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City Nights
City Nights
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Challenge: Night Shot IV (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: North Hollywood, Ca
Date: Apr 10, 2007
Aperture: 8.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 20
Galleries: Urban, Photojournalism
Date Uploaded: Apr 10, 2007

Saw this interesting pile of trash at a costume warehouse near my house on the way home from a horrible attempt to shoot the city (too far away and on a hazy night).

There were about a million different interesting things going on around that place but the old skeleton legs and the blue trash bags caught my eye.

A worker or owner came down the alley and told me and Adam that we weren't in a good neighborhood, there was a shooting last week. Sorry to say we live down the street. LOL. But I dunno... I feel safe and I never heard anything about it.

Statistics
Place: 207 out of 266
Avg (all users): 4.7132
Avg (commenters): 5.6000
Avg (participants): 4.5765
Avg (non-participants): 4.7803
Views since voting: 720
Views during voting: 383
Votes: 258
Comments: 13
Favorites: 0


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04/18/2007 05:40:38 PM
Positives:
Overall general technical quality is good.

Technicals:
Color, sharpness, lighting and most technical issues are very good.

The Challenge:
I agree this is a night shot and meets the challenge but fringe voters may disagree and think it is not and vote differently. Meeting the challenge is NOT the main issue with this image. What is are technical issues such as 'unique' lighting, composition and perspective moreso than anything else.

Suggestions:
Chose a different perspective, lighting or perspective for this subject. If changing lighting is not an option, as I suspect it is, then use dodge and burn and/or other post processing techniques to make the appearance of this image more interesting to the average viewer.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/17/2007 08:13:22 PM
Not an attractive subject, but nice arrangement and strong colors.
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04/16/2007 10:41:21 PM
feels very dirty, lol.
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04/14/2007 10:06:59 PM
lol, I love the skeleton leg, that's funny... it IS supposed to be funny right?
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04/13/2007 05:42:21 PM
interesting, different perspective to see the night! A mouse in the left corner would have just made this shot stand out! I like the sharpness too.. 8
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04/13/2007 02:52:05 AM
This would have been a great grunge shot for an advanced editing contest.
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04/11/2007 08:02:12 PM
...are those bones?
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04/11/2007 05:13:13 PM
this doesn't look like nighttime...
04/11/2007 12:43:43 PM
would be better if this had a cityscape in the background..
04/11/2007 11:29:51 AM
Thats a bright night.. Oh my god.. Is that a skeleton?? O.O Scareyness..
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04/11/2007 07:00:23 AM
The focus is very good but I'm not really seeing 'Night'.
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04/11/2007 01:59:55 AM
Funny - Bumping because of the humor.
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04/11/2007 12:41:49 AM
off camera lighting?


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