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Reach for the sky
Reach for the sky
brentg3


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Challenge: Off-Centered Subject (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G3
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Date: Jun 11, 2003
Aperture: 8.0
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Sky, Nature
Date Uploaded: Jun 11, 2003

Taken around west Auckland, looking out to sea, off eastern beach!!

Statistics
Place: 64 out of 138
Avg (all users): 5.8512
Avg (commenters): 6.1111
Avg (participants): 5.7500
Avg (non-participants): 6.0811
Views since voting: 922
Votes: 121
Comments: 11
Favorites: 0


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06/26/2003 04:42:30 PM
FROM THE CRITIQUE CLUB

Hello,

My first thought on this pict: You should have added a worm!!

Nice image, and pretty good entry to the "Off-Centre" challenge, although, as a couple of your commenters below mention, it looks more asymetrical than off-centre.

The colours are beautiful, in particular, the sky is fantastic, although the reds and yellows are also just beautiful. I think it is quite amazing how you got all the flowers in focus, those to the front and those further back (f8 helps). I don't see anything really wrong with this pict technically, it's well done.

This photo has a very strong vertical feel to it, so much so that IMO the viewer's eyes tend to fly out of the picture. One thing that catches my attention about this pict is its "outer worldly" quality, as if this kind of flower were not from this earth. I can't tell how big (or small) the flowers are. They look so still, and stiff. I am just wondering if somehow including some other detail would make the picture more "manageable" to the mind, more appealing (if that's what you want). It's funny how this picture is in many ways quite similar to the winning shot in the challenge, yet that one caught many more people's attention. Weird. I guess the worm does it.

Anyway, I hope this helps a bit. Take care,

Ursula (uabresch)
Comments, complaints, questions ... feel free to email me.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/20/2003 03:02:26 PM
beautiful colors , nothing draws my attention though 5
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06/19/2003 06:29:53 AM
I wish the back plants were lit ( no shadow ) 7
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06/19/2003 12:03:03 AM
Cool perspective on the shot.... it looks like giant, tall, trees from another planet.
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06/17/2003 11:48:55 PM
Excellent colours, reds, yellows, blues etc. Composition is really good too! Overall a nice creative image.
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06/17/2003 04:12:38 PM
INteresting plants; they contrast well with the blue sky! Lights seems just a bit harsh on them, but the red is certainly vivid!
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06/16/2003 07:19:26 PM
Very nice use of color and composition! It feels like a forest of statues the way you've chosen to shoot them!
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06/16/2003 03:38:08 PM
Excellent colors and composition.
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06/16/2003 02:02:59 PM
This feels very centered, though somewhat asymmetrical. Good colors and focus, but have to grade it down on theme-matching. 4.
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06/16/2003 10:17:48 AM
I like the perspective -- looks like they're 10 feet tall! Interesting colors, too.
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06/16/2003 02:24:04 AM
These plants look like tress, and the colors stand out very well, but i dont see how this is too much off-centre. 6
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