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Challenge: Sepia II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon TS-E 17mm f/4.0L MF
Date: Jun 25, 2011
Aperture: f/16
ISO: 100
Galleries: Architecture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jun 26, 2011

This is the old mill of Vernon, Normandie, France.

Obviously, the wheel that was under it is lacking nowadays, resulting in this quite surprising architecture.

It is now a symbol of the city, and has been featured by many painters and photographers, despite the fact one cannot visit the inside of it, due to its fragility.

Technically, I wanted a light halo around it to add some drama, so I waiting for the sunset, which occurred right behind it. I also came back here on 2 different days, to catch some nice clouds. Bracketing was also used in order to raise the dynamic range.

Hope you like it!
Thanks for all the kind votes and comments.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 171
Avg (all users): 7.0278
Avg (commenters): 7.7857
Avg (participants): 6.9659
Avg (non-participants): 7.1250
Views since voting: 4266
Views during voting: 261
Votes: 144
Comments: 29
Favorites: 10 (view)


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07/10/2011 10:04:03 AM
Amazing building beautifully captured . .
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07/06/2011 04:09:32 PM
Originally posted by nightpixels:

What a unique house with the kind of location it has. Love this, Christophe! It looks like your lens may have created some vignetting in the upper left corner of your image hence some noise?


Thanks! The vignetting was created by the processing itself (HDR + curves to enhance blacks & darks). I don't think the lens created it in that case, since it wasn't shifted at all. The noise was also due to the processing. Of course, I first removed it, but I liked this version more, as I felt it added some "vintage" feeling to it.

Message edited by author 2011-07-06 16:10:53.
07/06/2011 03:06:44 PM
What a unique house with the kind of location it has. Love this, Christophe! It looks like your lens may have created some vignetting in the upper left corner of your image hence some noise?
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07/04/2011 06:41:27 AM
congrats on the ribbon, great capture
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07/04/2011 03:20:17 AM
Congrats on the ribbon.
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07/04/2011 02:14:24 AM
Amazing how you can do any type of shot and get a winner with it, congrats.
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07/04/2011 12:43:33 AM
I think my favorite part is the foliage growing under the right side of the house, on the bridge. Congrats on the ribbon. Such an exquisite capture, Christophe.
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07/04/2011 12:30:48 AM
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07/04/2011 12:25:16 AM
loved this, gave it a ten. Lov how the sepia draws out all the detail in the living aspects of this photo.
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07/04/2011 12:14:36 AM
Vernon in Normandy is on my list now of "must see" places. Amazing! And congrats on another ribbon :)
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07/04/2011 12:13:13 AM
I kind of figured this must be yours. Wonderful shot, congrats on the ribbon.
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07/04/2011 12:03:08 AM
Knew it would ribbon, congrats.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/03/2011 06:58:21 AM
wow, what an interesting find, great sky too
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07/02/2011 06:11:51 AM
Wonderful scene and captured well.
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06/29/2011 09:43:46 PM
subject matter is stronger than the Sepia tones to enhance......7
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06/29/2011 04:56:06 PM
What an amazingly cool structure! Combine that with the clouds, the reflections, and the spot on sepia toning and you have yourself a great photo.
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06/28/2011 03:11:22 PM
whoa!! What a cool find!
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06/28/2011 11:03:07 AM
A VERY interesting shot. Looking forward to know where this is.
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06/27/2011 04:58:02 PM
Awesome capture, nice and interesting.
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06/27/2011 02:49:13 PM
Wow! what a great find, love the way its the last one standing.
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06/27/2011 02:11:09 PM
Very cool!
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06/27/2011 01:11:20 PM
very nice, talk about private
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06/27/2011 01:10:29 PM
This is wonderful and a fascinating scene. My fave.
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06/27/2011 12:13:02 PM
I like it.
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06/27/2011 09:32:16 AM
Wow, what a place. Nicely shot and processed too.
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06/27/2011 04:21:33 AM
WOW, wonderful shot. I'm betting on Gyaban for the strenght of getting in stunning (french styled?) place.
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06/27/2011 02:29:39 AM
I'm gonna take a guess here and say this is gyaban... its bizareness reminds me of
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while the centre, slightly high composition reminds me of this (for some reason)
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It feels like something he might submit.

If I'm wrong, take it as a complement! :)
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06/27/2011 01:22:34 AM
Absolutely unreal!
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06/27/2011 12:47:04 AM
THats amazing, it some how reminds me of the movie " A series of unfortunate events" the house where Merryl Streep lived in.
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