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Old Leatherlips
Old Leatherlips

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Challenge: Complexity (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix 2800Z
Location: Scioto Park, Dublin, Ohio
Date: Sep 20, 2004
Galleries: Landscape, Traditional Art
Date Uploaded: Sep 20, 2004

LEATHERLIPS, the Dublin Arts Council's first outdoor public sculpture, was dedicated to the city of Dublin on July 1, 1990. Designed by artist Raplh Helmick, LEATHERLIPS is an eleven foot high limestone portrait of the legendary Wyandot Chief.

Chief Leatherlips was a good friend to Indian and white men alike. To the Wyandots, Chief Leatherlips was called SHA-TE-YAH-RON-YA, which means "same size as blue." In later years he was called SOU-CHA-ET-ESS, which means "Long Gray Hair." He was given the name, Leatherlips, by the white settlers in this area. They called him this because of his admirable trait of never breaking a promise.


This is a statue in Scioto Park, Dublin, OH. I remember playing on it as a kid. I thought it'd be good for the challenge so I took my tripod and camera down and took about 35 different shots at various angles, this one was most fitting for the challenge and one of my favorites. I hope it does better than my last challenge, but I thought that'd do well, so you never know.

As always, no editing done.

Place: 71 out of 148
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Avg (commenters): 5.6250
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10/10/2004 02:05:09 AM
Critique Club Review:

The lighting and the trees on the left detract a bit from the photo. The lighting darkens the face, and highlites the eyebrow, hair, and ear. This tends to lead the eye away from the subject. Also the various highlites compete so that eye is not quite sure where to go. If the sky were darker/less bright, it might help also. The subject does fit the challenge well. Focus, color saturation are both also good. I keep thinking I would love to see this shot on a misty morning or a foggy day. Perhaps sepia or B&W would help focus the attention on the complexity of the rock. Overall an above average photo.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/02/2004 05:25:44 PM
For me anyway I think the lighting takes away from this shot. Maybe either a more uniform shadow or wait till it is in full light? Even a closer crop of just a portion of the face might have been an improvement. Keep trying (like me the 5.0 guy) and good luck.
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10/02/2004 01:47:41 PM
nice work
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10/01/2004 11:37:33 PM
returning for comments.
Indeed a very complex accomplishment filling the area with that great backward slope...like the subject is coming at you. very nice capture. Bumping up
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10/01/2004 09:11:31 PM
I like the lighting
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09/28/2004 05:04:48 PM
the lighting just isn't right.... the light is highlighting the back but instead should be shining on the face.... this is a good picture though and has a lot of potential
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09/27/2004 09:50:53 PM
like the composition exept the tree to the left bordering his face. definatly complex and a cool subject. nice
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09/27/2004 03:26:06 PM
Very complexed. The shadows are a little distracting. Maybe shooting at different time of day would help.
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09/27/2004 10:42:51 AM
cool.. but i dont like the lighting, maybe another time of day, or a fill flash?
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09/27/2004 01:33:44 AM
Good subject. Shadow is a little bit distracting ... don't know how to advice you about this. Perhaps a frontal shot, tight crop and wait for the shadow to subside?
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