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In the Ghetto
In the Ghetto
sbeaumont


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Challenge: Bridges II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon D70
Location: Sheboygan, WI
Date: Feb 12, 2005
Aperture: f13
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/30
Galleries: Cityscape, Photojournalism
Date Uploaded: Feb 14, 2005

A bridge that I came across by accident. There is not really a ghetto or anything like it, but a grafitti artist had painted "Welcome to the ghetto" on the rusted bridge. There was some interesting cobblestone and it had been raining so there was also a puddle that added atmosphere. The black and white treatment with some color added back in with channel mixer, has, I believe, enhanced the feeling of a little forboding.

Adjusted levels and curves, increased contrast, destaurated with channel mixer and adjusted channels in greyscale. Unchecked greyscale and added subtle sepia hue in red and blue channels. Adjusted contrast again, resized, USM (light) and saved. I feel pretty good about this, but as always, DPC is unpredictable!

Statistics
Place: 96 out of 424
Avg (all users): 5.7890
Avg (commenters): 7.8667
Avg (participants): 5.6491
Avg (non-participants): 5.9257
Views since voting: 803
Views during voting: 452
Votes: 346
Comments: 16
Favorites: 2 (view)


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02/23/2005 03:58:29 AM
I don't like to see one of my favorite 10's in 96th place. It makes me mad.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/22/2005 06:05:13 PM
Im liking this a lot..its cropped nicely and the building is in good focus and fits right under the little bridge.
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02/22/2005 03:44:40 PM
Nice piece
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02/22/2005 01:31:15 PM
Creative idea, wonderful contrasts and tones, good composition.
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02/21/2005 12:22:55 PM
Bleak picture. The sepia effect really works well.
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02/18/2005 03:58:47 PM
I love this... the DOF is great and the composition is very striking - it draws the eye to the graffiti but not before the viewer takes in the surroundings. Your choice of colours and desaturation works perfectly for the mood you're setting with this - excellent work.
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02/18/2005 03:22:38 PM
Great tone. Love all the detail, lots to explore.
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02/18/2005 03:21:42 AM
Nice shot
8
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02/17/2005 09:06:29 PM
Seems like a friendly place ;-)
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02/17/2005 12:41:19 AM
good composition, good lighting, good tonal range creative.
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02/16/2005 11:04:38 PM
Interesting, not just the bridge, but the graffiti also. Good contrast and composition.
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02/16/2005 02:26:06 PM
Very good! very good indeed! 8
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02/16/2005 09:46:01 AM
I like the way you made this a dark image. It really works for the subject. It's kind of an ugly picture but it totally fits the message. I like this one alot. I hope others get it. 10
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02/16/2005 01:25:56 AM
Love the color scheme you chose. Very fitting! 8!
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02/16/2005 01:08:01 AM
isn't it!! it's a vivid photo!
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02/16/2005 12:56:21 AM
really nice colors.. the best i've seen in this challenge, although it starts to degrade on the bridge support. who cares... it's magazine worthy.
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