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Challenge: Image Grain (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Location: Sanford, Florida
Date: Oct 23, 2005
Aperture: 5.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/50
Galleries: Architecture
Date Uploaded: Oct 23, 2005

A Sunday morning drive through Sanford, Florida which is, after decades of neglect, going through a massive rebuilding. Came across this abdoned bulding...which I though was charming.
Adjustments to tone, shadow and lighting. Selective desats and added grain (for challenge sake).

Place: 48 out of 274
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Votes: 172
Comments: 8
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11/06/2005 08:33:04 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club.

This building is indeed an interesting one, especially the wooden doors (which I personally think would have made a more interesting subject than the entire building). I don't know if the bricks around the doors are really gray or whether that is where you selective desaturated the photo, but I like it. I do think that there might be a better point of view; the building to the left is not nearly as charming, and the end of the alley even less so. The soft focus and grain give the building a feeling of fantasy, which goes with your title but isn't really the character I see in the building; it's just hard to imagine someone from a fairy tale living or working here. To me, the building's charm comes from the weathered textures, which I wish had been brought out more.
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10/30/2005 01:09:02 PM
Interesting alley. I like the wood dors and the texture in the buildings. The composition leads the eye to the end of the alley which, unfortunately, is a disappointing finish. Wonder what it would have been like if you'd taken the picture from a few feet to the left allowing the alley to dissolve into black...?
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10/27/2005 01:29:36 AM
i think this image is hurt by being grainy in color (would look great grainy in sepia or B&W) but in color i can just tell this would be so much more dynamic with out the grain, or at least less grain...

i think u didn't over do it here u just picked the wrong tone to show it in....6
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10/26/2005 11:29:29 PM
I love the colors, great shot. The image looks very picturesque.
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10/25/2005 06:52:45 PM
Excellent. 8.
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10/25/2005 07:41:34 AM
Nice colors, love this effect.
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10/24/2005 07:04:08 AM
Wonderful picture.
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10/24/2005 01:39:18 AM
Nice shot, I wish it was not grainy ... No just kidding, 9
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