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devoid:  colorless construction
devoid: colorless construction
the sycamore samurai

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Challenge: Color (Classic Editing)
Camera: Sony DSC-P51
Location: Berea, Ky
Date: Apr 6, 2003
Galleries: Cityscape, Rural
Date Uploaded: Apr 6, 2003

Taken at a construction site on campus. It shows lack of color that renovation temporarily causes in a community.

Place: 291 out of 295
Avg (all users): 3.2523
Avg (commenters): 3.7692
Avg (participants): 3.1223
Avg (non-participants): 3.4933
Views since voting: 1003
Votes: 214
Comments: 14
Favorites: 0

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04/20/2003 05:13:04 AM
Greets from the Critique Club:

As social commentary this is a clever idea! However, as a photo it falls flat on its face. The title alone isn't enough to give it context, as was noted in the comments. What I would have like to see to make this photo really work would be this construction site with grass or trees in the background, something to establish your premise.

Now, as to the photo. There's nothing to draw the eye to and the lighting is pretty flat. This works for your intent and shows the generally bland color that accompanies construction sites, but it doesn't make for an attractive photo.

I'm actually not sure what else I can say about this photo... Sorry! Good luck in future challenges and I look forward to seeing more of your creativity at work.

 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/12/2003 12:01:09 PM
I'm not sure how it meets the challenge.
04/12/2003 11:25:31 AM
Imaginative but perhaps too subtle for this category.
04/12/2003 05:20:43 AM
The old reliable 6x6 wwf. This is pretty colorless aside from the rust color. Didn't have epoxy coated, eh?
04/11/2003 04:58:34 PM
Lacking a story or context, this shot is struggling, for me anyway, to hold interest. There are lines to lead our eyes, but nothing at the end of them. Its also a bit dark, and might have benefitted from a wider angle or different perspective on the subject? Just a thought!
04/11/2003 01:24:27 AM
rusty and dusty. nice effect with the mud in the foreground.
04/09/2003 09:23:57 AM
Yep it is rather devoid of color! Although rust is a color too, and you have several tones of brown here.
04/08/2003 11:00:13 PM
Did you take this picture at night using the on-camera flash? This picture doesnít do much for me. The lines and pattern are nice but not enough to hold my attention for very long. Color is nice but there isnít much here for me to comment on. The focus and exposure do look good. I canít find any major technical problems. I gave it a 5.

  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/08/2003 10:39:52 PM
More color please.
04/08/2003 06:51:19 PM
Colorless is a good description... the color is not really creating any impact for me in this shot.. subjectively, I would have attempted something much stronger here... - setzler
04/08/2003 02:16:40 PM
nice idea with the picture good work
04/07/2003 04:52:42 PM
LOL, you took a picture of reinforcement wires!?
04/07/2003 10:14:14 AM
04/07/2003 06:39:26 AM
The title says it really - for me, the idea was to get plenty of colour into the shot - I think i see whaqt you're trying to do, but in my opinion this doesn't meet the challenge. Sorry.

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