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Back to school blues

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Challenge: Leading Lines V (Basic Editing)
Collection: People/Street/Candid
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L IS USM
Location: Audley, Sydney, Australia
Date: Feb 3, 2011
Aperture: f/4
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/1250 sec
Galleries: Black and White, Children
Date Uploaded: Feb 3, 2011

I hope some will appreciate that it is not only the rails of the bridge but the light and shadows that should lead one through the image. I was also going to up the iso and reduce the aperture to have a deep DoF but once I laid on that floor (covered in duck poo) I knew I wanted a shallow DoF otherwise my daughter would be lost. And besides, I much prefer this composition even though I'm sure it will probably suffer in the voting as a result of softer lines.

I had every intention of cloning out the sign at the end of the bridge until I realised this is Basic Editing. Glad I didn't make that mistake.

A friend lent me her L-series lense. For years I have only used my kit lens and the shots I have taken (just snaps) has shown me how much difference there is between quality glass and cheap glass. Alas, I probably will not be able to upgrade for many years. But as my wife reminds me the Box Brownie has produced many wonderful images so I should not be blaming my tools if I can't take interesting shots.

Prediction for this image? Hmmm... I personally feel this should be in the low 6's but judging by my recent performances I will be happy if it reaches 5.5xxx.

Place: 44 out of 123
Avg (all users): 5.4918
Avg (commenters): 7.3333
Avg (participants): 5.4483
Avg (non-participants): 5.5120
Views since voting: 585
Views during voting: 280
Votes: 183
Comments: 6
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/15/2011 09:32:01 PM
great example; high contrast works well.
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02/13/2011 08:26:36 PM
Nice photo, and very true to the theme.
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02/13/2011 02:07:12 PM
Nice perspective
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/12/2011 09:50:03 PM
Great light. Good composition. Good textures.
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02/09/2011 06:08:20 PM
Good use of the lights to lead the way. Too bad about the shadow on her face. If she could have hold a reflector to light up her face it would be perfect.
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02/09/2011 01:23:02 AM
Nice. Really like the low pov.
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