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Jam on the Brakes
Jam on the Brakes
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Challenge: Literalisms (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Date: Nov 15, 2003
Aperture: 32
ISO: 100
Shutter: 90 secs (bulb)
Galleries: Humorous
Date Uploaded: Nov 15, 2003

An English/Australian term.

Unfortunately it may not make sense to Americans who tend to "hit the brake" and where "jam" = "jelly" I think.

I am quite happy with this shot, other than:

1) The jam is a little over sharpened, but I needed to sharpen the rest to this degree (and can't spot sharpen for a challenge). However, it does give the jam a good transparent feel to it as well.

2) I cleaned this area of the bike (rest is still filthy *laugh*) and only later noticed some water marks on the gold, top left area of gold, which annoy me. Too late to reshoot though and it is not annoying enough to make me want to.

The couple of patches of glare I don't mind at all.

Didn't need to do much to this at all, it is pretty much right out of the camera.


Statistics
Place: 5 out of 109
Avg (all users): 6.9424
Avg (commenters): 7.7059
Avg (participants): 6.7183
Avg (non-participants): 7.1765
Views since voting: 3368
Votes: 139
Comments: 25
Favorites: 2 (view)


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01/10/2004 05:49:43 PM
A really excellent shot.
11/26/2003 05:14:54 PM
the funniest :)
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11/26/2003 10:05:26 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club

Well,,, I do believe you've pretty well summed up your image in your comments.

Improvements? I'm assuming the red in the upper left corner is part of the Bike? The fender or some such? For that colour and extra diagonal to not be there is the only thing I can see to change.

As an American, I did know what the phrase was. We do say that here.

Great shot.

JC
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11/24/2003 09:16:22 AM
I loved this, congratulations on a top 10 finish.
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11/24/2003 06:22:11 AM
Now this was a clever idea, congrats on your best scorer so far, and purple ribbon :-)
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11/24/2003 06:20:33 AM
Simon, Comgratulations! Your highest score yet! Looks like the amount of jam wasn't a problem after all! Hope it wasn't too hard to clean up.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/23/2003 05:55:11 PM
The sacrifices people make for art ...
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11/21/2003 06:31:04 PM
too much!! lol...great idea and well capturted.
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11/21/2003 12:18:34 PM
Beautiful crop,10 from me!
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11/19/2003 06:52:28 PM
This shot is great. Bravo on the creativness.. and the willingness to either put jelly on your bike, or the ability to convince someone else to allow you to do it to theirs.
I do wish the focus as a bit more on the jam but over all, excellent shot.
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11/19/2003 01:55:42 PM
very clear and sharp! Nice composition and crop.
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11/18/2003 11:37:39 PM
too funny. hope that jam isn't on my front rotor! great pic.
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11/18/2003 10:14:51 AM
Like the colors, contrast, and different textures. Well done photo and literalism.
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11/17/2003 10:10:57 PM
I love this shot, even if I don\'t know what breaks look like!! This is my favorite
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11/17/2003 09:24:02 PM
Nice detail, nice light. I like the quarter circle composition. The jam just seems to randomly placed - maybe more - all around the curve?
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11/17/2003 03:54:00 PM
Clever! Must have been fun to clean up that mess!
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11/17/2003 02:39:53 PM
The only funny one in the challenge ;) So simple.
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11/17/2003 10:44:08 AM
lol! hilarious! Nice job, this is a great submission :D
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11/17/2003 10:40:06 AM
lol very fun, creative idea....Cracked me up. I like it. Good luck in the challenge.
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11/17/2003 10:11:39 AM
Another good one for Monday morning...
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11/17/2003 09:31:10 AM
very funny
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11/17/2003 07:07:27 AM
Very clever - I like it. But will the Americans get it?
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11/17/2003 06:57:57 AM
Mmmmm... brake jam, Arrrrrrr <drool>. Clever idea.
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11/17/2003 04:50:23 AM
This is funny idea! Nice lighting... Well done
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11/17/2003 02:53:52 AM
suits the title well. 6
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