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Country Shadows
Country Shadows

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Challenge: Darkness (Basic Editing III)
Camera: HP PhotoSmart 945
Location: Cumberland Furnace, Tennessee
Date: Jun 9, 2005
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 14.1
Galleries: Rural
Date Uploaded: Jun 11, 2005

I really like this old building (I used it for another challenge, but it looks so different during hours of darkness). I'm hoping it'll have a "Spooky/Darkness" effect to the viewer. Cropped, Increased brightness, saturation, and contrast, and used Picture Cooler to get rid of some noise. I originally used the PS cloning tool to get rid of the wire and the sign on the side of the building, then I double checked the Basic Editing Rules and found you can't do that. Glad that I looked! Not like this will make the top 10 and I'll get DQ'ed. :)

Place: 88 out of 373
Avg (all users): 5.5599
Avg (commenters): 7.6000
Avg (participants): 5.1579
Avg (non-participants): 5.8636
Views since voting: 751
Views during voting: 426
Votes: 309
Comments: 8
Favorites: 3 (view)

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07/16/2005 06:12:35 PM
The green lighting on this one gives it a great x-files feeling.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/20/2005 05:08:14 PM
The lighting angle on the building is the strength of this image. For low lighting conditions the overall clarity and quality of this image is very good.

Don't know if the greenish lighting color is the result of actual conditions or the effect of post processing but it does not matter. It is effective adds a lot of viewer interest to the image. Even the porch in complete shadow, which normally would be an error, seems to work with this image to give it a surrealist quality that is appealing.
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06/20/2005 04:10:52 PM
This is a magnificent shot. The lighting has created an amazing atmosphere.
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06/18/2005 11:35:34 PM
Well, it's a good photograph, and it is dark, but to me it's not really ABOUT darkness. The meaning of darkness, is what I'm thinking of. Is this really what darkness means to you? Whatever, it is a very appealing image. 7
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06/18/2005 04:44:50 AM
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06/18/2005 12:05:34 AM
superb job!
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06/16/2005 12:45:45 AM
overall, a little too green for my taste. fair composition.
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06/15/2005 01:40:50 AM
Nice! Love the green light. This is spooky. (shiver)
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