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09/09/2009 10:12:29 PM · #1
I got a pretty low score and got no comments so if anyone has a few moments to let me know what you think that would be great.

Thanks
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09/09/2009 10:20:07 PM · #2
Originally posted by danculwell:

I got a pretty low score and got no comments so if anyone has a few moments to let me know what you think that would be great.

Thanks
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Did you request a Critique Club when you submitted the shot? If not, I'll be happy to write an unofficial critique for you.
ETA: did write you a critique. Hope it helps.

Message edited by author 2009-09-09 22:41:29.
09/09/2009 11:02:29 PM · #3
When I saw the thumbnail, I was attracted to the shallow depth-of-field (DOF).

Upon opening the image, my initial impression is that my mind began to wonder. I wondered if the first barb should have been in focus, with the other ones outside the DOF range. The reason being is that a diagonal line like this should either pull the viewer along the line, leading up to something, or lead away from something. In this composition,the eye starts at the left end of the wire, is lead to the focused barb, but then is lead away from the barb (continuing down the line). My mind and eyes were pulled away twice. Maybe that kind of mental activity didn't fare well with the voters (I didn't vote in this challenge, by the way).

This is strictly my personal opinion--others may have varying thoughts.

Message edited by author 2009-09-09 23:03:45.
09/09/2009 11:59:30 PM · #4
Left a comment
09/10/2009 02:39:48 AM · #5
left you a comment too
09/10/2009 07:35:42 AM · #6
Originally posted by snaffles:

[quote] Did you request a Critique Club when you submitted the shot? If not, I'll be happy to write an unofficial critique for you.
ETA: did write you a critique. Hope it helps.


Yes I did request a critique but those don't always happen, and the more the better. Thanks guys.

Message edited by author 2009-09-10 07:37:28.
09/10/2009 04:14:22 PM · #7
Left my noob (me being the noob) comment Dan...for what it's worth, hope it helps!

Message edited by author 2009-09-17 02:29:44.
09/10/2009 04:31:29 PM · #8
i find that shallow dof shots really have to have a powerful point of interest to do well, this one i am afraid, just not interesting enough to the voting masses. also i think only showing about a foot and a half of the wire hurt it, not enough to really take the eye through the shot
09/10/2009 04:44:29 PM · #9
Dan, I feel you perhaps let yourself down a bit with this entry. I am sure NeatImage is allowed in basic, as is USM in PS.

I hope you don't mind, but I did a quick NI and USM, two minutes, just to see what would happen.

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If you would like a deeper Critique, I'd be happy to oblige:)
09/10/2009 04:57:56 PM · #10
Originally posted by SteveJ:

Dan, I feel you perhaps let yourself down a bit with this entry. I am sure NeatImage is allowed in basic, as is USM in PS.

I hope you don't mind, but I did a quick NI and USM, two minutes, just to see what would happen.

820456.jpg

If you would like a deeper Critique, I'd be happy to oblige:)


I don't mind at all. I played around some and had decided that I liked the grain even though many dpcers wouldn't and I still do. However after looking at your shot I do agree that yours does look better.
09/10/2009 05:07:51 PM · #11
Originally posted by danculwell:

Originally posted by SteveJ:

Dan, I feel you perhaps let yourself down a bit with this entry. I am sure NeatImage is allowed in basic, as is USM in PS.

I hope you don't mind, but I did a quick NI and USM, two minutes, just to see what would happen.

820456.jpg

If you would like a deeper Critique, I'd be happy to oblige:)


I don't mind at all. I played around some and had decided that I liked the grain even though many dpcers wouldn't and I still do. However after looking at your shot I do agree that yours does look better.


I agree with your liking for grain, having used ISO 400 Fujifilm for years I grew to expect it and like it. However, I don't think this is the best subject for grain, nor would most DPCers. But, the most important lesson to be learnt from this exercise is to go with what you like. After all, photography is a personal thing, so do what you feel is right and enjoy it. Challenge results often disappoint, I have suffered more than a few, but I'm still here and enjoying my camera and the results I get, DPC doesn't get to see most of them tho:))
09/10/2009 05:39:28 PM · #12
I left a critique (since you asked)

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