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  #171 Emotional Still Life
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What to wear?       ©2016 johncomyn
Panasonic DMC-LX7       3rd place, 144 points
1/8s, f2.8, ISO 100, 32mm, Aperture Priority, Pattern, no flash
Post-Processing: Tone Map
Perspective Correction
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May 10, 2016
    Congrats, this was my top pick.

Very interesting to read your comment about the house, "it seems whom ever lived there just up and left". I'm very curious to find out what happened. Spooky!!

May 9, 2016
    Well done John, you certainly found an intriguing subject for the theme.

May 9, 2016
    Congratulations on 3rd place. I really love this. I'm surprised to find that the clothes were there to begin with. I wonder what the story is?

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May 9, 2016
    Excellent shot, well-composed, but not very consistent with the concept of still life.

May 9, 2016
    Thanks everyone for the comments. The clothing was as is in this abandoned house. My Open entry was taken in the same house, really weird in that it seems whom ever lived there just up and left without taking a lot of their possessions. There is dishes in the kitchen cupboards, and spices and some jars of food.

I've been here in the past and remembered the clothing, and thought it would suite this challenge. To me this meets "Still Life", but can see where some question if it fits. Does not seem like there is a clear definition, to be found.

May 9, 2016
    I like the look of the image, and the sense of loss that is tells. TT

May 8, 2016
    I have to say I'm intrigued by the thought of clothes hanging in an obviously abandoned room. Or perhaps it's not - which conjures up all sorts of emotions. I don't care for the tone mapping - but that's just a personal preference - the detail and composition are just great.

May 8, 2016
    What fabulous decay! I love this. The clothes are a nice, quirky point if interest. Top 2.

May 8, 2016
    Love the lighting and the textures that you have captured. This image shouts despair to me. Well done.

Old Finn
May 8, 2016
    Beautiful and nostalgic picture, but is it Still Life?

May 8, 2016
    The obvious question is... why are there clothes in a building that dilapidated? Were they found there or placed for the shot?

I'm not a fan of that much tone mapping, but it is interesting and effective shot, great composition.

May 7, 2016
    I like this... the worn wall looks like a painting. actually I thought it was until I looked at the clothes.

May 7, 2016
    Thanks for the comments, really appreciated.

Neil - Here is my google search, except I added room to the search. https://www.google.ca/search?q=room+still+life&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiSicqYs8nMAhVoLsAKHbflCtAQsAQIHA&biw=2560&bih=1286
Edited on May 7, 2016

May 7, 2016
    I assume you added some of your own clothes to an abandoned home? However you did it, the end result is a beautiful image. I have a good idea who the photographer is..... My top pick.

May 7, 2016
    Interesting and effective look to this photo but I see this as a photo of a room rather than a still life. To check I typed in 'still life' into google photos and what came up were as I imagined and there wasn't a room amongst them. Still, at least nothing is moving ;-) .

May 6, 2016
    i like this still life
the house is falling down around you
emotion "feel good" as you have clothes to wear out despite possible homelessness on the horizon

May 6, 2016
    good find, or did you stage the clothes?! like the composition, I don't care for the heavy grunge effect of the tone mapping

May 5, 2016
    intriguing composition. not what immediately comes to mind for me as a still life. nice pp on the shot.
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