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Challenge: Best of 2005 (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Tokina AF 12-24mm f/4.0 AT-X Pro DX
Location: Somewhere on Prince Edward Island
Date: Aug 11, 2005
Aperture: f 11
ISO: 200
Shutter: 2.5 sec
Galleries: Emotive, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jan 13, 2006

Went to PEI for a couple days vacation this past August. One evening, my wife and I could see that we were going to be in for an awesome sunset, so we decided to race for the coast and catch it.

However, if you've ever travelled on PEI, you know that their road signage is VERY bad and you can get lost in a heartbeat.

That's what happened to us.

Even with my wife's excellent map reading and navigational skills, we got lost and never made the coast before sunset. I was very disappointed as we were driving back to our motel.

We drove past this car for sale on the side of the road. I decided to turn around and take a few shots since I hadn't taken a good photo-a-day yet. Light was fading fast and it was starting to rain, as can be seen in the right portion of the sky. Also, if you look closely at the image, you can see that the radio antenna on the car was wobbling in the wind.

This is a very heavy edit with lots of masks and layers. It's probably the best black and white image I have ever taken.

Statistics
Place: 239 out of 833
Avg (all users): 6.0367
Avg (commenters): 7.4545
Avg (participants): 5.9379
Avg (non-participants): 6.4634
Views since voting: 1029
Views during voting: 586
Votes: 436
Comments: 29
Favorites: 3 (view)


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02/25/2006 03:25:01 PM
I know I left a comment during this challenge. But I couldn't help myself I had to leave another, I just think this photo is awesome. You took a rather ordinary subject, and with a great composition and an incredible tonal range created a real masterpiece. Sorry you didn't make it to the coast, but in this case, I'm glad you didn't.
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02/04/2006 12:37:05 PM
I really like this shot..makes me want that lens..
love how the background feels stark..makes the car for sale that much more interesting..
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02/01/2006 08:33:21 AM
Thanks for the votes and comments folks.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/30/2006 07:08:36 PM
Nice black and white
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01/28/2006 10:53:55 PM
10 from me...good luck!
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01/28/2006 02:21:46 AM
great grayscale nice post prossing very fanciful yet real
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01/26/2006 11:55:39 AM
nice job, great dof, good light, b&w need desperate help, great comp, good angle, overall nice attempt
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01/26/2006 05:46:38 AM
I think this works well in B/W.....
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01/24/2006 02:59:31 PM
crisp
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01/24/2006 02:30:17 PM
Well done!
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01/23/2006 02:52:50 PM
Excellent chronocentric editing. Love that gleam.
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01/22/2006 10:55:38 AM
Nice B&W and a great angle.
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01/22/2006 10:36:37 AM
how much - great looking car - if this was in the want ads they'd have a bidding war - great tones scenery
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01/20/2006 11:20:35 PM
what a car..i would buy it...10
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01/20/2006 09:18:24 PM
This picture draws me in. The B&W fits well. Good job! :0)
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01/20/2006 05:20:01 PM
To me this photo drew me in on the thumbnail and while I like it a lot there seems to be something else that could be done to it to give it a little punch. I do like it very much though but I just couldn't give it a ten. So a nine will have to do.
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01/20/2006 08:33:50 AM
Beautiful, lvoe the B&W with the classic car. Nice soft feel here.
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01/19/2006 10:43:40 PM
I like the contrasted rendering. Interesting Line tension
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01/18/2006 11:21:28 PM
This is terrific because of the contrast between the two elements of the scene; the soft, organic forms of the farmland, versus the hard, surgical lines of the car. And the For Sale sign adds a potential story for the restless mind to grapple with. Lovely B&W processing, too - the representation of different parts of the tonal range seems to be deliberately and appropriately uneven (I mean you seem to have used something a bit more sophisticated than boosted contrast across the board to achieve the dramatic effect that you have). 8.
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01/18/2006 06:09:16 PM
This is retro, good!
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01/17/2006 11:40:16 PM
Excellent photograph, definately my favorite of the challenge. Not just because I love cars, but because the range of tones is great (are great?, please forgive my weak grammar). The composition is also very good. "10" from me, good luck!
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01/17/2006 02:06:33 PM
Nice tones in this black and white and a great perspective to boot!
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01/17/2006 11:26:24 AM
Gorgeous contrast and detail! Great shot!
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01/17/2006 03:25:11 AM
Nice image and nice car
the tones are wonderful
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01/16/2006 05:17:22 PM
Excellent B&W. I love the contrast here, fantastic shot.
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01/16/2006 05:16:02 PM
I like this
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01/16/2006 12:46:53 PM
well done
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01/16/2006 10:33:57 AM
Great light and mood! yep...I love this...awesome image...the B & W makes it perfect in my book...nice job.
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01/16/2006 12:45:32 AM
Very nice idea, but the forground is a bit too dark and, as a result, the tires aren't distinguishable from the ground and detail is lost in much of the foreground area.
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