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Challenge: Hidden Faces (Advanced Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Location: Leo Carillo, CA
Date: Dec 25, 2004
Aperture: F/4.5
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/15
Galleries: Abstract, Landscape
Date Uploaded: Dec 26, 2004


Place: 32 out of 97
Avg (all users): 5.5050
Avg (commenters): 6.7500
Avg (participants): 5.3134
Avg (non-participants): 5.6000
Views since voting: 779
Views during voting: 348
Votes: 202
Comments: 6
Favorites: 0

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01/09/2005 04:38:55 PM
Howdy from the Critique Club! :o)

You placed 32nd in the Hidden Faces challenge with this image, so there isn't a whole lot for me to say that you haven't already read from other commenters. I'll briefly touch on four aspects with my random thoughts...composition, technical details, relationship to challenge, and aesthetics.

1. Composition: I love the arrangement of the rocks. Perhaps the focal point (Mr. Rockenstein) could have been placed a bit off center, as a centered composition is not as pleasing to most DPC voter's eyes and is rather static.

2. Technical details: Your focus is sharp, the exposure is good, perhaps a little bit of dodging or curves adjustment could bring up some of the darker parts of the shot. I might even suggest a bit more sharpening to bring up some of the textures of the rocks. Aside from those nitpicks, it is visually interesting and appears to be shot well.

3. Relationship to challenge: You hit this one head-on (no pun intended). Excellent find and perfect for this challenge.

4. Aesthetics: It is a visually interesting and pleasing subject for the challenge. It is not a "cookie cutter" shot and that alone sets it apart from many others. It could have been stronger with more lighting adjustments, to emphasise his Frankenstein-ness or make it more macabre. However, that aside, it isn't a bad shot on the old eyes! :o)

Overall, it's a very strong image with good points and points upon which improvements could be made. Best of luck in future challenges, and if you have any questions, please feel free to PM me! :o)

Critique Club
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/01/2005 09:39:52 PM
I like this one but maybe the white border is a little bit too big wide.
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01/01/2005 06:46:01 PM
Good job! (Looks like he has been shot between the eyes!) (6)
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12/31/2004 05:19:06 PM
Nice job!
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12/29/2004 11:24:53 AM
Nice composition. I might have used some saturation to see if I cold bring the earth tones out more.
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12/27/2004 10:21:20 AM
poor little rockenstein--he is so ugly, he is cute. :) cool shot.
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