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Sign of Old
Sign of Old
Rgarcia


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Challenge: Road Signs Re-revisited (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S5000 Z
Location: San Josť, Costa Rica
Date: Jan 14, 2004
Aperture: F/4.9
ISO: 160
Shutter: 1/446
Galleries: Urban, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jan 15, 2004

This was taken in my neighborhood at one of the intersections of an abandoned railroad track. The building is more than a 100 years old.
I modified the original to sepia and then sharpened it.

Statistics
Place: 11 out of 202
Avg (all users): 6.5854
Avg (commenters): 7.4000
Avg (participants): 6.4722
Avg (non-participants): 6.6739
Views since voting: 2689
Votes: 246
Comments: 26
Favorites: 5 (view)


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05/16/2006 11:30:21 AM
I've never seen this. It is excellent. It's fun to find some old images and bring them back to the forefront. Perfect leading line and the post editing is exquisite. I love the overall aged look of it. I can see why it did so well when you entered it. BRAVO
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02/04/2004 09:08:28 AM
Originally posted by Gordon:

I like the old, sepia feel of this that you've added - it works well with the crumbling buildings and weather worn sign.

The wires through the scene jar it back to reality though and break the mood that you were building I think.


You're right, but I couldn't spot edit for the challenge though. Anyway, I really enjoyed the idea of this picture because I'd been wanting to take it for some time now. Many of my friends really like it, and a cousin even asked for a print in order to use it as a model for a pencil drawing project of his.
02/03/2004 10:33:15 AM
I like the old, sepia feel of this that you've added - it works well with the crumbling buildings and weather worn sign.

The wires through the scene jar it back to reality though and break the mood that you were building I think.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/26/2004 04:17:57 AM
I like the sepia effect.
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01/25/2004 11:34:50 PM
Like your sepia treatment for this nice shot
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01/25/2004 05:52:33 PM
I like the use of sepia tones with this shot.
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01/24/2004 10:26:40 PM
GOOD PICTURE
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01/24/2004 05:59:15 PM
Great toning. The color of this sign is really authentic like an old photo. Great shot. I think this one should do pretty well 8
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01/24/2004 11:09:00 AM
I like the picture and the effect, if I were to criticise at all it would be that the sign just doesn't stand out enough. Maybe a different angle would have helped.
Still a good one should do well,
Paul.
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01/24/2004 02:53:35 AM
This is one of my favorite of the challenge. The worn out R/R sign and the worn down building all fit together nicely here. I actually even like the wires in this shot, they give this a feel of having been left behind to wither away. Great color tone and detail. 8
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01/23/2004 07:22:44 PM
I like the mood of this photo, it has an old look to it. It might be just me but it seems a little out of focus. There is also a little too much going on in the scene.
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01/23/2004 04:13:01 PM
beautfiul and consistent photo, my [second]favorite of this challenge. 9.
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01/22/2004 11:35:20 AM
Nice old feel with the color. Wish you'd included more of the tracks and bottom of the sign or cropped the out entirely. Nice textures, very different feel than all the bright and glaring modern roadsigns.
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01/22/2004 03:30:41 AM
Liked this one. Sepia tone is perfect in setting the mood. Would be great if we could magic the wires away, but this is not possible with these rules.
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01/21/2004 06:00:34 PM
NICE...looks like a postcard!
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01/21/2004 04:13:40 PM
Good contender for this week's winner
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01/21/2004 02:50:25 PM
A very unique look here. I can't wait to find out exactly what you did. Good entry.
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01/21/2004 12:30:23 PM
Very nicely done sepia image. We better have the photo date verified for this challenge. Nice job.
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01/21/2004 11:38:45 AM
I like it a lot! Only thing is that its such a busy photos that the eye is not drawn to the sign. Perhaps a different angle would be better.
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01/21/2004 11:26:56 AM
Really has a overall old feel.
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01/21/2004 10:56:30 AM
this has a good range of textures, and shadows, but it seems the subject is lacking punch. and seems to blend in to the BG too much.

i think i would like to see this with out the toning, just BW

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01/21/2004 09:16:52 AM
The sepia really makes this photo. Good Job!
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01/21/2004 07:42:16 AM
sign blends into distracting background quite a bit. Nice tone though.
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01/21/2004 02:07:11 AM
nice tone!
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01/21/2004 12:49:54 AM
Really old. Neat tones, looks great. I would like to see a few of the power lines removed but this is very good. I hope you do well in the challenge. Good luck.
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01/21/2004 12:35:35 AM
Very nice picture!
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