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Station, Arrow
Station, Arrow

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Challenge: From Above III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Date: Sep 17, 2011
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/8
Date Uploaded: Sep 18, 2011

I took the Los Angeles Metro from the station nearest my house to the station at the intersection of the 105 and the 110. Seemed to be a rather nifty vantage point to see the mass of concrete that formed a huge intersection of roadways. LA's metro is not very picturesque, however, and the views were somewhat abbreviated by the structure itself. So this is looking from a stairwell down to the roadway below, over the railing and under the concrete structure overhead. 'Tis a very narrow view.

Just beyond that railing is a very small ledge high above the roadway, and all along that ledge, single file.... What a place to have to live... you'd think they'd find a nice electrical wire where it was quieter with fresher air. But they are sheltered from the weather (ha! we have perfect weather) and have the perfect vantage point for coating cars with pigeon guano.

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Hoping to crack 5.3 with this one. Not overly optimistic, though.

[Sep. 25th, 2011 11:24:32 AM]

Nope, not yet over 5.3 when I turned scores on.... but maybe it'll get some love before the challenge ends? Scores are back off... will just have to wait and see! Definitely another sub-50%'er. Gosh I'm getting good at those!

[Sep. 27th, 2011 10:25:59 PM]

Yay! Almost roll-over and I'm above a 5.3!

Place: 96 out of 174
Avg (all users): 5.3919
Avg (commenters): 8.2000
Avg (participants): 5.6207
Avg (non-participants): 5.2444
Views since voting: 388
Views during voting: 268
Votes: 148
Comments: 14
Favorites: 1 (view)

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03/06/2012 02:10:37 AM
My kind of shot. Has some great urban grittiness like others have said. I like the arrow pointing up, very positive.
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09/28/2011 10:14:57 PM
Great grittiness and urban reality. Good eyes mam.
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09/28/2011 02:42:04 PM
Another fascinating shot. I would not care too much about what the average DPC voter thinks if I could snag yet another PH mention and several glowing comments from folks I respect. Let's have no more talk of giving up challenges.
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09/28/2011 02:33:11 PM
This is a great shot which reminds me the iconic Cartier-Bresson image (the arrow plays the role of the cyclist :)). Congrats on the well-deserved bling Deb!
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09/28/2011 05:39:53 AM
Was one of my higher votes. Loved it. Well done breaking 5.3! :-)
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09/28/2011 01:19:47 AM
I'm not going to make my predictable comment, but let's just say yours is in my top scoring images and I didn't know it was you (or even suspect this was you).
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09/28/2011 12:45:37 AM
one of my 9s. Look at you!!!
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09/28/2011 12:41:18 AM
this is amazing.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/27/2011 11:13:28 PM
Fantastic lines and tones.
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09/27/2011 09:55:17 PM
Beautiful intricate composition.

I'm hanging this in my fantasy art gallery

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09/27/2011 08:13:51 PM
Good composition. Lovely shades of gray.
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09/21/2011 08:04:24 PM
Love this!
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09/21/2011 07:32:20 AM
The shapes, time, direction, flow of this image is outstanding. I love it all!
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09/21/2011 03:11:20 AM
Lovely complexity here.
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