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Challenge: Posthumous Ribbon (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Pentax *ist DS
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM for Pentax
Location: Schuster Center, Dayton, OH
Date: Nov 24, 2010
Aperture: f8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1 sec
Galleries: Interior, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Nov 24, 2010

Back stage and up in the rafters at the Schuster Center in Dayton, Ohio.

PP Steps in PSP X.

1. Perspective Correction
2. Clone out light on left of image and some small stray lights on the right.
3. Clarify +2 twice
4. Crop
5. Channel Mixer used to convert to B&W
6. Resize
7. Sharpen - High Pass and USM

Statistics
Place: 7 out of 133
Avg (all users): 6.5086
Avg (commenters): 7.5500
Avg (participants): 6.8395
Avg (non-participants): 6.2234
Views since voting: 1391
Views during voting: 385
Votes: 175
Comments: 25
Favorites: 2 (view)


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12/03/2010 12:21:58 AM
I very nearly gave this a Bronze Paw. One of my favorites in an excellent challenge. Congrats on top-10!
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12/03/2010 12:14:40 AM
Thank you for sharing the location :-) And congrats on your front page placement.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/02/2010 07:50:08 PM
The idea behind the Posthumous Ribbon is to encourage you to break the rules, to find new and different ways to express yourself. To free your mind to think clearly toward the solution that is certain to come, to laugh at world and at life, not doing what others are expecting you to do, but just following and listening to what's in your heart. DPC itís a wonderful learning place where everyone should be supported on their way to be a photographer. A special attention should be aimed to those working hard with different views and approaches to photography, those not aligned with the mainstream taste and receiving no recognition. Itís our responsibility to support these photographers creating diversity and expressing different visions. Being active at the Posthumous thread itís the best way to do it. Being active at the Posthumous thread itís the best way to protect your and the otherís freedom of being different. Thanks for taking the time to enter this challenge. Stay wild.
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12/02/2010 07:47:16 PM
I love the sense of scale. This was a contender. 8 from me.
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12/02/2010 01:48:28 PM
This is my second top rated pic for the challenge. Another that I would rank way high if it was in a regular FS. Has a great feel and balance to it. I wish it was a bigger image so I could see more of the detail in the objects in the middle left. Even so I am truly enjoying this pic. So for my second place you get a Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_649859.jpg.
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12/01/2010 06:34:00 PM
I love the natural framing (from the shadows) and the feeling of depth. The blurred figure makes it feel somehow lonelier than if there had been no one at all in the picture.
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12/01/2010 03:02:48 PM
I see this as a beginning of a story. Bumping up
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12/01/2010 10:39:02 AM
Scale. It's all about scale I suppose. Immensity of the stage versus insignificance of the person. And the tiny bit of blur about the head & shoulders, as a bit of a nod to posthumous. Nevertheless I give it high marks for the conventional stuff: perfect exposure and tonal control. Top ten for me. Thank you.
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11/29/2010 11:24:50 AM
i-can-see-the-silence---10
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11/29/2010 10:56:24 AM
Great black and whit processing of an interesting composition.
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11/29/2010 07:59:12 AM
I don't know what else to say except brilliant!!
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11/28/2010 09:25:20 PM
Nicely done. Just enough subject matter to keep it interesting, while also being mysterious.
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11/27/2010 11:48:15 PM
fantastic!! 10
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11/27/2010 11:33:16 PM
Quite the POV. Well done.
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11/27/2010 09:06:14 PM
great tonal range and sense of perspective.
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11/27/2010 03:30:56 PM
Lovely negative space and BW. (not voting)
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11/27/2010 03:22:17 PM
Superb clarity; I like the high POV.
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11/27/2010 11:24:33 AM
Back stage, the heart of the show.
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11/26/2010 09:30:24 PM
I can hear the echo of the footsteps.
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11/26/2010 12:59:49 PM
Lovin' this image
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11/26/2010 11:59:46 AM
Not sure what to make of this... It looks good. I like the way you converted it to b/w. Great contrasts and good clarity. But although there is a person on the floor, I feel somehow that it is lacking content. 6
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11/26/2010 11:57:06 AM
You perfectly rendered the lonely and uneasy atmosphere of this place, great work! I love how everything is sharp except of course the walking person: the motion on it makes it pop and really adds to the "industrial" feeling of the location. Love it.
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11/26/2010 11:52:52 AM
Wonderful photo. I love the natural vignette created by the stage lighting. Great tones and so sharp, except to show a hint of story motion. Truly excellent.
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11/26/2010 10:44:30 AM
wonderful vantage point, lonely stroll through light and dark
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11/26/2010 01:08:36 AM
One of my favorite places in the world. There is nothing like the backstage smell :-)

What theater is this? How did you get up on the catwalk?
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