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"Snow" Outlet
"Snow" Outlet

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Challenge: Road Signs Revisited (Classic Editing)
Camera: Kodak DX3900
Location: Street outside my house.
Date: Jan 18, 2003
Aperture: F 5.7
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/512
Galleries: Urban
Date Uploaded: Jan 18, 2003

A sigh outside my house against a fresh fallen snow that stuck to the trees.

Place: 9 out of 174
Avg (all users): 6.4975
Avg (commenters): 7.5294
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Avg (non-participants): 6.4886
Views since voting: 1516
Votes: 199
Comments: 18
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01/30/2003 09:00:04 AM
Critique Club Review

Composition: Excellent. One of the strongest features of the picture. The strong shape and placement of the sign is balanced by the unique sunlit, snow covered tree branches. Good angle of view on the sign.

Technical: Focus is good and the deep DOF works well here. I don't think you can control aperture on that camera but if you can, I'd be curious what a shallow DOF would look like? I think that the pic would actually be a tad stronger if you had used some fill flash on the sign. It still looks good even backlit and obviously the snow is providing a lot of fill reflection but these signs are designed to flouresce in a strong light and it tends to make them really pop. As it is, the tree branches are almost primary and the sign is almost secondary. Also, when I look closely at the sign, it seems as if the focus on the letters is actually a tiny bit soft, yet the tree is really sharp, as if your AF hit the tree and missed the sign.

Post-Processing: Looks good. The only thing that stands out is the branches look like they might be a tad oversharpened.

All in all a great picture that might benefit from a few small tweaks! Good job! :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/26/2003 10:07:32 PM
nice shot. I like the angle and positioning of the subject.
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01/26/2003 09:19:46 PM
That is one frozen tree. I do not think the tree will escape its deep freeze anytime soon. This picture could of benefited from a noise removal program such as neatimage. See the light blue spots in the upper left corner. jgillard7
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01/26/2003 02:30:10 PM
This looks wonderful. The sky is great. One of the best in the challenge.
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01/24/2003 07:58:02 PM
This is a favorite! The sign is very clear, great color and the tree as part of the background is fantastic! Cute title, too. While I do prefer sign shots that include the "action" of the sign (in this case, a type of dead end road), but this is so very nice, I just don't care that's not included. 10 Swash
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01/24/2003 02:36:49 PM
Wonderful contrasting colors!
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01/24/2003 10:28:56 AM
the sign needs some more light. and i don't understand what if anything you are trying to portray here. but the contrast is great and the sharpness is good also
01/24/2003 01:05:56 AM
Great image. Composition/Exposure both very good. The sign is backlit, but in this case it works to your advantage. Very nice pic. 8
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01/23/2003 11:54:34 AM
Beautiful! One of my top picks this week. Even my 4-year-old daughter saw me looking at it and she said it was a "very pretty picture." The snow on the trees provides a wonderful contrast, and I like the slight reflection in the sign.
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01/23/2003 10:57:48 AM
this is very pretty - everything in this picture works very well together...
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01/23/2003 12:06:17 AM
I love the detail in the tree it looks stunning - I hope you took a photo of it on it's own as well. Composition of the sign and tree is quite good. My only negative is that the lighting of the sign could have been slightly better - although I admit that people might think you strange lighting a street sign to remove darkness and reflections. Good work.
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01/22/2003 10:56:21 PM
good angle, too bad you couldn't get a little more of the tree reflection on the sign. Still a great photo
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01/22/2003 07:30:11 PM
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01/22/2003 12:59:02 PM
Nicely composed and a good title.
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01/21/2003 05:15:26 PM
This is beautiful! truly a great photo. I love this picture.. I think it is simple, yet imaginative, and I love the angle you shot it at. Solid 10. Good job! Good luck!
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01/21/2003 04:19:17 PM
Nice colors and composition. 7 md
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01/21/2003 04:24:36 AM
This is one of my favourites! I love the composition. The colors are great. I like the reflection of the tree in the sign. Good job. 10 from me.
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01/20/2003 10:18:14 AM
Nice sky, trees to contrast the sign.
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