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A Little Crooked with Your Straight?
A Little Crooked with Your Straight?

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Challenge: Crooked (Minimal Editing I*)
Collection: 2015 - Challenges
Camera: Nikon D7000
Lens: Tamron AF 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD with Piezo
Location: Apopka, FL
Date: Jul 19, 2015
Aperture: f/3.5
ISO: 1000
Shutter: 1/160 sec.
Date Uploaded: Jul 19, 2015

DSC_9268-1 2015 07 19

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Place: 27 out of 137
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Votes: 72
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07/27/2015 08:51:14 AM
*Hello from Sid and the Critique Club*

An interesting image that may have challenged voters interpretation in respect of the challenge brief.

Although I like your interpretation, 'Skewed horizons, twisted perspectives' was the essence of the challenge, in that respect your image does not meet the challenge. However, I can see that you have chosen to make the viewers work a little harder than the immediately obvious with your juxtaposition of the prominent foreground tree that got last along the way in its straight growth to the sky as shown by all the rest of the trees. Personally, I like images that get the grey matter working.

I am assuming your overexposure was deliberate? It gives the image a sort of ephemeral feel with the resultant loss of detail concentrating the mind more on the straight trunks themselves so in that respect it works. Being a minimal editing challenge you weren't able to use perspective control which would have been good to straighten all the trunks perfectly and then tilt them. Given those restrictions I think I would have deliberately tilted in camera to more clearly fulfil the challenge brief and thereby, hopefully, attract a better score, but it was still respectably received.

Well done for your interesting take on the subject, Sid
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/26/2015 11:07:39 PM
delightful, even delicious.
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07/26/2015 09:24:19 PM
Nice find!
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