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"Don't take the outside lane!"
"Don't take the outside lane!"

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Curves (Classic Editing)
Camera: Sony Mavica FD-73
Location: Kearney MO
Date: Apr 6, 2002
Date Uploaded: Apr 6, 2002

It was a great day for a track meet at Kearney High School

Place: 42 out of 89
Avg (all users): 5.5260
Avg (commenters): 5.8462
Avg (participants): 5.5750
Avg (non-participants): 5.4911
Views since voting: 1981
Votes: 192
Comments: 28
Favorites: 0

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04/15/2002 06:43:00 AM
Thanks everyone for your comments. The title comes from the fact that in track no one likes to run in the outside lane. On some tracks the outside lane is in terrible shape, (not this one however), plus there is the perception that you have to run farther. I framed the picture intentionally with the outside lane cut off to give that illusion of it falling off the photo. I guess you have to be a track person to get it!

The pixelation that some of you were seeing is the actual color of asphalt. The grassy areas do not show that graininess, no do the white lines.

I had thought about cropping the top of the photo to take off the fence, but to get the correct size (640x480) it would distort the lines so I left it as is. Plus I thought it gave a better perspective to have the upper area with the lighter area of the fence.

Thanks again for all the comments!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/14/2002 09:54:00 PM
Eyes are definitely drawn into this photo. Liked the colors.
04/14/2002 08:21:00 PM
good idea well executed would prefer curves going left to right
04/14/2002 03:05:00 AM
Like the depth but the background is a little blurry.
04/13/2002 09:38:00 PM
A good idea well done
04/13/2002 02:24:00 PM
Great perspective.
04/13/2002 01:27:00 PM
Really nice subject, though the photo seems grainy.
04/13/2002 02:02:00 AM
Nice looking shot though the quality seems to be very grainy. Silly title.
04/12/2002 07:42:00 PM
This might have been better if cropped in a bit more so there were two splotches of grass instead of three. Maybe the bottom right and teh top left.
04/10/2002 02:33:00 PM
There's something funny about this one ... it looks almost pixelated, or like it was taken from a digital video camera or something.
Technicalities aside, it's an interesting shot. Perhaps being on the track and lower down might have enhanced the curves by removing the corner grasses...
04/10/2002 09:51:00 AM
Nice but not extraordinary. Junk in the upper right hand corner is distracting but not interesting.
04/10/2002 08:20:00 AM
04/09/2002 08:49:00 PM
nice and curvy. Good eye on this. Nice cropping (mostly while taking the shot I'd bet) This will get high marks.
04/09/2002 07:13:00 PM
Good idea.
04/09/2002 04:04:00 PM
Very curvy. Good idea and great angle.
04/09/2002 03:13:00 PM
nice curves... :)
04/09/2002 12:57:00 PM
Good composition great curves!
04/09/2002 11:16:00 AM
makes me want to go jogging!
04/09/2002 07:07:00 AM
I like the concept and the pink lane arrows add a nice color.
04/09/2002 05:56:00 AM
'Don't take it' cause you cropped it off? ;)
04/09/2002 02:39:00 AM
Very clear curves, but it feels very flat.
04/08/2002 08:59:00 PM
Nice idea, perhaps crop a little bit closer to the track at the top? Like the perspective - draws me into the photo, and around the curve of the track.
04/08/2002 04:18:00 PM
I really like this shot ! I would have liked it a little more if it was taken lower to the ground and from inside the track a bit. Maybe that would give the straight line to the curve effect a little more and help cut out the stuff behind the top fence. BUT ! It's a great shot !
04/08/2002 02:14:00 PM
Good representation of the subject.
04/08/2002 01:05:00 PM
Interesting perspective on a race track! I like the curve here...
04/08/2002 09:47:00 AM
cropping a bit too tight, missing the final outside curve.
04/08/2002 06:36:00 AM
some judicious cropping would improve this.
04/08/2002 12:20:00 AM
Nice, but your camera fought you on this one. A few extra shots would have helped; one would probably not have been quite so pixelated.

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