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Lou's Soda Fountain - Verona, WI
3rd PlaceLou's Soda Fountain - Verona, WI
giantmike


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-50D
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm IS USM
Location: Verona, WI
Date: Jul 7, 2011
Aperture: 100
ISO: 4.5
Shutter: 1/20
Galleries: Interior, History
Date Uploaded: Jul 7, 2011

This isn't at all the shot/place I had in mind when this challenge came up. There is this Deli in Madison that is all Carnival themed which I figured would have been really cool. Unfortunately, being 40 minutes from home, I only got one chance to photograph it and it didn't turn out like I hoped. I'm sure if I returned at night with all of the cool lighting that I could get something interesting, but any other time just isn't as exciting.

So, technically this isn't a real restaurant. Instead it's one of the cafeteria areas at my place of work. But I still find the attention to detail and the coolness factor very high, so let's see how it does.

Post Processing:
* Crop
* Increase Recovery
* Decrease Black Point
* Increase Brightness
* Highlights
* Topaz DeNoise and Adjust
* Increase black point a bit
* Increase contrast and definition slightly
* Increase saturation and vibrancy
* S-curve
* Vignette
* Export as TIFF
* Resize
* Sharpen Edges
* Save as JPEG

My post processing was done with the colors of this scene as the main players. I wanted to bring out those bold/striking colors that really make this place stand out.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 57
Avg (all users): 6.7177
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.0882
Avg (non-participants): 6.9556
Views since voting: 3753
Views during voting: 286
Votes: 124
Comments: 31
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11/12/2012 01:08:21 PM
Very nice lighting, colors and reflections. Congrats!
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07/26/2011 09:43:29 PM
Well I was away when all the drama happened, congrats Mike, this was one of my faves..... another ribbon for you.
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07/21/2011 11:02:53 AM
ahhh .. this is really amazing. this work is really commendable.
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07/18/2011 04:40:45 PM
Congrats on your ribbon! This is a lovely shot.
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07/18/2011 03:07:23 PM
Congrats on the yellow, Mike! I like that the seats are so much like the one's in Wendy's demoted shot, so there's continuity here :-)
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07/18/2011 08:33:54 AM
love the poppy colours. Congrats on the new yellow!
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07/18/2011 01:19:59 AM
Congrats on the yellow ribbon!
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07/18/2011 12:09:21 AM
Congrats on the new yellow ribbon Mike! This is a well deserving shot also.
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07/17/2011 10:44:07 PM
Congratulations on getting a yellow for this great shot. I love the colors and the reflections - congratulations!
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07/17/2011 07:43:59 PM
Congrats on the new yellow!!
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07/15/2011 09:36:50 PM
Wonderful POV and colors!!! Congratulations!!
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07/15/2011 12:10:39 PM
Congratz on a really cool 4th place
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07/15/2011 05:46:21 AM
Glad to see this do well,Congrats.
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07/15/2011 02:13:58 AM
Terrific for a non-diner. Congrats on the HM
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07/15/2011 12:02:49 AM
Congrats, wonderful shot, another well placed shot.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/14/2011 11:39:18 PM
Cute. Classic. Lots of polish & shine.
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07/14/2011 04:48:26 PM
A vibrant paring down of the essentials, my only knock is the inclusion of the white wall on the left, which pulls the eye off the page, and adds nothing.
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07/14/2011 11:30:52 AM
excellent! love the colors perspective everything. 10
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07/14/2011 05:39:04 AM
like the point of view.
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07/13/2011 02:52:11 PM
I love the colour the angle just the over all pic oh to be there now with a ice cream sunda..haha
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07/10/2011 07:14:19 PM
Excellent color, saturation, composition, and (most importantly) NO GUM under the counter. Now THAT'S a clean Diner.
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07/10/2011 06:42:46 PM
Great colors and nice perspective.
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07/10/2011 04:06:16 PM
This a really nice shot and wonderful point of view.
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07/10/2011 09:29:43 AM
great colors and patterns
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07/08/2011 06:37:41 PM
Great vantage point for classic detail - perfect type-casting. Nice that you avoided excessive post processing.
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07/08/2011 06:16:34 PM
fantastic shot!
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07/08/2011 12:51:38 PM
Like the composition here,hope it goes well.
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07/08/2011 10:16:07 AM
Nice reflections and a good focus, the green wand seems to be grainy for me. One of my favourites.
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07/08/2011 09:37:57 AM
Awesome perspective/
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07/08/2011 01:46:27 AM
Nicely done! Very festive and colorful. I had something very similar in mind but didn't get the time to try shooting it. Love the textured pattern showing in that seat...
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07/08/2011 12:50:42 AM
What a great POV, you shot there. This is awesomely bright and funky. 10
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