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Door with Reflection
Door with Reflection

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Best of 2004 (Advanced Editing III*)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S5000 Z
Location: Cartago, Costa Rica
Date: May 9, 2004
Aperture: F/2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/11
Galleries: Interior, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jan 3, 2005

Taken at an abandoned sanatory for people with tuberculosis on a rainy day. The water was flooding the floor thus creating the reflection of this interesting door.
Post processing:
-Crop to eliminate distracting reflection.
-Desaturate to black and white
-Resize for submission.

Place: 98 out of 530
Avg (all users): 6.2449
Avg (commenters): 8.0625
Avg (participants): 6.2184
Avg (non-participants): 6.3293
Views since voting: 1692
Views during voting: 517
Votes: 343
Comments: 23
Favorites: 10 (view)

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08/20/2008 01:27:21 AM
Great shot! almost for National Geographic. Just need someone in.
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09/27/2005 07:21:48 PM
Such an awesome moody pic, great use of b/w
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05/03/2005 08:38:22 PM
This photo is great. I love the reflection off of the lower floor. Good eye and great capture... Underated in my opinion as well...
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04/05/2005 09:05:54 PM
incredible capture
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02/01/2005 02:36:30 AM
Well, Roberto, it was underrated as I expected it would be. However, I'm sure you were prepared for that. Thanks for this subtle and artistic image.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/31/2005 07:48:01 PM
Very moody shot and was an excellent choice for being done in B & W. Great use of the shadow cutting thorugh at a diagonal. ((7))
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01/31/2005 02:29:39 PM
Interesting, reflections are neat.
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01/31/2005 08:16:53 AM
Very nice lighting and beautiful B&W. I love the extra dimension created with the reflections.
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01/30/2005 11:11:28 PM
love this...very stark, nice lighting.
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01/27/2005 06:22:02 PM
If I stand above my monitor the tones in this image look right. Straight on they look too dark. I like the composition.
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01/27/2005 01:37:18 PM
Nice quiet mood to this one. Good choice to use b&w.
Good job.
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01/24/2005 05:44:20 AM
what an interesting image. i really hope this little gem isn't getting overlooked by the voters in this monster challenge, and that it is getting the viewing time necessary to be appreciated. there are so many interesting elements working here, this is fun to view. i really like this as a bw, and can imagine that color would be a bit distracting. good luck, and please don't take it personally if this gets overlooked. keep up the good work!
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01/23/2005 07:51:35 PM
The reflection here is phenomenal and so is the composition and toning. If you had gotten this in a square format with less space on the top and more of what's below, it would be perfect. Still a 10 in my book...
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01/22/2005 09:19:43 AM
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01/19/2005 12:16:11 AM
Absolutely wonderful, great reflections and composition. This is a tremendously dramatic setting. Use of light and shadow is awesome. 10.
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01/18/2005 11:58:44 PM
Absolutly wonderfull shot. You have more than my ten. Congratulations. I like the reflection on the water. You realy got it.
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01/18/2005 10:38:58 PM
I think this is extremely Artsy. Very well done. Perfect cropping and sense of textures. Love the tiled floor.
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01/18/2005 03:04:06 PM
I like this composition and choice to go B&W. I am a sucker for reflections and personally would have taken the shot with the top of the door at the top of the image so the reflection on the floor would represent at least half of the image. EDIT...Tough call on my original comment above, because the black abyss at the top adds an interesting element to this image...almost an eerie abondoned feel. Good shot.
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01/18/2005 04:54:58 AM
I don't suppose this will appeal to everyone, but I sure rate it very highly. It has a classical artistic feel, rather like a Dutch/Belgian Old Masters painting. Beautiful light, centred yet asymmetrical composition, and what looks to me to be flawless photographic technique. 10.
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01/17/2005 04:41:09 PM
Beautiful in B&W, Nice work
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01/16/2005 03:22:52 PM
Interesting study with lights and shadows.The door on the stairs is perhaps too centered IMO
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01/16/2005 06:26:27 AM
Love it.
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01/16/2005 12:20:09 AM
this photo seems very lonely.. i don't know if it has the "wow factor" to win in such steep competition, but it's one of my favorites thus far
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