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Weathered Waves
Weathered Waves

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Weather (Classic Editing)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix 3800
Location: New Mexico
Date: Apr 8, 2003
Date Uploaded: Apr 8, 2003

This picture was taken very close to the Organ Mountains. I thought it was a good example of rain erosion. Hope you like. This is my first entry ever, so be gentle. :)

Place: 135 out of 226
Avg (all users): 5.1322
Avg (commenters): 5.8182
Avg (participants): 5.1048
Avg (non-participants): 5.1650
Views since voting: 926
Votes: 227
Comments: 13
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09/04/2004 01:04:54 AM
Nice capturing of shadow and light. I love the earthy browns and golds. Nice pic.
04/27/2003 12:38:13 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club :)

Hi KC....

Meeting the Challenge:

Your photo definitely meets the challenge. The erosion in the landscape shows a very strong presence of weather and its effect on the landscape.

Emotional/Artistic Impact: (My Opinions)

My personal opinion on the artistic and emotional impact of this photo is weak. There could be some, but the landscape is unfamiliar to me and I am unable to draw many conclusions on these aspects. This scene could have more impact to you since you are familiar with this terrain and it could also be an environmental concern for you and others in your area...


I think you chose an excellent compositional view of this landscape. I always believe that digaonal elements in a photograph create better compositional value. Your erosion pits do this very well. The contrasting diagonal of the 'hill' moving up in the opposite direction seems to work well also.


It's sometimes difficult to make comments on the technical aspects of a photograph without having some of the camera exposure information available. This scene could possibly be exposed a little differently to create some more contrast and possibly bring out the blue in the sky a little more as well. I don't know if you can use a polarizing filter on your camera or not, but those usually help increase color saturations in shots like this one. The sky in this photo is the strongest element of color, and I believe that the entire image would be stronger if the sky had a bit deeper blue saturation.

Welome to DPChallenge and, since this is your first submission to the site, I would like to give you a few ideas....

1 - don't get discouraged by scores and comments that you receive here. We have a very diverse group of viewers. Some will love your photos and some won't. Some leave nice comments and some leave comments that lack tact.

2 - Shoot photos that make YOU happy. If you are happy with your photo, that's all that really matters.

Keep up the good work :)

John Setzler

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/17/2003 08:13:36 PM
Great browns, beautiful textures. Good job. 8
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04/17/2003 01:52:50 PM
Nice image, but this doesn't have much to do with weather.
04/17/2003 01:51:02 PM
good job. nice pic.
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04/16/2003 10:47:59 AM
Wind does do that to sand doesn't it! Good idea for a weather shot.
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04/15/2003 09:25:55 PM
Great example of erosion. Maybe a little smaller aperture, bit bright, and bring out a deeper DOF. Focus is soft except that plant on the left
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04/15/2003 06:05:15 PM
Good job showing the "effects of weather." Not many people accoplished that in this challenge. - 9
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04/15/2003 01:37:02 PM
I'm not sure this is the best angle for this shot. The lines don't seem to flow. It looks a little oversharpened.
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04/15/2003 01:34:43 PM
good capture of erosion
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04/15/2003 02:50:41 AM
i like your interpretation of the challenge. lovely details.
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04/14/2003 03:08:00 PM
Great eye.....what a find!! Well done.
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04/14/2003 06:16:33 AM
Looks like a Fuji over-exposed sky moment. In fact, I feel the whole shot is over-exposed - could surely have been darker and not harmed your point, in fact might have emphasised those patterns, and lost some of the distraction of the plants.
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