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The New Ewing Diner (Central New Jersey)
The New Ewing Diner (Central New Jersey)

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
Location: New Jersey
Date: Jul 7, 2011
Aperture: f/18
ISO: 200
Shutter: various
Galleries: Cityscape, High Dynamic Range (HDR)
Date Uploaded: Jul 7, 2011

Funny story: I went to photograph this place on Tuesday after dark. Got a few shots, but realized I needed to re-shoot to do it better. So I went back Wednesday right before dusk. I set up across the street, and noticed people looking at me from inside the place. Then this large fellow, I assume the manager or owner, comes out, walks across the street and asks me what I was doing. I tell him I am a photographer doing a local eating establishment shoot. He says, "Next time, just come in and tell us. We saw you on the security camera and were concerned." THEN he goes back inside, and sends his workers out to change a lightbulb, and proceeds to check and make sure everything looks tip-top as I continue to photograph.

It is a sad state of our post 9/11 world that a guy taking photos of a little eating joint from across the street is "suspect" and raises concern. But it is also nice that people take pride in their places and want to present themselves in the best light.

Tech: 3 exposures processed in HDR Efex Pro, with additional cleanup using Capture NX2

Place: 33 out of 57
Avg (all users): 5.6935
Avg (commenters): 5.7500
Avg (participants): 5.3939
Avg (non-participants): 5.8022
Views since voting: 879
Views during voting: 294
Votes: 124
Comments: 4
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/14/2011 07:05:34 PM
Selective color might hurt it in voting but I like it!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/11/2011 02:33:54 PM
Selective desat looks good. I'd like to see more detail on the building.
07/08/2011 07:50:56 PM
This is a decent use of selective saturation to really pull the eyes in. Unfortunately the strange shading in the sky is very distracting.
07/08/2011 12:33:58 AM
I like the scene, though there is a fair amount of visible haloing that hurts it some.
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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