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Another Cold Day
Another Cold Day
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Cold II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-1000D Rebel XS
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Location: It was a very dark and gloomy type of day
Date: Jan 29, 2010
Aperture: f/4
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/250
Date Uploaded: Jan 31, 2010

This picture was taken of a tractor covered in snow in my backyard.

Statistics
Place: 59 out of 154
Avg (all users): 5.6077
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.4386
Avg (non-participants): 5.6711
Views since voting: 508
Views during voting: 345
Votes: 209
Comments: 4
Favorites: 0


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02/13/2010 10:39:07 AM
GREETINGS FROM THE CRITIQUE CLUB

Hello, and welcome to DPC. Your first entry and it did quite well in the scoring. That's a good greeting from your voting public.

The Critique Club is made up of DPCers who volunteer to look at images and try to suggest ways they could be made better, or just to give a little more support to those who enter. we don't always get to all the people who request this service, but this week we are getting most.

Okay, with that explanation, to work: Sure, you met the Challenge perfectly. This tractor could not have been any Colder! Still, I have a couple of suggestions for this fine image. First, the left side of your image isn't doing much for you. There's a red lump over there and some blank snow. IF (and it's always an 'if' because you were there and I wasn't) you could have moved your camera to the right just a bit, you might have picked up the other end of the center of attraction, the tractor, and eliminated the blank space.

Then, while the colors in this are fine, they could be punched up just a little for even more emphasis on the red/yellow combination against the white snow. And btw, I like the power pole in the background. It adds authenticity to the working nature of this machinery.

Good work. especially for a first entry. I look forward to seeing more of your images and I hope this little critique is helpful to you.

Alice
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/08/2010 06:48:18 PM
Great shot, would have liked it more if you could have found an angle without the power lines in the background. Looks very cold though, well done.
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02/05/2010 05:42:18 PM
snow should be whiter. I think the picture may have been better if you took it a little more to the left OR if you had a shorter focal length and allowed the back tire to be a little blurred.
maybe a close up of the icicles in front of the engine...regardless...it was a good subject choice
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02/04/2010 10:05:07 AM
I guess it is my inner redneck comin thru but I love this picture. I love the contrast between the red and yellow then the contrast between the white and black. The blancew of this photo is good but the pole in the background is slightly distracting as is the red object on the left hand side of the frame.
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