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Challenge: Road Signs Revisited (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot A40
Location: Wheelton, Lancs. U.K.
Date: Jan 18, 2003
Aperture: f4.8
ISO: Auto
Shutter: 1/100s
Galleries: Vintage, Travel
Date Uploaded: Jan 19, 2003

Shot on an abandoned road, at Wheelton, Lancs, U.K.

Place: 16 out of 174
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01/30/2003 09:56:29 PM
Critique Club Critique
(1) COMPOSITION (CONTENT) – Very good composition. Placement of the sign and inclusion of the road is very good. A little more road would not hurt, in my opinion. My only complaint is the large branch that cuts the sign along the diagonal and the lower leaves. I would like to see them removed.
(2) BACKGROUND – Good. Nice color balance to the sign.
(3) CAMERA WORK ,TECHNICAL – Very good. Everything in focus.
(4) DIGITAL PROCESSING ,TECHNICAL – Looks quite good; no recommendations. Color works best here. In b&w you would lose the moss on the sign.
(5) MY OPINION ON THE PHOTO – I love subjects like this. A very nice photo of an historic road sign. However, I think you might go from very nice to excellent if the sign had the (distracting) branches and lower leaves cleaned away. The branches on the sides and on the ground in front as well as the “dirty white” would still give the age you want to show. To do this properly, you should probably do it in multiple steps, taking photographs along the way. Then choose the one that "looks right".

Jim msp
 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/26/2003 02:52:54 AM
Really cool...
01/25/2003 05:57:55 PM
Wow! This looks like it is quite old. Quaint and charming. Good textural image.
01/25/2003 02:32:20 PM
Nice shot, I wish it was just a bit brighter though. I'm glad you didn't move the brush away from the front, that really makes it.
01/24/2003 06:14:34 PM
Really nice piece of history. Love the color, and you show the moss on the rock really nice along with the dead colored leaves, black pavement, etc.
01/24/2003 12:35:00 AM
What a fascinating road sign Great Find!
01/23/2003 12:25:01 AM
How slow one must drive to read this sign. It really should be cleaned up and the weeks cut back from around it. I'm serious. This is an antique and should be preserved, other than just in a really good photo, which you have done for an 8
01/22/2003 11:14:54 PM
a five not spectular, but not bad either
01/22/2003 01:58:03 PM
cool sign. the overgrowth helps present the feeling of age in the picture. nice clarity also
01/22/2003 10:49:12 AM
This is great. I love the greens and the lichen on the rock, I'm glad you went with color rather than black and white. 8
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01/21/2003 09:04:46 PM
Very neat road sign find. It is a bit hard to read, but that just adds to the feel of the age. The focus is excellent on the very very sharp on the sign :). I keep debating whether I like the road in the shot or not. It adds to our understanding that it is a road sign, which without some would probably question, but if it wasn't for this fact I would have left the road out. Overall though, I like the change from all the traditional road signs. 7.
01/21/2003 11:51:46 AM
Pretty good. I would probably have backed up, zoomed in and opened the lens up to get a narrow DOF to isolate the roadmarker from the confusion of its environment.
01/21/2003 06:47:57 AM
I think you have taken a great photo here, good work. 8 from me.
01/21/2003 01:37:11 AM
Nice and original. I like the composition. 9 -Annida
01/20/2003 05:34:38 PM
Nice and peaceful
01/20/2003 05:14:31 PM
I love these old signs when you find them. Your composition is quite good. The only thing I would suggest is perhaps try a shot without the thick branch going across the sign and see which is more effective - I found it slightly distracting when reading the sign. Focus and colour is nice and appropriate to the image.
01/20/2003 02:41:13 PM
I love these old milestones, nice picture.
01/20/2003 11:06:17 AM
highly visible from the road i'm sure ;-)
01/20/2003 10:54:47 AM
Great old signpost!! Love the colors, texture, everything!!
01/20/2003 09:39:53 AM
I love this approach, espec. after viewing so many harsh modern signs! Good light quality.
01/20/2003 08:57:42 AM
Nicely done. Great idea!
01/20/2003 01:58:26 AM
Great shot. A little more light would have framed the marker better.. Cub

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