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I have driven past the houses several times and really wanted to get a good shot of them. I was intrigued by their strong pattern. Image taken with a Canon EOD D60. F-stop 5.6 at 1/1500 sec. ISO 100. First I cropped the image in PhotoShop to reduce some of the clutter and distractions. The sky was dull, so it was altered in PhotoShop as well. The last car in line was changed to red to help strengthen the repetition pattern going on in the image. Although it was just luck, that I chose a section
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    Great social comment and very creative photography and PS work. I love it!!

5/8/2003 2:57:16 PM

 
Thomasa 

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Thanks Murry! I am really happy with how this one turned out.

Looks like part of my comment got cut off in the description. It was just luck that the section I chose had red cars in it. I didn't even realize it until I got home and looked at the photos.

 
Wendy L. Hampe

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Thomasa, I like this one. Nice patterns and colors. It looks like these people have things in common. I can imagine the people coming out, all dressed alike..Great work!

 
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Ooooooooh, Stepford Wives? :-) This is great, Thomasa! Where is this that has all the same white houses? Very nice work!

 
Thomasa 

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Location is Saint Joseph, MO

They have the same mailboxes too....

 
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Amazing and very well done!

 
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Nice shot - I liked what you did, and luck was on your side!

 
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Congrats, Thomasa!

 
Thomasa 

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Thanks so much! I really like this image for some reason. Perhaps it's the strong pattern. I plan on printing it out and putting it on my desk.

 
Patricia Marroquin
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Congrats, Thomasa! I hope this goes further!

 
Thomasa 

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Everyone, thanks so much for the encouraging words! I'm a beginner and thrilled to make it as a finalist.

 
Mette Vendelboe Allison

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A fun, symbollic shot! Congratulations - well deserved!

 
Patricia Marroquin
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Congrats, Thomasa!

 
Bernard B. Travers
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Congratulations, Thomasa.

 
Thomasa 

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My first winning photograph! I'm tickled pink!! Thanks everyone.

 
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Congrats on your image and your win, Thomasa!

 
Cathy Barrows
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Congrats...they probably don't even see the pattern that they live in

 
Collin Clack

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Congrats Thomasa, wonderful example of repeating lines.

 
Connie L. Carpenter
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Terrific idea and very well executed... congratulations.

 
Wolfgang Dolak

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Oh yes, this one has it, Thomasa!!
Congratulations!
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Not only is this a great display of repitition and perspective, but I agree with Murry that it's a strong social/cultural statement! Very well shot and modified also! Congratulations, Thomasa!

 
Cathy M. Gromball
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Congratulations, Thomasa!

Cathy :)

 
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