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Colours of spring
Colours of spring
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Challenge: Color (Classic Editing)
Camera: Sony DSC-F717
Location: Rome
Date: Apr 1, 2003
Aperture: 5,6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/500
Date Uploaded: Apr 4, 2003

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Statistics
Place: 99 out of 295
Avg (all users): 5.5613
Avg (commenters): 6.5789
Avg (participants): 5.5108
Avg (non-participants): 5.6575
Views since voting: 776
Votes: 212
Comments: 22
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04/17/2003 05:42:32 PM
Greetings from the critique club:

There's not much to say here other than emphasize the other comments already made. You got a really good score with this and people gave you excellent advice so that you'll get an awesome score if you shoot it again. (This should be saves as an example of how DPC really works well for people!)

First off, the most distracting thing is the blur being in the front and not the back. I would say that you should use a very large DOF and get everything in focuse here; it would look better against the perfect blue sky in my opinion than a tighter DOF focused on one area. Which brings me to the next problem, the lack of a strong center subject that draws the eye. If you had a large DOF I don't think it would be necessary in a shot like this, but if you decided to go with a smaller DOF, or the one you chose, it is important to choose an area. This is difficult with the busy composition you've chosen. It might have been better to shoot from an angle, crop, etc, to find an area where all the tree limbs were going in one direction.

Overall, a quality photo of a beautiful subject that you could easily get a lot of nice pictures from. It would be cool to do a "study" of many pictures on the tree, including some macros of individual blossoms and a shot of the entire tree. What a nice find!

Keep up the good work.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/13/2003 02:11:40 PM
Postcard.
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04/13/2003 01:37:49 PM
Very pretty, and the lovely blue sky is the perfect bg.
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04/12/2003 07:17:56 PM
lovely!
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04/12/2003 12:04:26 PM
Very nice colours and composition. Too bad the clump of out-of-focus flowers in the upper left draw the eye away from the rest of the shot. Good job, however.
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04/11/2003 12:34:07 AM
what is this? dogwood? very nice. Glad there was not a cloud in the way, too.
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04/10/2003 10:39:43 PM
Nice shot however I feel the flowers that are out of focus are a bit distracting. Do love the colors and the concept!
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04/10/2003 01:57:12 PM
DOF is on the back. That makes the blurry foreground annoys the frame. The good thing is the composition of the lines.
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04/10/2003 10:31:12 AM
Technically very well done, exposure couldn't be better, and of course very colorful.
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04/09/2003 03:34:31 PM
Beautiful picture, but I'm not sure that "coors" is the first thing I think of when I see it. Still, it's a better picture than anything I've ever taken.
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04/09/2003 10:26:06 AM
nice photo
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04/09/2003 09:42:00 AM
Spring is wonderful. IMO you have tried to capture a portion of it but your picture has some flaws. Try to avoid making a picture with numerous lines going in all directions and be sure you have a main topic that is in crystal clear focus.
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04/08/2003 10:33:04 PM
This image is really busy...I have to say that's i'm a fan of a more concentrated subject/feel.
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04/08/2003 06:55:47 PM
awesome!
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04/08/2003 03:40:41 PM
Beautiful color BUT ! the blurr should be in the back ground and not up front, try to reverse you shooting and let the back flowers blurr, but the front should always be clear. Keep up the good work cause you got it, it just needs fine tuning and your on your way.
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04/08/2003 02:46:19 AM
I like the focus. Cool background.
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04/08/2003 12:08:06 AM
Interesting focus.
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04/07/2003 11:31:58 PM
Very nice color overall; I like the use of the cloudless blue sky as a backdrop. (Not sure your colour is the same as my color, though... :) JK!

I would have preferred either a very definite use of a shallow DOF (with a very clearly recognizable subject), or a broad DOF with all blossoms in focus. Just my opinions, though!
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04/07/2003 09:48:17 PM
A nice and smooth red/blue contrast, and the white works very well in it too. The green is a bit distracting though, and I think that can be fixed with simply desaturating the green color channel, although I'm not sure. This trick was discussed in the forums recently.
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04/07/2003 02:37:18 PM
The few buds that are blurry really mess up a great pic.
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04/07/2003 10:18:09 AM
very nice and a creative idea. The branches add a nice feeling of movement to your image. good work 8
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04/07/2003 01:12:35 AM
way too busy.
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