That's a gang sign? Really?

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  1. stsinner

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    I've seen shoes on lines since I was a kid, but I've recently been told that it is a form of territory marking by gangs in the cities.. I guess we've been marked:

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    generally its where drugs are sold/other illegal activities

    two shoes on a line mean a turf war
     
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    o so I have to take a picture of about 20 pairs on a line near where I live lol
     
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    agrees with gomes... its a drug sign, but its actually a warning to dealers that the cops are on to them (where i'm from anyway)
     
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    Silly me.. I thought it was as innocent as throwing your cap in the air as a HS graduate...

    Any thoughts on the composition?..
     
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    couple of hot spots on the top shoe, but not bad otherwise
     
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    I'm getting some weird exif data from that picture.

    It looks overexposed. There is a lot of noise or something strange going on in the background. The image seems really soft. The diagonals add some visual dynamics but that reddish/orange/brown part of the wall is kinda distracting. If you could have isolated the hanging shoes in front of only the reddish/orange/brown part of the wall I think it might have worked better.
     
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    It just looks really compressed to me.
     
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    I do shoot in JPEG medium because I don't plan on PPing my shots.. Maybe the JPEG compression is what you're picking up on..
     
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    Try messing around with the levels.

    And/Or

    Change it to Black and White.

    You may surprise yourself on the outcomes.

    Hopefully you have photoshop :)
     
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    Yes, I have CS3, so I'll play with the shot..
     
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    Repost whatcha get, and I'll show you what I got.
     

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