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Challenge: Stock Photography (Classic Editing)
Collection: Abstract Art & Architecture
Camera: Olympus D-490Z
Location: Oakland, California, USA
Date: Feb 23, 2003
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/40
Galleries: Abstract, Macro
Date Uploaded: Feb 23, 2003

Shot a roll of fencing sitting in someone's pickup truck. Applied one tone curve for contrast, and then additional color-specific curves until I had a look I wanted.

Statistics
Place: 79 out of 90
Avg (all users): 4.9796
Avg (commenters): 5.3333
Avg (participants): 4.6061
Avg (non-participants): 5.7500
Views since voting: 1137
Votes: 98
Comments: 7
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03/03/2003 12:21:28 AM
This was a tricky challenge for me because so much of my thoughts about images lean towards their use in a graphic context, as most stock photos are used. I've posted the original image (cropped but before the color manipulation and a cover mock-up for a fictional trade magazine (frequent users of stock photos) as my image might have been used.
BTW: the basic premise of the story is true (from a radio news report), but all of the details are made up.
' . substr('//www.pbase.com/image/13717605/small.jpg', strrpos('//www.pbase.com/image/13717605/small.jpg', '/') + 1) . ' ' . substr('//www.pbase.com/image/13717669/small.jpg', strrpos('//www.pbase.com/image/13717669/small.jpg', '/') + 1) . '
 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/02/2003 03:29:20 PM
not quite sure what you are trying to show here .... i dont really like the color choice ... if it was a blue tone and not as strong i can see it used as some kind of technology background, but right now it's really hard to focus on because of the combo of red and green
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03/02/2003 11:19:36 AM
Interesting, colourful abstract shot, but I'm not sure if it's a stock photo.
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02/25/2003 09:35:56 PM
Good pic. What is it, and how did you do it?
02/25/2003 12:50:31 PM
This looks almost like an abstract of a tall building (your title gives it away). The colors are attractive and the focus seems quite sharp. Nice job. I don't know how often you would sell this shot from your stock portfolio but I like it nonetheless.
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02/25/2003 09:06:54 AM
This would probably do quite well in the new challenge, leading lines! The green/orange effect really comes through here and gives this image charachter. I could see this photo in a magazine of presentation for sure. Good job!
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02/24/2003 09:29:38 AM
This is an interesting abstract. I don't know a lot about stock photos, but this one concerns me slightly. Without the title, I don't really know what I'm looking at, and in the world of stock photography, you have to be able to sell you image for use in various media. I'm not sure what type of media would use an image like this :) - setzler
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