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Acid wash
Acid wash
Melethia


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Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Lensbaby Composer
Location: Santa Barbara
Date: Feb 2, 2010
Galleries: Lensbaby
Date Uploaded: Feb 5, 2010

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Comments: 19
Favorites: 4 (view)

Cleaning the sidewalks in downtown Santa Barbara.

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01/03/2012 01:13:52 AM
Oh, cool, love it. He's lost his head.
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05/05/2010 11:09:15 PM
Fabulous!
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05/05/2010 10:51:07 PM
Pick this! Pick this! The title is sooooooooo perfect too :)
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05/05/2010 10:24:52 PM
Splendid!
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02/08/2010 09:12:46 PM
I just love this: the slight tilt, the acid wash, the position of the man, the hose guiding our eyes into the action... i really, really enjoy this!
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02/07/2010 03:36:53 AM
This is quite stunning Deb - perfect crop and processing for the shot.

There is almost an unspoken elegance to the picture with the LB picking out the site that is the anchor point to the picture and provides us with all the detail we need to know. It almost like a visual jigsaw where the key piece has just dropped into place.

The explanation on the sign, and the wet sidewalk beneath it tie this up and explain to us what is happening objectively, while subjectively we then fill in the details of the street cleaner, fading out of focus - becoming one with the background ( as they are to so many people ) vague shapes of road and building, all of it ephemera, something to be noticed, but not dwelt on, as we are brought back again to the relationship between the sign, the sidewalk, and the booted foot of the cleaner. The this is made stronger by the fact that the guy is clearly caught in movement, while the sidewalk looks empty, he is busy doing his work adding a dynamic aspect to this, and the hose gives us a nice leading line drawing our eye across the picture element by element.

And as if that's not enough rambling - the acid wash is perfect to gently lift this scene out of the ordinary, which is an odd dichotomy in itself, as on one hand the whole strength of the picture is how you have captured something so very ordinary that we could so easily walk by - but it needs this extra lift, almost to force us to pause and realise how unique it is.

Anyway - I like it

:- )
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02/07/2010 02:15:38 AM
Great sweet spot on the sign; I like that the sign was left yellow and the rest has the duotone feel. I like how you caught the worker in the glare of the sun and the starkness of the silhouette that gradually goes to blur. A great lensbaby and blur shot.
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02/07/2010 12:38:48 AM
So great Deb. Stunning lighting and excellent tone!
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02/06/2010 03:43:06 PM
Now this I like! Oh you are going to have so much more back lit sunny pics now you are in CA! I for one am happy for that and look forward to your latest creations.
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02/06/2010 11:47:32 AM
in the streets
the work continues
rain or shine
day or night

drudgery builds
with acid tones
no sign
of change
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02/06/2010 11:26:21 AM
This is super! In NY sometimes they set out Wet Floor signs when washing sidewalks -
I think it's kind of funny. I really love all the tilts and blurs here.
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02/05/2010 06:58:00 PM
lovely work, Deb!
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02/05/2010 05:11:34 PM
Right up the road. :) You made the everyday a piece of art. Will be interested to see your So. Ca. pics.
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02/05/2010 03:22:58 PM
Another terrific image, Deb! The colors work so well here!
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02/05/2010 03:13:58 PM
This is just terrific, Deb. Lensbaby+colorprocessing+you = awesomeness. When I see this it makes me want a lensbaby, though other people have related that its use isn't intuitive.
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02/05/2010 03:00:50 PM
My type of photo! Great!
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02/05/2010 12:27:20 PM
Sweet with the disappearing head. Love the huge bokeh and the atmosphere of this image.
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02/05/2010 10:20:13 AM
Tilted horizon...blown highlights...camera movement...missed focus...incorrect color balance...a perfect photo!!! ;) Love this!!!

...oh wait, rule of thirds...I'm going to have to take points off! :P
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02/05/2010 09:08:07 AM
Very cool, nice point of focus on the sign.
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