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Challenge: Perspective V (Advanced Editing V)
Collection: Challenge Images
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 IS USM
Location: Delray Beach, FL
Date: Dec 22, 2007
Galleries: Black and White, Transportation
Date Uploaded: Dec 22, 2007

Crop, Hue/Sat, B&W, Noise Ninja, Levels, Curves/soft light, Gradient Map (black to white), border, resize, save for web.


It was the crossing signals, not the train, that I intended to convey the perspective. But I think the image has too much in it (too busy?) to be effective. Too bad, because I like the composition.

Place: 123 out of 148
Avg (all users): 5.1484
Avg (commenters): 3.6667
Avg (participants): 4.8364
Avg (non-participants): 5.3200
Views since voting: 584
Views during voting: 219
Votes: 155
Comments: 10
Favorites: 0

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01/07/2008 11:49:20 AM
This was one of my higher scores int he challenge actually. I think it's a fine image. I'm not surprised it finished low, because it's not really addressing the "perspective" issue in a way people can comprehend. They will see the receding diagonal of the train as the "perspective" part, and that's not what the picture is about. But very nice PP work and an "arresting" image (pun intended).
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01/02/2008 12:06:38 PM
I really like this Juli. Nice lower angle with the crossing lights giving a wonderful anchor.
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12/31/2007 10:38:01 AM
Juli i like it, i can see what you say but i think its a neat perspective of the Tran as well as the lights.
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12/31/2007 07:59:17 AM
Very nice perspective and contrast Julianne.
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12/31/2007 05:10:42 AM
I'll Share a Page with you any time, can't please them all.
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12/31/2007 01:16:13 AM
I think it's the vertical line of the lights/signal that breaks the perspective line of the train that causes some viewer 'discomfort', particularly because it's in the central foreground. It's a lovely shot, but if I try to imagine the same shot with the lights but without half of the central pillar I think it would have been nicer. Not saying you should clone it out or mess with it, just trying to help provide an explanation as to why it might not have been as well received as you expected.
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12/31/2007 12:31:35 AM
lol I love how people want you to clone out things that really are a natural part of the scene. I love the black and white conversion and this has a rich contrast. I love the perspective of not only the train but also the size comparison between the two signals. Probably should have scored a little higher than it did.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/25/2007 09:24:47 AM
Image just a little messy with cable lines and the shadow created by the lighting. Recommend to clone away the lines - 5
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12/24/2007 09:32:30 AM
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12/24/2007 05:39:33 AM
The pole in the foreground just seems to be in the way.
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