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  #152 View From the Window
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Tree Through a Window       ©2015 SteveBee
Panasonic DMC-GX7       2nd place, 278 points
1/400s, f5, ISO 200, 14mm, Aperture Priority, Pattern, no flash
 
Post-Processing: B&W, crop, straighten, perspective adjust.       Extra Info: I'm not happy with this so have at it. I converted to B&W to focus on the lines and shapes where the natural shape of the tree(s) are some of a contrast to the linear lines of the window & shutters.
 
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SteveBee
Jan 26, 2015
    Thanks all for the nice comments! I almost didn't enter this challenge because I didn't have an interesting view or subject. Literally in the last hour I did the B&W conversion trying to make something out of nothing.

ysal
Jan 26, 2015
    Congrats Steve, this was in my top 3!

Lo
Jan 26, 2015
    I couldn't figure out why you wouldn't be happy about this shot, and it looks like a lot of people agreed, Congratulations.

johncomyn
Jan 26, 2015
    SteveBee, this was in my top spot. Very nice exposure.

RobertLavker
Jan 26, 2015
    Steve:

I loved this picture. Congratulations on an outstanding vision and beautiful rendering of the theme.

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A.N.Other
Jan 26, 2015
    You're not happy with it but I love it. About the only thing I would have done is try and get the house higher up the pane of glass and crop off the dark strip at the bottom. GL.

Zhaark
Jan 26, 2015
    And I thought I am picky??
I love this image, so much that I am making it my nr1 !!
I would not change anything on this. I am no Pro, but this is a Pro shot to me!! Congrads.

Elyod
Jan 26, 2015
    Lacks a bit of straightening, but it's a view from a window, and so it meets the theme. In my TT

elliott
Jan 25, 2015
    i think it works just fine.

Mepo
Jan 25, 2015
    My only niggle is that my eye is drawn to the windows in an uninteresting house in the background. I think removing that house, with cloning or some dynamite would help - please don't tell your neighbours I suggested that :-). Love the effect you have created with the shutters and B&W was an excellent choice.

NEAT
Jan 24, 2015
    Gorgeous tones, and perfectly exposed, in my top picks.

Lo
Jan 24, 2015
    I think this is a really striking photo, and it's high in my picks - I like the way the lights and shadows on the blinds lead the eye right through to the outside world. The choice of B&W really makes the shot.

johncomyn
Jan 24, 2015
    I think B&W was the right choice, the tone in the blinds are very nice. One of the better images in the main.

Jade O.
Jan 24, 2015
    I'm guessing that this is a great shot not realized. It has all the elements of light and dark, converging perspective lines drawing the viewer to the outside image and the window framing the scene. I'm going to guess what is troubling you is the outside view which doesn't deliver on the promise the build-up of the framing provides. There is also a little conflict between the light side on the left and the dark side on the right. The composition suggests symmetry but the lighting suggests otherwise.

babysister
Jan 24, 2015
    I don't know what worried you about this photo. I think it is lovely and very well composed. The B&W works perfectly.

aoc46
Jan 24, 2015
    Very striking - like the stark contrast and how the shutter lines lead the eye to the scene out the window.

Edward
Jan 23, 2015
    It's easy to like this image. Nice composition and perfect in B&W.

forkcandles
Jan 23, 2015
    a very nice crisp Black and white picture
The slats distract the eye from the picture inside the window frame
thanks for the extra info
Edited on Jan 23, 2015

ysal
Jan 23, 2015
    I don't know why you don't like it....it has a very dramatic composition. I love it in B&W too. One of my top favorites.

RobertLavker
Jan 23, 2015
    Interesting perspective and take on the theme. I like the diagonal of the tree as it breaks up symmetry and converging of the blinds. All of the tight lines plus the window panes make for a "busy" image.

davep56
Jan 23, 2015
    Great use of the window and frame. Also like the line of the tree

KJW
Jan 22, 2015
    Like the use of B&W in your photo & how you bordered the window with the shutters. Wonderful entry.
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