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Pains Hill Cobham
Pains Hill Cobham

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Challenge: Landscape (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G3
Location: Pains Hill ,England
Date: Jan 12, 2003
Aperture: auto
ISO: 100
Shutter: auto
Galleries: Landscape, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jan 12, 2003

This is a photo of Pains Hill Park. 3 miles from our home in Surrey,England.

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02/16/2003 04:52:50 PM
This is a great picture,The composition leads the eye through the picture, a very calming scene, I think the sepia works well, giving it the feel of a victorian landscape. The lake appears to be frozen(is it?)
which adds to the victorian feel,as the long exposures they used give the same effect to their photographs of scenes with moving water in them.
01/24/2003 02:38:46 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club :)

Hi Redfig...

Is this water frozen? It has that appearance and I can't really tell. I particularly like the tree in the upper left corner of the frame. The dark shapes that it provides make it stand out nicely in this image. I also appreciate the 'foreground' in this image. I have seen several landscape photos recently that make me think I'm standing in the water as I view it... I think this foreground in your shot gives the viewer a nice solid entry path into your landscape.

The pinkish color toning seems a bit strange. I think that it possibly removes some contrast from the overall image. I also believe the photo is a bit 'soft' and could possibly use a quick pass of the sharpen filter to make the details stand out a little more...

Keep up the good work :)

John Setzler
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/19/2003 10:06:45 PM
Beaautiful composition. BW format works very well here.
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01/19/2003 06:24:03 PM
What a wonderful scene. I absolutely love the tree on the upper left. Looks like a big bonzai tree. I like the whole flow of the river. Good job. 9 Jakco.
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01/19/2003 12:57:06 PM
Good composition, but this photo would be more pleasing to me in color.
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01/19/2003 04:18:56 AM
I love the rich tones in this photo, and the composition of that river. It has the feeling, though, that you used noise removal or some aggressive compression on it... maybe that's not the case, but some areas of shrubbery are kind of smudgy. I'm not going to mark down for that, because I could be wrong.
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01/18/2003 01:19:17 PM
The black and white is very successful here, gives the water a sheen of silver. The quadrants all contrast, too, and that's effective. Good work.
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01/18/2003 07:42:00 AM
Lovely picture and nicely composed!
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01/17/2003 05:47:35 AM
Nice choice of not going with color here. It looks like something from an old book. Good job.
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01/16/2003 08:45:12 PM
nice pic....i like the composition
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01/15/2003 10:00:56 PM
could use a little sharper focus.
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01/14/2003 08:48:29 PM
A very good effort. Some of my favorite elements in this image are the character of that noble pine tree, the grey shadows and tones of the river ice and the searing shafts of sun blazing in from the left. The width of the river and the chunk of pasture are quite broad. But that may be the optimun vantage point in your circumstance. There appear to be some figures lurking in the midground (?) and a hint of a structure in the background. A touch more of the human presence would not be offensive to my tastes. Although this may not have been practical or of your intent I would like to see a little more texture in the midground trees. Those are two minor quibbling points in an otherwise noteworthy image. To me this is a quiet interesting picture that will speak well to the patient viewer. I am glad that you have trodden down the B&W route instead of the nuclear hue calander attempt. Continue with your wonderful vision quest.
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01/14/2003 03:47:47 AM
Nice choice of b&w for this one.
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01/14/2003 12:48:08 AM
I like the color/tone a lot. Nice lines move the eye into the image. Some detail has been lost in the shadows.
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01/13/2003 07:00:09 PM
Neat, love the tones. Looks cold there!
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01/13/2003 06:43:01 PM
It makes me cold to look at it! Nice shot. Cub
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01/13/2003 05:48:15 AM
Focus seems a little soft. Nice picture though.
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