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Red goes Blue
Red goes Blue

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Challenge: Blue (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot A40
Location: Seesen rest area
Date: Nov 29, 2002
Aperture: 14
ISO: 50
Shutter: 10s
Date Uploaded: Dec 1, 2002

Shot of the Autobahn resting area Seesen/Germany

Place: 61 out of 243
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12/10/2002 09:12:51 AM
Critique Club

Initial thoughts
Exposure and colours good Ė composition poor.

Composition/ Content
In terms of content this image has a number of positive elements Ė great colour depth with a number of different colour lights captured, a wonderful curve in the car brakelights and some nice lighting on the road surface.
Where I think it is weak is in the composition Ė the frame feels cluttered and without focus. Iíd say the main focal point is the brake light trails as thatís where my eye ends up but the rest of the image is quite distracting. I donít know where Iím intended to look or what the main subject or intent of the image is.
Cropping the right half out and the left-most dark area to make this a portrait shot strengthens composition for me but may not be what you wanted to show.
I have saved a copy and cropped it in this way incase youíre interested Ė please do email me and let me know if you are.

I like the richness of the black but find the shapes it makes donít balance out - the sweeping curve at lower right, a strip across the top and vertical strip to the left feel unbalanced to me.

Camera Work - Technical
Looks great!

Digital Processing - Technical
Canít see any issues!

Fits The Challenge
Yes Ė some wonderful blue lights captured very well.

Your Opinion On The Photo
I like some of whatís in this image very much but find the composition itself weak.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/10/2002 05:49:33 AM
Thanx for all the kind comments:)
I wanted to do something different, but it was too complicated.
So I went to the autobahn and took a couple of pictures of the blue gas-station.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/08/2002 11:17:45 PM
nice colors, exposure. 9
12/08/2002 09:16:55 PM
Nice, except it looks over-sharpened
12/08/2002 09:57:29 AM
This is cool. It is not that Busy. What was your exposer?
12/07/2002 08:16:13 PM
Good shot. I really like this one. Night shots can be so pretty. This one is good. Way to go. PTL 8
12/01/2002 05:11:12 PM
Very well done! This isn't particularly easy to achieve, but you have done it well here!
12/04/2002 11:11:34 PM
Really clever shot, great idea and very effective
12/03/2002 01:31:00 PM
nice use of angles and curves..very well composed(9)
12/03/2002 12:53:00 PM
Cool night shot. The blue lights seem a little overexposed. Maybe a second less shutter time would've worked a little better. I really like the red light trails. They are a nice focal point. This gives me that oasis in the middle of the desert type feeling. Nice shot - Inspzil
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/02/2002 01:58:00 AM
Nice shot over all. It looks crisp, good exposure. great subject matter. well done.
12/02/2002 01:14:00 AM
very nice... and very blue! great shot
12/02/2002 12:30:00 AM
Nice photo, the whole thing has an aura of blue! I like it... also, great night shot... especially the tail lights comein. Good job, and good luck with this!
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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