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Color A On Topic

Starting to Lean - Julie S Johnson
Judge: jonathan goell Total Score: 99
Technique: 33 Impact: 33 Composition: 33
Even though the technique is fine, this is one of the most compelling old building photographs presented because everything looks like Motion is about to happen. The building seems to be pulling to the right. The roof lines point to the right dramatically. The mountain also seems to be leaning right, in step with the building, and even the clouds are creating a galloping blue horse racing to the right. It's also good the building was not centered, which allows it to lean or fall into the open space on the right. Buildings are tough to photograph partly because they are solid and static. The photographer overcame that challenge.

April 2019 - Abandoned Buildings - 4/2/2019- CID:98

Color A On Topic

Fixer Upper - Bill Down
Judge: jonathan goell Total Score: 97
Technique: 33 Impact: 33 Composition: 31
What a frightening image. Did a flood hit this home? I think you did well with it. Everything is sharp and clear. The chair is a perfect anchor for the whole image, and you composed it in the right place in the room. Looks like the illumination comes from a window on the left, or perhaps an umbrella light. The only thing I can suggest, and it's minor, would be to see if the vignetting tool can help the composition by softly darkening the corners a little.

April 2019 - Abandoned Buildings - 4/2/2019- CID:98

Color A On Topic

Gone - Julie S Johnson
Judge: jonathan goell Total Score: 95
Technique: 32 Impact: 30 Composition: 33
Good, basic interior image with a nice quality of light and a deep depth of field. The windows contribute a lot, as does the time of day the picture was taken. The verticals are straight up and parallel - that's good for this kind of picture. There is a good visual balance between the rear window and the fireplace. The small details are captured nicely. One wonders who once lived there.

April 2019 - Abandoned Buildings - 4/2/2019- CID:98

Color A On Topic

Satellite Included - Adam L Berry
Judge: jonathan goell Total Score: 93
Technique: 30 Impact: 30 Composition: 33
I know the title has a note of humor in it, but I find the look and mood of this structure to be lonely and somber. The story the photographer captured seems to be about sadness and loss. That's not a criticism, just my personal response. The image is well-composed, with the phone pole, grass, and trees just about right. The subtle color and diffused, overcast light in the house and sky work well

April 2019 - Abandoned Buildings - 4/2/2019- CID:98

Color B On Topic

SKY VIEW - Steven Burgess
Judge: jonathan goell Total Score: 99
Technique: 33 Impact: 33 Composition: 33
Sharp and well exposed and edited. Interesting framing. It's interesting to see how important that cloud is to the composition: It's angle is similar to the short stair bannister on the left, and the brick angle window frame on the top. You got lucky. Light quality is nice. The square framing works well.

April 2019 - Abandoned Buildings - 4/2/2019- CID:98

Color B On Topic

Lonely Alone - Deborah Painter
Judge: jonathan goell Total Score: 97
Technique: 32 Impact: 32 Composition: 33
Well-done composition. Image is sharp and well-exposed. This would also look good in B&W. I like the contrasting angles of the roof and the fence gate. Poetic title.

April 2019 - Abandoned Buildings - 4/2/2019- CID:98

Color B On Topic

Former Factory - G Daniels
Judge: jonathan goell Total Score: 96
Technique: 33 Impact: 33 Composition: 30
Strong, dramatic image. Sharp and well exposed and edited. Centered subject works for this shot. Wood pile in foreground is a nice texture contrast to the smoother white wall behind it.

April 2019 - Abandoned Buildings - 4/2/2019- CID:98

Color B On Topic

LEGACY - Steven Burgess
Judge: jonathan goell Total Score: 94
Technique: 31 Impact: 31 Composition: 32
Sharp and well-exposed and edited. Composition is fine: you have a good balance between the ruin on the left and the horses on the right. One suggestion for shooting architecture: don't clip off the top of a chimney. Leave some room for it. This picture might benefit from a soft vignette effect (not to dark).

April 2019 - Abandoned Buildings - 4/2/2019- CID:98

Color B On Topic

Old Fort Jefferson - Joan C Dias
Judge: jonathan goell Total Score: 93
Technique: 30 Impact: 30 Composition: 33
Strong telephoto composition and good use of the hole in wall, framing the tree. Shot too dark on top, and would need to be lightened for printing.

April 2019 - Abandoned Buildings - 4/2/2019- CID:98

Mono A On Topic

Hotel in Ghost Town of Bannack Montana - Thomas E Hughes
Judge: jonathan goell Total Score: 98
Technique: 33 Impact: 33 Composition: 32
The exposure, sharpness, and editing are all good. The quality of light is, too. The verticals look corrected -that's good. I have only a small suggestion about composition: there needed to be more space showing on the left, so the left space is wider than the right-hand space. The front facad of the hotel is facing slightly left, so it looks better if it has "room to move into" on the left. This is a normal design consideration in architectural photography.

April 2019 - Abandoned Buildings - 4/2/2019- CID:98

Mono A On Topic

Stories to Tell - Julie S Johnson
Judge: jonathan goell Total Score: 97
Technique: 33 Impact: 33 Composition: 31
Focus, exposure, and editing are all good. The wide lens was well-chosen. This is a good photo all around. The cropping is a bit too tight on the left side. The barn almost looks like it's trying to walk out of the picture to the left. You need to give it some extra room to "walk in to". You captured the textures of the wood very well.

April 2019 - Abandoned Buildings - 4/2/2019- CID:98

Mono A On Topic

The Henry Store - Sara B Boyd
Judge: jonathan goell Total Score: 96
Technique: 31 Impact: 33 Composition: 32
This is a fine example of Dramatic composition. Exposure, sharpness, and editing look good. The use of the wide-angle lends worked well for both the building and the sky. Placing the store more towards the right side of the frame, looking into the left side, worked as well..

April 2019 - Abandoned Buildings - 4/2/2019- CID:98

Mono A On Topic

Satellite Included - Adam L Berry
Judge: jonathan goell Total Score: 95
Technique: 33 Impact: 31 Composition: 31
Good, clear shot, well-exposed and edited. Image is too tightly cropped, especially on top. Showing more of the surroundings helps tell the house's story. Wide-Angle lens enhanced the dramatic perspective.

April 2019 - Abandoned Buildings - 4/2/2019- CID:98

Mono B On Topic

Stock Shed with Loading Chute - Carol A Hughes
Judge: jonathan goell Total Score: 99
Technique: 33 Impact: 33 Composition: 33
All the normal tech stuff is fine. The composition is interesting. You left a lot of room above the house and trees, which works well. You have the house on the left side, facing towards the larger, deeper space on the right. This compositional approach is normal in architectural photography. Places like this usually tell a story of pain and loss. People lived there once, and had to leave. This is more than just a nice "rural American scene". Your photo captured that.

April 2019 - Abandoned Buildings - 4/2/2019- CID:98

Mono B On Topic

No Entry - G Daniels
Judge: jonathan goell Total Score: 99
Technique: 33 Impact: 33 Composition: 33
Very good abstract composition. Contrast, sharpness, exposure and editing look fine. The contrasty quality of sunlight enhances the wall textures.

April 2019 - Abandoned Buildings - 4/2/2019- CID:98

Mono B On Topic

What is in those pockets? - Kristin Schlegel
Judge: jonathan goell Total Score: 96
Technique: 33 Impact: 33 Composition: 30
Challenging photograph. The quality of light is dramatic. The exposure, sharpness, and editing are all fine. You have good shadow detail in all areas. Part of the bottom of the picture, which is visually chaotic, might benifit from a little cropping. The middle and upper areas are good, and the hanging shirts against the dark wood are dramatic and effective.

April 2019 - Abandoned Buildings - 4/2/2019- CID:98

Mono B On Topic

Sold Out - Carol A Hughes
Judge: jonathan goell Total Score: 95
Technique: 32 Impact: 33 Composition: 30
The exposure, sharpness and editing are all fine. This looks like a photo with a good story about the community the shop resides in. You caught it well. The composition makes the shop look important. You kept the verticalI aspects straight and parallel, which professional photographers usually do with most buildings.. ll think you cropped the picture a bit too much. I'm curious about the left and right areas. They might add to the story.

April 2019 - Abandoned Buildings - 4/2/2019- CID:98

Mono B On Topic

No One Home - G Daniels
Judge: jonathan goell Total Score: 95
Technique: 31 Impact: 32 Composition: 32
The exposure, sharpness, and editing all look good. You have a strong, graphic style in this shot. The contrast and framing are OK. Is this a telephoto shot? If you come across a scene like this again, try to put a person or dog in one of the windows. That might humanize the image.

April 2019 - Abandoned Buildings - 4/2/2019- CID:98

Mono B On Topic

Iowa Ruins - Deborah Painter
Judge: jonathan goell Total Score: 92
Technique: 32 Impact: 30 Composition: 30
Exposure, sharpness and editing all look good. Looks like you took the picture from a low angle (position), which worked well, and gave the structure a stronger impact. The sky looks OK. When you have a good sky for an architectural photo, include more of it. Too much sky was cropped out here. Frame it giving more space above the building, even if it cuts off some of the reeds and grasses on the bottom of the image. Iowa?? Looks like Ireland or Scotland.

April 2019 - Abandoned Buildings - 4/2/2019- CID:98

Novice On Topic

Kansas Prairie - Dan Smith
Judge: jonathan goell Total Score: 96
Technique: 32 Impact: 32 Composition: 32
This is a strong, yet simple composition that holds together well. The picture has a sense of loneliness and sadness. Making the house far away and small has actually helped imake the picture stronger.

April 2019 - Abandoned Buildings - 4/2/2019- CID:98

Novice On Topic

Faded Italian Beauty - Judy A Vaughn
Judge: jonathan goell Total Score: 91
Technique: 30 Impact: 33 Composition: 28
Good shot overall. Exposure, sharpness, and editing are all good. The color contrasts work well (blue, green, yellow). You captured the wall textures well. Only issue: the scene is too cropped on the left side, visually clouding the structure. (You don't need equal space on both sides).

April 2019 - Abandoned Buildings - 4/2/2019- CID:98

Novice On Topic

Abandoned Georgia - Judy A Vaughn
Judge: jonathan goell Total Score: 91
Technique: 31 Impact: 30 Composition: 30
Good use of contrasting prime colors (blue, green and red. Exposure, sharpness and editing all look good. Good use of the wide lens. Clean, clear design.

April 2019 - Abandoned Buildings - 4/2/2019- CID:98

Novice On Topic

Abandoned Building 1; sunrise - judy Wallace
Judge: jonathan goell Total Score: 87
Technique: 29 Impact: 28 Composition: 30
Atmospheric image. Sun area bleached out to white. can correct white. Shoot RAW files to get wide-latitude picture files. This makes it easier to add detail back into bright sun highlights. Composition looks good.

April 2019 - Abandoned Buildings - 4/2/2019- CID:98

Novice On Topic

Orange Blight - Judy A Vaughn
Judge: jonathan goell Total Score: 87
Technique: 29 Impact: 29 Composition: 29
Good overall. Exposure, sharpness and editing all look good. Nice color contrast between the blue and the orange.Good "framing" use of the red columns.

April 2019 - Abandoned Buildings - 4/2/2019- CID:98

Open Topic

First Cave - Adam L Berry
Judge: jonathan goell Total Score: 99
Technique: 33 Impact: 33 Composition: 33
Strong location portrait. Lighting, I think, was from flash on the camera that took the picture. The underground colors are fascinating. Looks like the Vignette tool was used to darken the corners (effective). Exposure is good. The contrast is too strong - it should be reduced a little to lighten the shadows in the clothing.

April 2019 - Abandoned Buildings - 4/2/2019- CID:98

Open Topic

Eastern State Corridor - Sara B Boyd
Judge: jonathan goell Total Score: 99
Technique: 33 Impact: 33 Composition: 33
Looks like an old prison. Very good use of the wide angle lens and great DOF. Great quality of light. You caught the creepy feel of this place well. Exposure, sharpness and editing very done.

April 2019 - Abandoned Buildings - 4/2/2019- CID:98

Open Topic

LONGEST TRIP - Steven Burgess
Judge: jonathan goell Total Score: 98
Technique: 33 Impact: 33 Composition: 32
A scene with interesting history? The cars were photographed nicely from a low position on the ground. The exposure, sharpness and editing were all good. The light has an interesting non-directional presence. I have no technical suggestions

April 2019 - Abandoned Buildings - 4/2/2019- CID:98

Open Topic

Live Oak on Ocala Horse Farm - Thomas E Hughes
Judge: jonathan goell Total Score: 98
Technique: 33 Impact: 33 Composition: 32
Striking infrared photograph. Amazing sky. You captured this scene very well. The white tree dominates the scene. You might find a little corner-darkening with the Vignette useful. for the composition

April 2019 - Abandoned Buildings - 4/2/2019- CID:98

Open Topic

Hiding in the Greens - Kathy Buckard
Judge: jonathan goell Total Score: 97
Technique: 31 Impact: 33 Composition: 33
Strong, impressive photo. The face is very sharp and the background blurry, which makes the bird stand out. Looks like you may have had some lighting coming from the upper right

April 2019 - Abandoned Buildings - 4/2/2019- CID:98

Open Topic

Dubrovnik Fortifications - Jerry Wieland
Judge: jonathan goell Total Score: 97
Technique: 33 Impact: 33 Composition: 31
Pretty nice shot. Looks like a picture from NationL Geographic magazine. Light quality strong. Exposure, details, and editing OK.

April 2019 - Abandoned Buildings - 4/2/2019- CID:98

Open Topic

Gleason Brook - Tom Murray
Judge: jonathan goell Total Score: 95
Technique: 33 Impact: 33 Composition: 29
With its lush tree colors and the momentum of the water, this is an excellent landscape photograph. Exposure, editing, and the slow shutter speed are all well done. I can almost hear the rushing water.

April 2019 - Abandoned Buildings - 4/2/2019- CID:98

Open Topic

Reflections in a Florida Pond - Dan Smith
Judge: jonathan goell Total Score: 96
Technique: 31 Impact: 32 Composition: 33
Good tree reflection image. Well-exposed and edited. Wonderful quality of light. Trees might be leaning slightly left-ward due to how the camera was held. It's by only a small amount. This scene would also look good in B&W.

April 2019 - Abandoned Buildings - 4/2/2019- CID:98

Open Topic

Cedar Keys Sunset - Dan Smith
Judge: jonathan goell Total Score: 96
Technique: 33 Impact: 33 Composition: 30
Dramatic sky and quality of light. DOF is very deep, connecting the pier to the background environment. It's possible the photo was cropped too much on the right. The lit pier light is a nice detail.

April 2019 - Abandoned Buildings - 4/2/2019- CID:98