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Lost Wallet
Lost Wallet

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Challenge: Empty Room II (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-550D Rebel T2i
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM for Canon
Location: Waterloo East Station, London
Date: Apr 18, 2011
Aperture: 4.97
ISO: Auto
Shutter: 1/41
Galleries: Urban, Travel
Date Uploaded: Apr 19, 2011

Not very happy with this but I was wanting to enter something, so...

Shot was taken yesterday (18 April) on my way home from London at Waterloo East.

I liked the corridor and spent a while trying to get an empty shot, which was quite difficult with people always passing through. I think my wallet should have been further from the camera, perhaps actually under the light, but I didn't want it too far from me in this situation =).

I also think the wallet could do with a bit more highlighting, on one of my monitors it's FAR too dark right now, but it starts looking quite artificial when I try. I probably should have played about a bit more with exposure when taking the shot, but I had a train to catch.

Any comments appreciated, I've only just bought myself a dslr so it's all a pretty big learning experience at the moment, though hopefully I can start entering these competitions semi-weekly and improving =).

Place: 22 out of 53
Avg (all users): 5.7797
Avg (commenters): 7.3333
Avg (participants): 5.1429
Avg (non-participants): 5.8693
Views since voting: 758
Views during voting: 455
Votes: 227
Comments: 12
Favorites: 1 (view)

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08/14/2011 04:46:01 PM
Love these vanishing point shots.
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04/27/2011 07:39:55 PM
5.7797... couldn't be happier with that score for my first entry! Thanks a lot to everyone that commented, some nice encouraging and constructive remarks and a nice score to aim to beat next time :).
 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/26/2011 08:11:50 PM
I fear you will get some low votes from the folks with over dim monitors, but for me hiding the wallet in the dark works perfectly. Im not sure the centered composition is ideal since it reminds me of some launch tube as it is with little to entertain the eye on the left and right, but it ought to be top ten.
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04/25/2011 04:01:33 PM
I don't know how I would feel about this picture without its title, but as it is, title and all, it gives me chills. Excellent.
You went for the jugular and left the dolls and the stuffed bear on their shelf.
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04/24/2011 07:52:41 PM
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04/24/2011 08:29:10 AM
Curious how many will miss the wallet due to improperly calibrated monitors and lack of attention. Very nice; easily one of the best in the challenge.
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04/24/2011 12:22:06 AM
my prefered one if you remove the fact that i do not see the object supposed to appear in the empty room
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04/23/2011 09:12:58 PM
Can I just say that this image is outstanding. The negative space makes this image! Beautiful!
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04/21/2011 12:17:15 PM
I'll have to take your word for it. I can barely perceive something near the bottom frame in the dark, but I'd totally have missed it without the reference in the title. Just a bit of dodging to bring it out a bit would have made a huge difference to me.
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04/21/2011 04:40:35 AM
looks like a hall way empty
04/21/2011 12:27:06 AM
Just the right amount of lights. Nice.
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04/20/2011 12:44:04 PM
You couldn't have caught me dead down there, LOL! Waaay spooky.
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