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Challenge: Shapes II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon D70
Location: Lodi
Date: Dec 28, 2005
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/20
Galleries: Cityscape, Urban
Date Uploaded: Dec 29, 2005

Levels, crop, a little neat image.
Walking in my city, i was giving a look at shops thinking that Christmas was over...I liked the squares I saw inside that shop.

Place: 185 out of 366
Avg (all users): 5.2437
Avg (commenters): 5.5333
Avg (participants): 4.7676
Avg (non-participants): 5.7372
Views since voting: 725
Views during voting: 407
Votes: 279
Comments: 16
Favorites: 0

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01/15/2006 01:00:07 AM
::: Critique Club :::

Hi, my name is Kari and from the critique club.

The critique I am doing is for "Squares"

First Impression - the most important one:
Interesting picture, is it real ...

A couple of issues have come up in the comments re your composition, and the artifacts in the reflection ... this is often the way when you are photographing glass and hard to eliminate without the advanced editing options.

I don't know that you hit the subject well. Yes there is a square and a rectangle, but they are not the subject the girl is.

Technical (Colour and light):
This is lovely and well done.

To grow its vote?:
Hard to do here, as it is potentially off subject, the reflections have also dampened peoples opinions.

You found an interesting subject to photograph. You can tell from the stats that some liked it and some didn't. You can not appeal 100% to everyone. I look forward to seeing more of your shots.

If you've got any questions about this critique, please feel free to contact me via the PM system.


 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/10/2006 10:23:19 PM
This is fantastic! Basic editing and you accomplished this? WOW! Hats off to you and I can't wait to read how you did it! Congrats on pulling off a terrific image. 10
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01/10/2006 09:44:42 PM
2 - This is a shot of 'another shot' primarily in my opinion and the 'squares', while do add to this, are not the main subject.
01/10/2006 08:58:07 AM
I would've preferred the lampshade to be square as well. But good otherwise.
01/09/2006 03:05:40 PM
Except for the reflected lamp midframe to the left and the reflection artifacts at the top, this would be a 10. Wonderful image. Bright. Beautiful focus. Love the Mondrian rectangles. Cute model. Absolutely terrific composition. Might be a little heavy on the noise reduction but I can certainly live with that. Then there's that darn lamp. Still a great shot! Deserves a top 10 if not a ribbon.
01/08/2006 07:28:18 PM
The reflection of the lamp in her hair isn't good. Is this actually a person, or a billboard behind a window? She is beautiful, but the skin looks over processed. I love the composition. Its intriguing.
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01/06/2006 08:37:26 PM
Different, but clean looking. 9
01/06/2006 02:46:32 PM
Maybe I'm missing something, but I don't get the face in the photo. Also you can see a light in her hair.
01/05/2006 07:56:55 PM
beautiful model, shame her lips were covered up, not sure why you did this. what is that reflection in her hair?
01/05/2006 11:23:08 AM
Interesting image. The reflection of the lamp in the model's hair and the other reflections at the top are distracting.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/04/2006 08:03:57 PM
The reflections in the window pane are distracting.
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01/04/2006 12:45:18 PM
Intriguing. Looks like a portion of an ad. Where the reflections of the light fixture and text intentional? The title draws my eyes to the incomplete yellow square and sends me looking for other squares to no avail. Excluding the title, the shapes within the locks of hair, face and and right-most UNI text are very interesting.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/04/2006 05:38:30 AM
am i crazy or is there a reflection of a lamp in the picture?
01/04/2006 05:10:35 AM
Skin tone is really bad :(
R 211
G 120
B 54

really bad
01/04/2006 01:41:52 AM
Lovely model and beautifully clear image.. but what's up with the reflection of the lamp in her hair, and the words at the top? Still, very nice. :)
01/04/2006 12:33:45 AM
This would have got amuch higher vote if there was not the reflections of the light and the writing on top of the picture, i really like the idea, and the colors, just stands out strongly to me because instead of hair i see a lamp. 5
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