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Les Bayous de la Louisiane
Les Bayous de la Louisiane

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Challenge: Landscape (Classic Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D100
Location: Destrehan, LA
Date: Jan 10, 2003
Aperture: f/9
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Landscape, Nature
Date Uploaded: Jan 12, 2003

Bayou along Airline Highway outside Destrehan, LA.

Place: 69 out of 219
Avg (all users): 5.8745
Avg (commenters): 7.0588
Avg (participants): 5.9051
Avg (non-participants): 5.8333
Views since voting: 1237
Votes: 239
Comments: 19
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01/26/2003 02:33:34 PM
~~~~Critique Club Comment~~~~

Composition (content)

The strong point of this image is the reflection in the water, the saturation/darker tones warm the image up. While the representation of the real, non-reflected, landscape is true to life it (upper part) is a bit boring in my opinion. The lack of greens and the nature of the spanish grass makes it empty and flat. The reflection is warm and has stronger colors. That's why I'd suggest to try a landscape view, with the horizon higher in the frame, to get more of that really nice reflection.
On the other hand you now show us a strong 50/50 contrast in the landscape which is also nice. But again, I like the lower part better.
The placement of the house is nice.

Interesting lines in the sky enhance depth, good noisefree sky.

Camera Work (Technical)
Good exposure, good color balance. See Digital Processing.

Digital Processing (technical)
The upper part looks a bit soft and unsharp. I think that that is the result of jpeg compressing the picture too much. It is one of those pics with a lot of detail and when you compress that as hard as this, you are going to loose the sharpness in the details (like the spanish grass and the tree tops). The shoreline suggests that the focus and sharpness out of the camera were ok.
This one is 87kb out of the 150 allowed, that camera of yours deserves a higher jpeg quality. :)

My opinion
I like the reflection.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/19/2003 10:58:23 PM
focus needs to be a bit sharper for my taste
01/19/2003 06:59:44 PM
very well done
01/19/2003 06:36:16 PM
Wonderfull reflection. Jacko
01/19/2003 06:12:46 AM
Beautiful! One of the best reflection shots I've seen in this challenge so far. The composition around that little house is great, giving the image a sense of scale. I just love the incredible sense of texture here, almost to the point of being abstract. A 10 from me.
01/17/2003 02:57:01 PM
Great idea...love the composition. The reflection is great. I can only say that a bit of sharpening would have nailed this shot. Well done.
01/17/2003 12:19:53 PM
incredable pic. love the blue with the coldness of winter
01/17/2003 11:33:40 AM
The focus looks a bit off, but it's a great scene. love the trees.
01/17/2003 05:53:42 AM
Nice job on the reflection. The sky in the water is actually bluer than the actual!
01/16/2003 09:15:58 PM
I love the almost watercolour feel to this (no pun intended!) Lovely colours here. Good Luck! Very original, how did you get this effect?
01/16/2003 05:52:36 PM
I love the way the water looks, great!
01/15/2003 11:40:47 PM
Beautiful colors
01/14/2003 09:39:24 PM
like this photo quite a bit but it seems a little busy around the buildings. I wonder if there was another view that showed more of the buildings but still had the same kind of beautiful reflections. 8
01/14/2003 12:28:54 PM
Watch out for gators!....
01/13/2003 07:11:34 PM
LOL, don't tell... Cajun territory? :)
01/13/2003 06:21:50 PM
love the colors - love the reflection, gotta go get me some etouffe!!!
01/13/2003 11:15:55 AM
The reflection is great as is the intimacy and solitude that it conveys. Looks like a peaceful place to be.
01/13/2003 10:56:07 AM
Beautiful shot and reflections. I might have wanted to crop out the red building to the right, if I could have changed anything, but that's being picky.
01/13/2003 04:58:55 AM
too much relection on this

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