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The Disproportionate Nature of Apathy
The Disproportionate Nature of Apathy
mycelium


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Perspective II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: San Jose, CA
Date: Sep 12, 2005
Aperture: 25.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/60 sec.
Galleries: Urban, Persuasive
Date Uploaded: Sep 12, 2005

focal length 25.0mm

first time I've ever had my focal length and f-stop be the same!


one thing I've felt my photos have been lacking, generally speaking, is a theme or concept behind them... I tend to take pictures for challenges that I think "look cool" but are otherwise pointless. Here I'm trying to make it a bit more conceptual, though I've thought of many others that I think would be more "pretty" but also more arbitrary.

The idea (as I hope the picture makes clear, and the title reinforces) is that littering has more impact (is bigger) than people intend, and trash sticks around (looms large) even after individuals have gone away...

It's really hard to take a strongly thematic picture that's also very pretty! I wish this one were more aesthetically pleasing, but I'm happy with it anyway (except for that f&#*ing light post) because it's breaking new ground for me.

(what i really wanted was for the horizon line to bisect the walking figure, but the angles just wouldn't work... even as it was, I learned a lot about...PERSPECTIVE..!)

used an ND4 graduated filter (ND2 or 3 would have been better), minor post processing including curves, USM, and neatimage.

I can hear the comments already... foreground too blurry, lightpost is distracting... ND gradient too dark... BUT I'M SUBMITTING ANYWAY!!!
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HA1!!!!!!!1

besides, who doesn't love getting a score of 5.5?

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Avg (commenters): 7.1429
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Views since voting: 911
Views during voting: 388
Votes: 266
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11/15/2005 01:20:17 AM
great image, great dof. overall, awesome entry and way underscored.
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09/26/2005 02:45:07 AM
one thing I've felt my photos have been lacking, generally speaking, is a theme or concept behind them... I tend to take pictures for challenges that I think "look cool" but are otherwise pointless

Exactly my struggle. I've written so much and have so many ideas but translating them into planned photographs is a real struggle. I look forward to more of your work.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/20/2005 11:07:57 PM
nice perspective and cool idea nice lighting
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09/20/2005 08:06:30 PM
This is one of the few photos on DPC that make you think. I love this kind of photography. Thank you for my viewing pleasure. I was wondering what this would look like in B&W I think it might ad some punch. I keep comming back to this image. (8)
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09/20/2005 07:34:00 PM
Good point. Well taken.
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09/20/2005 05:21:42 AM
huh?
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09/19/2005 10:25:54 PM
Good idea, shot itself could be better
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09/18/2005 02:19:43 AM
Facinating. I really like it. Definately different from everyone else and extremely well done. My only 10 so far.
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09/17/2005 12:53:43 PM
Good composition!
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09/16/2005 04:44:24 PM
nice composition and title, it has a strange feeling, but I think with a better contrast and exposure I could have given you a better grade...7
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09/16/2005 02:10:53 AM
Like the genius approach to the challenge. Somebody¡¦s trash is another¡¦s art. Or is it the artist himself walking away º
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09/15/2005 11:42:32 PM
I like the shadows--and that McDonald's bag looks huge! Great photo. I just don't like the blackish gradient at the top.
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09/15/2005 10:55:55 PM
Cool! I love it when people tell a story in their images and you've done a great job doing that here. Very nicely done!
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09/15/2005 07:21:27 PM
I get the apathy part but what is your title trying to say? The Golden Arches indeed represent some problem with the world, are you saying something about this? What is the message?
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09/15/2005 01:41:53 PM
Sorry, this isnt nice... and very harsh shadows... perhaps a different subject might lead to a more pleasing/thought post.
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09/15/2005 01:15:34 AM
Perspective definitely adds to the shot.
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09/14/2005 10:32:40 AM
great idea, and a great shot
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09/14/2005 10:00:21 AM
Great perspective. There are so many reasons to like this shot...message, angle, dof, colors, composition - you caught it all. In a challenge of 600 your's is a stand out.
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09/14/2005 09:29:15 AM
This photo really hit me hard. Brought back memories of watching Supersize Me, while I drank my McDonald's soda. haha As for the technical aspects of your image, I like your choice of subject, and how you captured a person walking away. Great use of lighting too. Nicely done! 8 in my book.
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