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October 5, 2013
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Camera Data

Canon EOS 6D
Shutter Speed
1/2 second
Focal Length
148 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Sep 22, 2013, 4:34:00 PM
Adobe Photoshop CC (Windows)
Sensor Size
Road 6134 by m-eralp Road 6134 by m-eralp
Place: near Rutalahti - Finland

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This is my first written critique of any piece of art that I’ve ever seen, and it is given with the most respectful intentions. I’m not a professional artist or critic, just a lover of art. But I am an Engineer by trade, and I tend to analyze things, including art.

All of the colors in this photo are great, and technically I believe it is an excellent piece.

This is a beautiful, however, foreboding photo of a sinister stretch of road.

The yellow line indicates, from the eye of the photographer, that a car in the right lane could legally pass another car using the left lane, through the curve. It is likely that a passing car is traveling at high speed while approaching the crest of the road as it moves back into the right lane.

Unknown to this passing car, another car could be coming from over the crest of the road, also able to legally pass a car according to the yellow line. If this car was also passing another car, while at a high rate of speed, the two cars could both be travelling at high speed, and end up crashing in the right lane, just before the crest. And the two cars being passed could also be involved in the crash.

I don’t believe I’m a person who just sees ‘gloom’ everywhere I go, but I love cars and I love to drive on cool looking and adventurous roads, and when I saw this photo, I immediately saw the yellow line, and instinctively envisioned a crash.

The impact of this photo, to me, is enormous. I’ve spent more time thinking about this photo than many others that I have in my favorites.

Though it evoked a tragic vision in my mind, the fact that it was able to do that tells me that this is a great piece.

Did the photographer drive this stretch of road and notice the same thing about the center-line that i did, and decide to capture it in a photo to see if anyone would notice the same thing?

Or was the photographer simply trying to capture the beautiful colors of nature, in contrast with matching grey's of the sky and the road?

Only the photographer knows the answer.

Great work!
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Chengxiang-Fan Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
I like to be here.
Norroen-Stjarna Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014
Love the colours and the composition! :squee:
m-eralp Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014   Photographer
Thank you:)
Norroen-Stjarna Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014
You are welcome! :D
Un-endlichkeit Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
Isn't this the most beautiful country--looking amazing any time of year? Speechless.
m-eralp Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014   Photographer
Thanks :bow:
danUK86 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014   General Artist
Love the colours and composition :nod:
m-eralp Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014   Photographer
Thank you :)
danUK86 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014   General Artist
Newbusinesshawk Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014
What a stunning photo! With your permission I would like to use it here:…

If not just let me know and I will remove it... I've given you credit on the page.

Thank you!

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