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Challenge: Country Life II (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Hickory, North Carolina
Date: Feb 12, 2006
Aperture: f/8
ISO: ISO 100
Shutter: 1/50
Galleries: Still Life, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Feb 12, 2006

Driving through the country in my part of the world often reveals some real gems. I found a yard owned by a man who seems to collect old Cadillacs. He has restored a few of them, but what is sitting in his yard today is far from 'restored'. This photo shows a portion of the front grill of a 1956 Cadillac.

Post Processing:

Curve adjustment layer to create added contrast from the original exposure.

Channel Mixer adjustment layer to convert to black and white.

Curve adjustment layer to add the tone.


File: IMG_4636.CR2
File size: 7,194KB
Image Serial Number: 546-4636
Camera Model: Canon EOS 20D
Camera serial number: 0420100366
Firmware: Firmware 2.0.0
Owner: John M. Setzler, Jr.
Date/Time: 2006:02:12 15:42:07
Shutter speed: 1/50 sec
Aperture: 8
Exposure mode: Av
Flash: Off
Metering mode: Evaluative
Drive mode: Continuous: frame 1
ISO: 100
Lens: 24 to 70mm
Focal length: 42mm
AF mode: One-shot AF
Image size: 3504 x 2336
Image quality: Raw
White balance: Auto
Color space: sRGB
Saturation: Normal
Sharpness: Normal
Contrast: Normal
Sharpness level: 0
Tone: Normal
Custom Functions:
CFn 2: Long exposure noise reduction: On
CFn 8: ISO expansion: On

Place: 179 out of 219
Avg (all users): 5.0242
Avg (commenters): 5.2500
Avg (participants): 4.7647
Avg (non-participants): 5.2762
Views since voting: 1113
Views during voting: 305
Votes: 207
Comments: 19
Favorites: 5 (view)

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02/21/2006 05:46:10 PM
unbelievable where this finished!
02/20/2006 09:20:38 AM
I guess people didn't look at it long enough to see the reflection in the grill?...I sure don't see any skyscrapers...

...perhaps it's a "southern" thing...I've known of some guys around here (East TN) who have even gone up in planes and such looking for "project" cars...now that's some dedication.
02/20/2006 12:22:01 AM
Thats an awesome shot, great tones.

02/20/2006 12:11:01 AM

02/20/2006 12:08:47 AM
I'm surprised that most of my commenters can't associate old rusted out cars with country life. I suppose i needed to stand back and show the country environment to prove that it's in the country and not on Times Square :)
 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/19/2006 08:57:25 PM
...please tell me that is just not sitting there rotting...

: }...nice pic too.
02/19/2006 04:53:12 PM
Composition: 5
Technical: 5
Creativity: 7
Appeal: 6 - Nice for a classic car collage or something
Challenge: 3
Overall Score: 4 - (weighted - NOT a calculated average)

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02/18/2006 09:13:23 PM
It's a nice photo of an old car. I like the highlights and tigh composition, but for me personally, it doesn't say "country life."
02/18/2006 12:55:46 PM
Great compsition and nice use of the reflection.
02/15/2006 10:20:01 PM
Very nice picture but DNMC.
02/15/2006 09:10:32 AM
Country Life??
02/13/2006 07:57:19 PM
Doesn't REALLY say Country to me, these cars can be anywhere Great image tho!
02/13/2006 03:46:20 PM
Nice view of an old legend. I can just picture A.P. Carter barreling down the backroads in this thing.
02/13/2006 10:10:31 AM
doesnt say country to me
02/13/2006 06:56:58 AM
Really like the image - a bit of a stretch for the challenge maybe?
02/13/2006 01:20:59 AM
can not see how a 56 Cadillac depicts country life,sorry....3
02/13/2006 12:38:54 AM
very nice black and white and I like the feel of age.
02/13/2006 12:27:23 AM
OOO I have a new fav to add thanks.
02/13/2006 12:24:38 AM
Umm...I'm a little confused how a junkyard Caddy represents country life. There's not even a barn in the reflection. Awsome shot though. I've added it to my favorites.

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