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10/20/2004 07:59:43 PM · #1
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I submitted this shot two days before the deadline, then looked at it so much that I got sick of it... I ended up yanking it about an hour before midnight, because I just didn't want to settle for another mediocre 5-ish. While the scene is interesting if you're already familiar with the city, I just couldn't see it appreciated by the majority.

I'd be interested in your opinions - good, bad, and/or ugly.
10/20/2004 08:01:49 PM · #2
I think it's great... it would have garnered a 7 or 8 from me. Then again, I am in a black and white mood as of late, so this really appeals to me on that level too! :o)
10/20/2004 08:05:24 PM · #3
its a quality shot. maybe not enough to break the 6s, but it would have probably been up there is the high 5s...
i like the shot
10/20/2004 08:05:35 PM · #4
Have to agree with Laurie, I would have voted this high. Next time, submit your entry at the last minute :).
I like the use of BW, though I'm curious if it would look better in color?
Something I found interesting is that the horizon is actually level, but gives theimpression of not being so because of the composition.
10/20/2004 08:06:30 PM · #5
I also would have scored it high.

It has a great old time feel, not just because of the B @ W, but it just looks like an older town.

Super photo.
10/20/2004 08:11:07 PM · #6
I like it as well. I would have given it at least a 5, but probably a 6, and maybe a 7. I like the foreground tones, with the buildings lit in the front.

Overall, I would guess with this hard crowd you would not have won, but would be high 5's or low 6's.

But since you didn't enter it, and we are just making you feel bad, forget what I just said, and think that you'd be lucky to get a 5 with this ;)
10/20/2004 08:20:35 PM · #7
I think I would have given it a 7 - I like the tones and lighting.
10/20/2004 08:21:26 PM · #8
Originally posted by arpita:

Have to agree with Laurie, I would have voted this high. Next time, submit your entry at the last minute :).
I like the use of BW, though I'm curious if it would look better in color?
Something I found interesting is that the horizon is actually level, but gives the impression of not being so because of the composition.

Thanks, Arpita, Laurie, and others... I appreciate the kind feedback. I did play with this in color, and uploaded an uncropped version of it to my portfolio. The impression you describe, Arpita, may be due to the fact that I used a perspective correction tool in Photoshop to correct the convergence of lines that occurred with my 17mm lens pointed downward at the scene...

Thanks, everyone.
10/21/2004 02:28:34 PM · #9
It is a nice shot but a lot of nice pictures that would make great wall art, or magazine covers do lousy in competition. If you like it, shot it and show it off.
10/21/2004 02:31:35 PM · #10
It looks surreal. I would have given it a 7

Message edited by author 2004-10-21 14:31:58.
10/21/2004 02:38:24 PM · #11
I would probably give it a 6. I think this would have ended somewhere near 6.217 and 79% ;-P
10/21/2004 04:59:18 PM · #12
Very nice, easy 6.5 finish.
10/21/2004 05:26:54 PM · #13
I think i would have preferred the color version. afterall night is already black...you cant show the drama of a night shot without the contrasting color (i think)
10/21/2004 05:56:40 PM · #14
It's better then my submission and i'm on 6.4 now....

I have the same thing with my free study submission.
Taken 2nd this month and am sick of looking at it.
I realy don't want to submit it, but 2 good photographer saw it and said it was a wow or a very good shot... so I leave it in.

Think it will score 4.5 :(
10/21/2004 06:02:41 PM · #15
Loves it.

Can't be certain, but I'd a given it a 6+
10/21/2004 06:05:22 PM · #16
I think its a really wonderful shot! i like it because it seems like a cartoon city! i think you should keep it up on the challenge i would give it an 8 or 9! great job!
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