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Challenge: Neon (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Olympus C-740UZ
Location: Cedar Point, Sandusky, Ohio, USA
Date: Aug 12, 2004
Aperture: 2.800 (28/10)
ISO: 200
Shutter: 0.040 (10/250)
Galleries: Transportation, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Aug 16, 2004


Place: 56 out of 222
Avg (all users): 5.3427
Avg (commenters): 6.2143
Avg (participants): 5.3458
Avg (non-participants): 5.3408
Views since voting: 1072
Views during voting: 409
Votes: 286
Comments: 16
Favorites: 1 (view)

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10/01/2004 04:51:54 PM
Nice job, James. Looking foward to seeing more of your work!
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08/25/2004 06:18:59 AM
Thanks all for the great positive feedback! I had two goals going into my first challenge: A) A top half finish and B) top 50 finish. I achieved A with room to spare (I was one place off from being in the top quarter), but by seven places missed out on B! Ah well, c'est la vie. This shot was taken at Coaster's Drive-in Resteraunt at Cedar Point Amusement Part in Sandusky, Ohio at around 7:45 PM. As much as I wanted a darker shot, I also equally wanted the detail on the car, and not to blend in with the rest of the submissions, which I assumed would be mostly and bright subject on a pitch black setting. While it's clear most people preferred the latter, I was still satisfied with this shot. One other thing that has been suggested to me is to darken the picture in Photoshop, however I am a firm believer that a picture is best in its raw form. No editing whatsoever (save for a crop of about 10 pixels to remove a wayward foot) was used in this photo, and that's a fact I'm very proud of. Thanks to everyone who voted, commented, or just viewed (especially bledford, who thought I did a better job even though the other picture is a few pages ahead of me and has boostering support on how it should've ribboned :) )

 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/24/2004 11:06:58 PM
Fabulous subject and great execution. Good job!!
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08/24/2004 10:20:31 PM
clever idea using the reflections in the car window and a period car at the drive up burger stand. might have been more visually interesting as a night shot.
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08/24/2004 02:12:12 PM
This is very nice. I love the colors; the reflection is wonderful. I might suggest that a slightly lower angle would have been very nice...but it's still a good shot. :o)
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08/23/2004 02:46:15 PM
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08/22/2004 09:59:44 AM
Creative idea, love the car and reflection
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08/21/2004 06:50:14 PM
great theme, period correct!
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08/20/2004 10:33:43 PM
Nice picture, horizontally flipping the picture would have made the neon text in the windows read normally.....and maybe scored some extra points....I scored this pic better then most...solid entry
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08/20/2004 07:33:06 PM
A double whammie! Neon car and reflected neon at once. Great title too.
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08/19/2004 06:42:33 PM
Very similar idea to another shot and you've done a better job getting the idea across. Generally speaking, this shot seems to look better when it's a little darker outside than you've taken. But don't make it too dark or you'll lose the detail of the vehicle, like what happened in the other similar car reflection photo.
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08/19/2004 12:43:34 AM
This is great! So creative. The lights in the window really set the tone of the challenge.
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08/18/2004 09:43:32 PM
That car looks very familiar... Was this taken at Jiggers?
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08/18/2004 08:52:48 PM
Well, Al-reet!7
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08/18/2004 02:06:46 PM
Great use of reflection and color.
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08/18/2004 09:14:09 AM
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