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Stalkers Backyard
Stalkers Backyard

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Challenge: Darkness II (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G9
Location: brunswick melbourne
Date: May 4, 2009
Aperture: f8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 30 seconds
Galleries: Water, Street
Date Uploaded: May 5, 2009

taken in the laneway behind my gym in brunswick, the carpark at the end has some great graffiti but i like this shot for the challenge, nice and simple and a little creepy :)

Place: 79 out of 125
Avg (all users): 4.9267
Avg (commenters): 6.6000
Avg (participants): 4.5455
Avg (non-participants): 5.0408
Views since voting: 499
Views during voting: 304
Votes: 191
Comments: 5
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/12/2009 10:04:08 PM
Effective angle and good use of reflection to add to the depth of the shot.
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05/09/2009 09:25:31 AM
I love your idea. But a little too much black space, maybe a tighter crop would have been in order (just my opinion)
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05/08/2009 01:08:30 PM
Double Take? Very Sharp but follow the rule of thirds slightly and the rest is history. Nice, I like it.
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05/07/2009 09:54:38 PM
Being open and honest with the author, I just didn't understand what this is about. It seemed overly plain even for an ordinary object and while it might have been an attempt to be dramatic, it just didn't work. Trying to be fair and objective, one can only assume that a review and closer look was needed. After five looks, it was revealed that it wasn't an "object" like a lantern against a wall but an alleyway lighted by a single street light. Once that was settled, a proper evaluation was possible. Taking all this into account, it has to be said that thers is too much blank space and a much too direct and much too long a look at the alley entrance. While the lights on either side of the alley give it some illumination, it doesn't help the sense of depth and dimension which is very much needed in images of this type. A slower fade from total black to exposed detail needed to be less abrupt - a little longer exposure time would have helped. There is a lot of potential here and the author should spend some time in post processing trying various exposure techniques (in addition to a slight side crop). One suggestion for future consideration would have been to take the image at a slight angle to provide a sense of dimension and lessen the optical illusion of a lantern against a wall that it orignally projected. Rerated from a 6 to a 7 if only because of a mistaken impression on initial review.
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05/06/2009 01:17:04 AM
i like the leading line down the middle. well composed
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