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Challenge: From the Ground Up II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon PowerShot A400
Location: Beach
Date: Sep 24, 2005
Aperture: 1
ISO: 1
Shutter: 1
Galleries: Candid, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Sep 24, 2005

I was at the beach and was so excited when I saw this guy up on the wall playing his guitar. I went right up to him and said... hey can I take a picture of you? He was hesitant but i talked him into it :o)

Place: 124 out of 326
Avg (all users): 5.2344
Avg (commenters): 7.1250
Avg (participants): 5.1383
Avg (non-participants): 5.3130
Views since voting: 924
Views during voting: 275
Votes: 209
Comments: 10
Favorites: 0

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10/10/2005 10:06:13 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club Shannon.

The first thing I notice when I look at your image is that great blue sky. The second thing I notice is the dull, drab concrete wall. If I were taking this, the guy would be on the bottom left of the photo and Id take it from a few steps to your left. This gives the guy a little angle so you get more of a side view of his face looking out, gives you a lot more of that great blue sky and makes it fit the rule of thirds. It makes the image more about the sky, and oh yeah there is a guy singing in the corner. Maybe? Straight on and centered usually is not going to be the best option. A touch of neat image to clean the noise in the sky would help too.
Its still a good image as is, and looking at your other submissions I think you have a real good eye. I expect to see some real great stuff from you in the future!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/03/2005 06:52:57 PM
cut capo!
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10/03/2005 06:48:41 PM
I like the ones that tell a story :) 9
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10/02/2005 05:18:07 PM
great colors
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09/30/2005 10:08:39 AM
Fun and well presented. Maybe a tad blurry.
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09/29/2005 10:23:15 PM
For me, there is a bit too much of the wall. Such a great sky, had there been an even steeper angle from beneath the guitarist I would have scored it higher.
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09/29/2005 09:06:35 PM
i think i saw this posted in a forum already... either way, its pretty good. 6
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09/29/2005 01:20:23 PM
Nice vision for this challenge. I like the blue sky backdrop. The image would have been more powerful for me if the guitar case was not there. But I don't know if you had any control over this.
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09/28/2005 04:48:57 PM
would have cropped off bottom third of picture, and made black and white.
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09/28/2005 11:52:43 AM
I really get the "looking up" feeling from the ground. Additionally, the "non-pose" expression is great on the subject. Nice Pic.
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