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Challenge: Abandoned Buildings II (Basic Editing)
Collection: 7's
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC for Canon
Location: Outer Cove, Newfoundland, Canada
Date: Jan 10, 2008
Aperture: 8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/160s
Galleries: Architecture, Rural
Date Uploaded: Jan 10, 2008

I decided to shoot this old shed for this challenge. I've taken many pictures of it before. It is in a small community not far from the city. I drove out, took some pictures and was back home all within 1/2 an hour. It's behind a boarded up house so I was probably trespassing but it has been boarded up for a few years and there are no signs or a gate or fence. I did sink in the snow a couple of times, snow in your boots is not fun. :)

There used to be a cooler shed right next to it, half falling down, roof all sunk in, now it has completely fallen down. I think that's part of it in the background.

It was cloudy all morning and lunch time it started to partly clear off. The clouds started to look interesting so off I went hoping to capture them in the photo as well. The photo was taken at 2:15 in the afternoon but because this is winter and I do live in Newfoundland it looks like it's near sunset (the sun sets around 4:30).

In PSP 7:
-crop
-resize
-sharpen
-clarify (3 times at strength 5)
-saturation
-contrast
-noise reduction

If it had been advanced editing I would have cloned out the bird (dark speck above fallen shed in the background).

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Post Challenge:

Thank you everyone for the great comments! Thrilled to win a ribbon. And tickled that some would think this was in Iceland or from a "Ribbon Hog".

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 257
Avg (all users): 7.1699
Avg (commenters): 7.9286
Avg (participants): 7.0778
Avg (non-participants): 7.2189
Views since voting: 9734
Views during voting: 584
Votes: 259
Comments: 70
Favorites: 15 (view)


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02/27/2013 02:24:25 AM
The perspective makes that old building look even more interesting. Lovely sky!
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12/16/2012 12:53:50 AM
Amazing sky! Snow in your boots is brutal!
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12/16/2012 12:12:51 AM
The sky gods really pulled through for you.
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09/03/2008 05:01:28 PM
wonderfull shot, amazing shot.
reminds me of steve paxton's work.
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01/29/2008 08:20:11 AM
hey karen .. fantastic photograph .. that sky is amazing .. congratulations on your ribbon and this excellent addition to your profile page .. :)
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01/28/2008 09:57:04 AM
This photo feels as if it black and white but has a ton of color at the same time. Amazing job.
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01/26/2008 03:35:27 PM
I just now noticed that this was you and not one of the Iceland people! Congrats on the ribbon!! A beautiful old place, and glad the weather gave you what you wanted. Excellent shot!
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01/26/2008 12:54:08 PM
Congrats Karen, excellent work!
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01/26/2008 04:38:13 AM
woohoo chappers!!!!! Sorry it has taken me so long to comment on this shot but I have been working away. Many many congratulations on the ribbon, the 7+ average and your second highest score

I think it takes a hell of a photographer to produce an image of such beauty out of what is essentially an ugly subject, but you have done this remarkably

Incredible tones and colours and a beuatiful haunting composition

Brilliant
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01/25/2008 09:38:07 AM
Congratulations Karen, this is a wonderful image and deserved to ribbon!
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01/25/2008 09:00:02 AM
Wonderful photo. Much deserved ribbon! Congrats.

I don't know of anyone who's provided more feedback than you. You must live on DPC!

Keep up the good work.
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01/25/2008 02:25:50 AM
Congrats, Karen! What a sky!
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01/25/2008 12:41:50 AM
Thought this might actually BLUE, but well done on the red 'Special K' - Enzo
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01/24/2008 03:31:46 PM
Nice Shot !
Congrats Karen
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01/24/2008 01:25:20 PM
Excellent, Karen- a well deserved ribbon !
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01/24/2008 11:43:19 AM
Congrats Karen! This is lovely.
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01/24/2008 07:42:49 AM
Just outstanding!!! Congrats!
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01/24/2008 07:42:31 AM
Congrats on the red ribbon!
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01/23/2008 08:19:39 PM
Gratz on second place. Very well executed in colors
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01/23/2008 08:04:32 PM
Karen, another awesome shot to add to your already great portfolio!!
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01/23/2008 06:59:58 PM
Shows you what I know. Congrats!
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01/23/2008 06:25:09 PM
That looks cold! Congrats on the ribbon, nice.
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01/23/2008 03:52:19 PM
Go YOU Newfie girlie! Beauty shot and deserving of the ribbon.
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01/23/2008 01:47:01 PM
Congrats! Nicely shot with dramatic sky and lighting.
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01/23/2008 11:59:26 AM
Lotta mood in this one Karen. Way to go, you "ice princess", you :-)
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01/23/2008 10:09:54 AM
So glad I was one of your 10s!!!! Love this shot and huge congrats to a fellow Canuck!
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01/23/2008 09:47:35 AM
Congratulations Karen on another ribbon. This shot is so dramatic, well done, executed with your own unique style, I love it.
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01/23/2008 09:12:40 AM
congratulations karen of newfoundland. beautiful photo :)
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01/23/2008 08:58:44 AM
Beautiful, Karen! Congrats on the ribbon.
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01/23/2008 07:53:19 AM
Nice photo, thanks for nice comment on my Petra photo.
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01/23/2008 07:42:33 AM
Beautiful image, congrats on your ribbon!
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01/23/2008 07:30:46 AM
Karen, this is GORGEOUS! So much character. So deserving of a ribbon. Congratulations. I just love all your slices of Newfoundland :)
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01/23/2008 07:04:34 AM
Congrats on an amazing shot, I gave you a 9 and happened to not comment for some reason. I must be out of my mind. This is perfect for all the right reasons. Perfectly lit, well composed, and just is a perfect building for the challenge. Congrats on the Ribb.
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01/23/2008 06:24:12 AM
Far out, Karen! Congrats on the red!!
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01/23/2008 05:54:41 AM
Karen - Congrats on the Red. This is excellent. The sky so soft and creamy and the building and snow so sharp and detailed. Good stuff!
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01/23/2008 05:39:00 AM
Loving the sky, congrats on the red!!
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01/23/2008 04:13:53 AM
Congrats Karen! Fantastic!!
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01/23/2008 04:12:52 AM
congrats on the ribbon!! What a stunning sky - great job.
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01/23/2008 03:45:04 AM
Congrats! :D (what more can I say?)
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01/23/2008 03:44:42 AM
You caught another great sky surrounding your subject, Karen! Awesome! Big congrats on your new Red!
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01/23/2008 03:36:43 AM
WTG, Karen! Excellent shot, the sky is stunning. Congrats on your red ribbon.
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01/23/2008 02:14:47 AM
Good one Karen, really like the sky,nice finish
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01/23/2008 02:02:07 AM
That dark speck above the fallen shed in the background is distracting. :P
LOL - I gave this an 8. Glad it ribboned! Fantastic job, Karen. Congrats!
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01/23/2008 01:45:31 AM
Congratulations on the Red, Karen. It shows that it pays to shoot the same place more then once. I love the colors and the textures and the snow looks abandoned as well.
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01/23/2008 12:58:16 AM
Nicely done Miss Karen, congrats on another awesome shot!!!
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01/23/2008 12:48:26 AM
Congrats on another ribbon Karen! You upped your overall average with this one too! : )
Love the sky, and that you thought to put the elements together to get this shot to share with us. Excellent!
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01/23/2008 12:45:41 AM
Great job Karen! I loved this one looking through the entries, especially the sky.
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01/23/2008 12:39:21 AM
Congratulations Karen!! I love this one...the clouds and processing are awesome!
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01/23/2008 12:33:41 AM
Congrats on the ribbon Karen. Another one for the "Rock". ;-)
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01/23/2008 12:19:18 AM
Beautiful!! congratulations on your ribbon!
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01/23/2008 12:04:39 AM
Congrats. A very cool image.
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01/23/2008 12:02:40 AM
HEY!! congrats on the RED

Anni
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/22/2008 09:26:06 PM
I'll be surprised if this one is not from one of the usual ribbon hogs. If it's not, then take it as a compliment, because this is great.
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01/20/2008 10:41:18 PM
I love the clouds. I'm wondering how long your exposure was on this one.
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01/20/2008 01:21:34 PM
beautiful
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01/19/2008 11:24:08 PM
very nice composition and what a great sky, it add movement to the photo
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01/19/2008 09:56:23 PM
nice colors and composition,
but seems a tad bit over sharpened!
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01/19/2008 07:11:24 AM
Top 10 for sure! Great shot! 8
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01/18/2008 08:42:33 PM
Nice sky. The building could be clearer in the detail.
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01/18/2008 02:01:59 PM
Nice capture of the sky. I like the colors and contrast. If there was a way to improve I would experiment with the mid-tone levels to see if you can get more detail out of the black object behind the building without losing too much color in the sky. Not sure if the basic editing rules will allow you to dodge that area or other dark areas to reveal details. Great shot anyway!!
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01/18/2008 01:21:22 PM
Love the sky.
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01/17/2008 10:26:10 PM
Nice and sharp, vivid colors. Sky doesn't look quite right, so I wonder how "real" it is.
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01/17/2008 02:17:25 PM
Great sky effects ... I really want to know how you do that in basic. Great atmospheric shot.
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01/17/2008 01:44:25 AM
I love this. I love the sweeping clouds
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01/17/2008 12:39:18 AM
love the sky better than the building
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01/17/2008 12:00:30 AM
Very nice shot. I like the mix of the cold and warm light in the sky. good work
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01/16/2008 03:16:19 PM
All the right conditions and their great capture
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01/16/2008 02:08:55 PM
I like the sky
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01/16/2008 02:16:17 AM
hope this is legal as it is a clear standout...love the sky and the tones...
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01/16/2008 12:17:48 AM
Don't tell me....Iceland? great shot and love that sky. 10
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