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Raesfelder Castle
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Challenge: Postcard (Classic Editing*)
Collection: challenge entries
Camera: Olympus E-20
Location: Raesfeld
Date: May 4, 2003
Aperture: 8.0
ISO: 64
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Architecture, Travel
Date Uploaded: May 4, 2003

I was sure I wasn't gonna enter anything for this challenge but today I got lucky with this castle shot. It's about 45 minutes drive from where I live.

Statistics
Place: 6 out of 106
Avg (all users): 7.0397
Avg (commenters): 8.2500
Avg (participants): 6.7407
Avg (non-participants): 7.5778
Views since voting: 3167
Votes: 126
Comments: 35
Favorites: 4 (view)


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12/02/2003 02:48:05 AM
Originally posted by pitsaman:

Hoe you like E20 ?Do you still have it?


I had an E20 for about 2 months between my C-5050 and my 10D. I didn't really like it which is why I exchanged it for the 10D.
12/01/2003 05:30:13 PM
Hoe you like E20 ?Do you still have it?
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05/15/2003 06:00:57 AM
Critique Club

I don't think there's much to criticise here! It could be sharper, and for me perhaps a fraction shorter exposure to hold the burnt out sections, but it's really a very good postcard shot. I think photographed a little earlier or much later in the day might give you more warmth and gentleness from the light, but catching it with the sun level with that side wall has a good effect in it's own right.

Control over the sky colour is excellent - did you use a graduated filter for it? Given the brightness of the castle, I would have expected the sky to have lost more tone than that.

Excellent work.

ed
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/11/2003 08:48:53 PM
Great colors, best combination of contrasting colors in this challenge, I think..
Good luck
10
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05/10/2003 11:37:39 AM
It's a ;beauty! Great color saturation and clarity.
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05/09/2003 01:22:53 PM
Epitomy of postcard! Focus is very strong, color is wonderful, lighting and shading are very nice, intersting. You win, score upgrade from 9 to 10. Rob the Swash
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05/09/2003 04:51:58 AM
Great subject. The sky is gorgeous as is all the vegetation. Really nice job with this - 9
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05/09/2003 12:03:29 AM
few of the highlights seem blown out, but this is a great shot, with beautiful colours and magnificent composition!
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05/08/2003 10:01:47 PM
Stunning shot, well composed.
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05/08/2003 08:35:34 PM
whoa! amazing colors! beautiful photo...makes me want to visit there! well done!
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05/08/2003 06:18:28 PM
beautiful scenery and perfect for a postcard :)
great saturated colors and overall setup
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05/08/2003 02:42:00 PM
Very postcardy, and technically speaking a beautiful shot. The only thing that kept it at 9 and not 10 for me was a lack of a certain spung, that magic 'Wow!' spark. But I have to save 10s for *something*, right? :->
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05/08/2003 02:12:34 PM
I have paid good money for similar postcards. Well done. Sharp - good sky.
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05/08/2003 05:59:08 AM
Nice, bright and vibrant colors. I would like to see this at different times of the day to see how the shadows change the overall feel. But it's very nice how it is.
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05/08/2003 12:06:52 AM
yes! what a sky. great exposure level and a really nice composition too
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05/07/2003 08:43:45 PM
I love it. the colors are excellent .. the blue and green blow me away. Good job at placing the castle in the middle of the frame because it is the subject of the postcard, no the location. Jacko. 9
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05/07/2003 01:33:37 PM
Whoa! Even though the sky looks over saturated, the picture is wonderful.
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05/07/2003 11:03:04 AM
Great colours. Very nice shot.
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05/06/2003 10:26:00 PM
A very flattering photograph of this castle.
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05/06/2003 12:35:11 PM
That's amazing that you captured this with NO people in the shot! It's really lovely, and those greens are really incredible. Nice.
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05/06/2003 02:17:57 AM
Okay I would buy this postcard. 10
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05/05/2003 11:11:56 PM
Guten Abend. This is postcard-perfect. Nice how one's eye is led from the grass onto the bridge, right into castle gate and castle. Colors are great (for my taste, i might have knocked down the saturation of the sky just a tad). The only thing that bothers me a little is the shadow on the grass but that might be from a permanent object. 9
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05/05/2003 10:40:38 PM
Nearly perfect exposure 7 contrast, sharp focus. Nice sky (polarizer, I presume). The understated text works well for me. An excellent image.
Did you consider any alternative framing/cropping? I don't know what's out-of-frame, so I'm hesitant to suggest it could be better...
wish I had this kind of weather for my submission!
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05/05/2003 08:38:22 PM
Nice
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05/05/2003 06:42:37 PM
Beautiful colors, especially the sky... it's perfect looking! Again, on the text you should have added the city/state, or country, etc.
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05/05/2003 05:44:02 PM
great colors, nice subject, very postcardy.
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05/05/2003 01:40:00 PM
The colours are beautiful. The font (letters) go well with the picture. My one "negative" comment, I wish there were no shadow on the grass at the bottom right hand side of the picture.
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05/05/2003 12:44:25 PM
Beautiful landscape. Brilliant colors, nice wide angle shot. Very professional looking. 10
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05/05/2003 12:09:28 PM
Other than the bright spots where the sun is direct on, this is great. The color is well done, greens are green and blues are blue. the color is suprising given the brightness and muted color if the building.
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05/05/2003 11:06:57 AM
The clear blue sky against this wonderful castle makes an excellent postcard. That contrasting element makes this very strong. Your tasteful text and border make this no less than a 10! -danny
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05/05/2003 10:56:15 AM
Stunning color, light, composition.
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05/05/2003 09:03:17 AM
Spot on for a post card challenge strong colours and subject
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05/05/2003 08:41:25 AM
wow, where is that?
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05/05/2003 02:34:33 AM
How did you get those colors?Beautiful postcard 10 from me!
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05/05/2003 12:58:53 AM
the text feels fairly out of place in this one. a different color might have worked better, or maybe just a lighter border to offset it a bit. The image itself looks fabulout though the green looks a tad bit too bright. Overall this fits the challenge wonderful. Good job.
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