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  #124 Monochrome (Gray Scale or Toned)
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Three Phones       ©2013 Jade O.
Panasonic DMC-FZ30       39th place, 1 points
1/8s, f2.8, ISO 200, 35mm, Normal Program, Pattern, no flash
 
Post-Processing: Slight Crop to top and bottom, resize, sharpen to grain effect.       Extra Info: None
 
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Jade O.
Mar 12, 2013
    Thank you all for your votes and your comments. Each one is appreciated.

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Jade O.
Mar 11, 2013
    Michael, johncomyn, That's two more for just the phones. I thought the other elements were essential to give it scale and a sense of place.

elliott Next time, I'll drag in someone off the street....;-) No question the human element would help on the phone but it would be a different mood. These things aren't use much anymore, which was, I suppose was a part of the purpose of showing they were near an otherwise busy location.

Mepo
Mar 11, 2013
    Get closer. The attraction here is the phones and the hanging directories.

johncomyn
Mar 11, 2013
    Would have been better if you only got the phone booths in. The cut off lettering and floor sign detracts.

elliott
Mar 11, 2013
    wow, it has been a while since i've seen a pay phone... and for that matter, haven't been in a city with subway for quite a while. it needs a human element. whether someone slumped over one of these phones or someone passing by while talking on their own cell phone and ignoring these relics... it needs something going on (for me). and at the same time, a pleasing bw with good tonal range.
Edited on Mar 11, 2013

Jade O.
Mar 9, 2013
    fc sgj The jury is in. Next time I'll move the sign!

forkcandles
Mar 9, 2013
    the picture is not cropped enough. the text and janitor sign are not needed and the directory on the LH should have been turned to simulate the otherthis would have been more striking. the tiled floor could have been cropped as well

SpecialGuestJudge
Mar 9, 2013
    First Impression - 4/5
Contrast - 5/5
Composition - 4/5
Tone / Texture - 4/5

A strong gritty image. but wet floor sign is a distraction. I think I would have moved it when taking the shot, or cropped tight into the phones.

KJW
Mar 9, 2013
    Wow these still exist, lol. Five years, maybe not even, you can show this photo and some may look at it like the dinosaurs.

Jade O.
Mar 8, 2013
    Thanks for commenting LaRee. I thought about the sign (and the garbage can beside it) but in the end felt they added a necessary element of perspective and massing - I thought they were companions to the lonely row of phones (emphasizing how we give the whole group hardly a second glance) and saved the frame from being too empty.
Edited on Mar 8, 2013

LaRee
Mar 7, 2013
    This is appealing to me. But I definitely would have moved that caution sign and/or moved closer to frame just the phones. I was just talking to someone the other day about the fact that there are no pay phones anymore. There used to be one at every gas station or mall corner. Now with cell phones the only place there is a pay phone is a couple in a subway eh?
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