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Gloomy Couch
Gloomy Couch

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Challenge: Furniture II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Location: Rochester, NY
Date: May 6, 2009
Aperture: 4
ISO: 1
Shutter: 1/4
Galleries: Urban, Horror
Date Uploaded: May 6, 2009

A scene from the sub-basement of a downtown high rise in my city.

Place: 66 out of 98
Avg (all users): 5.1951
Avg (commenters): 6.0000
Avg (participants): 5.0000
Avg (non-participants): 5.3000
Views since voting: 680
Views during voting: 258
Votes: 123
Comments: 7
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05/24/2009 07:17:46 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

Initial impression: 'Gee, looks like an opening shot for a scene from a SAW movie' - and another commenter saw the resemblance too.

Technical: Lighting is harsh and bleak, which works for this shot. Couch risks being lost in the midground; just barely below the dead centre of the shot.

Artistic: Bleak industrial setting, fluorescent lighting, exposed pipes all juxtapose nicely with the unloved love seat, sitting there awaiting its fate. The dingy colour of the couch blends in very well with the overall scene.

FWIW: I would have cropped out most of the foreground and pulled the couch further away from the wall on the left, to cast a longer shadow and give it a greater sense of isolation. All in all good work, keep shooting!

Feel free to PM me with any questions,

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/13/2009 01:33:11 PM
Maybe needed just a touch of clarify or Topaz to bring out all the nice textures and lighting in this. It does have a nice eye-leading perspective. (No vote, comment only)
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05/12/2009 09:30:41 PM
Great sense of abandonment.
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05/12/2009 12:14:47 PM
I relay like the mood here but it just seems so soft. The grimy industrial vibe is better served by picking up on lots of mid tone contrast, here it is as soft as a pillow.
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05/12/2009 10:57:32 AM
This is more then a gloomy couch! HAha it reminds me of the saw movies!!!
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05/11/2009 01:34:45 AM
I just love this image
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05/11/2009 12:09:11 AM
Interesting shot and lighting. Might've worked better in B&W.
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