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The Old Schoolhouse (circa 1869)
2nd PlaceThe Old Schoolhouse (circa 1869)

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Back To School IV (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon TS-E 17mm f/4.0L MF
Location: Eastham, Cape Cod, MA
Date: Aug 29, 2014
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/60
Date Uploaded: Aug 29, 2014


Hand-held (no tripods allowed) single-exposure HDR

Place: 2 out of 35
Avg (all users): 6.5309
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 5.9474
Avg (non-participants): 6.7097
Views since voting: 1375
Views during voting: 170
Votes: 81
Comments: 11
Favorites: 0

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09/08/2014 10:25:02 PM
You're just all over the fp right now!
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09/08/2014 01:51:08 PM
Was this your High School? :P Congrats!
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09/08/2014 09:43:09 AM
WTG! Great tones and presentation.
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09/08/2014 09:19:47 AM
Congrats on the ribbon!!! You are like cooking with ribbons lately LOL!

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09/08/2014 12:46:50 AM
Congratulations on the ribbon Robert. is a very nice photo.
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09/08/2014 12:32:42 AM
congrats on the ribbon :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/07/2014 04:58:13 PM
Love these old schoolhouses
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09/04/2014 11:23:06 AM
This is perfect for the challenge topic! Well shot... love the "old" processing look.

I wish it had been shot from from the left corner instead of the right corner... so that mannequin didn't show so much... giving the viewer the knowledge that it's not a "real school scene" ready for the students of old to show up.
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09/03/2014 11:08:15 AM
Top 2
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09/01/2014 11:41:41 PM
I've made a special point of making longer, in-depth comments on milestone voting images, and this shot happens to mark my 300,000th vote at DPC... so here goes!

My first impression is that I like the toning of the image a lot. It has an HDR feel to it, bringing out detail in the dark areas, particularly where the desks leave shadows. I used to be pretty much against HDR treatments of photos because a lot of them were heavily overdone, but this is a good example of how it can be used to enhance a shot while still retaining photographic integrity. (And again, I'm just assuming this is HDR.)

At first I thought the walls were dirty on the right hand side, but I'm guessing that's simply a result of shadowing from the desks, probably made more obvious by HDR, too.

I love the sharpness of the shot, from front to back.

Minor nitpicks...

There's not really a singular defined subject here, as a place for the eye to come to a rest. The desks kinda act as leading lines, though, drawing me through the shot to the front of the classroom.

I might have liked this a little better had the shot used an even wider view, grabbing just a tad more of the desks in the middle left and right bottom of the shot (or if they weren't in the shot, amputated part way).

And my only other nitpick would be the visible cars outside the window. I'm not sure what the timeframe of this setting would be (I'm assuming this is an old school house frozen in time as a museum of sorts), but I like to imagine it without modern transportation :) I'm trying to count stars on the flags to come up with a timeframe... the one on the right looks like it has 36 stars, which would put this setting in the 1860s...?

Ha... I just noticed the "circa 1869" in the title, so I guess that answers that :)

Anyway... it looks like a cool place to visit, and I like the shot a lot... it's a 7 from me.
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09/01/2014 03:43:16 AM
Nice image. How convenient to have a place like this within camera-range. I'll bet the map on the wall is interesting too. Well done.
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