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Challenge: Free Study 2012-03 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2012
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8D IF-ED
Location: Mojave Preserve, CA
Date: Mar 18, 2012
Date Uploaded: Mar 12, 2012

A scale house in Vanderbilt - an old mining camp in the Mojave Preserve. This is where trucks would bring the gravel to be weighed.

To take this image, I used studio lights powered with a Vagabond Mini and triggered with PocketWizards. The sky was spectacular, but the temperature was in the low 40s and the wind was howling like a banshee, making it feel below freezing. I could not feel my fingers to press the shutter. But apparently, I did.

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A Longer Look from Paul!!! How cool is that! Thanks for all the comments.

Place: 153 out of 279
Avg (all users): 5.6720
Avg (commenters): 7.3750
Avg (participants): 5.7356
Avg (non-participants): 5.5263
Views since voting: 681
Views during voting: 213
Votes: 125
Comments: 15
Favorites: 2 (view)

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11/29/2012 01:12:11 AM
I like this. Great idea and perfect execution.
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04/16/2012 09:46:13 PM
Rarely do yours get overlooked or lost in the shuffle - that's MY domain, dammmit! - but this one did. An absolute jewel.
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04/08/2012 06:16:36 PM
Where did my comment go? Darn! this little ipad has its own moods.
Marvelous image here. The little sugar candy clouds over this houase standig like a symbol, the lighthouse of the plains ....
You are up to something new Johanna.
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04/08/2012 04:04:26 PM
A standout image in the challenge. Beautiful collection of tones and colors.
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04/08/2012 03:28:23 PM
Love the colours in the sky
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04/08/2012 02:48:49 PM
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Awarded for the March 2012 Free Study.
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04/08/2012 01:24:17 AM
I really love it! The building looks to have so much personality with the clouds puffing around its roof!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/07/2012 08:29:43 PM
stunning. love the bent primary colors and the emptiness above and below.
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04/07/2012 05:39:02 PM
Really nice composition! But not the best. The house should've been in the center. And its a little tilted to the left.
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04/06/2012 05:01:46 PM
Love the way the colors come together in this photo.
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04/05/2012 01:52:58 PM
I'm going through the entries, stopping at those images I feel have had the benefit of an unconventional eye and dwelling a little longer to try to see and appreciate what you saw. This is one of those images.

Positives: This is utterly glorious - wonderful colours, lovely empty foreground, minute-perfect light and a well judged vignette. It feels slightly cool but you can still feel the remnants of a hot day.

Critical stuff: Johanna, I think I've seen another in your Flickr portfolio or blog that I think is even better?

Overall: Stupendous colours win out. 10.
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04/05/2012 12:47:09 AM
What's not to love? Open and airy, and comes with cotton candy clouds! Love it!
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04/02/2012 03:46:19 PM
Beautiful! Love it
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04/01/2012 01:49:37 AM
He he love the pink clouds.
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04/01/2012 01:03:34 AM
The pink clouds give it a surreal feeling. I like it. Your composition and use of negative space in the foreground just pulls our eye right to the building.
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