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The candle maker
The candle maker

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Challenge: Free Study 2014-10 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D200
Location: Historic Richmond Town, Staten Island, New York
Date: Oct 21, 2014
Aperture: 5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/640
Date Uploaded: Oct 21, 2014

Two image HDR. A little dodging and burning. A dose of USM and resized for entry.

Place: 103 out of 159
Avg (all users): 5.5455
Avg (commenters): 5.6667
Avg (participants): 5.5854
Avg (non-participants): 5.4286
Views since voting: 214
Views during voting: 176
Votes: 110
Comments: 4
Favorites: 0

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11/10/2015 07:04:52 PM
Greetings from Andi and the Critique Club Tony.

I think this image works well in B&W but am not sure about the treatment, you have all the tones here (thanks to HDR) but it still looks a little flat and can't put my finger on why. The main post and bucket would look better if you had brought out more detail in them?

Personally I think moving back would help the image as it's all a little tight. Or, moving closer to get more detail of the process of making candles might have worked even better.

The subject is interesting and think more thought on the composition would have helped your score here.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/06/2014 11:48:22 AM
A different crop, taking some off from the right would have made a much stronger image. Feel that the girl on the right is just a bit to centered for my taste.
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11/06/2014 05:45:25 AM
I like the scene but not the processing. My eye is constantly pulled away from the subject.
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11/05/2014 08:37:21 PM
I like the B&W conversion and toning you've used on this one.

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