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dahkota


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Empty Room (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Tamron SP AF 17-35mm f/2.8-4 Di LD Aspherical IF for Canon
Location: Glenn Dale Hospital
Date: Jun 4, 2006
Aperture: 9
ISO: 400
Shutter: 30 sec
Galleries: Emotive, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Jun 4, 2006

When everything looks truly horrible, life is hitting you from all sides, everthing is bleak; if your lucky, somewhere, a light will shine on your life. Or I like to believe it anyway. This is not the image I went there to take but this is the image I returned with. That often happens in life, yes?

I like this one a lot so I really don't care of the DNMC people who think there is more than 1 thing in the room. And I don't care of the un-calibrated monitor people who say its too dark. I'm going to frame it so I can look at every time life gets a little dark.

Well, when I went to edit this image, I figured out that my CS was 'broken' and would not allow me to mask. Rebooting the system fixed nothing so I gave up. Editing consisted of converting from raw, curves, shapen, resize with border, save for web.

Thanks in advance to anyone who might enjoy this image.


Statistics
Place: 44 out of 114
Avg (all users): 5.7283
Avg (commenters): 7.0625
Avg (participants): 5.4722
Avg (non-participants): 5.8297
Views since voting: 738
Views during voting: 418
Votes: 254
Comments: 21
Favorites: 4 (view)


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06/14/2006 04:43:34 PM
Hi dahkota, it's been a while since I've been active here and I started going through some of my favorite photographer portfolios and came across this little gem. Personally I think this is a very powerful image and accomplishes exactly what you had hoped it would accomplish (at least for me). Where did you find this perfect little room? I love the image and all that it represents, for me it's not too dark at all. It would be nice to see a reshoot of this that wasn't DPC "legal". What I mean is, I would enjoy seeing a composite that exposes for the candle blended with the current exposure you have for the room. The candle seems a bit "hot" in this image, and a composite would give more detail to the candle and soften the image a little bit. That's just personal taste though.... Great shot!!!
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06/12/2006 12:33:13 AM
This was robbed! It is a fantastic image and meets the challenge perfectly. Great emotion, texture and composition.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/11/2006 11:02:47 PM
I really like this picture - a bit messy for an empty room, but that is accepted. Nice light, shades, color tones as well
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06/11/2006 10:36:28 PM
It's mysterious but creepy. I wish that the picture was just a little bit lighter, or maybe some dodging on the ceiling could be done (or is it just my screen?). Overall, it's very nicely composed and I like the tones.
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06/11/2006 08:02:19 PM
I like the name, like the light, good shot
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06/10/2006 08:04:03 PM
I really like this one, it looks sinister because of the coloring...yet angelic because of the light rays. It is beautiful.
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06/10/2006 06:23:59 PM
What a sad hope this is. Nice photo though.
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06/09/2006 08:06:00 AM
Great find...I like the candle to light the surrounds.
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06/07/2006 10:32:14 AM
A bit dark but I like the idea
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06/06/2006 08:08:34 PM
Nicely done, emotive and image draws attention to the details.
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06/06/2006 06:49:00 AM
excellent. no clue how this will do, but i like it.
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06/06/2006 06:02:51 AM
interesting and abandoned, pitty that more details are not visible
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06/05/2006 08:02:51 PM
well handled good detail everywhere 8
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06/05/2006 07:13:34 PM
very cool composition :) Nice shot :)
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06/05/2006 05:17:49 PM
very cool
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06/05/2006 04:52:33 PM
Dramatic...
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06/05/2006 10:18:02 AM
Too dark.....
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06/05/2006 08:23:27 AM
Great job. Love the single light source in this one too. The coppery tones make for a great emotive shot. 8
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06/05/2006 07:26:40 AM
Wow! This is a powerful image. I really like it a lot. The lightsource is really cool, and i love what it does to the shadows in this gritty room. I think this is going in my favs :D
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06/05/2006 05:36:22 AM
Great picture :o) Beautiful lightning and what a place..
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06/05/2006 12:22:37 AM
very good title for this
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