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Red Metal Mystery Box
2nd PlaceRed Metal Mystery Box
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Empty Room II (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm IS USM
Location: Home
Date: Apr 19, 2011
Aperture: f/16.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: Multiple
Galleries: Interior, High Dynamic Range (HDR)
Date Uploaded: Apr 19, 2011

[Apr. 20th, 2011 02:10:28 AM]

Wow, after 12 votes I'm still well above a 7+ score, and I already have 3 great comments!

I've never had a photo do this well this early on so I'm hoping it's a good sign that I'll at least end up with a new PB. That would be awesome, but it's a long week ahead!

Currently:

Votes: 12
Views: 37
Avg Vote: 7.3333
Comments: 3




[Apr. 20th, 2011 04:04:41 AM]

I can't believe it took over 20 votes before my score dropped below a 7.0! That in itself is a victory for me....a mind boggling one at that. I'm thrilled!

Votes: 21
Views: 52
Avg Vote: 6.9524
Comments: 3



[Apr. 21st, 2011 01:04:08 AM]

Down a bit, but that's to be expected with the amount of votes now. Still, extremely happy with how it's going...very exciting!

Votes: 95
Views: 207
Avg Vote: 6.8316
Comments: 6

Post Challenge:

Wow! What can I say! Thank you ALL for the amazing comments...and votes during the challenge as well as those post challenge. I'm ecstatic with my first ribbon and new PB! It feels surreal and hasn't really sunk in yet. It definitely recharges one's desire to try even harder and push forward. Thanks so much!

ETA: Also thrilled that I have a new PB! Man, this exciting!

Dave


Statistics
Place: 2 out of 53
Avg (all users): 6.8355
Avg (commenters): 7.8947
Avg (participants): 6.6071
Avg (non-participants): 6.8670
Views since voting: 4348
Views during voting: 476
Votes: 231
Comments: 61
Favorites: 6 (view)


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AuthorThread
12/18/2011 04:51:06 PM
Thanks Deb, I've had quite a lot of people ask me what's in the box, but I've never revealed it....so far. Rest assured there IS something in that box...which is very old. Probably around 55 to 60 years old and means a lot to me. :) Thanks for all your wonderful comments on my photos today. :)

Dave
12/18/2011 04:21:00 PM
Mystery box indeed! Makes one wonder. But the true grace of this photograph is the collection of textures, all rendered with such great care.
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09/08/2011 08:53:22 PM
Originally posted by OverflowStudios:

I love this for so many reasons. The contrast, the tones,the sharpness and especially the lighting. Superb.


Thanks a lot for the great comment Ben. Very glad you like the shot. :)

Dave
09/08/2011 06:55:21 PM
I love this for so many reasons. The contrast, the tones,the sharpness and especially the lighting. Superb.
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07/11/2011 03:01:24 PM
Really well done.
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05/01/2011 11:04:03 PM
Love the planks. They don't cut them like that any more. Love the processing in this and the oldish feeling I get when viewing it.
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05/01/2011 02:02:49 PM
What a great room!!! Congrats on your ribbon and your PB!!!
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04/28/2011 01:49:32 AM
Pretty good, well deserved ribbon! I quite like this picture. Many congratulations!
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04/27/2011 09:31:53 PM
Congrats on red and on a new PB!
This image rocks! One of my faves!
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04/27/2011 09:11:57 PM
Congrats on your first ribbon. I just got mine recently and I know how it feels. Keep up the good work.
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04/27/2011 07:13:36 PM
Congrats on your first ribbon! At least it didn't take you as long as mine did. LOL!
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04/27/2011 03:55:55 PM
Love this photograph. Congrats on the ribbon. Faved
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04/27/2011 03:27:17 PM
You should be ecstatic. What a wonderful shot. Good good job. Congratulations
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04/27/2011 12:54:43 PM
Beautiful work! Love all the colors and textures. Great compo as well. Congrats on your great finish!
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04/27/2011 12:26:40 PM
A huge thanks once again to all that left your wonderful comments. This has really made my day and I REALLY appreciate all of you that took the time to vote and leave your kind words. THANK YOU!

Dave
04/27/2011 11:37:32 AM
I love that old room! Well done! Congratulations on 2nd place!
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04/27/2011 11:12:26 AM
Congrats on Yellow and PB! Would like to see more great work coming.
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04/27/2011 10:59:30 AM
Nice one. I really like the complimentary red/green thing going on. The simplicity of it really works. I see this as a book jacket cover. :) Congrats.
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04/27/2011 10:34:07 AM
David, congrats on the ribbon!
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04/27/2011 08:50:56 AM
Congrats! This is a great shot and deserved to ribbon. The richness of the colors, the glow of the light, the simplicity of the lines - very very nice work.
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04/27/2011 08:06:58 AM
Congrats! This was one of my picks for front page. First ribbon is a good feeling.
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04/27/2011 07:59:33 AM
Great finish, Dave, and congrats! First ribbon, whoot!
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04/27/2011 04:42:04 AM
Congratulations on your first ribbon and PB.Its a great feeling and as you say pushes one's desire.
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04/27/2011 04:13:18 AM
Way to go!!!!! Congrats on the PB and the ribbon! Awesome shot!

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04/27/2011 03:54:19 AM
First ribbon, congratulations! This image grew on me, wrapped in mystery and with all those wonderful colors and textures. Love the dark corners too :).
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04/27/2011 03:35:50 AM
Great shot, it definitely deserved to ribbon, congrats on the red and your new PB.
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04/27/2011 02:50:22 AM
Congratulations on your first ribbon!!! It's really quite a rush isn't it. Great image. Many more ribbons to come I'm sure. Don't forget to take a screen shot of DPC for a momento of being on the front page.

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04/27/2011 02:38:04 AM
Congrats on the first ribbon and new PB. Well composed shot and great color.
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04/27/2011 02:07:02 AM
Love this shot David...congratulations on the placing and your first ribbon, I know how good it feels, your photo is well deserving and my favorite of the challenge.

Message edited by author 2011-04-27 02:08:23.
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04/27/2011 02:02:07 AM
High five Dave , congrats
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04/27/2011 01:55:33 AM
Excellent image Dave! Lots to look at with all of the different colors, shapes, and textures plus pondering on what's in the box. Congrats on the red and your first ribbon!
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04/27/2011 01:45:33 AM
very cool. i can feel your heart pounding.
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04/27/2011 01:37:48 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon!!!! Yaaaay.
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04/27/2011 01:12:55 AM
Thank you ALL for the amazing comments...and votes during the challenge as well as those post challenge. I'm ecstatic with my first ribbon and new PB! It feels surreal and hasn't really sunk in yet. It definitely recharges one's desire to try even harder and push forward. Thanks so much!

Oh, Brennan...thanks a lot, and I promise I won't tell Wendy! LOL.

Dave
04/27/2011 01:01:43 AM
Congratulations, well deserved (well actually I thought you deserved one spot higher, but don't tell Wendy)
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04/27/2011 12:50:21 AM
Well done and huge congrats, Dave.
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04/27/2011 12:42:58 AM
Good for you David!!! Congrats on the ribbon...excellent entry
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04/27/2011 12:19:20 AM
First ribbon! Awesome and well-deserved!
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04/27/2011 12:17:27 AM
congrats!!! its been a very exciting week for the both of us!! from another 'nut' to the other, great job! i hope to see you on the front page again! :)
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04/27/2011 12:14:12 AM
First ribbon!! I knew it was coming! Way to go, Dave!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/26/2011 08:08:10 PM
Very nice image, I love the wall paper, door, wooden flor and of course the red box. The lighting in the room is good, and you have a nice saturation of color.
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04/26/2011 08:02:11 PM
My favorite of the challenge. how you were able to get bright colors to be so melancholy is impressive, and it makes this shot sing. Well lit, tons of great textures, and perfect placement of you object.
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04/25/2011 10:13:07 PM
Wonderful colour range, good composition
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04/25/2011 03:59:09 PM
Wow rich textures and colors great lighting and exposure...you've got my vote!
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04/25/2011 01:04:27 PM
Very nice image.
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04/25/2011 11:47:33 AM
Predictable but charming. Has the air of a fairy tale
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04/24/2011 11:01:12 PM
Great find/set-up. The vignetting is really harsh though, makes it seem like a portion of the wall is the focal point.
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04/24/2011 05:53:13 PM
This feels like a room that has been forgotten about, i love the processing in this one, top 3 for me.
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04/24/2011 03:38:37 PM
I love this.
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04/23/2011 11:18:56 PM
Fabulous !!!
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04/23/2011 04:56:37 PM
Excellent job and great color and processing.
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04/23/2011 08:08:11 AM
great light and colours.
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04/23/2011 07:05:53 AM
Finally! Something I can enjoy.
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04/21/2011 08:43:39 PM
nice idea and photo
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04/21/2011 12:39:57 PM
Loving the colors here. Just a bit overzealous with the topaz...
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04/21/2011 04:27:04 AM
love the vintage color, quite empty to me...
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04/20/2011 03:23:53 PM
Nice muted colours. What's in the box?
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04/20/2011 01:07:22 PM
I like the colors and color contrast. Love the old wood flooring. Must have been a rich mans house with the wide planks. 7
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04/20/2011 01:42:39 AM
I love the color contrast. Beautiful textures as well. Well done!
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04/20/2011 12:52:56 AM
Great room! I love this! (not voting)
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04/20/2011 12:39:05 AM
cool processing, love how it pops
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