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Twilight Zone

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Challenge: Road Signs VI (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Black and White
Camera: Sony Alpha A580
Lens: Sony DT 18-70mm f/3.5-5.6 Aspherical ED Zoom Lens for Sony Alpha
Date: Jun 13, 2015
Aperture: 11.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/2500
Date Uploaded: Jun 14, 2015

[Jun. 21st, 2015 11:54:58 PM]

Oh, my, this has been so much fun! So many great comments and three special awards and, after watching the score drop bit by bit all day, a sudden surge that has actually moved me from 6.2807 at 114 votes to 6.35 at 120 votes. Another eight minutes to go so who knows, but no drop in the score can wipe the grin off my face. Thanks!

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And thanks again to all the commenters and to everyone who liked this image.

Place: 6 out of 170
Avg (all users): 6.3417
Avg (commenters): 8.4615
Avg (participants): 6.3061
Avg (non-participants): 6.5000
Views since voting: 828
Views during voting: 270
Votes: 120
Comments: 24
Favorites: 1 (view)

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06/24/2015 04:26:19 AM
I can hear the theme song from the show by the same title now...and definitely suits your fine image.
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06/23/2015 10:08:27 PM
I forgot to comment on this one I first saw it on the iPad and it didn't look as impressive as on the desktop..... I would've scored it higher if I voted it from the desktop, not to worry congrats on all the bling very atmospheric shot.
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06/22/2015 11:18:16 AM
Yay ! Congrats Nikki, what a way to start the season !!!!
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06/22/2015 10:20:47 AM
Congrats on the placement and all the bling! Awesome photo, Nikki!
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06/22/2015 08:43:49 AM
One of my favs of the challenge.
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06/22/2015 04:57:22 AM
Well-deserved bling!! Love the spooky, gritty feel of this. Congrats on the TT!
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06/22/2015 12:28:28 AM
Wow, you just raked in a truckload on this one!! Congrats. Very compelling/mysterious image
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06/22/2015 12:19:03 AM
Niki what a fabulous image. Brilliant!!!
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06/22/2015 12:17:10 AM
Woo hoo!!! Congratulations on the well-deserved top 10 finish and the extra awards :) Beautiful image and Great job!!
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06/22/2015 12:05:33 AM
I'm glad to see a black white and grainy shot finish so high. It's beautiful!
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06/22/2015 12:05:13 AM
VERY pleased to see this do so well! Congratulations!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/21/2015 11:58:20 PM
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In an effort to complicate things further we've added awards. This is my third-place pick of the challenge. Great lines, great mood, great grit. Very well done.

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06/21/2015 11:29:55 PM
beautiful noise. good title, playing on "there's a signpost up ahead..."

I hang it in my fantasy art gallery.

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06/21/2015 11:08:18 PM
Wonderful noir-ish (even better than Twilight Zone-ish) mood if a bit grainy. Bumped tonight.
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06/21/2015 04:30:13 PM
for bringing this to life using grain you get a balloon to play with this week:

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06/18/2015 05:45:54 AM
Lovely constraints and good use of noise. Great composition and overall, beautiful.
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06/16/2015 11:37:03 PM
the noise is eloquent, we snuff it up.
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06/16/2015 11:56:52 AM
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06/16/2015 01:06:34 AM
The high-contrast, high-grain processing works well on this image, and the title helps pull it all together in a plausible story.
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06/16/2015 12:47:20 AM
Great use of grain and light.
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06/15/2015 10:14:49 PM
This is really fabulous! The composition is perfect and the processing just brilliant.
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06/15/2015 01:24:48 PM
Ha! Great thought/shot!
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06/15/2015 08:00:55 AM
Absolutely love this - the grainy processing adds immensely to the kicked up grit and gravel.
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06/15/2015 06:50:18 AM
The composition is almost too perfect and the grain adds a lot to this well executed perfectly processed scene.
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