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Hitting The Wall
Hitting The Wall

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Challenge: Potholes, Detours, Obstructions (Standard Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-6D
Lens: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Worthington Valley
Date: Jun 23, 2019
Date Uploaded: Jun 23, 2019

[Jun. 29th, 2019 07:24:49 AM]

Yes, this was taken with me laying on the ground and rotated 90 degrees. I had to find a background that looked like brick. The one I found was at a traffic circle a few miles from my house. I decided that I did not want to be the subject of taunts and blowing horns as I set up and took the shot so the best time was at dawn on the weekend when traffic was sparse. Attached my tripod to a stepladder to try to get the camera as high as possible and used a remote trigger with a 2 second delay to take the shot as I had no one to shoot it for me. The trigger was about a foot away from my left hand which I cloned out of the shot. On Saturday morning I made my first attempt but didn’t like it because of shadows from the early morning sun and I did not realize until I got home that I had set myself up with the bricks parallel to my body. So Sunday morning I got to the spot even earlier (6 am) before the sun cast its shadow, set up with the bricks horizontal and got the shot I wanted.
In retrospect there are a few things I would do differently. Maybe in a future challenge!

Place: 5 out of 22
Avg (all users): 5.9744
Avg (participants): 5.3077
Avg (non-participants): 6.3077
Views since voting: 336
Views during voting: 97
Votes: 39
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0

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07/07/2019 06:13:25 PM
loved your interpretation .. and definitely should have ribboned ..
spose ppl here can be too literal .. !! .. :)
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07/06/2019 06:49:38 PM
well played. shame you didn't get the Blue.
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07/04/2019 11:48:40 AM
Oh man! This clearly should’a won! It was certainly the most interesting and pleasing to look at.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/02/2019 11:28:41 PM
I like the creative interpretation here, so my pick for blue.
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06/27/2019 08:02:59 PM
You hit the wall a LONGGGG time ago, dude :-)
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06/27/2019 12:58:43 PM
Looks like a flipped image but impression counts. 7
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06/26/2019 03:31:28 PM
I LOVE IT! It's my favorite in a challenge that I found very few favorites... in fact, only 2. Good luck!
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06/26/2019 11:49:46 AM
Love it! So clever! My favorite of the challenge.
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