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Challenge: Branch (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Pentax *ist DL
Lens: Pentax FA 35-80mm f/4.0-5.6 AF
Location: Lincoln Inns Field, Holborn, London
Date: Sep 5, 2005
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/60"
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Sep 5, 2005

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Place: 185 out of 432
Avg (all users): 5.1352
Avg (commenters): 5.0000
Avg (participants): 5.1176
Avg (non-participants): 5.1517
Views since voting: 657
Views during voting: 361
Votes: 281
Comments: 14
Favorites: 0

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09/18/2005 10:55:20 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club

What a lovely, soft image. While, technically, it meets the Branch Challenge, it gives the appearance of "leaves" rather than "branches" and that must have cost you some points. IN addition, while the various greens are beautifully caught, it does suffer a bit from lack of contrast. It would be interesting to see this image after you treated it with Levels, maybe a bit of Contrast (also Curves if you're comfortable with that adjustment). Finally a touch of sharpening would, I think, strengthen this image lots.

Nevertheless, it's a striking image, even though it didn't score high in this Challenge.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/13/2005 11:39:43 AM
Excellent title for a plant that makes me want to take a nap.
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09/13/2005 10:29:16 AM
Add contrast to add some punch
the tint is a little grey
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09/13/2005 01:33:23 AM
nice depth i would maybe suggest alittle more play with color levels to bring out the green
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09/12/2005 02:08:24 AM
Looks like leaves. Focus and contrast could have been stronger.
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09/11/2005 09:01:15 PM
I like the focus and the colors in this picture. Nice job.
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09/11/2005 11:30:20 AM
Nice picture of leaves.

A bit of a stretch for branch because nothing is being highlighted about the branch, and the mood of the picture is set by the leaves. I'm not being too harsh in voting though, I just wanted you to know my feelings on the subject.
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09/09/2005 06:12:28 AM
Nice image, great subject, so balanced. Read up about "thirds" and composition, it explains why things that are centred are not always as appealing as things off centre.
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09/08/2005 08:58:47 PM
I do not think this is a branch.
09/08/2005 08:29:25 PM
Nice focus, but I think the placement could be more interesting. I like the fogginess--which isn't exactly blurriness--of the background. I just don't really get the title.
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09/07/2005 10:27:03 PM
I really can't convince myself that I'm looking at a branch. I'm looking at leaves. Good colors.
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09/07/2005 10:17:24 PM
A nice, soft photo. Subtle lighting and colors. I find it..peaceful. (Sorry, I'm not good at the technical critiquing)
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09/07/2005 02:08:43 PM
bit fuzzy/blurred
09/07/2005 07:12:54 AM
Hehe, lovely expression, and nice composition and depth of field to pick it out. Even the lighting seems oppressive.
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