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Rust to rust
Rust to rust

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Challenge: Poverty (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G5
Location: Portland Maine
Date: Oct 21, 2004
Aperture: F/4
ISO: auto
Shutter: 1/202
Galleries: Abstract, Urban
Date Uploaded: Oct 26, 2004

Portland Maine - ancient plumbing exposed to the salty air. Districts whose property values cannot support a Starbucks are often forgotten by the tourist crowds.

Place: 112 out of 171
Avg (all users): 4.6667
Avg (commenters): 3.8000
Avg (participants): 4.5814
Avg (non-participants): 4.6979
Views since voting: 678
Views during voting: 424
Votes: 321
Comments: 11
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11/08/2004 08:07:53 PM
Howdy from the Critique Club!

This shot is very visually interesting to me. I love textural studies like this. The color and feel of the bricks just pop out at the eye, and the steel running through them creates a nice visual reference that draws you into the shot. However...

In the Poverty challenge, it's difficult to determine just how this ties into poverty. Most voters will want to see some sort of connection with the building and a person or people. There's no real way to be sure that the lack of repair to a building actually is due to poverty or just lack of care/concern. This was probably the downfall of the shot for this particular challenge, IMHO.

It is a technically sound shot, but it's just not for this particular challenge. All that being said, I think the shot is an interesting study with a lot of positive attributes and points upon which improvements can be made. Have fun and keep shooting! :o)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/31/2004 04:23:28 PM
nice texture.
10/29/2004 12:41:16 PM
love the texture and colors
10/29/2004 09:28:42 AM
Great shot for brick or rust, but no poverty here..
10/29/2004 08:36:55 AM
interesting composition, though the lighting seems a little harsh. probably would do better in the challenge if it related to the human element of poverty...
10/29/2004 05:02:15 AM
Beautiful colors. How old it must be to look like that.
10/28/2004 08:16:28 PM
This image really works for me. I hope it does well for you.
10/28/2004 07:19:36 AM
great but this could be anything but pverty
10/28/2004 05:08:45 AM
wether this is simply neglect and decay we will not know I like the idea I think this needs to be shot on an overcast day to retain the details the bright sun makes it difficult to see.
10/27/2004 04:36:33 PM
A nice image, with good exposure.. I had to look at it for a while to see the rusted away pipe.. The composition doesn't present it self very clearly, it actually looks like a pretty picture, carrying some beauty. The negative sense I would get from this is.. disrepair or decay.. not poverty.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/27/2004 01:46:14 AM
i don't see the poverty

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