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Challenge: Late Night (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Location: Berlin
Date: May 2, 2005
Aperture: f.9
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 10.sec
Galleries: Emotive, Photojournalism
Date Uploaded: May 3, 2005

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Place: 148 out of 334
Avg (all users): 5.2857
Avg (commenters): 5.0000
Avg (participants): 5.1370
Avg (non-participants): 5.3886
Views since voting: 655
Views during voting: 510
Votes: 357
Comments: 19
Favorites: 1 (view)

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05/11/2005 10:59:35 AM
Thanks for comments, the photo was taken at around 1am with tripod, I tried it in B/W, but it did not do it for me, the stong colour cast is from a street light.
Someone mentioned in their comments about the legs looking healthy? The thing is, the photo was taken in the old railway station in Berlin Grunewld, which is now a memorial, jews where transported in wagens to camps like Auschwitz over 50,000 from this one station alone, the people where of course healthy before they got on the trains and arrived at the camps.
But overall I don't think the photo is quite strong enough for the seriousness of the horror of the Holocaust.
I tried.
Thanks again, for critique.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/10/2005 06:16:50 PM
Not sure I understand the concept. If this is latenight then why the shadow?
Good color and composition.
05/10/2005 12:51:12 AM
Having been at Auschwitz-Birkenau I don't feel this photo reflects what you are trying to convey. The photograph is technically acceptable but IMO, I don't think adequately conveys the horrors that the title suggests.
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05/09/2005 06:36:32 PM
I love this shot; however, it looks like daylight to me. Is it at night?
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05/06/2005 08:37:10 PM
I have been contemplating for a while now on how to comment on this shot. Overall I think it's a pretty good photograph. Obviously, it's a very emotional topic, especially for those with personal (or family) connection to the horror. But there is just something that bothers me about the picture - I guess when seeing a picture about this topic, I just expect a certain amount of "gravitas", and somehow except for the text, this picture doesn't really seem to carry the weight of the seriousness (at least for me). The two main things are the color selection - I think B&W would have been better - and the "feel" of the two legs. Somehow they seem too...."healthy" (if that makes any sense).
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05/06/2005 12:21:57 PM
I think I like it. very deep.
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05/05/2005 11:28:59 PM
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05/05/2005 05:55:32 PM
Is this photo taken on late night?
05/05/2005 10:15:46 AM
I get it, but something about the staging bothers me and not in a good way.
05/04/2005 09:54:07 PM
Late Night?
05/04/2005 09:36:42 PM
great shot with feeling! Personally I dont like the yellow, but nicely done. 7
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05/04/2005 05:06:43 PM
this image needs some more contrasty lighting imo, but good composition
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05/04/2005 01:07:00 PM
You are trying to tell a story....something is unsettleing about legs cut off at the knees, I know this is subjective but I don't like the over all color
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05/04/2005 12:53:29 PM
you have an incredible and powerful image, representing a tribute to all the victims of the holocaust. You've done it in a most simple and elegant way, producing a well executed photograph (with nice warm colors and composition) and, at the same time, conveying strong emotions: I simply can not be indifferento to this image. 8
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05/04/2005 12:44:42 PM
i think b/w would have been nicer...
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05/04/2005 10:15:19 AM
interesting portrait. I wish the white balance was corrected to white however.
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05/04/2005 06:50:50 AM
I Find this a very sad image, with a lot of history. 7
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05/04/2005 05:42:51 AM
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05/04/2005 01:09:56 AM
A stirring picture, and you get bonus points for choice of subject and the evocative theme. Unfortunately, I have to dock them again for the bright orange, which just strikes me as absolutely wrong for a night shot. Although I'm sure you did take this at night, the result looks like it was shot at noon and then overprocessed.
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