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Cool wind
Cool wind

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Best of 2004 (Advanced Editing III*)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G3
Location: Alpine, Texas
Date: Dec 23, 2004
Aperture: f.8
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Landscape
Date Uploaded: Jan 15, 2005

Shot in West Texas with a little snow happening in the higher ground.
Touched up using auto color/layers/contrast. Also a small amount of curves.

Place: 416 out of 530
Avg (all users): 5.0536
Avg (commenters): 5.5000
Avg (participants): 5.0349
Avg (non-participants): 5.1154
Views since voting: 668
Views during voting: 476
Votes: 336
Comments: 11
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/30/2005 02:45:22 AM
Wonderful light and colors; to be honest, looks more "chilly" than just "cool" to me.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/26/2005 07:58:48 PM
This shot really needs you to move up and get lower. Moving up eliminates the barbed wire/moves the wire, and changing the angle may help the windmill become a more destinct visual element.
01/24/2005 06:50:12 AM
this view looks like it is full of potential, with the colors in the foreground, and the way the clouds and light can play across the background. what you need, though is a strong subject. by centering the windmill, you have made it the subject here, but it is too far away, and most of its detail blends in with the background. if you have access to this type of vista on a regular basis, you are in heaven! all you really need to do is work on composition, and you will be turning out some amazing work! good luck!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/23/2005 07:29:48 PM
Image quality is a little down (the hills for example are a little pixelated) which hurts this image, but it's a good subject and composition is effective.
01/22/2005 09:01:20 PM
Texas hill country? Nice colors
01/21/2005 06:28:50 PM
This has the potential, to me, to be a great shot. The centered composition of the windmill hurts a bit, and the noise in the sky does as well. The entire image feels a little odd, as if the processing is a little off somehow- too soft in places and too sharp in others. And this is just an aside- is there writing on the top of the hills on either side of the windmill??
01/18/2005 09:36:12 AM
quite nice, but i feel getting closer to the wind thing would be more effective.
01/17/2005 03:41:56 PM
Good use of small aperature for great DOF. Subject isn't the most appealing IMO. Also,I would like it better without the barbed-wire fence. ...5...
01/16/2005 11:32:00 PM
Ice image. not sure about the composition though
01/16/2005 10:49:42 PM
The muted tones in this picture make it really quite beautiful.
I love it.
01/16/2005 10:54:37 AM
Subject is too much centered

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