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My old sweet home
3rd PlaceMy old sweet home

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Challenge: Home Sweet Home (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot A20
Location: Rio de Janeiro / Brazil
Date: May 27, 2003
Date Uploaded: May 27, 2003


Place: 3 out of 175
Avg (all users): 6.7500
Avg (commenters): 8.2273
Avg (participants): 6.5876
Avg (non-participants): 6.8780
Views since voting: 2658
Votes: 220
Comments: 29
Favorites: 3 (view)

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06/09/2003 06:32:03 PM
*Critique Club*
Well, believe it or not, I can find one thing that I would like to have seen differently.
I do not know if it is the actual way it's made, or if the lighting is washing it out, but I wish that the marbled look of the stairs and left hand rail were also on the right hand railing. The left one looks like it has a pattern on it, which looks like marbling, however, the right handrail is smoothe and plain white. Actually, the way it is, the left one almost just looks dirty, like it's got dusty fingerprints all over it.
Anyway, having said that, on to the praise...
The angle and framing/cropping is great. I like how you have cropped it as if we were walking up the stairs ourselves. You cropped a tiny piece of the pyrimid thing in the lower right corner, but it doesn't hurt the photo at all.
The focus and clarity are great as well. I like the detail in the steps, and also the detail we can see at the top of the steps. I don't think a blurred background would have worked very nicely here. Good choice.
Lighting looks very well. It's a nice full lighting, which almost gives the impression of natural light?? I think it really works to have this in sepia like tones. In combination with the warm lighting, I think it looks really great this way.
The border looks really great with the shot as well.
Not much more I can say, but excellent shot!
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06/05/2003 03:55:07 AM
Well done Pikyto!
06/04/2003 04:56:15 PM
I agree, the stariway really sets off this photo with an effect that seems to draw you into it. Nice perspective.
06/04/2003 03:11:19 PM
In fact I have never lived in this house. It was built in 1912 and has an ecletic architecture. It was abandoned for many decades and was recently rebuilt and restaured into a cultural center. It's called Figner House. When I was a child, I used to play in their garden, it was very close to my place. That's why I named my pic "My old sweet home". Thank you very much for your criticism and comments.
06/04/2003 01:44:12 PM
Congratulations on your ribbon! This is a wonderful shot and only one of two that I gave a 10 to. Their is much here for the eye to feast on...the shapes, tones and architecture are all very interesting to look at and the focus and exposure are right on. Also, I think your use of this style and color border adds alot of class to an already very classy photo. Much luck in future challenges, although I don't really think you need it.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/03/2003 05:54:56 PM
What a great picture. I've given very few 10's in this challenge but this one certainly deserves it!!!
06/03/2003 05:38:45 PM
Excellent composition and choice of toning
06/03/2003 03:00:38 PM
If that's your home, you've got more money than me, a lot more :-)
06/03/2003 09:43:01 AM
If this is your home then I'm after an invite. Great shot with superb lighting, composition and use of sepia which adds much atmosphere. The shapes created by this position are very aesthetically pleasing.
06/03/2003 05:00:50 AM
very nice...I like the sepia coloring.
06/03/2003 02:43:38 AM
great curves and lines. I like your choice of colouring too. beautiful architecture. :)
06/02/2003 08:07:41 PM
lovely architecture.
06/02/2003 03:22:56 PM
Very elegant and graceful. I love how the stairs lead the eyes up and into the picture. Excellent work.
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06/02/2003 12:24:20 PM
Very nice composition. The sepia tones work well. I may have gone with a diferent border. 9
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06/01/2003 10:48:06 PM
Love the composition and color (would have made a good duotone entry as well). Very nice exposure... I bet you have a very nice camera. Great job! Hey, you should have titled this: Stairway to Haven
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06/01/2003 10:25:53 PM
Wonderful shot, pretty marble? steps.
05/31/2003 10:02:17 AM
One of my favourites this week. Great composition and the sepia tone is perfect. So is focus and cropping. I don´t know how you could have done it much better. Meets the challenge very well. Well done and good luck!
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05/31/2003 08:24:33 AM
Are you king os Luxenburg? :) Flynn
05/30/2003 05:07:55 PM
This this such a superb photograph. I would love to see it win.
05/30/2003 11:19:12 AM
Now here is a border that works - want to write us a tutorial on balancing the border with the photo (which is also great) - 8
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05/29/2003 06:33:13 PM
05/29/2003 01:28:54 PM
nice job nice use ofl ighting and good work on the color.
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05/29/2003 01:13:41 PM
Great Victorian and shot...
05/28/2003 08:33:14 PM
beautiful shot... I love the smooth curves here... the architecture is beautiful :) = 10
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05/28/2003 12:57:44 PM
Choice perspective, optimal use of leading lines - 10.
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05/28/2003 09:47:48 AM
I Like this Tone and perspective.
05/28/2003 08:51:00 AM
Ya, kinda looks like my little shak by the lake... hehehehe great shot though. 7
05/28/2003 01:55:01 AM
that stairway really pulls you right into the image! Nice work!
05/28/2003 01:01:00 AM
Stellar! 10

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