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2004 Mermaid Festival Garden Tractor Pulls
2004 Mermaid Festival Garden Tractor Pulls

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Newspaper (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Nikon D70
Location: North Webster, IN
Date: Jun 19, 2004
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/1000
Galleries: Black and White, Photojournalism
Date Uploaded: Jun 22, 2004

I live right down the street from where our small town holds their annual festival. I was sitting in the house Saturday when my wife told me she heard the garden tractor pulls. So, I grabbed my backpack and walked down to the pulls and took a few shots. Unfortunately, I got there just has the super-modified (or whatever they call them) garden tractors got done. Those things were pretty cool looking.

Cropped, levels, contrast, saturation, desaturated, resized, USM, added 3% noise.

Place: 147 out of 232
Avg (all users): 4.9847
Avg (commenters): 5.0000
Avg (participants): 4.6990
Avg (non-participants): 5.1709
Views since voting: 1755
Views during voting: 339
Votes: 261
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/27/2004 09:39:35 AM
Hmm, Mermaid Festival...don't see this in that photo. I'd expect at least a tail sticking out somewhere.
06/25/2004 11:58:36 AM
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06/23/2004 09:40:03 PM
Your title got me wondering if there was such a thing as the Mermaid Festival garden tractor pull, sure enough there is. I would have liked to have seen just a bit more of what was being towed.
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06/23/2004 02:06:00 PM
nice shot for local paper. whats a mermaid festival? 7
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06/23/2004 07:09:44 AM
Nice! Lost a little detail in the black areas though. Composition is ok. I would've taken it at a lower angle.
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06/23/2004 05:30:32 AM
Pretty good photo, Too cropped. (I'd like to see how much exactly that tractor is pulling.) Might I also suggest a polarizing filter? There is some reflection covering the man's face which would be nice if it wasn't there. Good job.
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06/23/2004 02:29:20 AM
well that sure is something you don't see everyday...at least not in my town. those are some serious wheels on that.....lawn tractor.
06/23/2004 12:47:04 AM
why b&w, but nice...

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