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Absurd Prohibition
Absurd Prohibition

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Challenge: Street Photography (Advanced Editing V)
Collection: Silly Stuff
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Nikon
Location: Alexandria, VA
Date: Feb 16, 2007
Aperture: F/8
ISO: 300
Shutter: 1/3200
Galleries: Urban, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Feb 16, 2007

Not a lot of people out and about this week 'cuz it's too cold, so I looked for some other sort of irony to photograph and found this sign on a frozen fountain. No one else even seemed to notice as they hurried by. The absurdity of the prohibition in winter is that no one is likely to defy it; in summer it's another one of those old-fashioned "simple pleasures" that got the fun regulated out of it, probably for fear of some sort of lawsuit.

I may get low scores for not including people, but maybe it will make a few people smile.

PP - cropped, converted to duotone, made 3 layers, increased contrast and changed white balance to bluish on bottom, set black point on middle and white on top, set top 2 layers to 50% transparency, merged 'em all, resized, burned distracting line in background, sharpened

Place: 261 out of 288
Avg (all users): 4.7763
Avg (commenters): 3.5000
Avg (participants): 4.5288
Avg (non-participants): 5.0000
Views since voting: 573
Views during voting: 385
Votes: 219
Comments: 5
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02/26/2007 10:20:51 AM
Tee hee. . .this is funny. And yes, it did make me smile :)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/22/2007 10:59:42 AM
made me laugh. great title.
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02/20/2007 09:42:17 AM
nice shot, shadows and light work well
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02/19/2007 04:39:34 PM
Well, I might want to swim there, after all I could have umm.... Well, It is a good image anyways, somewhat minimalistic.
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02/19/2007 12:37:20 PM
Where are the people?
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