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Challenge: Road Signs Revisited (Classic Editing)
Camera: Minolta DiMAGE S404
Location: see details
Date: Jan 14, 2003
Aperture: 5.5
ISO: 64
Shutter: .011049 s
Galleries: Abstract, Cityscape
Date Uploaded: Jan 19, 2003

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muddy branch road
gaithersburg, md 20878

Statistics
Place: 31 out of 174
Avg (all users): 5.9118
Avg (commenters): 6.7500
Avg (participants): 6.1368
Avg (non-participants): 5.6092
Views since voting: 1444
Votes: 204
Comments: 36
Favorites: 2 (view)


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01/15/2004 02:27:36 PM
I love this. When I saw the thumbnail, I wondered "how can you shoot a road sign in space, or at least from an aircraft?". Yes, the roadsign suffers from this acute angle of view, but the creativity is in using the road sign as a challenge-validating excuse to show that fabulous sky. This pic is now one of my faves.
01/28/2003 11:08:39 PM
Critique Club:

Composition: Very good. I love the way the angle makes the street light's height exagerated and pulls in the sky by the effect. Loved the way you used the contrasting angles of the sign post and lay of the clouds along with the title to make an otherwise ordinary photo of a street sign very entertaining. I like the color scheme which helps bring out the colored reflection on the sign. The light above does not bother me, as it did some in the other comments below. Actually, the image at the bottom of the speed sign bothers me slightly and wondered how this would be with that cropped out for your final submission. Even though the sky is technically not "negative space", it is in a sense and ads to the focus on the sign.

Creativity: Excellent due to the unusual angle and use of the angle of the clouds and somewhat humorous title.

Technical Quality: Very good, see no obvious flaws in clarity, dof, or post processing issues.

Overall: Really liked this shot and thought your creativity and capture of the "moment" were really great.

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01/27/2003 09:32:39 AM
I liked this one the best!
01/27/2003 07:58:05 AM
was one of my faves
 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/26/2003 11:15:38 PM
it just doesn't say much to me. Perhaps you'd be so kind as to email me as tell me what you saw and help me out.
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01/26/2003 10:58:22 PM
Good perspective....different.
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01/26/2003 09:43:21 PM
That is one crazy angle. I love it. Makes me think that the sign is in space, and that is the earth below. jgillard10
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01/26/2003 06:25:03 PM
very harsh angle. beautiful focus, clean image.
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01/26/2003 02:08:43 PM
I like the sky but I think the shot is not taken at a flattering angle to the sign.
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01/26/2003 11:43:21 AM
angle is a little distracting. beautiful sky in the background
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01/25/2003 07:20:25 AM
Nice shot. Has the same feel as last year's winner. did you try cropping out the light from the picture, seems to pull my eyes away from the sign. Good job and good luck. Jacko.
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01/24/2003 11:32:46 PM
wonderful perspective, like the reflection of the sky in the sign, and a great sky at that.
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01/24/2003 01:46:03 PM
Nice angle, a bit hard to read the sign but a very nice photo to look at. 10
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01/23/2003 09:10:21 AM
Good job!
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01/23/2003 12:24:31 AM
Certainly an artistic view of a streetlight and sign. Focus looks fine to me, composition is good, and the clouds are interesting.
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01/23/2003 12:05:03 AM
Strange angle. Camera appears to be tilted, which makes it akward to look at. Focus and cropping good, but too odd of an angle for me personally. It's a 5.
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01/22/2003 09:45:24 PM
Great angle. I love the reflection.
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01/22/2003 08:46:00 PM
great angle shot..composition is good as is the focus. well done
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01/22/2003 01:04:12 PM
The angle you shot this at makes the picture great. I like the reflections. Brilliant!
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01/22/2003 08:03:15 AM
Thi is a very dynamic shot! The angle is superb and leads me all the way up the light. The only thing that bothers me a bit is the light being over-shadowed. Your sky is great! 8
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01/21/2003 11:25:48 PM
Hard to look at. Having trouble reading sign and it bothers me.
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01/21/2003 02:34:46 PM
like the angle--very good capture
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01/21/2003 03:56:12 AM
Good capture, it kinda makes me feels dizzy looking up there. I like it!
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01/20/2003 11:12:35 PM
the angle is a bit too much
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01/20/2003 10:21:28 PM
Perspective is nice on this one ... like the way you picked up the reflections in the sign ... great exposure.
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01/20/2003 09:28:24 PM
Nice angle. My head spinning staring at it. 9
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01/20/2003 07:21:34 PM
Really like the perspective of this shot. Neat work, great sky there.
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01/20/2003 06:37:01 PM
Ahhh haaa, very creative. :) It's more like 40 degrees but an "A" for creativity!!
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01/20/2003 03:12:16 PM
I Love the Angle...reminds me of a Hitchcock effect from Vertigo
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01/20/2003 02:46:46 PM
Great perspective, excellent use of your lens. (8)
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01/20/2003 02:13:06 PM
Love the reflection on the sign, the angles are interesting, very well executed.
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01/20/2003 02:11:04 PM
its great how the clouds and sky reflect off the sign, but i feel the sign was pictured at perhaps too sharp of an angle. that said, excellent shot.
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01/20/2003 10:29:33 AM
I like the perspective,good shot.
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01/20/2003 09:10:07 AM
great shot, but i think too shallow of an angle on the sign.
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01/20/2003 07:43:37 AM
Interesting. Like the sky. The angle makes me feel slightly dizzy though :-)
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01/20/2003 05:57:26 AM
I think the angle is a bit too acute to see the sign properly. I can see the idea of tring to catch the reflections of the sky though.
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