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Laying in the road
Laying in the road

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Challenge: Road (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Kentucky
Date: Jan 12, 2006
ISO: 100
Galleries: Urban, Macro
Date Uploaded: Jan 12, 2006


Place: 61 out of 230
Avg (all users): 5.5827
Avg (commenters): 6.5000
Avg (participants): 5.3467
Avg (non-participants): 5.6700
Views since voting: 819
Views during voting: 346
Votes: 278
Comments: 13
Favorites: 1 (view)

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01/30/2006 11:38:17 PM
::: Greetings from Critique Club :::

Hi, as requested, here is an indepth critique of your submission.

First Impression - the most important one:
Very good post-process treatment of the bright yellow flower against the dark, dull road.

Your composition is actually pretty strong. But, for this challenge, I want to see the road a bit more. At least give me edges or something to let me know it's a road and not just an asphault covered backdrop.

Subject is very clear and I love the yellow against the black.

Technical (Colour, focus, and light):
Color is wonderful, focus is sharp.
Lighting seems a bit flat to me though. I'd like to see more dramatic shadows in the flower.

To grow its vote?:
Well, for this challenge, I expect the voters wanted to see more of the road, than just the flower lying in it. Had this photo been in another challenge, I'd give you a shot at top 25, maybe higher.

Great photo, very well executed. But, perhaps you overthought the challenge and tried to be too unique.

Hope to see more from you soon,
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/24/2006 06:31:35 PM
A beautiful shot.
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01/24/2006 11:15:49 AM
different approach
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01/23/2006 10:01:51 AM
Very sharp focusing, in the flower and the stones on the road.....
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01/21/2006 07:25:08 PM
Very nice, Love the simplicity of this and the texture is fantastic.
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01/20/2006 06:57:18 PM
Good use of depth-of-field
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01/20/2006 10:34:48 AM
humm.. a flower at DPC :) unbelivable nice one tho
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01/19/2006 04:12:13 PM
Very nice. Simple and stark.ingly emotive
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01/19/2006 02:42:59 PM
Very stark contrast between the road and the flower, I like it. Great composition and very good photo!
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01/19/2006 10:29:04 AM
I like this alot. Not the usual vanishing street into the horizon.Great clarity of the flower. Nice use of negative space. 8
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01/19/2006 08:52:47 AM
Nice idea, but it I think it does not really fit the challenge. Could not you include a bit more of the road, by modifying the camera inclination?
01/18/2006 04:33:50 PM
I don't think that a road plays any role in this shot. If you included at least some drama, like the road mark-up, as an indication that the flower can be run-over by a car, I could buy it, but as it is, it serves as a nice texture, but not as part of the photograph. The shot is nice, though.
01/18/2006 03:52:20 AM
great colour and contrast...laying on the road or 'placed' on the road ? ;-)

Love the DOF and pin sharp focus
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