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Challenge: Fine Arts: Exhibit III (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor DX Zoom-10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED
Location: New Jersey
Date: Jul 16, 2013
Aperture: 8.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/10
Date Uploaded: Jul 16, 2013

My goal was to be "artsy" a la some of the previous Fine Arts: Exhibit" entries, such as

Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_944747.jpg and Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_944232.jpg

while at the same time being a little more edgy and "dark". I guess you all liked it.

The title is Latin for "end of life" (at least as per Google Translate), which several people picked up on

This is room in my house that is being renovated. Pulling the wallpaper off left some great grunge-looking details.

The skull is just from a small deer i found along the road in a ditch a few winters ago. The ray of light was supplied by a 500 watt halogen work light.

Single capture

Color Efex Pro
-Bleach Bypass
-Lighten Center
-B&W Conversion
-Glamour Glow
-Detail Extractor

Capture NX2
-spot touch up
-slight rotation to "true" corner vertical
-brightness/contrast
-unsharp mask
-crop
-size and save for DPC

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 102
Avg (all users): 6.5766
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.7547
Avg (non-participants): 6.4138
Views since voting: 1105
Views during voting: 303
Votes: 111
Comments: 20
Favorites: 1 (view)


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07/30/2013 04:27:36 PM
Thank you for the details Mark. I honestly thought this was a room in a gallery where an exhibition took place.
Great room as it is. Sure you'll continue to renovate the room? ;)
I still wonder about the floor: it really looks like it's flooded?
07/25/2013 12:56:09 PM
LOVE this!! Congrats on the HM
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07/25/2013 09:45:52 AM
Can I rent out this room? what a great space! Nicely done, congrats on the HM!
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07/24/2013 11:46:37 PM
I really liked this one, simple, minimal, the way It should be done.
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07/24/2013 08:40:46 PM
Originally posted by posthumous:

you're funny. you take lots of artistic images, but when you try to think about art, you say the goofiest things.


maybe i'm too much of a scientist at heart (research is my day job)

;-)
07/24/2013 02:20:58 PM
you're funny. you take lots of artistic images, but when you try to think about art, you say the goofiest things.
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07/24/2013 02:34:45 AM
sorry to have inched you out of a ribbon... yours is a fine image Mark, congrats!
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07/24/2013 02:18:33 AM
I wished the notes would tell us a bit more on this.
I found this so odd, beautiful, scary, artistic...all at the same time.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/23/2013 11:42:55 PM
Beautiful composition. Love the streak of light leading to the skull, the shadow, textures and angles.
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07/23/2013 10:27:03 PM
beautiful stark 9
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07/23/2013 09:04:02 PM
An oddity for sure. The way the column of light hits the steer (?) skull, the flooded or floorless room, the featureless three-dimensional space. If not composed, it's one hell of a find. Metaphors abound.
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07/23/2013 04:24:42 PM
Beautiful use of light leading to the main subject. Great tones too.
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07/22/2013 10:56:49 AM
There is a lot to understand in this image. Nice.
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07/21/2013 10:28:29 AM
I think this will do well in the popular vote.
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07/20/2013 05:45:59 PM
such sad eyes
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07/19/2013 10:41:41 AM
this makes me so uncomfortable ... seven, for now.
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07/18/2013 01:39:17 PM
The tones & textures of a tomb. All that remains of some ancient myth.
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07/18/2013 10:12:03 AM
I like the 90 degree rotation, the textures.

Who would hang such a skull on the wall? There is something soulless about an animal skull, and the malevolent demonic quality of horns is present. I get the feeling of the end of life, and this is the waiting room outside Death's office.
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07/17/2013 05:42:31 AM
modern and contemporary 10
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07/17/2013 03:31:52 AM
love. maybe I would crop it a bit on the top
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