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Challenge: Windows (Expert Editing)
Collection: 2012
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8D IF-ED
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Date: Nov 1, 2012
Date Uploaded: Nov 1, 2012

This wasn't exactly what I had in mind but it turned out better than I expected. Although I planned the light spill, I'm not pleased with the lamp stand in the middle of the second window, but I'd already invested too much time (and struck the set) by the time I really noticed it.

I thought about what windows are used for - to look into and out of places - but didn't want to make the image that literal. I wanted to create something dreamy and fantasy-driven, and imagined what someone who felt trapped might dream of. In a dark, windowless room, the promise of blue skies and freedom lie just beyond the glass. The second window adds a bit of ambiguity, how freedom can be a double-edged sword.

This was all done in one afternoon, except for the sky in the main window, which was shot two days earlier with my cell phone. Originally, there was going to be a second person, and only the one window on the chair. But it turns out we had a second window with mullions and I wanted to use it, and the second person cluttered up the image.

[Nov. 8th, 2012 08:58:41 PM]

I should have called this Thoughts of Freedom....

Place: 10 out of 55
Avg (all users): 6.4603
Avg (commenters): 8.1250
Avg (participants): 6.3784
Avg (non-participants): 6.4944
Views since voting: 949
Views during voting: 327
Votes: 126
Comments: 17
Favorites: 1 (view)

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11/16/2012 01:00:32 PM
Congrats on the high marks.. this is just lovely!
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11/12/2012 01:27:10 AM
Love it!!! The lamp I thought was cool! It seemed to me a lamp to light the outside world.. Ok so I am weird but thats what I thought of
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11/11/2012 02:55:42 PM
This has such beautiful tones!! Congrats on the top 10. :)
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11/10/2012 12:09:42 PM
Still liking lots here,Congratulations on top ten.
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11/09/2012 02:14:57 PM
A beautiful shot and one of my top picks. I love your work.
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11/09/2012 12:48:06 PM
I came back hoping for Photographer's Comments -- thanks! I left my computer for a while & walked into the room with this on the screen I noticed that a much more exciting window when viewed from across the room, & I didn't much notice the chair. It really is a shame we don't at least have the option to 'click here' to view a larger image while voting (or at any time). Congratulations on your top ten finish!
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11/09/2012 10:05:44 AM
Thanks for the nudge to my "aha" in your description. I'm not the sharpest crayon in the box sometimes :) Lovely.
Congratulations on the top ten.
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11/09/2012 08:35:33 AM
You are da bomb!!!! Nice finish my friend.
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11/09/2012 02:27:57 AM
I was sure it was yours :)

It deserved a better position than this - it's a very elegant image
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/08/2012 08:51:03 PM
Beautiful. I keep coming back so that is a good thing. I don't get it, though. If I have an aha moment before roll-over, I'll let you know :) Voted earlier.
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11/08/2012 01:00:25 PM
At first, I thought it was a television reflecting the window behind it. Then I saw the chair & realized it was a window. I like the wind. I don't understand the title, though.
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11/08/2012 08:51:29 AM
Windows 8 LOL Great stuff.
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11/05/2012 01:46:56 AM
Magical, masterful. A top contender for sure.
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11/04/2012 11:18:07 AM
8 from me.
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11/02/2012 04:50:42 PM
Nice lighting
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11/02/2012 01:34:23 PM
Like lots of things about this image,I'll be back.
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11/02/2012 12:34:50 AM
This image really catches the eye, well done!
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