DPChallenge: A Digital Photography Contest You are not logged in. (log in or register
 
Challenge Entries
Portfolio Images
Flowers: $8.99    Falling in love: priceless
Flowers: $8.99 Falling in love: priceless
mbrutus2009


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Money II (Basic Editing)
Collection: challenge entries...
Camera: Nikon D40
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED VR
Location: Lake Worth Florida
Date: Oct 25, 2008
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Macro, Floral
Date Uploaded: Oct 25, 2008

With only cropping on this shot I was Proud of what I got out of it.

Statistics
Place: 114 out of 119
Avg (all users): 3.8497
Avg (commenters): 3.6000
Avg (participants): 3.3684
Avg (non-participants): 3.9852
Views since voting: 648
Views during voting: 271
Votes: 173
Comments: 11
Favorites: 0


Please log in or register to add your comments!

AuthorThread
11/10/2008 08:12:57 AM
Hello from the Critique Club.

I am sure that this photo ended up scoring far worse than you had expected. I am quite sure that the end score was as a result of what many viewers clearly perceived as, at best, a tenuous link to the challenge theme. Had you entered the same photo in to the monthly Free Study I suspect you would have finished a full point and more ahead.

Technically the photo is competent, although there are things that could be worked on to bring it up another notch. Focus is sharp on the centre and near petals, falling off with distance. Exposure is on the dark side - if you were going for a low-key look, you achieved your aim, if not, you may want to try exposing more to the right of your histogram. The black background provides a sombre and somewhat harsh foil to the rose, although it does allow the red to be seen to good effect. My main problem with the photo is with the composition - and this is just my personal, subjective view - which feels to me somewhat awkward. The stem is just visible, and I actually find myself trying to follow it out of the photo, there either isn't enough of it therem, or there is too much. If you are to include part of the stem, I feel that a more diagonal composition would be worth considering.

All in all, a competently taken photograph that missed the mark in terms of the challenge. I look forward to seeing more of your flower photographs as you develop further.

Regards,
Sara.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/04/2008 01:10:09 PM
Great shot but too dark.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/02/2008 01:48:56 AM
Too indirect! Doesn't make any connection until you read the title! Nice shot though.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/31/2008 10:35:19 PM
I enjoy a bit of shoehorning now and then, but I just can get me head around this one. Otherwise a technically competent and aesthetically pleasing image.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/31/2008 09:42:15 PM
Meets Challenge:2
Technical:2
Interestingness:1
Creativity:
TOTAL: 5
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/31/2008 01:12:33 PM
The notion you're conveying seems fine, but the image would be better if it were brighter, IMO.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/30/2008 05:32:43 PM
a bit dark.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/30/2008 04:24:46 AM
I smell shoehorn!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/29/2008 09:56:18 PM
Im sorry, but this really has nothing to do with money
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/29/2008 02:04:50 PM
well we have concluded that money can't buy love, so here is the question: If the money are out of the game, does this photo belong in this contest?
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/29/2008 10:31:12 AM
Hm, I'm not sure that I buy that this shot represents money very well...
  Photographer found comment helpful.


Home - Challenges - Community - League - Photos - Cameras - Lenses - Learn - Prints! - Help - Terms of Use - Privacy - Top ^
DPChallenge, and website content and design, Copyright © 2001-2018 Challenging Technologies, LLC.
All digital photo copyrights belong to the photographers and may not be used without permission.
Proudly hosted by Sargasso Networks. Current Server Time: 06/25/2018 12:29:48 AM EDT.