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Challenge: Best of 2007 (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S5000 Z
Location: Fort Wayne, IN
Date: Apr 4, 2007
Aperture: F/2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/4
Galleries: Emotive, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Jan 20, 2008

This was taken outside of Club Soda in Ft. Wayne, IN, catching one of the carriage rides going by. I love the blurred horse / carriage, the old building / sign, contrasted to the modern SODA sign, street lights, and diners visible through the windows. Not too blurry for hand held (with the help of a phone pole).

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Place: 458 out of 484
Avg (all users): 4.8528
Avg (commenters): 6.0000
Avg (participants): 4.7651
Avg (non-participants): 5.0769
Views since voting: 624
Views during voting: 313
Votes: 231
Comments: 10
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01/28/2008 03:15:16 PM
Good try here, I like the idea. As you can see from your comments both the colors and the noise detracted from your concept. A b&W version, with improved contrast, and lower noise might be worth a try.

Jack
 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/27/2008 01:27:03 PM
The beast I have been chasing all my life, only to find out that it was chasing me. Meanwhile, she waits on the other side of a canyon of ghosts.
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01/24/2008 11:19:59 AM
Very ethereal and seemingly of mixed time periods. Kinda like someone has beamed in via time machine and is trying to get back. Intriguing shot that made me hang around and look for quite awhile.
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01/24/2008 10:56:35 AM
This is subtle and very interesting. It took me a minute to see the horse and cart passing by. I really like this.
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01/22/2008 09:48:56 PM
I am sorry, but I do not like this image. Very grainy, and the pro cessing doesn't appeal to me. My focus is drawn to the detail on the wall rather then the blur of the horse and cart. The person standing directly behind the horse is also distracting. Good Luck. 3.
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01/22/2008 09:08:10 PM
i'm not keen on how noisy this image is, i'm not sure if it was intentional or not but i dont think it does anything for this shot
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01/22/2008 01:34:21 PM
Interesting choice for this shot. The movement upfront kind of distracts from the subject.
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01/22/2008 12:26:02 PM
I love the athmosphere and the motion blur. The only distracting point is the noise in the sky.
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01/21/2008 10:46:44 PM
This is quite nice, well done
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01/21/2008 01:36:09 PM
I really like the concept of this a lot, but the image fails to fully deliver for me. The colors seem a bit washed out, and though the lights seem to indicate that it is evening, the overall lighting almost looks like daylight. I'd really like to see more of an ambient-light look, and more contrast in the image.
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