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The Palms Moter Motel
The Palms Moter Motel

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Challenge: Neon (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Olympus C-750UZ
Location: Interstate Ave, Portland, Oregon
Date: Aug 16, 2004
Aperture: 8.0
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/30
Galleries: Cityscape, Urban
Date Uploaded: Aug 17, 2004

A nearby motel famous for its neon sign. There's a cute monkey climbing up the bottom of the left palm, but there was a big ugly letterboard in between that distracted from the image, so I went with this cropped version instead. The ugly letterboard is also why the crop may feel a bit tight on the bottom.

Would love to edit out those few bits of stray neon. They are from the side of the sign visible from the other direction. Alas, basic editing...

Had trouble with creativity during this challenge. It's just the sign. Point and click. No real technique or wow to it imo. Attempts to play with zoom and blur where pretty terrible. I was glad to have an attractive subject to start with though. Dying to see what other people do with this topic.

Place: 73 out of 222
Avg (all users): 5.1667
Avg (commenters): 5.4000
Avg (participants): 4.9722
Avg (non-participants): 5.2874
Views since voting: 932
Views during voting: 374
Votes: 282
Comments: 11
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/24/2004 10:24:02 PM
great capture, very well exposed. If you are like me, you are getting hammered by people who think signs shouldn't be in this challenge, but they are missing out on what you have captured here. a well exposed, very sharp and interesting night shot. well done.
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08/24/2004 10:18:25 AM
we like the fact that the neon lights is really all we can see
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08/24/2004 12:23:39 AM
Nothing technically wrong with this photo - the problem is that it's not a particularly interesting sign.
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08/23/2004 02:30:26 AM
A good photo ... but the cropping is wrong, IHMO I would have made sure the right tree is all in frame, rotated the photo so the word motor is level, and cropped it from just above the "Motor" right across the photo, 8
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08/22/2004 11:13:07 AM
little crooked, was that intentional?
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08/20/2004 12:37:29 PM
Good clarity and composition
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08/19/2004 09:58:34 AM
too much of this advertisement is cut off.
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08/18/2004 06:19:51 PM
no oopen signs
08/18/2004 09:18:10 AM
08/18/2004 07:58:07 AM
Good focus, nice colors.
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08/18/2004 01:30:32 AM
I don't like how you cut off the M(H)otel . Great focus and neon colors, job well done.
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