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Please come in said the Spider to the Fly
Please come in said the Spider to the Fly

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Challenge: Free Study 2010-12 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f/2.8 Di II LD Aspherical (IF) for Nikon
Location: Will Rogers Memorial in Colorado Springs, CO
Date: Dec 13, 2010
Galleries: Abstract, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Dec 29, 2010

PP was pretty easy, used Nik Silver Efex two times to get the eerie glow around the windows, added a blue filter, then used Nik define to take some of the roughness out of the image, then saved for web.

I know the voters will probably not like this one but I am hoping it might fit in with the Posthumous crowd, if not I may be alone on this one.

Post challenge: pretty cool this one did better in voting than expected and to get into the ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' posthumous gallery is just awesome!

Place: 133 out of 275
Avg (all users): 5.6646
Avg (commenters): 7.1111
Avg (participants): 5.7103
Avg (non-participants): 5.5686
Views since voting: 691
Views during voting: 271
Votes: 158
Comments: 13
Favorites: 1 (view)

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01/09/2011 08:06:15 AM
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01/08/2011 08:50:48 AM
I loved this image -- gave it an 8. Congrats on the gallery nod. :D
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/07/2011 10:39:33 PM
for welcoming me to the dungeon...
for threatening me...
for not cleaning the walls...

I'm putting you in my Posthumous Art Gallery.

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01/07/2011 03:31:27 PM
Like the title and the light.
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01/07/2011 02:48:31 PM
didnt vote yet but this is great
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01/07/2011 01:43:13 PM
Yikes! Many shadows looming ahead. I don't think I want to go down those stairs =:-0
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01/07/2011 07:59:35 AM
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: I really like the geometry of this - I don't know how else to say it; the relationship of the lines and planes to one another holds a lot of interest. We pass by such arrangements of lines and planes everyday without noticing this interplay and I like photographs that remind us to stop and look around once in a while.

There is more to this image though - the way you offer up the light and shadow; the deep shadows, the blown highlights and the restraint of the greys - all very effective.

My favourite part of the image is the streaking glow on the right hand window - its brightness contrasting with the general gloominess of the stairwell leaves us wondering what time of day it actually is.

Critical stuff: Noting at all really.

Overall: Nicely seen, nicely shot.
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01/06/2011 04:20:03 AM
i enjoy the creepy feeling i get from this :)
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01/05/2011 10:02:11 AM
what a neat capture...so artsie...
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01/04/2011 06:32:47 PM
I like the perspective and the angles. Nice B&W.
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01/03/2011 10:31:28 AM
Image is a bit dark in the bottom part for my taste. I would have cropped the total black section out. I do like the railing and slight hint of detail in the black parts where is does appear. Soft focus on light window works
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01/02/2011 07:54:08 PM
Unfortunately, I'm not liking this photo much. I think it has a lot of potential, if there were a bit more shadow detail and/or the light in the windows wasn't blown out.
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01/01/2011 05:06:25 PM
Very sci-fi terror. The processing really adds a queasy feeling. Nicely done.
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