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Challenge: Aftermath (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-600D/T3i Rebel
Location: Mountain View, CA
Date: Oct 20, 2014
Aperture: 5.0
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/15
Date Uploaded: Oct 20, 2014

Taken with my new Canon EF-S 10-18 IS SM, definitely a fan of the mix of wide angle and short focal length

Went to a local autobody, found this beauty.

Shot JPG, AWB, Curves, Dodge/Burn, USM, Crop, Re-size, Submit

Place: 39 out of 61
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12/11/2015 10:19:30 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

Hmm...this is one of those head-scratchers and in more ways than one. Like a commenter has already said, I have no idea what I'm looking at - I don't even know if it's part of a car or a motorcycle. I'm guessing it's something dinged up and there is a reflection of a neighbouring vehicle in a side panel? That's the only thing I can think of.

So. It's the aftermath of a scrapeup of some sort, but it's so obscure that it really makes no sense. In terms of technicals the lighting is OK but there is no real attempt to compose a pic. The tire in bottom left is huge and out of focus and just a distraction; the actual scrape is difficult to see and appreciate. Also, looking at your settings, I am surprised that you shot handheld at 1/15; why so slow? Canon is known for its excellent ISO, you could've easily gone to ISO 600 or so and shot a little faster.

There are plenty of excellent car photos here and elsewhere on the net, if this is a favourite subject of matter of yours you would do well to go and study them and see what makes them so compelling. Learn how to shoot from different angles.

Hope this has been of help.

 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/27/2014 02:30:31 PM
Oooh, bummer.
10/22/2014 02:21:22 AM
I don't get this one, I'm just not sure what I am looking at. Now don't simply think I am an idiot - even if I AM missing something, I still think it is YOUR job to get your point across. I have spent ages staring at this, and I do have some ideas, but I still can't be sure. So after all this effort on my behalf, I wonder if perhaps YOU could have found a different way to show this to us/me. A slightly different angle would no doubt give a VERY different result.

On the other hand, if I am the ONLY one with this problem, just ignore me and be happy everyone else got it perfectly :-)

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