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B is for BOXCAR
B is for BOXCAR

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Challenge: The Letter B (Classic Editing)
Camera: Olympus E-10
Location: Tracy, CA
Date: Jun 26, 2003
Aperture: f:10
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Urban, Photojournalism
Date Uploaded: Jun 26, 2003

We had a derailment of one of our local trains last night. By the time I knew about it and got there all was back in place. I thought the colorful grafitti on the boxcar fit the challenge pretty well. Real bright sun and getting near 100 degrees. Taken hand held with a polarizing filter to enhance the beautiful blue northern sky.

Place: 60 out of 151
Avg (all users): 5.6260
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 5.6000
Avg (non-participants): 5.6842
Views since voting: 740
Votes: 123
Comments: 5
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07/11/2003 03:03:00 PM
A pretty cool photograph you have there. To the point that I find it very difficult to tell you what can be improved with it. The choice of using a polarizer was obviously a good one. The boxcar itself is captured in a cool way. The shadows on the side of the car only help to break up the monotony, which is all good.

I think that you met the challenge in a good way, and there is not much to be improved in the picture. I guess the only thing that stopped you from winning was that the subject is a little boring - Personally, I thought: "a boxcar. It starts with a B. So what" - there doesn't actually seem to be any motivation or message behind the image (apart from beginning with a B), which pulls the overall impression down.

Keep it up though - technically you are sound, and it is only a matter of time before you get another ribbon!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/06/2003 10:11:00 PM
I like the immediacy of this image. You chose a good subject and have done a good job at unadulterated journalistic photography.
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07/01/2003 11:35:21 AM
Very Original
07/01/2003 08:25:00 AM
Great colours in this and fits the challenge nicely (some of the entries are being a little too liberal with their take on Letter B)
I also enjoyed this one as it's unique and certainly not one many people would have thought to have photographed
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06/30/2003 03:24:02 AM
heah, you live in my town. Great shot. nice colours. nice comp
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