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Challenge: Desolation (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-D60
Location: Home studio
Date: Aug 9, 2003
Aperture: f22
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/30
Galleries: Still Life
Date Uploaded: Aug 9, 2003

Canon D60 with 50 mm f1.4 @ f22
Shot RAW , converted TIFF 16bits, exposure bias +1.6
Cropped slighly, levels & contrast adjusts, USM.
Global Earth warming will lead us to severe desolation in the future, i'm afraid.

Statistics
Place: 90 out of 232
Avg (all users): 5.4110
Avg (commenters): 5.6667
Avg (participants): 5.1776
Avg (non-participants): 5.6339
Views since voting: 882
Votes: 219
Comments: 22
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08/18/2003 06:01:39 PM
Nice shot, I like your elements, but your set up needs finishing. This looks newly done...to pull off the illusion, smooth the sand a bit more then rake it, then blow it. It needs to look less disturbed (now this said, these are NIT points) Nice details on the skull, cactus and branch.8 Rob the Swash
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08/18/2003 04:00:05 PM
Just feels too contrived, though I appreciate that this may be the intention - a studio depiction of the theme. Lacks an emotional impact for me though I do like composition, partial framing by long, bended branch and colour and position of cactus.
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08/18/2003 08:31:38 AM
It looks too contrived, but I like the idea expressed.
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08/17/2003 11:55:57 PM
The sand is too white and unnatural. Looks like moist beach sand rather desert sand. Overall as good composition. Would have worked better if the sand was desert sand.
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08/17/2003 08:55:36 PM
good composition 7
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08/17/2003 02:02:12 PM
The high key approach you have taken works well here. Any one of the elements would work well in isolation (being sure to leave lots of negative space). Especially the skull. Putting all three so close together seems staged and somewhat reduces the impact. Your exposure and processing are very well done. I like the lighting also; starker lighting would create darker shadows which might be effective, but might also weaken the high key effect you have so successfully achieved here.
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08/16/2003 02:01:32 AM
Interesting set up but it look too staged to me.
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08/15/2003 06:27:28 PM
Nice composition Meets the challenge 10 from me!
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08/14/2003 10:11:15 PM
too artificial imo
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08/14/2003 07:28:22 PM
wonderful composition. I like the elements your used here.
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08/14/2003 05:37:03 PM
A desert view that was photographed on the beach??
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08/14/2003 10:01:50 AM
Bootyful! Get your print ready! This one will sell. I would have placed the skull just a tad lower and left a bit.
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08/14/2003 09:15:59 AM
each item is beautiful in its own way but they don't come together for me
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08/14/2003 02:28:49 AM
interesting set up and title choice. trying to put the two together and figure out what is going on here. hehe. good lighting on the image. perhaps taking away the color and focusing more on the skull would have made this more foreboding.
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08/13/2003 11:30:56 PM
Desert, but not desolate. Better in B/W?
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08/13/2003 06:37:18 PM
nice still life. the cactus makes it not so desolate, but oh well, I like the balance of your photo
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08/13/2003 05:21:32 PM
To staged looking to me... Not natural looking at all.
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08/13/2003 03:49:03 PM
The cactus seems to bright and cheerful for a desolate picture.
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08/13/2003 01:23:57 PM
Great shot.....poor little dead thing though! :) This could have been darkened a bit or maybe been in black and white or sepia, for a more "dark" feel. Wonderful picture though! :)
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08/13/2003 12:37:15 PM
Looks like beach sand to me.
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08/13/2003 11:20:32 AM
good shot... seems a little one dimensional. Did you try black and white to see how it would look??
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08/13/2003 04:52:30 AM
If this wasn't so overexposed, this could have been one of my favourite pics this challenge. Is your monitor calibrated? 6
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