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When Water Breaks Free.......
When Water Breaks Free.......

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Challenge: Desolation II (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
Location: New Orleans - Lower 9th Ward
Date: Jun 14, 2006
Date Uploaded: Jun 18, 2006


Place: 76 out of 197
Avg (all users): 5.7872
Avg (commenters): 7.2000
Avg (participants): 5.4146
Avg (non-participants): 6.0755
Views since voting: 618
Views during voting: 275
Votes: 188
Comments: 17
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/25/2006 11:09:33 PM
all to familiar to us in the South. Good image.
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06/25/2006 11:08:21 PM
Man, great image of flood damage, really fits the challenge.
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06/25/2006 09:15:05 PM
Good choice of content. I'm feeling like you need to crop in from the left. The tall tree is framing the building nicely, but then you have this gap of blue sky that holds the eye and keeps it from focusing on the house. On location, moving closer and to the right would help. This is also a good candidate for some more post processing. Looks like it is straight out of the camera.
Boost the contrast. Darken the corners, particularly in the sky.
good work.
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06/25/2006 05:15:32 PM
Brings me to tears
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06/25/2006 03:55:12 PM
Personally I'd have bumped up the contrast a bit more. (Apparently) low angle works well for this scene.
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06/25/2006 02:58:24 PM
i would have liked to see the steps the main subject in the forground with destroyed house in the backgruond. the trash in the forground is destracting.
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06/25/2006 02:13:37 PM
Wow, what devastation. Certainly meets the theme, good composition as well to show more elements around the house and not just the house itself. And the tree standing tall there sort of represents nature's triumph over man, don't you think?
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06/25/2006 09:25:55 AM
one of the most destructive forces of nature. nice capture.
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06/24/2006 08:49:25 PM
This captures the word to a tee, what a twisted mess of homes and property, how sad for people, to bad they cant choose to live more inland, hard to do i am sure as living waterside is a wonderful thing, but, all things come with risk.
hopefully the rebuilding has started.
You captured this well therefore a high score for you.
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06/23/2006 07:36:50 AM
Oops....now this is damage and abandoned.
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06/23/2006 03:31:29 AM
you have a very interesting scene here, especially with that dismembered house. I would have liked to see this with a more grungier editing treatment maybe...to bring out that darker mood of desolation, to match the surroundings.
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06/22/2006 10:03:13 PM
I already voted a while ago, now I'm back for commenting. I gave this picture a 10. I think it conveys the meaning well. The poor people that lost their homes must be quite desolate!
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06/22/2006 08:00:51 PM
doesn't get much more desolate IMO. 8
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06/20/2006 07:33:44 PM
Perhaps a different angle would have added a bit more drama
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06/20/2006 08:35:12 AM
This could've been a nice photo if it got away from that 'snapshot' feel. It does not appear to have had much work in it, and that hurts it. Next time, try a different angle; the left part of the picture (sky and trees) do not add anything really, and could've been left out of the photo entirely.
06/19/2006 04:16:03 PM
Ah, what a very sad image. It's impossible to imagine what it must feel like to lose a home this way. You've done a good job of portraying it in such a way that I can in any case come closer to imagining the horror and sadness of such a catastrophe. I'm so glad you didn't clone out the telephone wires. The stairs, sitting there without a house could have a poem written about them.
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06/19/2006 09:32:08 AM
This does say desolation. Good decision to enter this one. I wonder if a little processing could have boosted it.
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