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Challenge: Dead End (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 USM
Location: Woolsey, GA
Date: Nov 3, 2005
Aperture: f.5.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Vintage, Rural
Date Uploaded: Nov 5, 2005

Antique shop I love to shoot in Woolsey, GA.

Shot in RAW
converted to .jpeg
adjusted curves
desat all but red
added grain
resized and SFW

Place: 57 out of 173
Avg (all users): 5.7050
Avg (commenters): 6.0000
Avg (participants): 5.5052
Avg (non-participants): 5.8932
Views since voting: 906
Views during voting: 310
Votes: 200
Comments: 12
Favorites: 1 (view)

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12/19/2005 11:34:39 PM
Wow you should have used this in the grain challenge...Awesome.
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11/20/2005 05:24:57 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club

Well done on a splendid image.

This image has scored well reflecting its many merits. It is well composed with a nice balance of elements. The milk churn and trunk clearly stand out as the main subjects but the other, peripheral elements also contribute to the feeling of being abandoned, almost a junkyard feel. The partial de-saturation and grain all help the feeling of "old and abandoned".

Needless to say, the grain would not have pleased everybody and may have held it back in scoring. The link to the subject of the contest is there but is not obvious and again may have held it back a bit in voting.

To me the crop looks a bit tight. I would have liked a bit more space to the left of the churn and maybe a tiny bit more at the top. As it is it feels a bit hemmed in. You may have done this simply to crop out stuff you wanted to exclude but I don't think a little bit more clutter would have hurt this picture.

I would like to see a more saturated, sharper and less grainy version of this just to see what the comparison would have looked like. I actually like this execution but I suspect the more literal version may, alas, have scored a bit better on DPC.

Finally, the subject matter itself. While the subject creates interest in an intellectual, observational sort of way, it is not a subject that grabs much attention or generates a lot of emotion. This is a picture which makes you look at it and admire the composition and execution but does not make you draw breath or say WOW. The subject matter does not have that sort of strong appeal.

Great shot overall and well done on the good performance in the challenge.
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11/14/2005 10:00:59 AM
i wanna be like you when i grow up. i love the grain it makes the picture look old.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/12/2005 10:20:09 PM
A very well done rustic composition. The grain works well here.
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11/12/2005 05:56:17 PM
Love the grain.
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11/12/2005 04:38:38 PM
I don't get the impression of a dead end.

nice pix, color nice, texture great, nice lines, interesting duo tone, noise doesn't bother me, comp ok, lighting flat but ok
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11/11/2005 03:51:55 PM
I like the grainy effect in the shot and the red on the trunk adds just enough too make a great shot.
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11/10/2005 06:34:32 PM
nice composition anjd use of grain to add to the feel of this very nice image. Good job on your challenge entry... :)
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11/10/2005 05:11:27 PM
nice colors, but looks too grany..
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11/10/2005 12:06:42 PM
I like the soft colors of this still life, the grain is great..well composed.
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11/08/2005 10:18:06 PM
I like photos that have just a splash of color
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11/07/2005 12:43:02 AM
Just my opinion, and worth what you're paying for it, but I think you went overboard with the grain. You've got good subject matter and good composition. IMHO, the grain doesn't add anything. It might even detract.
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