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For Sale: Previously Loved Chair Needs Good Home
For Sale: Previously Loved Chair Needs Good Home

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Challenge: Furniture II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Location: Essex, CA
Date: May 4, 2009
Aperture: f/16
ISO: 100
Shutter: 41.5 sec total
Galleries: High Dynamic Range (HDR)
Date Uploaded: May 6, 2009

Took the shots that make up this HDR on a photo road trip with my girlfriend ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' desertsnail. These were taken in an abandoned house near Essex, CA. If you're ever in the area, steer clear of the main part of town as there is an angry old man that yells at you and tries to make trouble if you're taking photos of the old buildings...

7 exposures combined using Photomatix Pro, opened in RAW for further adjustments, then final tweaks in Photoshop. I didn't even know what the Member challenge was when I shot this, but just happened to have it from the trip and saw that it would fit the challenge. I have NO clue how well this will do...

Place: 12 out of 98
Avg (all users): 6.0840
Avg (commenters): 6.8750
Avg (participants): 5.8333
Avg (non-participants): 6.2208
Views since voting: 1392
Views during voting: 287
Votes: 119
Comments: 13
Favorites: 2 (view)

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05/22/2009 11:55:05 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club

First of all, let me congratulate you on getting twelfth place in this challenge, well done.

I'll be honest I gave this a 6. Probably I was hovering between a 6 & 7, but I think the blown out highlights did spoil it a little bit, so I ended up with a 6.

The HDR is very well done, but has left the image with a slight soft feeling, as one of the commenters noticed.

Overall I think this a good photo for the challenge. How lucky that you happened upon it within the right time frame.


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05/19/2009 01:33:47 AM
What a place, lost in history I see, and the editing works for the subject(s)
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05/18/2009 12:07:07 PM
Pissin' off the locals for the challenge, eh? LOL!!! Nicely done!
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05/18/2009 06:40:10 AM
Nice find, and it's good to see your photos here again. Love the plumbing job in this place : )
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/13/2009 01:31:01 PM
I like the tones rendered here by what I assume was Topaz. The composition is not totally leading my eye though. Maybe just a bit on the busy side for this pixel size. Not totally sure.
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05/12/2009 09:28:32 PM
10, ten, 10 incredible shot!
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05/12/2009 04:01:51 PM
Ewe this is a great place to shoot. Love the blue tint.
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05/12/2009 12:19:43 PM
Was there no way you could have framed out that darned hot spot? This image is soooo close but is really hurt by that beam of blasting light and the resultant lack of contrast in the rest of the image.
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05/12/2009 11:02:31 AM
i like the color in the shot. its creative.
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05/11/2009 10:35:20 PM
LIke the atmosphere. Wonder if it could have been done without the burnout.
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05/11/2009 01:53:50 PM
i like it but it's just too soft
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05/11/2009 01:46:38 AM
I like the HDR in this...I don't usually like the plasticky look in some HDR shots, but this works well to a great effect 8
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05/11/2009 12:20:51 AM
I love it
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