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Looking up...
11/22/2015 11:00:15 PM
Looking up...
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Comment by tvsometime:
Startling impact.
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Looking up...
11/20/2015 07:32:01 AM
Looking up...
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Comment by tjbel05:
Beautiful. I love the perspective.
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Looking up...
11/19/2015 10:47:20 PM
Looking up...
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Comment by Jules1x:
Neat, really shows off fall colors to me.
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Looking up...
11/18/2015 02:34:30 PM
Looking up...
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Comment by jgirl57:
Angle on these aspens are just beautiful and the colors are not oversaturated at all, the blue clear sky with the sun shining down gives this a fun feel,

I expect this in the top 20- 9
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Looking up...
11/16/2015 10:08:38 PM
Looking up...
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Comment by Ivory:
Very pretty shot I really enjoyed the perspective.
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Looking up...
11/16/2015 11:10:03 AM
Looking up...
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Comment by Lydia:
Oh! I was hoping someone would do this!
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Looking up...
11/16/2015 11:09:23 AM
Looking up...
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Comment by GeorgesBogaert:
oversaturating reveals to much chromatic aberration. You went too far in the saturation process. A 6 from me

Message edited by author 2015-11-24 02:47:07.
Rock Stacking
07/19/2015 05:14:30 AM
Rock Stacking
by Mddoane

Comment by sidpixel:
*Hello from Sid and the Critique Club*

I'm sorry you haven't had any comments, I'll try and make up for it here. First impressions are of an interesting feat captured in an interesting way.

This practice is something very familiar to me, I used to live in a location where there was a 'professional' rock balancer who used to earn a living from rock balancing, displaying to the public and selling images to tourists, so keep it at you never know…!

As regards the image, your long exposure has made the shot a lot more interesting with the motion blur of the water. It would have been much more effective to be able to see the rocks against the water as opposed to the lovely flowing water but then again its the boulders position that gives the flowing water its interesting and lovely flow. If you could have got yourself in a position where there are no background distractions I think it would give it a lot more impact.

In terms of the settings, I always try to avoid using the smallest aperture for better image quality, so if you are using the smallest aperture it would probably be better to use a denser neutral density filter. The exposure is well controlled with good detail throughout. The dry areas of the stones reveal how active the water around them is so in itself it gives it a bit more interest too.

Thank you for submitting and good luck with your future entries, Sid
Castlewood Canyon State Park bridge span
06/28/2015 04:24:29 PM
Castlewood Canyon State Park bridge span
by Mddoane

Comment by salmiakki:
Greetings from the Critique Club

I notice you have quite recently joined DPC and have entered only a few challenges. Hopefully you have not been put off by the scoring and will come back for more!

You were up against a lot of strong competition in the bridges challenge and you managed to pull off quite a reasonable score - just short of 6.00. However, I think this image could have done lot better with some small changes in the post processing.

The composition is strong, with nice leading lines and the rocks to the left add some nice foreground interest. However, to my eye it feels slightly over exposed in some places, which could most certainly have been adjusted in post processing. Additionally, I feel the Black and white conversion, whilst suiting this image needs a bit more "oomph". By that I mean strong contrast so the blacks are more black.

I would also recommend you clean your sensor! There are sensor dust spots very evident in the clouds. These will always show up more using a smaller aperture and using HDR software will always make them more visible. However, you can easily remove them in most photo software these days.

With those minor changes I do believe you could have pushed your score over 6
Helen Hunt Falls
06/27/2015 08:21:30 PM
Helen Hunt Falls
by Mddoane

Comment by wbanning:
Hi Michael,

This comment comes from my role as a member of the DPC Critique Club. There's a big backlog of requests, so sorry for the delay.

I appreciate this attempt at HDR using Nik HDR Efex - I use the Nik filters often and can presume what your tone-mapping intent was. First, let me compliment the composition. The curves of the stream are nicely framed by the natural borders of the trees. The shutter speed works to soften the cascading water, too. What doesn't work is the lack of sharpness throughout the image. It's not clear to me if this is a result for soft focus on one or more of your 5 source images, or if it's an artifact of the HDR merge. I might suggest reprocessing using only three exposures. I find that the +/- 1 or 1.5 over three images is sufficient in most cases. Sorry to not be of more help on the image softness.
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