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Toward Days End
08-JUL-2006

Toward Day's End

Canon EOS 5D
1/400s f/8.0 at 70.0mm iso200 full exif

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shatterbug16-Apr-2008 04:56
We, as photographers, usually clone out the unsightly wires, but here they enhance the image, helping to tell the story. I see it as a runner trying to get away from civilization or man's violation of nature..
Guest 06-Apr-2008 16:39
I commented on this once before...this image is how I know your you.
Lee Rudd02-Dec-2006 18:03
Fantastic image, I do wonder if the runner is on some sort of treadmill to power all these cables!
Ray :)29-Nov-2006 18:01
The composition of this capture is exceptional, Jenene. I like how the runner is framed, but also how she seems to be dominated by the needs of this greedy world symbolised by the electricity cables. But the cables are surrounding her escape.
~V~
Sue Robertson15-Oct-2006 23:09
Fantastic capture. v
Guest 08-Aug-2006 14:34
Very beautiful capture! I love he silouhette..
Guest 25-Jul-2006 17:28
Brilliant...I love the wide format. A thought provoking sight. The colour sets the mood wonderfully. L.
Clarke & Emi21-Jul-2006 11:43
Jenene,
I saw your original before cropped. I agree with Phil and yes, now its better. And yes, sometimes, its hard to design how to crop the image and when to stop. If this image was created by me, I would probably crop 3-4 times and see which opinion is better.

I love this one a lot. There is a lot of movements - the girl, the web and the wires. Very nice one.

Emi
Phil Douglis20-Jul-2006 17:31
I love it, Jenene. It is one of your most thought provoking images, and executed flawlessly now that it has bee cropped into a long narrow image. Not only did you delete sky that said nothing, but you extend the image's shape to match the flow of the content within it. It is just as incongruous and the runner becomes even more entangled in the mass of technology that hems her in. It is always a good idea to consider cropping as the last step in your post processing routine. You can try out different crops and see which, if any, enhance the point the you are trying to express. This crop certainly did.
JSWaters20-Jul-2006 15:30
Thanks Phil, for suggesting the crop. I wondered when I posted it if I shouldn't crop it more, but was worried about losing some of the scale incongruity. This teaches me to pay more attention to the multiple options I create when cropping any one image. I think it's much stronger now.
Phil Douglis20-Jul-2006 04:23
You give us a remarkable image defining modern times, Jenene. The comments, including your own, that were left on my Flagstaff image athttp://www.pbase.com/pnd1/image/63557123 spoke of a world that is so wired and pressed for time, that there is no space left to really live. In a sense, this image picks up where that one left off. The scale incongruity between the running figure and the vast frame is very powerful. There is also tremendous tension and incongruity set up by the maze of wires and fencing that slash through the lonely tree and dwarf the oblivious runner. If you were to crop this image to extend its horizontal thrust and strengthen the mass of wires, it would become even more tense and the long horizontal picture would stress the movement of the runner more effectively.
(Crop horizontally just above the second batch of wires from the top.) The wires represent technology. The fence suggest barriers set up between classes and genders. Yet this tiny woman, oblivious to it all, runs against what could have been the stereotypical California sunset backdrop. But your use of the fence and wires turns that around, and makes this image worth thinking about, as well as looking at. Congratulations, Jenene.