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A Night at the Rialto
A Night at the Rialto

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Challenge: After Dark (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot S50
Location: Rialto Cinemas, Santa Rosa - Ca.
Date: Jan 10, 2004
Aperture: 3.5
Shutter: 1/10
Galleries: Urban, Advertisement
Date Uploaded: Jan 11, 2004


Place: 38 out of 96
Avg (all users): 5.7102
Avg (commenters): 6.7143
Avg (participants): 5.4000
Avg (non-participants): 5.8919
Views since voting: 865
Votes: 176
Comments: 8
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01/24/2004 11:39:16 AM
Critique Club

Hi :)
This looked like quite a tricky shot to expose. While the bottom areas are dark and not much detail can me see, the white light is a bit over exposed. I'm not sure how you could have improved that under the restricted editing rules that were in effect for this challenge.

The bottom part is very interesting and I really like it. The blurred movement of the person really adds a lot, and the posters add a good amount of interest to the red brick wall. In my opinion, I think you should have got closer to the subject, and not bothered with anything above the wall with the posters on. I think the white area really spoils the photo, and the lights above that don't really add much. Just the person walking past the posters would have been an excellent photo on its own.

I think in post-processing you over-sharpened this a bit. I think this because on the curves of the 'R', jagged lines are visable, rather than keeping a nice smooth edge.

Overall I think this location has great potential, and through experimenting with different compositions could produce a top-notch photo.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/17/2004 02:28:58 AM
Gorgeously shot - perfectly framed.
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01/16/2004 08:04:35 PM
Just a bit grainy, but the symmetrical composition works well for me. I like the single figure walking in front. I'm very attracted to the large 'R'. It might be fun to get just a shot of that some day.
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01/14/2004 03:43:12 AM
Think the big white dieplay along this spoils the shot, ask them to take it down...

The large R with the lighting around it is brilliant, really looks like an old cinema. 8
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01/13/2004 11:10:53 AM
this is such a simple shot, yet I love how it looks. The dimmed lights are great
i also love the person walking by in the shot - gives it a mysterious feeling. Excellent job.
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01/12/2004 01:24:52 PM
I like the lighting of the logo and the movie posters. I also like the panoramic frame and the person walking across. The main white sign with the movies names if pretty blown out, however.
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01/12/2004 01:08:20 PM
Nice panoramic. Good dolor and lighting.
01/12/2004 01:00:03 PM
Nice marquee. SImple execution of a good idea!

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