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Big Oil Controls Houston
Big Oil Controls Houston

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Life In Your City (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Tokina AF 11-16mm f/2.8 116 AT-X Pro DX for Canon
Location: Houston, Texas
Date: May 26, 2010
Aperture: /8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Political, Street
Date Uploaded: May 30, 2010

Taken at a protest rally by the Rainforest Coalition during the annual Chevron board meeting.

All adjustments done in Aperture:
- Crop
- Convert to black and white: adjusted Red (30%), Green (59%), Blue (11%)
- Increased Higlights to 65 to knock down brightness on posters
- Adjusted levels
- Exposer: adjusted black point to -1.25
- Exported

Pass thru unsharp mask in CS5 to sharpen for web display.

Don't expect this to do real well but wanted to enter it anyways.

[Jun. 6th, 2010 11:50:10 PM]

During Voting:
- For those that commented about the faces. I kept the faces dark to draw more of the attention to the signs. Guess maybe I should have lightened the faces up some.

Place: 76 out of 115
Avg (all users): 5.3922
Avg (commenters): 6.0000
Avg (participants): 5.3061
Avg (non-participants): 5.4327
Views since voting: 510
Views during voting: 296
Votes: 153
Comments: 6
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/06/2010 10:40:18 PM
Hmmm without oil Houston would be a ghost town.
06/04/2010 08:37:40 AM
Really clean nice shot, I like the BW but it is just a little too dark on your subjects for perfection.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/01/2010 09:38:01 PM
I love my heat, AC, car etc and the tones you used in your entry!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/01/2010 09:02:38 AM
Nice job telling a story with this photo!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/31/2010 01:54:16 PM
I like the scene you captured and what is being conveyed, though I think it could have used a little selective editing to bring out some details from the strong shadows. Especially woman's face, which is where my eye is drawn.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/31/2010 11:48:54 AM
Big Oil controls a lot of things. Nice image.
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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