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Love Bug
Love Bug
Donatien


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Rusted (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Nikon D70
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Date: Apr 29, 2004
Aperture: f10
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Vintage
Date Uploaded: May 3, 2004

This great wreck is "parked" in the middle of Brollsta Golf Course. It looks like it's basically dropped out of the sky, way off any known roads.

Post voting addon:

Yay, thank you all for friendly notes and votes. Having the image up in 11/443 is quite a kick. I think I might have had it fall out of top 10 because it took almost the entire week to get it validated, but I can only blame myself for entering with a shot that might look suspicious I guess.

To answer those who asked; it's simply partially desaturated. Pretty much all colors except red is desaturated a lot. Probably tweaked color balance and stuff a lot to get it "right" too.

Statistics
Place: 11 out of 443
Avg (all users): 6.4824
Avg (commenters): 7.3143
Avg (participants): 6.3373
Avg (non-participants): 6.6957
Views since voting: 1449
Votes: 284
Comments: 39
Favorites: 3 (view)


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/11/2004 11:13:40 PM
Hey, I had one of those! About that color, too! Nicely done. 7
05/11/2004 07:56:54 PM
Lovely setting - you've framed this well, I love the highlight on the front of the hood and the difference it presents with the rusty texture of the rest of the car. The monochrome choice is interesting and highlights the rust assignment, but I'm not sure it's necessary.
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05/11/2004 06:13:04 PM
Are these the real colors? I don't think so, but a fantastic image!
05/11/2004 05:07:09 PM
Really nice, the sad look on the 'eyes' of the VW really stand out.
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05/11/2004 02:48:17 PM
The placement of the car in the frame is great. The color and detail and nice too. Sepia background? I don't think it contrasts well with the car/rust, maybe leaving it in color would have added more contrast. A very good photo otherwise.
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05/11/2004 01:31:20 PM
I love the colors in this image... The depth of field is incredible. Well done!
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05/11/2004 01:15:43 PM
how about "unloved bug" ;-). Good shot!
05/11/2004 11:14:48 AM
Composition: Subject Placement, Cropping, Background 7
Technical: Focus, Exposure, Lighting, Processing 7
Appeal: Is it Interesting, Motivating, Etc.? 3
How well does it meet the challenge: 10
Total Averaged Rating 6.75 Dick
05/11/2004 09:51:34 AM
Great shot! 9
05/10/2004 11:31:08 PM
definitely says rust
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05/10/2004 11:16:51 PM
neat color effect
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05/10/2004 09:47:37 PM
nice composition
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05/10/2004 02:06:12 PM
very nice, great editing, very good chance of ribbon, especially as we all love..bugs
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05/10/2004 12:03:42 PM
I did not think a sepia treatment would work in this challenge, but somehow you kept the rust look seperate. Good job.
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05/10/2004 11:29:36 AM
Very nice. Please tell us how you did it and still had the photo validated.
05/09/2004 02:32:05 PM
Great shot. Great subject. Meets the challenge perfectly IMO. Good luck with the challenge!
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05/09/2004 01:51:57 PM
Nice use of Hue/Sat -- very effective for the image and topic.
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05/08/2004 10:58:21 PM
This is one of the nicer shots in the challenge.
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05/08/2004 05:23:29 PM
Liked: One of the best rusting car photos submitted because of beauty of surroundings. The strength of the colors of the subject stand out well against the background.
Would have preferred to see more of car or all of it.
Overall photographic quality is quite good and artful.
A 7.
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05/08/2004 10:19:00 AM
I like it very much, but basic editing?
05/08/2004 02:42:20 AM
Love it, Love it, Love it....is this on your land, if not this was a fantastic find, and great photo
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05/07/2004 10:46:55 PM
Composition: Subject Placement, Cropping, Background 6
Technical: Focus, Exposure, Lighting, Processing 6
Appeal: Is it Interesting, Motivating, Etc. 5
How well does it meet the challenge: 7
Total Averaged Rating(Rounded) 6
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05/07/2004 04:43:34 PM
Very Very Cool
05/07/2004 01:55:34 PM
perfect desaturation and not too sentimental.....top placer
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05/07/2004 12:34:05 AM
I liked this overall composition. To bring it up one more point, it might be great with a little more contrast and color impact.
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05/06/2004 10:44:10 PM
I like the tones of this.. rust really is dark and red
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05/06/2004 07:26:28 PM
Great tones, poor old bug.
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05/06/2004 06:34:44 PM
Really like this photo - great composition and use of selective desaturation.
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05/06/2004 12:22:09 PM
Like the partial desat..very effective
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/06/2004 11:07:12 AM
After the challenge, I would like to know how you did this if it isn't in your comments.
05/06/2004 09:59:44 AM
I like the rusted car, but I'm not so sure about the funky coloring of this photo....it just does not appeal to me
05/06/2004 07:35:48 AM
thats like the fifth rusted beetle ive seen :)
05/05/2004 11:28:47 PM
10 :)
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05/05/2004 10:04:04 PM
Very cool shot.
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05/05/2004 02:26:34 PM
a v-dub in its natural state, how very appropriate, lol, and the sepia tone is cool too
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05/05/2004 02:26:24 AM
Love Bug indeed! Beautiful shot. A slight crop of left side and top would put the car more in focus and make the trees less distracting imo.
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05/05/2004 01:23:07 AM
Nice but this is a Basic editing-only challenge...
05/05/2004 12:49:03 AM
great tone on this. nice composition i love it
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05/05/2004 12:40:19 AM
Love it! The roundness of the rusted bug contrasts well with the straightness of the trees and grass. Interesting color choices.
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