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Challenge: Weather (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot S30
Location: Gas station, San Marcos, CA
Date: Apr 12, 2003
Date Uploaded: Apr 12, 2003

Gas station flags, seemed so festive against the fluffy white clouds. Really expressed the warmth of the day.

Place: 68 out of 226
Avg (all users): 5.7069
Avg (commenters): 6.8750
Avg (participants): 5.6885
Avg (non-participants): 5.7273
Views since voting: 926
Votes: 232
Comments: 17
Favorites: 1 (view)

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04/27/2003 07:03:13 PM
Critique Club Review

Overall this is a pretty good picture. Color is good, exposure very good, compression was a bit overdone. The artifacts around the flags tend to throw the eye off a bit. Good idea with the flags to show that the breeze is blowing the clouds into the picture. I think that a slightly different angle could help some. As it is, the left side of the picture seems to be a bit left out of the game. You did a very good job of keeping details in the clouds and the depth of blue to the sky. The only other thing that comes to mind is, that the eye keeps wanting to see where those clouds go. Over all a nice job. I think the picture is technically superior to the score you received. I would have rated it in the low to mid sixes. However, it lacks a bit as far as telling a story. (Carol Kings old song, "Every picture tells a story don't it?" keeps running through my head.) The next step is to tell a story with the picture. We can tell from this picture that it was sunny and breezy, but it is more of a deduction to get to warm. day, than a telling of the information. As to what you might put in the picture, ah there is the rub. It needs to come from the photographer, not the viewer. You've got a good eye and you are headed in the right direction.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/20/2003 07:31:04 PM
this photo has a great sense of design and lines. you really lucked out with that sky :)
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04/18/2003 09:39:41 PM
Great leading lines here, good choice of angle. 7
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04/17/2003 08:12:59 PM
Great idea. Wished i'd thought of it. Picture is a little noisey - probably due to jpg artifacts. This will likely turn off some folks. Make sure you use up to the limit on file size (150 kb). This is less than 50 kb. What would have been a 8 or 9, now is a 6.
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04/16/2003 10:28:16 PM
Now THAT captures the wind! Great shot.
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04/16/2003 08:12:46 AM
Nice perspective.
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04/15/2003 10:32:42 PM
love the clouds.
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04/15/2003 05:25:31 PM
Good job capturing the wind. Perhaps a bit too much open sky on the left but very good anyway.
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04/15/2003 04:27:13 PM
great shot of weather! I would have liked it if the flag lines were going directly over head to bring attention to the top of the photo, and not just to the right corner.
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04/15/2003 02:08:32 PM
the sky looks really nice, i could have done without the flags..
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04/14/2003 06:47:52 PM
Could have done with most of the 'empty' space on the left cropping off but otherwise a great shot. Very colourful and an imaginitive idea to add interest to a sky shot.
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04/14/2003 03:03:06 PM
Love the perspective/composition.
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04/14/2003 01:42:03 PM
Nice picture, i can almost feel the weather!
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04/14/2003 11:29:12 AM
I was trying to think of a way to depict wind and couldn't think of anything decent. But you have, and you've done it very well too, good shot.
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04/14/2003 10:11:55 AM
Used car lot. yes.
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04/14/2003 07:03:39 AM
Great idea for the shot. You live near a second-hand car lot, perhaps? I like this a lot - a lovely photo which meets the challenge well, and a touch of originality too. well done. 9.
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04/14/2003 06:36:44 AM
very pleasing to the eye, 8
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