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Castlewood Canyon State Park bridge span
Castlewood Canyon State Park bridge span

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Bridges IV (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-700D Rebel T5i
Location: Castlewood Canyon State Park
Date: May 22, 2015
Aperture: 22.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/15
Date Uploaded: May 22, 2015

This is a five exposure image that was processed with Nik HDR Efex Pro 2.

Place: 31 out of 84
Avg (all users): 5.9057
Avg (commenters): 8.3333
Avg (participants): 6.0233
Avg (non-participants): 5.8254
Views since voting: 229
Views during voting: 199
Votes: 106
Comments: 4
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06/28/2015 04:24:29 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club

I notice you have quite recently joined DPC and have entered only a few challenges. Hopefully you have not been put off by the scoring and will come back for more!

You were up against a lot of strong competition in the bridges challenge and you managed to pull off quite a reasonable score - just short of 6.00. However, I think this image could have done lot better with some small changes in the post processing.

The composition is strong, with nice leading lines and the rocks to the left add some nice foreground interest. However, to my eye it feels slightly over exposed in some places, which could most certainly have been adjusted in post processing. Additionally, I feel the Black and white conversion, whilst suiting this image needs a bit more "oomph". By that I mean strong contrast so the blacks are more black.

I would also recommend you clean your sensor! There are sensor dust spots very evident in the clouds. These will always show up more using a smaller aperture and using HDR software will always make them more visible. However, you can easily remove them in most photo software these days.

With those minor changes I do believe you could have pushed your score over 6
 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/02/2015 01:49:00 PM
I like the lines in this. BW helps to. Good job. :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/29/2015 03:15:52 AM
goodnfeeling of depth in the shot. Almost as if I we're there.
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05/27/2015 06:52:15 AM
I like the dramatic lines and shadows of this.
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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