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Challenge: Rain (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D70
Location: My House
Date: Aug 13, 2005
Aperture: f/5
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/60
Date Uploaded: Aug 13, 2005

I know I know it's not raining anymore...heh oh well.

Anyway, the storm started around 6:00 so I headed out to take some shots of it...I got a couple good ones. Upon returning home, a line was down in my driveway and sparking...the fire department came and taped everything off.

I realize I didn't capture the actual 'nature' of the danger -- it's more a scene that shows there is some sort of unknown danger or destruction from the passing storm, behind the yellow tape. It's meant to be a bit dark and 'questionable' if you will.

I feel the composition is strong and interesting...the thumbnail generates interest in itself. People seem to like selective desats a lot as they are rather eye-catching when used in the correct manner...we'll see how this one does.

Place: 68 out of 228
Avg (all users): 5.7333
Avg (commenters): 6.9444
Avg (participants): 5.3583
Avg (non-participants): 5.9833
Views since voting: 689
Views during voting: 624
Votes: 300
Comments: 24
Favorites: 2 (view)

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09/06/2005 09:36:31 AM
I like it alot! You did a great job in emphasizing on the threat behind the yellow tape. Nicely done!
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08/22/2005 02:39:45 AM

this score is a shame! I absolutely love this photo.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/20/2005 04:16:29 PM

No rain.
08/20/2005 05:50:01 AM
Incredible image!! Very very dramatic, I love the selective desat and the dramatic contrasty feel to the image.
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08/20/2005 03:24:03 AM
The selective desaturation is very distracting and detracts from the image.
08/19/2005 05:12:10 PM
WOW what a mood this sets! That yellow is BRIGHT! Great job!
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08/18/2005 05:22:07 PM
Very effective use of selective desat. Powerful image - very gloomy and foreboding.
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08/18/2005 10:55:19 AM
Very cool shot!
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08/18/2005 03:05:48 AM
okay.......so there isn't any visible rain, so that might hurt your score a tad...
but other than that; really cool selective desat, great tones, contrast and an all around cool edit.
good luck :-)
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08/17/2005 11:27:31 PM
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08/17/2005 09:37:20 PM
nice use of selective desat. Composition makes this very interesting and gives good DOF.
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08/17/2005 07:51:04 PM
Very nice. I think the clouds may be over-burned at bit. Especially over the left house. But overall, this is an excellent pic. 10
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08/17/2005 12:25:35 PM
Wonderfully intense shot, though obviously you're going to feel the weight of the voters as regards rain :-) I can see that the de-sat trick really adds impact to the yellow band of the 'line' - but was it necessary to go that far with it? Whilst I like the tonality enormously, and the composition, and the whole image, that element of it rather feels like being hit over the head and told what to look at - as though you don't quite trust your audience to find things for themselves in your work. There's also a sense of heavy-handedness with the dodge and burn tools, which really is becoming a recurrent dpc disease again, and, for me, lacks subtlety. Just a couple of dislikes in a great image, though.
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08/16/2005 10:20:56 PM
The intensity of the yellow is good contrast to the charcoal tones of the shot. Very urban.
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08/16/2005 07:55:29 PM
Another gallery shoot, dramatic, very good aye good use of B/W and colour to bad ther is no rain
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08/15/2005 09:55:31 PM
Love the way you brought out the color to divide the picture, you gotta post your steps to do that
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08/15/2005 08:19:02 PM
While this is a very interesting photo, it has nothing to do with the topic of Rain. And yes, I understand the house was struck by lightning.
08/15/2005 05:00:54 PM
Whoever you are, you know how to freakin' work the lines, baby! Nice work...such a simple and easily overlooked scene made genious with some great camerawork, placing the lines and lighting perfectly! 9
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08/15/2005 02:05:14 PM
I really like how the bright yellow contrast stands out against the B&W. Good Luck!
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08/15/2005 12:28:52 PM
Huh? It's a great shot but I don't see what it has to do with rain.
08/15/2005 10:17:52 AM
eerily beautiful
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08/15/2005 09:41:32 AM
wow, I like it...very surreal and gloomy....love the skewed perspective.
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08/15/2005 09:11:06 AM
wooooow amazing, i think its on of the top 3 in this challenge, keep doing it, good luck, amazing
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08/15/2005 02:15:38 AM
Freakin awesome! A situation where the desat really works. 10
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