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Challenge: Free Study 2009-01 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Through the Windshield
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L USM
Date: Jan 28, 2009
Aperture: unk
ISO: unk
Shutter: unk
Galleries: Abstract, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jan 29, 2009

There comes a point where your life/emotions/beliefs bleed over into your art. If you are a painter, the emotion may determine your colors, subjects, techniques and styles. If you a musician, your lyrics, harmonies, and styles will project that as well. This was probably where I was the least competent as a musician. I consciously "held back" any emotion when I was playing because I was afraid it would make me too vulnerable.

Recent events, and potential future events, though, have started effecting my photography -- what I like, the look I go for in post, what I emulate, etc.

This image is one of those. When I saw the church and the tree, it resonated with me. Then, as I processed it, I realized that the shot describes how I feel right now. I can't verbalize it, but this shot is a personification of me at this point in time. Whether or not it "reaches" anyone else in the world right now is irrelevant. It is me, and I want to share.

This is, btw, a color shot. It has not been converted to bw.

I have unsubmitted, resubmitted and keep coming back to this one even though I know it will score poorly. I'm in the FSM, so I needed to try and actually score well, BUT I felt like such a sell-out taking it out of the challenge with all the bruhahahas in the forums.

Place: 379 out of 454
Avg (all users): 4.9571
Avg (commenters): 4.5000
Avg (participants): 4.9091
Avg (non-participants): 5.0566
Views since voting: 477
Views during voting: 225
Votes: 163
Comments: 2
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/07/2009 01:41:11 PM
This is my own personal voting scale. It's merely an huble opinion, based on whatever limited photography knowledge I have. You have all right to agree/disagree with me.

Composition(2): 1
Focus/Sharpness(2): 0
Lighting/Exposure(2): 1
Meeting Challenge(2): 2
WOW factor(2): 0
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02/03/2009 07:58:08 PM
nice angles and the noise adds to the image
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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