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Street Light
21-JAN-2007 Rod

Street Light

Brissie Oz

Using cheap lenses will result in lens flars if pointed at a light.
Always use an L lens & send your kids to a cheaper school:-)

Canon EOS 350D ,Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
1/3s f/5.6 at 22.0mm iso1600 full exif

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ctfchallenge25-Dec-2007 04:28
This has the look of a cumpulsively curious alien eyeball getting a little too close to a hot streetlight. Nicely manipulated way outside your box. -tv
ctfchallenge21-Dec-2007 05:03
LMAO! Oh, how I love a good artistic controversy! I'm droolin'! ~ Lonnit
Rod 21-Dec-2007 05:02
:-)hehe, No Maurice I could see the flare in the viewfinder & even did the Flickr tilt in camera but when I opened it in PS it didn't do anything for me. I dodged around the light to bring out more colours & Iso noise. I think I have been waiting for a Lonnit challenge so I can get some use out of it:-) Mind you I do get my fair share of lucky accidents that remains a private matter:-)hehe
ctfchallenge20-Dec-2007 22:43
So Rod, are you admitting it was an accidental image! ;)
Rod 20-Dec-2007 16:20
Bleeding L Lonnit you build me up to superstar status in me first two picys then Whack!!! You now have me in a quivering mess:-) We do agree on one thing though, neither of us cares for this image:-) You will be busy this challenge megirl as your comments will stir up a hornets nest & make this the liveliest challenge yet:-)
Me & Mikey have gone into our Xmas recess so we will be perfect gentlemen for a couple of weeks. Being gentlemen we may have to come out of recess to rescue a damsel in distress when all the posters in Pending start plotting against you:-)
Hang on for the ride Penny, this will be good:-)
ctfchallenge20-Dec-2007 15:25
Ok. I personally don't care for the image - it's just not my taste. However, a rule was broken, and for good measure - to turn something one would normally avoid, into an intentional artistic effect. HOWEVER, and yum, how I always savor a "however"... compositionally, you broke the rule by centering your subject, and you failed to justify such a break. This crop detracts from the energy of the image, that is created by the flair and the tilt. You should not have waivered from the rule of thirds here, as it sucks the life from the image, taking the edginess out of it. I'd strongly recommend cropping off the top and right to force the affected area into the upper left intersection of thirds, while forcing the base of the pole to exit the frame at the right line of thirds.

Ahhhh.... something tells me this challenge will be massively time-consuming for me! LOL! There's going to be LOTS of discussion! Oh, how I crave such discussion!! ~ Lonnit
ctfchallenge20-Dec-2007 14:09
I'm supposing Rod likes this challenge?
Penny Street