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Branch - back light
Branch - back light

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Branch (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS
Location: Zilker Nature Preserve, Austin, TX
Date: Sep 1, 2005
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/50
Date Uploaded: Sep 3, 2005


Place: 306 out of 432
Avg (all users): 4.6920
Avg (commenters): 5.0000
Avg (participants): 4.5533
Avg (non-participants): 4.8417
Views since voting: 582
Views during voting: 368
Votes: 289
Comments: 7
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09/18/2005 10:18:51 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club. I'm leaving this critique because you clicked "I would like an indepth critique on my submission" when you submitted.

Appropriateness for challenge - it's a photo of a branch in the topic branch - you found a good subject.

Color & Exposure - the color is wonderfully vibrant, perhaps a little overexposed, but the backlit nature of the subject actually works as a stylistic choice. It's much more like graphic art than photography as a style.

Composition - I think this is what hurt your photo the most. The composition lacks an overall coherence. The large mass of leaves are not uniform enough to create a single subject, and the lines of the branches and twigs are too chaotic to present a clear path for the eye to follow. The centering of the branch horizontally doesn't help to give any visual pop to the photo. I think your subject has a lot of merit and it's entirely likely that a closeup or crop of other elements within this shot could yield as much more pleasing photo.

I hope to see more of your photos in the future.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/13/2005 10:37:02 PM
wow the green really stands out
09/13/2005 12:41:37 PM
no comment
09/12/2005 07:41:23 PM
I see what I think you are going for, but the shot is way too busy. Maybe a closer crop on the leaves?
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/08/2005 09:01:14 PM
pretty but a bit over exposed
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09/07/2005 10:46:15 PM
A beautiful study of the dappled light peppered through the leaves, although there is nothing really powerful to lead the eye. Some new element like a ball stuck up there or if a nature theme is what you prefer then a bird or even a nest highlighted against the leaves to break the uniformity maybe?
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/07/2005 05:45:27 PM
Wonderful colours resulting in a strong image. I like it
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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