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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs!
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs!
JayneRyan


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Challenge: Free Study 2015-05 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D4s
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 VR DG IF-ED
Location: Parrish, Florida
Date: May 10, 2015
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/4000
Date Uploaded: May 24, 2015

Shot with D4s on a sunny day. Adjusted tone and white balance and took out some vibrancy. Pony jumped into the pond while I was shooting some pics of a friend riding her horse.

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Place: 51 out of 157
Avg (all users): 5.9881
Avg (commenters): 7.2000
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Avg (non-participants): 6.0500
Views since voting: 161
Views during voting: 127
Votes: 84
Comments: 6
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06/28/2015 03:27:12 PM
Hi Jayne,

This comment is part of my participation in the DPC Critique Club. This is a strong composition, set in a surprising (in a good way) tableau. The graceful lines of the pony's gaze backward and the rippled abstraction of the reflections all add to the impact. What I'm less certain about are your exposure/basic toning choices. On my monitor, even at full brightness, the highlights all tend to gray. While there are some areas of deep shadow/black, they seem to be in small proportion to the overall image. Taken together with the expanse of dark grey water, the overall effect is one of tonal similarity. I also notice that the reeds on the far right provide a minor distraction due to their overlap with the pony and those in the blurred foreground, draw my attention, too, and might be fairly easily removed in PP. Overall, the appeal is strong and the subject/composition trump the negatives I've noted to make this a strong shot, with potential to be improved with a bit more time in editing.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/07/2015 11:01:06 PM
Beautiful shot. Love the ripples in the reflection.
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06/07/2015 10:24:37 PM
Very good portrait in spite of your sitter malaise!
bump
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06/06/2015 03:17:51 AM
Beautiful photo.
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06/05/2015 08:15:28 PM
Wish it was just a little brighter. Beautiful composition and love the reflection.
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06/01/2015 12:14:41 AM
I like this--
Something very quirky to it that made me smile--
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