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A Crash Back to Reality
A Crash Back to Reality

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Cultural Events (Basic Editing)
Camera: Kodak P880
Location: Jericho Vermont
Date: May 3, 2007
Aperture: f/4.1
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/800
Galleries: Emotive, Candid
Date Uploaded: May 8, 2007

There was a mock car crash at my school and i took some pictures and this is what i came up with


auto contrast
sharpen edges
contrast +37

Place: 78 out of 90
Avg (all users): 4.6032
Avg (commenters): 4.4375
Avg (participants): 4.1892
Avg (non-participants): 4.6744
Views since voting: 579
Views during voting: 433
Votes: 252
Comments: 19
Favorites: 0

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05/17/2007 03:24:59 AM
Hey there from the Critique Club

Camera Work/Technical: I think that you overexposed this one just a bit. The white on the vehicle, as well as the pants and the lady's nose look a little hot to me. I think that taking the exposure down just a touch would have also added a more dramatic feel to the image.

Lighting: As I mentioned above, a little too bright. The brightness of the image makes a bit difficult to look at. This is a tough one to manage the light to begin with. The bright sun on the white, along with the harsh white of the vehicle makes it really hard.

Composition/Content: I do like your content, but perhaps not for this challenge.

My Opinion: I think that this one would have been better for a different challenge. Nice work, and I look forward to much more of your work.

Thank you for the opportunity to provide a critique on your entry,
 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/15/2007 11:55:40 AM
Very real Shot, quite and impact (pardon the pun)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/14/2007 06:50:21 PM
Interesting but not related to the challenge as I don't think an accident is really a cultural event per se.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/14/2007 10:58:26 AM
05/12/2007 07:45:05 AM
Am I missing something, but quite a few entries in this Challenge are not related to Cultural Events. This shot is very traumatic, but not "Cultural" to my mind.
05/11/2007 07:00:19 PM
i like the title. there is something odd in this picture. it looks like these is someone behind the woman but i can only see the lower part of his body. interesting capture.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/11/2007 04:39:18 AM
I think this shot captures the anguish of this event in the ladies face. It is a big part of todayís culture, otherís here on DPC may not see it that way regrettably. = 9
I think a little less contrast to take away the glare may improve this image
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/11/2007 03:24:17 AM
geez! is that real? 6
05/10/2007 05:49:51 PM
05/10/2007 04:06:23 PM
What does this have to do with cultural events?
05/10/2007 10:17:29 AM
Based on this forum thread ==> Photographer's comments during challenge voting

...and this comment:
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' onejumpjohnny - \"I just voted on a challenge piece which clearly (and very effectively)represented a crash scene. Since I find this genre personally upsetting, I left comments based upon the face value of the shot (and justifying my low score vote!) Little did I know at the time it was a \"staged\" activity set at a local high school for educational purposes.\"

I wanted to see if I was able to accurately identify the photo being referenced. I'll have to come back after the challenge has finished voting to find out. :D

BTW - Good luck in the challenge.
05/10/2007 09:46:38 AM
technically you've captured a fine journalistic piece, nice color, nicely composed and conceived (very sorry for the misconception on my part!)
05/10/2007 12:39:02 AM
I think people on here to see more reality!
Great shot.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/09/2007 10:02:47 PM
I'm not sure a car crash qualifies as a cultural event. There's good composition here between the car and the lady. She's out of focus though putting too much emphasis on the car.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/09/2007 01:23:42 PM
Whether or not you get offended by images such as this is a highly subjective thing, and in this instance I am not sure you have acted with consideration to the unfortunate woman in the shot. Irrespective of this, I can't see how this relates to the theme of Cultural Events.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/09/2007 12:53:53 PM
A bit of a stretch for the challenge, I think. I mean, I doubt they called the insurance company and said that they were involved in a tragic cultural event... :)
05/09/2007 10:15:58 AM
this seems like a snapshot ... also, IMHO, doesn't fit the challenge
05/09/2007 09:03:59 AM
05/09/2007 08:31:59 AM
A bit intrusive

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