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Challenge: Train Tracks (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Sony DSLR-A700
Lens: Sigma 18-250 f/3.5 - 6.3 DC OS HSM
Location: Mabton, WA
Date: Aug 25, 2012
Aperture: 11.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/100
Date Uploaded: Aug 26, 2012

Hand-held, mid day shot on unused tracks in a small Washington town.

Place: 69 out of 97
Avg (all users): 5.2867
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 5.2000
Avg (non-participants): 5.3204
Views since voting: 177
Views during voting: 264
Votes: 143
Comments: 3
Favorites: 0

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09/07/2012 04:22:10 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

This is a good find for the challenge. Selective desaturation is a tricky techniques, not technically but for knowing when it works. It does work here but it is slightly in-your-face; it draws attention to the flag and thus away from the tracks which are the implicit subjects here.

I like the splintering of the wood in the sleepers but cropping some of the lower part of the image would have give a crisper, and in my view, thus more effective foreground.

Overall, a valiant entry - better than 69th might lead you to believe.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/30/2012 05:51:41 PM
perfectly executed color-key
08/29/2012 11:16:44 AM
The desat is nice. I understand the portrait aspect, but its leading lines to nowhere, so a squarer crop may have helped and reinforced the flag.

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