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Challenge: October Free Study (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Sony DSC-F717
Location: Thorpe Park
Date: Oct 31, 2004
Aperture: f3.2
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1.7 secs
Galleries: Action, Photojournalism
Date Uploaded: Oct 31, 2004

The delightful, intense G-force ride at Thorpe Park.

Place: 145 out of 487
Avg (all users): 5.7944
Avg (commenters): 6.5455
Avg (participants): 5.7306
Avg (non-participants): 6.2759
Views since voting: 1025
Views during voting: 369
Votes: 248
Comments: 13
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11/14/2004 10:46:50 PM
Greetings from the critique club.

I feel like I am at the fair. This picture does a good job of giving one a sense of placement. You have captured a piece of something we have all built up memories of. Looking at the light trails there, I can only imagine how scary this ride is.

The shape of your light trails does a good job of leading the eye across the frame. The sheer texture of these trails along with the multiple directions they lead you is amazing. I think that the bridge on the bottom of the frame then pulls your eyes completely out of the pic, into some kind of tunnel. The people in the frame just help pull your eye to that bridge, and out of what is really interesting about this picture. Why not a tighter crop to cut out those elements on the bottom and make it a little more abstract?

Great lighting. I wonder if there was a very bright light just to the left of frame. The whole pic looks a little washed out with a lens flare, especially across the middle of the frame. A lens hood could have helped with that.

This shot looks just a little dirty to me. You might want to run something like neat image on this one. Iím not usually a fan, but it could help clean it up.

The streaks here are amazing, and almost enough to overcome the stuff on the bottom.

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11/08/2004 01:33:10 AM
A very impressive image!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/04/2004 10:16:24 PM
awsome, too bad you coudn't remove the people
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11/04/2004 04:25:25 PM
Very cool lioghting. I like how the blue balances out with the bright yellow. Nice exposure and very good idea to include people there, rather than just the ride. It provides a more interesting subject matter. Good job.
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11/04/2004 04:26:53 AM
COOL light effects! Well done GL
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11/03/2004 09:13:44 PM
Cool effect. I'm curious what it is exactly.
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11/03/2004 06:29:18 AM
Looks exciting. Great colors!
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11/03/2004 03:28:57 AM
very unusual I like it Great effects colour and detail
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11/02/2004 10:47:32 PM
Now that's cool! Good job on the long exposure.
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11/02/2004 06:49:08 PM
Very cool..excellent shot.............
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11/02/2004 04:33:21 PM
THe lights here are really interesting, nicely done.
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11/02/2004 09:53:36 AM
This is really fun. I like this ride. Tell those guys to duck next time! Just kidding, though you might consider cropping them out; they do steal some of your attention here. Really groovy image. 8
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11/01/2004 10:32:14 AM
This turned out very well.
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