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I think you are missing the real story potential here, which is compelling. The message here is dangerous road, but apart from the crosses there's no context to explain why there are so many accidents there. The old school house, while interesting, isn't part of the story.
I realize the reference to the Adams shot was joke but the reason that shot is so compelling was its lighting. You might want to revisit the spot in better light and look for a wider POV where you could show the road and crosses, the intersection, or the a shot of the crosses...Show more →
First, thanks to Scott and EVERYONE else who has helped to make this image better than the original exposure.
I agree about cloning the sign out. To me, it detracts too much to leave in. What about the electrical lines? Should they be left in?
Ironically, I too only had a few minutes of light to work with. In addition to the lighting, this feeling of being "rushed" did remind me a lot of Ansel's experience.
To your thought Chuck, I did take about 20-30 images with cars passing through the interesection at various points. I just haven't had time yet to pick one which fits this scene the best, as to me the crosses and the lighting actually trumped the story (although the story is very compelling in its own right).
Here is a link to some additional (downsized) images:
If anyone can help me determine the best images to work from, that would be great! I will likely try to get some better images in the future.
Thanks to everyone who has taken an interest in this "mini-project" of mine!