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Where'd they go?
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Challenge: Missing Link (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Nikon D70s
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
Location: Carrizo Plains, California
Date: Jul 10, 2007
Aperture: f/4.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/1600
Galleries: Black and White, Rural
Date Uploaded: Jul 10, 2007

This was taken near Carrizo Plains National Monument in California Valley. It is an extremely desolate place. I thought about the topic of missing link and there seemed to be a missing link between why these people lived here to begin with and why they are gone now.

Cropped, converted to B&W, levels, in Aperture, then exported to CS2 for dodge and burn and resize.

Wow, thanks everyone for the great comments and a new personal best score. I'm glad most of you liked this one. Thanks!

Place: 6 out of 119
Avg (all users): 6.4296
Avg (commenters): 7.4545
Avg (participants): 5.8478
Avg (non-participants): 6.7303
Views since voting: 1493
Views during voting: 265
Votes: 135
Comments: 13
Favorites: 1 (view)

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07/28/2007 02:56:49 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

Excellent shot. Not a lot to really remark on to improve it. Playing with clouds, as suggested in one comment, might have improved the look of the clouds but I don't think it would discernibly change the overall impact of the picture.

Judging from some of the comments it would seem some believed the link to the challenge was a bit weak. I disagree myself but I can see where they are coming from. I think the biggest difference between your image and the shot that got third is the third place shot bopped the voter over the head with its relation to the challenge. Your shot, photographically, I would say is at least on par with it. At least in my opinion anyways...
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07/23/2007 12:50:55 PM
This is so beautiful. Love the processing and colour. Great shot, Jeremy. Big congrats on 6th place.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/20/2007 12:20:31 PM
LOVE this picture...
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07/18/2007 11:38:09 PM
really like how this is layed out, awesome clouds and the focus is sharp

Message edited by author 2007-07-23 00:22:38.
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07/18/2007 07:26:36 PM
Love the isolation..
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07/18/2007 05:46:40 PM
Wow, great photo but I feel it is not a strong concept for missing Link. The texture of this photo though is really insane, everything from soft plushy clouds to the splintery wood and jagged ground. Great shot-wrong category.
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07/17/2007 09:14:09 PM
A very sad image. Lovely processing and composition.
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07/17/2007 06:10:20 PM
Wonderful! I love old barns and this is a beauty! Excellent capture!!
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07/16/2007 10:41:58 PM
nice b&W!
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07/16/2007 12:52:37 PM
Good photograph, but comes real close to pushing the envelope for meeting the challenge.
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07/16/2007 10:03:18 AM
This is a great looking location and you had a very cooperative sky to work with. While I like this shot I wish you had done a bit more to really make those clouds work for you. Good luck in the challenge.

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07/16/2007 05:45:54 AM
fantastic b and w image...
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07/16/2007 02:28:20 AM
Well processed for the challenge...10
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