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Nature's Mirror
Nature's Mirror

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Challenge: Symmetry (Classic Editing)
Camera: Minolta DiMAGE S404
Location: bay in whitby
Date: Mar 29, 2003
Date Uploaded: Mar 29, 2003


Place: 102 out of 226
Avg (all users): 5.3579
Avg (commenters): 6.3333
Avg (participants): 5.2301
Avg (non-participants): 5.5455
Views since voting: 861
Votes: 190
Comments: 10
Favorites: 0

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04/09/2003 09:57:43 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club
By Inspzil

Composition - A lot like my image. You left a comment that led me to believe that this was yours during the voting. And I was right in assuming that this was yours. Really the composition is about as good as you could make it. A better day would've been better. The only 2 things I think that separate mine from yours is weather, and that mine was a little more 2 dimensional and straighter across the horizon. Honestly I think the shoreline going back throws things a little out of whack. There isn't much I'd change about the general composition, it looks like you just needed a little better day.

Technical - The horizon problem is a biggie and I think the underexposure is another problem that could have affected your score. The reflection honestly is at least as clear as mine. I posted mine the right way in my portfolio if you care to look. I think that was the trick that put me where I finished. Everyone looks at the reflection first, so I made that the clearest by inverting it. Yours is really the same on both sides, even more than mine. I paid very close attention to my crop, making sure that the top and bottom were exactly the same, even if the horizon was not in the middle. You might've been able to lighten the picture up some in PS, but I think overall the photo is just a little too dark.

Overall - You did pretty much the same thing as I did, just didn't get quite as lucky with the weather thing. This is a pretty good pic for me to critique as I have some experience with these shots. Go to my profile page and there's a web page there with some pics on it. I've done a few other shots that have some good reflections too. Well hopefully the weather works for you next time you get nice calm water like this. Strangely when I shot this it was clear north of this and south of this. There was just this one band of clouds directly overhead. Good luck in your future challenges. - Inspzil
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/05/2003 05:00:53 PM
This image could do with a little more exposure and having the horizon..horizontal. More drama with the clouds and sunset...perhaps on a different day.
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04/02/2003 06:58:21 PM
amazing timing- reflection is perfect
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04/02/2003 03:20:52 PM
if you rotate the picture as in this one you lessen the feeling of symetry!
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04/01/2003 03:20:42 PM
Nice. Good balance and techically and photographicly pleasing but seems rather static.
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04/01/2003 11:20:10 AM
This looks very similar to my shot. Its sort of running downhill from right to left which I think affects this picture some. The trick that I did was I flipped mine upside down, so the "water" as it appears is really really clear (because it's really the sky). Actually I turned it 180 degrees and then I flipped it about the horizon. Good image though
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03/31/2003 04:34:05 PM
Nicely mirrored image.
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03/31/2003 01:41:35 PM
I like the teture of this photo.
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03/31/2003 03:41:36 AM
It feels a little empty in the middle - too much sky/sky reflection. Nice idea tho.
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03/31/2003 01:26:01 AM
I think I would have preferred the horizon to be level.
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