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The Drive-In
The Drive-In

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Challenge: Shallow DOF (Advanced Editing I)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S602Z
Location: Local car show
Date: Feb 8, 2004
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 160
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Vintage
Date Uploaded: Feb 8, 2004

Very little post shot processing. Just levels mostly. Cloned out a few reflections. Was going to use Blur on the background but it effected the quality and sharpness of the car edges so I didn't.

Place: 127 out of 174
Avg (all users): 5.0984
Avg (commenters): 6.0000
Avg (participants): 5.0094
Avg (non-participants): 5.2208
Views since voting: 664
Votes: 183
Comments: 5
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/13/2004 01:03:52 AM
If the photo had something with a soft focus in the foreground to indicate a 'Shallow Depth of Field' I would have given it another point.
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02/12/2004 11:06:01 PM
The dof here helps indicate that the world of this diner goes on and on. Nice nostalgic feel.
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02/11/2004 08:40:45 AM
I like this. I see a few things I would fix. The overexposed white area on the car. I would have also cropped this just above the tire so that it didn't draw the eye there and a little more shallow DOF so that the background area didn't try to take over the main subject. This is a photo you really should reshoot and make it a print. GREAT subject/scene for a print ! Overall...this is a great photo !
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02/10/2004 01:00:38 PM
I really like the image I think you probably had in your head, but I don't think you've quite pulled it off. Whatever that is in the top left-hand corner (a hand holding something?) is really distracting, and I think overall the background would be better a little more out of focus (is that real shallow DOF or Photoshop?). I don't know how much control you had over the surroundings, but if you could have reduced the clutter on the table down to fewer items (and ideally moved the bubblegum machine) then I think it would be less distracting. Finally, I would personally crop the top off at around the height of where the top of the menu is now because I think that would make for a stronger composition.
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02/09/2004 06:02:12 PM
I like the colors here.
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