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Old Time Economy
Old Time Economy

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Challenge: The Corporate World (Classic Editing)
Camera: SiPix SC-2300
Location: Florida
Date: Jul 26, 2002
Date Uploaded: Jul 28, 2002

This was a "last minute" submission. My batteries went dead right after I clicked this picture.

Place: 55 out of 116
Avg (all users): 5.0080
Avg (commenters): 5.8333
Avg (participants): 4.6889
Avg (non-participants): 5.1863
Views since voting: 991
Votes: 251
Comments: 36
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/04/2002 06:27:00 PM
I love the effect of the light filtering in, it almost makes it look like a flash back. The subdued contrast helps with this also, Great job! - 10
08/03/2002 01:55:00 PM
I like the feeling of the sunlight washing out the shot a bit. It reminds me of the Waltons T.V. show.
08/03/2002 11:31:00 AM
Far too dark and the light dosen't help.
08/02/2002 10:57:00 PM
though I normally like sunbeams, i can't decide if this adds or detracts from this picture. It does seem to give it an ethereal feel. I think it needs to be cropped more on the right, and less on the left, but that's just my opinion. karmat
08/02/2002 10:13:00 PM
I guess it's marginally corporate, but to me it is nott an interesting image.... don't know what to focus on. 4 sjgleah
08/02/2002 12:04:00 PM
Generally I like the pictrue a lot. The sun shining in from the top is kind of cool but I think it's a pity that therefore the entrance of the house is not as well lit and sharp as it could be.
08/02/2002 08:20:00 AM
Aack! That sun glare! Doesn't work for me!
08/01/2002 10:47:00 PM
i love the statement this makes, and the streaming sun. might try moving so that the sun is at least partially covered so the building isnt quite as underexposed. good job! mag99
08/01/2002 05:39:00 PM
Great use of light...
07/31/2002 04:35:00 PM
Nice idea. Unfortunatly the bright sun in the lens makes it all very flat and uncontrasty (if thats a word)
07/31/2002 11:28:00 AM
A little hazy. Contrast adjustment would make the haze seem more like you planned it that way than a flaw.
07/31/2002 09:32:00 AM
I like it. Think the building could have been a little more crisp, but then you would probably loose the lighting effect.. but it is still a good pic
07/31/2002 07:39:00 AM
The glare on the lens really takes away from this photograph. It was a great idea to use an old store instead of a new one.
07/31/2002 06:48:00 AM
the good ol days
07/31/2002 01:59:00 AM
Wish I could see more detial on the store, but a good photo anyway.
07/31/2002 12:03:00 AM
Composition - ok
Technical Aspects - the flare don't work for me here
Meets Challenge - possibly
Visual Impact / Originality - ok
07/30/2002 09:31:00 PM
love it -9
07/30/2002 05:55:00 PM
too washed out
07/30/2002 11:12:00 AM
I like this photograph quite a bit.. the subject is nice and I actually like the sun flares, but the bright flares are a little too hot. They are eating up the contrast in the rest of the image... - jmsetzler
07/30/2002 08:01:00 AM
The light flare certainly adds drama but Im not entirely sure that's what this photo needed. It distracts from the subject.
07/30/2002 05:41:00 AM
nice flair :)
07/29/2002 07:34:00 PM
I know the sun rays were on purpose and I like them. I hope you don't get to roasted over them! The building itself is a bit overshadowed by the sun light. I like this idea alot, but the image lacks clarity (I think due to the above issues). If this were an idea only site, you'd get a 10 from me, but 8 is the best I can go with the photo issues. Swash
07/29/2002 07:28:00 PM
i like streaking sunshine photos
07/29/2002 05:03:00 PM
good use of lighting and works well in greyscale
07/29/2002 03:05:00 PM
pretty cool lighting....I'd like a tad more contrast 7 Lisa
07/29/2002 02:56:00 PM
great idea. almost great image. unfortuately, i don't know how to go about crisping up the mercantile while preserving the wonderful light. i wish you great comments so that you might learn. you have a wonderful eye.
07/29/2002 02:02:00 PM
Nice. I like the effect the flair gives your picture.
07/29/2002 01:46:00 PM
Small town corporate. Interesting take. The sun rays are a bit overpowering, although their presence is welcome in a shot like this - just with a little less intensity.
07/29/2002 12:46:00 PM
I wish the sun wasn't in the photo. I think a without it, it would have been a really cool photo.
07/29/2002 11:14:00 AM
I love the old fashioned feel of this photo, not just the subject, or the use of black and white, but also the sight over exposure as though its a photo that had faded with time. Great job. BAMartin
07/29/2002 09:39:00 AM
and the sun sets on the small business owner. Good.
07/29/2002 08:31:00 AM
Nice Effect with the sun.
07/29/2002 05:10:00 AM
This is more "anti-Corporate World"! I like the b&w. The amount of sunspot glare is just a little bit TOO much for my taste. Compostition is somewhat uninspiring.
07/29/2002 02:58:00 AM
I like the B&W to underscore the Old Time idea. Don't like the harsh sun light that washes out the top right and creates those exaggerated and distracting lines over the image. Would have cropped out the side of the building too to give more emphasis on the Heritage Mercantile, both old, pre-corporate ideas. Am sure you made this shot when out on a drive. Too bad you couldn't take it early in the morning or before dusk when the light wouldn't have been so bad.
07/29/2002 01:09:00 AM
Nice concept but the sun flare washes out the photo and generally distracts from the photo. At a different time of day or under different lighting conditions this would have been an excellent shot. -ClubJuggle
07/29/2002 01:06:00 AM
hey - fits this week's challenge too - 8

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