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  Mini#32 Monochrome, 2016
Entry 12 of 42
   
 
Haunted Cottage       ©2016 ysal
Panasonic DMC-GX7       12th place, 78 points
1/1000s, f8, ISO 250, 28mm, Normal Program, Pattern, no flash
 
Post-Processing: This was shot in standard color mode, then converted using the software's Convert to Black & White tool. There was one distracting tree behind the building which I cloned out. Denoised, sharpened, cropped and resized. Clouds would have added drama, but there was not a cloud in the sky that day.       Extra Info: This was taken at a local botanic garden. Back in the 1800's, a very rich man owned a huge piece of land and he built this "cottage" for his wife, which sits on a small natural lake. Many years later, the city purchased part of the property, including the cottage, and converted into a public botanical garden.

This cottage is known to be one of the most haunted places in our city.
 
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mrsawyer
Mar 12, 2016
    Had this as my #5.

ysal
Mar 8, 2016
    Thank you Lo! However, I've never entered a color version of this. I'll put one up in the Outtakes section.

Lo
Mar 8, 2016
    This was in my TT as well. I know you entered a coloured version a while back, but I thought the effect in B&W was stunning.

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jomari
Mar 7, 2016
    What a beautiful house! I think I'd willingly brave the ghosts to explore it. High in my favourites.

babysister
Mar 6, 2016
    I love this photo. The house stands out white and sharp against the black sky. I think clouds might have distracted from the house. I like that finial on top jutting into the black. Well done.

Lo
Mar 6, 2016
    The play of light and shadows on this beautiful old building really makes it pop out in B&W. The "gingerbread" carving is wonderfully detailed.

aoc46
Mar 5, 2016
    Nice composition. While the strong contrast is striking, the sky is a bit too dark for my taste.

Anthony Comyn
Mar 5, 2016
    The bright building and dark sky is a bit awkward... But it does add to the title "haunted", so well done!

forkcandles
Mar 5, 2016
    I would prefer to have a vertical using the spire as the end point.
agree clouds would have been a plus point

Jade O.
Mar 5, 2016
    Nice lighting but the composition is needing a focal point.
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