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The Blue Room
The Blue Room
JohannesFrank


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Challenge: Free Study 2010-09 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
Location: Arnarfjordur
Date: Sep 13, 2010
Aperture: F2,8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Interior
Date Uploaded: Sep 30, 2010

Take in a abandoned house in west fjords Iceland.
This is not a HDR image all work done in Ps4 and NIK
This is taken in side this house
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Statistics
Place: 9 out of 296
Avg (all users): 6.8571
Avg (commenters): 8.8889
Avg (participants): 6.8602
Avg (non-participants): 6.8485
Views since voting: 2211
Views during voting: 249
Votes: 126
Comments: 18
Favorites: 12 (view)


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10/11/2010 03:15:42 PM

Greetings From the Critique Club

First Impressions:
I loved this the first time I saw it in the challenge and it is no different for me now.

Technical (Comp, lighting, color, focus):
simple and beautiful the way the light falls into the room from the window; the barrel, frame and board are wonderfully perfect there in the center, highlighted by that soft falling light - so simple yet so elegant amidst the disarray of the old house; the tones of the photo are marvelous; at first I thought the light from the other window just outside the door was distracting, but that's not it at all, instead of being distracting it is leading us deeper into the photo, making me wonder what else is in this building

Challenge:
if the challnege of a free study is to grab our attention you have certainly accomplished that

Artistic/Emotion:
artisticlly? not much I can say that hasn't already been said in your comments
emotionally? well tanguera's comment says it all

Summary:
What can I say here? I really don't know how to summarize this. Beautiful is not enough and yet awesome is too much! This photo is perfectly done in light, tone, artistic and emotional expression. WELL DONE! :-)
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10/10/2010 08:16:05 PM
Til hamingju með top 10 mynd.
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10/08/2010 12:25:23 PM
My favorite in the challenge. Beautiful original composition, I love the contrasting colors.
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10/08/2010 10:25:54 AM
Interesting! Congrats on top 10.
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10/08/2010 10:09:23 AM
Beautiful light and composition.
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10/08/2010 09:26:33 AM
Amazing.
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10/08/2010 04:08:24 AM
I could stare at this for hours. As I look at it now, it could even be a bird's-eye perspective, looking down on this scene. Just brilliant. And SO happy it landed on the fp.
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10/08/2010 02:38:15 AM
This is great. This is just really nice to view with the colors and textures. This was one of the few 10's I gave out this challenge. Congrats on a top 10!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/07/2010 09:01:10 PM
Love all the rough textures; they speak of history.
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10/07/2010 05:37:42 PM
I'm going through the entries, stopping at those images I feel have had the benefit of an unconventional eye and dwelling a little longer to try to see and appreciate what you saw. This is one of those images.

Positives: Utterly wonderful coloration and light. I don't know how you've managed to boost the tonal contrast whilst maintaining a diffused look but it really, really works. I'd love to see your workflow on this one. The room and the way you've composed the shot makes for a masterful image.

Critical stuff: Nothing at all.

Overall: Lovely stuff.
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10/06/2010 09:04:24 PM
instant favorite! 10
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10/05/2010 09:37:26 PM
Good use of light.
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10/02/2010 07:40:34 PM
Stunning! It evokes a sense of zen amidst all the decay. I really like the lighting and the understated processing. 9
10/02/2010 01:39:24 PM
Man oh man. This is not just a physical place, but an alternate dimension, a dream, an apparition. It is both the arrival and departure room, the room with the answers, the room with the questions. It is hideously stunning, and beautifully decrepit. Where you walk through a door and float out a window, where you stare in, where you live and die.

Clearly, this image inspires me :-) LOVE IT!!!
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10/01/2010 11:59:38 PM
wow what a cool room! most likely an awesom old house too! Hope you do well!
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10/01/2010 03:44:50 AM
Excellent composition and process :) 9
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10/01/2010 12:46:09 AM
10 So moody. Thanks for sharing. Excellent taste!
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10/01/2010 12:28:26 AM
I just want to sit in the light and rest. 10
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