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Looking for a sign

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Challenge: The Road Less Traveled (Basic Editing)
Collection: 2008
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Tamron AF 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di LD Aspherical IF for Canon
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Date: Aug 23, 2008
Aperture: f 8.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/6 Sec.
Galleries: Urban, Emotive
Date Uploaded: Aug 24, 2008

As we go through life we are always looking for a sign of some kind to tell us which choice to take. Sometimes we see the sign, but we still don't know what is on the other side.

After an evening thunderstorm, I saw the sun was breaking through the clouds in a wonderful way. I pulled over to get some shots of it across downtown, and noticed the way the light was striking the back of this sign and making it stand out. I wasn't even thinking of the challenge at the time, but when reviewing my shots later on, I realized this one fit nicely.

Pre-challenge notes:
Not sure if the voting population on DPC will see the relevance of this to the challenge topic. Since it is road related, but the message is more subtle, it's hard to tell how it will be taken. Won't ever know unless I throw it in there. Hoping this is good for a high 5, though sub-5 scores no longer surprise me either.

Post challenge notes:
I think I entered WAYYY too much of a metaphor. A handful of commenters did understand what I was trying to convey. I think I could have entered a snapshot of the street in front of my house and it would have scored higher! This performance did not surprise me, though. IMO, this is probably my best low scoring shot.

Place: 97 out of 127
Avg (all users): 4.6934
Avg (commenters): 5.8750
Avg (participants): 4.3714
Avg (non-participants): 4.7571
Views since voting: 668
Views during voting: 323
Votes: 212
Comments: 11
Favorites: 0

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02/05/2009 11:10:14 AM
It's bizarre to me that people didn't get this. I like it.
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09/03/2008 08:33:50 PM
A 7 from me.
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09/03/2008 12:25:21 AM
Interesting score. I didn't vote in this challenge, but if I had, I would have given this an 8. The colors are great, composition and focus is wonderful, and the image makes you think. I am VERy surprised it didn't do better. Perhaps people didn't "get it"?

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/02/2008 11:34:10 PM
I like the color, framing, and simplicity. However, a relatively new looking sign does not denote a road, actual or methaphorical, less traveled.
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09/02/2008 12:14:21 PM
You'll find it on the other side of the photo.
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09/01/2008 05:32:34 PM
Love the title.
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08/31/2008 12:55:04 AM
Because you do not know what the sign says this picture provokes thought. Just where does this road lead/
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08/30/2008 01:14:48 PM
An excellent idea and the contrasting colors and lighting are wonderful!
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08/28/2008 11:45:24 AM
Nice photo, just didn't work for me under this topic.
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08/27/2008 06:22:22 PM
The road of Dependency, very good colors.
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08/27/2008 03:50:48 PM
haha, I get...pretty clever.
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