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vawendy


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Challenge: Empty Room II (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: 2011 challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Date: Apr 19, 2011
Date Uploaded: Apr 19, 2011

[Apr. 26th, 2011 12:48:15 PM]

Huge thanks to my husband for this shot. We went to The College of William and Mary, into Wren Hall and found a classroom.

It was full of these wood desks. More than 40 of them. My wonderful husband helped me move 39 desks (and a lectern) to the other side of the room so I could get this shot. He then proceeded to move the desk into many different positions to find just the right placement. Then he and my son helped me put them all back into place.

There was almost no processing done on this photo. No hue/saturation, no curves, just Topaz adjust/clarity, and cloning out something on the ceiling. I probably should have done some HDR on the windows so they weren't quite as blown, but I liked it better this way.

Here are some outtakes from the shoot:

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11 hours left in voting, and I'm still hanging on to a 7 (just barely!) How exciting! Thanks for the votes and the wonderful comments, everyone!
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Thanks, everyone!!! Wow... never expected a blue -- that's so exciting!

Sorry about the incorrect lens. Mine defaults to 100-400 and I forgot to change it. It was definitely the 10-22. :D

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 53
Avg (all users): 7.0466
Avg (commenters): 8.0588
Avg (participants): 6.4483
Avg (non-participants): 7.1304
Views since voting: 4344
Views during voting: 474
Votes: 236
Comments: 61
Favorites: 4 (view)


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07/16/2011 08:04:06 PM
fantastic.
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05/01/2011 02:02:21 PM
Congrats Wendy....I love the light in this image...sets the mood perfectly!!!
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04/29/2011 05:56:22 PM
Aw dang, Wendy! Looks like we're gonna have to revoke your TS membership, seeing that you just don't suck anymore...;-) Huge congrats on yet another blue! Great work, hope you made an extra special meal for those men of yours! :-)
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04/28/2011 07:04:32 PM
This is a beautiful photograph. Elegant in its simplicity.
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04/28/2011 09:25:58 AM
heh you guys went and moved 39 desks. that's dedication! love the scene and the lighting is so wonderful. Congrats on the blue!
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04/27/2011 11:18:39 PM
Wow, Wendy. You and your fam are AWESOME at setting the stage... and then you know exactly what to do! Well done!
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04/27/2011 09:31:10 PM
Congrats on blue, Wendy!
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04/27/2011 03:24:49 PM
Congrats Wendy, really great shot. Lighting is amazing
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04/27/2011 01:42:17 PM
I think the windows are better “blown out”, it prevents the outside content from distracting from the room. What foliage detail is left gives subtle sense of over-growth like some lost school house in the woods. I am a huge fan of HDR and really like to see lots of detail but sometimes less is much more! Nice shot and huge thumbs up to your team for their support!
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04/27/2011 12:57:48 PM
Another great shot from Wendy! Very good and well deserved ribbon.
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04/27/2011 11:36:56 AM
A wonderful empty room indeed :) Congratulations on 1st place!
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04/27/2011 11:08:45 AM
Congrats with Blue! Well deserved!
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04/27/2011 10:33:38 AM
Wendy, Congrats on the ribbon! You seem to be on a roll! Way to go!
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04/27/2011 09:52:37 AM
Now, that is one fat squirrel, Wendy! As always, you (and your husband and son) are awesome! Congrats!
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04/27/2011 08:47:30 AM
Nice going, Wendy. I always want to find an old structure with neat lighting like this, to take portraits. Congrats.
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04/27/2011 06:50:21 AM
Congrats Wendy. Lovely capture of light (and place)!
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04/27/2011 06:49:54 AM
the light in this is phenomenal.
big congrats wendy!
i knew this one would be the winner.
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04/27/2011 05:59:37 AM
Well done! The light is magical. Worth the work in moving the chairs and such!
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04/27/2011 05:45:26 AM
Simply the best. Congrats!
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04/27/2011 04:39:30 AM
Congrats on the ribbon.
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04/27/2011 04:35:29 AM
7 7's? Nice work! :) Your profile looks well!
Glad I didn't enter this one too!
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04/27/2011 04:16:32 AM
Congrats on a great image!
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04/27/2011 03:33:20 AM
Really well deserved Wendy, is that a bird i can see on the branch out of the window?
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04/27/2011 03:06:30 AM
huge congrats on the beautiful image and the ribbon Wendy!!
this nice perspective looks as taken with a wider than 100mm lens. the image info says "Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS". please confirm.
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04/27/2011 02:48:11 AM
Excellent shot Wendy. Congrats on the Blue ribbon.
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04/27/2011 02:36:36 AM
Congrats on the blue, good work - and the windows are perfect as they are
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04/27/2011 02:26:36 AM
Congratulations!
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04/27/2011 02:21:16 AM
awesome wendy .. congrats on the blue .. looks great on your profile page . :)
ps .. you have a wonderful husband .. !..:)
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04/27/2011 02:10:47 AM
Oh sighhhhhh, I'm going to get a big sign made CONGRATS WENDY, so I don,t have to keep typing this,lol, you go girl.
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04/27/2011 01:53:23 AM
Great job Wendy. Love the moodiness and textures in this shot. Congrat on the well deserved blue!
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04/27/2011 01:52:32 AM
I really like the light captured. Your Topaz Adjust/Clarify did leave some halos that could have been masked out (i.e. the crown molding area) but otherwise I like the overall look.

Message edited by author 2011-04-27 01:52:56.
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04/27/2011 01:35:59 AM
You just keep hitting them out of the park, girlfriend!!
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04/27/2011 01:00:29 AM
Congrats Wendy on a well deserved blue! Proud to share the front page with you. :) Beautiful tones and texture, and the lighting is killer. Great job! :)

Dave
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04/27/2011 12:49:30 AM
What, no bird?? ;-) Congrats Wendy.
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04/27/2011 12:33:01 AM
Wow! I didn't get to look at the entries for this challenge but this is a winner for sure! Congratulations
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04/27/2011 12:22:00 AM
good for you Wendy...glad you didn't go with the bear....well done...congrats
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04/27/2011 12:20:43 AM
You are a bad, bad girl! Congrats!
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04/27/2011 12:18:16 AM
Congrats! wow first place! great job!
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04/27/2011 12:12:09 AM
I'm just going to start congratulating you before the challenge starts!
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04/27/2011 12:08:59 AM
You will have to share this one with your husband. Congratulations ( to both of you)
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04/27/2011 12:06:51 AM
There she goes again! Sigh... Awesome work, Wendy!
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04/27/2011 12:04:27 AM
Wahoo! way to go, not bad for an entry shot on the last day of the challenge.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/26/2011 08:04:46 PM
One of my top two, sober lonely and rigorous. The frame is a bit too similar to the crown moulding for me, it seems to make a triangle on top that leads they eye off the page. Minor quibble in a major work.
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04/25/2011 03:56:06 PM
Fantastic lighting and exposure...very well cone!
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04/25/2011 12:00:31 PM
I can smell the smell! Great use of color.
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04/24/2011 03:36:49 PM
Evocative. Nice lighting effect
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04/23/2011 07:10:04 AM
NICE!! I like the three windows!
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04/23/2011 05:47:47 AM
There's a wonderful life!
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04/22/2011 07:19:55 PM
Great lighting and composition.
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04/21/2011 08:51:00 PM
great lighting
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04/21/2011 12:23:02 PM
Such an elegant and formal room. That chair is either VERY late for class, or hasn't realized that school is out for summer...
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04/21/2011 04:37:38 AM
i wish there is a smaller object than the chair but it's ok
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04/20/2011 02:18:43 PM
Like this a lot except for the way the outdoor light was blended in with the indoor mood. I absolutely love everything about the indoors part of the image. The outdoors has that harsh light feel with some pinkish chromatic aberration when I look closely. An exposure with a faster shutter speed just for the outdoors would have made the blending a lot smoother. Still a great image and should do extremely well ... perhaps a ribbon.
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04/20/2011 02:13:56 PM
Really enjoy the tones and lines of this image.
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04/20/2011 12:41:32 PM
I love this. Compsition, light, perspective, everything is right. 8 for now and I'll visit again.
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04/20/2011 11:47:56 AM
Beautiful, very cinematic.
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04/20/2011 09:23:54 AM
Classic!!
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04/20/2011 01:56:28 AM
Splendid, love it. the lighting is superb. 10
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04/20/2011 01:48:13 AM
Great job on this one! I love the lighting and the simple beauty that this portrays. I'm sure this will bring back memories for many :)
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04/20/2011 01:23:50 AM
Oh, this is nice. Beautiful exposure and composition.
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04/20/2011 12:53:37 AM
I love this! (not voting)
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