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Battle Alley
Battle Alley

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Challenge: Night Shot IV (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: Downtown Holly, Michigan
Date: Apr 9, 2007
Aperture: f 3.5
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/4
Galleries: Cityscape, Emotive
Date Uploaded: Apr 10, 2007

Taken in Battle Alley located in downtown Holly, Michigan.

It's part of the historic district that's said to have been the scene of frequent brawls. In 1880 a bunch of workers with a traveling circus were jailed after a fight and the street got it's name. Also Carry Nation came in 1908 at the request of the prohibition committee to stop men from drinking.

Now that the history lesson is over (smile) I took this photo at about 11 p.m. in about 25 degree weather. It was just beginning to snow. I'm in debt to my husband who was willing to be my model for this shot. I used a star filter to get the star effect on the lights.

PP - changed to antique, bumped up the sharpness a bit and slightly cropped.

If I could have I would have cloned out that meter above his head - it's a bit distracting - but oh well. Gotta love basic editing! It is what it is. Hope you like it!

Place: 111 out of 266
Avg (all users): 5.5918
Avg (commenters): 5.8571
Avg (participants): 5.2024
Avg (non-participants): 5.7705
Views since voting: 681
Views during voting: 357
Votes: 267
Comments: 9
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/17/2007 11:24:13 PM
Overdone with the star filter.
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04/17/2007 10:08:27 PM
the starbursts are cool, but i think this would really work with a white balance that was much cooler
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04/17/2007 07:40:54 PM
Star filter a bit much - needs some, but this seems a tad strong to me.
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04/17/2007 06:40:50 PM
I like the sparkly sparkles! 7
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04/16/2007 09:09:15 PM
The lamp lights are too distracting it takes away from everything.
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04/16/2007 12:26:58 PM
I like this picture, but maybe a different white balance would have given a better color (I'm not much a fan of the nighttime yellow-orange light).
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04/15/2007 11:48:47 AM
Great effect with the dueling lights and the solitary guy in the cowboy hat. Tone and composition appeal to my imagination :-)
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04/12/2007 01:42:08 PM
I think it's cool with the lights, when there is so many of them.
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04/11/2007 04:20:24 PM
Starfilter! :D nice choise of sephia.... 6
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