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Challenge: October Free Study (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Nikon D70
Location: Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA
Date: Oct 10, 2004
Aperture: f4.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/250
Date Uploaded: Oct 10, 2004

Taken in golden gate park, early in the morning.
All I did was change the levels to bring the sky out, and some post-resizing sharpening.

Place: 168 out of 487
Avg (all users): 5.7126
Avg (commenters): 7.3333
Avg (participants): 5.6745
Avg (non-participants): 5.9429
Views since voting: 830
Views during voting: 316
Votes: 247
Comments: 9
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/07/2004 05:56:59 PM
Like the perspective, exposure and forboding skies. Nice work, very good composition.
11/04/2004 10:36:18 PM
great dof
11/04/2004 05:51:45 AM
i like the angle that this has been taken very much - it's very dramatic and it certainly conveys your title. i might have been tempted to de-blue the sky, i.e. make it all B&W or sepia even. don't know why, specifically, but i think it might work. maybe, notwithstanding that the sky is also (beautifully) dramatic, the blueness feels a bit optimistic? still, the shot DOES convey a lot of drama, got me thinking (breifly) about the merits (cool icons and flags) and disadvantages (Trabants and the KGB) of communism, and is enjoyable to view. 8.
11/04/2004 04:19:51 AM
Great shot, nice sky :-)
11/03/2004 10:01:18 PM
Nice statement. Love the halo of light. Great angle, crop .
11/03/2004 11:30:57 AM
Nice take on the theme. There is strength, here. I have two nits: the face of the oppressor is not seen and there is a strong overexposure in the otherwise very dramatic sky.
11/03/2004 04:02:11 AM
Dont get the title, but that's because of my bad English :-)
Great composition, realy striking.
This is one of the pictures I voted lower then intended with my speed voting, will bump up.
11/01/2004 08:40:54 PM
Great image. The only thing I don't like is the round light area around her head.
11/01/2004 04:10:51 AM
Very strong composition. Love the way you have framed it and the message here. It's a very powerful image. Very well done. All the best.

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