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Your Tax Dollars At Work
Your Tax Dollars At Work

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Challenge: Free Study 2007-07 (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Sony DSLR-A100
Lens: Sony DT 18-70mm f/3.5-5.6 Aspherical ED Zoom Lens for Sony Alpha
Location: Squak Mountain, Issaquah Washington
Date: Jul 3, 2007
Aperture: f4.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 60
Galleries: Urban, Transportation
Date Uploaded: Jul 3, 2007

Driving to work this morning I noticed this poor raven squished in the road, then painted over by a road crew.

I was working on the best angle for a shot when 2 different drivers pulled over to tell me how badly they wanted someone to capture the imagery. It's not the most pleasant subject matter, but it does paint a picture somehow of civilization in decline!

I tweaked aspects of the image in CS2, color correction, curves, etc.

Place: 573 out of 651
Avg (all users): 4.9520
Avg (commenters): 6.5833
Avg (participants): 4.9100
Avg (non-participants): 5.1200
Views since voting: 793
Views during voting: 265
Votes: 125
Comments: 15
Favorites: 0

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08/11/2007 09:15:06 AM
Good thing you had your camera with you to capture such grossness.
08/11/2007 09:13:32 AM
I was just browsing thru the Free Studies when I saw this. This is crazy hilarious! I would've taken a picture of it too!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/07/2007 10:37:51 PM
Wow... pretty unique!
08/07/2007 07:10:13 PM
interesting bird shot
08/07/2007 01:08:14 AM
You would think after all of the jokes, that someone would notice before they do that.

I found a funny one here too. They tar the cracks in the pavement, so at a random point in the road is a picture of a face, and shortly thereafter is the word "Loopy" written in script. On the road. In tar.
08/06/2007 10:46:14 PM
Sad, emotive photo. Points for emotional payload.
08/04/2007 09:26:50 PM
Oh, that's gross!
08/04/2007 07:54:00 PM
An interesting snapshot, but not the sort of thing that I would put in to a free study.
08/03/2007 01:22:19 AM
The title makes you stop and think. The abstract image does too.
08/02/2007 11:59:48 PM
LOL! Too funny. Perfect title. Not my favorite, but extra point for the humor!
08/02/2007 02:46:16 AM
i believe i have seen something like this before, cant remember what it was painter over though.
08/02/2007 12:32:19 AM
Yeah, that happens. That is why we always say good enough for government work. 7
08/01/2007 06:43:16 PM
how sad... :( poor bird! strong photogaph i think you make an interesting statement with this
08/01/2007 03:19:57 PM
Not a pleasing shot, but a good documentary. Extra point for the statement. 7.
08/01/2007 04:26:38 AM
I had a headless mouse thrown at me today... this photo needs a 10

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