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Challenge: Underexposed (Basic Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 EX Aspherical DG HSM for Nikon
Location: Bobenheim, Germany
Date: Sep 9, 2010
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/160s
Date Uploaded: Sep 14, 2010

[Sep. 21st, 2010 06:58:06 PM]

My first border since my first challenge. Added it to fill out the screen a bit more. I didn't like the panoramic look without it. Grey lines added to clearly set off the black border, per rules.

Place: 17 out of 110
Avg (all users): 6.0714
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 5.7391
Avg (non-participants): 6.2130
Views since voting: 810
Views during voting: 293
Votes: 154
Comments: 11
Favorites: 1 (view)

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03/29/2011 09:19:36 PM
I really like how brooding this is. I'm also guessing that had you exposed properly for the foreground the subject (as it is in the final product) would have been close to blown as well, so this is interesting in that the underexposure shifts our concept of the subject matter. I can't help but think that if the foreground was exposed for, it would have been about the countryside, a typical pastoral scene. On the contrary, with your approach, we are left with a scene of dreariness, yet hope, the road delving into the future, towards the only light in a world of dark.
Reminds me, unsurprisingly, of the book by Cormac McCarthy The Road. Great shot.
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09/22/2010 10:57:30 AM
Nice work, IMO, should have scored higher, I bumped you to a ten b4 rollover. Nice Job!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/21/2010 11:16:18 PM
Now this is nicely under-exposed, good job on keeping the detail. 9
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09/21/2010 09:38:02 PM
Would like just a bit more fill light
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09/21/2010 06:31:16 PM
Excellent portrayal of the challenge. The border seems a little much, however. 8
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09/21/2010 11:50:02 AM
I like the dark and mystic feeling that this photo gives, and also well applied borders, 9
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09/18/2010 07:10:48 PM
Very nice. Love the composition and great usage of underexposure.
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09/18/2010 10:32:06 AM
Fantastic shot. Great leading lines to draw the eye in. 10
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09/16/2010 01:35:44 PM
Great mood in this image.. The loneliness of the path is greatly conveyed by the underexposure.
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09/16/2010 08:58:02 AM
Oh I love it. This is truly underexposed and my kind of shot. In a normal challenge, "too dark" would probably be what you'd hear from the masses, yet it is intriguing and invites me to study it further. Love the vanishing point. 8
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09/16/2010 01:28:10 AM
A good representation of underexposed. Great leading lines,.
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