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Challenge: Road Signs Revisited (Classic Editing)
Collection: DPC Entries
Camera: Minolta DiMAGE 7i
Location: Second Presbyterian Church, Indianapolis, IN
Date: Jan 18, 2003
Date Uploaded: Jan 19, 2003

I don't know why we have these. I've only ever seen these signs in Indiana.

And, yes, we do have ones that say TEMPLE too.

Place: 60 out of 174
Avg (all users): 5.6425
Avg (commenters): 6.1250
Avg (participants): 5.5268
Avg (non-participants): 5.7789
Views since voting: 1005
Votes: 207
Comments: 17
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01/27/2003 02:18:26 AM
HEY! This looks SO much like a church we have downtown. I think it's a methodist though, and I do think we have those signs here in TN. I like the B&W. There is something a little off about the composition though and I actually think I'd prefer more DOF. The sign may be the subject, but my eye quickly moves to the building in the back. It bugs me that it is just slightly blurry. There is a lot of white b/c of the sky and snow. The placement of the sign makes all of the "non-white" seem a little bunched up in the middle. I'm not really sure what other perspective/angle you could have tried, but *gasp* using the rule of thirds (it is currently pretty centered vertically) could've found a better placement for the sign maybe. Putting it up there in all that white space on the left might be an option. You don't really need the building on the extreme right or the parking lot back there. Showing more space in front of the church might help it stand out more. I do like how the tree frames the top of the shot though.
I actually think that the church in the snow is just a lovely scene and is probably why this scored so well. Changing the composition slightly could've made this a real winner.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/26/2003 11:00:27 PM
Very attractive image. You incorporated the sign well.
01/26/2003 12:30:27 PM
I was thinking is a Night Club!!
01/26/2003 11:33:00 AM
nice sign, beautiful church...next time maybe without the border
01/24/2003 10:32:17 PM
Why Not? I mean, it's obvious that there's a church there, right? you've got a really nice b&w photo, nice and crisp, nice whites, greys, sure looks cold!
01/24/2003 12:21:39 AM
This is all about composition nice work..
01/23/2003 12:43:48 PM
The DOF here is good. The composition of this pic is excellent. I'm seeing now that most of my snow pics will be set in greyscale. This is really well taken and composed. Great job - Inspzil
01/23/2003 12:36:22 PM
Would like a little more detial in the sky, but like the photo overall.
01/22/2003 03:37:26 PM
black and white is a good choice here
01/21/2003 10:40:48 PM
Nice compostion, like the way the branch and the sign frame the church and the road helps lead the eye. 8
01/20/2003 08:05:42 PM
Nice idea but the composition is irratting. Could you have moved to the right about 5 feet and taken the pic? That would have put the Sign on the left, the Church in the middle, and that nice Tree on the right. Might have been better. As it is, the tree and sign are fighting for attention. 5.
01/20/2003 04:56:30 PM
This would have been nice in color. But I like it this way too.
01/20/2003 04:04:23 PM
A very clever shot. The B&W adds to the severity of the image. Compositionally I cannot fault it. The sky is a tiny bit too harsh, but still a great image. 9! -Annida
01/20/2003 10:43:01 AM
Nice b&w shot. I like the composition
01/20/2003 02:52:36 AM
I guess I don't get the connection at all.
01/20/2003 02:51:27 AM
Nice shot. Crisp and clear. I first thought it could use more light but on second thought that would have ruined the shot. Good job!! Cub
01/20/2003 01:22:18 AM
That's an odd street sign, most of the time the church puts up their own. I would've liked to have had the actually sign in the upper right hand corner instead of just under it, and I think this could have been done with a bit different angle and still kept the church a good part of it. How did this look in color?

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