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Challenge: Color Portrait (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon PowerShot A95
Location: Cannon Beach OR, USA
Date: Sep 8, 2005
Aperture: F/3.2
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/5th
Galleries: Nature, Water
Date Uploaded: Sep 11, 2005

ima not too sure how this will fair, prolly not to well, but i spent forever climbing down a path to take this picture, which turned out to be one of many, and then i spent even longer climbing back up to the road... pretty much ima entering it because it was a lot of work to take... haha

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Statistics
Place: 284 out of 284
Avg (all users): 3.0648
Avg (commenters): 2.9231
Avg (participants): 2.9433
Avg (non-participants): 3.1776
Views since voting: 1366
Views during voting: 524
Votes: 293
Comments: 44
Favorites: 2 (view)


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09/23/2005 02:01:56 AM
Classic. Be proud of your brown! Excellent job!
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09/21/2005 05:03:30 PM
i love shooting falls. i think by looking at this shot, you can figure out how you'd shoot it again, as this photo looks like a bit of a rough draft. too much bright sky, water hightlights blown out...i think the scene could be alot more intimate just by getting the bright sky outta there. nice little location though, it looks like.
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09/21/2005 03:30:06 PM
Hello, and greetings from the Critique Club. The critique you are about to recieve is tailored for DPC challenges alone, and is not intended to be seen as an artistic critique per se.

Initial Thoughts

Whooops.. wrong challenge.

Composition / Content

While it's a fairly decent shot of a waterfall (That log really takes away though, for this particular composition), it's not a portrait in the eyes of DPC.. and that's the most important factor. Still, entering simply because you had to work so hard to get the photo takes some guts, so I salute that.

Background

Some blow outs in the sky, and a bit oversaturated in the brush.

Camera Work / Technical

Some overexposures and blown highlights, but focus is nice.

Digital Processing

*slightly* oversharpened to my eyes, and the saturation is still a little high in the yellows and greens.

Fits the Challenge

Not even close.. and I'm *trying* to give an out-of-the-box latitude here.. but .. hehe.. this isn't even in the same country.

My Opinion of the Photo

Like I said, a fairly decent photo of a waterfall marred by the log and the blown highlights, (and possibly too much space up top), but an absolute miss on the challenge. You know this however, and I salute your moxy for submitting it in the first place. Enjoy the brown ribbon :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/18/2005 11:26:45 PM
To me this doesn't belong in this category.
09/18/2005 09:15:04 PM
um.....would this qualify as a portrait?
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09/18/2005 07:38:53 PM
You may disagree with me, and that's okay, but this doesn't meet the spirit of the challenge in my opinion.
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09/17/2005 10:22:57 AM
Pretty falls, but portrait? Hmmmmmm
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09/17/2005 05:40:37 AM
Hmmm....hmmm....
OK, well, though the color is bright, the highlights are quite blown-out, and overall it looks somewhat oversharpened, particularly in the upper part of the photo.

For portraits, though, I really prefer to see more of the subjects face, so perhaps a MUCH tighter crop on the face (wherever it is) would be a more powerful portrait presentation.
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09/16/2005 09:54:10 PM
I think you should have moved the log so that it was leaning in the other direction.
09/16/2005 04:16:20 PM
did you mean to post this here?
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09/16/2005 12:54:08 PM
I can't see how this picture relates to the challenge.
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09/16/2005 11:35:55 AM
something is missing in this photo... But i guess you already got some comments what that is;) The colors are here though
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09/15/2005 06:42:52 PM
I don't see a portrait????
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09/15/2005 02:53:00 PM
Nice shot but not sure where the portrait is here ...
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09/15/2005 08:23:49 AM
1/10
doesn meet challenge. you missed the branch challenge last week.
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09/14/2005 11:39:23 PM
portrait? Very nice shot, beautiful setting, but not a portrait. A little bright on the water on the left, but an all around a good shot.
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09/13/2005 11:49:04 PM
At first glance, it looked like the log is sitting on top of the wterfall at the left from the angle you shot the photo. Pretty scene though. Honestly, hard for me to score after seeing so many people portraits.....
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09/13/2005 10:09:55 PM
IMHO a portrait should be of a live subject. This is a nice nature picture, but not a portrait.
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09/13/2005 08:27:38 PM
I love it!. Great interpretation. I saw the thread but it works for this challenge too. Great lighting and coloring. Beautiful!
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09/13/2005 07:37:03 PM
Nice take on the challenge, just think the log across the front is just too in your face kinda thing! Sounds silly, but I don't know how else to put it!! My eyes keep going to the log and not the beautiful falls behiind..
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09/13/2005 04:17:50 PM
Should it be in another challenge?
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09/13/2005 01:07:47 PM
This looks like something from High Contrast. I don't consider this a portrait.
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09/13/2005 12:57:51 PM
this is the portrait challenge right?
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09/13/2005 08:36:05 AM
ooh shem you didnt understand the challenge me thinks., or wrong challenge,cool photo anyway
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09/13/2005 12:09:16 AM
Nice photo' but it is not what I think most people would call a portrait
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09/12/2005 11:11:47 PM
I dunno... it just doesn't fit the theme for me. I've seen portraits of animals and thought it was nice "outside the box thinking". But a waterfall...? It's a beautiful image, just not what I would call a portrait (which almost always is strictly of humans).

P.S.
Just so that I know that I'm not totally off base, I looked up the word portrait in Merriam Websters Online Dictionary and found this definition:

1 : PICTURE; especially : a pictorial representation (as a painting) of a person usually showing the face




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09/12/2005 10:06:47 PM
As a scenic photo, it's okay .. quite a bit overexposed. Perhaps 'm not smart enough, but I don't see how this fis with the challenge.
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09/12/2005 09:29:02 PM
Whoops!
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09/12/2005 08:38:19 PM
A nice shot, but a bit of a stretch for a portrait challenge.
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09/12/2005 06:51:52 PM
the branch across the frame is distracting
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09/12/2005 05:17:15 PM
this is not a portrait.
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09/12/2005 02:18:09 PM
Lovely shot, my only improvment might be a bit of burning at the top edge to keep the eye from wandering off the top of the page. Lovely color and tones. Of course it will probably get hammered since the subject is not a head and sholders shot with one hand supporting the chin, but it is a lovely photograph
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09/12/2005 01:24:49 PM
doesn't say portrait to me.
Great picture.
Dosn't fit the challenge imho
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09/12/2005 01:18:44 PM
right...
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09/12/2005 01:06:47 PM
This is simply classic. Freaking awesome shot, but....yeah, I know everybody else has already told you. It does meet the description at least, just not the title. Sorry to say, but I think you should expect a brown, but be proud of that. Classic, just classic
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09/12/2005 12:59:19 PM
I bet your are being hammered. At least you shot this in portrait orientation and it's in color. So I guess it's a 5.
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09/12/2005 10:18:25 AM
Grainy, you have over exposed and lost the detail in the water (that area that is solid white on the fall on the left)
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09/12/2005 09:28:40 AM
Sorry, but this didn't fit the challenge for me.
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09/12/2005 09:06:45 AM
Wrong challenge? "Branch" was due September 6th. A portrait of a log or waterfall will not fare well against the other entries.
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09/12/2005 02:19:52 AM
so this is a "portrait" of the falls?!? nice shot, I'll give you a 5 for that. If it had a human or at least animal being in it, I'd score it even higher.
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09/12/2005 01:58:37 AM
Beautiful falls and well done at that, but not a portrait IMHO.
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09/12/2005 01:48:22 AM
I like the photo but cannot quite figure out where the portrait aspect is tho
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09/12/2005 01:38:48 AM
Beautiful picture of the falls.
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09/12/2005 12:46:00 AM
Hmmmm? 3
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