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Area de Elche

By roverfoxy9
Motorway service station, Elche, Alicante, Spain. Went a bit wild with the sliders on the channel mixer. Taken very early this morning. Would welcome any constructive criticism.

Tags: Architecture Black and white Petrol station

Voters: RobinF, spaceman, Carl40 and 6 more

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Carl40 15 18 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2006 9:02PM
channel mixer gone crazy nope.
this works very well imo I really like it.
24 Oct 2006 9:02PM
Surreal and dream like. It really caught my eye. I never would have imagined a petrol station would make such an interesting composition. I'd love to see it larger.
roverfoxy9 17 278 Spain
24 Oct 2006 9:04PM
Thanks both.
irishman 17 1.1k 2 Ireland
24 Oct 2006 11:05PM
works well in b&w
SteveCharles 18 2.3k 18 England
25 Oct 2006 7:39AM
It's a good treatment of a mundane subject. The composition bothers me a little, mainly where the left side of the canopy is cut off. It looks like you could have swung the camera around to the left slightly, including all the canopy and losing the back end of the car on the right edge of the frame.

It does have a kind of IR feel, but not overly so.

roverfoxy9 17 278 Spain
25 Oct 2006 8:24AM
hi munkyboy - thanks for the comments. I did consider doing what you said, framed it, and didn't like the way the other (right-hand) tip of the canopy was going out of the frame. Stepping back (fence) or changing lenses was not an option either. I do have a Sigma 17-70mm lens that came with my 7D, but am probably going to have to sell it so that the kids can have a Christmas !! So yesterday I was trying to get used to using the 28-85 as a 'walkabout' lens. Despite the potential problems with framing this one, I was quite happy with it. In the past when I've had extreme wide angle zooms (eg 17-35mm on film camera), I've often gone to the wide end by default, and ended up including too much in the frame. Using the 28-85 yesterday made me think more about composition, instead of just collecting the whole landscape. I also considered burning out the car, and maybe I should have.
SteveCharles 18 2.3k 18 England
25 Oct 2006 10:55AM

Quote:I also considered burning out the car

A bit extreme, the whole place would have gone up... Wink
roverfoxy9 17 278 Spain
25 Oct 2006 11:01AM
I know - so I just keyed it instead.
MDaniel 15 3 3 Ghana
26 Oct 2006 9:57AM
Chromium picture & a simple crop on the car a winner
roverfoxy9 17 278 Spain
26 Oct 2006 10:04AM
thanks - I'm not sure exactly what you mean by chromium picture. Are you suggesting I try a different effect, or are you saying it's already a chromium picture ?
RobinF 15 83 1 England
13 Nov 2006 5:13PM
Great viewpoint, Great treatment but I would have really liked to have seen it bigger too. - regards Robin
29 Dec 2006 3:18PM
Excellent camera, excellent lens and - what is the most important - excellent use of them!! Great picture!!

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