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Kipling Was Wrong!
Kipling Was Wrong!

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Challenge: Free Study (Classic Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Olympus D-490Z
Location: Albany, California, USA
Date: Jul 13, 2002
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/320
Galleries: Humorous, Travel
Date Uploaded: Jul 14, 2002

A substantial section of East Bay freeway is shared by Interstates 80 and 580 -- but is designated as West for one and East for the other.

Place: 154 out of 175
Avg (all users): 4.2620
Avg (commenters): 4.2727
Avg (participants): 4.1620
Avg (non-participants): 4.3450
Views since voting: 1596
Votes: 313
Comments: 23
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07/23/2002 01:31:00 AM
The quotation I should have referenced more directly is "East is East and West is West and the twain shall never meet."
I later figured out I should have titled it either "The Twain Meet Here" or "Twain Station." I'd also had an idea to add on a hand-lettered sign reading "Welcome Tourists!" but fogot to take the materials with me for that. If we were allowed non-standard crops I would have taken off the bottoms of the highway number signs, but I guess I was trying to "disguise" the actual location -- maybe I should have just included the whole sign.

 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/21/2002 10:32:00 PM
Sorry, not getting the joke. This looks like it could use a little sharpening to bring out a crisp focus. The bottoms of the two interstate signs at the top of the screen are distracting. Since I don't get the joke, I'm hesitant to suggest any alternative crops.
07/21/2002 08:25:00 PM
07/21/2002 12:39:00 PM
I don't like when pictures need a name to give them meaning, the whole point of photograpy is visual expression.
07/19/2002 05:31:00 AM
?? (about the title)
Nice light, but why the top signs are not included or totally excluded?
07/19/2002 03:12:00 AM
Guess I need to read Kipling to figure this one out.
07/19/2002 01:23:00 AM
Love the concept... Think I'd like to see the route numbers... 6 sjgleah
07/18/2002 08:41:00 AM
nice colors
07/17/2002 10:12:00 PM
Hmm... I guess you are just looking south - is that so original? Sorry, but nothing there...
07/17/2002 01:55:00 PM
Nice crisp colors and framing, though maybe tilted a little. My only suggestion would be to crop the bottom of the interstate signs at the top out leaving just East West and arrow. karmat
07/17/2002 10:13:00 AM
07/16/2002 04:53:00 PM
Cutting of the top signs ruined this for me.
07/16/2002 03:05:00 PM
I like the color in this photo but I wish the depth of field was a little more shallow to blur out the background.. I would have also attempted to shoot this sign straight on to eliminate the perspective tilt... = 6 - jmsetzler
07/16/2002 01:55:00 PM
Funn, The color seems to be off a bit, Maybe the contrast.
07/16/2002 11:08:00 AM
The bottom of the signs at the top need to go, other wise nice pix.
07/16/2002 10:47:00 AM
Funny. I wish they had allowed for different image dimensions for this. I'd like to see the top partial signs cropped out. 5 Lisa
07/15/2002 08:52:00 PM
I dont get the Kipling was wrong title. also I dont look at the title when judging the pictures. its afterall the picture that is being judged.
Since the title obviously ties it together and though I read alot kipling isnt a favorite. the extra chopped portion of the shields at the top is a distraction
07/15/2002 05:18:00 PM
Creative shot. Well done, I like it. Kee
07/15/2002 04:18:00 PM
07/15/2002 04:14:00 PM
so this is the twain?
07/15/2002 03:40:00 PM
Well taken photo. Joke notwithstanding, low interest, but very good focus, etc. 5 Swash
07/15/2002 08:11:00 AM
07/15/2002 03:28:00 AM
I havent really read Kipling, so I dont understand the title. Interesting shot in any case.

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