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Feeding frenzy on first street

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Feeding frenzy on first street
Feeding frenzy on first street
While shooting street art in LA, waited until a pedestrian walked by to get a shadow to anchor the image. Clone out large pipe from foreground.

Shutter Speed: 1/1600.00 F-stop: f/4.0
Focal Length: 16.00

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Jeff E Jensen
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    Very nice, Dale! Good call on waiting for the pedestrian. The illusion of the bricks going downhill to the right is messing with my head a bit.


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1/24/2013 6:44:09 PM

 
Dale Hardin
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Yeah, me too, but didn't have lot of choice for the POV in order to get most of the mural. Even here, I had to clone out some large pipes.


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1/24/2013 9:07:49 PM

 
Liz Bullock
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Beautifully captured, like your street art images!


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1/25/2013 5:53:32 AM

 
Jeff E Jensen
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Dale - what about a bit of a rotation to level the bricks? I don't know how much space you have available, so you might lose a bit of the edges. Something like this?


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1/25/2013 7:23:37 AM

 
Dale Hardin
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Thank you Liz. Have tons more on my blog and will be posting more today.


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1/25/2013 9:57:59 AM

 
Dale Hardin
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I see what you mean Jeff. I lost a bit at the top, but took a different approach and eliminated the slant all together. How's this?


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1/25/2013 9:59:18 AM

 
Jeff E Jensen
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Looks much better, but could probably go a tad more (I may be wrong). I know the temptation would be to level it based on the sidewalk edge, but if you look closely at the bricks, you can see that the courses of bricks disappear into the sidewalk. You could also use the vertical lines of the bricks as a reference.


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1/25/2013 10:10:01 AM

 
Dale Hardin
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Yes, it's still a tad off but I'm going to let it go. The vertical reference on the left edge looks good and the POV is at an angle, so I'm satisfied. Thanks for pointing that out. I liked the image so much I overlooked how slanted the bricks looked.


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1/25/2013 10:19:28 AM

 
Jeff E Jensen
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Yup, I think the change was enough to address the issue, but allowed you to keep the shadow. Good stuff.


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1/25/2013 10:22:15 AM

 
Beth Spencer
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Your edit looks great! It is like he is going to be attacked by the beasts!!


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1/25/2013 2:41:33 PM

 
Dale Hardin
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Thank you Beth. That was a fun day. We were going to go out again tomorrow but rain is forecast. Can you imagine?! In California!!! :o)


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1/25/2013 4:07:09 PM

 
Beth Spencer
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i will be more than glad to share some snow!!!!


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1/25/2013 7:15:55 PM

 
Dale Hardin
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:o) No thanks, Beth. :)


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1/25/2013 9:12:23 PM

 
Rita K. Connell
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this is a very cool shot. I love street art and when you get someone walking in front of it...makes it even better. Your last post is definitely the best. But I see you jump the gun again and got an EP on the original post...congrat's


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1/26/2013 8:41:44 AM

 
Dale Hardin
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Thank you Rita. Think I'll ever learn?


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1/26/2013 1:16:39 PM

 
Jeff E Jensen
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Something about old dogs. . . . .


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1/26/2013 3:17:02 PM

 
Dale Hardin
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there you go making me laugh again. :o)


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1/26/2013 3:34:33 PM

 
Susan Reynolds
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Like the fix and that is some street art....pretty ferocious looking!
Kudos on the EP :)


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1/26/2013 6:12:16 PM

 
Dale Hardin
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Thank you Susan. Very nice to have you involved again.


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1/26/2013 8:43:02 PM

 
Elaine Hessler
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Sorry for the late post, but the edit looks great. I was also getting thrown off by those bricks in the first post. I never would have thought to include a pedestrian with the art. I like it!


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1/27/2013 4:54:45 PM

 
Dale Hardin
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Thank you Elaine. Now you can see why I love the Phellos. Now if I could just learn to get their advice before posting in the contest. :>)


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1/27/2013 4:59:45 PM

 
Robert Jensen
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love this version, especially with the shadow ... wish I had shot this one!


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2/14/2013 12:27:55 PM

 
Dale Hardin
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Thank you Robert. Next time we go, we need to take some of those models we met Saturday at Ventura. Especially Amy H******.


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2/14/2013 2:35:28 PM

 
Arthur Bohlmann
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Way To Go! Congratz!


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2/25/2013 7:04:25 AM

 
Carol Eade
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Very nice, congratulations!


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2/25/2013 8:54:55 AM

 
Dale Hardin
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Thank you Arthur and Carol. Much appreciated.


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2/25/2013 9:34:36 AM

 
Wm Nosal
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COOL, Dale!
Congratulations


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2/25/2013 9:43:42 AM

 
Dale Hardin
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Thanks Wm.


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2/25/2013 10:24:12 AM

 
Elaine Hessler
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Yea! I really liked this one a lot.


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2/25/2013 12:31:49 PM

 
Robert Jensen
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Congrats Dale ... that was a fun day of shooting


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2/25/2013 12:33:32 PM

 
Robert Jensen
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Congrats Dale ... that was a fun day of shooting


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2/25/2013 12:34:02 PM

 
Dale Hardin
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Thank you Elaine.

Robert, it sure was and if we could just get some of those girls from the Carnevale or Simi valley to model we could do it again.


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2/25/2013 2:23:25 PM

 
Lucille "Lucy" Abrao
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Congrats on this finalist, Dale.
Lucy


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2/25/2013 5:53:49 PM

 
Dale Hardin
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Thanks a lot Lucille. So nice to hear from you.


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2/25/2013 8:34:36 PM

 
Beth Spencer
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Ccngratulations!


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2/26/2013 4:35:47 AM

 
Jim E. Anderson  

Dale I"m going to start using your brick walls !!! Yours are so much better!!!!!


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2/26/2013 7:43:57 AM

 
Dale Hardin
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Thank you Beth.

Jim, thanks so much for commenting. Maybe someday we could go on a "brick wall" hunting shoot. :o)

By the way, love your "Bryce Canyon Utah" image. Will be in Utah again this June.


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2/26/2013 8:28:07 AM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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What a great find and such a great finalist! Congratulations!

jo ann c.


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2/27/2013 11:01:26 AM

 
Dale Hardin
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Had a very cool time that day Jo Ann. thanks for the nice comment.


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2/27/2013 11:36:06 AM

 
Emile Abbott
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Nice find, patience and work on this one Dale. Congratulation on well deserved finalist.


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2/28/2013 7:40:19 AM

 
Dale Hardin
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Thanks a bunch Emile.


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2/28/2013 9:24:13 AM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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What a great way to start a new year! Your award winning photographs go from Editorís Pick to Finalist and hopefully to Gold.
CONGRATULATIONS for the month of January, 2013! Merna


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3/2/2013 1:18:24 PM

 
Dale Hardin
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Thanks Merna.


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3/2/2013 4:31:48 PM

 
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