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An shot of a huge postbox on Leeds's park row.

The photo lacked any real focus till I decided to desaturate all but the significant reds. It's an effect I like, especially as the traffic light was on red too.

Camera:Canon EOS 300D
Lens:Canon EF 50-200
Recording media:6.3MP CCD
Title:Red Letter Day
Username:ade_mcfade ade_mcfade
Uploaded:16 Mar 2004 - 9:01 PM
Tags:Specialist / abstract
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n.towndrow
n.towndrow  10
16 Mar 2004 - 9:05 PM

I absolutely adore this shot! The red of the traffic light complements the post box so well! The lighting is fantastic, love it! Click,click!

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n.towndrow
n.towndrow  10
16 Mar 2004 - 9:07 PM

First upload too!? Top debut upload!

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sze4j
sze4j  1056 forum posts Singapore
16 Mar 2004 - 9:07 PM

Good idea! nice one. =)

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ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade e2 Member 1014788 forum postsade_mcfade vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2004 - 9:12 PM

Cheers

Was a bit daunting putting the first one up there - but I'm no longer a virgin on the site!

Have to think of tomorrow's now Smile

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davidbailie
davidbailie e2 Member 11451 forum postsdavidbailie vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2004 - 9:12 PM

Having studied it a bit - I like it a lot - BUT - something is wonky ??

Having studied it further - it's the post box - and why not - it's probably been there 80+- ???? years

very effective shot and manipulation

The red in stop light kind of rounds it off!

Your 1st input ?? - keep going!

Dave

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synaesthesia
16 Mar 2004 - 9:29 PM

A fave of mine for the day.
Great use of desat and love the way both the traffic light and the post box have retained colour.
Al.

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ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade e2 Member 1014788 forum postsade_mcfade vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2004 - 9:35 PM

Cheers dave

It actually is that wonkey - must have been hit by a late-running posty once! I think it's pretty old too - it's got "GR" on the side, so that makes it Georgean.

PS - just stumbled on this site tonight whilst looking for Ring Flashes.... amazing what Google brings back sometimes.

It's an excellent idea, think I'll be around for a while.... so long as you're all kind!

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vince
vince  1048 forum posts United Kingdom
16 Mar 2004 - 9:39 PM

Now that's and impressive image.

Excellent!

Click!

Vince Smile

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sean
sean  11169 forum posts
16 Mar 2004 - 10:01 PM

Great image, the overall result is eye catching and well thought out. I have used this technique myself a few times, and on the right image it can work wonders.

Sean

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ukuwi
ukuwi  10476 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2004 - 10:03 PM

I really like these.work really well.
I would hang this on my wall.
good talking point picture

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daffydill56
16 Mar 2004 - 10:41 PM

A great first upload Adrian. I have very unsuccessfully tried these type of shots and am jealous.Keep up the good work.Click

Fran

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geegee
geegee  1029 forum posts England
16 Mar 2004 - 11:10 PM

What a super first upload, everything right for me.
Click.

George.

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naturenut
naturenut  111801 forum posts England
16 Mar 2004 - 11:24 PM

Excellent shot, welcome to ephoto.
Margaret.

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ken j.
ken j.  11372 forum posts
16 Mar 2004 - 11:28 PM

Excellent first post.. More please.
"Click"

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deviant
deviant  103024 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2004 - 11:32 PM

Nice use of colour. Welcome to the site. Look forward to seeing more.

David

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jonjeds
jonjeds  10509 forum posts
17 Mar 2004 - 12:48 AM

Very good.

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highlander
highlander  1032 forum posts Scotland
17 Mar 2004 - 5:52 AM

Great introductory shot Adrian...the red box and light put a fine feature into this predominantly black and white shot. Good work.
Doug.

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blindpilot
blindpilot  1069 forum posts
17 Mar 2004 - 9:24 AM

first upload and an ec, that's impressive. terrific image,

waiting to see how you follow this one up

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tigertot
tigertot  1136 forum posts England
17 Mar 2004 - 9:46 AM

Very nice, clever use of selective colour.

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magda_indigo
17 Mar 2004 - 10:26 AM

Welcome to the site, and what an entrance 'n all. Great image, click (*:*)

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Terry L
Terry L e2 Member 10577 forum postsTerry L vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2004 - 1:10 PM

Excellent first upload Adrian, good use of selective colour and welcome to ePz.

Regards
Terry.

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ukuwi
ukuwi  10476 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2004 - 5:17 PM

Congratulations on the EC, just proves what good taste I have, well done

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answersonapostcard Site Moderator 1012602 forum postsanswersonapostcard vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2004 - 5:32 PM

Now thats a way to make an entrance! Well done and congrats on the EC
K

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lovelylindax
17 Mar 2004 - 6:01 PM

I particularly loved the traffic light and the overall effect is fantastic
Linda x

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Tony_M
Tony_M  10342 forum posts England
17 Mar 2004 - 11:41 PM

A most impressive photograph. I'm glad you found us, and hope you plan to stay a while and inspire us with more work like this.
Tony

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grahammul
grahammul  11120 forum posts United Kingdom
18 Mar 2004 - 1:14 AM

Great shot you certainly got off to a good start here.
Graham.

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keithh
keithh e2 Member 1022911 forum postskeithh vcard Wallis and Futuna31 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2004 - 11:49 AM

I'll be looking for this box now when I'm down Park Row ands will probably prang the car. I'll send the bill. click

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justyna
justyna  10
20 Mar 2004 - 12:42 PM

my congratulations adrian
j.

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alzeepark
alzeepark  1081 forum posts United Kingdom
25 Mar 2004 - 3:06 PM

Long way down to get here, but well worth the journey, excellent shot, well thought out , click from me.
Alan

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jimbo_t
jimbo_t  11959 forum posts England
28 Mar 2004 - 9:45 PM

Top work fella!
You should get an editors award for tha......., oh right!!!
Jim

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corin45
corin45  10
29 Mar 2004 - 6:34 PM

Super shot Ade! Regards Steve.

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Leo
Leo  1245 forum posts England9 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2004 - 2:20 PM

How you resisted the temptation to tweak the red of the post box I don't know(g) I would have myself...I can't resist emphasising the important, striking features of a shot. I'd have lifted the post box and the traffic light too, wouldn't have been able to resist it(g) Great shot...full marks and you landed the coveted EC too..well doneSmile

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ali graham
ali graham  10102 forum posts Scotland
17 Aug 2004 - 1:04 PM

Great shot, love the tweaking. Really stands out, love this type of shot.
Congrats on the EC.
ali

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clarkycat
clarkycat  1089 forum posts
19 Sep 2004 - 12:23 PM

This is a great shot. Sorry I didn't notice it before.

Aidan

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Mikejs
Mikejs  9
27 Jan 2005 - 8:54 AM

Cool shot indeed.

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conniemayw
conniemayw  10100 forum posts United Kingdom
30 Jan 2005 - 1:03 PM

super shot and sorry i didn't find it sooner-how about straightening up the post box and submitting it again? Or is that too anal?
regards
connie

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ChrissyA
ChrissyA  9
30 Mar 2005 - 2:06 PM

I really like this one ...I like how the red stands out against the black and white.
In answer to your question on my pic ...yep they are fine about pics being taken in the royal armouries ...no worries.
Click

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obz_uk  9 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2005 - 4:32 AM

It works very well...congratulations on the double award

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fionaw
fionaw  9
18 May 2005 - 10:36 AM

Great piece of selective colouring, works really well on this image..
FiSmile

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shaundp
shaundp  973 forum posts United Kingdom
17 Jul 2005 - 8:38 AM

v good post production work...shaun

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dukestreetcarve
25 Jul 2005 - 11:53 AM

Great wonky angle on the post box. An interesting study

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Sweetpea
Sweetpea  8 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2005 - 5:12 AM

Great selective colouring!!! Looks fab - would look great as a big print Smile

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Gavin
Gavin  9
21 Dec 2005 - 12:49 AM

I see what you mean by "less is more" it works really well in this image. Well done!

Gavin

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Hawkgenes
Hawkgenes  9 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2006 - 10:50 AM

What a wonderfully creative idea. It works so well

Hawk

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VintageRed
24 Feb 2006 - 8:18 AM

There's no real substitute for red is there? Great shot. Nick.

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CecilyC
CecilyC  8
27 Aug 2006 - 7:43 PM

Smile

(amazing shot, as if you didnt already know)

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narni
narni  9 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2006 - 5:40 PM

It works with subject together.
Smart usage of selective colours

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JudeC
JudeC  7 England3 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2007 - 7:19 AM

Stunning - JudeC

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starliz
starliz  101594 forum posts England3 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2008 - 11:40 PM

4 years ago and it has had a comment every year lol

mmm the red is eye catching selective colouring works well,nice composition Smile

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digicammad
digicammad  1121988 forum posts United Kingdom37 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2008 - 3:53 PM

Pah, an EC with your first upload! I always knew you were a smart-arse.

Tongue

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Goggz
Goggz e2 Member 72301 forum postsGoggz vcard Wales72 Constructive Critique Points
8 Sep 2009 - 5:26 PM

ROFLMAO - is Ian jealous???

although I don't think this is your best shot every Ade, it is nice.
Cheers, Goggz

p.s. that's 2009's comment then Tongue

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ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade e2 Member 1014788 forum postsade_mcfade vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
8 Sep 2009 - 11:20 PM

it was at the time Goggzy, but things move on

it's hung above my loo - I see it several times a day Smile

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