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Broken Dream
Broken Dream

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Challenge: Free Study 2009-09 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 17-35mm f/2.8L
Location: Out skirts of Ottawa
Date: Sep 10, 2009
Aperture: 3.5
ISO: 320
Shutter: 1/50
Galleries: Wedding, Horror
Date Uploaded: Sep 30, 2009

This was shot, in an abandoned house. We had to watch our step, as the front entry was overrun with bees. Loudest buzz I ever heard! Anyway, tripod was used with a shutter release. Used one flash on camera. Exposed for window light and set Flash head to 105mm to limit side light. Have to send my thanks to Snaffles. She found this great place and did a great job modelling! Adjusted cures, reduced highlights, cropped, resized and raw converted in iphoto.

Place: 158 out of 400
Avg (all users): 5.8561
Avg (commenters): 7.4000
Avg (participants): 5.8350
Avg (non-participants): 5.9167
Views since voting: 932
Views during voting: 277
Votes: 139
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/07/2009 10:06:17 PM
Deeply troubling. I love it!
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10/05/2009 03:29:44 PM
Not your everyday location for a bridal shoot! I like it.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/04/2009 08:28:35 PM
OK, I'm going through the Free Study submissions, purposefully finding those images I think are shot with a less conventional eye - this is one of those images! Thanks for offering something that isn't just DPC friendly eye-candy (though of course there's nothing wrong with eye-candy). I'll be picking one of these images for my Mu (most underrated) award:

Positives: Wow, this is a compelling image, bags of story and a really unusual POV. It is both flat and demonstrated perspective at the same time.... interesting. The muted colours work really well too.

Critical stuff: This should be a really powerful image - it is compelling but I'm not moved by it, I don't know why. On the face of it, it hits all the marks but there just seems to be something lacking with it. I don't know what it is - but I've a suspicion that it might be one of those images that needs to be seen big to be appreciated; 720px doesn't offer you that opportunity.

Overall: 10/10 for effort but the final image, for me, comes in a bit short of that score.

[edited for missing words and tired grammar!]
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/03/2009 08:42:32 AM
Really interesting angle, it took me a few seconds to figure out what was going on, for a bit everything seemed to be leaning in weird directions.
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10/02/2009 10:06:49 PM
Very aptly titled and nice job on the image.
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10/02/2009 01:23:10 PM
Mysterious and dark, and tells a story. My tied pick for yellow.
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10/02/2009 11:30:40 AM
i like it!
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10/02/2009 09:22:44 AM
what a strange and eerie mood this creates. the b&w work perfectly.
one of my faves this month 9
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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