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Challenge: Rhythm (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot S30
Location: lower east side, nyc
Date: Feb 14, 2003
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 50
Shutter: 400
Date Uploaded: Feb 16, 2003

fire escapes on the tenement buildings in new york's lower east side. cropped, sharpened, some gamma and saturation adjustments.

Place: 32 out of 79
Avg (all users): 5.8776
Avg (commenters): 5.6667
Avg (participants): 5.8750
Avg (non-participants): 5.8824
Views since voting: 909
Votes: 98
Comments: 13
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02/25/2003 08:57:39 PM
thanks for all the comments. unfortunately this is a photo i know could have been better, but it was TOO COLD to hang around and take tons of photos. sorry. i took a couple straight on and could only capture two columns of escapes, which did not quite, to me, represent the contest as much as this photo did, with row after row of fire escapes. here is an older photo that i took a while ago that inspired me to wander back down there and find this image again . . . but as i said, it was just toooo coooold to find the right image. given the many weaknesses of the photo, i'm pretty happy with the outcome (although i think the angle that the buildings recede from the starting point is too harsh to cut out the bottom any more than i already did).
 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/23/2003 09:51:59 PM
I think you could crop the bottom above the cars/people and have a stronger image.
02/23/2003 02:22:36 PM
This shot has some very interesting patterns and color... all the activity seems to add a sense of chaos which works well :) - setzler
02/22/2003 03:02:30 PM
Kids playing on pots and pans.
02/21/2003 03:19:30 PM
Pretty nice. I would have cropped it so the clear beginning of the second story was right at the bottom of the picture and zoomed in a little more.
02/20/2003 03:32:56 PM
this is a potentially great subject and well seen. I don't know that you've made the best use of the subject matter though - the area of sky breaks up the composition, as do the people and cars.

I'd love to see this taken more 'straight on' from the other side of the street to really emphasize the patterns and also make more use of the great colour between the purple/red walls and the green escapes
02/19/2003 12:15:52 AM
These colors almost don't look real. Nice capture.
02/18/2003 09:22:06 PM
Fits the challenge very nicely. I really like how the stairs stand out. You could try cropping out the bottom portion (people and cars), this would help keep the eyes on te stairs and the perspective. Good job. Jacko.
02/18/2003 08:43:37 PM
I like the concept. I think you should either leave enough of the street level in the shot for the viewer to really see what is going on or else cut it out completely. I personally would probably crop the bottom boarder a little higher to reduce the clutter that shows up at the bottom. 5
02/18/2003 09:52:41 AM
I think the rhythm of the fire escapes might be more apparent if the street at the bottom was cropped out as to not distract from the pattern above.
02/17/2003 06:13:50 PM
I like the repitition here, perhaps I would prefer it with the street and people cut off, concentrating on just the building.
02/17/2003 04:45:39 PM
Great find here, and good eye to see it. Neat shot, well done, good luck to you.
02/17/2003 12:30:49 AM
Nice submission - cropping at bottom is a tad abrupt.

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