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Challenge: Empty Room (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Sigma 17-35mm f/2.8-4.0 EX Aspherical HSM for Nikon
Location: Home
Date: Jun 2, 2006
Aperture: f7.1
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1.3 sec.
Galleries: Emotive
Date Uploaded: Jun 2, 2006

Perfect timing for the challenge; we just finished remodeling this room and it’s completely empty.
For lighting, I used a Smith Victor, 250-watt Flood Light; camera on a tripod as close as possible to the floor on the opposite corner of the room with my widest 17-35mm lens.

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Initially, I was hesitant regarding whether my photo satisfied the challenge requirements of having only one object within the room (hanger and dress). Thus, I turned off my “score and update” button, for fear of receiving low scores. However, upon receiving your great comments regarding this photo, I was thrilled, and began to look at all the scores again.

Thanks everyone for the wonderful comments and votes.

All my post processing steps are in here:
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Statistics
Place: 1 out of 114
Avg (all users): 7.1686
Avg (commenters): 8.4444
Avg (participants): 7.3421
Avg (non-participants): 7.0950
Views since voting: 12002
Views during voting: 504
Votes: 255
Comments: 82
Favorites: 23 (view)


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05/09/2011 01:22:57 PM
I somehow missed most of this challenge - even though I was in it!!! FABULOUS!! And well deserved blue!
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11/19/2009 09:12:42 PM
Had not seen this before, very nice selective lighting.
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06/18/2006 01:45:21 AM
Very creative use of lighting and color. Congratulations on your Blue.
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06/15/2006 11:42:24 AM
Congratulations on your Blue! One of my ribbon picks, I find this well composed image perfectly suited to the challenge
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06/14/2006 10:20:15 PM
Congrats on a beautiful image!
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06/13/2006 05:14:33 PM
Wonderful surrealism
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06/13/2006 02:52:25 PM
Just an awesome image, well done.
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06/12/2006 08:15:54 PM
This was my winning pick of the challenge, very well done! I love this!
Congrats!
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06/12/2006 04:53:32 PM
Congratulations on your blue ribbon! Great idea.
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06/12/2006 12:04:27 PM
Great shot - congratulations on your blue ribbon. I figured this would finish near the top of the pile. :-)
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06/12/2006 10:52:07 AM
Great idea and well executed. Way to go!
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06/12/2006 10:18:35 AM
Not only do I love the image, but I love the gray "color" scheme you have going on in that room. Gives me ideas.... :oD
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06/12/2006 08:43:21 AM
Well deserved. Excellent idea, and executed very well.
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06/12/2006 07:50:35 AM
Congratulations on a ribbon well deserved! The lighting on this shot was perfect.
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06/12/2006 07:46:40 AM
Well deserved ribbon ! Congratulations !
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06/12/2006 06:59:58 AM
Many congrats, a well deserved blue ;)
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06/12/2006 04:54:00 AM
great result...well done and congrats on the ribbon
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06/12/2006 04:47:43 AM
I love this shot, something about it just makes it jump!

Well done!
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06/12/2006 03:25:06 AM
Great Idea!
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06/12/2006 03:07:20 AM
Valera, congrats on another Blue with a striking red dress!
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06/12/2006 12:58:01 AM
Way to think inside the box (room) Valeriy. Congratulations!
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06/12/2006 12:53:07 AM
Congratulations! Great image!
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06/12/2006 12:39:30 AM
Congratulations on your outstanding photo; it is sublime.
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06/12/2006 12:37:40 AM
The lines in this shot, the colours, the angle, are all perfect. Congratulations on your blue ribbon.
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06/12/2006 12:28:55 AM
really great shot...congrats on the blue!
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06/12/2006 12:24:45 AM
Congrats on the Blue.
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06/12/2006 12:18:19 AM
Creative story telling at it's best, well done and congrats.
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06/12/2006 12:09:06 AM
Congratulations! I'm really glad this placed so well, worth every bit of the blue :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/11/2006 11:29:09 PM
Splenid image. Perfect for theme, very nicely composed and lit photo. Top5 fave.
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06/11/2006 11:11:54 PM
My top pick...and I am no fan of selective desaturation. It really works here, though. Beautiful lighting and composition. With its emotive content this image has a life outside the confines of this challenge.
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06/11/2006 11:08:36 PM
Nice!
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06/11/2006 10:45:51 PM
very nice. One of my picks - 10!
Nice lighting, lines, texture, subject in the perfect place.
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06/11/2006 10:17:17 PM
My favourite in this challenge, very nice details. Interesting composition but I wish the top of the door wasn't cut.
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06/11/2006 10:12:35 PM
Nice use of lighting. I like how the light leads to the dress. And the bright red really stands out.
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06/11/2006 10:04:27 PM
This is one I really like. Simple and to the point. The light through the door lighting up the dress works really well. Good luck in the challenge!
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06/11/2006 07:58:26 PM
I really like the set up of this shot.
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06/11/2006 07:33:16 PM
Good time to use this technique; nice job with the lighting and angles. For some reason, I think your "message" might come across better if the dress were some color other than a passionate red, maybe mourning purple or some othe "cold" color.
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06/10/2006 11:38:04 PM
great idea...... great feel to it! Nice job. 10
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06/10/2006 05:51:52 PM
Love it!
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06/10/2006 02:39:40 PM
Very effective!
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06/10/2006 08:16:24 AM
That's a great shot! 10
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06/10/2006 08:08:29 AM
Nice composition and color choice
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06/09/2006 07:38:59 PM
Great contrast and use of natural lighting.
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06/09/2006 02:33:47 PM
excellent
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06/09/2006 01:20:26 PM
Very nice, artistic and simple.
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06/09/2006 08:13:55 AM
perfect adn well executed. awesome black and gray and bright white and red. The only reason I wouldn't give it a ten, is that in my own mind I don't see it as a extraordinary photographic achievement, its a great technique that would work just as well on film. That being said, you still get a ten because its as good as anything else in the challenge, and much better than anything I could do; good luck.
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06/09/2006 07:37:28 AM
Good use of the colour and desat.
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06/09/2006 12:46:27 AM
I think this is a very good use of light, shadows and lines. I think it was very well thought out. Nice job.
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06/08/2006 10:47:18 PM
One of my favorites of the challenge. It's very simple, but the way it's processed and the use of light makes it very powerful. 9 from me. :)
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06/08/2006 10:14:45 PM
Love the splash of color and the clear visual storytelling. I would have flipped the image horizontally to put the red "finale" at the end, but one of my top picks nonetheless. 9
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06/08/2006 08:41:16 PM
I really enjoy this shot, interesting composition I love the creative use of the light from door. 7
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06/08/2006 11:35:07 AM
Great photo, I like the comp, shadows, and how the light enters through the door. red dress adds nice contrast.
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06/08/2006 07:21:01 AM
I like the concept and it has been well exectuted. I pasticularly like the colour contrast.
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06/08/2006 03:23:02 AM
not totally enthused with the title (lacks a certain subtlety!) but the image itself is wonderfully composed and expertly presented. you've given a bona fide excuse for selective desat, which i feel is more often than not used totally wrongly. it works GLORiously here. every detail / element is perfectly positioned and treated - the light from the door, the door, the way the hanger appears to be floating. it gives the impression that you took a lot of care and attention to get this shot just so. easily one of my favourites this week. 10.
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06/07/2006 06:27:09 PM
I think this will do very well. Good lighting, subject and selective desat. I would have been tempted to clone out the power points on the walls and maybe crop a little tigher at the bottom, that's just nitpicking :-)
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06/07/2006 05:43:54 PM
very nice work in using light and shadows to emphasize your subject
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06/07/2006 01:07:24 PM
Fantastic in all respects.
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06/07/2006 09:12:51 AM
great. the light , the dress the texture ... nice job
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06/06/2006 10:03:12 PM
I like how the light highlights the dress in the photo--great photo. Nice colors and texture/tones also. It contains nice emotion in the message of the photo as well...you can just imagine the wife/girlfriend, etc having left and leaving the dress behind.
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06/06/2006 09:22:01 PM
Original idea and lighting.
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06/06/2006 06:31:45 AM
slick idea. the processing works for me.
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06/05/2006 10:32:23 PM
Great photo, conveyes the title really well.
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06/05/2006 09:21:01 PM
Interesting take, like the lighting an duo-tone wall
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06/05/2006 08:56:56 PM
the concept is good the eye goes to the red but then to the corner just feel a slightly different angle might be better only my opinion 6
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06/05/2006 08:54:55 PM
I am not voting, unfortunately, I don't have time to go through the whole challenge. But I was curious to see the submissions and yours is just fantastic. I love the selected desat, the light and shadow play and the hues of the walls and door. Not to mention the story the image tells. I hope you place high in the challenge! :)
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06/05/2006 07:07:07 PM
Very VERY cool shot :) good job :)
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06/05/2006 05:01:59 PM
A clever use of the light,like the concept....
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06/05/2006 04:18:14 PM
Spectacular shot!!! Great composition, and specially the idea to put the color dress in a black and white room. I love it.
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06/05/2006 03:37:45 PM
The best lighting in the challenge.10
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06/05/2006 03:20:07 PM
YES. my first (and only?) 10. Congrats.Great concept and execution.
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06/05/2006 03:00:07 PM
Love the strong lines. The selective desat. works really well. Fantastic composition and lighting. My favourite in this challenge.
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06/05/2006 01:44:51 PM
nice! desat works here!
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06/05/2006 12:49:30 PM
LOVE this one ! The light and composition are perfect. The red dress really adds interest and drama. Nice job !
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06/05/2006 12:42:28 PM
My favourite of the challenge, beautiful use of lighting. Red is a perfect colour for the dress. You are very creative.
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06/05/2006 08:18:37 AM
Interesting concept. I considered something like this but couldn't carry it off. I like the light peeking through the crack in the door. The single red of the dress makes for nice impact.
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06/05/2006 07:09:53 AM
great idea .... the use of light is brilliant and the still-life emotion is there. Successful image.
9
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06/05/2006 06:00:46 AM
I thought about using a dress on a hanger and then worried the DNMC nazis would get me for taking 2 items into the room! Neat treatment here - I like the light just showing through the door.
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06/05/2006 03:00:37 AM
great...really meets challenge
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06/05/2006 01:49:47 AM
Awesome shot. 9
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06/05/2006 01:25:18 AM
What a sad commentary on a gown woman! ;) Or could it be an advertisement for the Red Light district... X) Sorry...Bad Pun!
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06/05/2006 01:23:14 AM
ooo, I like the red and B&W, and the composition, lighting, awesome pic! 10
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06/05/2006 12:35:49 AM
Damn! I LOVE it! 10
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