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Failure to captivate today's youth
Failure to captivate today's youth

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Failure (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Sigma SD9
Lens: Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 EX Aspherical DF for Sigma
Location: Elmira NY
Date: May 21, 2006
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/350
Galleries: Sports
Date Uploaded: May 21, 2006

All I did for this picture was sharpen it, desaturate it a bit, increase contrast, and resize it.

Place: 65 out of 129
Avg (all users): 5.0599
Avg (commenters): 5.4000
Avg (participants): 4.7778
Avg (non-participants): 5.1337
Views since voting: 661
Views during voting: 307
Votes: 217
Comments: 7
Favorites: 0

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06/06/2006 09:49:49 AM
Hey there from the Critique Club

Camera Work/Technical: Everything appears nicely focused, and the colors work very well together to give a very nice feeling of failure.

Lighting: As I mentioned during the challenge, the background light of the sky is too strong. If the light were behind you, you'd have a much more powerful capture.

Composition/Content: You have a great composition started, but it still needs some work. The fence comes in and a terrific spot, but I'd like to see the building up and to the left more, getting it out of the center. As it is, the fence provides a great leading line, but just plops the eye into the middle of the frame with nowhere else to roam.

My Opinion: I think that you did a very nice job meeting the challenge. With some lighting and composition changes, this one surely would have scored higher.

 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/30/2006 01:49:31 AM
Interesting idea. Very run down feel, prefect for failure.
05/26/2006 04:59:08 PM
What a shame.
05/25/2006 11:34:30 AM
very interesting shot but the pic seems a bit underexposed and the colors are dull
05/25/2006 09:39:22 AM
I do get a strong sense of failure here, but the lighting needs some work. It look almost backlit from the photograph. If the light were behind you, you'd have a much more powerful capture. Also, the composition is a bit too centered.
05/24/2006 02:27:44 PM
Not all that intersting of a composition. Maybe tighter crop on the shed?
05/24/2006 08:55:41 AM
Glad you put a title to explain your meaning. The title really helped me understand

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