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Challenge: Duotones III (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 28-200 f/3.5 - 5.6 USM
Date: Nov 6, 2007
Aperture: f/4.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 0.6
Galleries: Black and White
Date Uploaded: Nov 8, 2007

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Statistics
Place: 92 out of 295
Avg (all users): 5.9097
Avg (commenters): 6.8333
Avg (participants): 5.7300
Avg (non-participants): 6.2364
Views since voting: 932
Views during voting: 216
Votes: 155
Comments: 14
Favorites: 2 (view)


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01/06/2008 08:41:28 AM
Initial thoughts
An intriguing location that no doubt has an interesting history.

Composition/ Content
This image is reminiscent of the glamour days of Hollywood movies when sensational men and women lived life to the full! Wouldn’t it be interesting to spend an evening here?

Compositionally, I like the corner viewpoint placing the neon sign and the strong vertical pillar on a third. But the horizontal line of that sign/ frontage seems to split the image in half rather strangely.

I find myself drawn more to the details above the sign than below but they are too shrouded in darkness to make out well.

Any negatives?
I usually quite like high contrast images but I the shadows in this image are slightly too extensive and hide much detail that might be of interest.

My Opinion On The Photo
An interesting subject matter and reasonably strong composition and good choice of duotone colour too. Overall though, it’s not one of those images I feel I want to return to again and again as the subject matter is just not interesting enough.
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12/07/2007 12:44:19 AM
This place looks very inviting. I like it. The photo seems a bit harsh in some spots. Looks like the processing to me. Try to leave this alone except for some dodge/burn. Boost your ISO to 500-1000 or so to avoid going to a slow shutter. Then take shutter and set to about 1/80 sec. You should have ribbon winning results.

Message edited by author 2007-12-07 00:44:40.
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11/19/2007 11:09:26 AM
I really love this photo. I expected it to be way way up near the top. It has such a dramatic, moody feel to it.

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11/19/2007 10:22:01 AM
Another one of your great building shots! You did a magnificent job of catching the lighting in all the right places. I love that the drum is highlighted as well. Great job and I am glad to see your camera is working! :)
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11/19/2007 06:59:12 AM
Excellent image - one of my favorites from the challenge. I love the dark and moody city type feel this image creates. Great work.
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11/19/2007 06:58:10 AM
Wow, I did not know this was yours. I gave it a 10 and chose it as my fav for a ribbon. Outstanding work!
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11/19/2007 04:45:05 AM
The rose colored tone you chose REALLY works nicely for this. One often thinks of jazz as "blue" but it's much warmer and richer than that. Nice work!
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11/19/2007 12:39:17 AM
What an interesting picture. It looks like it came right out of the 40s.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/16/2007 03:22:04 PM
Good composition, desolate feeling
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11/13/2007 01:44:29 PM
The only thing missing is a James Dean look-alike smoking a cigarette by the front door. Love the mood of this image.
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11/13/2007 07:36:36 AM
Absolutely gorgeous tones and composition.
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11/12/2007 09:14:33 AM
Very nice city shot and great job on the duotones.
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11/12/2007 07:18:10 AM
A title that makes the schoolboy side of me giggle and giggle (and which is far to saucy to explain).

Fantastic duotone, that makes me feel like I have stepped back in time to the 1960's

I love the effect that the lighting has created here. It is almost simultaneous low and high key

Great shot
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11/12/2007 02:13:40 AM
I like the deep red
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