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Ode To Billy Joe
Ode To Billy Joe

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Bridges II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S5000 Z
Location: Bunker Hill Covered Bridge, Claremont NC
Date: Feb 15, 2005
Aperture: 2.83
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/181s
Galleries: Vintage, Rural
Date Uploaded: Feb 15, 2005

Ode To Billie Joe
(Bobbie Gentry)
And then she said "I got some news this mornin' from Choctaw Ridge"
"Today Billy Joe MacAllister jumped off the Tallahatchie Bridge"

This is Bunker Hill Covered Bridge in Claremont NC. This is my son Jordan posing. I thought about doing this when I heard the Ode to Billy Joe song at a friends house. I'm very happy with the way this turned out, I had it pictured in my head, took the shot, edited it, and it was exactly how I had it pictured. I also got some good shots of my boys today, so even if this bombs it was still a good day :)

rotated, skewed, levels, duotone, blurred, adjusted brightness and contrast, desaturated, cropped, resized, border.

Model - FinePix S5000
DateTime - 2005:02:15 20:26:14
YCbCrPositioning - Co-Sited
Copyright - D. B. Hughes
ExifOffset - 232
ExposureTime - 1/180 seconds
FNumber - 2.80
ExposureProgram - Normal program
ISOSpeedRatings - 200
ExifVersion - 0220
DateTimeOriginal - 2005:02:15 16:36:22
DateTimeDigitized - 2005:02:15 16:36:22
ComponentsConfiguration - YCbCr
CompressedBitsPerPixel - 2.00 (bits/pixel)
ShutterSpeedValue - 1/181 seconds
ApertureValue - F 2.83
BrightnessValue - 4.70
ExposureBiasValue - 0.00
MaxApertureValue - F 2.83
MeteringMode - Multi-segment
LightSource - Auto
Flash - Not fired, compulsory flash mode
FocalLength - 6.70 mm
FlashPixVersion - 0100
ColorSpace - sRGB
ExifImageWidth - 2048
ExifImageHeight - 1536

Info on Bunker Hill Covered Bridge:

The Bunker Hill Covered Bridge (1894) is last remaining covered bridge in North Carolina and the only example of the Haupt Truss in wood. Catawba County commissioners in 1894 called on local landowners to build and maintain a bridge across Lyles Creek. In response, landowners hired the services of Andy L. Ramsour. The name Bunker Hill comes from local Bunker Hill Farm operated by the descendants of the Shufords and Lowrances, local families since the early 1800s. The bridge is made of oak with trunnels (wooden pins) instead of nails and spans 85 feet across Lyles Creek. The roof was originally covered with wooden shingles. It was replaced with tin, in 1921. A major restoration in 1994-95 has stabilized the structure.

Place: 28 out of 424
Avg (all users): 6.5292
Avg (commenters): 8.3333
Avg (participants): 6.2545
Avg (non-participants): 6.7853
Views since voting: 2738
Views during voting: 463
Votes: 342
Comments: 27
Favorites: 2 (view)

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04/08/2007 11:43:55 PM
very surreal...LOVE it!!!
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02/21/2007 03:39:07 PM
Beautiful, breathtaking! :)
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07/24/2005 11:46:10 AM
This is wonderful. I just stumbled across it. The single figure's silhouette at the end of the bridge opening is terrific. The filter you used is just the right one to evoke the nostalgic mood. Great title too.
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06/01/2005 12:37:07 PM
hi just saw your picture,very cool. i've had my fujifine pix s5000
for over a year, and have just started to really play with it. my question is - i'm having trouble getting the stutter speed that you achieved i can only get 1/200 - 1/160. do you have any ideas?

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02/23/2005 07:51:31 PM
Congrats on your high placing with this wonderful image! One of my favorites this challenge. Beautifully done!!
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02/23/2005 01:23:29 AM
such a beautiful composition. very very nice...good job
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02/23/2005 12:12:19 AM
Did not comment during the voting, but placed it one of top 5 highest. Wonderful shot, should've ended a lot higher IMO
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/22/2005 10:52:04 PM
I like the character of this photo, you didn't just take a picture of a kid of a bridge, you added a little something more.
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02/22/2005 10:18:11 PM
The quietness of this picture is very appealing. Your bringing of just enough light into the interior illuminates just the right amount of detail.
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02/22/2005 04:49:52 PM
Great picture in every regard. Nice work, one of my top picks.
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02/21/2005 12:45:22 PM
Great atmosphere, I love the way the visible portion of the floor inside the bridge fades into blackness.
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02/19/2005 04:43:44 PM
This picture really tells a story. The lines, the light, and the guy standing there contemplating whatever he's comtemplating make for a fantastic image (not to mention your technical ability!)
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02/18/2005 05:14:32 PM
Great impact.
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02/18/2005 06:38:48 AM
How'd he jump off this then? Is there a window?
It's a terrific image: just enough interior detail to work, not enough to blow out the background. Nice figure (BJ?), plus good camera and processing work. 8.
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02/18/2005 02:03:30 AM
Good photo. Nice point of view of a bridge as well. It seems you have a well trained eye. I would have cropped a bit more, keeping the fading inside-way of the bridge. That's an opinion.
Good work :)
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02/17/2005 07:34:22 PM
shot would've been great if the end of the bridge wasn't right in the middle. Great concept.
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02/17/2005 06:45:17 PM
This is lovely - the exposure is perfect, and this has a wonderful, sentimental feel about it. The softness that I assume is processing does work for this particular picture very well, and the sepia tones are right on. Lovely work!
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02/16/2005 06:29:51 PM
Wonderful, I love it!
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02/16/2005 12:39:36 PM
Great composition and contrast
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02/16/2005 12:32:28 PM
Great set-up! Good job
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02/16/2005 09:44:09 AM
This image conjures lots of questions.
Wooden foreground leads the eye nicely to the silhouette.
I like the framing and colourisation.
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02/16/2005 09:27:11 AM
Beautiful sepia, title works, and image is effective in it's simplicity.
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02/16/2005 05:42:44 AM
I like the feeling this bridge gives you, a lot of history is the feeling i'm getting! if you can capture something like that you have my vote! nice!
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02/16/2005 01:44:40 AM
Absolutely beautiful, metaphorical image that uses and actual covered bridge to bring in at least twoother levels of bridge imagery. Wonderful B/W cinversion, fine use of neatimage for the slightly misty effect (or however you got it, feel free to message me and let me know, I'm curious). A 10 from me and I wish it well.
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02/16/2005 01:16:08 AM
just love it!! i wish i was there!
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02/16/2005 12:21:07 AM
Love this song. Wonderful reprensentation of the song too I might add. Great!
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02/16/2005 12:08:46 AM
Beautiful photo :) This looks vaguely familiar :) = 10
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