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Challenge: Door Knobs, Handles & Locks (Basic Editing)
Collection: 2010
Camera: Canon EOS-50D
Lens: Tamron SP AF 10-24mm F3.5-4.5 Di II LD for Canon
Location: Fort Worth Stockyards
Date: May 13, 2010
Aperture: F7.1
ISO: 640
Shutter: 1/25
Galleries: Urban, Architecture
Date Uploaded: May 18, 2010

Went to my favorite place that always seems to yield something interesting, the Fort Worth Stockyards. There were a lot of doors with more ornate and interesting hardware than these very plain handles, but I really like the way this shot beckons me to step inside for a round of pool and a cold one.

I'm really enjoying the strong perspectives and close focusing distance my new Tamron 10-24 offers.

I feel I have some shots that may be safer for a reasonable placement, but I like this one, my DPL teammates like it, and my wife does not. All good signs to take a risk and enter something that will hopefully be a little different. Damn the torpedoes and full speed ahead.

Anticipated critiques:
-Main subject is the pool hall and not the door handles.
-Don't like the divided composition.

Post-challenge notes:
Didn't do as well as I had hoped, but I knew it was a risky entry, so I'm not really surprised. I had some of the more expected shots of locks, but I took a chance with this perspective view. No risk, no reward.

Place: 69 out of 159
Avg (all users): 5.3591
Avg (commenters): 6.3333
Avg (participants): 5.3443
Avg (non-participants): 5.3667
Views since voting: 621
Views during voting: 276
Votes: 181
Comments: 10
Favorites: 1 (view)

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05/26/2010 01:00:13 PM
I thought I commented on this during the challenge. I think it's a wonderful image. I love the simple lines of the door and the handle and the way it leads you inside. I also really like the contrast of the colors between the door and the pool hall. BTW I gave it an 8. Good work spiff!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/24/2010 12:43:00 PM
good clarity...only one thing...the flooring on the bottom IMO didn't add to the picture at all...and mind you it's not counting against you...just an observation/opinion...
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05/23/2010 06:58:17 PM
Good job on the two different types of exposure.
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05/21/2010 05:51:16 AM
The door panel slices the photo in half, so the outside scene competes with your door, I would have shot either more door, or more of the outside scene, nice shot though, creates two different atmospheres.
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05/20/2010 01:14:15 PM
I like the difference in scene from one side of the door to the other.
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05/19/2010 10:19:12 PM
i love the snatch of the bar inside. it seems to tell a story. the quality is not very good in the dark areas, however.
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05/19/2010 09:39:13 PM
interesting blend of light sources
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05/19/2010 10:28:19 AM
great idea - I'd like to see a little more of the interior
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05/19/2010 04:25:12 AM
colorful shot,,,, nice,,,,,,,,
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05/19/2010 03:35:10 AM
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