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Being Green
Being Green

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Challenge: POWER II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Olympus PEN E-PL3
Lens: Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II
Location: Intersection of Airport Rd & 231 in Huntsville, AL
Date: Oct 8, 2015
Aperture: f/3.5
ISO: ISO-500
Shutter: 1/4000
Date Uploaded: Oct 8, 2015

Took my dad out to the small field of solar panels our town has and had him pose for me. I was so glad that he was wearing a green shirt. That worked out great for the theme.

I didn't notice that my ISO was set to 500 when I took this. I wish I would have taken it at 200 (the minimum for my camera). But, I still like the result, just a tad noisier than I'd like.

I cropped, cloned, enhanced the color and lighting. I did not do very much sharpening. I think it was pretty good as it was.

Place: 32 out of 43
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Votes: 76
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10/20/2015 11:31:14 AM
*Hello from Sid and the Critique club*

An interesting image that meets the challenge

Power is clearly conveyed through your choice of the solar panels and their inferred generation of electrical power. I like that your father is positioned to allow the rest of the image to be filled with the solar panels but I am not so happy that he is wearing one of 'em! I think it would have worked better if you had him a little more to the right obscuring the building in the background and looking in to the scene towards the panels.

The colour saturation is bordering on being a little too much for my preference but still reasonably acceptable. What is much less desirable are the blown highlights in the clouds they are detrimental to the end result. I don't think you should be too concerned about your high ISO modern cameras such as yours have continued to make significant improvements in the sensor's ability to handle ISO well and at these levels this really shouldn't be an issue.

Thank you for your entry, Sid
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/15/2015 10:13:54 PM
I'm grinning. Should I be?
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10/10/2015 03:13:09 PM
Solar panels are an excellent choice for this challenge. 8
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10/10/2015 10:58:02 AM
Who's dat
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10/10/2015 07:52:27 AM
Very cleaver. I can see right away why it's called "Being Green".
Vote Yes
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10/09/2015 11:34:41 AM
Great photo!
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