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Challenge: Trains & Railroads (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: Places
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Tamron AF 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di II for Nikon
Location: Springfield, VA
Date: Oct 19, 2006
Aperture: f/3.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Transportation
Date Uploaded: Oct 20, 2006

The story: this actively used train trestle is where someone decided to bungee jump with a too-long cord, removing himself from the gene pool and earning himself a 1997 Darwin runner-up award in the process.

PP - resized (had to do this first as trial and error showed that doing it last resulted in horrid jagged lines); curves; burnt/increased saturation, color and contrast on the sign; cloned the tip of the tree for balance and gave them a little color; sharpened; selectively burnt the underside of the trestle; adjusted contrast for entire image

Place: 169 out of 196
Avg (all users): 4.8302
Avg (commenters): 5.7500
Avg (participants): 4.7115
Avg (non-participants): 4.9444
Views since voting: 636
Views during voting: 413
Votes: 212
Comments: 4
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/24/2006 10:39:12 PM
Heh! Very funny sign! As far as a photograph goes, it's a bit bland - maybe less centered and more of an angle? Points for humor, though.
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10/24/2006 09:24:41 PM
It's "ok". Something about the composition is uncomfortable with all of that blank grey sky surrounding a near-centered column. Being that this is an advanced editing challenge you could have legally cloned out the bits of tree leaves at the bottom. Wish I could offer more constructive feedback, but I'm at a loss for assistance on this one. Good luck.
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10/23/2006 09:17:44 PM
lmfao we dont have signs like that here!!!
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10/23/2006 12:53:13 PM
Completely engaging perspective. Love it!
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