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Challenge: Zodiac II (Expert Editing)
Collection: Vintage
Camera: Nikon Coolpix S4300
Location: Boise, ID State Capitol
Date: Sep 19, 2012
Aperture: 3.5
ISO: 160
Shutter: 1/30
Date Uploaded: Sep 20, 2012


Place: 28 out of 39
Avg (all users): 5.1754
Avg (commenters): 6.1667
Avg (participants): 4.9259
Avg (non-participants): 5.2529
Views since voting: 389
Views during voting: 282
Votes: 114
Comments: 6
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/27/2012 05:25:21 PM
Beautiful effect.
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09/25/2012 09:53:46 AM
Voted earlier coming back to comment.

The lighting and focus on the main subject is fabulous. However, there is not enough within the composition to tell me without a shadow of doubt that this is Virgo. I have to take your word for it and the title of what you are telling me. But if you show me that this is Virgo then composition would be stronger for it. It goes by the saying, 'Show, don't tell'. The wings on the statue make me think that this is more of a representation of an angel rather than the personification of the Zodiac symbol. Taking advantage of the Expert Editing rules one very simple way to accomplish that would to have superimposed/engraved the letter symbol for Virgo on the stone pedestal she stands upon.

There are, of course, more photo-manip ways to present the statue as Virgo but that would mean removing all the indoor museum background to place her into a setting that would carry the idea that she is Virgo.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/23/2012 07:14:42 PM
Nike - Victory of Samothrace as Virgo? Photographed form its most celebrated angle, but not so greatly ....
09/21/2012 03:40:13 PM
I thought this statue was entitled Winged Victory.
09/21/2012 12:08:50 PM
This is wonderful. The dreamy air, mix of textures, the complementary colors, the subject, all combine to make an excellent Virgo portrait. And the camera angle is just right. My problem is I can't understand why you left the detail in the lower left corner, or the detail in the yellow part of the ceiling next to the skylight, or the two little details on the window in the corner. Instead of admiring this fine image, I was scrolling up/down to see if I needed to clean my screen. I didn't take any points off for these details, which I do not love, but maybe you do. The white details above/behind the figure's right shoulder on the other hand, I see as contributing to the air, like the blur in the lower r corner. Either way, a much more interesting shot than usual from such a setting. It encouraged me to think. Good for you!
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09/21/2012 09:01:51 AM
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