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Left Behind
Left Behind
DougPaz


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Challenge: Negative Space (Classic Editing)
Camera: Kodak DX3900
Location: East of Memphis
Date: Sep 11, 2002
Aperture: f 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/2000
Galleries: Abstract, Photojournalism
Date Uploaded: Sep 14, 2002

I saw these crosses along the highway east of Memphis on a trip there this week. I stopped and shot about 20 photos. This one I shot with a wide angle lens and I liked it the best.

Statistics
Place: 72 out of 218
Avg (all users): 5.7081
Avg (commenters): 7.2727
Avg (participants): 5.7230
Avg (non-participants): 5.6954
Views since voting: 948
Votes: 322
Comments: 23
Favorites: 3 (view)


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09/24/2002 01:24:00 AM
Dude, this picture was awesome. You were robbed.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/22/2002 08:11:00 PM
I won't be left behind! :-) So I certainly can associate with this on a spiritual level. Very nice how you got the sunlight directly behind the biggest cross, presumably Jesus Christ's cross. The lighting is so good and you did a good job with the negative space theme. Good luck in the challenge! Grayce aka Gracious
09/20/2002 03:49:00 PM
I love this shot. I wanted to do something like this for "From the Ground Up" but couldn't get three crosses that looked right.
To really add some *zing*, if you have a polarizer filter, or could deepen the blue of the sky, and make the crosses even darker, it would look nice, I think. Or convert it to bw to show simple and effective contrast. karmat
09/20/2002 01:03:00 PM
I would try this again on a clear day (I do not think the clouds where your friend here, given the theme).
09/20/2002 11:21:00 AM
Striking shapes. Probably more appealing to someone with a religious connection to them, but maybe not. Because the crosses are in such dark shadow, I can't see the detail. For this reason, in my interpretation I am seeing the crosses as the negative space, visually, and the sky as the foreground. Either way I'd like to see more detail in the sky/ clouds to give more contrast to the blackness of the crosses.
5, Kavey
09/19/2002 04:32:00 PM
Classic crucifixion photo. Sharpness is good, lots of neg space emphasizes the unity of the crosses.
09/19/2002 11:14:00 AM
"...on earth...as it is in heaven..."
09/19/2002 04:03:00 AM
very nice; you waited at the perfect time of day for the sunlight
09/19/2002 02:24:00 AM
it's been done so many times before...
09/18/2002 08:29:00 PM
you need more megapixels.
09/18/2002 01:58:00 AM
Composition:7 Lighting:6
Appeal: 5, Total Rating7 Sulamk
A new look at this caused me to mark it up the pattern against the sky is very interesting
09/17/2002 10:27:00 AM
The reason why I like this photo so much is because of the negative space. The challenge states the the negative space should be the WOW of the photo. So many people used a bunch of blank space, but this one has the WOW I believe the challege was asking for. The position of the sun behind the middle cross is very appealing. It appears that you had divine intervention with the placement of the clouds because they are perfect. I really envy you being able to come out with such a good shot. I hope you win
09/17/2002 04:49:00 AM
Great shot... (9)
09/16/2002 11:53:00 PM
Gutsy submission. But it really is a pretty shot! Well done - bamaster (7)
09/16/2002 11:39:00 PM
This is a good shot. The sun is a little bright in the middle. I've tried to do a shot like this on a building having the sun behind the spire on it and it makes the middle of my shot too bright. I would have liked this more without the sun and maybe a bluer sky. 5
09/16/2002 10:04:00 PM
i like the concept of the sun behind the center cross....
09/16/2002 07:27:00 PM
8
09/16/2002 07:20:00 PM
much better than the other cross shot taken for this challenge, in that you only have the sky and nothing else. nice job.
09/16/2002 02:58:00 PM
Nice placement of the sun. I think you could have given a little less exposure or something and gotten more color from the sky. I like the composition. It's simple and direct. This is a great example of converging verticals (not sure if that's good or bad) :o) I'm not very religious so this doesn't have much emotional pull for me, but it's a lovely pic just the same. ~indigo997
09/16/2002 01:52:00 PM
i'm not a religious buy but this has a good effect 7 sgtpepper6344
09/16/2002 01:20:00 PM
Imapct-bam! Well done. Good luck. Score 7 Justine
09/16/2002 12:14:00 PM
This photo is carries a lot of impact for me strictly through it's implied message. I like the composition of the crosses, and the use of neg spc is very good. lhall-8
09/16/2002 04:20:00 AM
Love the composition. The black crosses really stand out from the blue background. Well achieved. (9)


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