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If Fences Could Be Bridges
If Fences Could Be Bridges
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Challenge: Fences II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Olympus E-500 EVOLT
Lens: Olympus 50-200mm f/2.8-3.5 ED Zuiko Digital
Date: Mar 18, 2008
Galleries: Abstract, Nature
Date Uploaded: Mar 18, 2008

Well, this will probably only make sense to me during voting, I bet. I did not have time to go out and get pretty landscape pictures with fences. Nor did I feel like it - it's just been ugly here.

So I was looking at my fence, with the curving wire and thought that it looked like a rail. And then I thought the posts looked almost like a suspension bridge - with the car there about to go thru a tunnel. If you did not see it before, I hope you see it now!

Statistics
Place: 34 out of 251
Avg (all users): 5.9956
Avg (commenters): 7.4545
Avg (participants): 5.8916
Avg (non-participants): 6.0556
Views since voting: 919
Views during voting: 355
Votes: 227
Comments: 22
Favorites: 1 (view)


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03/09/2009 08:03:18 PM
i was actually looking at jon ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' jonfrommk's profile and comments received after noticing one of the lovely comments he'd given me when he was alive .. he used to always comment on my challenge entries no matter how they went ... i was feeling sad coz i miss him .. i thought i'd check our his favs and noticed this one of yours michelle .. just had to make a comment ..
WOW .. !!! .. its brilliant .. i really thought it was a real car on a road at first glance, altho a weird wooden type road !! .. how clever and how excellent .. typical that you didnt score a whole heap better .. its a bit out there for mr average i feel .. of course it totally appealed to me .. lol .. :)
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04/05/2008 02:50:12 AM
Cool cool cool shot and one of my absolute favourites in the challenge.

I love the fact that when you first see the image it really does look like you have captured a car framed through a hole in a fence and it is only when you look at it more closely you realise it is a toy

Brillant sharpness and great bokeh in one, lovely black and white conversion.

An image that I cant tear my eyes away from

Wonderful and although you have scored higher in many challenges imo this is one of your best shots.

Added to favourites
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03/26/2008 05:38:02 PM
This is so amazing. It took me a long time to understand it. I thought it might be an accident that you stumbled upon. Eventually I say that it was an extreme closeup of a post and rail fence. Did you place a toy car there, or was that a real car done with some sort of weird perspective? Anyway I think it is very cool, and creative, and I like the b&w.
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03/26/2008 03:09:47 PM
Heh - this is awesome! Took me a sec to figure out that it wasn't a real car. Love the idea and originality of your take on this challenge. Also, I'm very fond of the tones and processing. Excellent photo.

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03/26/2008 09:12:46 AM
Great shot, Michelle. The car looks so real, I thought at first glance that this was an optical illusion with a fence in the foreground and a road far in in the back. Happy to have been one of your high scorers.
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03/26/2008 08:59:30 AM
If someone didn't see it then they weren't looking, lol! Great idea and wonderfully executed. Another conversion and dof that is quite pleasing.
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03/26/2008 08:53:29 AM
Wow, that is so cool!!
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03/26/2008 07:27:48 AM
Your wonderful and clever mind never ceases to amaze me with the images it comes up with.
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03/26/2008 04:26:10 AM
Heh - very cool idea and nicely executed. From your score and placing, I'd say you managed to get the idea across very well!
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03/26/2008 12:39:48 AM
Originally posted by lhollimon:

Good creativity. The struggle I have with it is is the fence the focal point of the shot or is the car?


Part of the challenge description says: Make a photograph that features a fence in the composition. And to me this does not say that the fence has to be the focal point. It's an essential part of the composition tho, because without it, that car has no where to go :)
 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/25/2008 04:37:23 PM
Good creativity. The struggle I have with it is is the fence the focal point of the shot or is the car?
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03/25/2008 02:01:42 PM
clever 8
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03/24/2008 10:24:51 AM
Cool, the one thing that caught my eye here was the matchbox car & it's wheels hanging off the edge.
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03/22/2008 10:02:27 PM
Great photo!
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03/22/2008 06:55:55 PM
nice one! would have been great without the car too :)
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03/22/2008 05:44:33 PM
That's quite original and really well done. Great DOF, quite a fun shot.
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03/21/2008 11:37:33 PM
a car?
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03/21/2008 02:24:27 PM
hahaha cool shot!
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03/21/2008 12:06:44 AM
Brilliant concept. Thought it was a real car at first. Good use of DOF.
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03/19/2008 11:03:32 PM
I love how you have the car in its entirety showing through the hole in the fence. Nice idea!
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03/19/2008 11:13:56 AM
very clever indeed!
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03/19/2008 12:19:04 AM
Toy Car?
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