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Let Your Imagination Soar!
Let Your Imagination Soar!
A Varya

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Challenge: Billboard (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Kodak LS443
Location: Playground at Church
Date: Feb 27, 2005
Aperture: F/9.5
ISO: ???
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Abstract, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Feb 27, 2005

The sky was almost white.

Post-processing: cropped, adjusted brightness/contrast, cloned out a pole, slight adjustment to curves and hue/saturization, sized, and saved for web.

Place: 17 out of 148
Avg (all users): 6.3952
Avg (commenters): 8.1538
Avg (participants): 6.2472
Avg (non-participants): 6.5041
Views since voting: 1562
Views during voting: 351
Votes: 210
Comments: 16
Favorites: 2 (view)

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03/09/2005 02:32:25 PM
Very versatile for use as a billboard.
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03/05/2005 12:04:41 AM
Congratulations on the top 20. Very creative image.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/04/2005 11:55:38 PM
WOW! 10
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03/04/2005 09:49:07 PM
Simple and effective. I like this alot!
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03/04/2005 05:54:22 PM
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03/03/2005 06:16:03 PM
It's a strong shot - but, despite having a vivid imagination, I can't read anything appropriate to sell with this shot - apart from a Raymond Weil wristwatch. If it had a pack shot of the watch in the corner, the title could have been "Make Every Second Count"...

It's a lovely image by the way.
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03/03/2005 03:03:12 PM
Good billboard features. Simple, easy to «read», effective and well composed, too.
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03/03/2005 07:39:40 AM
Composition: 6, Because of the slant of the chains, I think I would like the silhouette placed on the right side just a little more
Technical: 6
Appeal: 6
Challenge: 8, Great message
Overall Calculated Average Score: 7
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03/02/2005 04:09:51 PM
My evaluation method of this challenge is as follows:
1. Did you catch my eye while I was driving by? Yes.
2. If I didn't catch the text while I was driving, did you intrigue me enough to look for this billboard again? Yes.
3. Did you sell your stuff to me? Oh yes!
4. Extra thoughts: Unique, beautiful, simple and elegant. I love it.
10 at first pass, and nothing less on the second.
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03/01/2005 08:09:45 PM
Very nice work
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02/28/2005 10:08:06 PM
I really like this one. Caught my attention right off the bat. 9
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02/28/2005 09:42:53 PM
ok, i am voting this challenge in 2 passes. in this pass, you will get a partial comment and a score. then i will come back to comment again. if you have any problem whatsoever with this comment, pm me and let me know. otherwise, take it with a grain of salt...i'm not trying to be a know-it-all, i'm just explaining where i'm coming from in voting this challenge. and, if this comment is NOT helpful (of if you think i'm full of $#!+), don't mark it helpful.

billboards are a science unto themselves. a lot of research has gone into determining just how much information a person can digest and retain in specific time spans. they use this information to develop formulas for determining the number of words and letters to use on billboards, as well as their sizes. they also determine the size and number of visual elements to include.

the graphics/photograph on a billboard are designed to get the point across in a moment. on the road, a driver will have less time with a billboard than a voter will give your image. this is a key element in the challenge: composing a shot that will get its point across quickly and succintly. along those lines, a strong composition will probably have few details and make strong use of negative space.
i imagine some will have problems relating this image and the title to a promoting something specific, but all the same, i love it! i have seen this type of idea for promoting lots of things, and hope that not being tied to something specific doesn't hold you back your scores. good luck!
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02/28/2005 08:16:08 PM
really like this as a photo, and could be a great advertisement, for something.... what's the product?
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02/28/2005 01:59:17 PM
It's a very cool image, and appropriate for a billboard, but what are you promoting?
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02/28/2005 01:22:14 PM
Great capture. Nice neat edit.
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02/28/2005 01:08:04 AM
Love the simplicity!
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