What Memories Lie Within


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Title     What Memories Lie Within
Photographer     jstopper/James (3,212) Send mail to this user
Portfolio     Portfolio
F-stop     f/2.8
Shutter speed     1/60 sec
Categories     Vintage
Black and White
Lens     WCON 08B
Camera     Olympus E-10
Content advisory     G (general audiences)
Submitted     April 15, 2006 10:05:20 AM CDT
Views     359
Rating     8 Thumb-up

Converted B&W from a color digital image. Edges blurred and foreground lightened.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up    from rrayfield/Robert (53,623) Send mail to this user on June 1, 2006 9:48:20 PM CDT (1)

Nicely done, James. The shot is moody, but as your eye wanders over that house, there really isn't anything that stands out to create the eerie mood. That create conflict - conflict in this type of shot is good. r

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Thumb-up Thumb-up    from apond/Anthony (5,207) Send mail to this user on April 16, 2006 12:17:48 AM CDT (1) Early critique

You might want to consider vignetting this to give it more of a dark, ominous feel. I expect Norman Bates to feel right at home here.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up    from pkbrett/Brett (259) Send mail to this user on April 15, 2006 11:00:08 AM CDT (1) Early critique

I like it a lot i like the B+W. just curious... is your Depth of Field natural? or did you photoshop this? I say that...b/c the DOF has a strange feel...that throws me off as i look at it...a little distracting from your comp. b/c i really like your composition! Brett

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From jstopper/James (3,212) Send mail to this user on April 15, 2006 10:53:40 PM CDT

Brett, Thank you for the comment. I did blur the edges to give the image a dreamy feel and to de-emphasize the tree branches. The entire original image was sharp even though I used 2.2 f/stop. I felt the image was hohum without the PS manipulation. I'll post the original.

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Thumb-up Thumb-up    from jttigges/John (935) Send mail to this user on April 15, 2006 10:17:56 AM CDT (2) Early critique

This is great and I love the title. I'd be curious to see it in color but would bet the B&W is probably the better way to go. At first I was going to comment on the blurriness but since you did that for affect I won't, much. I don't mind the trees being blurry but I think the bush is a bit too blurry and for me it takes away from the picture, but not enough for me to change my rating.

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