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Sun and clouds
Sun and clouds
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study 2015-05 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Sony Alpha A77
Lens: Tamron AF 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD with Piezo
Location: Prosser, WA
Date: May 23, 2015
Aperture: 25.0
ISO: 160
Shutter: 1/80
Date Uploaded: May 27, 2015

Tripod mounted shot made as storm clouds moved across the setting sun.

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Place: 137 out of 157
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Views since voting: 85
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Votes: 78
Comments: 4
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06/27/2015 09:10:56 PM
Hi Gaylord,

This comment is part of my participation in the Critique Club. There's a big backlog on requests, sorry for the delay. So...

The drama in this scene is clear. The figure/ground of the two diagonal parts of the photo are well seen and composed. But.. the overall effect is damaged by the excessive saturation and the color noise within the blues and yellows. I'm also wondering who tightly cropped this is - I suspect from the lack of detail that it's a pretty small portion of the overall image. I'll finish by restating that the lines and composition are great. The colors are complementary and would work well together. If this were sharper, desaturated a bunch and lacked the color artifacts (particularly in the blues) it would be a much stronger image. You really don't need the exaggerated colors to create a dramatic image.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/07/2015 12:25:32 AM
awesome cloud formations, seems the yellow is almost tooo vibrant taking away the awesome coolness sight of what the dramatic clouds are missing for me.
06/06/2015 02:47:50 PM
Very splotchy.
06/01/2015 01:24:27 PM
A bit too much saturation here.


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