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Another Man's Treasure
Another Man's Treasure

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Challenge: Signature Style (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Nikon D40
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED VR
Location: Centertown Tennessee
Date: Jan 10, 2010
Aperture: F5.6
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Still Life
Date Uploaded: Jan 10, 2010

The local elementary school is being torn down. Because all my boys went there I thought I needed to record this. Although I got several good shots of the demolition, this image seemed to represent my signature style more than the rest.
lighting - late afternoon sun
set up - just found this pile of cans and there it was
exposure & contrast
re-size & save

Place: 175 out of 193
Avg (all users): 4.7081
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 4.5974
Avg (non-participants): 4.7727
Views since voting: 639
Views during voting: 335
Votes: 209
Comments: 9
Favorites: 0

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07/06/2010 09:11:51 PM
I like the warmth of light on the colourful cans.
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01/26/2010 05:23:30 PM
This might have gotten a pretty low score, but I have little doubt it was entirely on technical issues... Quite frankly this is a really cool photo that just has a few flaws. What a brave and interesting entry!
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01/23/2010 07:33:33 PM

Welcome to DPC. LOL, love it, your first entry and you pick a pile of trash!

Well, despite the possibility that voters were lashing out at you because of your 'self-described trash habits' (joking-joking!) let's look at some of the other stuff.

Okay, this is a nice record shot, a keepsake from schooldays. It's a little fuzzy.

Since you're dealing with a pile of inanimate material, consider it as story ready to be told at your leisure. Move around, experiment with apertures, depth of field, and see what is really interesting in there. You had the story in your head, my suggestion is to build your story around this pile of trash: show what it really represents-- try to find a focal point, one or more items that really tell the story, or maybe an angle that shows off what you want to display.

the technical details will come as you use your equipment; the story-telling can be the exciting part.

Good luck in the Challenges. I look forward to seeing more of your art.

01/20/2010 04:27:26 PM
Thanks y'all ! :-D
01/20/2010 09:43:53 AM
I like the trashy photo. Great colors and there's a consistency that's really nice.
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01/20/2010 05:41:56 AM
Not a bad finish considering the competition. From what I've seen on your website, I would think people shots are more your style and you do an awesome job on them. Hang in there, Lorie. I still look forward to seeing you win ribbons here.
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01/20/2010 02:34:30 AM
Great use of colors! The wires in front add to the feel.
But the bright spot in background (top right), and the bright background at top left are a little distracting. You could have dimmed them since it is an advanced editing challenge.. A good artistic shot overall :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/19/2010 10:57:29 AM
Wonderful composition and post capture processing.
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01/16/2010 09:12:05 AM
Only a photographer would see beauty in trash.....
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