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September 28, 2013
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Shutter Speed
4/1 second
Focal Length
14 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Jul 23, 2013, 10:19:23 AM
Adobe Photoshop CS6 (Windows)
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Silent Devotion by AbandonedZone Silent Devotion by AbandonedZone
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There is a good balance between light and dark.
But you might try taking the gamma a slight bit back.
Then there will be a little black on the front steps and the windows might come out a bit better.
That might enhance the depth of the picture as well.
That said the windows show the colors and shapes already and all in the room is clear and crisp.

Overall though a good shot with the light differences in the room and windows.

If you decide to edit, try the pincushion correction to correct the bent from the wide angle lens.
in this picture it will be comparative easy as the tiles on the ground can help as they are a known to be in straight lines.
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4 out of 5 deviants thought this was fair.

A beautifully warm and very calming scene is presented to us with this piece. The title "Silent Devotion" setting the tone nicely, along with the lighting, helping to convey the warmth and serenity of the enviornment.

There still remains, however, the farmiliar hint of neglect visible in Abondonzone's works, though for this particular piece being very subtle in comparision, and lending more of the shot to the peace of such an environment.

The balance of light and muilti tonal colours suffuse warmth throughout the shot, with the sharpness of the picture helping to bring out the lead deatiling of the windows and the fallen paintwork and masonary. Almost making this a shot of two halves, with the rough more textured side on the right and the smooth more peaceful side on the left.

There is also the rather nice inclusion of an inviting path through the shot, taking you through the gates, down the aisle and through the open door at the back, opening up the shot more and allowing the mind to explore, rather than giving a static perception of the scene.

My only personal critique is of the object just in front of the gates, initially i spent a long time trying to figure out what it was due to its angle, and not on the shot as a whole, as its quite central and caught my eye. However, thats just me personally and I realise may not include every one who views this. But a very beautiful and calming piece.
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KannibaleGetre Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
it's so beautiful! :o how people can abandon something like that ?
kiger8kiger Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Student General Artist
Where is this place?
baberscamille Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Student General Artist
wow. i'd love to try and paint this some day, if i ever had the time //and of course, permission
trumanlakequeen Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I think this piece is truly magnificent! pure perfection!
MarcosRodriguez Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi, you've been featured in the #VenatoresLucis's Light Hunters Feature: HDR, greetings!!!.
AbandonedZone Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
Thank you very much !!! :handshake:

MarcosRodriguez Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You are welcome!! :D
NdrN Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
Jack7176 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic. Makes you wonder how it got like that.
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