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A Vanishing Point  A Vanishing Subject
A Vanishing Point A Vanishing Subject
Coley


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Challenge: Vanishing Point II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF-S Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 VR
Location: Railroad crossing in Bradford
Date: May 12, 2007
Aperture: f 4
ISO: 400
Shutter: Bulb 30 sec
Galleries: Emotive, Performance
Date Uploaded: May 12, 2007

I have done this before ... see " Abandoned or is it" as well as "A Restless Sleep" and "Their Dream Home".
These shots are always fun to do. My model (my daughter I am putting her through University so she owes me :) ) stands in front of the camera for about 5 seconds and then jumps out of the shot. It is dark so the camera is open for about 30 seconds total. The result is a ghost like image that appears to be vanishing. So in fact I have 2 vanishing points. The converging railroad tracks and my subject.

I like the shot ... hope it does well

Coley

Statistics
Place: 92 out of 195
Avg (all users): 5.5708
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 5.3824
Avg (non-participants): 5.6597
Views since voting: 1215
Views during voting: 413
Votes: 212
Comments: 22
Favorites: 3 (view)


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05/26/2007 05:23:06 PM
Hello from the Critique club, my name is Jon Rowe, and i will be looking at your image this evening :)

Composition/Lighting : this is a great example of when a centrally composed subject works. very spooky. i think this is very well done. i believe the reason for the 5s is two-fold. i gave it a 7 for i loved it, but thinking on behalf of the rest of the DPC crowd, the lighting left a lack of detail in the fore/background and in the subject itself. also, i think the placement of the model makes this look too staged. the actual "vanishing" of the subject and of the railroad tracks seem to possibly leave the model missplaced in my opinion. if she was placed further back down the tracks, with the look of walking towards the camera/viewer, i believe this might show off the end of the tracks (vanishing point #1) and the model (vanishing point #2). i do like what you did here, and think it deserved a higher score, but if i had to nit-pick, that would be my opinion.

Challenge : this definitely meets the challenge. i like the look of the tracks, and the seeing through the subject to see the back vanishing point. very clever, and unfortunately i believe a number of those 5s didn't take the chance to notice that the girl was not the only thing vanishing in this fine poetic image.

Conclusion : very well done, i love your work. i have admired quite a few of your shots for some time now and find it a privilege to critique one of your entries. keep up the good work. great image here, and not that bad of a placement at all. even got a few favorites out of it, that always helps :D

Keep on shootin!

Good luck on your future challenges:)
-Jon Rowe
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05/23/2007 07:35:34 AM
Coley I thought this would do much better. Your execution on these types of shots are awesome. Maybe you should of used a Canon.:)
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05/23/2007 12:26:14 AM
I think that the fact that people couldn't figure how you could accomplish this in Basic hurt you on the scoring. Should have placed higher (got on 8 from me). Very well executed and great take on the challenge.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/22/2007 10:11:42 PM
Is this a single exposure? If so, how?
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05/20/2007 10:52:50 PM
A most interesting study!
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05/20/2007 07:13:41 PM
WOW!!!
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05/19/2007 05:06:17 PM
Freaky.
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05/19/2007 01:41:15 PM
spooky stuff!!!
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05/19/2007 10:54:05 AM
Cool shot, I love it. 10
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05/19/2007 10:01:47 AM
Very interesting idea. I like it. 7
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05/18/2007 07:23:00 PM
Great idear well composed. the only neg+ I think that the girl is a little too solid. = 9
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05/18/2007 07:40:11 AM
fck u, now i can't get no sleep...Scary photo
GOOD WORK :)
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05/18/2007 01:28:51 AM
creeptastic.... 9
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05/17/2007 12:12:39 PM
Creepy...is that the look you were going for?
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05/16/2007 11:51:06 PM
basic editing, how?
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05/16/2007 10:32:24 PM
I'm interested to see how the voters respond to this. I think you've got a winner, but lets see.
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05/16/2007 07:56:51 PM
Great idea! I think there might be too much "ghost" though, as it is a bit hard for me to see through her to the vanishing point.
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05/16/2007 03:27:19 PM
clever doing but a rather disturbing pic (carry)
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05/16/2007 03:21:39 PM
that's a trip of a photo, very eerie
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05/16/2007 11:51:42 AM
If is legal this image is very strong. 10
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05/16/2007 09:55:09 AM
wow a classic horror scene, well done
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05/16/2007 01:13:31 AM
The use of old world toning really makes this photo, maybe more vishion of the line would help, still deserves a ...7
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