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By seanagan   |   Watch
Published: September 19, 2005
© 2005 - 2020 seanagan
ally behind hartsville's main street
at first, i almost deleted this picture, but im really glad i didn't.. its grown on me :)
Image size
1322x1015px 273.89 KB
Shutter Speed
10/40 second
Focal Length
7 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Sep 17, 2005, 7:58:31 PM
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jerukiHobbyist General Artist
:clap: great tones and scenary :)
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despite modout's nice little paragraph of critque, i really like this picture. first off, i love black and white---it just makes the image feel so much more powerful. I like the differences in the bits and pieces of the actual pictures. The cardboard boxes evoke feelings of derilection, desolation, loneliness... the little wall light is a tiny star f hope in the dog eat dog world of hte steel and concrete jungle that has come to characterize city life. yet, the awning makes me think of a new family, recently immigrated to the US. They've opened up a tiny corner grocer's and are living above the shop....the two boys (13 and 15) share a room and a bed and help out after school before working diligently at their homework and trying to improve their english....they're greek maybe.....or italian.......

yeah, i like pictures. they make me think. so, um, yeah......
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Whoa... how did you know?
hah, just kidding, but really thanks
its for the same reasons (though less specific) that i was drawn to this picture
and i wnet back the next night to see what it looked like in color.. it looked like crap.. it lost all of its erie-ness
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eerie is good. eerie works. eerie provides depth and history. eerie is......well, eerie.....
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thanks... and i must wait until i have a tripod to fix both problems you pointed out...because this was taken at night, i dont have a steady enough hand to get the photo to come out without setting it on something...i was forced to set it on an electrical meter across the way and then zoom in... the whole process caused the funny angle
suprisingly, i liked the tilted gutting in the frame as opposed to no gutter for some reason, i did a lot of crop experiments with this one...which also led to the pole shadow in the corner, yeah, i liked that too
what exactly are you saying about the lamp and the downspout? should i crop them out for the time being?
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This is probably your best shot yet, at least technically.
The range of textures is good, the lighting is serendipitously wonderful, and the composition is based perfectly around the door asking all the right questions.

Switching from praise to critique, ( you did select the "tear it apart" option ) the right side has somehting strange ad partially hidden running at an odd angle ( it looks like a downspout ). Perhaps if you were forwardd of where you were, you could have gotten that light ( the one thats turned off ) to be on the wall by itself on that side, but then the left may have been too heavy. It would have to be tested, and the exact opposite may work better, so that we could see more of the wall, or something to anchor that object to. I do like how the shadow from the pole runs to the right bottom corner.

There is one detail that is throwing it all off for me, and it is a product of the digital process, or rather because it is digital, it is still there. The gutter on the top lets you see just how slightly skew the whole thing is, but whats funny is that the gutter is slanted, the image is only slightly skew, but the gutter accents that.

When I figure out the magical alignment cure, I'll let you know.
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The composition works very well to say the least. The picture is organized very well so that there are many little things to examine although the eye is still drawn into the doorway.
I love it
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