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Civil War Cannon - Will the smoke ever clear?
Civil War Cannon - Will the smoke ever clear?
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Challenge: Minimalism (Basic Editing III)
Collection: 2005
Camera: Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z2
Location: Manassas State Park
Date: Apr 22, 2005
Aperture: F5.6
ISO: ISO 50
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Sky, Landscape
Date Uploaded: Apr 22, 2005

Manassas State Park
Rainy, overcast skies, afternoon

Post-processed with Paint Shop Pro 9

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Brightness & Contrast: Histogram (32,1,255)
Brightness & Contrast: Curves
Brightness & Contrast: Clarify +2
Brightness & Contrast: Gamma Adj (R.83, G.88, B.76)
Brightness & Contrast: HMS (15,5,-25)
Sharpness: USM (.65,125,0)
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Statistics
Place: 228 out of 492
Avg (all users): 5.2556
Avg (commenters): 6.0455
Avg (participants): 5.1791
Avg (non-participants): 5.3522
Views since voting: 784
Views during voting: 446
Votes: 360
Comments: 29
Favorites: 0


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05/05/2005 03:15:00 PM
nice imagery, barry. i don't know why, but for some reason, civil war cannons just don't do well here...yet! one of these days, i'm going to capture the great cannon image...
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05/04/2005 10:23:40 AM
Yep, should have used a filter, although this is pretty much how it looked. It was raining (light mist) and the clouds were hanging very low with an overall light grey look to the upper ceiling.

Originally posted by hyperfocal:

Good composition, but the blown sky lessens the impact of the photo. A graduated neutral density filter would have helped. Good Work.


Originally posted by bhowie:

Good lighting for the subject. Wish it wasn't an open challange and you could drop the sky a few stops. If the blow out on the sky was avoided I would have given 2 points higher - I find it too distracting. Otherwise great image.


Originally posted by xonkas:

Nice subject and composition. Too bad the sky is blown out and the cannon lacks a little contrast to the bg. Anyway, nice approach of the challenge.


Originally posted by nico_blue:

the sky is overexposed imo.


Message edited by author 2005-05-04 10:26:41.
05/04/2005 10:06:23 AM
You're right. I didn't see that until you mentioned it. Still learning how to use curves - obviously! It could have been the gamma adjustment also...hmmm. Thanks.

Originally posted by ltsimring:

the sky colors have some green cast, i think


Originally posted by autool:

Your composition is, so right, that it is almost cliche. Nice job there. On my monitor it has a quite green cast, even in the clouds. If you did thid intentionally,okay, but I don't care for it.


Message edited by author 2005-05-04 10:07:42.
05/04/2005 10:04:16 AM
Thanks - I could have walked up on it a bit to do that I think. Couldn't get any higher without some assistance as it was out in the middle of a field.

Originally posted by byoung:

generally i like the composition and colors a lot ... i think a slightly higher camera angle which would have placed the dark top part of the canon below the dark bottom part of the tree line would have better isolated and drawn more focus to the canon
 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/02/2005 11:02:20 PM
great framing and colors
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05/01/2005 04:54:18 PM
the sky is overexposed imo.
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04/30/2005 09:49:06 PM
Anything about the civil war 8
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04/30/2005 08:03:35 PM
stretching, minimaism is a sense of tranquility
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04/30/2005 03:42:25 PM
I hope it will.
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04/30/2005 01:43:44 PM
Smaller subject would help.
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04/30/2005 12:16:40 PM
generally i like the composition and colors a lot ... i think a slightly higher camera angle which would have placed the dark top part of the canon below the dark bottom part of the tree line would have better isolated and drawn more focus to the canon
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04/30/2005 01:43:38 AM
nice shot, I like the fog over the trees in the background
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04/29/2005 06:57:31 PM
Nice subject and composition. Too bad the sky is blown out and the cannon lacks a little contrast to the bg. Anyway, nice approach of the challenge.
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04/29/2005 06:40:35 PM
The cloudy sky works with your title, but I can't help but wish for more detail.
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04/29/2005 12:26:58 PM
Very appropriate mood for the subject and good minimalism!
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04/29/2005 11:54:57 AM
this has an old fashion look to it. I like this image it is nice and strong...10..good luck
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04/29/2005 03:16:57 AM
the sky colors have some green cast, i think
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/28/2005 01:57:02 PM
nice picture
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04/28/2005 10:22:33 AM
Your composition is, so right, that it is almost cliche. Nice job there. On my monitor it has a quite green cast, even in the clouds. If you did thid intentionally,okay, but I don't care for it.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/28/2005 10:02:58 AM
nice shot.Ilike it
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04/28/2005 09:33:38 AM
This is a nice image. I love the rich greens seen in this photo. I also like the different types of line seen in the wheels of the cannon. nice work.
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04/27/2005 01:09:00 PM
Good composition, but the blown sky lessens the impact of the photo. A graduated neutral density filter would have helped. Good Work.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/27/2005 10:58:00 AM
Meets the challenge but conthing is missing...
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04/27/2005 10:37:41 AM
the sky is the strong feature but not minimal
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04/27/2005 10:26:27 AM
A difficult image to comment on really, it has simplicity and is minimal, but the elegance I associate with minimalism is lacking
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04/27/2005 10:23:58 AM
I love the commentary provided by the title; it exerts a strong transformative power over the photo.
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04/27/2005 05:11:15 AM
Good lighting for the subject. Wish it wasn't an open challange and you could drop the sky a few stops. If the blow out on the sky was avoided I would have given 2 points higher - I find it too distracting. Otherwise great image.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/27/2005 12:48:33 AM
A little too much green for my liking.
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