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Man vs Nature
Man vs Nature

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Challenge: High Contrast (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: Washington D.C. Commerce Building
Date: Sep 3, 2005
Aperture: 7.1
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Architecture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Sep 4, 2005


Place: 193 out of 343
Avg (all users): 5.2988
Avg (commenters): 5.4286
Avg (participants): 5.1753
Avg (non-participants): 5.5172
Views since voting: 666
Views during voting: 355
Votes: 241
Comments: 10
Favorites: 0

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09/18/2005 12:04:04 AM
Hi great idea and very creative. The left side of the shot is a bit too dark and over powering. The building in the background is a bit distracting. The composition is great as is the focus and DOF. Other than that is was a very nice attempt. I would go back and tryi this shot again. Maybe a different time of day would help.
09/12/2005 08:59:55 AM
I am very pleased with the performance of my first challenge. I agree with the comments that the rear part of the horse was to dark. I blurred the background in Photoshop. In reality the sculpture is about 5-10 feet from the building and there was no angle where it didnt appear in the shot. I felt that it was to distracting so I made the creative choice to blur it and keep the focus on the man and the horse. But I should have waited for better light, lesson learned :)

I drive by this on the way home from work every day and I knew it would be a good subject for the challenge. I even had a picture of the way I wanted it to look in my head. In the end, other than what was already mentioned, it came out exactly as I had imagined it. Which is what photography is all about! So I am very pleased. Thanks all.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/09/2005 07:04:36 PM
Fit Challenge Criteria: 2/2
Color/Contrast: 1/2
Composition: 2/2
Photo Quality: 2/2
My Subjective Affinity: 1/2
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09/08/2005 08:55:47 PM
Love the lighting and subject. Great contrasts. I don't care for the building and gutter in the background though - I'm sure it's just me, but I probably would have blurred them out. Still solid entry.
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09/07/2005 10:08:43 PM
Good shot, nice shadows.
09/07/2005 09:10:25 AM
nice one, i really like it
09/07/2005 12:27:34 AM
The background fails to enhance this otherwise strong image.
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09/05/2005 07:26:03 PM
For me, the gray ranges in the background are very similar as on the sculpture. I do like the black shadows - you captured those well.
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09/05/2005 07:24:04 PM
The very large black area on the left seems too heavy for the photo. I think more midtones in the dark areas may have given it a bit more detail. The most attractive part of the photo seems to be the head and lit side of the statue. I would have liked to see more conrast along those lines.
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09/05/2005 04:40:52 AM
This has the feel and dof of an old 4x5 Graflex Camera. I love it!
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