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After the storm
After the storm

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Challenge: Planes, Trains and Automobiles II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 28mm f/2.8D
Location: Corner Bulwer St, Beaufort St North Perth
Date: Mar 22, 2010
Aperture: 22
ISO: 100
Shutter: 6s
Galleries: Black and White, Transportation
Date Uploaded: Mar 22, 2010

Flooded intersection. Not what i planned to shoot, however i couldn't get where i wanted due to the flooded streets and hundreds of traffic lights being blacked out, accidents everywhere.

Crop, Black and white, clarity, exposure, blacks, contrast during NEF conversion.

Place: 71 out of 90
Avg (all users): 4.8539
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 4.8571
Avg (non-participants): 4.8531
Views since voting: 547
Views during voting: 319
Votes: 219
Comments: 7
Favorites: 0

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04/04/2010 07:11:35 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

Meeting the Challenge: I think this is probably the biggest driving factor in your 4.x score. I suspect that people wanted to see sheet metal in this challenge, and I'm afraid you probably got those 19 3's, 6 2's, and 7 1's simple because of a lack of sheet metal.. With that being said, I personally do like the OOB approach to the subject.

Composition: The composition is decent. I say decent because while you did include a leading line (the light poles), your title emphasises the weather conditions, I would have really liked this taken just a few inches from the pavement, to emphasize the reflections of the wet pavement (probably the most interesting aspect of this photograph, even composed as it is..). I also feel there is an issue with useless dark space to the right of the composition.

Technical Quality: Nothing to really complain about here, the photograph is sharp and technically competent..

Creativity: High points for you here. Certainly a creative approach to this challenge.

Conclusion: This is an interesting "coffee shop" photograph. I think it offers the viewer an interesting scene that invites exploration. I do think there are a few things that could have been improved, but this isn't bad considering the situation you were in.

 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/30/2010 07:51:50 PM
interesting technique, 5.
03/28/2010 11:51:12 AM
weird 8
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03/28/2010 08:57:44 AM
Very noir. Like an old radio mystery story. :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/27/2010 07:37:41 PM
I like this, good composure and interesting image, Lots of atmosphere
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03/24/2010 05:35:19 PM
pretty cool in black and white
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03/24/2010 01:38:34 PM
Usually this a kind of picture that would better in color, but I have to admit it looks good in B/W too.
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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