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Challenge: High Contrast (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Pentax *ist D
Lens: Vivitar AF Zoom 19-35mm f/3.5-4.5 Series 1 for Pentax
Location: Tunisia
Date: Sep 2, 2005
Aperture: f/4.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Landscape, Nature
Date Uploaded: Sep 4, 2005

While making this picture I was inspired by one of my favorite photographers from DPC, I am sure some of you will know who

the Picture was taken in the Tunisian desert, the colour of the water was red due to the amount of salts and minerals

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wow, thanks every one! i am happy with the results and with the comments, i have implemented them on my original and indeed looks better

thanks!

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 343
Avg (all users): 6.7520
Avg (commenters): 7.9583
Avg (participants): 6.6076
Avg (non-participants): 6.9896
Views since voting: 3545
Views during voting: 462
Votes: 254
Comments: 36
Favorites: 7 (view)


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06/21/2006 03:30:10 PM
This is such a good photo. I love the way that sweeping curve leads your eye up to that bold, dark image of the man. Incredible.

And I was lead to your portfolio after your post to that thread about tilted horizons. The horizon you have here is great. Not tilted - curved! In the context of the colouring and subject, the curved horizon almost makes it look like it's on a small asteroid or alien planet. Really eye-catching.
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09/17/2005 10:37:12 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club

This is a stunning image, and I wouldn't change a thing. You scored well and deservedly so. It looks as if the many comments you have already received review just about anything that might need to be said about this fine image.

So, now that I have looked at it, and enjoyed it, I'll just move on to the next Critique on the list.
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09/13/2005 10:02:22 AM
Congrats on top ten. Definitly a unique shot.
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09/12/2005 05:31:05 AM
I really like this shot. I'd have bumbed it from 7 to 8 or 9 if it weren't for the PP haloing on the figure. I'll admit it had crossed my mind that this was the work of a certain icelander :-)
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09/12/2005 12:30:04 AM
Great shot! Congrats on your top 10 finish!
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09/12/2005 12:19:44 AM
i could of sworn this wwas heidas
good job!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/11/2005 10:48:33 PM
Very beautiful! The colors are wonderful as well as the reflection. The composition is very nice, although I may have cropped just a tad more off the bottom if I were to change anything. But that's just personal taste. Overall, an outstanding photo for the challenge. I'm wondering what the tribute is. :-)
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09/11/2005 10:11:49 PM
Good contrast. I like the photo. Gives me a sense of lonliness or sadness or he simply dropped something in the water and is hoping to find it. :-)
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09/11/2005 02:48:44 PM
very much like this shot.composition and placement of the figure tie in beautifully with the landscape(moonscape ???)
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09/11/2005 12:50:46 PM
Great use of leading lines. The colour tones are cool - and surreal. The man and his reflection are the dot on the "i". 10. Going to favs.
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09/10/2005 11:29:13 PM
Love the reflection, the sky and the colors. Good solid composition and shooting! 9
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09/10/2005 05:24:48 PM
Great abstract shot. Like your work.
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09/10/2005 01:57:10 PM
Fit Challenge Criteria: 2/2
Contrast/Color: 2/2
Composition: 2/2
Photo Quality: 1/2
My Subjective Affinity: 1/2

The focus is a little soft in the foreground. Some more detail would have been really nice to have there.
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09/10/2005 10:27:21 AM
Those colors are too cool....and the shadowy figure in the background really gives it some depth. Nice Job.
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09/10/2005 09:40:42 AM
Strong composition and interesting colours. 9.
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09/09/2005 06:44:12 PM
The gradation in the sky on top suffers a bit from 8-bit jpeg but all other aspects (especially the composition) of the photograph are pretty good. The colors don't have such a strong impact on me, they are a bit blah. The person has a oversharpening halo. 7
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09/09/2005 01:46:46 PM
reminiscent in some ways of heida's "dark land"
oversharpening on the figure really detracts from this image--this problem is easily avoidable by duplicating the layer to be sharpened, and then masking off/erasing the figure.
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09/09/2005 08:50:03 AM
oh how I wish the person was standing up straight... one of my favorites this challenge
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09/08/2005 08:21:36 AM
I like the person in the picture, but am also wondering how it would look without... overaal, great colours and contrast. Only thing bugging me is the sky: it looks manipulated and doesn't match the reflection in the water. Composition is great.
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09/07/2005 08:45:49 PM
Very nice! I wish he was standing up straighter for some reason, but otherwise one of my favorites so far.
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09/07/2005 07:06:24 PM
excellent. i love the composition.
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09/07/2005 06:04:34 PM
Beautiful contrast going on here, nice job!
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09/07/2005 01:40:13 PM
Back to comment. I hope that this wins as it is absolutely beautiful. Instead of raising your ego with what I liked about it (which was basically editing) the aspects of it that I feel detract are the following: 1. The halo around the man standing is distracting and is the only major flaw. 2. I think that the other piece of rock/mineral on the water to the left of the man's reflection is not necessary and is just visually incongruent with the rest of the composition.

Mind you, these are only small nitpicks that I saw to give a sort of "constructive critique". Best of luck to you --- 10.
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09/07/2005 08:18:18 AM
nice lighting, and amazing colour contrast
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09/05/2005 11:50:28 PM
the collores in this picture pozzel me ;) 10
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09/05/2005 11:22:46 PM
gee i wonder
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09/05/2005 06:22:40 PM
I find this stunning in its simplicity. The colors and silhouette are spot on.
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09/05/2005 05:45:16 PM
Very cool! Love the use of colors! SiFi almost!
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09/05/2005 03:38:20 PM
This is beautiful! I can't wait to hear more about it.
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09/05/2005 12:58:31 PM
awesome photo( possiable ribbon contender IMHO) only nit pic is the clone out the white spot at the edge of photo in the water, then it would be a perfect photo IMHO. great strong colors, good luck...hope to see ya at the top
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09/05/2005 12:24:45 PM
So there is water and humanoids on the moon.
Excellent contrasts in all areas and across the range.
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09/05/2005 09:58:06 AM
Umm.... Wow!!!
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09/05/2005 09:16:31 AM
Excellent contrast and excellent curved composition - model makes a great focal point. Not sure about the strange colours but certainly interesting. Model has a strange pale halo all around him - is it from sharpening?
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09/05/2005 12:36:53 AM
Definitely high contrast although colors seem a little unnatural
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09/05/2005 12:32:48 AM
Spectacular!
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09/05/2005 12:28:35 AM
Very nice! Great composition, and the colors are great! 8
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