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Challenge: Free Study IX (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: Golden Gate Fields
Date: Nov 10, 2005
Aperture: f10
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/400
Date Uploaded: Nov 30, 2005

Adjusted the white balance and curve in RAW One to give this photo the high contrast red look. Cropped and resized for DP Challenge.

Place: 322 out of 519
Avg (all users): 5.2908
Avg (commenters): 5.6000
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Votes: 282
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12/14/2005 08:56:56 PM
*Critique Club*

I LOVE the colors! Very Nice!! I think that the lighting (contrast) is perfect too. Wouldn't change it at ALL.

There are a few things I would change. Is that a light pole? There is a really tall pole or something behind or infront of the tree on the right. I would have cloned that out. I also would have cloned out the bridge in the background. It is a nice bridge...but doesn't say wild safari to me.

The trees and the coloration of the sky combined with the sunset scream safari to me though. Reminds me of the beginning of The Lion King movie. Can you tell that I have small children?

As far as the compostion goes, I think that you did a fine job. I held up a piece of paper and "cropped" off some on the left side where the negative space is. My thoughts were..."nope, looks better like it is!" With the negative space gone the picture looks too centered and boring.

The sun looks a little strange. I guess because I expect it to be a circle. Not sure how the two bumps on it happened....it was just something I noticed.

Overall...I like the photograph! It is very pleasing to look at. It makes me wonder is the person on the bench a photographer or a hunter? Maybe they are waiting for someone? Who knows? Besides my few little suggestions I think that you did a very good job. Good Luck in future challenges. Please let me know if you think that I am way off base.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/05/2005 02:02:59 PM
Very brave direction you've taken with the composition and use of negative space here. Creates a visually interesting photo.
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12/05/2005 09:38:45 AM
crop tighter, then it is spectacular image!
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12/04/2005 04:24:53 PM
This captures beautiful light. Would have preferred the sun more centered and the trees framing the vertical thirds.
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12/01/2005 11:36:13 PM
just a lil too dark in my opinion.
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12/01/2005 02:24:05 AM
IMO there is too muck of the image that can't be seen,may be a different crop.
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