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Orange County, CA
Orange County, CA
StevePax


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Challenge: Postcard (Classic Editing*)
Camera: Sony Mavica CD400
Location: My home
Date: May 2, 2003
Aperture: auto
ISO: auto
Shutter: auto
Date Uploaded: May 2, 2003

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Statistics
Place: 63 out of 106
Avg (all users): 5.5868
Avg (commenters): 6.1154
Avg (participants): 5.4605
Avg (non-participants): 5.8000
Views since voting: 1091
Votes: 121
Comments: 31
Favorites: 0


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05/15/2003 04:35:20 PM
Hey Steve,

I grew up in Turtle Rock in Irvine and went to University High School. Where do you live in Orange County?
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05/15/2003 04:31:33 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

I concur with all of the compliments below!

This is a wonderful photo of my home county growing up a young teenager in So. California. With your masterful lighting and magnificent composition and arrangement of objects, this image gives me a refreshing, light, jublilant feel. And I'm pretty sure that's what this photo is saying about Orange County: that it's a refreshing, light, jubliant place to be. So I think this makes a fantastic postcard; it sums up Orange County rather well, and you did it in a unique, original way, avoiding the normal landscape photo.

Everything about this photo is great. I really can't say much to improve it. Sorry! Some folks mentioned the blue border as being distracting, and perhaps a blue that matched the soft bright tones of the orange and green would have been better than the very bright blue you have here. I noted the font below, and I suppose it is true that Comic Sans is a bit overused these days, but these details have little to do with the image itself, which is really well done. You might try fiddling--only a teensy-weensy bit--with the contrast to make that lower orange section pop just a bit more, but if that touches your wonderful lighting or clean background, leave it alone!

This is possibly your best work to date, showing real skill. Everything came together for you with this one: light, focus, DOF, composition, arrangement of objects. It's all just superior. I'll have to get some tips from you about how to make such a clean, white background. My latest photos which attempted this always end up looking a little dirty.

Well, sorry I couldn't be of much help in terms of suggestions. It looks like to me that you did exactly what you intended. I imagine that some folks might have voted it lower because it wasn't a landscape--but that's why I liked it so much! Oh well.

I really look forward to seeing your future work!

David
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/11/2003 03:21:58 PM
I love this simple and beautiful composition. The colors are so sweet and pure. I don't care for the border. The color doesn't complement the subject, but that doesn't effect my scoring. :-)
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05/11/2003 10:52:52 AM
I think I'd rather see the orange groves, if there are any left...does look tasty though.
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05/11/2003 10:50:18 AM
Nice use of ROT, good color combination
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05/11/2003 12:20:13 AM
Now THIS one, I like!
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05/09/2003 01:50:35 PM
i love the simplicity of this photo. beautiful, bright colors without being blown out. the only thing i would change is that blue border. it really doesn't do justice to the photo.
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05/08/2003 05:20:52 PM
Very creative thinking. Good shot.
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05/08/2003 12:17:07 PM
Oh that looks so good. Your lighting really rocks.
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05/08/2003 09:07:53 AM
The frame color is a bit distracting, maybe it would be better to use the colors already there (orange, or green)
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05/08/2003 08:57:20 AM
This is an excellent photo, very sharp and detailed. The lighting is bang on and the green and orange colors complement each other very well. I don't think blue was the best color choice for the border though.
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05/07/2003 11:48:12 PM
Good composition. The border color is not complimentary (IMO).
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05/07/2003 08:50:46 PM
Very creative way of show california. Nice simple composition. Jacko. 9
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05/07/2003 12:41:08 PM
lovely picture, but that border just murders it. its a bit too bright and too thick, distracts from your elegant composition.
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05/07/2003 05:13:41 AM
Holy bright borders batman!! This is a nice simple composition with a very clear message. But I'm not real fond of the border that houses this composition. Still its pretty good.
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05/06/2003 10:19:09 PM
Well done! I can almost smell the oranges.
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05/06/2003 11:53:42 AM
I somehow don't see this as an actual postcard on a rack somewhere. Nice image, though.
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05/06/2003 10:41:50 AM
Makes me want to reach in and grab a slice.
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05/06/2003 07:29:01 AM
Good idea and good composition
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05/06/2003 06:23:15 AM
I like the photo, but I feel the border detracts from it.
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05/06/2003 02:24:17 AM
Nice image. The meat of the orange is a little dark and the slice is a little too bright. Overall a nice postcard and I can almost smell it. Good Job.
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05/05/2003 10:59:52 PM
Are ther eany oranges left in Orange County? ;-)
Nice clean concept. I like the framing. Not quite sure the border works as well as it could, maybe thinner?
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05/05/2003 07:47:40 PM
Excellent. It looks like a post card, a very good one. 10.
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05/05/2003 04:15:34 PM
Nicely composed. I like the clarity of the image and the color tones.
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05/05/2003 12:38:19 PM
tooo blue
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05/05/2003 10:32:15 AM
The text doesn't match! <?> The shot is very nicely done, good light. Maybe if you had been down a bit lower with the orange. The orange is tilted a bit. A very good idea, creative, unique work. Nice job.
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05/05/2003 08:49:27 AM
why a blue border???? really detracts, good idea
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05/05/2003 06:17:01 AM
I have no idea why you chose this colour for the border. It looks really out of place. Orange, white, or black would have looked much better! Its a shame because the actual photo is nice.
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05/05/2003 12:45:32 AM
I don't care for the blue border on this one. A green border, or an orange border, or a white border or something might have worked a lot better. The blue border is very distracting from teh nicely done picture.
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05/05/2003 12:40:04 AM
I really like the composition of your photo for your postcard. The lighting and color is nice. I feel like I could actually smell the oranges. The text is well placed and very fitting. The bright blue border really hurts it, though.
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05/05/2003 12:28:58 AM
The font Comic Sans is very passe, and I'd advise you not to use it anymore. But barring that, this is a GREAT pic of my former home town (Irvine)! Great composition, colors, and a refreshingly original idea.
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