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Rusted Rail to the Sea
Rusted Rail to the Sea
theSaj


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Rusted (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Panasonic SV-AS10
Location: New Haven, CT
Date: May 4, 2004
Aperture: N/A
ISO: 100
Shutter: N/A
Galleries: Cityscape, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: May 4, 2004

Taken with a Panasonic SV-AV50S DV Camcorder....

Although not the greatest camera...it's extremely compact....this was taken a block from my house. It's a marine railroad. And believe it or not it's a part of my high school.

I thought it'd be an interesting perspective....

Statistics
Place: 296 out of 443
Avg (all users): 4.8722
Avg (commenters): 5.4737
Avg (participants): 4.6296
Avg (non-participants): 5.2500
Views since voting: 1039
Votes: 266
Comments: 23
Favorites: 0


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05/17/2004 08:39:16 PM
A further note...

I find the toughest part of dpchallenge so far is the short period for submission. I often have a great photo taken a few weeks prior that I could submit but trying to get a photo submitted in the meager one week window is a challenge. This was taken shortly after getting home from work on the last day of the challenge submission date. The sun was beginning to set and as such my time was limited for capturing this exposure. The camera had no shutter control so I really couldn't adjust for lighting. But I do appreciate the feedback. What I'd have given to have had my E-20 at the time and a nice freighter moving down the channel for the foreground....

By the way...this was taken a block away. So it's hard to make it an "interesting" harbor.

I got quite a few awesome shots while on vacation. Even a trick photography shot that is an amazing blending of a lighted chandalier inside a hotel and a palm tree outside. Sadly, by the time I got home there was not much time to submit my photo. As they were all taken the week before. I find this constraint extremely frustrating?

I am just wondering how many here work full time and do other activites than photography and still get time to submit?
05/16/2004 04:44:30 AM
This was my first entry....sadly, the camera used had no ability to focus, zoom, etc. So I find the 4.8 rating fairly respectable. I still like the angles on the shot.

I do want to thank all of you who gave input,...it is very appreciative. I am fairly new to photography and definite appreciate the insight provided.

I just wish I had had more time and could have used my Olympus E20. Perhaps I'll retake this shot with the E20N and post a link here. The E20 will give me some control on exposure, focus, etc.

 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/11/2004 09:52:34 PM
the subject is too dark and indistinguishable.
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05/11/2004 08:00:10 AM
I would have liked to see the depth of field emphasize the foreground more than the background. You rpoint of view and composition is creative.
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05/11/2004 05:51:06 AM
I liked the proportion shown here. Horizon is level, a plus. 9
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05/10/2004 03:03:51 PM
Lighting and rail draw the eye a rather uninteresting bay. This just does not work for me.

A 3.
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05/10/2004 12:55:14 PM
The leading lines are a nice idea--I like the way it begins by filling the entire bottom of the photo. Unfortunately, I just don't see anything specific to be led to. Seems like a dramatic lead to a so-so conclusion.
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05/10/2004 12:16:02 PM
Composition: Subject Placement, Cropping, Background 6
Technical: Focus, Exposure, Lighting, Processing 7
Appeal: Is it Interesting, Motivating, Etc.? 5
How well does it meet the challenge: 7
Total Averaged Rating 6.25 Dick
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05/09/2004 05:45:17 AM
check out hyperfocal points, this could have been a great shot if you had got the focus right
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05/07/2004 06:28:20 PM
i wish it was a little brighter with more detail and texture.. good capture nevertheless.. 6
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05/07/2004 10:57:12 AM
its not a very clear photo and looks under exposed
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/07/2004 08:43:14 AM
Composition: Subject Placement, Cropping, Background 6
Technical: Focus, Exposure, Lighting, Processing 6
Appeal: Is it Interesting, Motivating, Etc. 4
How well does it meet the challenge: 6
Total Averaged Rating(Rounded) 6
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/07/2004 01:43:02 AM
I think I would have preferred that you focus on the foreground subject...
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/06/2004 06:35:03 PM
I find the perspective of the rail quite nice, but the dof, the overexposed sea and the very dark foreground really let it down. I'm sure there was a better photo here. Jow many different angles and exposures did you try ?.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/06/2004 03:41:03 PM
the background looks a little overexposed. a little tweaking and this would be an awesome pic
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/06/2004 05:11:41 AM
Seems slightly out of focus..
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05/05/2004 07:47:57 PM
very clever idea for this challenge, but your main subject needs to be more in focus. 4
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05/05/2004 06:34:01 PM
I think way too much of the foreground is out of focus. Either stopping down the lens to increase the depth of field or making the foreground in focus, with the background slightly blurred, I think may have improved this shot.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/05/2004 05:20:46 PM
Good point of view! Good colors, I like this one, Good job :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/05/2004 01:22:41 PM
I think I would rather see some focus on the rail instead of the scenery.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/05/2004 10:49:34 AM
Toning/Color: It seems almost slightly desaturated with muted colors, and I think that works well for the mood of it.

Composition/cropping: Excellent use of perspective and leading line.

Subject: I like how the rusty rail introduces us to the rest of the scene. It's a dominant subject and yet it doesnt steal the entire focus either. Certainly meets the challenge.

Technical: I dont see anything technical here that I would change.

Artistic: I have a feeling of duality when I see this. The lower two-thirds is rusted and dark and yet the top third is light and serene. There could very well be meaning in that.

Overall: Well-executed, relaxing, pleasant mood, just a great image!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/05/2004 01:34:08 AM
So nice. I just wish the rail were in focus, too. Lovely tones, colors and compostion.
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05/05/2004 01:24:10 AM
Great idea, unusual composition. There is so much of the bottom half of the image out of focus that it detracts from the idea.
  Photographer found comment helpful.


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