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The Tipton Place
3rd PlaceThe Tipton Place
indigo997


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Something Old (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G2
Location: East Tennessee
Date: Jul 30, 2002
Aperture: 2.2
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/6 sec
Galleries: Vintage, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Jul 30, 2002

built in the early 1870s in Cades Cove, Tennessee - now part of the Smoky Mountain National Park
(This cabin can be seen in the movie The Dollmaker)

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 180
Avg (all users): 6.7249
Avg (commenters): 8.1489
Avg (participants): 6.7956
Avg (non-participants): 6.6515
Views since voting: 3825
Votes: 269
Comments: 57
Favorites: 22 (view)


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03/02/2003 12:14:08 PM
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW !
10/15/2002 10:58:00 PM
just saw this image ;) nice work, the fence is awesome for balancing this image. I have to visit Smoky Mountains one of these days.... looks like a gorgeous place.
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08/16/2002 10:56:00 PM
Congratulation!!! This looks so warm and peaceful.....I'd like to go there.
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08/13/2002 06:51:00 PM
Congratulations on your move to third place.I really liked this one!!
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08/13/2002 03:58:00 PM
Yea, Cades Cove!!! I thought that's where it was, but I was afraid of sounding like an idiot. I wanted to get out there, too, but just couldn't get the time!!
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08/13/2002 01:38:00 AM
The camera was set to high contrast and high sharpness which probably isn't the best choice for tightly packed lines like this. I checked the original and it has the same problem so I don't think I sharpened much if any.
This was just one of about a hundred shots that I took in the park that day so I didn't overthink it. I was actually just going around wishing I had a zoom attachment because there were a lot of animals out - even a bear and cubs. I think they liked the cloudy weather. It was really windy and threatening to rain. That was part of the problem with the sky. It was about 7:30pm and getting so dark under the trees that I had to overexpose the sky to show the house.
08/12/2002 01:17:00 AM
I'm happy for you with your excellent score. This is a fine picture and you have reason to be proud. I will tell you what happened to me on this picture. In my first complete round of voting this one was my top pick. I had given it a nine with the idea to make it a 10 when tweaking the vote. When I saw it again lateron in the week, I was really bothered by the lines on the building. It seemed as if the image had been oversharpened. I would like to hear from you whether that was the case. Then I turned the picture into an 8. Sorry :). Anyway, great picture!!! I do think the fence and the colors and the whole setting is just wonderful. My advice: shoot what feels right to YOU. As you well know, one gets a bunch of totally contradictory opinions. So what?!
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08/12/2002 12:45:00 AM
what is the weather condition when you took this shot?... Cloudy?, What time of the day was it?
08/12/2002 12:31:00 AM
YAY! I broke the top 5 :o)
Comments are really interesting. Someone will love the fence and other will find it distracting. One person will like the colors and another will think they're too bright. Someone likes the lighting and someone else thinks it needs a filter. There is obviously not a concensus on what makes a good picture.
I do agree on the composition comments, but the scene isn't perfect in real life either. Just off the bottom of the pic is a paved road. To the left is the opening in the fence, trees, and a covered structure. There really isn't a better place to photograph this cabin from the front.
As for the grass...it's those pesky park service people who went and mowed it. ;oP
 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/11/2002 11:27:00 PM
The colors in this shot are absolutely beautiful. I also _love_ the angle and framing you've chosen, especially with the fence winding across the bottom of the image. Great contrast. Great textures. 8.
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08/11/2002 10:26:00 PM
very nice 'hang up on the wall' photo.
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08/11/2002 08:50:00 PM
Wow, would I like to live there!
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08/11/2002 05:06:00 PM
nicely framed, perhaps the house side is too centered
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08/11/2002 11:04:00 AM
nice shot. good composition. might even be better with some sun
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08/11/2002 02:28:00 AM
This picture makes you want to throw out a blanket and have a picnic on the beautiful green grass and afterward explore the old building. Great job.
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08/11/2002 01:16:00 AM
This is an outstanding photo! Congratulations!
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08/11/2002 12:36:00 AM
it's old and it's nice
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08/10/2002 09:01:00 PM
Nice work, I like this one a lot! Only comment I could make would be the brightness of the sky. A polarizing filter may have helped.
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08/10/2002 07:28:00 PM
Something old. Use your photographic technique to emphasize the age of your subject.
Composition - good. Did you try a vertical crop to remove tree on right and focus on house?
Technical Aspects - quite good
Meets Challenge - yes
Visual Impact / Originality - pretty good
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08/10/2002 03:27:00 PM
This is a beautiful shot, my compliments to the photographer, but it doesn't really accentuate the AGE of the building. I mean, it looks old, but not that old. Love the fence, though.

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08/10/2002 11:05:00 AM
A splendid image. The green is very commanding. The contrast between the green and the structure's earthy tones is brilliant too. Overwhelming resolution too.

After the competition, it may merit cropping the top of the image down a bit to eliminate the open sky portion. The photograph may be more powerful and it may further enhance an already vivid image. Superior work, thank you for submitting it.
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08/09/2002 04:15:00 PM
Very peaceful and great lighting too. 8
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08/09/2002 11:58:00 AM
Good tecnical photo. Unfortunate tree placement bisects the subject.
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08/09/2002 10:20:00 AM
Love the bright, lush colors. The fence effectively pulls my eye into the photo and frames it nicely, the angle of the house gives it depth...even though it's old, it is still welcoming! Nice work.
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08/08/2002 10:53:00 PM
very appealing photo. Thank you for not cropping it any closer. too bad the grass looks so newly mowed
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08/08/2002 05:31:00 PM
This is a beautiful setting! (Seems a little overly green, is that just me?) Nice job! (needed a break from commenting the 6's) I can't think of any suggestions to improve this shot, so I'm raising your score from a 9 (first impression was very good!) to a 10 (lasting impression equally good or better!) Swash
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08/08/2002 08:44:00 AM
I cant help feeling that this would be better with the houuse in the top right of the frame, bringing in the fence as a compositional element. Nice colours.
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08/08/2002 07:02:00 AM
This is a great shot. I like the fence – don't ask me why, I think it's a subliminal influence. It's great on the eye, makes the place inviting and friendly. The whole image has a hidden tranquillity; I can't help imaging myself sitting on that porch relaxing with a glass of wine… (10)
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08/07/2002 08:59:00 PM
I can't see any flaws. The crop is perfect. The subject and the angle couldn't be better. REALLY nice job ! Perfect 10 ! Shiiizzzam
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08/07/2002 02:09:00 PM
such vibrant color
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08/07/2002 12:22:00 PM
I realy like the greens and browns of this picture. I am not all that comfortable with the composition, in my opinion the main porch should be facing onto the picture and that would place the striking wood siding on the right third for a more pleasing composition.
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08/07/2002 10:48:00 AM
This is beautiful work... the lighting is SUPERB. In my local camera club, this photo would get pounded because of the fence. These people in my club feel that a landscape photo needs a path or entrance for the viewer to walk into the scene. They feel that objects blocking that 'entrance' path are not a good thing... anyway.. that's them.. i don' t feel that way :) The mood of this photo makes me very comfortable... I can just imagine myself standing here on a cool mountain morning... about 65 degrees outside... I love this photo... it gets a 10 this week... good work :) - jmsetzler
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08/07/2002 07:42:00 AM
A beautiful picture. The green of the leaves and the grass is very appealing.
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08/07/2002 12:10:00 AM
I especially like the fence...goes with the old building. The green is a good contrast..new and old.
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08/06/2002 06:34:00 PM
The scene is very warm and inviting. It has that "old New England" feel to it. Well done.
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08/06/2002 05:37:00 PM
I like your colors and the detail of the wood. I think it would seem more balanced if the house were in the right side of the frame instead of the left.
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08/06/2002 04:59:00 PM
Nice landscape shot. Are you focusing on the age of the fence or of the house? It should be easy to tell.
08/06/2002 04:32:00 PM
This is really nice. Greens are nicely sturated as are the reds in the wood of the house. The fence running through the foreground provides a nice break from the mostly green frame around the house.
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08/06/2002 04:30:00 PM
I would hang this on my wall...I might have cropped it at the top a bit more though. Just a thought....9
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08/06/2002 02:44:00 PM
good vibrant green color.
08/06/2002 12:16:00 PM
Really nice, great lighting and clearity.
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08/06/2002 12:11:00 AM
this photo is phenomenal. a superb effort. ~mcmurma
Aesthetics...10
Meets Challenge...10
Overall...10
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08/05/2002 09:52:00 PM
nice house
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08/05/2002 08:42:00 PM
I like it. Really nice colors; nice effect. It's good to see that you didn't go overboard on the sharpness, like some people will likely suggest. The fence in front is a bit distracting. (7).
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08/05/2002 02:13:00 PM
This is simply incredible! My favoritie...beautiful...perfect! love the composition...fence in the foreground is great! 10 Lisa
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08/05/2002 01:33:00 PM
I'm so glad you included the fence. It really adds a lot. A very nice photo
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08/05/2002 01:16:00 PM
i like the arrangemet of trees framing your pic. maybe the grass shouldnt have been cut to give it an older look...does someone live here?
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08/05/2002 12:26:00 PM
Really nice composure and ballance!!!!
08/05/2002 12:03:00 PM
very nice. The detail and color are great. The angle is also nice.
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08/05/2002 11:44:00 AM
Great Color. This is a picture I want to keep looking at.
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08/05/2002 10:51:00 AM
This is lovely and peaceful looking. Great job, I would hang it on my wall any day! 10
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08/05/2002 10:39:00 AM
The lighting here is great, you must have taken this on an overcast day. I like the textures as well.
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08/05/2002 10:35:00 AM
Would have liked to have seen the house framed by trees in the shot...
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08/05/2002 10:24:00 AM
very serene, looks peaceful
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08/05/2002 03:42:00 AM
Beautiful image; great composition and colors. Love how you cropped the fence; it gives wonderful rhythm to the image. Very peaceful and a delight to look at this image. Definitely will revisit this one lateron.
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08/05/2002 02:33:00 AM
Nice :)
08/05/2002 02:04:00 AM
Beautiful place. The green is a little bright for me.
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