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The Interval Between
The Interval Between
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Challenge: Life II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D100
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
Location: Oslo
Date: Dec 5, 2006
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/3
Galleries: Cityscape, Urban
Date Uploaded: Dec 5, 2006

VR lens is great, but it helps if you turn the function on. D'oh!

In the rain, trying to balance an umbrella strategically in order to keep the rain off, resting the camera on another gravestone (just as well).

8-bits
levels
selective colour (-5 magenta in neutral)
crop
resize to 1024
neat image
various combinations of selective colour and hue/saturation with adjustment layers
resize to 640
neat image
USM save for web

I did quite a lot of processing, in a way, but most of what I did I undid.

Statistics
Place: 129 out of 163
Avg (all users): 4.9412
Avg (commenters): 4.8421
Avg (participants): 4.8000
Avg (non-participants): 4.9938
Views since voting: 643
Views during voting: 312
Votes: 221
Comments: 23
Favorites: 0


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12/13/2006 11:24:48 AM
great oxymoron!
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12/13/2006 08:16:01 AM
This was a great idea. The only thing I see is the focus could be a little sharper. You did convey your idea very well though. Nice job.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/12/2006 02:56:43 PM
COOL PIC
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12/12/2006 10:56:10 AM
I like the juxtaposition of the gravestones against the baby store, life beginning vs. life ending. I imagine it's the low light that caused the unsteady hand. If you're comfortable with it you could of used a tombstone to prop the camera against to help steady it.
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12/12/2006 03:32:41 AM
the idea was great, but the execution is really blurry through camera movement
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12/11/2006 10:51:22 AM
That is a wild composition! I wished something was in focus.
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12/10/2006 03:27:27 PM
Everything seems out of focus.
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12/09/2006 08:34:32 AM
I'm giving this a pretty low score, but want to make a comment just to let you know that I respect your effort here. The choice of the baby shop sign behind the cemetery was well found - and the title makes sure the viewer doesn't miss the meaning. I like that about this entry. The part that made me vote low is the technical quality above all. It feels like it might've been shot out a car window. Now that I think about it, maybe the flimmery, out of focus look is what you're going for. If that's the case, sorry that it didn't work for me.
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12/08/2006 04:18:00 PM
oh wow.. that's messed up to see headstones and babystore side by side... geez...
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12/08/2006 11:44:27 AM
7 for concept.
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12/07/2006 10:00:23 AM
Oh...this is perfect if only it were a little better quality. I guess it's ok (the blur) because then I think it would be wrong to be able to read the names of the dead. I'll go with an 8.
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12/07/2006 07:47:42 AM
Interesting combination. The blur though really takes away from theimage.
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12/07/2006 03:49:52 AM
Bit depressing, lol.
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12/06/2006 08:11:06 PM
Great idea
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12/06/2006 07:28:54 PM
interesting perspective
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12/06/2006 05:45:03 PM
Interesting perspective..but the foreground is a bit too blurry for me.
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12/06/2006 03:41:25 PM
If only you'd...

...taken one step to the left, and angled the camera across so that you had the whole baby shop logo and lost the drain pipe.
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12/06/2006 02:07:42 PM
Well now, quite a place to put a baby shop. The interval here seems so short. Good catch.
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12/06/2006 01:47:59 PM
everything seems a bit fuzzy but like the contrast in subject matter within the image.
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12/06/2006 01:14:05 PM
A good idea, the transposition of life and death. I feel that you could have made more of the framing - it is a shame, for example, that the tall black pinnacle obscures the baby motif. The focus on the gravestones is also off, which means that we can't read the insriptions, and I do feel for this to work it needs the focus to be crisp from front to back.
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12/06/2006 12:44:52 PM
Love the idea. The hedge and the tombstones are blurred. I suppose this is part camera shake, and part limited DOF. Using a tripod and stopping down might have resulted in a better picture.
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12/06/2006 12:33:37 PM
interesting take on the theme. DoF isn't quite working though, with the very OOF gravestones.
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12/06/2006 12:25:47 AM
A bit out of focus -- was this taken from a car? But a really cool idea.
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