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Blessing or Curse

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Challenge: Free Study 2015-02 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon G7X
Location: Maui, Hawaii (USA)
Date: Feb 26, 2015
Aperture: f/4.0
ISO: 125
Shutter: 1250
Date Uploaded: Feb 28, 2015

While on a whale watching trip, I shot this looking back to shore as the sun was setting.

Place: 81 out of 146
Avg (all users): 5.7010
Avg (commenters): 6.6667
Avg (participants): 5.6567
Avg (non-participants): 5.8000
Views since voting: 197
Views during voting: 156
Votes: 97
Comments: 9
Favorites: 0

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08/06/2015 02:16:08 PM
*Hello from Sid and the Critique Club*

A pleasing study of a controversial energy source.

As your title suggests they are loved and loathed in equal measure but that is not really what I want to discuss here, your image itself is of far more interest than the subject.

This image is a good illustration of the importance of light, good lighting is the essential ingredient for photography, its what separates the lacklustre image from the wow image. As a direct result of good lighting this is a wow image! I love the way the light is emphasising the rough nature of the terrain, this will only happen like this when the sun is at the right angle. That same light is really picking out the whites of the turbines making them really stand out. The background is darker and duller as a result of the light and atmospherics which again forms a contrasting backdrop to the whole image.

The composition is good with a good balance between the foreground, subject and background. The turbines themselves are on a pleasing diagonal which is always a strength compositionally. Personally speaking, I can't see anything that I would have done differently, you've captured the scene perfectly.

It's a shame your image didn't score higher but I suppose there may be those who felt strongly enough against the subject that it affected their better judgement anyway, thanks for a great submission, Sid
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03/08/2015 06:36:19 PM
Not sure how I left a blank comment but here is what I was likely thinking... I would say these are a curse, it always amazes me how big these things really are and to me they are an eyesore. Every type of energy has a drawback and a price to the environment and I am not convinced the payback is worth the cost for these. As for the photo, it has nice leading lines and the hazy day adds some interest but my overall interest in the subject is just not there, I would likely have scored it in the 5-6 range.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/07/2015 07:13:17 PM
a great blessing! well done.
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03/07/2015 12:26:14 PM
A curse for sure!!
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03/07/2015 11:25:21 AM
I think they are very pretty. Handy too.
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03/05/2015 07:50:59 PM
7 from me. I like the pattern and shadow play.
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03/04/2015 11:06:19 PM
Great tiptoeing of these good/evil concoctions
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03/03/2015 10:41:41 AM
I like the diagonal.
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03/02/2015 01:46:19 PM

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