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Rusty n' Crusty
Rusty n' Crusty

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Challenge: Textures V (Basic Editing)
Collection: 2007
Camera: Canon PowerShot S5 IS
Location: Weatherford, Texas
Date: Dec 22, 2007
Aperture: F 4.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Transportation, Textures
Date Uploaded: Dec 24, 2007

Rust and peeling paint on an abandoned car.

My expectation it that I will get good marks for color and detail, but the shallow DOF inherent in a close perspective shot like this will hurt me. Let's see if I am right...

Post challenge notes:
Well, I'm pleasantly surprised at how well this did.

Place: 26 out of 222
Avg (all users): 6.2083
Avg (commenters): 7.1250
Avg (participants): 6.0000
Avg (non-participants): 6.3125
Views since voting: 1573
Views during voting: 248
Votes: 168
Comments: 14
Favorites: 0

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01/05/2013 03:40:48 PM
Fabulous DOF... love all of this one, Steve!
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01/03/2008 12:05:00 PM
Handheld. I had it in program mode and was really not paying attention to the finer details of my settings. If I had realized that was going to be my challenge entry, I might have opted for a tripod. 20/20 hindsight. Something to be aware of for future shots like that.
01/03/2008 11:18:09 AM
It is a lovely shot. Was this handheld or tripod? You could squeeze out some more DoF by opening up more...maybe try f11 and go up from there. The texture and colours are gorgeous but as you say, the shallow DoF doesn't show enough of it...or rather the lovely perspective would really come out.
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01/02/2008 03:41:24 AM
Should have finished higher IMO. Well done!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/30/2007 08:54:45 PM
tough to get max. sharpness with this perspective , but you did well - 6
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12/30/2007 04:51:12 PM
Lovely detail, nice to include the brand badge across the image to contrast with the colours and textures of the rust and to provide extra interest/ focal point.
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12/30/2007 04:20:40 PM
Nice texture!
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12/30/2007 05:14:47 AM
Love the title. Love the texture and colour. Shifting the angle of the shot may have eliminated the distracting upper right corner, but that may also not have been possible at the time of the capture. Just a thought.
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12/28/2007 05:18:38 AM
Heh! If this is who I think it is, you're getting good mileage out of this lovely old beast. Very nice perspective and shows the detail and texture of the rust well.
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12/28/2007 02:50:49 AM
Greeat texture!
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12/28/2007 12:35:11 AM
An oldie but goodie. Might have been interesting to run the name on a diagonal. Maybe not. Just a thought.
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12/27/2007 08:32:02 AM
Nice shot! Great textures.
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12/26/2007 10:47:53 AM
My fave so far...great composition and dof.
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12/26/2007 06:44:03 AM
I have to say at first glance I really liked this photo. However, because I liked it so much, I sat and stared at it... then I got picky...

The texture is beautiful and colorful. I think you're limiting your fan club with the baby blue border. Maybe over-sharpened as a whole? From a distance your focal point looks crisp and sharp, but when you get closer, the detail seems pixelated. You might be a touch overexposed just going by the glare off the F, but it doesn't bother me too much.

I still think it's a beautiful photo, though! You should do well.
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