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Abandoned into the Wasteland
3rd PlaceAbandoned into the Wasteland
JaimeVinas


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Abandoned Buildings II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM
Date: Jan 14, 2008
Galleries: Architecture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jan 14, 2008

Thanks everyone for voting on this shot during the challenge. Also I would like to thank those who left me the comments during and after the challenge.

There was one question on how I accomplshed such a dramatic sky. The clouds were already like this, however I managed to make it more dramatic by converting it to black and white then making the blues and cyans in this shot very dark (close to black) and the reds, yellows very light. I might have turned the greens close to black too, but I cant recall. Then finally making it sepia. I debated on which to choose the B&W or sepia. Sepia won because it made the shot more dramatic for me.
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Once again, thanks for the votes and comments.

Jaime

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 257
Avg (all users): 7.0586
Avg (commenters): 8.1500
Avg (participants): 6.9780
Avg (non-participants): 7.1030
Views since voting: 8947
Views during voting: 486
Votes: 256
Comments: 60
Favorites: 13 (view)


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05/14/2008 10:53:58 PM
I am curious where that shot was taken. Looks like some of the flat crop fields I see when visiting my parents in Aransas Pass. Awesome shot, really well done.
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02/14/2008 03:26:17 PM
congratulations on an amazingly dramatic image .. excellent photograph and brilliant process .. 3 out'v 250 aint bad !!!.. lol ..:)
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01/28/2008 09:54:33 AM
This picture is amazing.
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01/27/2008 12:03:29 AM
Congratulations on your first ribbon and first 7! Very nice shot.
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01/25/2008 03:33:30 PM
Congrats on your first (of many ) ribbon. I am glad you chose the sepia ... it adds to the old feel of the shot.
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01/25/2008 09:39:32 AM
Very well done Jamie, I think you obviously made the right choice, congratualtions on your ribbon!
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01/25/2008 09:03:44 AM
Great job. I think you picked the right one!

Congratulations on the ribbon.
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01/25/2008 02:26:50 AM
Yahoo! Congrats on lots of firsts: first ribbon, personal best score ...
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01/25/2008 12:40:04 AM
Originally posted by Judi:

Congratulations on third place...about time you got a ribbon!


Totally agree Jaime...an a PB as well...next red, then a blue...all the best. Beautiful work
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01/24/2008 07:42:57 AM
Congrats on the third place!
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01/23/2008 01:53:45 PM
kudos to you on your first ribbon Jaime, I knew it was only a matter of time
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01/23/2008 12:51:48 PM
Absolutely beautiful!! Many Congrats
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01/23/2008 12:01:01 PM
Just reeks of abandonment, doesn't it? Congrats on first ribbon!
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01/23/2008 11:07:33 AM
Congrats on your 1st ribbon, your first 7+ and a PB!

Another Houstonian joins the ribbon club!
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01/23/2008 10:43:14 AM
Congrats man! Fantastic image!
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01/23/2008 10:19:30 AM
dude, congrats on the ribbon and on you first 7+, way to go
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01/23/2008 09:53:49 AM
This was my only 10 rating. Congrats on 3rd!
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01/23/2008 09:21:12 AM
Terrific processing. Like the sepia. Congrats on the ribbon.
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01/23/2008 07:44:25 AM
Beautiful picture, congrats on your first ribbon!
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01/23/2008 07:32:08 AM
Jaime, MEGA CONGRATULATIONS on your very first ribbon. What a beautiful photo to be in first place in your collection of amazing photos!

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01/23/2008 07:25:43 AM
Congratulations on the ribbon!
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01/23/2008 06:12:42 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon and a new personal best.
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01/23/2008 05:55:50 AM
Congrats on your first (of many to come) ribbon! This is excellent - one of my favorites in the challenge.
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01/23/2008 04:45:22 AM
Congrats Jaime, first overdue ribbon and a nice 7+
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01/23/2008 03:40:22 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon and PB with this gorgeous shot, Jaime.
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01/23/2008 01:47:56 AM
Way to go Jamie, Congrats. Yellow! Ribbon that is. I am amazed by the sky adding so much drama here.
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01/23/2008 01:15:30 AM
Awesome Jaime! Congrats!
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01/23/2008 12:58:27 AM
Personal Best, broke into 7 and got a ribbon! Does it get better than that? Congratulations!
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01/23/2008 12:54:43 AM
this was one of my favorites. congrats!
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01/23/2008 12:36:35 AM
Beautiful image Jaime. Glad to see you got a ribbon for this!
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01/23/2008 12:20:14 AM
Beautiful tone and details. Congratulations on your ribbon!
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01/23/2008 12:17:04 AM
Congratulations on third place...about time you got a ribbon!
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01/23/2008 12:07:25 AM
congratulations on this well deserved 1st ribbon Jaime!!
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01/23/2008 12:05:06 AM
congratulations on your first ribbon and new PB.
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01/23/2008 12:04:32 AM
Ok so your not Setven but the shot is still a great one great work on the ribbon
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/22/2008 08:35:04 PM
I really enjoy this picture. I like the tone and clarity of the image. Plus on the sky effect. Great Picture!
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01/21/2008 07:09:22 PM
Steven is this yours? It looks like your style. I love the angle of the photo nad the motion in the sky. The texture and feel of the building come out beautifuly in the cepa tones. I like the slanting horizon it adds to the movement of the clouds. All around a real nice capture even if it's not Stevens.
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01/20/2008 10:40:22 PM
I'm not much a fan of sepia tone, but I really like the picture overall from the texture of the outside walls to the clouds. I hope it does well.
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01/20/2008 01:36:08 PM
brilliant!
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01/19/2008 03:45:14 PM
Dramatic sky! Great composition too.
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01/19/2008 10:45:31 AM
great use of the house's roof to help enhance the dof. 8
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01/19/2008 07:55:29 AM
These tones work really well with this photo. Great sky too! 8
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01/19/2008 07:11:04 AM
Stunning! Top 10 for sure! 8
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01/19/2008 03:36:44 AM
Building surrounding land definitely abandoned...
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01/18/2008 09:58:39 AM
I love the tones in this.
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01/17/2008 09:57:57 PM
the sky looks awesome
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01/17/2008 07:30:13 PM
Nice Composition. I like the angels, and lack of colors. Contrast is pretty good too.
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01/17/2008 10:48:01 AM
Wow...what a great shot. IMHO, a ribbon for sure. There's a lot of drama here in the clouds but also in the perspective that you've chosen for the building. Additionally, your decision to use monochrome was absolutely the right one. I think that color would have detracted from the wonderful textures. Great job!
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01/17/2008 09:31:15 AM
Good monochrome.. The sky looks awesome.
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01/17/2008 07:12:06 AM
I have to say that this is one of my most favorites in this whole challenge. Good job with the shot.

10
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01/16/2008 04:23:40 PM
Great sky! gives a really nice dramatic effect!
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01/16/2008 03:19:37 PM
Great photo. Certainly feels abandoned
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01/16/2008 02:19:26 PM
I am intrigued as to how you got the sky like that - hope you will let us know once voting is over. The sky definitely makes this shot.
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01/16/2008 02:09:47 PM
looks like a winner to me! love it, my favorite of the lot!
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01/16/2008 01:31:57 PM
All around great work
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01/16/2008 10:45:34 AM
Dramatic sky makes the photo; not sure about the duotone color. Maybe a bluish hue would do better, or at least have a cooler feel to match the photo. It still ranks on the higher side for me. Nice job.
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01/16/2008 02:27:08 AM
beautiful wide angle...love the sky...8
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01/16/2008 12:24:45 AM
i smell a ribbon..
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01/16/2008 12:20:15 AM
Nice shot, love the the sky!
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01/16/2008 12:17:13 AM
Superb editing.
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