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Three docks
Three docks

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Threes (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Location: Company loading dock, Los Angeles
Date: May 27, 2004
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Black and White
Date Uploaded: May 28, 2004

Taken outside in the afternoon. These are our company's loading docks and they are all marked with numbers 1-4. The only one used is #1 as the other doors are blocked by product.

Steps taken:
1. Rotate.
2. Crop and resize.
3. Adjust levels and auto color balance.
4. Add red/magenta/yellow to warm the image.
5. Convert to grayscale.
6. Unsharp.
7. Increase contrast.

Place: 145 out of 205
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Views since voting: 701
Votes: 188
Comments: 4
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06/07/2004 02:04:04 PM
This is interesting, I swear I wrote a comment last night but I guess I forgot to click on "Post" when I was done.

As you can see from my comments above, I did take this in the late afternoon around 5:30. The sun was setting and it cast a nice orange/red light. I compared both color, slightly desturated and b/w images before I decided on b/w. I felt it had more impact as a modified contrast b/w than if it had any color.

As far as showing more of the dock area, if I did that then you would see the other dock numbers and the ground which was not interesting. In fact, I even played with the idea of showing even less of the dock door and only the numbers but then some folks might not know what the partial dock door was so I showed it all.

Doors #1 and #3 are not visible because #1 is out of frame completely and the support pillar blocks #3. I guess you had to be very creative and imagine the other doors there instead of me showing all 3 of them.

Thanks to those who left comments for me!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/04/2004 08:59:08 PM
This is a pretty tough scene to make interesting in B&W. I might try color and shooting it in the late afternoon to get the perfect light.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/03/2004 11:56:04 PM
I think this wouuld have made more of an impact if the focal length was pulled back some.
06/01/2004 12:39:21 AM
i dont see this as 3 objects - really. but still it could be a breat print.

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