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POTN G-Series Challenge #184 - Dilapidated, demolished or decaying structures

 
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Aug 12, 2008 13:57 |  #1

Challenge #184- DILAPIDATED, DEMOLISHED OR DECAYING STRUCTURES
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RESULTS!

The quality of the entries has, as usual, made this tough to judge. I'm sure others might at least change the order of the top three around without much disagreement, so bear in mind, as always, the following remarks are just one guy's opinion - there's no right or wrong in this business.

In the order received...

car - "Wishing for the good old days again". Don't know if this is in Glasgow but it could well be a fine old building in Italy. Maybe a bit too tightly cropped, and despite the "patina" on the fountain it's not really dilapidated?

maxwolfie - "Got Rust". The selective focus works well in this case, with the sharp rust leading up to maybe an equally rusty bridge or crane. I liked both the composition and colors.

Maureen Souza - "Deserted Farmhouse". A good, straightforward shot. The subject maybe needs to stay deserted a decade or so before it looks decayed enough?

Marie - "dilapidated.. demolished.....and disposed of". Another good subject. Just like my house, it needs a paint job but maybe it needs to ripen a little for this challenge.

Gloubiboulga - "Other side of the sad street…". In the classic tradition of the great days of B&W photographers - I'd guess you're about 150 years old? Without attempting to analyze why, I liked this image a lot.

Kevan_G9 - "My kids having a warm-hearted conversation...". Great looking old fireplace but I think your title says it: the focus is on the kids and wondering what they are talking about.

Pic Bug -"Some Rusty Stuff That Once Ran Wickenburg". An excellent subject but something doesn't quite make this composition a winner - maybe it's the selective focus or a different angle might be better?

Boutty- "Down The Chimney In Rainbow Ride". Good luck or a lot of patience? Either way this is a fine shot with the lighting just right (or good p.p.?) that also happens to fit the challenge very well.

Marten Don - "Composter decomposing". A good shot of a trusty, rusty composter but looks quite functional and not yet really dilapidated.

ezza - "the forgotten soul". A good, thought-provoking image that leaves one wondering: If someone cares enough to leave flowers, why don't they fix the fallen posts, as the rest of the monument looks OK?

LeuceDeuce - "Salt Building". No question this building meets the criteria - a really good shot. Maybe a little over-sharpened, though, resulting in a few "jaggies" on the straight lines plus the sky a bit grainy - I do this a lot!

wd-40 -"Kilmainham Gaol". Good use of perspective and illustrates well the depressing atmosphere of prisons old and new, although it maybe just old and worn rather than truly dilapidated?

Michael Wells -"The Old Barn". Lots of opportunity for good shots here, but I think this one is a little out of focus or maybe blurred due to handholding the slow (1/30 according to EXIF info) exposure?

rpolitsr - "Next step: Archeology". A fine shot that fits this challenge perfectly. I really liked the light and colors - what's more to say?

gingerpaul - "Bleak town". An interesting shot showing a mix of architectural styles that left me wondering where and what it is, although it looks in generally good shape rather than decayed or dilapidated.

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And the winners are...

FIRST - Gloubiboulga - "Other side of the sad street…". Others may disagree but I kept coming back to this one and it's a pleasure to be able to see you win with your very first post to the forum. Now the downside: you have to set and judge the next challenge - good luck!

SECOND - rpolitsr - "Next step: Archeology".

THIRD - maxwolfie - "Got Rust".

Honourable mention - Boutty- "Down The Chimney In Rainbow Ride".

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Aug 12, 2008 17:23 |  #2

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Aug 13, 2008 06:36 as a reply to  @ Car's post |  #3

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Aug 13, 2008 09:38 as a reply to  @ maxwolfie's post |  #4

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Aug 13, 2008 17:53 as a reply to  @ Maureen Souza's post |  #5

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Aug 13, 2008 18:03 as a reply to  @ Maureen Souza's post |  #6

Other side of the sad street…

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Aug 13, 2008 19:10 as a reply to  @ Gloubiboulga's post |  #7

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Aug 13, 2008 19:58 |  #8

Some Rusty Stuff That Once Ran Wickenburg

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Aug 14, 2008 06:44 as a reply to  @ PicBug's post |  #9

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