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coke, cat, dog
coke, cat, dog

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Challenge: Every Picture Tells A Story (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF 28-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Location: Koelenhof
Date: Apr 30, 2008
Aperture: f/9
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200 sec
Galleries: Urban, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Apr 30, 2008

An informal settlement (political speak for a squatter camp) built in and around the old cottages built as workers accommodation by a brickworks. All the cottages were built with high quality, highly glazed bricks. Not that you can see many of them with all the other structures around them. It is now private property and the farmer wants nothing to do with the settlement, and the municipality can't do anything because it is private. About 100 families live here, and the vast majority are jobless.

they still drink coke
they still have cats as pets
and they still manage to have a chow-chow as a pet dog

* Channel Mixer layer for B/W conversion, with bottle, cat and dog masked out
* Vivid Light layer set to 40%
* Soft Dodge & Burn layer using soft light mode.

Guesstimated Score: 5.9 to 6.2

Place: 48 out of 170
Avg (all users): 5.9189
Avg (commenters): 5.5000
Avg (participants): 5.6212
Avg (non-participants): 6.1585
Views since voting: 903
Views during voting: 288
Votes: 148
Comments: 8
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05/12/2008 08:20:03 AM
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/11/2008 05:25:50 PM
id prefer without the colour desat. id go bw all the way.
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05/08/2008 12:26:36 PM
nice 7
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05/07/2008 02:15:49 PM
nice title and crop.

Not sure if it tells a story unless round your way whenever Cats and Dogs get together they drink their way through bottles of Coke :- )

But still a nice shot.
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05/07/2008 09:56:56 AM
ah.. the old coke,cat,dog story .... ?
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05/05/2008 01:28:25 PM
Awesome shot. Can't figure out the story.
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05/05/2008 08:44:10 AM
I almost missed the cat!! Nice image... good seeing.
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05/05/2008 07:53:07 AM
I really like this, as my eyes wander right through the the image from the front, right to the end of this strong impact image.....
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