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Specks and the Universe
Specks and the Universe
greenem2


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Perspective (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G2
Location: lake
Date: Feb 9, 2003
Aperture: 8.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Black and White, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Feb 9, 2003

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Statistics
Place: 5 out of 94
Avg (all users): 7.0459
Avg (commenters): 8.2759
Avg (participants): 6.9028
Avg (non-participants): 7.3243
Views since voting: 3339
Votes: 109
Comments: 42
Favorites: 47 (view)


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08/18/2006 10:07:35 AM
Very nice. We are quite insignificant when you think about it. Love the point of view.
08/18/2006 09:56:05 AM
beautiful
02/01/2006 10:12:30 PM
this is fantastic.
05/17/2003 02:12:49 AM
Hey Green. I have always enjoyed your photos, but in going back and looking over some challenges I didnt paticipate in, I saw this shot and just had to comment. Absolutely excellent image. Love the b&w, the grain, the mood, the relative size of the subjects as well as the overall composition. In contrast to some other opinions, I like the composition as is. By leaving so much of sand at the bottom of the image, you balanced the 'earth' with the rest of 'the universe' which help to accentuate the smallness of mankind in relation to both of these concepts. Wonderful image, please keep 'em coming. You are quite gifted. md
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02/19/2003 11:59:11 AM
Oh, man, I could've sworn this one would've been the top winner. An absolutely awesome shot, congrats! :)
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02/17/2003 12:43:10 PM
I didn't vote last week so this is the first time I've seen this shot.

What an excellent take on the challenge and a perfect title, it really does put things in perspective. The children are the perfect size - just big enough to make out, and small enough to carry the point across. Genius. And those clouds are stunning too.

I'm glad to see this did so well despite not being the obvious interpretation of the challenge. Well done.
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02/17/2003 11:47:05 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club :)

Lucky me... I get to critique my favorite photo from the challenge :)

I found this photo to be quite inspiring. Where perspective is concerned, I really like your approach to the challenge. The small children in this photo give 'perspective' to the vast land/sea/sky scapes shown in your photo. Your choice of black and white really enhances the entire mood of this photo as well. The theme could be somewhat 'sinister' in a way but, with your title, it sort of puts mankind into perspective with everything :) I love the entire composition... I can't offer you any ideas for improvement because I woulnd't change a thing...

Great job...

John Setzler
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02/17/2003 10:16:00 AM
I was hoping this picture would've take the 1st place. I agree with the others, that you could crop some of the bottom of the picture. It improves your composition. Try it using the scrollbar on the browser's window. Congratulations!
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02/17/2003 08:31:59 AM
Your shot, as usual, is quite outstanding... I enjoy searching yours out when the challenges are over... keep up the great work :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/16/2003 10:58:02 PM
Good choice on B&W. Less sand and more universe would have been a better crop - IMO.
02/16/2003 10:56:28 PM
I just love this picture! It is one of my two favorites of the challenge. B&W is great. I also like the grain in the picture, it adds a feeling. This is a beautiful shot by itself, but adding the two children is what won me. Very beautiful. Good luck in winning the challenge!
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02/16/2003 08:45:27 PM
Wonderful image and fantastic composition!!!
02/16/2003 11:31:55 AM
I just love this. I don\'t know what to say. There\'s nothing I would suggest to improve it. It\'s a great work of art. This is one case where large size works and doesn\'t make the image difficult to read. 10!
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02/16/2003 11:07:26 AM
Surreal, amazing, different....my fav this week. Only thing that bugs me is that the kids are a bit too close to the center of the frame. still a 10
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02/16/2003 05:39:37 AM
I feel quite small when I see this--strong sky--good texture in the sand and a lovely overexposure coming from the right-the focus of attention is the children--well placed--a lovely composition.
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02/15/2003 03:24:12 PM
I like your take on perspective and this is a great image. I would have cropped it midway through the sand on the bottom. I think this photo would have better balance with the horizon at the bottom third of the photo. I don't thinkyou would loose the expansive feel of the image with respect to the children, even corpped tighter on the bottom.
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02/15/2003 01:31:15 PM
Nice job covering multiple interpretations with one image.
02/15/2003 05:03:22 AM
To Sandy...
02/14/2003 02:33:35 AM
This is an excellent photo. Because it is so good, the only things i'll say in this comment are small nit-picky things.

I think the children should be centred. I think this would help the composition more than them being slightly to the right. I'm also not so keen on the washed out white area on the right.

I think overall this needs just a little more contrast throughout the photo, to add to the high dramatic feeling this photo already gives.

Changing these small things would get you an 11 if such a thing were available, but have a 10 for now.
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02/14/2003 01:47:41 AM
awesome picture!
02/13/2003 07:20:33 PM
One of the best composition I've seen on this site in a number of months that I've been a member, great tonal range, the sky is perfect. Too bad we have to comply with the current size limits. Great job, congrats!
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02/13/2003 06:41:54 PM
I love this photo. emotive. even tones to set the scene of tranquility.. awesome work! you should be proud.

Edit: My daughter's (9 yrs old) interpretation... I like the sky. It looks like a time portal that is opening for the children.
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02/12/2003 09:09:17 PM
Very nice. It's mystical and really inspiring to me. I'd give it a 10 if I could vote. :)
02/12/2003 08:10:31 PM
Worthy of a poster
02/12/2003 07:14:03 PM
Wow, sure puts things into perspective for me. Very nice, thought provoking shot.
02/12/2003 09:57:46 AM
Stunning
02/11/2003 11:48:01 PM
Very dramatic shot with lots of mood. A little graininess in sky, maybe purposeful?
02/11/2003 09:04:24 PM
I wish I could have taken this. Dramatic effect is top notch. BW is great. In my pics for the podium. 10. I hope the "I hate kid pictures" trolls don't notice the children.
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02/11/2003 07:23:57 PM
Great title and I really like the shot. B & W was an excellent choice.
02/11/2003 05:38:06 PM
oh my oh my 10
02/11/2003 10:34:16 AM
This almost has a surreal feel to it. The desolation... it gives off a sad alone feeling. The b & w, noise, and perspective makes this a very unique interesting shot. - xertion
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02/11/2003 09:55:57 AM
A little too much foreground imo...but great shot :)
02/11/2003 08:56:53 AM
Nice old fashion shot! LIke the mood!
02/10/2003 09:18:37 PM
Very nice. I like the noise effect. Great composition.
02/10/2003 07:19:41 PM
very nice shot. i almost would like to see the two people a little bit closer.
02/10/2003 06:36:48 PM
WOW.--I love every inch of this shot. Nice shooting.
02/10/2003 05:42:57 PM
Very good concept, well done!
02/10/2003 05:23:48 PM
Very nice. I love the feel of this picture. One thing: I'd try to set the horizon either higher (to highlight the sand), or lower (to highlight the beautiful tones of the sky). It's a toss which one I'd like the most. Nonetheless a very nice picture. Makes me dream of the beach. Jacko 9
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02/10/2003 01:18:31 PM
My absolute favourite this week and one of the best for weeks. Great composition. Perfect in b&w. Marvelous sky. Good focus and contrast. Hope you win. Good Luck!
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02/10/2003 03:18:28 AM
I just can't take any more Waldo pics so I'm coming over to the members challenge to treat myself. This is gorgeous. I think it'd look really pretty if you hand colored it and printed on watercolor paper. Gorgeous.
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02/10/2003 12:13:53 AM
Some may not like the grainyness. I think it adds great character to the shot. Nice work.
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02/10/2003 12:04:53 AM
Beautiful shot.. I love the exposure on this one.. the children in the frame really make this shot pop... great work :) = 10 - setzler
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