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The End of an Era.....Yes This is Sam the Record Man!!
The End of an Era.....Yes This is Sam the Record Man!!
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Hidden Gem -- 1,000th Challenge! (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Tokina AF 12-24mm f/4.0 AT-X Pro DX
Location: Yonge St., Toronto, Ontario
Date: Oct 4, 2008
Aperture: 6.3
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/13
Galleries: History, Street
Date Uploaded: Mar 8, 2009

Taken during Nuit Blanche...the last time the Sam the Record Man sign will ever be lit up on Yonge St. in Toronto. For me this was truly a sad end of one of Toronto's great land marks.

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Place: 205 out of 1129
Avg (all users): 6.1192
Avg (commenters): 7.0571
Avg (participants): 6.1017
Avg (non-participants): 6.2073
Views since voting: 773
Views during voting: 691
Votes: 495
Comments: 77
Favorites: 5 (view)


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03/18/2009 01:51:41 PM
title really hurt this one
03/18/2009 12:21:59 AM
Nice Finish!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/17/2009 10:37:30 PM
title hurts this one
03/17/2009 12:41:40 PM
The red with the selective desat looks so cool here. Great composition as well.
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03/17/2009 10:03:01 AM
nice 60's feel
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03/16/2009 11:03:55 PM
The red Tbird makes the photo. Did you desaturate everything except the sign and car? If so, it is subtle enough to not grab attention but effective in making the car and sign hold my attention.
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03/16/2009 09:36:54 PM
Very nice night shot. Love the red.
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03/16/2009 02:10:48 PM
Fantastic picture and processing!
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03/16/2009 02:09:23 PM
Brilliant use of selective desat. Great POV and use of leading lines too. Bravo.
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03/16/2009 11:11:39 AM
great part. desat. job - this realy stand out
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03/16/2009 08:36:29 AM
A nice image and I like the use of selective desaturation.
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03/16/2009 07:07:17 AM
Really cool!
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03/16/2009 04:09:40 AM
cool capture
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03/16/2009 03:53:33 AM
Awesome capture and presentation. Gorgeous.
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03/16/2009 03:36:33 AM
i love the selective saturation! perfect coupling of subjects too.
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03/15/2009 11:01:01 PM
Selective desaturation works well here becasue it links both the old car and the old records. Nicely done.
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03/15/2009 10:22:58 PM
Go TO Go ... Love the desat
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03/15/2009 09:03:14 PM
Nice capture. Cool T-Bird. '64?
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03/15/2009 03:52:20 PM
Cool and electrifying evening shot and I like the predominant reds and blacks. 7
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03/15/2009 03:37:13 PM
Effective selective desat and a good composition.
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03/15/2009 02:59:29 PM
What a bold shot - I really like selective desats, if done well, and this is done very well indeed. The technique definitely adds rather than detracts from the scene here.
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03/15/2009 11:35:54 AM
Nice composition. I like the red tie ins of the old T-bird and the SAM Goodie store.
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03/15/2009 10:09:45 AM
I really like this image. Has a older feel to it.
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03/15/2009 09:30:44 AM
Very sharp. Nice shot.
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03/15/2009 05:19:34 AM
and yes, it is beautiful picture! ;)




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03/15/2009 04:41:25 AM
nice night shot, good composition, 7
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03/15/2009 12:27:48 AM
Wonderful red colors and a great car
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03/14/2009 11:10:22 PM
selective color works for this image
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03/14/2009 10:56:04 PM
This is a great street shot, I like the selective desaturation.
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03/14/2009 09:00:36 PM
and, it looks, like an early 60's T-Bird. Nice reds, dark shot.
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03/14/2009 03:47:01 PM
Love the perspective and desaturation in this.
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03/14/2009 03:06:26 PM
I like your selective use of colour
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03/14/2009 02:37:53 PM
Great use of selective desat. Probably would not be the same impact in full color.
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03/14/2009 11:27:46 AM
65? I need a photo of a '65. Color at night may not be true.
03/14/2009 09:11:58 AM
Love the combination of night shot with selective desat
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03/14/2009 07:36:24 AM
This one is different, little bit Sin City style. Very nice.
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03/14/2009 05:58:36 AM
Awesome, the selective desat works very well and with the old school care I really get an old feel to this
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03/13/2009 11:02:20 PM
I'm a sucker for a classic car!! Own one myself. This shot has a very vintage, nostalgic feel....great job!
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03/13/2009 10:33:53 PM
Very cool.
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03/13/2009 10:32:20 PM
Nice street level scene, all the neon is a good touch.
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03/13/2009 07:33:48 PM
Great shot and processing. I love the red car counterbalancing the signs.
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03/13/2009 06:28:15 PM
Great retro shot. Wonderful selective desat, dramatic lighting.
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03/13/2009 06:14:48 PM
Nice use of color. I like the placement of the subject.
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03/13/2009 05:27:43 PM
Desat her really works! I love the lighting and the composition. Very inviting and retro. It's great!
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03/13/2009 04:40:44 PM
like the B&W with the "pops" of red...
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03/13/2009 03:44:53 PM
Nice T-bird!
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03/13/2009 03:04:49 PM
Love your desaturation work, excellent shot!!
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03/13/2009 03:00:09 PM
Great street scene! 7
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03/13/2009 01:50:46 PM
LOVE this!! 9
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03/13/2009 01:02:43 PM
Wonderful shot! The car, the building, the selective desat. This is wonderful. 10
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03/13/2009 11:36:32 AM
this is wicked cool
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03/13/2009 08:42:50 AM
Very nice job on the processing; really focusses my attention on the car and store.
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03/13/2009 04:19:32 AM
Nice way to work the colors. Could have done without the 'YES this is SAm...' bit.
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03/13/2009 02:55:29 AM
Nicely desaturated, it works well without becoming the point of the photo
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03/13/2009 12:10:18 AM
Wonderful select desat.
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03/12/2009 11:03:12 PM
I was just at that spot a few weeks ago, and saw that the sign had been taken down. Quite tragic that it had to go. It was such a beautiful landmark. I like how you got the classic car in it as well... brings you back.
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03/12/2009 05:09:05 PM
nice how the color fades into B&W
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03/12/2009 04:52:26 PM
I like the high contrast here :)
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03/12/2009 04:21:07 PM
This is an awesome shot! I like what you did with the colors.
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03/12/2009 03:32:55 PM
Nice capture
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03/12/2009 03:13:02 PM
Black and White in color. Well Done
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03/12/2009 02:26:40 PM
Nice vintage shot. Wonder how B&W would've looked.
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03/12/2009 11:55:17 AM
nice desaturation, good luck
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03/12/2009 11:04:42 AM
Voted earlier coming back to leave comments now. Great choice to use B&W so that the elements you want to highlight in red REALLY pop visually off the backdrop!!!! Black & White tones are really dramatic and dynamic. The reds are a deep rich and vibrant hues. Great capture with the old style automobile (thunderbird as I look at the hood emblem?) paired with the Music store. The title and the car along with the infusion of color in the store sign really give the sense of an era gone by. Records and older model cars have been replaced by more mainstream 'editions'. Details in this photo is wonderful - a slice of the nightlife and visual commentary addressing the end of certain eras marked by cars and records. This would look really great hanging on someone's wall or in a themed restaurant!
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03/12/2009 03:32:44 AM
I like the way the lights play on the auto and it's place in the composition. The red plays nicely against the pavement and mostly gray background. Great image.
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03/11/2009 11:01:22 PM
Nicely done, capturing 2 classics like that :)
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03/11/2009 10:10:49 PM
nice retro feel, and a good choice for the selective color.
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03/11/2009 09:23:17 PM
I love the black, white and red color scheme, really draws your eye into the picture.
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03/11/2009 08:15:14 PM
Well shot and processed. great end result.
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03/11/2009 06:17:15 PM
Cool retro shot.
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03/11/2009 04:58:10 PM
The car goes really well with those records. Nice one!
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03/11/2009 04:41:45 PM
This ought to be a poster, or even an album cover actually. It's not often I see selective desat work as well as this. Brilliant.
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03/11/2009 04:26:35 PM
great shot, too bad the shinny new lexus behind the t-bird ruins it! still an 8 to me
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03/11/2009 03:05:22 PM
great composition, and the selective desat works great here. very well done shot
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03/11/2009 12:56:06 PM
did you stop traffic for this? haha
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03/11/2009 11:24:48 AM
Was this a planned shot? Either way, the vintage car adds a lot to this photograph. Good selective desaturation.
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03/11/2009 11:12:30 AM
Too cool...that red sure does pop
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