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Challenge: Golden Ratio II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix HS20EXR
Location: Maldon, Vic. Australia
Date: Dec 15, 2013
Aperture: 3.6
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/30
Date Uploaded: Dec 15, 2013

A calf in a petting enclosure. Taken with available light as I didn't want to startle the babies with my flash.

Topaz Adjust > tones > black rose
Topaz Detail > feature enhancement 2
Resize, sfw.

Place: 38 out of 66
Avg (all users): 5.8816
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.4722
Avg (non-participants): 6.2500
Views since voting: 241
Views during voting: 159
Votes: 76
Comments: 2
Favorites: 0

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12/28/2013 03:29:36 PM
I certainly see a "Golden Ratio" here. It's a decently solid image; it's sharp, well exposed, etc. I might have preferred a color version, but that's really a preference thing. There's nothing "wrong" with the color treatment you chose I don't think.

S/he sure is cute. I can almost feel the softness of the fur and the sharpness of the straw. I feel like the newborn has more story to tell that isn't being told here, and I think the story is what would have given this image a better score. Right now this could be any calf in any barn, anywhere. It's easily forgettable. You say this was in a petting zoo, so what could be done to tell that story? The challenging part would be making a petting zoo look attractive, which is hard, I know, heh.
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12/22/2013 05:52:34 AM
That's unexpectedly appealing. I suppose it's because it's an unexpected expression of the golden whatsitsname. Unexpected is always interesting. Thank you.
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