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The Old Way
The Old Way

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Challenge: Road (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon PowerShot A70
Location: Old road to work
Date: Jan 16, 2006
Aperture: f2.8
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Landscape, Rural
Date Uploaded: Jan 17, 2006

Circular polarizer was used. Auto levels, auto color, resize, USM, save for Web. This used to be used for regular traffic to get to my workplace and other locations past there, but this road now leads to a small business area being developed. A new 4-lane road bypasses this section. I laid on my stomach to get the shot, and a curious police officer drove by to see what was going on (there's a shooting range down the road in the other direction).

Place: 83 out of 230
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Votes: 275
Comments: 12
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01/31/2006 01:53:57 PM
**** Greeting from the Critique Club ****

- Relevant to the Challenge? Yes
- Is subject unique (vs. unoriginal or rehashed)? Yes. There were a few images composed with this point of view, but I think it's still unique.

- Good or Bad? How can it be fixed? There are two minor things about the composition. The large crack up front dominates the image. Six inches forward or back might have made a difference. The road is your subject, but it is barely present. The point of view is too low, in my opinion. Bring the camera up by six inches to bring the road out, while still having the unique low view. The sky is great, but the trees are really bland.
- Good use of Depth of Field? Yes
- Good focus? I can't really tell where the focus is. It seems to be one of the trees on he right side of the road.

- Good use of light? As someone mentioned below, your trees are overly dark.

Aesthetics/Artistic Appeal:
- What is my reaction or feelings? The subject just isn't that interesting to me. You have a light competing with dark thing going on. The Road and the Sky vs. the Trees and the Crack. The image is very busy.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/23/2006 05:27:13 PM
I think the camera is way too low to the ground but it does give an interesting perspective on an otherwise ordinary shot. Creative! The trees seem too dark for me but they're nicely outlined by the blue sky which appeals to me.
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01/23/2006 02:12:55 PM
Nice shot, excellent POV. I feel inside the photo.
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01/22/2006 04:49:32 PM
Very nice shot, though there's still something missing and I dont know what.
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01/21/2006 10:46:13 PM
Interesting perspective, Beautiful picture.
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01/20/2006 11:35:45 PM
The Old Way to crawl on your belly to get the shot. I like it.
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01/19/2006 05:51:38 PM
Nice idea for extreme close-to-ground, colors, sharpness, DOF, and compostion. Cropping out some of the bottom would be better, less out-of-focus foreground and distracting break in the pavement and image.
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01/19/2006 05:30:19 PM
my fav of these ground level entries, the tree line and the sky is clear and compelling!
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01/19/2006 03:13:38 PM
Best of the road level shots I've seen...the stripe really leads into the sweet spot of the picture and the trees converging on that little patch of sky give me something interesting to look at. Nice job!
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01/19/2006 01:05:03 PM
Nice scenery. I am not sure the yellow was needed in the center. You did not take the photo straight down the road and this doesn't seem to add. I like this but I can't get the feeling you want to convey.
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01/18/2006 10:56:04 AM
nice perspective!!!!!
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01/18/2006 10:01:02 AM
Good perspective
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