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Drive Thru Light
Drive Thru Light

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Challenge: Religion (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Broad & Girard, Philadelphia, PA
Date: May 27, 2007
Aperture: f14
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/13
Galleries: Urban, Black and White
Date Uploaded: May 27, 2007

What do you believe in?
I believe art is in front of you everyday. Learning to recognize it-that's the real challenge.

Image Mode Lab Color
Select lightness channel
Image Mode Greyscale
up that contrast with levels
a touch of blur to building
image size
smart sharpen
save for web

Outtake: 521379.jpg

Place: 106 out of 311
Avg (all users): 5.4607
Avg (commenters): 6.5714
Avg (participants): 5.2388
Avg (non-participants): 5.5806
Views since voting: 613
Views during voting: 252
Votes: 191
Comments: 13
Favorites: 0

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06/17/2007 08:02:42 PM
I really like the high contrast. Nice job Mary.
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06/07/2007 03:16:36 PM
Your perspective allows you to include a lot for viewers to see and think about in a nicely arranged composition that is image processed well.

Image done technically well and very appropritaely as a black and white for the subject. Sharpness good and choice of central focal point works well with the depth of field(DOF). Cropped out Mikky D's Arches nicely! High contrast treatment adds to its visual impact.

The interest objects in the composition are very closely cropped to the edge of the frame. The background building doesn't add much and acts as a viewer distraction.

The Challenge:
Finished 106/302 so positionally speaking it is well above average though the score indicates it is only slghtly above average. The scattering of low scores probably resulted from a couple fringe voters the didn't think it was religious enough for their taste or inappropriate. No biggie.

This is a fairly long exposure at a high f/stop probably needed to get the distant sign in sharp focus so there is probably nothing you can do to soften the background buildings in-camera. But you might select and blur the background building more in post to lessen it's distracting effects.

Consider widening the composition slightly on the left, right and bottom to keep interest objects from being so close to the edges. Looks like you got framing to work with though you'll have to do some post processing to keep the added space from becoming a distraction itself.
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06/06/2007 09:18:34 AM
Very well seen!
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06/06/2007 06:19:35 AM
Heh, I came across this during voting, and thought "This has to be a Team Sucker entry". Very cool shot :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/04/2007 09:48:15 PM
This is a wonderful find!
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06/03/2007 11:43:14 PM
Great shot. I like the idea and it works well
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06/03/2007 04:46:28 PM
Great find!
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06/01/2007 04:43:36 PM
brilliant. 10
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06/01/2007 02:43:50 PM
Nice irony and contrast. Good shot, I like this.
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05/31/2007 04:52:14 PM
This really is a great find, I feel bad I can't vote on it! You have such a good eye for these things.
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05/31/2007 12:19:50 AM
one of my favorite
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05/30/2007 03:18:42 PM
Very nice...
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05/30/2007 07:27:44 AM
lol How American. A Big Mac, large Diet Coke and medium redemption, please. 7
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