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Andrew Welsh
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Didn't even read what the WA was until today, and fortuitously had some time to get an entry in before the deadline! C&C welcome.

[edit] Updated the image with what my original intent was. Got denser traffic for the pic
"Caged in Traffic"


Edited by Andrew Welsh on Apr 10, 2007 at 08:05 PM GMT







Apr 03, 2007 at 06:49 PM
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Makes me want to leave this city. Good shot better if there were no left right blurr .


Apr 04, 2007 at 07:49 AM
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Clever shot and title! Looks a little dark, but maybe you were going for a darker mood here given the subject and how much everyone hates traffic congestion. I actually like the hand-held blur of the image--gives it a surreal quality...kind of like being trapped in traffic. I like the BW. A touch of color (red tail lights maybe) would have been in interesting touch, too.


Apr 04, 2007 at 09:10 AM
Andrew Welsh
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Beverly Guhl wrote:
Clever shot and title! Looks a little dark, but maybe you were going for a darker mood here given the subject and how much everyone hates traffic congestion. I actually like the hand-held blur of the image--gives it a surreal quality...kind of like being trapped in traffic. I like the BW. A touch of color (red tail lights maybe) would have been in interesting touch, too.

Thanks Beverly. Can always count on you to provide C&C There is a tiny bit of color in the image but you have to look for it. The yellow line on the right side of the image reveals this. I was shooting at oncoming traffic so no tailights. This was also done during the day (near sunset) so only a few cars had their lights on anyway.

I am undecided about the blur. I think it adds to the surreal effect myself, but I can certainly see the case for no blur... now if there had only been more traffic...



Apr 04, 2007 at 04:35 PM
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Hi Andy

I really like this shot. I think it's more of an 'art' shot than a lot that get submitted on the WA. I really like the b&w, especially in the tones you've done it in - it kind of emphasizes the concrete feel of the city. Great mood - oh, and I like the blur..city life can feel a bit like that at times....!



Apr 04, 2007 at 05:44 PM
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Very good take on the WA, and I like the blur, too. It gives the image real motion.
Great shot!



Apr 04, 2007 at 11:35 PM
Andrew Welsh
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Thanks all for the comments. Here was the original version:



And an alternate 3rd version:




Apr 10, 2007 at 08:07 PM
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Clever portrait of our dependencies in our cities.


Apr 11, 2007 at 09:15 AM
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I liked the feel of your original but this is much better. Great job.


Apr 11, 2007 at 05:42 PM
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hhski wrote:
I liked the feel of your original but this is much better. Great job.

Thanks! Appreciate the compliment and feedback. For the original shot, it was a bit past peak rush hour, not as much traffic as I would've liked.



Apr 11, 2007 at 06:45 PM





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