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Rural Graffiti
Rural Graffiti

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Challenge: High Contrast II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: Ontario
Date: Oct 1, 2006
Aperture: f6.3
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Black and White, Rural
Date Uploaded: Oct 1, 2006

A abandoned grain silo, next to the train tracks. I wanted to go with a stark look...hoping to emphasize the degradation and neglect. The graffiti intrigued me...without a subway to tag, this is where the kids from a small town are left to hit.
I toyed with making this a quadtone, but decided I liked it better this way.

Crop, levels, curves, calculations-overlay, curves again, smart sharpen, added border, save for web.

Place: 57 out of 396
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Views since voting: 869
Views during voting: 222
Votes: 166
Comments: 5
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06/12/2007 06:06:42 PM
Love the use of contrast here, and especially like how everything gradually disappears into black at the top.
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10/17/2006 09:13:45 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club

Interesting image with lots to look at and composed so that it is a pleasure to linger. I like the way it is stopped at top and bottom with darkness (and I looked at it many different ways on my monitor).

You selected a good crop here, I think.

I also like the way you made your lens work in your favor in this image by having the towers lean in towards something strong in the middle. The bleakness indicated by the strong black & white, coupled with the graffiti make this a good, compelling image.

Considering the tough field of competition in this Challenge, I'll just say, "Good one" and let it go at that.

Keep up the good work, and a reminder: there's always room in the Critique Club for people of your caliber if you have a little time to spare.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/09/2006 11:24:02 PM
cool abstract quality. 7
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10/09/2006 09:17:36 AM
Great location, very good interpretation of the challenge.
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10/04/2006 03:09:00 PM
i really like this, great eye!

Message edited by author 2006-10-12 02:43:25.
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