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'Ball Court Graffiti
'Ball Court Graffiti

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Challenge: Free Study 2009-10 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D60
Lens: Sigma 18-50mm f/3.5-5.6 DC for Nikon
Location: Denver, CO
Date: Oct 5, 2009
Aperture: f/5.3
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/40
Date Uploaded: Oct 21, 2009

This photo was taken on a rainy mid-afternoon a few weeks ago at an urban Denver basketball court. The colors in the original were bright, bold and contrasting, so I thought it may make a good black and white.

Place: 392 out of 403
Avg (all users): 4.6564
Avg (commenters): 4.5000
Avg (participants): 4.6325
Avg (non-participants): 4.7174
Views since voting: 505
Views during voting: 239
Votes: 163
Comments: 2
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/07/2009 12:41:07 AM
OK, I'm going through the Free Study submissions, purposefully finding those images I think are shot with a less conventional eye - this is one of those images! Thanks for offering something that isn't just DPC friendly eye-candy (though of course there's nothing wrong with eye-candy). I'll be picking one of these images for my Mu (most underrated) award:

Positives: Compelling subject matter and the black and white handling does bring a particular perspective. For me the reflections add the most interest.

Critical stuff. If I'm being honest, I am not really a fan of this image - although the b&w handling does add a certain minimalism it also robs the scene of one of its major features - with its vibrancy stripped away, what are we left with? I also think the POV / composition isn't well optimised; a lower POV, with you making better use of the pole might have added a little more interest to the scene.

Overall: I like the concept but in the end I don't think the trade-offs you've made have quite worked out.
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11/01/2009 09:22:33 AM
Great job with the contrast.
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