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Challenge: Headwear (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: Under the Old Greenspot Bridge - Highland, CA
Date: Nov 12, 2006
Aperture: f/5
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/2000 sec
Galleries: Urban
Date Uploaded: Nov 13, 2006

I wanted to step outside of the box for this challenge. Sure I could have shot a cowboy hat, but what's the fun in that? ;) While gas masks tend to be a bit overdone in artsy-fartsy stuff, I thought that a spray paint respirator might not be too bad. I knew I wanted to find a wall covered in graffiti (since it would kinda make sense with the paint respirator), so I headed towards the nearest old bridge. And lo and behold - graffiti under the bridge! Who would have guessed?! :)

I framed the part of the wall I wanted, and then had my friend look through the viewfinder and help me position myself. Oh yeah, that's me in the mask if you hadn't guessed by now. :) I intentionally shot this at ISO 1600 to make it as grainy as possible. As soon as I got into just the right position in the frame, my friend told me and I used my remote to snap the photo. I intentionally used washed out and acidic colors for the shot, because I wanted to have that "Joey Lawrence" feel to it. I already know this is going to be slammed by voters for "not being on his head so is not headwear" and "advocating graffiti", but I really don't care. I really love this shot, so there! :D

Place: 102 out of 244
Avg (all users): 5.4344
Avg (commenters): 6.1000
Avg (participants): 5.2278
Avg (non-participants): 5.5493
Views since voting: 990
Views during voting: 312
Votes: 221
Comments: 12
Favorites: 2 (view)

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12/18/2006 11:54:50 AM
people are just silly DNMC my butt- this is a wonderful photo and deserved much better votes.
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11/22/2006 10:35:08 AM
You know how it is when you're voting & you're looking at image after image -- it gets a bit mechanical. This one takes a little thought in order to appreciate it & though I didn't score it low I'm sure I would have scored it higher had I studied it a bit more. Lesson learned on my part, anyway! It is a nice shot & probably would have done better in an advanced editing challenge where you could bring back a bit of the mask.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/21/2006 12:38:11 PM
Interesting take on the headgear theme.
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11/21/2006 11:04:10 AM
Nice photo, the colors are a bit dull though.
11/21/2006 02:04:24 AM
Ahhh, looks like facewear to me. Also, not sure what the title signifies. I do like the noise look though. Give it kind of a grundgy look. However, in my opinion...DNMC
11/17/2006 09:21:05 AM
Great composition and excellent technicals. This has a very post-apocalyptic feel with the respirator. Great job!
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11/16/2006 01:30:27 PM
I like the shot but i think that is dnmc.
11/15/2006 01:35:45 PM
nice i wish you had a great dof so we could see his tagging a bit more
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11/15/2006 11:30:55 AM
I don't know if this really counts as headgear but i love the shot
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11/15/2006 10:16:37 AM
cool pic, need to tone down on the mask.
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11/15/2006 03:45:07 AM
that's not headwear?
11/15/2006 01:57:28 AM
Unusual concept but it works. Nice shot and good luck!
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