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Which way to go?
Which way to go?
hajeka


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Challenge: Hidden Gem -- 1,000th Challenge! (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: 2009
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Location: Zaandam (NL)
Date: Feb 28, 2009
Aperture: f/11.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 6s,15s,30 s
Date Uploaded: Mar 4, 2009

Too late for the feb'09 FS (no time for editing). Made in a cellar of an old munition factory.

Composed out of 3 images with 3 different kind of exposures.

Statistics
Place: 869 out of 1129
Avg (all users): 5.0815
Avg (commenters): 5.6176
Avg (participants): 5.0902
Avg (non-participants): 5.0390
Views since voting: 576
Views during voting: 609
Votes: 454
Comments: 36
Favorites: 0


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/17/2009 10:20:52 PM
Nice use of darks and lights and opposing lines.
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03/17/2009 06:20:08 PM
Very plain, I think it would pop more in black and white.
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03/17/2009 11:13:12 AM
Good simple shot.
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03/17/2009 10:12:49 AM
Reminds me of some horror movies... "No... don't go down the stairs". Why do they always have to go down the stairs??? :)
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03/17/2009 07:33:02 AM
okay so you tried to capture a common thing in a different way... the banister could be complete though and maybe the last step as well . its nice post processed but the idea itself didnt do it for me ... I give just four sorry ;)


good luck though

cheers ;D
brano
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03/16/2009 10:54:16 PM
Up. Good lighting in the well. Shadow is good.
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03/16/2009 09:56:41 PM
How many times had he parked his car in this garage? How many countless days and months and years since he had bought a small apartment in this building? It was many, he knew, and he'd never felt like this before.

He tried to laugh it off, and took another step towards the staircase that he had traversed so many times before, but he found that he simply couldn't do it. Couldn't take that step, because he was suddenly terrified.

He couldn't explain why, and he slapped himself and pinched himself and told himself that it was stupid and silly and moronic. Just get up the stairs and go home and grab a finger of brandy, and forget this already. Stop being a little girl!

Yet nothing he could say to himself, either out loud, or in his head, helped in the slightest. He was rooted to that spot, staring at the stairs and at that space underneath. A space he knew was empty because he had just approached from the other direction not a moment before.

But he knew that for some reason, it was different now. For some reason, as he had passed some kind of silent threshold, some kind of hidden barrier, that something had changed. That space wasn't empty now. He didn't know how he knew, but he knew.

Just then, a small whisper came from that place that he stared so intently at, his eyes now hurting from the strain, and that whisper caused his body to shiver violently, and his bladder released, and a tortured moan came from deep within his chest, yet still he stood there. He was beyond panic and flight. Beyond even attempting to tell himself that it was all just his mind, all just a silly anxiety attack.

As he moaned, a shadow fell, and it fell against the light (that isn't possible! a small, but dying, part of his brain shouted) and it began to advance, and the whisper grew louder and more intense, though it said nothing that he could understand. He began to cry now, and his legs threatened to give out from under him, yet still he stood.

The whisper then turned to a piercing shriek, and the shadow grew until it masked all the light around him and it came from under the stairs, and it was cold, and it was darker than the blackest night, and as it engulfed him entire, the last thing he saw, floating in the blackness, were two piercing points of sickly green light that wavered and dripped and were utterly evil.

Then, he knew no more.

And it fed.
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03/16/2009 09:02:21 PM
Up,... always up to the light and the virtual ribbons! Only despair lies below.
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03/16/2009 10:36:49 AM
Nice composition, nice lighting and textures.
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03/16/2009 01:33:27 AM
A simple yet effective image, the lighting captured is excellent.
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03/15/2009 08:53:33 PM
Very moody
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03/15/2009 04:11:07 PM
a bit borring - 5
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03/15/2009 03:36:21 PM
Simple composition with an idea that seems stronger than the subject.
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03/15/2009 12:00:59 PM
Good diagonal lines.
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03/15/2009 12:00:07 PM
Nice mystery, very nice composition
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03/15/2009 11:00:44 AM
I like photos of things that most people don't photograph such as this. Nice and sharp but I think if you cropped out the really bright part at the top it would have been even better.
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03/15/2009 10:41:26 AM
nice light and shadows
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03/14/2009 05:11:41 PM
Strong lighting and geometric elements.
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03/14/2009 05:23:31 AM
What a dilemma!
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03/13/2009 09:12:52 PM
Not resonating with the subject so much but I can't fault the quality of the photo. Technically perfect.
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03/13/2009 03:03:16 PM
I like the way the light plays in this shot
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03/13/2009 11:32:43 AM
The instant I saw this ambivalent, powerful image it went into my high-seeds stack for further review, and now I'm back and liking it as much as ever. It's very powerful and very ambiguous at the same time, not an easy thing to accomplish. I like how the empty space to the left is essentially walled off by the very stairs that might help one rise above the emptiness...
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03/12/2009 07:54:35 PM
Nice and clean shot. great composition.
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03/12/2009 01:16:51 PM
Very empty and lonely
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03/12/2009 12:45:59 PM
Bold architectural statement
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03/11/2009 11:45:22 PM
strong composition and nice lighting IMO.. however I still feel there are opportunities to improve on the highlights especially in the top right portion. 6
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03/11/2009 09:45:43 PM
Simple shot - barren, suggestion to climb or stay where there is nothing.
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03/11/2009 08:17:47 PM
Interesting use of light. Well shot.
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03/11/2009 04:43:50 PM
A little more punch in editing would have given this a bigger score but I still like it a lot.
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03/11/2009 01:30:47 PM
Good use of the natural lighting.
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03/11/2009 12:45:07 PM
Cool shadows
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03/11/2009 05:37:08 AM
I like the lighting and shadows in this,
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03/11/2009 05:35:43 AM
now this is a gem
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03/11/2009 03:18:34 AM
like the lighting subject not so intriguing
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03/11/2009 01:19:55 AM
interesting. I like this very much. thoughtful.
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03/11/2009 12:37:36 AM
can smell the concrete and dust, interesting lighting, really like the shadows
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