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Challenge: Skyscape II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM
Location: Georgetown, Maine
Date: Sep 14, 2014
Aperture: 11
ISO: 400
Shutter: 800
Date Uploaded: Sep 14, 2014

this is sand.

hue/sat colorize to blue. diffuse glow.

Place: 61 out of 62
Avg (all users): 4.7778
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 5.1724
Avg (non-participants): 4.5116
Views since voting: 244
Views during voting: 141
Votes: 72
Comments: 7
Favorites: 0

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09/25/2014 05:09:15 PM
*Greetings from the Critique Club*

I didn't get a chance to vote in this challenge, so the image was new to me. I spent several minutes looking at and thinking about the image before starting to comment. Then I had a work meeting. And then I started looking again and noticed your comment about the image being made from sand. Awesome. I think pure genius. I was enjoying the view, and seeing a fish, and then a woman, and I was looking for more. I did observe that the image appeared a tiny bit 'gritty', but I was so lost in the wonder of the 'clouds' that I had no idea I was not looking at the sky. Well done, well done.

Photographically, I like the colors and the wispy areas that allow one's imagination to wander. But the image does not have strong shapes, and does not have a lot of depth or contrasts. It appears many voters in this challenge idealized a more traditional and shiny image with a skyline from some city with the wildly vivid sky. To me your image is almost a storytelling image, there could be great meaning to the person who took it, but without the viewer understanding that story, this image perhaps seems a bit incomplete. There were however, a few voters who enjoyed your interpretation of skyscape.

(And even after spending nearly 15 minutes with this image, I still see the sky.)


  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/22/2014 10:14:27 AM
As long as we can see the babies, elephant and and Casper's friends, I'm happy.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/22/2014 08:26:54 AM
I feel so used. Also slightly gritty. I like that in a skyscape. Or in any picture at all, really.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/22/2014 08:18:03 AM
Sand ain't sky!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/22/2014 12:27:34 AM
Sand? Nice - I'll have to try that sometime.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/21/2014 11:57:01 PM
beautiful 9
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/15/2014 10:53:44 AM
Cool textures and interesting processing. It works well in an abstract way.
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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