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Challenge: Pattern II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Pentax *ist DL2
Lens: Pentax DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AF
Location: Eki no mae
Date: Dec 24, 2006
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/4
Date Uploaded: Dec 25, 2006

Taxies in front of the station, in the evening.
Processed with AL (lightroom), which I really really love.
I guess a higher point of view might have helped, but I´m afraid that then the photo wouldn´t be as natural as it is now. I liked the black and white variant, although I was almost going for a very desaturated colour version.

Make - PENTAX Corporation
Model - PENTAX *ist DL2
XResolution - 72
YResolution - 72
ResolutionUnit - Inch
Software - Adobe Lightroom
DateTime - 2006:12:25 19:09:05
ExifOffset - 198
ExposureTime - 1/4 seconds
FNumber - 5.60
ExposureProgram - Normal program
ISOSpeedRatings - 800
ExifVersion - 220
DateTimeOriginal - 2006:12:21 21:42:59
DateTimeDigitized - 2006:12:21 21:42:59
ShutterSpeedValue - 1/4 seconds
ApertureValue - F 5.60
ExposureBiasValue - 0.00
MeteringMode - Center weighted average
Flash - Not fired, compulsory flash mode
FocalLength - 55 mm
SensingMethod - One-chip color area sensor
FileSource - DSC - Digital still camera
SceneType - A directly photographed image
CustomRendered - Normal process
ExposureMode - Auto
WhiteBalance - Auto
FocalLengthIn35mmFilm - 82 mm
SceneCaptureType - Standard
Contrast - Normal
Saturation - Normal
Sharpness - Normal
SubjectDistanceRange - Distant view

Place: 76 out of 250
Avg (all users): 5.7962
Avg (commenters): 5.7500
Avg (participants): 5.3026
Avg (non-participants): 6.0741
Views since voting: 1354
Views during voting: 307
Votes: 211
Comments: 16
Favorites: 3 (view)

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04/30/2010 12:28:36 PM
I like this. We have exactly one taxi in my town..
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01/10/2007 06:50:46 PM
Yes, you need the top part for precisely the reason you gave. This is a great choice of subject. What I don't like here is (1) lack of an accent (the pattern itself is not an accent, there must be a "raisin" in the bun), and (2) the elongated format of the image.

I can see that you are having fun with your new DSLR; this had a long way coming, good luck with that! :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/04/2007 01:03:28 PM
Quite a lot of detals here for a below average image
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01/03/2007 08:41:07 PM
I think a tighter crop and a higher point of view would result in better patterns, but then I´d lose that nice natural feel that the two taxis and people at the top give to the image. I mean, it´s the top of the photo which brakes the purely geometrical, thus cold, patterny look of the image.
Black and white works much better, because color is to distracting. And, as Jutilda observed, I wanted this to look like a shot from an old movie, with very strong contrast.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/02/2007 12:26:11 PM
Thanks for participating
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01/02/2007 10:34:53 AM
Nice image, though the overexposed taxi lights don't work for me and detract from the impact of the image as a whole. A bit brighter, with perhaps a bit more contrast would have worked for me, though I like the choice of black and white, and also the long horizontal proportions of the photo.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/02/2007 07:20:03 AM
this - I like. A bit more of what's at the bottom is what my eye wants, but it's always understandable that it can't have it.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/30/2006 12:50:41 AM
wow, that's a lot of taxis. 7
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12/29/2006 08:33:57 PM
I really like this photo, I might have cropped just to the bottom of the 2 taxis at the top...great find
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12/29/2006 02:46:07 AM
I like the B&W treatment.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/29/2006 01:47:48 AM
Tighter crop would be better.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/29/2006 01:28:26 AM
Why not shoot it in color?
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/28/2006 01:40:55 PM
Would've like to have seen with top cropped off ...
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12/28/2006 12:34:58 AM
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12/27/2006 01:41:50 AM
Happy Holidays - 8
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12/27/2006 12:56:54 AM
This looks like something out of an old movie.
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