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Stop and Smell the Roses
Stop and Smell the Roses
rubytuesdai


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Road Signs IV (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Olympus Stylus 410
Location: Los Angeles, California
Date: Jan 29, 2005
Date Uploaded: Jan 29, 2005

Nothing special about this picture, I just liked the way the flowers framed the stop sign.

Statistics
Place: 189 out of 292
Avg (all users): 5.0662
Avg (commenters): 4.8571
Avg (participants): 4.9328
Avg (non-participants): 5.1607
Views since voting: 689
Views during voting: 430
Votes: 287
Comments: 15
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/08/2005 05:54:19 PM
Good idea, too bad about the composition...
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02/07/2005 11:24:31 PM
awesome
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02/07/2005 03:07:24 PM
interesting picture. nice composition
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02/06/2005 08:18:41 PM
It's an interesting image, but your photo has no composition.
The houses are just a distractor, as the tree to the right edge of the photo.
It seems you have a good photography-eye, but try to improve your composition and rule of 3rds. :) I hope this constructive opinion can be of some use.
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02/06/2005 03:17:28 AM
I think that a bit of fill flash would help here, to make the sign stand out from the background.
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02/06/2005 02:31:57 AM
Good subject but poorly executed; the composition could be better (rule of thirds applied); a closer cropped shot that showcases the flowers would really help this shot. A different angle to bring out the street sign would make a better compositon.
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02/04/2005 11:36:34 PM
What a pretty stop sign... But this picture has too much background noise.
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02/03/2005 03:32:38 PM
Good sign to photograph, would have been better if you had lightened it some. A better less cluttered angle would have helped also, assuming there was such an angle.
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02/03/2005 11:07:25 AM
I dearly love this image. (Wonder if it's somewhere in Hawaii? - I know, I'll find out when the Challenge is over) Anyhow, the Stop Sign in all its flowery glory is your story. Consider zooming in, getting even lower, or otherwise changing your angle to bring out this beauty and avoid the distraction of the houses and clutter in the background.
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02/03/2005 10:08:46 AM
Nice way to display a road sign....wish we had some of those around my neck of the woods....
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02/02/2005 06:04:38 PM
Nice spot and good title
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02/02/2005 04:34:12 PM
Hello!

Composition: You subject is dead center. It would have been better visually off to the side or from a different angle or perspective. There are also many distracting elements to the photo including the light coming out of the house. Also the light post on the right is a bit distracting.

Lighting: Could be a bit brighter. I know its tough against the sky...but a good flash, or maybe even car headlights from far away would have added some contrast to that the photo isn't quite so "flat".

Creativity: As you've seen from many of the entries there is some really creative stuff out there! Its an interesting looking sign with the plant growing up it. Still sort of "snapshot-y" as far as creativity.

Overall: A nice effort, but could be much better with just a few small tweaks that I mentioned above. Take my opinion with a grain of salt though. Keep up the good work, and think way outside the box for that extra boost of creativity! :)
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02/02/2005 12:35:08 PM
probably would have been better if you were closer and from the front...maybe trying to fill the whole frame with the roses and the stop sign...the background really detracts from this photo...3
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02/02/2005 07:33:47 AM
The title goes well with the shot but I find it lacks clarity. Might I suggest turning your camera sideways/vertical to get a taller shot and less width. I think you would have found a more appealing shot and would have gotten rid of the distracting buildings on either sign of the stop sign. Good luck in this challenge.
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02/02/2005 06:42:02 AM
Too bad the sky wasn't clear blue that day! Would have made for a fabulous shot!
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