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Urban Abstract
Urban Abstract

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Challenge: Complementary Colors (Classic Editing)
Camera: Sony DSC-P7
Location: Corner of Monroe and Wacker, Chicago, IL
Date: May 12, 2003
Aperture: 1:7.1
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/160 s
Galleries: Abstract, Urban
Date Uploaded: May 14, 2003

A construction site near where I work. The orange is a dust-and-shrapnel drape attached to the back of the chain-link fence.

Place: 67 out of 82
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Avg (commenters): 5.8333
Avg (participants): 5.0000
Avg (non-participants): 4.8958
Views since voting: 1230
Votes: 106
Comments: 8
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05/30/2003 12:25:48 AM
*Critique Club*
And we meet again. Not quite sure why I keep being 'randomly' assigned to your shots, but maybe there is a reason. I have actually seen you growing a bit here. You're seeing different things. Getting creative. I like this.
I see angle here. Creative angle. Not just a snap shot. And I think that is what I notice most. You got up close and personal, you framed well to 1/2 and 1/2 the shot. I wonder though if maybe you had gotten down just a slight bit farther, if you could have gotten a shot of the orange fence, with the building in the background, but the section of the building that was solid, like farther up on the building? Just something to try. I don't really know what the surroundings were like, so might not even be possible.
I also see focus and clarity. The texture of the orange fence (which we call a snow fence here in MI.) is excellent. Really great detail there. Also, I think you blurred the background enough so that we can see it, but so that it is in fact a seperate element from your main subject which I feel is the orange fence.
The chain link fence is also a bit blurred, which says to me that you did not want it to be the main subject, which is a good choice as well.
The lighting could be better in the background (like you have any control over that huh? lol) I think I'd like there to be a bit more lighting in the background, but less lighting on the chain link fence in the forground. Now I'm asking for the world. See how there are some distracting light glares on the chain link fence? We have to see these before we see the orange fence.
I think your subjects are getting a bit more creative, a bit more interesting, however, still not making me get excited here. I got a peek at your matrix shot, and I'm hoping I might get that too as a CC assignment. (meanwhile, you're probably thinking "will this girl just leave me alone")
You set a goal to consistantly break 5. That's really good. Really hard too. lol. I can't do it consistantly. hehe. I know what I want, I can see it. But me and the camera just don't click.
Keep it up, you're definately on the right track.
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05/27/2003 09:36:21 AM
Welp, each photo I submit to a challenge is doing better than the last ... now to see if I can consistently break 5. :-> I'm certainly learning a lot. Next goal - to finish halfway through the pack!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/24/2003 11:19:46 PM
Fence works here to put up a symbolic barrier to the things beyond. It's like these common elements of "urban" environment are unobtainable or unreachable.
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05/24/2003 10:41:42 PM
Meets challenge well, like the focus.
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05/23/2003 01:08:03 AM
Nice match of colour intensity on the contrasting two complementary tones. If this was mere happenstance as seems likely, very good choice of angles so that each colour gets about half the space. (It's good even if you did set it up, but it's harder when you work with what's there already, neh?)
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05/19/2003 07:05:21 PM
doesn't hold a whole lot of appeal for me, though the blue/ orange do meet the challenge and the fence adds some interesting texture along with the orange mesh.
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05/19/2003 06:55:14 PM
the complementary color element is here for sure... i'm not particularly inspired by the subject choice though... = 5
05/19/2003 02:06:01 PM
Good idea, but the blue is too dark. I wish it were in the sun, too.
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