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Room Zero
Room Zero

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Challenge: Doors, Gates, Knobs, Locks & Handles (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-50D
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm IS USM
Location: Madison, WI
Date: Nov 12, 2011
Aperture: 9
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/15
Galleries: Urban, Vintage
Date Uploaded: Nov 12, 2011

After thinking a bit, I remembered this old abandoned motel in Madison that is somehow still standing (most abandoned buildings in this city are quickly demolished). I Many of the glass panes are broken/boarded, and it always feels a bit eerie to walk around this place.

I really love how they have a room numbered 0. You really just don't see that anymore. The broken light adds to the overall atmosphere nicely, and I tried to enhance this mood further through post processing. Note that this is my first entry to use Topaz Adjust 5. I first edited with Adjust 4, but then when Adjust 5 came out the night of rollover, I played with it to see what I could get. After choosing some presets I settled on one and tweaked it a bit to really help display the details that we couldn't see with the Adjust 4 edits.

Post Processing.
* Straighten
* Crop
* Topaz Adjust
* Increase exposure
* Increase black point
* Increase contrast
* Decrease saturation with lower vibrancy
* S-curve
* Sepia tone at 14% to just warm things up a bit
* Slight vignette
* Export as TIFF
* Resize
* Sharpen Edges
* Save as JPEG

Place: 122 out of 159
Avg (all users): 4.9859
Avg (commenters): 5.3333
Avg (participants): 4.8788
Avg (non-participants): 5.0789
Views since voting: 228
Views during voting: 223
Votes: 142
Comments: 3
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/20/2011 05:43:42 AM
Simple andnenneat composition but not a lot of mood.
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11/19/2011 02:25:14 AM
If doors could talk and told about all the people who passed through here. Beautiful technics 6
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11/16/2011 12:45:05 PM
I don't believe I've ever seen a room zero.
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