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  #152 View From the Window
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Reminiscing       ©2015 johncomyn
Panasonic DMC-LX7       1st place, 330 points
1/14s, f4, ISO 100, 35mm, Aperture Priority, Pattern, no flash
 
Post-Processing: Micro Contrast
Curves
B&W
Slight Burn in one area
Lens Correction/Vignette
Healing Brush
Crop
      Extra Info: Was only four months ago it was nice out there!

Tried to remove the screen, but failed, was frozen
in place. After taking the picture, I don't mind the
screen, think it adds a nice mood like grain can. Was
also snowing quite heavily.
 
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dogma02
Jan 27, 2015
    Congratulations - a double win! Way to go! I really love this one, would be wonderful framed and hung up!

A.N.Other
Jan 27, 2015
    Many congrats on a well deserved win. Great photo.

KJW
Jan 27, 2015
    Congrats on double firsts, well deserved.

Jade O.
Jan 27, 2015
    Congrats on the double!

aoc46
Jan 26, 2015
    Congratulations! I had an idea for a challenge where you take a basically unremarkable scene and use photographic skill and vision to make it something special. This is a perfect example.

NEAT
Jan 26, 2015
    Ha, too funny how everyone nearly agreed about the screen. Definetley the right thing to do to keep it on, that's what made the image....oh; and also the scene was pretty as well of course :)

ysal
Jan 26, 2015
    Wow, a double win! And well deserved too! This was my top pick, just a simple and elegant shot. Congrats.

Lo
Jan 26, 2015
    Congratulations on your double win, both well deserved.

johncomyn
Jan 26, 2015
    Thank you! This was a last weekend snap, at first I had no ideas not many nice scenes out my windows. I am surprised it was received so well.

RobertLavker
Jan 26, 2015
    John:

Congratulations on getting two #1's. Your windows interpretations were great.

SteveBee
Jan 26, 2015
    Congratulations! Both of your entries were fantastic. B&W may be your sweet spot.

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A.N.Other
Jan 26, 2015
    Yep, screen is good! Very nice. GL.

Phil99
Jan 26, 2015
    Love it. It would be great to take a photo from exactly the same position in Spring, Summer and Autumn.

BarbroS
Jan 26, 2015
    Very nice B&W composition. Would have liked it even more if the shot had been taken from lower down (or do I mean the contrary?) so that the tree-roots and tire had appeared below the bottom cross-bar. For a bit better over-all balance.

dk
Jan 26, 2015
    my favorite. Image tells a story. I would not have vignetted however.

Lo
Jan 25, 2015
    The compositionis just great - the lines of the window leading the eye in, and the tire placed "just so" in the corner of the frame. But what makes it all so much better is the wonderful graininess of the screen.

PhillipW
Jan 25, 2015
    Nice take on the challenge and I agree that the screen adds to the overall image. Nice perspective and B&W complements the view. Well done.

johncomyn
Jan 25, 2015
    Thanks everyone for all the nice comments, they are really appreciated.

Jade O. and aoc46 - Thanks for the great comments, I did try a perspective correction in the lens correction tool in Photoshop, found it did not work well. In order to correct the perspective, I lost the skinny panes on the left.

RolandB
Jan 25, 2015
    What a wonderful composition. You've made the window panes an important part of the whole picture, and the screen is cool. Nicely seen and captured.

dogma02
Jan 25, 2015
    I really enjoyed this. I like the perspective, the composition, the b&w treatment and I like the vintage mood that the screening provides.

NEAT
Jan 24, 2015
    I Absolutely love this, for it's sheer loneliness aspect, also LOVE how the window screen adds thet texture to the image, my top pick.

Jade O.
Jan 24, 2015
    The screen effect is a bonus IMHO. The image is well taken but there is something about the perspective lines that seems a little off - they're good but I'd play a bit with a perspective tool to see if I could enhance the geometry a bit, maybe to make them more symmetric?

babysister
Jan 24, 2015
    Why aren't you out there having a swing? The screen does make it interesting. Well done.

Janturned
Jan 24, 2015
    A good deal of winter loneliness in this picture. You're right, the screen even adds to this atmosphere.

aoc46
Jan 24, 2015
    Very nice! Like the simple scene, stark contrast, lighting - fits the theme well. Suggest some perspective correction to fix the slight 'falling to the right' feeling.

Edward
Jan 23, 2015
    This is a classic. Perfect composition, lighting and presentation. My #1!

forkcandles
Jan 23, 2015
    a strong black and white. the screen a good filter adding to the scene

ysal
Jan 23, 2015
    Beautiful image. I'm glad you didn't remove the screen, it adds a wonderful texture. In my top favorites. Really like it.

davep56
Jan 23, 2015
    Super image. Conveys old and winter to me

SteveBee
Jan 22, 2015
    Wow -- this is really, really good. I love the composition. The screen adds some texture that works well. Can't think of any way improve it.

Mepo
Jan 22, 2015
    Very attractive composition. The angle of the window helps lead the eye into the shot and adds depth. Had to laugh to see someone else couldn't get their frozen screen off. The screen texture does help but the hanging tire is just perfect. This is simply a great shot, love it.
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