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Questionable Recreational Surveillance
Questionable Recreational Surveillance

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Challenge: ABC...LMN...XYZ (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 18-135mm f/3.5- 5.6G ED DX
Location: The Meadows, Edinburgh
Date: May 8, 2008
Aperture: will add later
ISO: 200
Shutter: something
Galleries: Urban, Emotive
Date Uploaded: May 9, 2008

Summer seems to be on its way now here in Scotland and people (mostly students recently finished with their examas) flocked to the parks, including the Meadows.

I went out for a wander. I love taking pictures there around sunset or dawn.

Thanks to my friend Virge for the title.

Place: 53 out of 194
Avg (all users): 6.1259
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 5.8696
Avg (non-participants): 6.3649
Views since voting: 893
Views during voting: 236
Votes: 143
Comments: 14
Favorites: 3 (view)

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05/19/2008 08:49:27 PM
Best in the challenge
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05/19/2008 04:09:24 PM
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05/19/2008 08:09:23 AM
AP - yep it's taken in the same park as the 'early morning light' one. This time around it's evening and I'm in a different part of the park and facing the other direction.

I love taking pictures into the sun and handling the shadows that you get then.

You are absolutely correct as well with the man walking to the right of the bench, I had a shot where he was clear but then I lost the nice shapes in the group on the left (the girl standing up had sat down). This sort of unpredictability is what makes these types of shots fun to take (and see usually) but sometimes it prevents you from getting everything right.

I'm very happy with the shot though and thanks everyone for their comments :)
05/19/2008 01:55:41 AM
I gave this a 9, definitely reminded me of your 'early morning light' shot which I had fav'd, although I didn't completely remember the image at the time. Beautiful light here. I know its a tiny detail, but I think if the single man walking to the right of the bench was isolated from the tree the composition of the pic would be more balanced. Lovely editing
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/18/2008 09:18:06 PM
Omg! I'm blown away by the lighting and shadows! Your detail and composition are flawless! A 10 from me all the way.
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05/15/2008 09:23:54 PM
nice use of light
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05/15/2008 11:22:34 AM
Very nice photo. I like the shadowy foreground contrasting with the lit field in the background.
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05/13/2008 01:05:42 PM
Nice fun park scene. I do wonder what the color version looks like though. I like the darkness of the trees.
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05/12/2008 10:46:52 PM
Ooo...I like the shadows you captured in the foreground and soft-light in the distance - you really got that 'watching people' feel in this image... ;) lovely capture interesting framing witht eh branches too of the group on the ground... :)
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05/12/2008 10:20:04 PM
Gorgeous light, tones, clarity composition - really stunning. Title is funny - or is it creepy? :o)
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05/12/2008 10:26:50 AM
not really sure what's questionable about this at all :P It's got a lot going on - really wish you were closer to the subject(s) and maybe a tighter crop on the left.
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05/12/2008 03:19:49 AM
An eternal picture. And after the challenge you can give it a normal title ... like "Fun in the Park"! Maybe a crop to the edge of the left tree would keep the eye in the frame: there is nothing happening in that part of the picture.
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05/12/2008 12:43:40 AM
great light.
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05/12/2008 12:28:25 AM
I really like the tones and light in this...
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