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"The Nile Song" by Pink Floyd
"The Nile Song" by Pink Floyd

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Challenge: Song Titles (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot A10
Location: Middle of the Nile, Cairo, Egypt
Date: Jan 3, 2003
Aperture: bap
ISO: nap
Shutter: cap
Galleries: Travel, Photojournalism
Date Uploaded: Jan 5, 2003

My cousin-in-law during a boat ride on the Nile, Cairo, Egypt, sunset.

Place: 60 out of 188
Avg (all users): 5.6214
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 5.6875
Avg (non-participants): 5.5426
Views since voting: 1885
Votes: 206
Comments: 11
Favorites: 1 (view)

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01/17/2003 05:57:18 PM
by karmat

At first, I did not really like the composition of this shot. I felt that it included too much "stuff" and could have been framed differently. After looking at it though, I decided that it did have some fairly strong points. The "rails" on the boat give a strong outline to the picture. As a result, the viewer tends to focus on face, more than the sunset, which may or may not have been what you intended. The subject is placed well in the frame, but I find myself wishing she was looking the other way, but I don't know if that was possible. Overall, I think the composition still feels slightly off balance.

It seems a touch dark on my screen, but when I look closely, I can make out the details of her clothing, the seat cushions, etc. so it does not seem to be badly underexposed. I think a bit of brightness on her face would have helped a little bit. It is well focused, and I really like how you have captured the colors and the textures of the water.

After getting over the shock of having the subject seem to be looking straight at you, it is a fairly effective shot. I am not familiar with the song you have chosen, and I have never been to Egypt, so I will take your "word" on it there. :-) The colors give it a very soothing feeling, and the water looks calm so that is also relaxing. Good work.
01/13/2003 01:56:52 PM
i love this picture :)
 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/12/2003 10:13:46 PM
Is this really the Nile? It's wonderful!
01/12/2003 12:53:45 AM
I would rather the person in front not have been there. Nice soft colors which look really good here, very mood setting. Love the pink cast to it all. Nice one. PTL
01/08/2003 12:36:18 AM
Interesting! You picked a pretty time of day but I think it detracted from the people for they are way too dark and shadowed.6.

Take my comments for what they are worth for I am just a novice with a new camera. Dodo
01/07/2003 08:44:20 PM
beautiful, ideal use of available light, can see all sorts of detail in different levels of foreground and background. real nice job, ten.
01/07/2003 11:57:22 AM
Doesn't follow the lyrics exactly...but it is a good picture. Color of sky & water is lovely.
01/07/2003 10:23:08 AM
Excellent. A little more exposure and it's probably 9 or 10. Well done - Inspzil
01/07/2003 01:40:04 AM
Fabulous composition and colouring. An unusual and interesting (for me) scene, very well captured A 10 from me. Jak
01/06/2003 04:47:16 PM
I love the colours of the sky and the softness of the water. The focus and depth of field is very good. The picture has a calmness to it - very nice.
01/06/2003 01:35:10 PM
the colors, light and composition of this image are absolutely incredible. you have captured the nuance of being in this very exotic locale :) .. good job.

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