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Challenge: Success (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 100-300mm f/4.5-5.6 USM
Location: Tufts Campus, Medford, MA
Date: May 21, 2006
Aperture: f/6.3
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/400
Date Uploaded: May 23, 2006

Taking pictures of some friends at tufts graduation ceremony. It was extremely cloudy i had to use a high ISO

Statistics
Place: 14 out of 184
Avg (all users): 6.4462
Avg (commenters): 8.3158
Avg (participants): 6.0169
Avg (non-participants): 6.5781
Views since voting: 1683
Views during voting: 379
Votes: 251
Comments: 25
Favorites: 1 (view)


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06/06/2006 06:33:46 PM
from the last outpost of the Critique Club

Whilst this was a tricky challenge to meet, this approach (images of celebrations) was one of the few obvious ones; still not easy to actually get the shot, of course, and you've managed that well - but I think there are a couple of things that might have taken your score into even higher reaches.

There are two immediate and quite large distractions - the big blur of red, and the edge of the mortar board of the next person. A simple (and I think obvious) crop would remove the second - the first is trickier. As far as the crop goes, I really can't see why you've left the image whole - apart from those distractions, you've left your main subject absolutely centred in frame in a quite uncomfortable way, and cutting the left side of the image would produce a nicely balanced composition with arm and face that would be streets more effective.

Likewise, to me, it seems obvious that this should be a black and white image - it gains absolutely nothing from being in colour - all his clothes are black or white, his skin isn't any more interestingly toned than it would be in monochrome (in fact it would be loads more interesting in b/w), and the background is definitely far worse in colour: the reds and pinks would disappear, and with a little increase in contrast you'd have atop ten image, I'd say - at least.

All of which is entirely from the challenge perspective, and you may of course have your own reasons for what you did or didn't do: but it's rare to see an image where I'm so very clear about what I would personally have done to it, so I pass that on in the hope it's of some use to you.

Ed

Message edited by author 2007-01-10 18:56:15.
06/01/2006 11:02:33 PM
Very well composed and good use of the lend property to engance the lively feel of sheer elation. Congratulations on your top 20 finish.
06/01/2006 07:34:29 PM
Awesome! that's the ticket.

Perfect display of a grad! Missed this one. Nice finish.
06/01/2006 07:28:14 PM
Congrats on your top 20 finish. I thought this one would do well! Hope to see many more entries.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/30/2006 06:00:03 PM
Great shot!
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05/30/2006 06:12:47 AM
Nice capture. You can see the enthusiasm in his face.
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05/29/2006 10:15:54 PM
That REALLY captures it. Good shot.
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05/29/2006 09:43:21 PM
great moment and matches theme very well.
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05/29/2006 02:27:22 PM
Says it all.
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05/28/2006 10:54:38 PM
A good expression
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05/27/2006 07:18:51 PM
Love this one - great capture!! Will definitely look to see this one finish at the top.
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05/26/2006 11:50:32 PM
Great title, pose, and capture. Well done on the DOF as well. Well done!
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05/25/2006 06:00:20 PM
great photo,shows success wonderfully well.
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05/25/2006 12:08:40 PM
What a great picture! Love the expression, the color, the crop, everything.
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05/25/2006 11:58:19 AM
need a tad more focused, especially the eyes 8
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05/24/2006 10:54:54 PM
I really like this
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05/24/2006 09:38:18 PM
not bad...:)..
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05/24/2006 09:29:52 PM
you captured the moment.....
nice composition
i feel like i just graduated with him..
super job
hero
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05/24/2006 09:07:28 PM
returning to comment:
This photo should do very well in this challenge.. his face is the epitome of success - excellent - bumping up
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05/24/2006 05:27:00 PM
What an expression! It really conveys the excitement and pride.
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05/24/2006 04:05:36 PM
A very important Success
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05/24/2006 01:34:51 PM
well done.... 8
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05/24/2006 01:19:04 PM
fantastic photo ... to me this photo captures exactly what this challenge was about ... great job! 8
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05/24/2006 09:31:14 AM
nice moment, says "success" to me. could be better with some basic post processing. 6
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05/24/2006 02:17:34 AM
I really like this photo. His expression is priceless. It would be perfect if you cropped that little bit of hat on the right. 9
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