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Congestion
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Pollution (Basic Editing)
Camera: Sony DSLR-A100
Lens: Sony DT 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Aspherical ED High Magnification Zoom Lens for Sony Alpha
Location: London, UK
Date: Mar 9, 2008
Galleries: Urban, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Mar 9, 2008

This is a sculpture called Traffic Light Tree (Pierre Vivant) in Londons Carnary Wharf area. It is worth googling to see pictures of the full thing rather than my closely cropped image.

On the day I was there, the background was filled with cranes and development work and getting a half decent angle with no clutter in the background was difficult. In the end I had to get right up underneath it to have just the sky as the background.

Thanks for all the comments

Statistics
Place: 20 out of 127
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Avg (commenters): 7.1500
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Views since voting: 1359
Views during voting: 395
Votes: 244
Comments: 25
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03/22/2008 05:21:11 PM
Wait...so the traffic light tree does exist?
03/19/2008 01:04:54 AM
this is really cool. Congrats on your top 20 finish!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/18/2008 10:57:42 PM
It's too busy for my tastes but since that appears to be the message, well done.
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03/18/2008 10:31:08 PM
I'd seen a photo of this online before (In several places) and I always thought it was a photoshopped creation. Hope you can fill us in on where this is and why!
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03/18/2008 10:59:08 AM
Unique idea and a great way of representing congestion.. I find the crop slightly awkward.. I wish the ones nearest the sky were not cut off and had more of the focus..
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03/17/2008 12:17:21 PM
Is this at an actual intersection or is it some kind of art piece?
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03/17/2008 10:24:00 AM
the sharpness of your photo makes it stand out
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03/16/2008 09:50:22 PM
Well, congestion isn't the same as pollution, but still a cool shot.
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03/16/2008 07:02:49 PM
very well done! I would like to know exactly where this is, so I can avoid this intersection at all costs. tricky subject matter to crop/compose. I might like to see a bit more on the left side, and upper right corner, but hard to know. If it is there in your original, it might be worth trying, and if the entire left turn arrow is available at the bottom, that might be fun to see, too. Might still come right back to this framing, anyway, though. 9
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03/16/2008 04:23:08 PM
One of my favorites of this challenge. Great shot.
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03/16/2008 02:23:46 PM
wow where was this shot taken I cant imagine this is a real traffic light set up, is it a sculpture? Either way I love it 10
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03/14/2008 03:52:25 PM
nice black and white. great angle choice as well.
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03/14/2008 11:20:41 AM
whoa! that looks confusing! great subject and nice angle of capture. 9
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03/14/2008 10:22:33 AM
To much going on, but it fits the congestion, but it's a little much for me
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03/14/2008 09:20:27 AM
nice shot. I like the whole black and white color scheme.
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03/13/2008 06:18:40 PM
Is it my turn to go yet? Great Image. Would like to see a colour version.
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03/13/2008 01:59:35 PM
where in the world did you find this? this gotta be some sculpture. impossible in reality. excellent find and interesting angle. i wonder why you chose this bw/sepia tone instead of showing various yellow/green/red lights though.
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03/13/2008 10:30:57 AM
This photogrpah is strong because of the contrast of the all the lights. Alto the lines in this picture lead the viewers eyes to the next light.
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03/13/2008 10:03:22 AM
Amazing black and white photo, with great movement created by the congestion of metal and great value created between the laps and sky.
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03/13/2008 09:31:40 AM
Goo shot i like the idea and the color tone
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03/12/2008 09:42:07 PM
I don't think that this is really about pollution. Nice capture though
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03/12/2008 05:22:38 PM
Good God! Surely this can't be in use! Excellent find and well taken. The angle/perspective and dark tones combine to makes it all feel very imposing.
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03/12/2008 03:06:25 PM
how is that even remotely safe?
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03/12/2008 08:13:43 AM
Great prespective, looks like a redundant traffic light graveyard. The B/W conversion looks a litle dull.
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03/12/2008 06:50:27 AM
This must be a piece of artwork/statue but its a great fit into the challenge. A different take that makes you think a bit more. Hope this does well for you.
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