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On Cloud Nine
On Cloud Nine

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Challenge: Square Crop (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Sony DSC-H1
Location: Above the central US
Date: Mar 3, 2006
Aperture: F8.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/1000
Galleries: Sky, Landscape
Date Uploaded: Mar 4, 2006

Flight from Houston to Nashville lead to this capture out of the window, it really was just me playing around but it ended up looking pretty good.

I touched up alot of the photo, removing smudges that were found on the glass of the window.

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Place: 282 out of 369
Avg (all users): 5.0476
Avg (commenters): 5.4444
Avg (participants): 4.9528
Avg (non-participants): 5.1928
Views since voting: 812
Views during voting: 300
Votes: 210
Comments: 10
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/12/2006 12:42:17 AM
sweeeeet capture!
03/11/2006 04:06:31 PM
lovely!love it
03/11/2006 02:44:33 PM
Lovely, but a bit on the small side.
03/10/2006 08:59:03 PM
Beautiful, lovely colours - if only you used the whole 640 pixels!
03/10/2006 07:05:46 PM
Seems a little heavy on the blue. Doesn't seem natural.
03/10/2006 12:59:09 PM
fascinating. not too keen onthe green tinge, though.
03/09/2006 09:16:54 AM
Meets the challenge - that is its square, but it has little or nothing else to help it along. Lets look a little deeper.

Horizon - if you are cropping to square then why didn't you crop to level the horizon. This tells me you have not really looked at your own entry too closely.

Clouds - Nice interesting shapes, tones are a little over cooked in those blue shadows. Need to use the levels or curves function in PS to ensure that you don't kill the detail in the shadow.

Blue Sky - Not a lot of interest here, its using too much space, the horizon could have been 2/3 or even more up the image. Solid blue is 'bland'.

Point of interest - where does the viewers eye enter the frame, what path does it follow?, where does it come to rest? There is nothing of comfort for the eye, its free to flit around the frame and is therefore 'uncomfortable'.

I recommend doing some reading on composition and layout, read about the thirds rule, about leading lines, about foreground and background.

Hope some of this might have helped.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/07/2006 02:16:09 PM
nice, but i would have liked to see a straight horizon!
03/06/2006 06:51:14 PM
WOW..great shot!
03/06/2006 11:37:05 AM
I love this, but the horizon is slanted a little. Great colors!

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