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The New World begins.   Again.
The New World begins. Again.

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Challenge: Post-Apocalyptic (Expert Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM II
Date: Oct 4, 2012
Date Uploaded: Oct 4, 2012

Yeah... I shot a few hundred shots, over two days, to merge together to form the Masterpiece that was in my mind.

Unfortunately, I thought I had until Sunday to put it all together.

I don't. I have until midnight tonight (Thurs). So..

Plan B is presented to you. Nothing at all like the cityscape I shot the images for.

Oh well... I like this anyway. Just... not as much.

The sofa was there, in this odd place I found. I picked my kid up from school... (we share a car) searched around... I found this building!

Oddly, though... there was a trodden down track through the vegetation. I assumed that someone was living inside there... Scared of going in, I shot outside the building and then went back to the car to... INTERRUPT said child from his texting (understandable in the boring circumstances) to tell him NOT TO TAKE HIS EYES OFF OF ME... that I was... GOING INSIDE!
Call 911 if you're in doubt at all.

The water and the bones are three other images. The sofa, I enlarged, to fit the scale of the building better.

I added the back wall... it was a loading dock sized entry... and the greenery and light rays.

I didn't get it all right, but I got enough of it to be proud of.

I'll learn Photoshop as I go along.

It's really, really fun to play with!

Thanks much for your votes and comments. I appreciate the ones that help me grow... very much.


Place: 4 out of 41
Avg (all users): 6.6535
Avg (commenters): 7.7143
Avg (participants): 6.4400
Avg (non-participants): 6.7059
Views since voting: 1839
Views during voting: 421
Votes: 127
Comments: 19
Favorites: 1 (view)

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10/14/2012 11:36:01 AM
Learn Photoshop... girl your knocking it dead !!! Congrats on a great placeing and a super photo!!
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10/13/2012 01:35:35 PM
Love that back-story. Congrats on the HM
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10/12/2012 08:29:32 PM
Congrats on the HM, Lydia! Great work with the photoshop, and I'm glad you plucked up the courage to go inside. that is a pretty cool place to play around with.
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10/12/2012 08:23:41 PM
All right, Lydia!!! Way to go!! You're really raking in the expert editing top 10s! Congrats on the great HM!
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10/12/2012 04:02:35 PM
I am so proud of you for going into the world of rot and decay where I love it so much! LOL!!!

Nicely done!
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10/12/2012 11:50:03 AM
Look at you all Photoshop and all!!! Congrats on the HM. Really cool entry
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10/12/2012 10:55:08 AM
Great work, Lydia - glad you had your kid with you though. I do the same with my husband - good to have company in creepy places. Why don't you finish your vision and show us that, too?
ETA Congratulations on the HM :)

Message edited by author 2012-10-12 10:56:32.
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10/12/2012 10:29:11 AM
Wow, Lydia! This.... And you... Are AMAZING!!!
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10/12/2012 08:37:38 AM
Congrats Lydia; I thought this should have been in top three.
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10/12/2012 07:28:42 AM
Very, very nice Lydia! I really like that one. The place was worth the search, it works greatly in that challenge. The light beams also help to render a dusty atmosphere, and the bones are just creepy :-) Congratulations.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/11/2012 10:08:57 PM
The year after the day after. Well done. 7
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10/11/2012 11:06:05 AM
What a location. Love it. It's all very realistic, except for the lightbeams in the door. They would not diverge like that.
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10/11/2012 08:47:50 AM
I like the dark subtle colors, very well done. I think it would have done well without the sofa too. A top pick.
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10/11/2012 01:16:53 AM
Great shot here! The colors seem a little too vibrant in places but this is in the top 4 for this challenge. Congrats!
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10/11/2012 12:44:30 AM
Gritty. 8.
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10/10/2012 12:31:27 PM
Nice lighting to highlight the decay.
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10/07/2012 10:32:07 AM
I love that old couch!!! The sun's rays are great.
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10/05/2012 11:28:36 AM
Like this as an image.
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10/05/2012 12:23:07 AM
front page stuff
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