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Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Tamron AF 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di II for Canon
Location: Waldorf, MD
Date: Feb 3, 2008
Date Uploaded: Feb 3, 2008

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Comments: 22
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Two regrets on this one. I took it through the front window of the car. I had spotted the image and got this capture and was ready to get out and get a better version when my daughter returned. As it was time to go I ended up making do with this version which seem a bit on the grainy side. Second I would have liked to have centered my self more between the two benches

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03/01/2008 03:51:19 PM
I like this a lot. You could easily put some sharp on it and make it pop with a highpass or USM treatment. Wondering what would happen to the whole if you used a black point (set curve black) on the bench and then set white point on the wall? The perspective is fine. Not being centered adds a tons of uniqueness to this. Great shot.
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03/01/2008 12:19:46 PM
This is a slice of life, straight off of so many main streets the world over. You know what you would do to change it, but it has a nice feel as it is.
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02/06/2008 02:08:48 PM
I do like the composition. So simple and balanced. Really catches your eye. I agree with you on the grain - I think it kind of dulls the contrast. It would be nice to see these benches pop from the background. So now that you've done it once, get back and do it again the way you envision it!
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02/06/2008 05:37:46 AM
Good composition. I like the simplicity of this.
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02/06/2008 02:41:08 AM
I like the tension caused by the two benches and the slight off center shot.
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02/06/2008 01:38:11 AM
I've been in the "I wish I would have" boat too, lol. Cool crop to this shot!
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02/05/2008 07:45:51 PM
If I had a nickel for every time I say "I wish I had..." well, I'd be in Tahiti right now. I guess it's just part of the learning experience. At least you know what you'd do different next time. I like the proportions of this shot. Almost seems like a mural.
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02/05/2008 03:38:25 PM
I like the symmetry here and wonder how it would look with just a tad bit more on the top. It looks like some nice verticals there that may enhance the symmetry even more.
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02/05/2008 02:33:33 PM
Although the picture isn't exactly how you wanted it to be, I think it turned out nicely. It has a nice old feel to it with the grain. I could just picture a couple of elderly people sitting there reminicing.

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02/05/2008 11:32:38 AM
Pairs, harmony. Yet, threes, fives, and sevens, achieve an unbalanced playful composition. I think about what I have learned from studying Japanese gardening and my life in China and Far Eastern arts. Symmetry and asymmetry; I can appreciate both. You remind me to look further into this subject with my own camera.
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02/05/2008 11:16:35 AM
Oh drats..I hate it when that happens. Nice try anyway. ewww..smoking haha..
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02/05/2008 12:37:13 AM
Lovely gentle image - love the 'pairing'
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02/05/2008 12:26:35 AM
Nice, but small and grainy. Think it needs a better title.
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02/04/2008 07:17:29 PM
Agree with what you and others say about symmetry. Nice lines provided by benches, windows, window shades, etc.
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02/04/2008 03:42:17 PM
I think your comments already mention what you could do to improve, a simple shot yet begs for stories. I actually like the crop as it focusses us on the subjects.

Just had a wander through your portfolio and if you ever get stuck for a submission here I'd love you to reshoot this (or re edit). With some minor adjustements this would be a corker :)

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02/04/2008 01:58:23 PM
The neat thing about this scene is you can go back and revisit it. Only next time, have your daughter sit on one of those benches. I'm into symmetry as much as the next person - probably more - but to break it in some way, as with a person here, really adds a spark sometimes.
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02/04/2008 12:55:41 AM
Nice shot Larry - take one step to the right and you've nailed it - so for a hurried shot, pretty damn good.
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02/03/2008 10:43:03 PM
The balance looks great. The grain is a distraction....still the shot causes one to think and I like that.
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02/03/2008 10:33:15 PM
nice balance shot. maybe you can get back there and work on it a bit more.
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02/03/2008 09:01:34 PM
The number of symmetries is awesome nonetheless, and combined with the outstanding dark tones of the 2 benches (vs the much lighter ones of the other elements) makes a very pleasingly solid (bench!) statement.
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02/03/2008 04:53:45 PM
the potential of a scene like this is significant - where are the people? have they all quit smoking?
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02/03/2008 04:33:40 PM
I like this image - a bit static, but that conveys an interesting mood here. I just wish your submission were a bit bigger - I'm missing some detail because the pic is so small
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