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Pumping Gas
Pumping Gas
choltmeier


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Gas Stations (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM for Canon
Location: Minneapolis, MN, USA
Date: Feb 15, 2009
Aperture: f/16
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/6
Galleries: Urban, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Feb 15, 2009

A unique angle on pumping gas. Layed the camera on the ground with a 10 mm lens. I'm sure the lady in front of me was a bit confused as to what I was up to.

Post Processing was minimal...

CS4 - B&W conversion, curves, crop, sharpen, add border, save for web

2/25/09 After Voting...
Wow! What a pleasant surprise to get 4th! In my opinion the rest of the top 20 images are all better than mine, so I'm not sure it's deserving but I'll still accept 4th! :)

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 135
Avg (all users): 6.4766
Avg (commenters): 7.2273
Avg (participants): 6.3448
Avg (non-participants): 6.5152
Views since voting: 2227
Views during voting: 401
Votes: 256
Comments: 30
Favorites: 2 (view)


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07/25/2010 09:45:52 PM
This is an excellent perspective. The bugs eye view. Nice job.
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02/25/2009 08:57:59 AM
Love the perspective on this. Well done and congratulations on 4th.
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02/25/2009 01:28:09 AM
nice perspective and congrats on 4th
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02/25/2009 12:40:29 AM
way to make the ordinary unique, congrats on 4th place. Reminds of the perspective on your vase photo.
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02/25/2009 12:33:34 AM
What a great stock shot this is! Congrats on your finish.
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02/25/2009 12:33:29 AM
Excellent! I love unusual perspectives. Congrats on the honorable mention!
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02/25/2009 12:09:36 AM
Congrats on making the top ten, this was one of my three faves.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/24/2009 06:59:25 PM
I really like this shot a lot, and I hope it makes it to the top three. The other entries are pretty much the same in my opinion in term of composition. However, this entry took a different composition. I just love hose of the pump in the car. The hose leads the viewers' eyes. There's so much going on here. The man pumping petrol, the hose, the car, the gas machine, the man is watching and the light above him. Great shot! 10!
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02/24/2009 04:33:58 PM
Interesting point of view
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02/23/2009 09:04:34 PM
great perspective
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02/23/2009 04:11:46 PM
Interesting perspective. Hope you didn't get too oily down there.
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02/23/2009 02:04:25 PM
Good strong contrast and a fun perspective. Good thinking on this. One of the better shots in this challenge of a modern station.
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02/23/2009 10:17:33 AM
Nice job in taking an ordinary photograph and giving the viewer an odd but interesting perspective. The B&W conversion complements the POV. Nice work.
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02/23/2009 08:23:25 AM
Extra points for a creative POV.
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02/22/2009 12:44:02 PM
Great job with the POV
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02/20/2009 08:44:51 PM
I don't think I want to know how you got this shot...laying on the ground....uuuuuu yuck....but a different angle I must say
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02/20/2009 12:35:37 PM
:-) This is the photo I was going to take (honest, ask my teammates!). Ended up going a totally different direction. B/W works well with this. Good luck!
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02/20/2009 12:09:54 PM
great shot, love the angle and the black and white realy works 8
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02/19/2009 10:50:26 AM
Whoa, this is a fun shot! I like the b&w here and I think this is a very clever and well-done shot.
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02/18/2009 07:48:59 PM
I like the angle of your shot.
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02/18/2009 03:56:12 PM
Interesting perspective. It stands out from the others.
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02/18/2009 02:40:21 PM
extra point for a new angle
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02/18/2009 01:23:40 PM
great perspective!
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02/18/2009 11:19:52 AM
Nice work -POV super idea.
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02/18/2009 09:24:27 AM
I like the unique angle you used! Good eye!
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02/18/2009 08:48:08 AM
nice different perspective on a familar subject
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02/18/2009 07:25:24 AM
Original camera angle and composition.
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02/18/2009 03:52:26 AM
Great shot!
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02/18/2009 02:13:43 AM
Nice take on the subject. Great comp and perfect as a b/w.
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02/18/2009 12:41:03 AM
nice angle!
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