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Garbage Lot
Garbage Lot
samnotis


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Challenge: Garbage II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D
Location: Washington, D.C.
Date: Nov 8, 2005
Aperture: f20
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/20
Galleries: Urban, Landscape
Date Uploaded: Nov 8, 2005

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Statistics
Place: 78 out of 212
Avg (all users): 5.1255
Avg (commenters): 5.7273
Avg (participants): 5.1222
Avg (non-participants): 5.1272
Views since voting: 634
Views during voting: 356
Votes: 263
Comments: 14
Favorites: 0


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11/18/2005 08:39:11 PM
I agree with you..I don't see this making a great b&w really..and am a fan of the subtle tones, especially the red. i find that people on this site tend to want bumped up saturation quite often, where more subtle tones work well. I think if you bumped up contrast etc. you would end up fragmenting the decayed look..the only problem with me agreeing, is I tend to go against the grain frequently, so don't listen to me if you want to score higher.
Nice work.
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11/16/2005 11:11:52 PM
I really thank you very much for commenting, but I, with respect, disagree. The lighting was intentional -- including the murkiness. I felt the bushes were an unimportant point of interest and only needed a suggestion of detail. As for the color, I think it defines the individual shapes of the building, the shed, the fence, and the bins.
11/16/2005 05:10:58 PM
Dark things with detail, I find, are very hard to photograph properly. The whole left third of your picture qualifies. The bushes look like a murky mess.

The composition isn't bad. I like the trash cans, which are the main subject in this challenge, are far to one side which is interesting.

A number of other pictures I commented on had the same issue with color. The colors here are unimportant and unimpressive, so try B&W. The picture then becomes more about texture and pattern and the detail of the detrius on the ground becomes more interesting.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/15/2005 10:33:51 PM
Needs something more than empty drabness, maybe punch up the red in the shed.
11/13/2005 02:29:17 AM
Did you burn the upper left hand side? The brightness seems unbalanced to me.
11/11/2005 04:43:16 PM
I really like this, it doesn't have much compositionally but there is something about it, the white wall on the right, next to the red, the green dumpster on the left and the fence falling down in the center - seem to really balance all out really well. Perhaps it's the editing as I really like the colors and lighting - it fits the challenge and really is a quality image - nice work :)
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11/11/2005 11:40:29 AM
Dark. Conveys more "disrepair" than "garbage". Trash container plays minor role.
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11/10/2005 06:59:05 PM
like the composition of this shot. the left side feels a bit dark...
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11/09/2005 11:50:44 PM
nice shot. the exposure just feels wrong to me, however.
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11/09/2005 08:05:46 PM
The abandoned feel of this picture is great, the darkness really fits this picture. Nicely done
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11/09/2005 12:33:59 PM
Very bleak indeed.
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11/09/2005 09:48:41 AM
640pix won't do justice to this pic. I would like to see this bigger .
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11/09/2005 07:12:06 AM
I like the lighting in thtis picture, but it doesn't seem "garbagy" enough.
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11/09/2005 04:55:42 AM
beautiful light and colors
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