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'Blue Skies' by Tori Amos
'Blue Skies' by Tori Amos

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Challenge: Song Titles (Classic Editing)
Collection: Challenge Entries
Camera: Canon PowerShot S40
Location: UK
Date: Jan 5, 2003
Aperture: F8.0
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/200th
Galleries: Sky, Landscape
Date Uploaded: Jan 5, 2003

~nothing but bluuuuuue skiiiiiess....~ :o)

The original was cropped, focus tweaked, hue&sat to auto, contrast to auto, midtone darkened (with levels), NeatImage applied to remove the grain, and double bordered.

Place: 100 out of 188
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01/13/2003 05:14:56 PM
~~~~Critique Club Comment~~~~

Composition (content)

If it wasn't for the challenge and the title I'd say that there is bit much of empty space above the silhouette. For a silhouette it is a nice image, the composition of it is pleasant and the different types of tree provide different textures to prevent a boring view. The small resolution took away some of the detail. :(
In this case (talking about the blue sky as the main subject now), the silhouette adds something interesting, nice and well done. I also like the color graduation behind the trees, be it on the soft side.
Nice border.

See composition.

Camera Work (Technical)
The exposure that resulted from the camera work and post processing is good. The silhouette is completely dark.
The blue sky shifts from whiteblue in the left to a darker blue in the upper right. Was it taken with a polarizer on, it is something you often see with polarizers used at a less perfect angle to the sun. The polarizer might make the sky blue'er when you haven't used it. I believe the S40 has possibilities for that..

Digital Processing (technical)
Good job. Very clean sky.

My opinion
As it is, too empty, but met the challenge well.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/12/2003 11:56:03 PM
tori amos' given name is ellen.
01/12/2003 01:48:29 PM
Very pretty photo. Nice use of the border as well.
01/11/2003 10:14:22 AM
amos on bt > ima......... is there another version of this anywhere? your pic is appropriate
01/07/2003 07:50:02 PM
Nice effect with the trees and houses all in the shadows, but with the title blue skies I would expect to see a much bluer looking sky. But over all the effect is neat.6.

Take my comments for what they are worth for I am just a novice with a new camera. Dodo
01/06/2003 05:10:41 PM
01/06/2003 12:57:59 AM
The skies are indeed blue. The rest of the picture is rather too busy and messy. Nice composition.

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