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Niagara's Horseshoe Falls
12/08/2014 08:58:02 PM
Niagara's Horseshoe Falls
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Comment by ubique:
I scored it 4 . Not for any of the mild quibbles raised about composition or focus, etc. but because it is simply a boring picture. So for me, the only way to make the photograph better is to not take it at all.

That's harsh, if your intention with this picture is solely to practice the technical aspects of photography. But even if your intent was limited to that, why point the camera at something of which there are already fifty thousand photos taken every hour? Especially from the same angle, at the same time, and same point of view? It's going to be a cliche and boring, no matter who takes the picture and with what.

I can anticipate that you (and many others) would resent my feedback, and say ''But I'm just trying to learn to be a better photographer'. But the point of owning a camera is not to be a photographer, it's to take pictures. And if the pictures are standard views of standard subjects, they simply can't be interesting. And if a picture isn't interesting, nothing else matters.

Of course I'm not much of a photographer, by popular acclaim.. But it wasn't what was popular you asked about, it was what (about your picture) was unpopular. And that's my view.

If it's any consolation, some of the most popular and successful photographers at DPC seem to take nothing but boring pictures, presumably having become afraid to do anything different.

Don't do that. Let curiosity be your guide.
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Niagara's Horseshoe Falls
12/08/2014 08:00:38 PM
Niagara's Horseshoe Falls
by aliqui

Comment by undieyatch:
When viewing this, a scene which has billions of images made of it, I noticed that the colour & contrast invokes a successfully flat & nostalgic 2D post card quality -
appropriate for the image, as I see that sentiment.
The colour work is very good, but the sharpen and contrast is too strong. Voted 7
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Niagara's Horseshoe Falls
12/08/2014 03:11:52 PM
Niagara's Horseshoe Falls
by aliqui

Comment by hiltonmd:
I agree with some of the other comments. It does look a bit flat and out of focus, especially the rock outcrop on the right and cloud definition, perhaps due to the heavy mist. The colors of the foliage in the background do not stand out. Could the topaz denoise had an effect on that? I do like the framing and subject matter.
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Niagara's Horseshoe Falls
12/08/2014 02:28:26 PM
Niagara's Horseshoe Falls
by aliqui

Comment by marnet:
The composition does not quite work for me. The building distracts and the drama of the water is not sufficiently emphasized. The colors look a bit too green. It is also a common problem that you know the context of the location well and see more in the photo than a casual observer.

Disclaimer - this is a reply to your request for more feedback and meant to be an attempt to understand the DPC score.
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Niagara's Horseshoe Falls
12/07/2014 12:14:12 PM
Niagara's Horseshoe Falls
by aliqui

Comment by MadMan2k:
Nicely done - seeing the sharp details in the water is cool, it's well composed and the sky is interesting, and you captured the mist well.
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Niagara's Horseshoe Falls
12/06/2014 10:02:51 PM
Niagara's Horseshoe Falls
by aliqui

Comment by giantmike:
That building adds a lot.
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Niagara's Horseshoe Falls
12/03/2014 03:03:20 AM
Niagara's Horseshoe Falls
by aliqui

Comment by Wessam:
10++

Just voted...
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Niagara's Horseshoe Falls
12/01/2014 04:56:33 AM
Niagara's Horseshoe Falls
by aliqui

Comment by Neat:
I love the matte finish, gorgeous!
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Battery Point Lighthouse
11/06/2014 06:05:12 AM
Battery Point Lighthouse
by aliqui

Comment by JakeKurdsjuk:
Interesting - the clouds over the cliffs in the background almost give it a tsunami look.
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Battery Point Lighthouse
11/05/2014 08:34:41 PM
Battery Point Lighthouse
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Comment by MadMan2k:
I like the overall environment and the slight blur in the crashing waves. Great composition too.
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