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Fountains Abbey
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Challenge: Black on Black (Classic Editing*)
Camera: Pentax Optio S
Location: Fountains Abbey, Yorkshire
Date: Jun 15, 2003
Aperture: F2.6
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/25
Galleries: Architecture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jun 17, 2003

Went through so many changes with adjustment layers and dodging and burning, and rubber stamping that I've totally lost track of what I've done now! My first serious attempt with dodging and burning... very tricky! I prefered to use adjustment layers with gradients.

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Place: 1 out of 92
Avg (all users): 7.2000
Avg (commenters): 9.0000
Avg (participants): 6.9865
Avg (non-participants): 7.5098
Views since voting: 6695
Votes: 125
Comments: 36
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12/18/2004 02:20:59 PM
These are those images that entrall the soul and give rise to instant meditation. Very good work. Certainly a rising star.
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07/13/2003 12:44:33 AM
The mood, the shadows, everything about this shot is superb! I half expect Nosferatu to step out of those shadows and take us somewhere darker. :)
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07/01/2003 06:33:18 PM
Hi, really love this pic, the composition & lighting are great! :o) Well done & well deserved win :o)
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06/27/2003 01:12:33 PM
Your first ribbon!!! CONGRATULATIONS! Excellent job.
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06/27/2003 10:28:41 AM
Congrats! Excellent depth and great lighting. Very nice shot!
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06/27/2003 10:26:38 AM
Congrats on a striking image - and congrats twice on doing it with such a small camera!
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06/27/2003 10:19:26 AM
You did it! Congrats. This was one of my favorites. Keep up the good work.
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06/27/2003 08:25:24 AM
nice work! this is an excellent image.
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06/27/2003 07:46:17 AM
Congrats, glad to see you got a Blue with the Optio S!
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06/27/2003 06:05:57 AM
Congratulations on the bluey!
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06/27/2003 05:58:14 AM
brilliant?
(for sale?)
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06/27/2003 04:34:26 AM
Wow, thanks for all your kind comments... number 1 ribbon by a WHISKER!
Perhaps dodging and burning might be a good thing... lol
Go Pentax Optio S!

Message edited by author 2003-06-27 04:36:23.
06/27/2003 04:08:11 AM
Congrats great shot. Is dodging and burning legal now?
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06/27/2003 03:51:08 AM
congratulations for the ribbon, fine work and good choice of subject.
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06/27/2003 02:52:02 AM
Well done Bob, you do realise that this standard has to be maintained...sure you can do it.
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06/27/2003 12:38:46 AM
Congratulations - such a great result from such a tiny camera :) Very impressive !!
A well deserved win
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06/27/2003 12:04:25 AM
congratulations, bobster! wonderful photo!
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06/27/2003 12:02:14 AM
Kewl Bobster. Congrats.

And BTW that's a pretty tiny camera. I looked at one at the Future Shop last week. It was so tiny I was afraid to pick it up. Certainly packs a punch though. :)

Message edited by author 2003-06-27 07:27:16.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/25/2003 08:45:39 PM
Good architectural shot. Good lighting. Love the composition.
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06/25/2003 08:21:35 PM
wow! this is stunning! the lighting is awesome and i love how it leads my eye to the light from the window. excellent work!
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06/25/2003 07:32:56 PM
This is one of my favorites in the challenge. I love how the arches fill the composition. I like the long passage way to the right with the sunlight making steps on the floor, The details in the stones of the arches are great. I'd crop the bottom to get rid of the half included spot of sun - or include it entirely. Why is the base of the pillar blue? I love the ancient feel the pic gives - good subject for black on black. 9
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06/24/2003 06:46:39 AM
Nice mood. Works well, I like the way the relected light is picked up in the rooof and walls. 9. Good luck, Todd.
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06/24/2003 12:27:18 AM
The detail is superb. So much to see. Sorry we can only gice 10's.
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06/22/2003 08:25:03 PM
Great image, my pick of the challenge. Good luck. 10 Morgan
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06/21/2003 11:17:00 PM
Absolutely one of my favorites! Very mysterious and "other-worldly", this shot just draws me in. Almost creepy, and yet makes you want to know more. Can't imagine a better shot for the challenge.
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06/21/2003 11:40:09 AM
Great volume and shapes, i would have tried go give a little more visibility to these practically invisible row of columns. The light source slighly moved to the left to improve the overall balance. Still, a good image
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06/21/2003 02:38:00 AM
Excellent. I like the lighting and, well, all major components are done well.
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06/21/2003 12:34:10 AM
The dark tones really bring out mood for this photo! I love the perspective and point of view. 9
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06/20/2003 09:48:30 PM
Although I find this image quite dark (leaving the eye preciously little textural detail to feast on), it remains one of the most striking ones in the challenge.

The chosen (or found) subject alone is without doubt worth more than a fleeting look. I like the simple adaption of the architectoral structure (i.e. the form of the arch) into the composition and the skillfull balancing of relative weight in the foregound (the expanse of the dark on the left vs. the but 'riveting' light inside the smaller, perspective gate as well as in the stepped up shutters toward the viewer). The light and the dark, again, are linked perfectly in respective one and two thirds, but this time leading the eye back instead forwards. Definitely a piece fit for exquisite pleasure 'and' study.

Thank you.
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06/20/2003 09:23:06 PM
Very nice - one of my favourites. I love the bricks in the arches, and the lights on the floor.
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06/20/2003 08:24:17 PM
This is gorgeous and a great example of low key. My favorite of the challenge. 10!
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06/20/2003 11:14:43 AM
I love this shot - rule of thirds, great depth of field, wonderful patterns and leading lines. A 7 from me.
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06/20/2003 10:47:25 AM
this is really nice. i love the shapes and tones here, especially the path of white coming from the window. this must be a really awesome place to be in. good job controlling the light and tones. my only (very) minor gripe is the little cyan blue line in the window. i would have edited that out. it draws my eye while i'm looking at that portion of the image. 9.
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06/20/2003 10:12:27 AM
I really like this shot. Gives me the feeling of actually walking through this tunnel trying to get to the light. Very well done.
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06/20/2003 09:02:00 AM
I like the light from the window very good 10pt
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06/20/2003 01:43:06 AM
Right at the top! good job.
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