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Storm On The Horizon
Storm On The Horizon
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Challenge: Weather (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G2
Location: Dartmoor, Devon, England.
Date: Apr 13, 2003
Aperture: F8
Shutter: 1/640
Galleries: Landscape, Rural
Date Uploaded: Apr 13, 2003

Taken on Dartmoor, near Okehampton Camp, as the weather was closing in. There was already quite a bit of drizzle and a considerable wind-chill. I just managed to get a few shots before taking cover.

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Place: 186 out of 226
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Votes: 232
Comments: 13
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04/28/2003 05:36:44 AM
Hello from the Critique Club!

Hello Io!

Wow, I love the earthy tones in this picture. it's so drab, and base, like I would imagine a storm to be. I've been to Devon, and I remember the fields just like that. So lovely and wonderful, I really miss it sometimes.

On the technical side of things, I find this photograph a tiny bit grainy. Now how can you avoid this in the future? Well.. start with a slower shutter speed. That will allow more light to come into the shot, and that means you'll get a larger range of colour, and basically, more light. I think the Aperture was fine... and well, you haven't provided me with the ISO, so I have no clue what it was. By the looks of it, it may have been 300 or 400, I'm not too sure. What else could you have done? I think a bit of colour enhancement with the hue and saturation, if you'd played with that a bit, you could have gotten more of a range of colours instead of the drabness (which I don't really mind, it seems more realistic this way). I would also suggest using a tripod for any kind of shot because it removes the shaky hand syndrome as I call it. You'd be surprised how much your hands shake when you don't mean it, so when you stick your camera on a tripod and hit the timer, you can stand back and let your tripod do the work, and that's lovely seeing the image afterward, crisp and sharp.

I definitely feel this picture has met the challenge, and very well indeed. I feel you were marked down because of the fuzziness to the photo, and that's it. Well done, and keep up the good work!
-Annida
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/20/2003 09:48:58 AM
dramatic sky seems to be a lack off detail in the foreground(handheld?
john
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04/18/2003 04:36:09 PM
The foreground of the picture is a bit dark but the clouds are excellent.
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04/18/2003 01:53:23 PM
Nice shot. It seems a little out of focus, but the balance is good.
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04/17/2003 10:15:43 PM
seems terribly out of focus..
04/17/2003 02:06:34 PM
nice job
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04/16/2003 07:39:01 AM
Nice cloud formations. In my opinion the landscape detracts from your shot. I think the clouds would appear much more dramatic if you simply blacked out the rest.
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04/15/2003 01:51:14 PM
Too dark. I thinkif you moved the horizon to the lower third, it would have more impact.
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04/15/2003 10:56:35 AM
Angry clouds over yonder! This pic should have been sharpened in the postprocessing phase to reduce the unfocused effect. The composition is good though.
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04/15/2003 09:26:54 AM
wish I lived there...love it
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04/14/2003 10:17:32 PM
At first glance the greyness of the land kinda turned me off of the overall picture. However, after looking at it for a few minutes I now think it completely enhances the picture. I really like the fence in the corner too, don't know why, I just like it.
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04/14/2003 05:42:34 PM
seems like the focus is a little blurry.
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04/14/2003 12:17:26 PM
Very gloomy shot.


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