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Challenge: On the Road (Classic Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Minolta DiMAGE 7
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Date: Jun 8, 2002
Aperture: F/2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/45
Galleries: Urban, Travel
Date Uploaded: Jun 9, 2002

I took this shot of my friend Kim on the SEPTA #42 bus in Philadelphia. There is an easter egg in this shot -- the book Kim is reading is Kerouac's "On the Road." And don't ask me how I managed to keep the camera still for a 1/45 exposure, on a moving bus, while kneeling on the floor.

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Place: 47 out of 108
Avg (all users): 5.3333
Avg (commenters): 6.5000
Avg (participants): 5.3733
Avg (non-participants): 5.3137
Views since voting: 1296
Votes: 228
Comments: 30
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07/24/2002 02:26:00 AM
Today is July 23 (browsing through profiles and archives) and i have no idea where this comment goes but would like to me it anyway. This is a very nice pic and i read the comments. One said to crop it just below the hand or around the knee. So, i played a little with the window and scrolling. And golly, if you were to crop it like that, the pic gains tremendously in strength. There would a perfect balance between the window, her face and the book. The eye moves around from one light area to another in a circular fashion then as well without being stuck in the dark area of the pants. The book is a subtle idea and the window is just GRAND ! Hope you did some cropjuggling with this pic since then :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/16/2002 11:37:00 PM
Nicely framed, motrion blur works well.
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06/16/2002 11:32:00 PM
She must be reading that for a book report or something.
06/16/2002 08:32:00 AM
Excellent lighting. Show center of interest to best exposure. Concept well done. Blurred background added to idea of movement. Not as focused on idea of "on the road" as title (in my opinion) but well done.
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06/16/2002 02:28:00 AM
Oh, there's the Kerouac reference :). This is one of my favourites. It gets a 10 :)
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06/14/2002 11:28:00 PM
had to look at it a couple of times before I "discovered" the title of the book. It was almost too subtle, but an excellent picture, nonetheless.
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06/14/2002 11:05:00 PM
like the blur
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06/14/2002 06:13:00 PM
I like the contrast of the movement in the background with absolutely no blur in the foreground
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06/13/2002 09:34:00 PM
steinbeck?
06/13/2002 02:59:00 PM
I like the motion blur that you caught in the reflections on the window behind the subject in this photo... She looks relaxed... do you know her or was this a 'voyeur' shot on a bus? Good work!
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06/13/2002 02:21:00 PM
My eyes always get hung up on the thumbnail - she looks like someone I knew years ago. Eerie. Good use of ROT. Like the focused inside with the blurred world zooming by outside.
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06/12/2002 12:04:00 AM
pretty lady
06/11/2002 06:19:00 PM
Bus or train? This is a really nice picture. The motion says 'we are going fast!', whence the train question. Brown pant disappear above the knees, oops. (Was her hair really blonde and orange? No evidence of color enhancement) Mostly a very nice job, though some might question the road aspect. Photo 8 Creativity 6 Road (if bus) 7 total 7
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06/11/2002 03:28:00 PM
I give this a D (7)
06/11/2002 09:51:00 AM
I like the motion in the background. Good choice of 'reading material' :) The window seems to cut the shot in half.
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06/11/2002 03:52:00 AM
hmm... i notice the title of your book :D
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06/11/2002 01:20:00 AM
It would work better as a nude, but good effort
06/11/2002 12:20:00 AM
creativety 6 interesting 5 focus 9 framing 8=7
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06/10/2002 10:43:00 PM
Great shot. I like how you captured the view out the back window.
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06/10/2002 08:08:00 PM
Too much blur
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06/10/2002 07:48:00 PM
Cool blur effect in the background. Neat idea...
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06/10/2002 05:35:00 PM
Nice work, I like this.
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06/10/2002 05:31:00 PM
It fits, doesn't it?
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06/10/2002 03:58:00 PM
Great title. Great choice for the book as well. I wonder how it would look if you just cropped off the bottom and some of the right, and maybe have the reader hold the book a little higher, about 75% the distance to their head now. Then all you need is a little front light to fill in some of those dark spots and you've got a great picture. :) Overall very clever.
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06/10/2002 03:10:00 PM
Hehe...is that posed, or were you just really lucky to catch someone reading that? The lighting is pretty good considering you can't really control it, and I like the blurred window.
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06/10/2002 02:23:00 PM
Like Jerry Garcia, Jack is dead. Let him go.
06/10/2002 12:27:00 PM
Love the window background.
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06/10/2002 12:16:00 PM
good choice of book!
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06/10/2002 11:09:00 AM
good color and detail
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06/10/2002 12:14:00 AM
Effective use of the motion of the bus. It expresses her immersion in the book at the cost of total ignorance to what's going on outside. I'd have composed it slightly different: I think it would be more pleasing if the girl was a bit lower in the frame.
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