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Challenge: Free Study 2014-11 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM
Location: Hackettstown NJ
Date: Nov 23, 2014
Aperture: 10
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1250
Date Uploaded: Nov 29, 2014

I took this for Gursky, but the beautiful shadows didn't suit him... but they suit me. calculations to b/w

yes, it's tilted and I did nothing about it. tilted ain't broke, and if it ain't broke...

Place: 82 out of 164
Avg (all users): 5.8025
Avg (commenters): 8.4545
Avg (participants): 5.8281
Avg (non-participants): 5.7059
Views since voting: 293
Views during voting: 157
Votes: 81
Comments: 18
Favorites: 3 (view)

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09/02/2015 01:58:15 PM
*Hello from Sid and the Critique Club*

An uninspiring image that has made a contribution to the open challenge.

In the words of Ubique I am obviously a lesser photographer because it fails to 'attract and inspire me' and I fail to see any connection with Gursky. The chicken wire adds a certain something I'll admit and it actually detracts from or sort of obscures the tilt, but since you felt compelled to comment on it its such a tilt that is to a certain degree broke. It's not immediately obvious but once evident then its so slight that it detracts, for me tilts rarely work where they are not an obvious intention that adds another element to the image, this does not.

It's inevitable that not all one's images are going to appeal to everybody and I have seen and had the pleasure of commenting on several appealing images from you but I'm sorry this one just does not do it for me, but its only my 'lesser' side revealing itself. I'm pleased for you that at least your fan club appreciate it.

Thanks for your submission and apologies for the delayed critique, as they say, 'better late than never', or at least I hope it is, Sid
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12/08/2014 04:05:13 PM
Originally posted by bvy:

(As for the tilt, it's no more tilted than my head might be if I were standing in front of it. So why mention it?)

12/08/2014 12:10:24 PM
Don, this is brilliant stuff! Pure seeing and genuine photography. Love the subtle tilt, noise, slightly off center composition, and hints of detail in the dark negative space. Thanks for retaining the look and feel of an actual photograph.
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12/08/2014 11:39:08 AM
Didn't vote, didn't comment, stupid me. You made the mundane into a satisfying unfinished tale, brilliant light, excellent photo.
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12/08/2014 10:47:34 AM
My Gursky didn't quite Gursky either, but I too got a few good shots from thinking in that direction. This got a ten from me.

(As for the tilt, it's no more tilted than my head might be if I were standing in front of it. So why mention it?)

Message edited by author 2014-12-09 15:59:12.
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12/08/2014 12:41:18 AM
I see a happy face.... not mine, I didn't finish voting. Sorry.
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12/08/2014 12:11:02 AM
I wanted to say something about the chicken wire, but it spoke first.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/07/2014 11:29:46 PM
Ever so captivating...the faces I see, and the obscurity I like, WD! 8
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12/07/2014 09:20:30 PM
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12/07/2014 09:02:46 PM
I'm loving the pure energy of this, jam packed indeed. Like a caged wild animal. 8
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12/07/2014 07:48:37 PM
Love this. Can't tell you why.
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12/07/2014 11:52:46 AM
Beautiful use of the chickenwire, and I like the placement of the shadow on the garage.
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12/07/2014 08:23:44 AM
Beautiful light and interesting capture. One of my favorites.
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12/06/2014 11:17:50 PM
A 7 from me (earlier).
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12/05/2014 06:08:38 PM
Well caught in the net
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12/05/2014 04:09:11 AM
Improbably beautiful. Perfectly judged tones; perfectly judged everything, really. You have made a virtue of everything that would have failed to attract and stimulate a lesser photographer. The result is a singular and thrilling picture. Thank you. 10. And the Order of the Thumb slipped under the wire.
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12/02/2014 12:09:12 PM
I can't resist. Favorite!
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12/01/2014 09:51:17 PM
....and these must be the doors to go beyond it.
Looking at you, looking at it
I love the feeling that the approaching shadow is creating. Could be that you took this shot from your car and now it haunts you that you did not stop.
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