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Take time to enjoy life
Take time to enjoy life
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Challenge: Shoes II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2010 challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: Hampton Roads, VA
Date: Feb 21, 2010
Aperture: f4
ISO: 320
Shutter: 1/4000
Date Uploaded: Feb 21, 2010



[Feb. 24th, 2010 07:07:31 AM]

A day after I entered this shot, my husband told me that 3 girls were killed while they were crossing a railroad bridge. I thought about pulling the photo, because I didn't want to be insensitive, but I thought I'd wait and see if anyone commented on it's inappropriateness.

I love walking on a railroad track. I just remember doing it once or twice as a child, and it seems like such a throw-back to childhood. I wanted to tell people they should kick off their shoes every once in awhile and enjoy the simple pleasures.

This actually is my 14 year old daughter. We're at a spot in town where the trains aren't going very fast and where you can see the for a long way coming, and you hear them for an even longer period of time. This photo now has a double meaning for me--it's still the "kick back and enjoy life", but now it has become the "you don't know what's around the bend" photo.

I'm so sorry for those families. Cherish what you have, people. You never do know what's around the bend.

[Feb. 26th, 2010 02:59:18 PM]

ok, this is getting really eerie. There were two more teenagers killed on a railroad track due to visibility. I'm not liking this shot very much, anymore.

Statistics
Place: 26 out of 138
Avg (all users): 5.9467
Avg (commenters): 6.0000
Avg (participants): 5.7403
Avg (non-participants): 6.1196
Views since voting: 989
Views during voting: 324
Votes: 169
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0


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03/04/2010 08:44:51 AM
I gave this a 7 'cause I loved the "Kick off your shoes and go!" thing. Nicely done, LOVE the DOF!
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03/01/2010 02:10:43 AM
Your DOF and low POV makes this photo work great.
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03/01/2010 12:09:44 AM
A good average, but I still think you got robbed. Got a 7 from me. If I'd had time to vote 'em all this might have even gotten a bump up at the end.

Sorry to hear the bad news story. It does not change what the photo is. Warning taken, however.

Message edited by author 2010-03-01 00:10:57.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/28/2010 02:58:51 PM
Step off and those rock can be brutal.
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02/26/2010 03:56:17 PM
excellent shot - although maybe just a little too bright - still it has nice elements and different textures and leading lines; makes it all very interesting
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02/22/2010 11:57:26 AM
Fun composition. Nice use of depth of field. Be careful playing on the railroad tracks.
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02/22/2010 07:28:05 AM
Good use of depth of field and framing. Not an image thing, but does the title match the image? maybe ther track is no longer in use :-)
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02/22/2010 02:15:56 AM
Nice perspective and dof.
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