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The old House by the Sea
The old House by the Sea

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Challenge: Free Study XI (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS
Location: Stykkisholmur
Date: Apr 30, 2006
Aperture: 5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Landscape
Date Uploaded: Apr 30, 2006


Place: 112 out of 211
Avg (all users): 5.5417
Avg (commenters): 5.2500
Avg (participants): 5.3619
Avg (non-participants): 5.7586
Views since voting: 1557
Views during voting: 272
Votes: 192
Comments: 16
Favorites: 1 (view)

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05/09/2006 01:22:14 AM
From the CTP MkII
The following crits are personal opinions, not photographic dogmas. Please see them as suggestions, not claims of mastery nor a show of hauteur.;p

First Impression: Dang, this is nice. 6 because the colors're flat and a bit washed out BUT given the right PP, it could hold its ground up there with the big guys.
Composition: 8 here. Because it WORKS. And I know YOU know why it works so no more from me on this regard.
Subject: 6. Not really a fan of this genre, but I think you did good with it.
Technical: 5. Colors are bland and exposure's a bit under. But really, it's nothing a little PP couldn't fix.
Improvement: Nothing (from me) with regards to the shot, a wee bit of dodging and burning and bumping up contrast and saturating AAAND some sharpening for PP.
Summary: It's a good shot, really, with the potential of being a great shot. With proper PP, that is. Aaaaand I'm a number too short on screws in the head so please do not be offended.;p
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05/08/2006 01:29:55 AM
Really lovely. I think that the tones and lighting give the photo a certain serenity. Well-done.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/06/2006 03:51:22 AM
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05/05/2006 03:22:34 AM
Classic example of great subject, effective composition (except move to get the car out) but the flat light makes for a very tough image to catch. No dramatic color to compensate.
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05/03/2006 06:09:39 PM
Myrarsysla in Iceland? Dodgin burning and saturate and contrast can do magic so try use it next time.
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05/03/2006 03:19:48 PM
Overall great photo...wish the clouds were more visable...but you can't control the weather...good job
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05/03/2006 10:26:20 AM
I wish I could live there! Here's my opinion!

I think since it doesn't really have bright vibrant colors maybe what you should have done is waited for a sunnier day, or changed it to B&W or sepia toned...I think you have a great shot...just a little more contrast imo! 5
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05/02/2006 09:54:51 PM
Nice composition here, but the sky needs some work. You positioning for the shot is very appealing and the focus is crisp. Perhaps an CP or graduated ND filter would have helped with keeping the sky properly exposed. I do like the crop, andit looks like a place I'd like to live.
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05/02/2006 06:43:47 PM
This one has that nordic feel. I like the viewpoint and the composition
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05/02/2006 08:26:08 AM
Beautiful landscape! I think the photo would look better if you'd used more contrast and brightened up the colors.
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05/01/2006 10:25:21 PM
A bit out of focus for me. The land in front of the house seems a bit odd almost liek it was painted. I like the shot overall though.
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05/01/2006 06:15:34 PM
Composition is good with a nice straight horizon line properly placed. With regard to exposure, the tone is a bit flat and portions of the sky are completely blown out. This image also looks a bit OOF. A strong idea; overall, a decent shot.
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05/01/2006 03:40:32 PM
Mývatn? nee.. probably not.. but iceland it is..
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05/01/2006 11:19:57 AM
Nice topography. Would have liked more detail and hue in the sky.
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05/01/2006 10:38:51 AM
I love your composition and the way the image is set up. I just wish the sky was more interesting and the lighting was more dramatic or warm or something, like sunrise or sunset. The whole image would be transformed by warm sunrise light raking across the textures of the scene.
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05/01/2006 12:16:07 AM
Very pretty seen but it seems rather dull and washed out. Maybe with advanced editing, with dodge, burn, saturation and some level adjustments, you could really give this image the pow it deserves. The clarity is there. The composition is there. Just needs some post editing to really make it shine.
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