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Challenge: Sound (Classic Editing)
Camera: Sony DSC-F707
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Date: May 26, 2003
ISO: 100
Galleries: Performance, Candid
Date Uploaded: May 26, 2003

A colorful band plays while women of society watch.

Place: 91 out of 96
Avg (all users): 4.2791
Avg (commenters): 5.5714
Avg (participants): 4.1884
Avg (non-participants): 4.3833
Views since voting: 818
Votes: 129
Comments: 8
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06/10/2003 10:55:53 PM
Critique Club critique:

Your title is quite fitting for the shot-- I find that creative (and meaningful) titles can certainly add a great deal to most shots. Overall, I feel your submission meets the challenge well.

The photojournalistic composition and feel suits the subject and busy scene. However, as several commenters noted below, the lack of focus on at least something in the shot makes it difficult to find one single point of interest. If I were to make only one suggestion for improving this shot, it would be to bring some focus into the shot. A fairly shallow depth-of-field would have been appropriate as well, again as long as there were a clear element of focus within the frame.

Obviously, it would have been difficult (if not impossible!) to pose anyone for this shot. However, one perspective I would have considered would have placed the camera slightly higher, providing a better line of sight to the performers and locating the onlookers lower in the frame.

I hope these comments have been of help. If you have any further questions or are baffled by anything I have said, please PM me and I will glady elaborate.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/08/2003 11:05:54 PM
I like the journalistic feel of this photo. I do wish that something were in focus though; I don't mind motion blur at all, but I do like it to contrast with focused things. still, nice capture and composition.
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06/04/2003 03:10:12 PM
Interesting shot. And humorous. I think it needs to be a bit more clear.
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06/04/2003 02:10:31 AM
I'd say "It's Mardi Gras!" except, of course, it can't be. However, I am curious what it is.

"Loud colours" is right. This photo is very busy and seems somewhat out of focus. I see the double-display of the challenge topic but the composition is sufficiently distracting that it's not a terribly attractive photo to me.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/02/2003 05:00:20 PM
great concept..the eyes are definately drawn to the "loud" parade participants.
06/02/2003 03:22:17 PM
The colors could be brighter for me.
06/02/2003 03:06:01 PM
Very busy and the main part of the shot is taken up by people's backs - not a fascinating view.
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06/02/2003 12:28:12 PM
Clever title...

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