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How Do You Suppose That Got There?
How Do You Suppose That Got There?
jodiecoston


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Challenge: Unanswered Questions (Classic Editing)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 995
Location: Libby, Montana
Date: Jul 4, 2003
Aperture: f5.9
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/264.9
Galleries: Action, Photojournalism
Date Uploaded: Jul 5, 2003

This challenge necessitated a 2-hour drive to Libby, Montana to take this shot. Somewhat overcast day, set camera settings to -.3 exposure and used soft-focus filter to hopefully try and make this look as surreal as it really appears. This is actually on the side of the Libby High School - I think maybe an art class (or auto body) project. :) Tweaked levels in photoshop at home and used unsharp mask.

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 88
Avg (all users): 6.4762
Avg (commenters): 7.1579
Avg (participants): 6.5469
Avg (non-participants): 6.4217
Views since voting: 3270
Votes: 147
Comments: 23
Favorites: 1 (view)


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07/14/2003 01:03:04 AM
Even now that I know, I can't see them - I'm not sure what I'd look for as my cue, all I see is a lot of black, gone a bit fuzzy at the edges.
07/14/2003 12:23:19 AM
I was surprised at how many people thought this was edited... I had to check my e-mail every day, waiting for the admins to ask me for the original so I didn't get disqualified. It never occurred to me that people wouldn't look close enough to see the bricks painted black. :) Glad to hear that I really did leave some "unanswered questions"!
07/14/2003 12:13:59 AM
*laughs* Ouch. Now I wish I'd voted this higher. I swear, it looked edited to me - and it's not. Nice work.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/13/2003 10:34:18 AM
Funny. Good technique.
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07/12/2003 01:42:01 PM
Good question! And your composition works to invite thought beyond the space, and sets this scene in a larger world. 9
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07/11/2003 05:37:57 PM
wow, what a cool shot!
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07/11/2003 03:42:39 PM
Wickedly cool! I'm guessing some designer went a little crazy for this as the "hole" is really black bricks. (Maybe too much detail to pass off that part of the illusion) Very cool shot! Challenge well met. Score upgrade from 9 to 10. Rob the Swash
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07/11/2003 01:48:05 AM
Nice capture. The angel of the shadow works very well.
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07/10/2003 04:45:01 AM
What the hell? was my first thoughts. This does make me wonder what happened. great job. 10
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07/10/2003 12:49:43 AM
Very amusing concept - it would definitely raise some questions. Unfortunately, the editing - the blur on the bricks above / around the car mostly - is very distracting. It's also hard to accept that it didn't warp the wall more than that, and where did the knocked-out bricks go, anyway? The shadow looks startlingly real, however....
07/09/2003 05:13:10 PM
is this real, or some sort of movie set?
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07/09/2003 01:31:25 PM
my only problem with this is the title. why did you choose to give the whole picture away. i would have titled it something like wallcar or something that would make people make up a question of their own for the picture. as it is now, things are too obvious and take away from the impact of the photo
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07/09/2003 01:48:09 AM
It's obvious that the brickwork behind the car is painted to give the appearance that the car has crashed throught the wall. I would like to know why it is there. What is the reason for the front end of a car to be stuck to a wall and made to appear that it crashed through. I rate this a very high on the interesting scale.
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07/08/2003 06:14:03 PM
I can`t wait to hear the story of this :)
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07/08/2003 11:59:44 AM
One of the more interesting "unanswered questions" in the challenge. The strong horizontal line created by the ground at the bottom of the frame seems to pull away from the subject.
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07/08/2003 10:43:33 AM
This certainly does raise a question.
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07/08/2003 12:24:11 AM
Neat effect - composition is nice. Good conversation piece.
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07/07/2003 09:35:48 PM
Hey that's neat! challenge met!
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07/07/2003 03:29:56 PM
wow, how did that get there??? Excellent!! 10
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07/07/2003 09:39:04 AM
you spoiled some of this by giving me the question.. still liked the image
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07/07/2003 06:11:03 AM
Shadow is rather harsh.
07/07/2003 01:48:02 AM
by editing?
07/07/2003 01:11:45 AM
Was this image digitally created/retouched?


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