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Green Means Go
Green Means Go

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Challenge: Point of Color (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
Location: Allentown, PA
Date: Jul 2, 2008
Aperture: f5.6 / f20
ISO: 100
Shutter: 10s / 20s
Galleries: Urban, Travel
Date Uploaded: Jul 6, 2008

My first DP Challenge submission!

This is a composite of two images: the lighter image (f5.6, 10s) captured the background and taillights; the darker image (f20, 20s) captured the stoplights and the single pair of oncoming headlights.

I have little experience with layer masking, so this was a fun challenge.

Place: 186 out of 200
Avg (all users): 4.5616
Avg (commenters): 4.2000
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Avg (non-participants): 4.6222
Views since voting: 524
Views during voting: 229
Votes: 146
Comments: 5
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/13/2008 04:00:29 PM
I think this would have been more effective cropping (or recpmposing) such that the grassy areas weren't part of the picture. Still very neat.
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07/10/2008 11:09:35 AM
very interesting! My only complaint is that the composition isn't very strong and everything is a little cluttered. My eyes aren't really sure where to rest and sort of wander around the photo. I have no idea how one would fix that though - intersections of course always cluttered with telephone poles, signs, and wires strung helterskelter. composing a good composition, I imagine, would be quite difficult. Otherwise this is an interesting concept. :)
07/09/2008 12:42:36 PM
The fact that the green lights are so far back in the composition makes this a really difficult shot to figure out without the title.
07/08/2008 07:55:44 PM
To my eye the focus is soft, though a prolonged exposure tends to get soft. To me the image lacks a theme as well, it's just a street.
07/07/2008 01:04:53 AM
This would be so much cooler at night, with everything else faded to black. It's a nice spot, with the traffic light and the bend/hill in the road. The basic elements of a good composition are here, but the rest of the image is just too distracting for it to have a powerful impact.
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