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Monuments
Bethan


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Challenge: Free Study IX (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon PowerShot A95
Location: Monument Valley, Utah
Date: Nov 12, 2005
Aperture: f/9
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Landscape, Nature
Date Uploaded: Nov 29, 2005

Photo taken in Monument Valley just as the sun went down and the moon came up. And yes. The colours really were that brilliant.

Statistics
Place: 98 out of 519
Avg (all users): 6.0651
Avg (commenters): 6.6429
Avg (participants): 6.0000
Avg (non-participants): 6.2436
Views since voting: 974
Views during voting: 434
Votes: 292
Comments: 17
Favorites: 0


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12/07/2005 12:35:47 PM
Fabulous photo just the right colour and light. The moon is placed perfectly!
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12/06/2005 11:15:53 PM
Nice scene, great colors. But it feels really flat. Maybe more foreground would add some depth.
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12/06/2005 09:51:09 PM
Beautiful. Love the blues and reds. The moon is a great touch, really pulls it together and give a nice perspective.
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12/06/2005 10:22:30 AM
Compostion: 10
Technical: 10
Appeal: 10
Challenge: 10
Overall: 10
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12/05/2005 09:12:33 PM
Aha! Sky colour is a definite improvement since I last saw this...
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12/05/2005 05:55:42 PM
Very nice colors and detail here. Your decision to weight the sky heavier in the composition works well.... 8
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12/05/2005 03:22:48 PM
The moon makes it. Good luck
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12/04/2005 05:56:41 PM
Beautiful setting. Wish the colors had more punch. Well done.
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12/03/2005 01:08:55 PM
Very pretty.
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12/03/2005 12:17:41 PM
Great subject, composition, etc, but it looks flat. An increase in contrast would have made this an incredible image. Good work.
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12/02/2005 07:32:34 PM
This is a very nice picture, I really like it, but I think competition is tough - good luck!
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12/02/2005 02:58:53 PM
Nothing constructive to say really... Love the red and blue.
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12/02/2005 02:38:27 PM
I have always wanted to see this area of the country. Lovely composition and love the capture of the moon.
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12/02/2005 11:15:19 AM
Love the composition of this shot. Nice colors, tad on the dark side, but otherwise a very beautiful capture that you should be VERY proud of.
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12/01/2005 01:54:47 PM
I think the moon makes this shot. Although a late sun, maybe a little too red? Mind you, I haven't seen this in reality so it may be spot on!
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12/01/2005 03:57:49 AM
This could only be Arches. Such a stunningly beautiful place, and I imagine November is a much more sensible time to visit than when I did in July!

Since the landscape is rather stark, the inclusion of the moon is an important compositional element--and since this is so, the moon would be in a compositionally much better place if it were closer to the other elements of your image (the red rock fins). If you had taken this picture maybe half an hour before, the moon would be in a much better spot. Perhaps then the sun would have been too high for there to be the light you were looking for - so maybe this was just a tough shot with the moon in the phase that it was.

I want to like this photo, because it's of a beautiful place, but the placement of the moon makes it hard. My eye keeps getting pulled straight to the top of the frame, far from anything else in the image, to the point that I can barely even concentrate on the rocks. Even though it would make the photo bottom-heavy, you might have been better off cropping out the moon.
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12/01/2005 12:24:50 AM
Good photo, the colors are great.
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