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Challenge: Still Life (Classic Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Olympus D-490Z
Location: Oakland, California, USA
Date: Nov 2, 2003
Aperture: 3.9
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/10
Galleries: Photojournalism, Political
Date Uploaded: Nov 3, 2003

*The Law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor from sleeping under bridges.*
--Anatole France

A couple of otherwise homeless people (or maybe just their possessions) encamped under a nearby freeway.

I climbed a little ways up the opposite embankment to get a better angle; handheld at maximim (3x) zoom, auto-exposure settings.

Cropped a little, used one Curve to gain a bit of contrast, two passes with USM at 66%, 0.6 dia, threshold = 5.

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01/23/2004 12:55:00 AM
unfortunetly i see this on my way to work everyday. many a homeless person under many bridges while thousands of people pass them and dont even look.

ive been wanting to take this picture myself, nice.

Message edited by author 2004-01-23 00:55:44.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/11/2003 06:33:03 PM
the subject is lost on me...are those dead fish? interesting tohave the angular solid man-made frame to a fragile organic thing, you just need to be more obvious.
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11/06/2003 11:17:09 AM
still life
n. pl. still lifes
Representation of inanimate objects, such as flowers or fruit, in painting or photography.
A painting, picture, or photograph of inanimate objects.
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11/06/2003 12:53:00 AM
Get in closer next time. The backgorund makes it hard to tell the focus of the picture.
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11/05/2003 05:21:52 PM
all that gray with what appears to be the subject so far away. it doesn't really do much for me. what is that up there, anyway?
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11/05/2003 04:16:55 PM
I don't get it. Sorry.
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