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Drunk Drivers
Drunk Drivers

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Challenge: Fear (Classic Editing)
Camera: Olympus D-510 Zoom
Location: my living room
Date: Jul 7, 2002
Aperture: 3.0
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/30
Date Uploaded: Jul 7, 2002

I'm afraid of drunk drivers. It's an easy way to die. So this seemed like a good submission for the topic fear. I set it up and shot it all myself.

Place: 87 out of 110
Avg (all users): 4.0857
Avg (commenters): 4.6667
Avg (participants): 4.0761
Avg (non-participants): 4.0904
Views since voting: 1214
Votes: 280
Comments: 28
Favorites: 0

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07/15/2002 08:10:00 AM
thank you for all of your comments. I tried this with the map folded out, but you couldn't see the roads clearly. Being 10, I didn't want to pour a drink to amke it clearer, but the comments here show me I could've used water or something to make it more dramatic.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/14/2002 08:53:00 PM
The carpet background really brings this shot down to an unstriking level. I think your choice of subject is great, but you could have put a little more effort into your setup.
07/14/2002 06:31:00 PM
07/14/2002 09:55:00 AM
Well framed and laid out combination fits the theme perfectly.
07/14/2002 12:30:00 AM
hey my carpet is that exact shade!
07/13/2002 07:11:00 PM
Sorry, this doesnt do it for me - perhaps if it was empty, rolling around in the front/back seat of the car....cthenk
07/13/2002 03:08:00 PM
without the title it looks like Alabama is a great place to drink. focus on bottom of bottle makes depth of field in rest of photo look like it is out of focus
07/13/2002 02:34:00 PM
I love your statement here. Although the photo is not all that visually appealing to me, I really applaud your message.
07/13/2002 10:59:00 AM
this would be more effective if shot on a car seat
07/12/2002 11:08:00 AM
I would of liked to see something more dramatic because drunk drivers are a terrible thing and this is a good topic.
07/11/2002 11:36:00 PM
Good idea, but the execution is a little sterile for my taste. I wonder if you might have had more of an impact with someone, open botlte in hand, reading the map.
07/11/2002 10:38:00 PM
too blurry...
07/11/2002 10:38:00 PM
Great subject. Definitely one of my fears when I'm out driving late at night. I'm not too fond of the composition though...the carpetting doesn't help the message any. Maybe if the picture was of the bottle in the seat of a car?
07/10/2002 07:12:00 PM
Do they drink Bacardi in Alabama? You have conveyed a very scary thought. I wish I had been able to think of something like this. A 9 by Autool
07/10/2002 04:04:00 PM
looks like fun to me but i dont see fear sorry
07/09/2002 10:53:00 PM
this shot is a little flat. did you (or can you) play with the saturation, contrast and sharpening? i tried it and can send you a copy if you want. also, this would have been really cool on pavement, maybe over a double yellow line, instead of carpet. as far as the challenge goes, I think you have done well. karmat
07/09/2002 10:34:00 PM
Why pick on Alabama when Louisiana has more drinking
07/09/2002 09:59:00 PM
good fear shot but the light is just a little strong.. :) = 6 - jmsetzler
07/09/2002 07:53:00 PM
Of them or for them? Carpet doesn't add much to the shot (but it is clean). Title abiguity. This is just part of the story. A smashed up car, a grave, happy drunks or along that line would have told more story. 4 Swash
07/09/2002 07:25:00 PM
Good idea!
07/09/2002 05:11:00 PM
meeting challenge = 3 This would have been better if these two items were laying on the seat of a car instead of the carpet. photo quality = 4. Nice idea here - but I think a different setting for the "props" would have helped. total = 7
07/09/2002 09:48:00 AM
Yes, drunk drivers are something to fear. But this bottle doesn't even look open, and the map doesn't really give enough context to driving. An empty bottle next to a car wheel would have been more representative, I think.
07/08/2002 08:27:00 PM
the bottle should have been almost empty
07/08/2002 07:22:00 PM
if you woul have laid this in the street, now that wuld have said it
07/08/2002 05:17:00 PM
Too exposed and uninspiring to me. Without the title this just tells me that in Alabama you can get a 5th of Bacardi to go with your rental car. Good idea but more impact would be a car crash. I would stage this with a blank background, focus better and work on that overexposure.
07/08/2002 03:41:00 PM
How many comments have you gotten that said "I'd like to see the map opened"?
07/08/2002 12:02:00 PM
c'on! u can do better...
07/08/2002 01:52:00 AM
One of my worse fears

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