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Challenge: Branch (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix F810 Zoom
Location: St.Remy de Provence
Date: Sep 3, 2005
Galleries: Sky, Nature
Date Uploaded: Sep 3, 2005

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Place: 346 out of 432
Avg (all users): 4.4459
Avg (commenters): 3.8333
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Votes: 296
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09/18/2005 10:04:17 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club! :)

I will attempt to critique your image on four basic areas. Keep in mind I'm not a trained professional. ;)

1. Composition: The composition is not a bad one, with the tree a tiny bit off center (good) and mostly filling the frame. However, IMHO there is a bit too much sky. A lower perspective and less sky might make for a more dramatic or "full" shot.

2. Technical Details: Your focus seems to be OK, but I wish I had more of your EXIF info to go on. Maybe experiment with different apertures for depth-of-field effects, and most certainly try shooting at a different time of day. The harsh shadow across the bulk of the tree did not add anything to the image, unfortunately. Shoot between 7 and 10 am, and after 5 or 6 pm until sunset. The other times of the day, the sun is just too harsh and creates havoc for your images.

3. Aesthetics: Nice, but with some changes it could be much more beautiful.

4. Relationship to Challenge: I think it meets the challenge well.

Overall, your image has some strong points and some points in which improvements can be made. Keep shooting and submitting and I look forward to your next entry!

Laurie :)
 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/08/2005 07:36:54 PM
Nice shot, but if only the big shadow were not there... :-)
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09/08/2005 05:01:59 PM
I don't get the title. What did this tree win?
Anyway, the trunk gets lost in the business of the shadows, weeds and other leaves.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/08/2005 04:51:09 PM
fence along right side is distracting
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/07/2005 11:28:01 PM
The looming black area is quite distracting. I think it might have looked better in black and white with some help from curves.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/07/2005 02:13:17 PM
think a bit more lighting on base of tree would help this
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/07/2005 09:53:16 AM
nice idea
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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