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Water God
Water God

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Color (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot A40
Location: Coquitlam, BC
Date: Apr 1, 2003
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Urban, Digital Art
Date Uploaded: Apr 1, 2003

I had this idea for a few days but it has been raining all week. Finially I saw a break in the clouds, so I rushed outside, to try and take some picks. It's hard to find a firehydrant without buildings (or other) in the way. They just don't put them in open fields. I wonder why.
Anyways after laying down in the muddy grass at differnt locations (and a few stares), I got some ok pics. Used PS7 to emphisize the color and sharpness, to give the hydrant an surreal, almost superimposed look. Rotate, Crop out most of the extra stuff I could, and frame it with a simple border.

Place: 215 out of 295
Avg (all users): 4.6869
Avg (commenters): 5.6667
Avg (participants): 4.6154
Avg (non-participants): 4.8310
Views since voting: 989
Votes: 214
Comments: 19
Favorites: 1 (view)

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04/18/2003 07:14:58 AM
Greets from the Critque Club:

Hi there Fiver!

Initial Impression:
Colorful, A bit too processed for my tastes.

Certainly meets the challenge

This is rather weak in my opinion, but I'm not sure there's much you could do to improve it. For your subject and the surroundings it's decent. Maybe some clouds in the sky would have helped add some interest to the photo.. Not sure really.

This was the first thing I noticed about this pic.. The colors are very vivid and sharp, making the subject look fake. From your comments I can see that's what you intended and you succeeded well. However, from a score standpoint really manipulated photos tend not to do well here.

Good job in achieving the affect you desired! Good luck in future challenges and don't let low scores stop you from developing your style.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/13/2003 06:33:06 PM
The blue on the "water god" matches the blue of the sky nicely.
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04/13/2003 12:02:18 AM
You can tell this photo was manipulated. The background is distracting.
04/12/2003 07:26:52 AM
Nice perspective. Would be more effective if we wouldn't see the buildings in the background, though this almost impossible in a city setting. Good luck.
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04/12/2003 12:58:57 AM
Interesting subject and colours but I think it's over saturated.
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04/11/2003 08:04:53 PM
Wonderful perspective and color. The background stuff is too distracting. :( I wish that you could have gotten a litttttttttle lower and only had sky in the pic. :)
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04/11/2003 01:35:21 AM
i like the angle. kind of reminds me when I was a dog in a previous life
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04/09/2003 05:02:30 PM
Way too much sharpening or color saturation but I like the subject.
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04/09/2003 03:13:20 PM
great - except for the appartment buildings in the background - wish you'd found an angle that didn't show them.
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04/09/2003 02:30:36 PM
Nice image and good colors. I like how you made the hydregent prodominant in the photo. Good job.
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04/09/2003 11:10:36 AM
Yep, that's the theme.
04/08/2003 06:24:37 PM
Interesting, very...
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04/08/2003 05:38:41 PM
Makes a guy want to raise a leg. NIce.8
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04/08/2003 04:41:18 PM
nice angle
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04/08/2003 02:17:20 PM
good job, nice photo.
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04/08/2003 02:16:24 PM
nice photo. good job.
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04/08/2003 12:36:43 AM
This is really good. I think it looks a little washed out on the lower left side. A good submission for color.
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04/07/2003 07:21:22 PM
A little over-saturated (see the color bleeding off the purple and cyan?). Nice shot however, I like the bold subject.
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04/07/2003 12:25:40 AM
Very kool perspective....really good.
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