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Challenge: Selective Desaturation (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S602Z
Location: Glen Quaich, Perthshire, Scotland
Date: Jun 17, 2004
Aperture: f2.8
ISO: 160
Shutter: 1/194
Galleries: Emotive, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Jun 20, 2004

Deserted house in the middle of Glen Quaich.

Adjustments to contrast and sharpness.
Window area selected,then selection inverted and desaturated using PSP8.
Image cropped and resized.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 227
Avg (all users): 6.7700
Avg (commenters): 7.6250
Avg (participants): 6.6721
Avg (non-participants): 6.9231
Views since voting: 7489
Votes: 200
Comments: 51
Favorites: 23 (view)


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11/22/2004 04:13:18 AM
impressive one.
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08/24/2004 05:13:51 PM
I love the textural as well as color variants. The contrast between the gray hard stone and the soft green through the window is not only visual but literal. Excellent shot.
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08/11/2004 06:28:19 AM
Gordon,

I keep coming back every once in a while to see this beautiful photo. I wish it was hung in my living room!
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07/01/2004 07:18:24 PM
This is a well taken photo. I love the tones and the smalll amout of green. Congrats!
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06/29/2004 02:33:32 PM
i am constantly drawn to this shot for some reason. it could be the starkness and simplicity, or perhaps it is that even though the surrounding picture is dull and grey, a sense of life lies through the window. either way--i really like it! nice work.
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06/28/2004 02:07:00 PM
Congratulations !
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06/28/2004 01:25:09 PM
Congratulations! Excellent use of sel. desat.
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06/28/2004 12:24:20 PM
Originally posted by K-Rob:

I knew this was one of the better pics in this challenge. I'm just wondering how you accomplished such a deep DOF with f2.8. Very cool and conrats.


I puzzled over that very same thing when I submitted the image.It`s there in black and white(no pun intended) on the exif data and I thought I was misreading it..I can only assume that the deep DOF is a bit of an optical illusion owing to the type of landscape showing through the window

Message edited by author 2004-06-29 05:12:32.
06/28/2004 11:50:00 AM
I knew this was one of the better pics in this challenge. I'm just wondering how you accomplished such a deep DOF with f2.8. Very cool and congrats.

Message edited by author 2004-06-28 15:48:19.
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06/28/2004 08:08:16 AM
Congratulations, Gordon!
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06/28/2004 05:30:33 AM
Way to go Gordon congrats!
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06/28/2004 04:20:21 AM
Worthwhile indead, and now you will remember that spot/adventure forever. Well at least until you get another ribbon.

Gradulations!
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06/28/2004 03:55:59 AM
Thank you to everyone for the comments and votes.
I was totally surprised to find that I had gained a ribbon this morning.
Going by the score,I honestly expected to see my picture finish between 10 & 20 as there were so many great shots in this challenge.
It certainly makes the journey (into the "back of beyond")to get the picture, seem worthwhile now.

Gordon
06/28/2004 01:49:08 AM
What a beautiful photo, congrats on the well deserved ribbon...
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06/28/2004 01:47:47 AM
Congrats Gordon, great picture.
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06/28/2004 01:47:00 AM
Top shot! Sorry to have missed this in voting. :( - glorious textures and DOF.
Should have been blue but well done Gordon.

Message edited by author 2004-06-28 01:47:38.
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06/28/2004 01:42:55 AM
"I like this shot alot. The details and textures throughout are fantastic and the deep DOF through the window is great. I'm gonna step out on a limb here and pick this as one the top photos in this challenge.... 9"

Can I call 'em or what ; ) Again, nice photo and congratulations on that ribbon!
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06/28/2004 01:25:52 AM
Way to go Gordon, keep it up. I enjoy your work.
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06/28/2004 01:09:53 AM
Congratulations on your good placing.
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06/28/2004 12:57:30 AM
well done gordon ... had a feeling this was scottish / my only 10 as well
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06/28/2004 12:48:39 AM
congrats on the ribbon! great image!
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06/28/2004 12:43:10 AM
Very compelling image - congratulations on your ribbon!
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06/28/2004 12:32:56 AM
Congratulations!! Truly excellent picture. Wish I was there.
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06/28/2004 12:25:47 AM
Congrats!
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06/28/2004 12:24:42 AM
Damn, this must be a first. Two of MY favorites during challenge are in the top three! Congrats on an awesome shot.
TC
PS: This has been my desktop for three days now!
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06/28/2004 12:23:31 AM
This is an insanely good picture. Congrats!
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06/28/2004 12:23:14 AM
Excellent capture and work here I love it ... congrats to you sir
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06/28/2004 12:21:00 AM
Congrats on the win. Beautiful photo!
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06/28/2004 12:20:56 AM
Congrats, Gordon!!!! Great shot!!!!! ;o)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/27/2004 11:41:14 AM
I like this one. Sharp all the way through and the off-center composition. Although, this may look just as good with a centered composition.
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06/26/2004 08:07:41 PM
Easily best of the challenge. Superlative textures and the composition (using a window) is such an imaginative use of selective saturation. A thing of beauty. Well done. 10
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06/25/2004 07:29:19 PM
I love this one. It's a great composition, very imaginative, and well execuited. Rated 9.
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06/25/2004 11:23:18 AM
Nice idea. maybe the bit of grass in the forground could have been in colour as well, just a thought
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06/24/2004 09:02:41 PM
Super contrast. Really well taken. Proper use of desaturation. The title brings it all together into a neat package. Just enough of the grass shows to let the viewer know that they are looking at the outside of the building.
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06/24/2004 07:49:36 AM
Terrific use of selective color ... I love this photo!!
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06/24/2004 04:02:04 AM
I wanna leave a comment, but all that comes to my mind now is, 'Wow!'
Sorry it's not a helpfull comment... ;-)
TC
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06/23/2004 10:10:08 PM
A study in textures very well done! Exposure and focus on the building is perfect with a strong tonal range. It looks like you may have removed some of the color in the green backgroud - which was a goiod choice. As it is - it adds to the image - if it were bright green it would draw the viewer away from the great textures.
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06/23/2004 09:43:29 PM
good choice of what to leave color
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06/23/2004 05:13:20 PM
One of the few that doesn't feel like I'm being hit around the head with a hammer with the technique. Subtle, suits the subject matter and enhances the shot a lot.
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06/23/2004 04:12:39 PM
I like this shot alot. The details and textures throughout are fantastic and the deep DOF through the window is great. I'm gonna step out on a limb here and pick this as one the top photos in this challenge.... 9
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06/22/2004 08:52:46 PM
This is what this challenge was made for! Absolutely wonderful. Thank you.
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06/22/2004 01:52:50 PM
Beautiful, great deep DOF, nice. 8
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06/22/2004 12:36:23 PM
This is a great example of where, without selective desaturation, you wouldn't come anywhere near this kind of effectiveness. It tells a story. Gives a sense of wonder at the world that lies beyond the window. We're not in Kansas anymore, Toto...! Nicely done.
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06/22/2004 11:30:03 AM
Very simple and artistic. I love the colors here. I can't give it less than a 10, its very original. Good luck...

PS: I'm back to fav it...
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06/22/2004 10:38:56 AM
Good idea well executed.
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06/22/2004 06:32:51 AM
Very nice!
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06/21/2004 07:52:36 PM
nice!
very creative shot!
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06/21/2004 01:52:44 PM
Wonderful shot...love the view through the window. Might have considered boosting the greens a bit. Nice image.
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06/21/2004 01:39:54 PM
Nice. Maybe a tighter crop along the bottom? 7 from me.
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06/21/2004 06:46:42 AM
Beautiful picture.
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06/21/2004 06:22:34 AM
Really nice image but I would have left the grass at the front in colour.
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