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But baby you can drive my car... ... and maybe I love you
But baby you can drive my car... ... and maybe I love you

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Beatles Song/Lyrics (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D
Location: Tuscany, Italy
Date: May 30, 2006
Aperture: 5,6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 125
Galleries: Cityscape, Transportation
Date Uploaded: May 30, 2006

A travel shot from Tuscany, Italy. Desaturated all channels except red. Adjusted levels and curves.

I did not know about the challenge when I went to Italy, just tried to find something among my travel shots.

Place: 108 out of 273
Avg (all users): 5.6318
Avg (commenters): 6.0000
Avg (participants): 5.4800
Avg (non-participants): 5.7175
Views since voting: 920
Views during voting: 386
Votes: 277
Comments: 13
Favorites: 0

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06/07/2006 07:46:27 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

This is a cute take on the challenge. It does meet the Beatles song lyrics/title requirement, but I think it's downfall in voting was probably the fact that it looks more like a vacation snapshot than a planned image for submission in a contest. The composition is a bit too centered. Perhaps cropping on the left and getting in a bit closer would help. It also appears that they are just walking by the car and not actually attempting to drive it, so that might have played on your score a bit. However, 5.6 is nothing to sneeze at. I'd take it and run. ;)

Keep shooting and let me know if you have any questions. :)

Take care,
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/06/2006 10:46:10 PM
very effective...glad this isn't cropped any tighter..love the sense of place..
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06/06/2006 04:36:31 PM
it works but lacks pop
06/05/2006 04:09:52 AM
nice shot...obviously candid...I just wish we could see more of her
06/04/2006 01:09:46 AM
crop on left would have improved it I think ... but I love the feeling
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06/03/2006 08:47:24 AM
the woman behind the man is a bit distracting. probably would have been better w/nobody in the shot and just the car and wall
06/01/2006 10:10:35 PM
Nice shot, but fitting it to the title is hard for me. I don't get any feeling of a connection between the people and the car, nor the people to themselves for that matter.
05/31/2006 08:43:30 PM
Neat setting! The splash of red in the skirt really makes the photo.
05/31/2006 07:04:14 PM
Maybe if she was in front of him, with her red skirt contrasting with the most B&W environment... What do you think?
05/31/2006 03:28:15 PM
I want that car!
05/31/2006 12:04:49 PM
you haven't got the lyric quite right. Nice photo though
05/31/2006 08:56:23 AM
I've got no car and it's breaking my heart,
but I found this shrimpy three-wheeler and that's a start
05/31/2006 12:46:48 AM
Made me laugh, well done!

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