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Rue du Champ-de-Mars
Rue du Champ-de-Mars
mariomel


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Challenge: Road Signs Re-revisited (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO Macro Super II for Canon
Location: Rue du Champ-de-Mars, Old Montreal, Qc
Date: Jan 20, 2004
Aperture: F 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200 s
Galleries: Abstract, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Jan 20, 2004

This is a retake of an image that I took a few months ago. I really liked it, so I decided to reshoot it for this challenge. It is the side of the Montreal Courthouse, in Old Montreal. The first time I saw this, I was waiting to pay a parking ticket, and noticed the textures on the wall as the sunlight hit it in the mid afternoon. This time, I chose to keep it in colour. Here is a link to my original attempt.

In PS7: slight rotate, slight crop, levels, resize, reduce all the saturation (except red) to zero, slightly more levels, very slight USM, Gaussian blur and fade to 25%, border.

Statistics
Place: 16 out of 202
Avg (all users): 6.4395
Avg (commenters): 8.1563
Avg (participants): 6.3211
Avg (non-participants): 6.5324
Views since voting: 2297
Votes: 248
Comments: 38
Favorites: 8 (view)


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02/29/2004 06:19:15 AM
Very nicely done! True photo marksman. Great work!
01/28/2004 04:15:18 PM
i must say that i thought this was jbeguin as well.
01/28/2004 08:25:15 AM
Originally posted by pitsaman:

Is this JBeguin,nice 3-D contrast!


Kosta this is EXACTLY what I thought too. Personally if someone mistaked me for JJB, I'd consider it quite the compliment
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/27/2004 10:44:11 PM
Fantastic.. nicely abstrat with wonderful detail and use of light 10
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01/27/2004 09:18:59 PM
Is this JBeguin,nice 3-D contrast!
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01/27/2004 09:11:07 PM
Great shapes and pattern. Just very interesting image to look at. The sign stands out from the grey background. Good sharpness. Love the depth of it. Really well done.
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01/27/2004 05:03:23 PM
Interesting study in pattern and geometric shape. An appealing photo. Nicely done.
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01/27/2004 04:29:17 PM
Very interesting composition, lovely tones and texture, and a smart sign too. Very neat and hangable. If anything, it's a little wide of the brief as the sign isn't technically a road sign but it's seen from the road. But it doesn't really matter since I would much prefer to see a shot like this repetively than a shot that simply wins a challenge. [9]
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01/27/2004 01:05:19 PM
I really like how you achieved a soft look on the had bricks. Makes for a nice contrast and composition. Very nice lines here.
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01/27/2004 11:34:23 AM
This is beautiful. I really like the muted tones and crisp shapes. Simple, very nice!
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01/26/2004 10:16:06 PM
Montreal? I went there last week. Did'nt find the inspiration. Seems that you'd find it. Very well done. -9
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01/26/2004 07:29:47 PM
Very very beautiful shot - your control of this exposure is so assured - the over-exposing of the lateral planes here gives an Escher-like optical illusion if one looks for too long - you lose the ability to see the true depth of the image in a confusion of different planes. Only slight draw-back is that it's more about the wall than the sign, but that's a minor point in such a good shot. 9
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01/26/2004 03:22:32 AM
Beautiful photograph.
01/25/2004 11:19:52 PM
I really like this for the design and simplicity. I like the way you framed it and kept it really straight. Nice job
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01/25/2004 05:28:35 AM
Good composition.
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01/25/2004 02:57:02 AM
Gorgeous graphic shot! Technically un-improveable, artistically delightful! This is eye candy! Magnéléphant!
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01/24/2004 10:56:48 PM
Great color and break up, I don't speak this language so I don't know what it means but it works. Good line alignment.
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01/24/2004 03:41:54 PM
I like the pattern of the wall. The only thing is that the edges are blown out on the left side of each wall.
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01/24/2004 03:24:47 PM
Hmmmm... Have you won a lot of ribbons? This just has that kind of feel. I know this feeling too, of something familiar even if you don't know what it is. Its classic. Great feel. I like the lines and shapes. Maybe I'm way off? 9
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01/24/2004 12:57:24 PM
simple, yet extravagant...
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01/24/2004 11:58:19 AM
Plain colours. Plain subject. Plain image. I love it. I gave it a 10 for its courageous and striking simplicity.
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01/24/2004 08:25:26 AM
Superb Pictures, great levels and contrast ... !
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01/23/2004 04:22:52 PM
great shot, composition, and simplicity. fine job.
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01/23/2004 04:34:37 AM
So simple, but impressive! Nice cut!
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01/22/2004 11:16:36 PM
An optical illusion. Good.
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01/22/2004 08:07:11 PM
You've captured very nice, bold contrasts. In my personal taste I like this, although I can see how it wouldn't be for everyone. Stick to your own judgment when it comes to what style works in your photos at any given time..
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01/22/2004 01:53:44 PM
You made something very common beautiful. Excellent shot.
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01/22/2004 01:26:51 PM
Nice shapes going on here. And the little bit of red just stands out so well! 9
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01/22/2004 11:12:52 AM
Very simple but composition is excellent, lines are straight. Great shot.
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01/22/2004 08:47:08 AM
Simple and effective. The only thing that i don´t like in this photo is the direction of the light - i think the elements that are receiving the lateral light are a little bit disturbing.
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01/22/2004 12:04:50 AM
Great composition. I also like the color contrast.
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01/21/2004 08:52:27 PM
very pleasing patterns.
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01/21/2004 04:09:32 PM
Excellent! Great composure
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01/21/2004 09:26:20 AM
spartan, yet dynamic composition. i love the color and texture of the bricks. you angled this just right for capturing the geometry of the pattern properly. nice work.
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01/21/2004 09:14:32 AM
Very nice. Great composition and contrast. Sets mood.
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01/21/2004 08:17:53 AM
I really love this photo.. this is excellent work.
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01/21/2004 06:18:53 AM
The texture on the stone almost makes it look like a drawing.
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01/21/2004 12:32:21 AM
Very nice, I like the contrast, lighting and sharpness.
Even though in the US I wouldn't consider this to be a "Road Sign"
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