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Gas Conspiracy, one day it's $3.59, next it's $2.99
Gas Conspiracy, one day it's $3.59, next it's $2.99

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Challenge: Conspiracy (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 LD for Canon
Location: NJ Side mirror on the car
Date: Sep 17, 2005
Aperture: f4
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Abstract, Advertisement
Date Uploaded: Sep 17, 2005

Gas went from around $2.59 to $3.59 and back to around $2.93(is the lowest I have seen) in about two weeks. If that not a conspiracy.

Place: 72 out of 114
Avg (all users): 5.0945
Avg (commenters): 6.3000
Avg (participants): 4.8947
Avg (non-participants): 5.1798
Views since voting: 721
Views during voting: 427
Votes: 254
Comments: 11
Favorites: 0

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09/28/2005 08:35:06 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club.

I think many, many viewers could relate to this conspiracy photo very easily.

I like how you used the mirror, good angle. One thing I like to see in photos is having the subject slightly off-centered in the shot as it lends a bit more interest to the eyes. I find the pump hose a little distracting and I might have cropped in a bit tighter, say on the right (which would have placed the focus of your shot off center).

Good lighting and the solid, vibrant colors work well also. It's one of those photos where you just look, nod in agreement and wonder who those "conspiraotrs" are. In other words, you effectively and quickly communicated your message to the viewer. No tilting the head and trying to figure out what the photographer was trying to say. Nicely done.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/24/2005 10:51:13 AM
I really like how you presented the idea by using the mirror
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09/21/2005 01:42:20 PM
I was going to vote 3 till I realived it was a mirror shot... lol... 6
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09/20/2005 07:24:23 AM
Funny title, and great idea to do it through the rearview mirror. I wish the sides of the mirror were more in focus - I suppose it was hard to get both the reflection and the mirror itself in focus?
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09/18/2005 06:47:12 PM
It's 2.99 where you are!! Lucky! Nice framing of the shot, though.
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09/18/2005 01:44:28 PM
this is exactly what my husband said to do when I told him about the challenge! :0) so true LOL
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09/18/2005 10:04:24 AM
Now that is a conspiracy!
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09/18/2005 07:54:46 AM
I'd like to be able to see the 2.99 a little clearer, but I like the way you took the shot.
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09/18/2005 05:43:14 AM
Oh I wish ours would drop....I really like how you have taken this in your side mirror..good work.
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09/18/2005 04:55:44 AM
Did you mean from $2.59 to $2.99?
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09/18/2005 12:11:12 AM
So, so true...nice challenge entry.
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