Feeding frenzy on first street

© Dale Hardin

Feeding frenzy on first street

Jeff E Jensen 1/24/2013 6:44:09 PM

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. #1510952

Dale Hardin 1/24/2013 9:07:49 PM

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. #10535559

Liz blahh 1/25/2013 5:53:32 AM

Beautifully captured, like your street art images! #10536159

Jeff E Jensen 1/25/2013 7:23:37 AM

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? #10536277

Dale Hardin 1/25/2013 9:57:59 AM

Thank you Liz. Have tons more on my blog and will be posting more today. #10536488

Dale Hardin 1/25/2013 9:59:18 AM

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? #10536490

Jeff E Jensen 1/25/2013 10:10:01 AM

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. #10536505

Dale Hardin 1/25/2013 10:19:28 AM

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. #10536512

Jeff E Jensen 1/25/2013 10:22:15 AM

Yup, I think the change was enough to address the issue, but allowed you to keep the shadow. Good stuff. #10536515

Beth Spencer 1/25/2013 2:41:33 PM

Your edit looks great! It is like he is going to be attacked by the beasts!! #10536996

Dale Hardin 1/25/2013 4:07:09 PM

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) #10537112

Beth Spencer 1/25/2013 7:15:55 PM

i will be more than glad to share some snow!!!! #10537513

Dale Hardin 1/25/2013 9:12:23 PM

:o) No thanks, Beth. :) #10537613

Rita K. Connell 1/26/2013 8:41:44 AM

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 #10538312

Dale Hardin 1/26/2013 1:16:39 PM

Thank you Rita. Think I'll ever learn? #10538684

Jeff E Jensen 1/26/2013 3:17:02 PM

Something about old dogs. . . . . #10538857

Dale Hardin 1/26/2013 3:34:33 PM

there you go making me laugh again. :o) #10538882

Susan M. Reynolds 1/26/2013 6:12:16 PM

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

Dale Hardin 1/26/2013 8:43:02 PM

Thank you Susan. Very nice to have you involved again. #10539208

Elaine Hessler 1/27/2013 4:54:45 PM

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! #10540393

Dale Hardin 1/27/2013 4:59:45 PM

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. :>) #10540394

Robert Jensen 2/14/2013 12:27:55 PM

love this version, especially with the shadow ... wish I had shot this one! #10568236

Dale Hardin 2/14/2013 2:35:28 PM

Thank you Robert. Next time we go, we need to take some of those models we met Saturday at Ventura. Especially Amy H******. #10568377

Arthur Bohlmann 2/25/2013 7:04:25 AM

Way To Go! Congratz! #10583349

Carol Eade 2/25/2013 8:54:55 AM

Very nice, congratulations! #10583697

Dale Hardin 2/25/2013 9:34:36 AM

Thank you Arthur and Carol. Much appreciated. #10583865

Wm Nosal 2/25/2013 9:43:42 AM

COOL, Dale!
Congratulations #10583908

Dale Hardin 2/25/2013 10:24:12 AM

Thanks Wm. #10584050

Elaine Hessler 2/25/2013 12:31:49 PM

Yea! I really liked this one a lot. #10584326

Robert Jensen 2/25/2013 12:33:32 PM

Congrats Dale ... that was a fun day of shooting #10584331

Robert Jensen 2/25/2013 12:34:02 PM

Congrats Dale ... that was a fun day of shooting #10584332

Dale Hardin 2/25/2013 2:23:25 PM

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. #10584491

Lucy Abrao 2/25/2013 5:53:49 PM

Congrats on this finalist, Dale.
Lucy #10584938

Dale Hardin 2/25/2013 8:34:36 PM

Thanks a lot Lucille. So nice to hear from you. #10585419

Beth Spencer 2/26/2013 4:35:47 AM

Ccngratulations! #10585896

Jim E. Anderson 2/26/2013 7:43:57 AM

Dale I"m going to start using your brick walls !!! Yours are so much better!!!!! #10586300

Dale Hardin 2/26/2013 8:28:07 AM

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. #10586384

JO ANN CLEVELAND 2/27/2013 11:01:26 AM

What a great find and such a great finalist! Congratulations!

jo ann c. #10588315

Dale Hardin 2/27/2013 11:36:06 AM

Had a very cool time that day Jo Ann. thanks for the nice comment. #10588391

Emile Abbott 2/28/2013 7:40:19 AM

Nice find, patience and work on this one Dale. Congratulation on well deserved finalist. #10589673

Dale Hardin 2/28/2013 9:24:13 AM

Thanks a bunch Emile. #10589780

Merna L. Nobile 3/2/2013 1:18:24 PM

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

Dale Hardin 3/2/2013 4:31:48 PM

Thanks Merna. #10593847

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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

Exif: F Number: 4, Exposure Bias Value: 1.00, ExposureTime: 1/1600 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 16.00 mm, Model: SLT-A77V

Uploaded on 1/24/2013 5:16:11 PM

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Camera: Sony A77 SLT

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist

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