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Windmill at Night
Windmill at Night
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Challenge: Off-Centered Subject (Classic Editing)
Camera: Pentax Optio S
Location: Caldecotte Arms, Milton Keynes
Date: Jun 11, 2003
Aperture: F2.6
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1
Galleries: Architecture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jun 15, 2003

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Statistics
Place: 19 out of 138
Avg (all users): 6.5339
Avg (commenters): 7.2500
Avg (participants): 6.5060
Avg (non-participants): 6.6000
Views since voting: 1354
Votes: 118
Comments: 14
Favorites: 2 (view)


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06/29/2003 10:32:38 PM
Critique Club critique:

Overall, you have created a very striking and engaging shot within the guidelines of the challenge. In my opinion, a pure B/W with a fairly high contrast was an excellent choice due to the lighting and textures within the shot. The dramatic lighting really accentuates not only the blades of the windmill, but also adds a great deal of visual interest around the deck railing and accentuates the texture of the stone construction of the main structure. The shot is well-exposed, with a solid range of tones from white to black.

Given the perspective and constraints of the challenge (off-center subject), I think your composition works quite well. While the center of the blades is also the center of the shot, the visual weight of the subject is well away from center, thereby meeting the requirements of the challenge, in my opinion. The strong negative space of the upper left portion of the frame nicely balances the subject.

I'm sorry I missed this one during my limited voting for the challenge... it would have received a score of 10 from me. Very nicely done!

I hope I have been of some help with this critique. If you have any questions or would like further clarification on anything I have commented on above, please PM me and I will gladly help further.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/21/2003 10:38:56 AM
Nice, I like it. Would also fit in "Low Key" challenge.
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06/21/2003 02:18:40 AM
Just enough detail in the shadows and great light accents really make this a compelling image.
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06/20/2003 03:13:38 PM
wonderful shot creates intriguing mood .slightly different angle would allow viewer to see windmill arms better 8
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06/20/2003 01:11:42 AM
sorry, but my focus is on the blades and more specific where they meet. That point is close to center. I however love the shot you took. 5 (center)
06/19/2003 05:39:08 AM
Nice shot. Its a different perspective on the windmill, but I'm not sure its the most effective. Greyscaling was good. The blades look funky though. Not sure if it some compression problems or oversharpening, but they don't look right. I like the shot overall tho
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06/17/2003 01:52:19 AM
the perspective is a little disorienting at first. the blades of the windmill dominate the frame a bit too much for my taste. nice feel to the shot though...would also have worked for low-key challenge. :)
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06/16/2003 09:46:21 PM
Dramatic lighting certainly amplifies this pic.
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06/16/2003 11:06:16 AM
Nice use of B&W... nice, crisp shot!
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06/16/2003 09:34:08 AM
beautiful shot and excellent choice for black and white. I wish we had windmills like this in the US. Maybe there are some but I just don't know where they are :) I particularly like the perspective you chose on this one. I think this is my favorite shot in this challenge... = 10
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06/16/2003 08:28:55 AM
Nice angle and perspective. I would love to see this rotated a touch, with the blades going into the corners. I like your use of B&W here.
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06/16/2003 08:01:33 AM
Oh man, great shot. 10.
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06/16/2003 04:27:15 AM
Really nice. IR?
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06/16/2003 01:29:14 AM
A nightmarish windmill - I can see how Quixote might've been intimidated. Interesting shot.
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