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Decadent Safety
Decadent Safety

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Challenge: Safety (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro for Canon
Location: Portugal
Date: Sep 12, 2008
Aperture: f/4.5
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/800
Galleries: Black and White, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Sep 12, 2008


So, I've learned a big lesson with this challenge: don't assume people know your subject.

This is a fence over a cliff by the ocean. As you can see, the fence is not in proper conditions, so there's no safety in the area. It's a tourist attraction and kids run and play around. I hesitated till the last minute to submit this in color or black and white. I think color would have helped to better understand that the background is actually the sea.

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Place: 51 out of 86
Avg (all users): 4.9848
Avg (commenters): 6.0833
Avg (participants): 5.0000
Avg (non-participants): 4.9804
Views since voting: 531
Views during voting: 338
Votes: 198
Comments: 14
Favorites: 0

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09/24/2008 04:35:25 AM
Explanation above...

Message edited by author 2008-09-24 04:39:01.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/23/2008 11:00:17 PM
I am probably displaying my ignorance, but I have absolutely NO idea what these are and how they relate to the title.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/23/2008 01:26:56 PM
Reminded me of the "5 bars" cell phone ad
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/22/2008 07:12:31 PM
Very original idea! Almost looks abstract. Nice job!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/22/2008 04:57:55 AM
09/18/2008 08:20:56 PM
They don't look too safe.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/18/2008 08:07:22 PM
Meets the challenge: 5
Color and lighting: 1
Focus and DOF: 1
Originality: 1
Camera angle: 0
Aesthetic appeal: 0
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/18/2008 03:09:22 PM
Back to comment and bump: Safety is a tough subject for a challenge and after a second look; I can appreciate your take on the subject. Hopefully, the DNMC Police don't hit you too hard, as the connection doesn't hit you over the head. I think the b&w conversion is very well done. Overall, the subject is not very exciting and will make it easy for the voters to vote 5 or lower and move on.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/18/2008 01:24:13 PM
It's a cool photo but I'm not really seeing anything about 'Safety'. Maybe it's cause those things are not familiar to me as I live in the desert? Are they related to being around water?
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/18/2008 10:16:51 AM
Cool, and I really like the B&W.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/17/2008 06:11:21 PM
Nice composition.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/17/2008 04:54:30 PM
What's the purpose of these things? I've no clue what they are. The shot is good though, very clear, I just don't recognise the subject.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/17/2008 03:57:15 PM
I like the way the art objects jump out at you.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/17/2008 01:24:34 PM
to safeguard my brown a 10 for you
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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