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was it a dream?
was it a dream?

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Challenge: Square Crop (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Olympus D-230
Location: pittsburgh
Date: Feb 28, 2006
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/100
Date Uploaded: Mar 5, 2006

slight rotation to align image, cropped, three layers of Gaussian blur erased away to simulate DOF, burning to bring out contrast, curves and levels editting, etc.


Place: 206 out of 369
Avg (all users): 5.3707
Avg (commenters): 6.2000
Avg (participants): 5.2598
Avg (non-participants): 5.5513
Views since voting: 765
Views during voting: 281
Votes: 205
Comments: 12
Favorites: 0

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12/19/2006 01:43:06 AM
Great color...love the angle
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03/13/2006 07:18:59 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

Aesthetic: Very unique composition. Somehow its inverse of regular blur-to-focus shots for such subjects.

Technical: Well exposed, colors are crisp, contrast is just fine .. which means most of the in-camera stuff is just fine. Though I feel post-processing need a bit of work (not technically though). I'll save it for next section :)

Challenge: Well, good thing about square crop is that anything would fit into it :) ..so no comments.

Conclusion: Well, the image seems to be devided into two parts when I give it quick glance and the focus is at the extreme ends. This does not let me focus on one point and shift my focus from one corner to other. Also the tilt gives a kind of uncomfortable feeling (well, that might be because I'm used to horitontal horizon :)). Overall a nice attempt in trying to make something ordinary look "different" but somehow lacks the punch.

I'm by no means expert in area of photography. My comments are purely based on my limited understanding of technology and art behind digital photography. Apart from doing detailed evaluation of your submission, my intent is to learn different styles of photography by critically evaluating selective submissions. If you've got any questions about this critique, please feel free to contact me via email or PM.

Wish you a great day!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/12/2006 10:51:52 PM
dynamic, exciting, great abstract quality.
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03/12/2006 02:13:47 PM
I like this a lot. Great great tones and interesting perspective
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03/09/2006 03:28:20 AM
Interesting picture, good contrast, but don't particularly like the angle, but it does work.
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03/08/2006 04:17:29 PM
Interesting angle for this shot.
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03/08/2006 12:09:34 AM
Great patterns but highlights hurting.
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03/07/2006 11:25:10 PM
nice angle - seems a bit overused in the USM area
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03/07/2006 10:14:10 PM
Aw, Rikki, I think you've gone too "modern" with the tilt. ;-) It makes me feel a bit queasy...
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03/06/2006 09:06:51 AM
Awesome photo here. I love the angle, and there is such a wide array of darks to lights in this photo. Great work.
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03/06/2006 08:50:00 AM
was it a dream? or were you drunk?
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03/06/2006 02:10:28 AM
nice composition...just a little noisy and grainy
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