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Challenge: Parallel Lines (Basic Editing I)
Collection: Older Images
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: Washington, DC
Date: Mar 13, 2004
Aperture: 6.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/100 sec
Galleries: Black and White
Date Uploaded: Mar 16, 2004

This photograph was taken in Georgetown. I've been wanting to take a picture of these old cobble stones and trolley tracks. The sun light really made the trolley tracks glow. I made changes to contrast and color in Photoshop Elements.

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 325
Avg (all users): 6.6555
Avg (commenters): 8.4828
Avg (participants): 6.5068
Avg (non-participants): 6.7974
Views since voting: 1862
Votes: 299
Comments: 34
Favorites: 6 (view)


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03/24/2004 04:13:53 PM
Good work, you just beat me by a hair. I feel good about losing to such great photos like yours.
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03/24/2004 07:12:47 AM
Well, at least it was not my fault for saying you would get a ribbon

well done

;-)
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03/24/2004 12:06:46 AM
Thanks for all the nice comments and high scores. Wow almost a ribbon! My highest rated photograph yet. I wasn't sure how a picture of trolley tracks would do. These historic tracks in Georgetown are not used anymore. I never realized how shiny they are and was lucky to catch them on a sunny day. The cobble stones were screaming for a black and white photograph. I like the feeling of this image and am glad you enjoyed it.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/23/2004 06:37:00 PM
This has a melancholy feel to it , asyou know and is well titled. I don't have a picture in this challenge as I just joined yeswterday, and I'm much too busy throwing my weight around to take pictures. Maybe next time. This one is really good. I have no idea what I would have chosen for an entry, it would have been difficult.
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03/23/2004 06:14:37 PM
lovely shot - nice mood, good use of cobbles.
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03/23/2004 03:56:38 PM
The best of the " rails " pictures
I like it, the b/w gives it a great feel somehow.
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03/23/2004 03:28:05 PM
Great shot, I love the position of the figure, must go close for a......I wont mention it or It will be cursed!!
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03/23/2004 02:27:48 PM
I predict this is in the top 3. I give it a 10 even though I would prefer the left line match the right one as far as placement... But that's just preference.
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03/23/2004 01:43:25 PM
Nice use of B&W, 1/2 a body forms a compelling composition against the tracks - the lines do strengthen the composition. One of my top picks.
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03/23/2004 07:56:59 AM
Beautiful Shot!
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03/23/2004 01:15:44 AM
So beautiful and good.
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03/21/2004 05:17:28 PM
Great take on railway lines.
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03/21/2004 10:52:44 AM
Great image, I really do like this photograph a lot. Well done.
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03/20/2004 08:52:59 PM
I love old walkways and train tracks.....fantastic shot !
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03/20/2004 12:26:46 AM
nice and moody, the only lirical photo in this challenge so far, 10
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03/19/2004 09:49:38 PM
Wonderful title. Great shot!
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03/19/2004 09:11:47 PM
AWESOME photo !!! WOW ! This has everything working for it. Tone, light, interest, lines, lighting, composition and shapes totally rock. This would make a GREAT print. Good luck ! 10
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03/19/2004 05:44:59 PM
There are too many train tracks in this contest.
Even so, I find this one of the best.
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03/19/2004 01:30:15 PM
The title adds much to the appreciation of this photo. Without it, it's still a great photo with lots of detail, but it would lack a little bit of power.
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03/19/2004 03:59:49 AM
Nice photograph. But im not sure I understand the title.
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03/18/2004 11:52:53 PM
i am intrigued by the person walking out of the photo. this to me is a much more interesting "rail road" shot than others in this challenge.
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03/18/2004 01:10:07 PM
I really like it, the sepia toning is very nice and I especially like that you have cropped the person above the waist... gives it a feeling of anonymity. (sp?)
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03/18/2004 10:58:43 AM
Very nice composition.
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03/17/2004 11:16:00 PM
what a great shot...the coloring gives it an old time feel...you could almost hear his footsteps on the bricks as he is walking away
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03/17/2004 05:51:35 PM
Best of the challenge, IMHO The lines are obvious and parallel, but only part of the overall image. The figure adds a different dimension, particularly with the chosen crop - an element of mystery perhaps? Where is he, why is he moving away? Technically bang on, contrast excellent from the deep black of the figure to the completely white reflecte rails. Good luck!
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03/17/2004 05:47:52 PM
I like this - the way the old cobbles look against the gleaming metal - and the way you have only the bottom half of someone, all in black. Very enigmatic.
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03/17/2004 05:17:25 PM
Excellent combination of an idea and an image - exquisite use of monochrome and/or or sepia toning (...?) - love it. - 9
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03/17/2004 03:04:10 PM
nice !
03/17/2004 01:30:50 PM
This has the feel of a professionally shot photo. Great work. I love the lines, the cobblestones, the composition with the person to the right, the tones. So far, this is my absolute favorite. I know some other people tried to do railway lines, but this is very original and unique. I really hope you do well and take home a ribbon.
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03/17/2004 01:30:50 PM
powerful image
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03/17/2004 12:45:36 PM
Very nice effect!
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03/17/2004 11:12:58 AM
What a mood you've captured, feeling. I just love the old stones and the tones you've used. Good one! Top of my list.
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03/17/2004 04:07:27 AM
I like the mood of this picture... very nice indeed! Focusing is right on the dot! Lighting is perfect! Well done!
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03/17/2004 03:00:08 AM
Wonderful photo. Very evocative, makes me feel lonely to look at it. The lines really add to the feeling of the picture.
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