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The Old Classics Never Die
The Old Classics Never Die

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Challenge: Close Your Eyes (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: West Monroe, Louisiana (Antique Alley)
Date: Mar 25, 2012
Aperture: F / 8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/350 sec
Galleries: Urban, Advertisement
Date Uploaded: Mar 25, 2012

I took this in downtown. I knew that there were some good areas to shoot with my eyes closed. This pic had the best composure and subject. The rest of them looked like snapshots.

Crop, resize, topaz adjust. (My 1st experience with topaz adjust)

Post challenge:
WOW I can't believe that this did so well. I had a lot of fun doing this challenge. Thank you for all the nice comments

Place: 14 out of 94
Avg (all users): 6.1913
Avg (commenters): 7.2000
Avg (participants): 6.1864
Avg (non-participants): 6.1964
Views since voting: 1064
Views during voting: 264
Votes: 115
Comments: 12
Favorites: 1 (view)

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04/24/2012 11:08:33 PM
Adam...this is a really great picture...it's not easy to take pictures of these...but you nailed it...
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04/11/2012 08:10:33 AM
Hello from the Critique Club!

Well, obviously, it was received decently well by the voter base, but here's my take.

General Impression: I like the composition- the wall creates a nice leading line that pulls us through the image, down the adspace, and into the tree, which forms a good end to the movement. The tree is lit by sunlight, but not blown, which can be hard to do in a scene like this with shade and sunlight. Personally, I like the presence of the pole, and I think that if you had cropped it off, the left side would've felt too closely cropped or a bit more boring. As it is, the pole has a nice shadow behind it, and functions as a nice natural border on the left.
I do enjoy the processing, myself. It's got a bit of an aged look to it, but not so much as to simply be a instagram type shot that's all the rage these days. It's got a bit of a different take, and is more subtle, which is appreciated. Overall, nothing terribly critical. The bottom right (sidewalk, grass) looks a bit like you had to push the exposure, which increased grain, but it's a minor part of the image. Still, this may have easily been dealt with by selectively applying noise reduction.
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04/07/2012 06:41:46 AM
Congratulations cowboy,,,,,,,on the new PB!
great pic,,,,,
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04/07/2012 12:55:37 AM
Oh man... I was expecting to see this one in the very top few! I love it. You certainly did your first topaz edit proud :)

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04/06/2012 08:48:02 AM
Congrats on the new PB!
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04/06/2012 04:27:42 AM
Congratulations on the 6 and a nice new PB!!!!
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04/06/2012 01:15:21 AM
New PB and your first 6+, WTG Adam!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/05/2012 06:56:58 AM
nice product placement, always a winner ;)
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04/04/2012 09:05:50 PM
I love it! I may have cropped out that pole part in the foreground, and then I would frame this and hang it on the wall in a kitchen or game room. But even uncropped... top score from me.
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04/02/2012 11:57:18 AM
Beautiful shot. Nice angle. Lovely colors. Well done! 8
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04/01/2012 10:13:39 PM
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03/30/2012 08:34:44 AM
Love this!
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