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EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
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KODAK EASYSHARE M1063 DIGITAL CAMERA
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1/498 second
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Feb 24, 2008, 6:49:37 AM
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It's the end of education by UnexpectedLearner It's the end of education by UnexpectedLearner
Photo taken near Council Grove, Kansas, USA.
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Before I start, I would like to say that you shouldn't pay much attention to the star ratings; I dislike using them and I wish they were optional.

As for the image, this is a fine composition that is well-balanced. In terms of processing, the lower half of the scene looks great; there's a good range between light and shadow and the contrast between the red and the other tones really pops. I would use a layer in Photoshop to change the colour hur of the window frame in the shadow, however; one feels it should be more red and less blue.

With that in mind, I come to the upper half of the image. The red sky against the trees is a rather choppy transition, with pieces of blue all along the edges. While I don't know if this is intentional or not, it is jarring for me and detracts from the aesthetic of the piece. I would suggest trying some sort of colour balance shift on a new layer, or brushing a selective tone over the top; there are a few solutions.

However, if the blue border was your intention then ignore what I'm saying; I'm only suggesting what I would do to improve the piece in my eyes!

In conclusion, this is a fine concept that is well on the way to becoming an accomplished composition. You've got the vision and ideas, which is the important thing: technique is something you pick up as you go.
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SepticSkeptik Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the feel this piece gives me. Almost surreal, definitely eerie. Love the colours of the ground. Great job.
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UnexpectedLearner Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist
Thanks so much! It's a recoloring job, one of my favorites, too. My dad liked it and for father's day I printed it on an aluminum sheet so he could hang it in his office. It's a local prairie schoolhouse from the mid-19th century, located just a 30 min. drive from where I used to live. I'm glad you like it. :)
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nosferatu4444 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome picture:O:D the red plants kinda reminds me of the book "The war of the worlds"
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UnexpectedLearner Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist
Thanks a lot! Both share an apocalyptic feel to them. I like it! :)
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ceferinomagnani Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
I like the red touch you gave him!
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UnexpectedLearner Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist
One of my favorite colors. :)
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Sherjaxon Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree I also like the half art/half photographic look. This looks awesome!
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UnexpectedLearner Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist
Thanks so much! I'm going to try and do some more. :)
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FilipaGrilo Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
FEATURED [link] :iconoldarchitecturelover:
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UnexpectedLearner Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist
Thanks so much! :)
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