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Rusted, but not archaic
Rusted, but not archaic

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Challenge: Rusted (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Canon PowerShot A60
Location: Phenix City, Alabama
Date: May 1, 2004
Aperture: F2.8
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/250
Date Uploaded: May 2, 2004

A bridge near the Chattahoochee River in Phenix City, Alabama. Slight increase in contrast.

Place: 128 out of 443
Avg (all users): 5.4722
Avg (commenters): 6.5556
Avg (participants): 5.3314
Avg (non-participants): 5.6810
Views since voting: 749
Votes: 288
Comments: 10
Favorites: 0

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05/12/2004 11:29:26 AM
Thanks for the comments everyone! What I liked about it was that the bridge was solid and clean, even though it was rust-covered. As Dusty mentioned, that was (probably; I didn't notice a company name on it) the intent of the designers. The idea for the the DOF and adjustments to the view angle are spot on; I really, really appreciate these suggestions to help make me a better photographer.
Thanks again
 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/11/2004 10:09:35 PM
scrolling down to comment isee that you might have chosen an angle just inside the right side of the bridge and shot at that angle. you would have still gotten the green on the left which is a nice color contrast and have had more emphasis on the lines of the bridtge and thus, the rust and lost the uninteresting area to the riight in this image. Nice find, focus, exposure.
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05/11/2004 09:51:24 AM
There's a lot of interest in this shot, but I feel like the dramatic lines of the bridge are lost in the background. With a more open aperture that slightly blurred the background I think the subject would be more highlighted. If it were possible to get a lower and more to the right point of view, the sweeping curves of the bridge side might be more emphasized as well. I like the desing elements overall - you've got an eye for a good image!
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05/10/2004 10:26:30 PM
Composition: Subject Placement, Cropping, Background 9
Technical: Focus, Exposure, Lighting, Processing 10
Appeal: Is it Interesting, Motivating, Etc.? 8
How well does it meet the challenge: 10
Total Averaged Rating 9.25 Dick
05/10/2004 10:08:36 PM
The spring leaves work very well in bringing life to the dull brown of rust my eye is led to the far supporting arch, but the rest of the picture seems out of harmony with the line of that arch. A more traditional look down the bridge might serve this subject better than the one chosen.

A 4.
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05/07/2004 09:08:14 AM
I think I know where this is....is it in Herman park in Houston? would like to know after the challenge
05/07/2004 08:49:59 AM
Composition: Subject Placement, Cropping, Background 6
Technical: Focus, Exposure, Lighting, Processing 6
Appeal: Is it Interesting, Motivating, Etc. 5
How well does it meet the challenge: 8
Total Averaged Rating(Rounded) 6
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/06/2004 08:57:10 AM
Really nice
05/05/2004 11:18:50 AM
I recently saw a TV program on the company that makes these bridges. They make them with the express intent that they rust. Great Photo!
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05/05/2004 02:03:29 AM
Diagonal composition works very well.
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