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Abandoned Watchtower
Abandoned Watchtower

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Challenge: Rural Decay (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Iraq
Date: Dec 16, 2009
Galleries: Architecture, Rural
Date Uploaded: Dec 16, 2009

First entry with my 5D. Lets see how this does. I know its pretty plain, but its about as rural as I can come up with while still having something in the picture besides dirt.

Post:Not surprised about how this worked out, as it really lacks the WOW. Although, personally, I like the photo.

Place: 59 out of 82
Avg (all users): 5.3358
Avg (commenters): 5.6000
Avg (participants): 5.0541
Avg (non-participants): 5.4400
Views since voting: 610
Views during voting: 272
Votes: 137
Comments: 6
Favorites: 0

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01/03/2010 09:28:51 AM
This came out rather well, I think. Lovely light and sky this time of year! As one of your commenters noted, maybe a bit too wide for DPC. Perhaps shooting a lot closer and up at the tower, with the tree in the background/frame would have sold the "rural" part a bit more - would have eliminated the cars and stop sign anyway.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/20/2009 03:30:30 AM
Decent, clean image.....not powerful, but good for the theme.....6
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12/19/2009 09:24:11 PM
I've never seen a tower like that, it's interesting.
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12/19/2009 03:22:54 PM
Classic composition. Great use of rule of thirds to make the watchtower the main subject, and use of the tree on the left to naturally frame the image. LLots of small distracting elements though through the image, the stop sign, flower box in the right hand corner, cars in the background etc all dont add to the overall image........Lighting though is great and the sky is terrific.....
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12/19/2009 04:43:07 AM
great shot
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12/18/2009 06:02:43 PM
Lovely blue sky but maybe too wide a view for a rural decay challenge.
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