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Ghosts of a brilliant past...
Ghosts of a brilliant past...

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Challenge: Obvious Tripod (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Pentax K7
Location: Le Plessis Robinson - France
Date: Jun 19, 2011
Aperture: F13
ISO: 100
Shutter: 15
Galleries: Transportation, History
Date Uploaded: Jun 19, 2011

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An old "renault" with the crowd passing mostly dressed in the 1900 's fashion.

Place: 31 out of 89
Avg (all users): 6.0982
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 6.1458
Avg (non-participants): 6.0783
Views since voting: 774
Views during voting: 368
Votes: 163
Comments: 11
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/26/2011 12:59:31 PM
Neat idea,perhaps less car would have improved the shot ?
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06/25/2011 07:22:46 PM
Love the shot...the car is a bit bold, though,
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06/25/2011 04:11:05 PM
The people are ghosts for the old automobile to view.
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06/22/2011 04:09:02 PM
There's a very good idea here: a human-made machine witnessing its creators life passing by. Ironical, isn't it?

Technically, I think the composition is the main weakness of the shot, since the silhouettes are not clearly visible at a glance. Perhaps with the car taking less place in the frame, and the crowd walking behind but also in front of it, with a shorter exposition so that humanoid shapes are easily spotted.
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06/21/2011 08:16:18 PM
would also do well in the current sepia challenge - good luck
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06/21/2011 04:15:09 PM
Obvious use of a tripod, or any other long-term stabilization tool (1-10 *is not the score of the shot though*): 10
Nice sharp foreground with massive time lapse happening at the same time with the people walking.
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06/21/2011 03:25:34 PM
I really like the car in the foreground and the ghostly figures behind it, but I'd like to see a little more definition in the figures.
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06/21/2011 12:42:24 PM
Lovely photo, really effective, i would like to see this do well.
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06/21/2011 12:13:28 AM
By far my favorite in the challenge. Many others were excellent as well, but almost all were something I had seen before. This is a very unique piece. Obviously the ghosting effects of long exposures have been utilized extensively in many other photographs, but none so exquisitely as in this piece. This photograph gives a sense of "peering into the past" while hiding behind the vehicle. The grayscale effect is much needed here, and perfectly adds to the feeling of the times, bringing the overall feeling of the piece together. The absolute clarity of the vehicle, and even the reflections on the fender, make a very important contrast to the out of focus background blurring of the people. It is just one more part of this photo that separates the new age, and old age. In other the out of focus background is out of focus "just barely enough" to make it appear as an in focus, but low quality antique photograph, and the sharpness and clarity of the foreground shows the capabilities of new technology in contrast to the old. Overall, this is an excellent piece, and it is execute with perfection. Well done!!!!
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06/20/2011 02:15:56 PM
Normally I don't like ghosted people shots. But the colors/subject of this image lend themselves well to the technique. Nicely done.

Obvious tripod use: Very high.
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06/20/2011 08:37:56 AM
Really looks like an old scene.
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