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Too Close For Comfort
Too Close For Comfort

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Challenge: City Life (Classic Editing)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix 4900Z
Location: Colorado Springs
Date: Jun 21, 2002
Aperture: auto
ISO: auto
Shutter: auto
Date Uploaded: Jun 23, 2002

Being raised in a small country town, I was driving down the road and thought, "You are too close when you can spread your arms and touch your neighbors house.

Place: 13 out of 112
Avg (all users): 6.2188
Avg (commenters): 6.6552
Avg (participants): 6.1304
Avg (non-participants): 6.2803
Views since voting: 1445
Votes: 224
Comments: 32
Favorites: 0

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07/01/2002 11:06:00 AM
Love the photo. You did a great job. I was done there during the fires and it would have been hard to get a better shot. Well done. :)
07/01/2002 12:26:00 AM
Now that the voting is over!!! The reason this picture is so dang hazy is because of all the smoke that was around Colorado Springs from the Hayman fire. IT was a very dark hazy day this day. Here is the link to the original picture.
View it as the original photo. I just cropped a section out.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/30/2002 10:07:00 PM
Looks like suburbs to me.3 sjgleah
06/30/2002 07:53:00 PM
This is good - I would have liked a little more color in this (bluer sky, with less hayes) but the world isn't always perfect for us is it. - I gave this 8 - Gotcha
06/30/2002 12:46:00 PM
Nice shot, I wish the lighting weren't so flat, though.
06/30/2002 12:46:00 AM
dreamy.. I really like the repetition represented here.
06/29/2002 10:44:00 AM
This is a wonderfull way to show 'Suburbia'.
Great photo!
06/28/2002 02:51:00 PM
Ughh, crowded crackerboxes. It's a bit hazy in the distance, otherwise great shot! Photo 9 City 8 total 8
06/28/2002 02:26:00 PM
is this real?
06/27/2002 11:57:00 PM
haha where is that?!
06/27/2002 10:19:00 AM
Seems there's a tilt problem... I would've zoomed in to exclude the trees and the sky... more houses closer together would seem like there's no relief in site. with the trees and the sky, there's an escape.
06/27/2002 09:53:00 AM
yes. life in the city is crowded. now, this makes more of an impact than a single building.
06/26/2002 07:09:00 PM
Wow, I can see my house :? ) Nice composition but I think I would increase the contrast a little more and maybe cropped a little tighter so the tops of the houses are closer to the top edge increasing the 'crowded' feel.

8 -Tim
06/26/2002 06:20:00 PM
This looks way distorted
06/26/2002 04:48:00 PM
Did you compress this photo's horiziontal resolution this way purposly? It enhances the effect you're trying to achieve.
06/26/2002 06:58:00 AM
I was amazed at this photo. And people actually live like that?? Too close for my own comfort. Great picture!!
06/25/2002 10:42:00 PM
looks like a painting?---------9
06/25/2002 08:53:00 PM
Great idea and execution. It might have been better showing less of the stuff at the bottom. I like it.
06/25/2002 06:17:00 PM
ech, what a mess (the subject, not the photo). although...hm. I don't know, the houses, their roofs, my eye wants to blend them all together, into a smear of colors, so maybe blurring this more would look interesting. nice framing.
06/25/2002 05:15:00 PM
There seems to be a hazy sky in so many photos this week - in this case I think it adds to the overall tone of the photo. I also like that the focus seems to slip in the top part of the picture making all the houses seem to start blending together.
06/25/2002 04:58:00 PM
Wow.. this is a 'crunched' neighborhood :) I'm not sure if your camera allows the use of filters or not, but this is a perfect example of where a graduated neutral density filter would make an improvement. The upper portions of this image look a little over exposed while the lower third looks fine :) - good shot! = 7 - jmsetzler
06/24/2002 08:18:00 PM
Has this been distorted? Either way, I like it - great title. I wonder what it would look like if it was cropped so that only the houses were in the photo? Well done
06/24/2002 07:04:00 PM
Interesting view.
06/24/2002 04:16:00 PM
woah! Too close for me.
06/24/2002 03:41:00 PM
This picture looks very flat to me because the sky is dull (not your fault I know) but I think some thing in the foreground would help to give this shot some depth.
06/24/2002 03:17:00 PM
Awesome shot. We should be ashamed of building as we do.......sick.
06/24/2002 02:08:00 PM
Your title says it all. One suggestion might be to crop it so that there is no sky at the top and no field in the foreground. You would lose some of your composition quality (which I think is good), but it would give it an even tighter feeling.
06/24/2002 12:48:00 PM
Great use of repeating patterns
06/24/2002 12:30:00 PM
nice... : )
06/24/2002 09:45:00 AM
WOW ! The title is perfect ! I would like this better with the trees in front cropped out. Maybe just a little levels to brighten the color. This is city life for sure !
06/24/2002 04:14:00 AM
Talk about your close neighbors.. 7
06/24/2002 01:16:00 AM
Rich mans suburbia...

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