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The Trunk She Kept Her Life In
The Trunk She Kept Her Life In

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Black & White III (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: Someplace long since forgotten
Date: Nov 11, 2006
Aperture: F/3.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/15
Galleries: Vintage, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Nov 11, 2006

I hear you're driving
someone else's car now...
She said you came and
took your stuff away -
All the poetry, and the trunk
you kept your life in -
I knew that it would
come to that someday...
Like a sad hallucination,
when I opened up my eyes,
the train had passed the station,
and you were trapped inside...
Yet I never wonder where you went,
I only wonder why,
I wonder why...
Oh Caroline

Like a memory in motion,
you were only passing through...
that is all you've ever known of life,
that's all you'll ever do.
There's a dream I have where I sail away;
looking back I wave at you,
and I wave goodbye...
Oh Caroline

In another life I see you
as an angel flying high,
and the hands of time will free you -
you will cast your chains aside -
and the dawn will come and kiss away
every tear that's ever fallen
from your eyes...
behind those eyes,
I wonder
Oh, Caroline

-Concrete Blonde

-Rotated slightly and cropped
-Levels and Curves adjustments
-Converted using a custom VP filter originating from the Character filter and adjusting the contrast and brightness levels
-cloned out a very small distracting white spot from the background
-Dodge & Burn layer
-USM, resize, add border, USM again

Place: 95 out of 424
Avg (all users): 5.9282
Avg (commenters): 6.8333
Avg (participants): 5.7328
Avg (non-participants): 6.2769
Views since voting: 750
Views during voting: 257
Votes: 181
Comments: 8
Favorites: 1 (view)

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11/20/2006 12:37:57 AM
this was one of my faves of the challenge. should have known it was yours. beautiful work, jen! :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/19/2006 02:28:37 PM
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11/19/2006 08:25:30 AM
A good atmospheric picture
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11/17/2006 09:28:19 AM
I like the composition of big bulky shapes. 7
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11/17/2006 09:04:15 AM
Lovely rich textures...
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11/15/2006 05:42:34 PM
This is an interesting picture that tells a story, like how it fades to black in the background and I also like all the textures in it.
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11/15/2006 12:34:03 PM
i like the story you are trying to tell here. the suitcase has so much character to it.
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11/13/2006 03:06:52 AM
great image...love the dof and the clarity
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