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Challenge: Rural Decay (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2009 Challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Location: near Kemptville
Date: Dec 14, 2009
Aperture: f8.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/15
Galleries: Architecture, Rural
Date Uploaded: Dec 17, 2009

Self-explanatory. Found this, probably the hired hand's house originally, located at the back of a client's property. Now it houses only firewood.

pp: crop, brightness/contrast, saturation, clone, resize, usm, sharpen


post-challenge: WOW! This shot started out at 6.25 and never went below that number. I was amazed that this simple shot, one of maybe 6 I took of this old house and did only basic editing on, would reach the top 10. Thank you Team Suck, thank you voters, thank you my personal C-TRs (Canon-toting redheads), ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' RayEthier for the use of the 20D and 10-22mm, and ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Magnumphotography, for not being afraid to push me technically, but only in the best way possible. Neither Ray nor Ryan was there when I shot this, but I blame errrr, credit them both equally for this shot ;-)

Place: 9 out of 82
Avg (all users): 6.3958
Avg (commenters): 7.7143
Avg (participants): 6.1429
Avg (non-participants): 6.5000
Views since voting: 1873
Views during voting: 296
Votes: 144
Comments: 25
Favorites: 3 (view)

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10/15/2010 08:01:00 PM
Great, sharp, nice dof..
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10/15/2010 06:43:51 PM
I love old farm houses. They remind me of my childhood. Nicely done!
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09/21/2010 02:33:35 PM
Very nice capture
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01/25/2010 07:43:40 PM
Great shot Susan. You really did a great job on this.
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01/18/2010 11:08:14 AM
my vote was a 6, maybe low, but you was in competition with great great photograph in this challenge, am happy to see this shot in the top ten, deserved position... :-)
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12/30/2009 11:14:43 AM
congrats on a great image without the now trite HDR and other eye candy treatment.
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12/25/2009 06:23:18 PM
I love the way it is still in use, even while it is falling down. Great spotting, capture, and processing. Congratulations on your top ten placement.
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12/25/2009 12:25:53 PM
WTG Susan! Great shot and a great finish! Congrats on your new 2nd PB!
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12/25/2009 10:01:03 AM
Whoa... your on a roll :D

Congrats on the top 10, and Merry Christmas.
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12/25/2009 09:19:37 AM
Way to go Susan, I told you you would climb up to the top soon and it looks like I was right.

Great capture and processing. I like the perspective of the shot and the framing of the trees around the old house makes it even better.

It looks great on your front page.

Hope to get out with you again soon. I love to winter shoot.

All the best to you and yours.

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12/25/2009 06:36:14 AM
Squirl's not going anywhere...
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12/25/2009 03:12:57 AM
Perfect for the challenge and beautifully photographed.
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12/25/2009 01:12:24 AM
Beautiful. Colors, composition, right on! A well deserved top 10, congrats!

Message edited by author 2009-12-25 01:21:27.
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12/25/2009 12:47:24 AM
Goodness, you have only used that Canon 20D and the 10-22mm lens for less than two weeks and already you have two new highest rated images on your profile. Very nicely done young lady, I am ever so proud of you. Don't ask me how I knew but I was certain this was your image when I voted on it.

Very well done.

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12/25/2009 12:10:23 AM
A new #2! Nice going! It got a 7 from me.
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12/25/2009 12:08:43 AM
Does look like it could come tumbling down at any second. This is a wonderful image, congratulations on the top 10 finish.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/24/2009 08:39:52 PM
decayed but still used
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12/24/2009 10:31:52 AM
won't have to bother "stacking the wood" much longer will they...excellent picture
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12/21/2009 01:21:27 PM
A fascinating structure. I get to wondering when looking at these, if they collapsed suddenly, or if it was a slow thing that happened over years.
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12/20/2009 05:40:21 PM
georgeoud I almost feel as if I am there, an amazing clarity
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12/20/2009 02:29:13 AM
I love how this seems to be still in use. Terrific discovery. The snow adds a nice touch as well.....7
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12/19/2009 07:21:57 PM
cool picture. timely snow. great angle
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12/19/2009 03:10:17 PM
But still useful for storing firewood, I see.
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12/19/2009 12:41:42 PM
Great picture, sharp and fits the challenge perfectly...Bravo!
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12/19/2009 05:54:19 AM
These pictures make me sad. Some one's hard work is tumbling down. By the way it is a wonderful picture.8
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