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Funding the War against the Middle Class
Funding the War against the Middle Class
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Challenge: Photojournalism II (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 28-200 f/3.5 - 5.6 USM
Location: Exxon station near my house.
Date: Apr 29, 2006
Aperture: f/5.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/60 sec
Galleries: Photojournalism, Political
Date Uploaded: Apr 30, 2006

This really didn't turn out the way I pictured it in my mind, but I didn't have a lot of time to play with it. This station was busy, and it was a very windy day. This will probably be a contender for the brown, but I am really fed up with spending tons of money on gas.

Statistics
Place: 57 out of 183
Avg (all users): 5.9524
Avg (commenters): 7.2857
Avg (participants): 5.6494
Avg (non-participants): 6.1607
Views since voting: 1247
Views during voting: 307
Votes: 189
Comments: 17
Favorites: 0


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05/08/2006 03:50:37 AM
::: Critique Club :::

Hi, my name is Kari and from the critique club.

First Impression - the most important one:
Very clever ... and yes i can see that picture used in the lifestyle and commentary sections of our papers here.

Composition:
plays nice on thirds and uses the leading lines to draw the eye into the picture.

Subject:
meets the challenge ... although I don't think I would like to smell of the cash after :)

Technical (Colour and light):
Natuaral light ... well shot and good DOF to blur the floor.

To grow its vote?:
This is your highest scoring to date and you are learning heaps .. keep taking things on board and thinking outside the square.

Summary:
Great shot .. well done.

If you've got any questions about this critique, please feel free to contact me via the PM system.

Cheers

Kari
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/07/2006 11:00:17 PM
Nothing really jumps out at me with this photo. The only thing I can think to share with you is this: When I think of photojournalism I think of someone behind the camera snapping away as the action unfolds before them. Although staged well, this pic IS staged. Not my Idea of photojournalism. Just my 2 cents.

In this challenge I am only commenting.

All comments are meant to be constructave. Please take them as such. Good luck in this challenge!
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05/07/2006 07:28:48 PM
Great shot for the challenge
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05/07/2006 06:41:29 AM
excellent idea
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05/06/2006 11:36:08 AM
I like the thought behind this one, perhaps even lighting them on fire would've been cooler! (though I wouldn't expect you to waste your $ and risk an explosion!!!)

It could be a little stronger w/ better focus on the bills and less focus on the writing of the gas cap.
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05/03/2006 04:17:18 PM
this would probably make a well-selling stock shot.
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05/02/2006 05:45:52 PM
This is great way telling this story
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05/02/2006 12:36:23 PM
Very creative! I can definitely see this on a magazine cover. Well done!!! 10
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05/02/2006 09:18:55 AM
cool exhibition :-)
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05/01/2006 10:21:26 PM
Great set-up, one of my favourites in the challenge (was this taken in Canada? I see French writing on the inside of the gas cover, yet you used American money).
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05/01/2006 09:46:46 PM
Especially if you need premium fuel...
Just a little bit out of focus.
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05/01/2006 09:29:00 PM
Nice idea, but too snapshot-y. This would be great in a studio environment with professional lighting and a super-crisp focus throughout.
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05/01/2006 04:04:13 PM
Hmmmm... Opinion page yes, maybe. Definitely a news story that's on the mind of a lot of people. It's a little contrived for my taste, though.
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05/01/2006 12:42:23 PM
Nice shot. hope people still take the gas covered $20's.
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05/01/2006 07:39:11 AM
Clever image;)
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05/01/2006 06:31:44 AM
Very clever!! I absolutly love it!
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05/01/2006 12:26:25 AM
Truth in pictures. I like this alot. 10
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