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The last door
The last door
Valdo


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Challenge: Where's Waldo? III (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Panteón de Belén
Date: Jun 23, 2007
Aperture: F/10
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/8s
Galleries: Cityscape
Date Uploaded: Jun 24, 2007

People seemed interested about the location, so here a bit more information.


Well, it is an old graveyard (cemetery) in Guadalajara, Mexico. It is best known as "Panteón de Belén" and many of the gravestones are dated in the 1800s. Many wedding photographers use this location as it could be very nice and interesting at the same time. People commented on the level of decay, this is because it is being restored and it is closed to the public hence no body is cleaning in certain areas... I got special access ;)

I will try to post more pics from this graveyard as it is quite special, you'll see.

Thanks again and sorry for the lenghty post.

Statistics
Place: 15 out of 150
Avg (all users): 6.5909
Avg (commenters): 7.4074
Avg (participants): 6.2857
Avg (non-participants): 6.7333
Views since voting: 1308
Views during voting: 365
Votes: 198
Comments: 31
Favorites: 2 (view)


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09/25/2007 04:50:34 PM
What an amazing photo. Very haunting. Love the BW tones and the textures. Tons of atmosphere!
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07/09/2007 04:27:39 PM
hey back ivan !! .. and congratulations on this excellent photograph a 15th place ... i love your processing on this ..:)
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07/04/2007 03:06:11 PM
Like something from a distant land! A most interesting entry and Congratulations on your top 20 finish.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/01/2007 08:49:08 PM
Cryptic! Nice title.
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07/01/2007 12:39:15 AM
Looking forward to finding out where this photo was taken.
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06/30/2007 10:24:57 AM
Good work. He is visible but still well hidden.
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06/30/2007 07:40:22 AM
Love the textures and the black and white.
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06/29/2007 10:58:55 PM
beautiful shot, great mood
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06/29/2007 07:14:25 PM
Waldo is on the left after the third pole. I love the title. At first I thought it refered to the door at the far end but, then realized these were headstone which gives quite a bit more meaning to the title imo. Very creative.
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06/29/2007 06:44:22 PM
Now this is a great setting, I can see lots of images being taken here, so much character! And speaking of characters, 'Waldo' is nicely hidden, personally though, I think I would have had them wear a dark shirt. JMO. I like it though. :)
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06/29/2007 01:04:16 AM
I'm wondering how many people are looking at the 'last door' and not finding 'Waldo' and then scoring low before moving on. I hope not too many I just thought it might be a possiblity knowing some people's attention spans are not that long. But, I see 'Waldo' is actually hiding between the columns. Nice job, it's very haunting! 10
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06/28/2007 08:19:48 AM
wonderful contrasty b/w with a nice mix of highlight and shadow and tone to give this interesting scene a dramatic appearence. Waldo well placed
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06/27/2007 11:42:43 PM
good one. the composition and light are great.
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06/27/2007 04:25:25 PM
Very nice grain and noise which adds to the subject of the image without overpowering it, theres a good sense of decay and looking at the picture I want to know more about it and what lies both on the wall and beyond the pillars (and the inward looking Waldo of course)
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06/27/2007 03:47:34 PM
Seems rather creepy to have some of those whaddyacallem (storage areas for urns) appear open, never mind that old door :::shudder::: I think Waldo should turn around and leave before his name gets carved on one of those blank stones!
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06/27/2007 12:04:33 PM
Nice bright contrasts - good shot!
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06/27/2007 11:54:45 AM
nice use of texture here
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06/27/2007 02:19:55 AM
I'm guessing this is some mausoleum...
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06/26/2007 03:09:45 PM
Very subtle. It seems a bit contrasty which gives it a grainy look, but I think it might work for the "mood" of this shot.
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06/26/2007 12:02:22 PM
very nice to see so many details. b + w works well.
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06/26/2007 11:53:40 AM
This shot makes me want to walk in there, to that door, and open it, reading along the way, stopping to take in what is written, considering the blank spaces as well as those with writing. Are they tombstones? Is it really in such disrepair, with rubble lying on the ground? Wonderful conversion, great lights and darks, and subtlety throughout. 10.
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06/25/2007 07:44:18 PM
Great textures. Could use some darker tones in spots. Curios to know where this is.
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06/25/2007 07:28:55 PM
Wow, what an intriguing ruined old building. The b&w conversion gives a good harsh edge to it. Well done :)
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06/25/2007 02:21:54 PM
beautiful shot. great work with the B&W, great contrast, wonderful texture, and waldo (waldette?) is hidden just the right amount.

bump to 10.
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06/25/2007 02:00:57 PM
Love the texture and perspective in this photo
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06/25/2007 09:42:25 AM
Really like the composition and where you hid waldo. The B&W conversion is very nice for what looks like some very difficult lighting. Nice work.
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06/25/2007 09:01:46 AM
Terrific setting. Nice job of hide and seek.
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06/25/2007 08:57:13 AM
Great tones.
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06/25/2007 08:33:57 AM
Spotted her (him) - well placed, and an interesting, appealing photograph.
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06/25/2007 12:14:51 AM
well hidden...a good composition overall
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06/25/2007 12:14:14 AM
Beautiful!
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