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Suburbia

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Suburbia
Suburbia
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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Murry Grigsby
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/12/2002
    Great social comment and very creative photography and PS work. I love it!!


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5/8/2003 2:57:16 PM

 
Thomasa   

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.


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Wendy L. Hampe  

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


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Thomasa   

Location is Saint Joseph, MO

They have the same mailboxes too....


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Jill Battaglia
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Amazing and very well done!


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


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Murry Grigsby
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Congrats, Thomasa!


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Thomasa   

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.


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


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Thomasa   

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


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Mette Vendelboe Allison  

A fun, symbollic shot! Congratulations - well deserved!


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Patricia Marroquin
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Congrats, Thomasa!


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Bernard B. Travers
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Congratulations, Thomasa.


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Thomasa   

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


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Murry Grigsby
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Congrats on your image and your win, Thomasa!


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


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Collin Clack  

Congrats Thomasa, wonderful example of repeating lines.


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


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Wolfgang Dolak  

Oh yes, this one has it, Thomasa!!
Congratulations!
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Gary Minish
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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!


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Cathy M. Gromball
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Congratulations, Thomasa!

Cathy :)


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