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  #118 Old, But Not Human
Entry 4 of 26
The old alley       ©2012 doto
Panasonic DMC-LX5       4th place, 183 points
1/14s, f2.8, ISO 160, 60mm, Aperture Priority, Pattern, no flash
Post-Processing: convert to b&w, contrast, sharpening and resizing       Extra Info: None
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Adirondack Gal
Aug 31, 2012
    Beautiful image! I'm surprised it didn't finish higher! Congratulations on a simply gorgeous capture!

Aug 30, 2012
    Wow! Beautiful finding.

Aug 28, 2012
    Not only old but very artistically captured. Sorry I didn't get a chance to comment before the close (traveling).


Aug 28, 2012
    Thanks you all, the light was the tricky part, and that's why I opened the shutter as there was quite a large dynamic range. Jade, I think I can pick up the hint :). This was taken in the old city of Akko (Acre), it is from the Moslem era on foundations from the time of the crusades.

Aug 28, 2012
    Wow! 2nd in the main and 4th in the open. Not bad!!!

Jade O.
Aug 27, 2012
    Did I mention how excited I was to see you back in the regular challenges???!!!

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Aug 27, 2012
    The light in the distance makes this for me.

Aug 27, 2012
    Beautiful and timeless. Love the light at the end of the tunnel. Could be seen as a singe of better times ahead.

Aug 27, 2012
    Reminds me of my hometown. I am curious where it is.

Aug 27, 2012
    Excellent composition and use of lighting; placement of the lighted archway and the vanishing point.

Old Finn
Aug 26, 2012
    Nicely composed, bw suits well here. My 1:st choice.

Aug 25, 2012
    nicely handled light. Leads us into the old quarter of town. Probably lacks some interest...a person, some chairs, some flowers etc. But you shot what was there well.

Jade O.
Aug 25, 2012
    Not the greatest scene for an old city but not the worst either. Nice light and shadow effect with some sense of depth. You've done a nice job in avoiding the blown highlights while capturing the depths of shadow. I would guess this was not taken midday in bright sun judging from the 1/4s shutter.

Aug 25, 2012
    would the colour give a larger choice of tones. that said the mix of light and shade which draws the eye through te picture. the alley shows changes as time has gone on. drainage and lighting come to mind

Steven Sobel
Aug 24, 2012
    One of my top favorites, great composition and texture, fits the category perfectly.

Aug 23, 2012
    probably my number one pic. i like everything about it (except for the pvc drain pipes and electric conduit :) )
it is odd but it all balances out with darkness and light, something i'd like to keep in mind more often when i try to compose a shot. nice going.
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