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Midnight Mover
Midnight Mover

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Challenge: Black (Advanced Editing I)
Camera: Sony DSC-S75
Location: US 20, east of Toledo, OH
Date: Feb 14, 2004
Aperture: f/8
ISO: ISO-400
Shutter: 1/800 sec
Galleries: Black and White, Advertisement
Date Uploaded: Feb 15, 2004

In a mad dash to find the perfect photo setup, I took a long drive. I had the perfect image in my head but could not find it or gain access to others. This one I almost passed up because I didnt like the shot and took all day sunday to find a new one(which I didnt). so I'm using this one, besides the photo is starting to grow on me.
I croped it, converted it to black & white, resized it, enhanced it and cloned out a phone pole.

Place: 69 out of 142
Avg (all users): 5.3556
Avg (commenters): 5.2500
Avg (participants): 5.2410
Avg (non-participants): 5.5385
Views since voting: 773
Votes: 135
Comments: 5
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02/26/2004 12:17:43 AM
Greetings from the critique club.

Hits: This was a really good idea for the black challenge. I like the contrast of the black and silver trim. I like the general direction that the composition took. It's very sharp, and there's a minimum of hot spots/glare from the trim.

Misses: My monitor is a bit dark and cannot be perfectly calibrated, but it's as close as possible (it's a Dell 1900FP). This photo still appears a bit too dark. Only the trim detail is discernable, there's no visible bends and form on the black part of the truck. Also, while the composition is in the right direction, the "cutting off" of the trim accessories at top hurts it a bit (though somewhat understandable to try and minimize the sky in the shot). Also, the grille is one of the best parts, and its only partly there, and has some perspective distortion.

Ideas. I think it would have been cool to try and get the grille as the focal point, and the truck as the contrast. Or as is, you might recrop and try to lighten just a tad.

Hope you get a chance to play with this idea some more!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/19/2004 05:27:16 PM
too dark, there is no detail in the truck body from bumper to windshield
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02/17/2004 12:20:50 AM
Go trucker...nice close crop, I'm a truck driver myself, so this really caught my eye...good shot...
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02/16/2004 05:40:17 PM
This shot is full of power yet still almost looks like a toy.
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02/16/2004 01:09:07 PM
I love trucks..18 wheels! Here I think you got a bit of noise and the over sharpening made it appear more obvious. I do like the subject, the black windshield, and the perspective.
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