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Old School House
08/08/2011 03:57:15 PM
Old School House1st Place
by Structor

Comment:
It certainly has drama, and is certainly a nod to previous successful (let's say nordic) images that have cropped up here before. No doubt this will do well, and for it's own merits. Composition is nice (though would be tempted to see what it would be like a bit closer in without the rock wall on the right) but it does feel that there is a bit much going on (should i look at the building, or the yellow flowers, or both absorbing the scene; answered my own question there). The sky is very lovely and dramatic, and the grass a very nice windswept appearance which does draw your eyes up to the building. Building looks a bit flat and over sharpened, but the vignetting is tastefully done and it's still a very stylish shot.


My First Weighted Scoring System ô; composition + technical 2/3, challenge 1/1, post processing results 1.5/2, ooooh factor 1.5/3, originality 0.50/1 = 6.5 rounded to 7
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enter
08/08/2011 03:49:29 PM
enter
by jmritz

Comment:
It's moments like this I wish you could change the grey to suit the photo; a black background would be so much more effective here. The use of negative space as the principal subject is striking to begin with, but the blackness of it begins to dominate too much and lessens the overall impact. Not being quite zoomed in might have improved composition a bit; and maybe rotated 90 degrees CCW? I like the style, though the level of noise is a bit counter productive. Is the blur in camera? A bit of softness would have corresponded with my sensibilities a bit more, but then that's an entirely subjective comment.


My First Weighted Scoring System ô; composition + technical 1/3, challenge 1/1, post processing results 1/2, ooooh factor 1.5/3, originality 0.50/1 = 5
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How to Photograph a Rainbow
07/18/2011 02:54:42 PM
How to Photograph a Rainbow
by hahn23

Comment:
Well, yes, itís certainly a rainbow and it has been photographed. But so much detracts from it :/ You may have been stuck in a car so limited with where you could take it, and no doubt this was an opportune moment; but seriously that road sign is a major bummer. Toning down the contrast and maybe a little Gaussian blur in the foreground could have lessened the impact of the sign and the petrol station, but parking up somewhere and using those seemingly lovely mountains lessening the human element might have helped the natural beauty in what is, accordingly with the title, a nicely realised bit of rainbow.

My First Weighted Scoring System ô; composition + technical 1/3 (for the rainbow element), challenge* 1/1, post processing results 0/2, ooooh factor 1/3, originality 0.5/1 = 3.5 rounded to 4 (* I donít think itís possible to not meet the challenge on this one so everyone gets a 1/1)
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Flamingo Dual(Dodge and Burn)
07/18/2011 02:48:14 PM
Flamingo Dual(Dodge and Burn)
by sfmorris

Comment:
A very effective and successful use of the D&B technique. Itís a good, very interesting and involving nature shot, nicely composed and the level of detail is just really lovely. Youíve also shown how dodging and burning works, and shown some restraint without overdoing it (so easy to do). Slightly wish his head and neck was a bit brighter, and I feel the whole thing is not as pink as it could be (pre-conceived flamingoism Iím afraid) but otherwise a stand out job.

My First Weighted Scoring System ô; composition + technical 2.5/3, challenge* 1/1, post processing results 2/2, ooooh factor 2.5/3, originality 1/1 = 9 (* I donít think itís possible to not meet the challenge on this one so everyone gets a 1/1)
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Dear Photograph - she still likes riding bicycles!
07/18/2011 02:43:57 PM
Dear Photograph - she still likes riding bicycles!
by Beetle

Comment:
Nifty. This is so Kodak. Thereís much to like about this; the nice bold primary colours (especially comparing the shiny now with the slightly aged look of the then), the mix of focus, the whole concept, itís originality, and the fact it genuinely tells a story. Minor criticism is that Iíd like to see it a little narrower, maybe have the background a bit more in focus (though the way it is doesnít really detract) and I think if she was riding her bike with the dog on the luggage rack that might be a bit more Ďthrough the agesí kind of thing. Cool Toyota too. I really like this; had a good honest solid warmth about it and doesnít feel remotely as contrived as a lot of stuff you see.

My First Weighted Scoring System ô; composition + technical 2.5/3, challenge* 1/1, post processing results 2/2, ooooh factor 3/3, originality 1/1 (Iíd give it a bonus if I could) = 9.5 rounded to 10 (* I donít think itís possible to not meet the challenge on this one so everyone gets a 1/1)
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 (Rescuing over and underexposed images)
07/18/2011 11:25:11 AM
(Rescuing over and underexposed images)
by njsabs

Comment:
So, did you purposely take a duff photo to make it all shiny and nice after? If so, job well done! Itís a characterful quality pet picture; the colours are really rich in complementary shades and hues, the focus is very nicely handled, and the dogís expression is very, erm, expressive. His handwriting is a bit too neat to be fully convincing, and possibly the question mark is redundant (yes, I know, silly criticisms), but otherwise mildly amusing but more importantly very slickly done. Doesnít look like a rescued photo at all, which I guess is the point.

My First Weighted Scoring System ô; composition + technical 2.5/3, challenge* 1/1, post processing results 2/2, ooooh factor 2.5/3, originality 1/1 = 9 (* I donít think itís possible to not meet the challenge on this one so everyone gets a 1/1)
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The beauty of smoke
07/18/2011 10:53:53 AM
The beauty of smoke
by hajeka

Comment:
It is quite pretty, so scores well on the initial Ďooohí factor, but isnít stay super interesting. I think I might have cropped a chunk off the left too; it would I think make the flowness more dynamic, plus the areas of void doesnít really help and unbalances the overall appearance. The blue hue works well though, and it is very nicely illuminated. As a rule I donít let borders influence my scoring; but if I did Iíd have thought the blue line clashed a little bit, and it feels a bit too 80ís to me.

My First Weighted Scoring System ô; composition + technical 1.25/3, challenge* 1/1, post processing results 1/2, ooooh factor 2/3, originality 0.25/1 = 5.5 rounded to 6 (* I donít think itís possible to not meet the challenge on this one so everyone gets a 1/1)
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Wildlife Photography Tips: Take Better Wildlife Photos
07/18/2011 09:25:34 AM
Wildlife Photography Tips: Take Better Wildlife Photos
by mbrutus2009

Comment:
Initially unconsidered reaction would be itís a bit too dark but at the same time washed out without the blacks being quite bold enough. The appearance suggests to me that burning and dodging seems a bit overcooked (Iím more than guilty of doing that myself) but not enough to make the main subject of the image leap out at you. Possibly all it needs is a quick boost on the contrast? Composition is also a bit off in my mind; feels a bit inverted (not the word Iím looking for).

As a rule, I donít let borders influence my scoring; if you buy a print you can always change the frame. However, I would imagine youíll get a couple of negatives on this one; not widescreen enough to be cinematic, or just looks like the ends are missing.

My First Weighted Scoring System ô; composition + technical 1.5/3, challenge* 1/1, post processing results 1/2, ooooh factor 1.5/3, originality 0.5/1 =5.5, rounded to 6 (* I donít think itís possible to not meet the challenge on this one so everyone gets a 1/1)
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Layer Masks/Curves Adjustment Layers
07/18/2011 08:20:24 AM
Layer Masks/Curves Adjustment Layers
by GeneralE

Comment:
I do like how youíve demonstrated the difference between having the tutorial and not, but in this case didnít think the image you have used is particularly well suited in an artistic sense. The place where the split happens doesnít seem to have a reason; acts only as distraction. Possibly something with two distinct sides having the processed side complimenting the other side might have been more effective? I do like the final result of the processed side; makes for a more interesting and arty image and it does demonstrate how effective and creative such processing can be. Just a pity the split is so jarring. In two minds about the composition too; I love the little glint of sunlight at the top, but think possibly would have been more satisfying if you made it squarer by cutting off the top midway up the side of the bridge (i.e. no car, barrier or sky).

My First Weighted Scoring System ô; composition + technical 2/3, challenge* 1/1, post processing results 1.5/2, ooooh factor 1.5/3, originality 0.5/1 =6.5, rounded to 7 (* I donít think itís possible to not meet the challenge on this one so everyone gets a 1/1)
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Focus Stacking
07/18/2011 07:15:34 AM
Focus Stacking
by michelaudette

Comment:
This is a process I have never heard of until now, and even though does look a fiendishly complicated the results do seem very effective. Itís also quite the optical illusion; macros invariably result in a narrow depth of field so when applied to something big, gives an illusion of something being miniature. This has the opposite effect; something small looks really big, and Iím beginning to ponder of different applications for this! This certainly fooled me; I initially thought this was a shot of four turtles, and then bollards along a promenade! I appreciate your skill with messing with my head! To me, itís not a particularly attractive photo (the colours do seem a bit flat and the line of the heads is a bit uninspiring), but it is an effective demonstration of the process.

My First Weighted Scoring System ô; composition + technical 2.5/3, challenge* 2/1, post processing results 1/2, ooooh factor 2.5/3, originality 1/1 =9 (* I donít think itís possible to not meet the challenge on this one so everyone gets a 1/1 Ė but in this case you get a bonus point for genuinely illustrating a new technique)
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