed on the comments about it. Maybe this lady told him she was a witch. I am sure there are people out there practicing some sort of witchcraft that are friendy. I don't know any personally, but find your comment funny.
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09/21/2009 02:38:56 AM
I'm glad to see this in the Top 10! Congrats!
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09/21/2009 12:46:44 AM
Congrats on your top 10 finish!
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09/21/2009 12:23:12 AM
Congrats on strong finish making the top 10!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/20/2009 06:52:56 PM
this photo reminds me Daisy "Granny" Moses, on The Beverly Hillbillies. Fantastic!!
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09/20/2009 06:12:19 PM
ok, you probably have gotten "over-processed" comments, but I'm liking the overprocessed look here! Slight thing, it looks tilted. I think I would have straightened on the bottom, back part of the house, instead of the roofline... ?
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09/20/2009 01:05:29 PM
It's an interesting image that tells a story. I like many elements here: the roof, the furnace, the cart, the fence on left, the hut's walls, the tire atop the clay shingles pile and, last, what makes it the most: the posing lady, who seems happy despite the humble circunstances. Nice work.
I just don't like your interpretation and find unfair - and a bit judgemental & depreciative - the title you gave. (Well, I might sound judgemental here too, but that`s a prerrogative I won`t waive... :-) )
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09/19/2009 10:26:32 PM
I don't like the selective desaturation of the sky, or the replacement of the sky. The scene is unique. I think a zoom and crop may have helped.
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09/19/2009 05:12:07 PM
Great HDR and a great shot to boot.
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09/19/2009 04:56:04 PM
I love this one...make me smile..look like this picture was taken in Slovakia?
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09/18/2009 11:32:53 PM
fantastic
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09/18/2009 01:17:11 PM
not often one gets extreme HDR with a sky that actually looks like it belongs in the picture... nice. Rest of the photo pretty damn good too.
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09/17/2009 06:50:15 PM
straight up, man! ;-)
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09/17/2009 03:17:28 PM
This is one of the shots that has been taken to an HDR extreme that should be held up as an example to the others. Certainly over the top, but also very well done, without detail being obscured by the techniques used. Hope you left some notes about how you processed it.
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09/17/2009 06:11:05 AM
Wow excellent shot. Great use of HDR
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09/16/2009 10:30:44 PM
Best HDR I've seen in the whole challenge! this is done so well! Congradz!!! 7/10
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09/16/2009 02:04:25 PM
The grunge effect goes very well with the subject.

Raj
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09/16/2009 08:52:45 AM
She must be the smiling happy witch.
:)
8
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09/16/2009 03:48:20 AM
Nice thought .......
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09/16/2009 02:15:48 AM
great scene, not a fan of this look, but I like the rest of the photograph.5
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09/15/2009 08:11:03 PM
Very well pprocessed with great content! The grey sky is perfect for this setting. 8
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09/15/2009 08:06:53 PM
Wonderful story being told here. 9
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09/15/2009 05:53:31 PM
Man, now that is some serious HDR. Fantastic! I have a feeling I know who's this is. Can't wait to see if I'm right. Good Luck in the challenge! 9
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09/15/2009 02:44:54 PM
Some people on here are not fans of this level of processing. I however love it and love this photo. I think it is great.
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09/15/2009 02:19:39 PM
I shall be rating this challenge by the following criteria:

1 - Not HDR in my opinion

3 - HDR is way over-done, in my opinion

5 - A reasonable use of HDR, but not a very engaging photo, in my opinion

7 - A reasonable use of HDR, and an engaging photo, in my opinion

10 - A fantastic use of HDR, and an out of this world photo, in my opinion

Your photo receives:

3
09/15/2009 12:51:39 PM
By far my favorite!
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09/15/2009 10:06:41 AM
this is amazing, beautiful colors, everything, love it! 10!
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09/15/2009 08:31:29 AM
Where did you find this person! This is perfect use of HDR to show us all the textures here.
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09/14/2009 05:34:19 PM
Wow, what a way to live...look at that place, HDR enhances textures really well here. 7
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09/14/2009 03:42:30 PM
Very nice use of the technique in overdrive. Works very well for this!
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09/14/2009 02:37:38 PM
A winner top 3
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09/14/2009 06:44:56 AM
great stuff
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