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Section 8 Sundown
Section 8 Sundown
madcrabber


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: After the Game (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 II
Location: French Field, Kent, WA
Date: Oct 23, 2006
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Urban, Photojournalism
Date Uploaded: Oct 24, 2006

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This gentleman was sitting in the stands after the game was over and the crowds long gone. It seems as if his team suffered a devastating loss and is just sitting there in a daze, reminiscing about the game. It was taken at sunset with the warm light enveloping the stands.

Statistics
Place: 10 out of 82
Avg (all users): 6.0483
Avg (commenters): 6.3636
Avg (participants): 5.0196
Avg (non-participants): 6.2226
Views since voting: 1480
Views during voting: 524
Votes: 352
Comments: 26
Favorites: 0


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11/09/2006 07:03:09 AM
sometimes it just pays to be luck and in the right place at the right time. I was taking images of a JV football game and looked up in the stands and saw the guy with the light from the setting sun.

Message edited by author 2006-11-09 07:03:52.
11/05/2006 09:17:21 PM
Congratulations on your top ten finish with this fine journalistic capture.
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11/03/2006 12:43:55 PM
Congratulations on your top 10 finish. Great shot!
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11/01/2006 11:11:03 AM
I gave a nine on this one. I think it is better than the 3rd place one. GOod WORK!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/31/2006 04:22:28 AM
maybe u should crop the upper side to allign, not the bottom... having a second look, i think that it would have been more dynamic if none of them would be horizontal. Also, the car in the backround is disturbing, some burning would be helpful. Well seen!
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10/31/2006 12:24:51 AM
Meets Challenge - 2
Lighting/Processing - 2 - Nice
Composition - 1
Overall Impression - 2
"WOW" factor - 1
Score: 8
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10/29/2006 06:04:32 PM
10
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10/28/2006 01:51:32 AM
Not all the people have gone home yet. But of course the person adds interest to an somewhat sterile sporting venue. Nice low golden sunlight and shadows.
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10/27/2006 09:11:23 PM
DNMC - i see a person.
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10/27/2006 08:00:01 PM
Great tones, range and comp. Nice take on the theme too.
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10/27/2006 07:08:50 PM
Interesting shot, I love the color and the lighting. I think the angle the shot was taken at tends to make the back wall feel like it's falling over backwards. Would have been a 7 if all the people had gone home, but as it is, 6.
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10/27/2006 04:00:23 PM
I like this shot a lot...I wonder if you're being slammed with DNMC votes. I love the lighting and the great emotive quality of the shot. Good luck in the challenge.
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10/27/2006 02:19:39 PM
I like the mood here. The light makes it feel "post game." The composition is compelling. This image has really grown the more I've looked at (back for a second look to leave a comment). For me, one of the things I was looking for in this challenge was making an interesting image without people, which I think is harder to do. So I rated you a little lower for including the man. I'm sure there's already a thread about whether having a person in the photo is a DNMC and obviously you feel it meets the challenge (and I certainly don't think it's a DNMC - but more of a not exemplifying the challenge).

I don't know if you intentionally chose "Section 8" but I can't help but think about a connection to Section 8 housing - a lone person sitting after a game - perhaps with no where (desirable) to go home to. I'm probably totally out in left field here but that makes this image much more powerful to me. And thus the person in the photo has a pretty strong presence for me - so although I think the image (story) is stronger with the person, for this challenge it's a detriment to how I'll score it. Hope you're not rolling your eyes but I wanted to explain all that and say I've really enjoyed your image, thank you for sharing it.
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10/27/2006 10:26:48 AM
The glowing color really makes this shot, plus the shadow is cool to. 10
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10/27/2006 04:58:16 AM
7
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10/26/2006 08:51:17 PM
There is lots to like in this image: the colours, the lighting (the persons shadow is great how it is like another person). Usually an 8 but not all the people seem to have gone home so DNMC=3 (+1 more 'cause I do like it!)
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10/26/2006 05:23:40 PM
Well, this is stretching the challenge a bit (all the people gone) but nonetheless I like the composition and the tone of the photo.
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10/26/2006 10:55:45 AM
It's funny. I didn't notice the coffee cup until I saw his shadow on the wall. :D I like the warm glow of the late day sunlight.
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10/25/2006 08:27:47 PM
I really like this image. The gold colour really appeals to me. Yet, at the same time, it doesn't *technically* meet the challenge.
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10/25/2006 08:14:24 PM
Meets Challenge: 10
Lighting/Processing: 8
Composition: 7
Overall Impression: 6
"WOW" factor: 5

Average Score: 7.2
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10/25/2006 07:45:17 PM
thank you for a beautiful photo that actually hints that a game happened - love the tones here
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10/25/2006 06:03:53 PM
DNMC people gone??????
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10/25/2006 01:24:36 PM
0-2 meets challenge = 2
0-3 creativity = 2
0-3 technical merit = 3
0-2 biased wow factor = 1
Total = 8
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10/25/2006 01:09:34 PM
Nicely composed. I wish the gentleman was a little better lit, but that's just a nit.
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10/25/2006 09:26:39 AM
I like this - creative lighting and good colours.
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10/25/2006 12:14:07 AM
very coool!!! i love the perspective and composition! 9 from me
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