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Challenge: Calendar (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: Brooklyn Park
Date: Nov 5, 2004
Aperture: F8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125
Date Uploaded: Nov 7, 2004

Crop,burn the sky, saturation,contrast, neat image

Place: 111 out of 190
Avg (all users): 5.3155
Avg (commenters): 5.3000
Avg (participants): 5.2124
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Views since voting: 583
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Votes: 206
Comments: 11
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11/18/2004 01:59:22 PM
from the critique club:

A lovely image with a great brick fence to carry the eyes. I am going to suggest a few changes, not at all to alter this image, but to aid you in future comps. One alternative is to move the angle of view so that the brick arch is not covered by the tree. The eye is following the top of the wall and the tree or shrub covering the arch present a desire to see behind the tree. The next suggestion is simply the reduction of the saturation as the image is slightly on the red. Less saturation will also help the sky and give it a more silk-like feel.

Again, these are merely suggestions which will bring the image a better focal point and a more comfortable look. However, you are the judge. My approach is usually to reduce saturation a hair because scenes with a preponderance of color, red in this case, suffer the danger of having this color favored. Pushing the reds will adversely affect the blues and create a minor unbalance.

Outside of this, I like the image in general. The wall is just great.
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11/14/2004 01:38:03 PM
The colours are what atracted me to this shot and they are great. The worst thing for me is that its just a bit ordinary in its content. With an "ordinary" scene like this you need to find a dramatic viewpoint and / or have some extraordinary lighting. The lighting here is a bit flat, there are hardly any shadows being cast. How about being right up against the wall or right down at ground level, don't be afraid to experiment with the veiw ans look at it through the camera to see what it sees, things can look very diferent from our own eyes. Well done though, a five from me.
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11/14/2004 12:55:22 PM
The colors don't seem right. Maybe too much saturation.
11/14/2004 09:12:22 AM
nice colors but no real focus of interest here
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11/13/2004 09:54:48 PM
Nice colors, a bit oversaturated for November.
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11/12/2004 09:44:20 PM
I really liked the way you used curves here. Colors really pop! Well done.
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11/09/2004 08:51:43 AM
I like the textures but the colors seem over saturated
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11/09/2004 02:21:28 AM
Interesting shot. I like the "confusion of seasons" from the contrasting dead leaves and very much alive greenery. Given the autum foliage in the background also, I would like to see the half-length top of the fenc just below frame center to balance earth and sky more. Exposure is perfect imo.
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11/08/2004 11:27:57 PM
too much proccessing.
11/08/2004 04:15:56 PM
The saturation is pushed too far for me. 5
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11/08/2004 02:52:22 AM
Very nice Framing of the picture. The colours are nice and warm, even for a November application. Perharps would've been a little nicer without the gray darmac on the far right. Perharps with a clever croping, it could be removed without loosing too much of the wall. If a chance comes, a re-shoot of this location, but from a lower perspective would give good results, perharps in catching more of the sky to create a good contrast with the red and green...
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