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Driving Pass Carmen
Driving Pass Carmen

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Challenge: DPC Cinema (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon PowerShot S500
Location: Marina, CA
Date: May 7, 2006
Galleries: Snapshot, Landscape
Date Uploaded: May 7, 2006

As an english major, it kinda sucks i totally messed on my title. oh well, it happens. but this was my first challenge in 2 months and i was really thinking of letting my membership run out. but with this awesome score and 2 favorites, i'm gonna have to continue my membership =).

Place: 52 out of 207
Avg (all users): 6.0400
Avg (commenters): 6.4286
Avg (participants): 5.8300
Avg (non-participants): 6.2500
Views since voting: 1315
Views during voting: 513
Votes: 200
Comments: 17
Favorites: 1 (view)

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05/19/2006 05:01:23 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club.
What I like about your shot is the strong leading line, I also like that this leading line is also the only color and it certainly grabs your attn. It also seems to make me feel like the distance between the person and the car is greater. I might of liked the car even a bit further down the road.
I also really like this girls expression, it is so flat and 'left' looking.

What I think needed a bit of help is the highlights on her back, could maybe use the burn tool or perhaps shadows and highlights to reduce it a little. The other thing is that you need to rotate your horizon a bit to the right. I got a real thing against crooked horizons.

Though I do not need to say it probably....past.
keep up the good work.
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05/15/2006 08:12:08 PM
Glad to see this did well and hope to see more soon.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/14/2006 08:40:09 PM
Driving PAST Carmen? or Drivers Pass Carmen. But surely not Driving Pass Carmen. English aside, I like the photo and give it an 8.
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05/12/2006 10:24:04 PM
that would be past. driving past carmen. not gonna doc you for it though.
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05/12/2006 08:00:47 PM
Very creative with a poignant sense of humor. Bump.
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05/12/2006 11:27:32 AM
the b/w conversion seems to take the contrast off. You may try to enhance contrast a bit and the b/w will look better IMO
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05/11/2006 08:13:37 PM
Very nice. I'd like it even more without ubiqutous selective desaturation, but that's just me...
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05/10/2006 11:02:58 PM
I know this goes in with your title, but I think it would be a much better image without the car. However, in this case it really is the begining of a story. you have some overexposed spots on her shirt & skirt. I like the composition.
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05/10/2006 06:56:53 PM
i assume you meant past. I like the photo and the desat.good job
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05/10/2006 06:59:33 AM
Love this. Title excellent. Image goes well. Composition excellent, colors good. 9 Back just to say, I missread the title as Driving Past Carmen, which I like better. Think that's what you may have meant. Still at least a nine for me.
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05/09/2006 08:35:48 PM
I like this, and that worries me because I really don't like selective desaturation. So maybe liking it is like catching yourself humming an Abba song; embarrassing. So I tried it in full mono, and the awful truth is that your selective desat really did work. But I will convince myself that you could have achieved the same effect with dodge & burn or some other "legitimate" means. The idea, the composition and the actual photograph are all terrific, but I am determined to dislike the processing. Especially as I am now humming that bloody awful "Mama Mia". BTW, maybe you meant "Driving Past Carmen" but I hope not. 7.
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05/09/2006 03:29:57 PM
I imagine this is one of those slow-moving "psychological" indie road movies about Carmen as she hitchhikes across the countryside. The strange thing about the picture is that she's standing in the middle of the road, which is a really bad place to hitchhike. Maybe she's overly aggressive about it. She does have an aggressive look on her face. Anything to make the movie more interesting! Good job. (p.s. I think you mean "Driving Past Carmen") (p.p.s. clever name)
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05/09/2006 06:08:24 AM
Great shot. I love the dramatic mood in this one. That empty road with just one car.
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05/09/2006 04:48:19 AM
i tone like the border, overall good photo
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05/09/2006 01:45:16 AM
Like the desat
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05/08/2006 06:21:51 PM
Really striking image. I am not 100% keen on the desat, but do not mind it too much here. Might have been nice to have her whole shadow in frame.
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05/08/2006 02:11:34 AM
pass or past? While this may seem trivial to some, I think it is important to make sure your title has the correct spelling and meanings.
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