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3 Crows + 1 Open Window
3 Crows + 1 Open Window
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Challenge: f/8 (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Nikon D800
Lens: Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
Location: Berlin
Date: Sep 3, 2015
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/400
Date Uploaded: Sep 5, 2015

On vacation in Berlin. The apartment block across from our hotel.

Strong patterns, vivid detail, interesting anomalies. Find the open window.

Suspect this won't ribbon - may not even have broad appeal. But I like it. Mind over matter. I don't mind - you don't matter.

Statistics
Place: 21 out of 67
Avg (all users): 5.9701
Avg (commenters): 7.7500
Avg (participants): 5.5429
Avg (non-participants): 6.4375
Views since voting: 322
Views during voting: 125
Votes: 67
Comments: 6
Favorites: 0


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09/14/2015 11:54:53 PM
Originally posted by sidpixel:

*Hello from Sid and the Critique Club*

An interesting image that meets the challenge.

This is an appealing image in all sorts of ways but the detail is what holds your interest well, the challenge of your title too I reckon! It is a lovely building with some lovely detail and lovely tones all very appealing. I don't agree with your commenter about it being slightly crooked I think what they are seeing is a very slight tendency towards converging verticals from your shooting position below. Hah, I see it yes, the top is askew he were right you know! Having said that the bottom is not, ok I give up!

Although it is a well executed image I think where it fails in terms of the challenge is that the DOF from use of f8 is not obvious and this is perhaps why it scored lower. I think for the purpose of this challenge you need to demonstrate the f8 aperture through a selective DOF and perspective. This could quite easily have been taken at f4 for example but because it is all on the same focal plane you wouldn't know the difference.

Thanks for your submission, Sid


Thank you for the kind words. Much appreciated.

By way of explanation, I was editing on a tiny laptop with an old version of PS and without my normal suite of pluggins and I committed an editing error i didn't spot which would have corrected the skew at the top. Good catch to you and ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' godot.

I disagree completely with your comments on DOF. The building was about 150 feet from where I was standing. F/8 gives considerable DOF at this distance. If I had the time I would dust off my trig skills and compute the distance from my point of view to the center of the building which is obviously in focus. Then compute the distance to the right or left edge. I believe the DOF offered by F/8 would clearly have them both in focus. And since they were in focus, and since it was shot at f/8 the math would prove unnecessary. It is perhaps unrealistic to expect a photo like this to demonstrate softening associated with shallow DOF.

This was essentially a 'free study' where the only constraint was f/8. If the image fails, it is because there were better photos it competed with. Better subjects which captured greater voter interest. It's a complex image that requires a little study to appreciate. I'm grateful for your attention to detail, but it's more than I expect from casual DPC voters. I'm pleased with where it placed. I'm disappointed in my self for not catching the editing error. And I'm thankful for your thoughtful critique. ;)
09/14/2015 05:09:31 AM
*Hello from Sid and the Critique Club*

An interesting image that meets the challenge.

This is an appealing image in all sorts of ways but the detail is what holds your interest well, the challenge of your title too I reckon! It is a lovely building with some lovely detail and lovely tones all very appealing. I don't agree with your commenter about it being slightly crooked I think what they are seeing is a very slight tendency towards converging verticals from your shooting position below. Hah, I see it yes, the top is askew he were right you know! Having said that the bottom is not, ok I give up!

Although it is a well executed image I think where it fails in terms of the challenge is that the DOF from use of f8 is not obvious and this is perhaps why it scored lower. I think for the purpose of this challenge you need to demonstrate the f8 aperture through a selective DOF and perspective. This could quite easily have been taken at f4 for example but because it is all on the same focal plane you wouldn't know the difference.

Thanks for your submission, Sid
  Photographer found comment helpful.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/13/2015 04:48:25 PM
Great
Up, 9
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/12/2015 09:15:54 AM
I love it !!! Give 8
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/10/2015 03:16:50 PM
Very nice photo. Looks like it needs to rotate clockwise just a hair. but I think its awesome.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/07/2015 12:13:41 AM
Like a Where's Waldo. For some reason it took me a while to find the third crow. I wondered for a moment if he'd hopped through the window. I like the pattern and the interesting departures from it.
  Photographer found comment helpful.


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