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Forty Five Miles Per Hour
Forty Five Miles Per Hour

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Challenge: Color (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G2
Location: Central Coast, CA
Date: Mar 31, 2003
Aperture: f4.0
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/320
Date Uploaded: Apr 6, 2003

Reshoot of a picture I took several months ago. Rare sunny, warm monday on a road in the central coast of California somewhere.

Place: 41 out of 295
Avg (all users): 6.0411
Avg (commenters): 6.6905
Avg (participants): 5.9236
Avg (non-participants): 6.2667
Views since voting: 2727
Votes: 219
Comments: 46
Favorites: 3 (view)

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04/16/2003 11:25:10 AM
Thanks for all your comments! This picture got more comments than anything else i've submitted.

If you were wondering, yes, I did put the sign in there on purpose. I thought the "institutional" yellow of the sign was a stark contrast to the lush green of the hillside. As far as the "blowout" on the sign, I actually liked the effect.

FYI: This is the same tree I shot for the texture challenge in July of last year, as suggested by Swashbuckler.
04/15/2003 12:12:30 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club
By Inspzil

Composition - There is some awesome color and texture to this shot. I'm still not sure where the sign fits in, but to each his own. I think sacrificing the sign in order to lose the wires at the bottom and the washed out part at the top is a fair trade. But that's just me. The grass is wonderful, like the fairways at Augusta. The hills have cool little bumps that make cool little shadows. The sky is a great shade of blue. Nice work.

Technical - Great color, exposure, use of available lighting. The shot is really crisp and clear. Really nice work.

Overall - I don't think I'm the only one wondering about the sign judging by the comments. I really don't think it needs it. There are some great colors and nice textures to this pic. I reminds me of the Teletubbies, if you know who they are. This is a nice pic with or without the sign in it but I think it allows for some more criticism as well. Good luck in future challenges - Inspzil
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/13/2003 05:27:26 PM
Wow! I think there are two imperfections here that keep the photo from a 10. 1.) The glare on the top of the sign. 2.) The little twig sticking up in the lower right (barely discernible.)
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04/12/2003 08:50:40 PM
Cool! my only comment is the refex on the top left is quite distracting
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04/12/2003 02:41:21 PM
that highlight on the sign is a little too much, otherwise the scenary is perfect!
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04/12/2003 10:56:49 AM
Great pic, only flaw i see is too much of a reflection from the sun in the top sign. Other than that terrific pic
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04/11/2003 08:03:48 PM
Yikes! The reflection at the top is hurtful on the eyes. Actually, minus the sign, this is a good shot. Just try that...crop your version from the sign over. The single tree is a good marker, the taller than wide crop works here...it's good! :)
04/11/2003 05:40:46 PM
I like the simplicity of this photo and the clean lines. Too bad about the glare on the sign, but I am guessing thats the sun, so you can't do much there lol
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04/11/2003 03:17:35 PM
The reflection on the top of the sign is a little destracting, but I love the sign in the picture. 7.
04/11/2003 01:34:31 AM
nice color contradiction
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04/10/2003 10:45:14 PM
Really nice shot but the glare on the sign is distracting. If you cropped it out it would have been even better.
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04/10/2003 04:45:16 PM
glare on the sign is distracting
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04/10/2003 10:41:35 AM
Very nice. but i don't like the flash on the sign 8.
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04/10/2003 02:04:50 AM
Very nice other than than the blow out on the sign
04/09/2003 09:30:48 PM
Beautifully GREEN! The sign is a nice touch, lol! Perks it up a little! :)
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04/09/2003 08:28:02 PM
If it hadn't been for the nasty glare on the sign this would have ranked higher in my book. Actually, I think you could have dropped the sign all together out of the photo and I would have ranked it high. I love the greens and that lonely tree.
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04/09/2003 06:09:07 PM
Road Signs revisited......this time better without a speed limit....lol....the Green is great......
04/09/2003 11:09:37 AM
Very clean and nicely done photo. The bright spot is distracting, but very nice nonetheless.
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04/09/2003 10:32:21 AM
Great shot! Too bad about the glare on the upper sign. I love the shape of the hills.
04/09/2003 06:07:22 AM
Great color! I would have given this a 10 if it weren't for the flare in the sign. The tree placement is nice. (9)
- after reviewing your photo (and others) I bumped this one to 10!
04/09/2003 03:54:45 AM
Nice colours. Just not sure I like the centering of that tree. And the glare off the top sign is really distracting.
04/09/2003 02:15:00 AM
I wish you would have kept the curve sign out of the picture. For that matter the whole sign. I love the color of the green grass and the blue sky. Sorry for not giving you a 10 due to sign....
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04/09/2003 12:07:47 AM
almost unreal - the perfect grass and hills .. don't like the reflection on the top sign though
04/08/2003 08:09:00 PM
It's a shame about the glare in the top left corner.
04/08/2003 05:53:27 PM
This is one of those pictures that could stand well with or without the yellow signs.
04/08/2003 03:13:10 PM
With 45 miles per hour for the name you should have taken out the upper part of the sign as with the glare on it the focus is aimed at it in general. Good idea but needs work.
04/08/2003 02:03:27 PM
good job, nice photo.
04/08/2003 11:45:42 AM
This is nicely composed and has a simplicity about it. The glare in the upper left part of the sign, however, distracts from the quality of the rest of the shot.
04/08/2003 06:21:55 AM
Needs to not have the top of the sign cut off, and the highlight on the sign is a distraction. Otherwise, it's very pleasing with some good colours.
04/08/2003 01:10:54 AM
If not for the glare on the sign, definitely a 10 This looks almost like the default background for windows xp, and the 3-dimensional quality is really cool
04/07/2003 11:27:06 PM
the hills without the sign would have been a 9, the sign with the glare kills it.
04/07/2003 10:42:54 PM
Since you are proably geting knocked for the glare I won't comment on that . .oh well guess I did, anyway except for that you have a great image. The yellow contrasts nicely with green, and color is very much a player in the shot.
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04/07/2003 10:13:59 PM
Strange, looks like telle-tubbie land. I sure you've heard people complain about the glare on the sign. I wonder if the sign wasn't in it at all, if it would have been better.
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04/07/2003 09:24:45 PM
great shot but for the big white glare off the top of the sign!
04/07/2003 08:44:32 PM
road signs revisted the glare on the top sign takes away from an otherwise very nice picture
04/07/2003 08:24:45 PM
The Sunspot is irratating, but otherwise a top Photo
04/07/2003 06:42:19 PM
great shot. the colors are really brought out. good job.
04/07/2003 04:58:20 PM
Very nice photo with great composition and especially color. :) It's just to bad the upper part of the sign has such a bad glare. Still, it's agreat entry for this week's assignment. 8
04/07/2003 01:49:06 PM
Cool shot. Needed to avoid that reflecting glare on the sign and up the contrast a bit maybe.
04/07/2003 01:04:38 PM
Okay-Wonderful---color/fantastic focus, crisp-sharp/focus/dof/light......Momma! This is just da bomb!!!!!!!!!!!
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04/07/2003 08:14:33 AM
Loose the sign and I'd have given this a much higher score. The bright spot of the sign pulls the eye away from the nice green rolling hills. -danny
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04/07/2003 06:08:11 AM
The light on the curve sign is distracting.
04/07/2003 05:31:56 AM
Not really sure why this sign is in the picture to be perfectly honest. Looks like a fine shot without it. I would've just kept the little skinny tree as the focal point of the photo and captured that wonderful green carpet. By including the sign, you also include the wires at the bottom.
04/07/2003 03:53:55 AM
Good colour contrast, but the hilight spot should have been avoided
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04/07/2003 02:44:07 AM
Nice, clear color in everything except for the bright glare in the upper left hand corner which is a bit distracting. Other than that, the picture hardly seems like it's real. Good shot.
04/07/2003 01:06:49 AM
Not sure why the speed sign is there, it's a great photo if you use the tree with the hills already.

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