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Challenge: Country Life II (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: St-Eustache
Date: Feb 12, 2006
Aperture: 8.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/100
Date Uploaded: Feb 12, 2006


Place: 93 out of 219
Avg (all users): 5.6085
Avg (commenters): 6.7000
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Avg (non-participants): 5.6697
Views since voting: 650
Views during voting: 282
Votes: 212
Comments: 12
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02/24/2006 05:30:26 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club.

Hits. This image has strong lines and good tones. It fits the challenge well, and has generally good asthetics.

First Impressions: To me the image is a bit too soft. Whereas the hay does have a nice texture, perhaps because of the softness and to some extent the composition, it was difficult for me to recognize this as hay at first.

Potential Improvements: Because the roofline is so strong, and particularly the bright blue sky, the hay becomes less of the subject, and that's a shame, since the lighting and the texture is nicest at the bottom of the photo. Also, there's a rich tonality between the roof and the lower part, all in a particularly warm "direction", and the blue of the sky doesn't fit into that scheme.

If you agree or want to try a variation, crop some of the roof from the top, including at least up to the second horizontal roof line, where it intersects at the right of the photo. That leaves some blue sky, but subdues the roof and sky enough to bring more of the bottom part into prominance. It may also at this point, depending on whether this was raw, be worth looking into recoving some of the detail of the shadowed barn walls. Old country wood is beautiful.

There's a lot to like about this photo. But it has potential, in my opinion, beyond this version.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/19/2006 08:23:31 AM
cool shot..awsome composition
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02/17/2006 10:12:45 PM
Nice composition
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02/17/2006 10:01:45 PM
great texture in this shot.
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02/17/2006 06:38:51 AM
Lovely composition, and colours, but way too much neatimage for my liking. Still, a strong entry...
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02/16/2006 08:59:50 PM
Not real sure about the content here. I do like the quality of the image, the textures and colors.
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02/15/2006 04:35:25 PM
Great Angle!
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02/14/2006 08:39:36 PM
Awesome old country life, this just looks complete image.
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02/14/2006 03:48:20 PM
Love the "softness" of the hay. You could have cut two thirds of the roof off and I'd have been happy with it - that would emphasize the hay and the window in the background.
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02/13/2006 09:42:18 AM
nice light and framing
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02/13/2006 06:53:17 AM
Great impact, but I would have liked it, if we were able to see a little bit more of the barn.....
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02/13/2006 06:16:16 AM
The hay looks very warm compared to the snow. I wonder if less roof and more snow would have made this more dramatic ... contrasting the warm colours of the hay with the snow?
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