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  #154 Road
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Going Around in "Circles"       ©2015 RobertLavker
Panasonic DMC-GX7       3rd place, 218 points
8s, f5.6, ISO 125, 62mm, Aperture Priority, Pattern, no flash
 
Post-Processing: Photoshop CS5.2; levels, shadows and highlights, unsharp mask, enlarged from the original       Extra Info: In 2010, the US DOT designated this "road" as having the worst congestion in the US. I feel that the complex intersection of circular "on" and "off" ramps gives this image a sense of motion.
 
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Lo
Mar 9, 2015
    Really striking capture - Congratulations on 3rd place

Mepo
Mar 9, 2015
    Congrats - well corralled!

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ysal
Mar 9, 2015
    Love all the lines and curves. The lighting is super too.

Mepo
Mar 9, 2015
    This one shouts roads as opposed to traffic to me. Love the spaghetti! In my top picks.

Jade O.
Mar 8, 2015
    Nice framing, nice composition, horrible colour (I understand the gas lighting is the reason.)

Lo
Mar 7, 2015
    That's a pretty impressive collection of roads. The exposure is just beautiful. It's interesting how the flourescent lights show up so vividly against the gold of the more conventional lighting.

aKilter
Mar 7, 2015
    Spot on as far as subject matter is concerned. I like the exposure and color temperature of the image. The framing, with the roadway leading from the lower left corner to the cloverleaf interchange is excellent.

The only reason it isn't one of my favorites is, perhaps, a lack of originality, as I've seen basically the same night shot(yours has a slightly tighter crop & warmer color temperature) on Shutterstock.com.

aoc46
Mar 7, 2015
    Clearly a road and well-photographed, but there's too much else going on here that detracts from it. Cropping off the top half to emphasize the interchange might help, as would some white balance adjustment (too yellow).
Edited on Mar 7, 2015

kerszkavet
Mar 7, 2015
    beautifully sharp, coloured and good composition.

cookiejar
Mar 6, 2015
    The freeway makes interesting patterns from above and the night lighting works well too. How did you manage that angle?

forkcandles
Mar 6, 2015
    great result with the lighting. you could have had light streaks in many colour but this is much better

breadmaker
Mar 6, 2015
    Certainly says "road" and I wouldn't want to miss my exit and attempt to find my way back on course!

SteveBee
Mar 6, 2015
    Theme - 5
Composition - 3 The spaghetti interchange is the subject and the bright bluish-white lights in the upper left are distracting. I would probably crop the down to just below those lights. Then you would have two straight roads on the right and top that would frame the curves of the interchange nicely.
Technical - 4 Street lights produce odd color casts. Color is not critical to this image so I would consider converting to B&W.
Originality - 4 Great elevated point of view
Overall impression - 4 Interesting mix of curves and straights

bryanshoots
Mar 6, 2015
    Mesmerizing shot. Great use of low shutter speed. This one is right on theme.
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