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Challenge: Failure (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Tamron AF 28-200mm f/3.8-5.6 LD Aspherical IF Super II for Canon
Location: Backyard in Orlando
Date: May 23, 2006
Aperture: f/5.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Emotive, Black and White
Date Uploaded: May 23, 2006

Levels, convert to B&W via Channel Mixer, USM, crop, resize, USM, save for Web.

Place: 74 out of 129
Avg (all users): 4.9725
Avg (commenters): 4.7500
Avg (participants): 4.6735
Avg (non-participants): 5.0592
Views since voting: 589
Views during voting: 312
Votes: 218
Comments: 6
Favorites: 0

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06/04/2006 11:45:36 PM
::: Critique Club :::

Hi, my name is Kari and from the critique club.

First Impression - the most important one:
What is parched .. the earth .. .and therefore that is a failure, the guy therefore he failed or the fence that really is broken .. or failed.

This is good .. uses rule of thirds for some, but I have a hard time knowing what to focus on.

Again, three things that are alll perhaps different failures ... but which are you talking about.

Technical (Colour and light):
Black and white don't work here, if you are showing the grass as parched you can not tell from the lack of colour. If you are meaning the bloke we can't see enough of him. The lack of colour has also made this a very flat picture.

To grow its vote?:
Try to pick and focus and work wtih that ... too many distractions make an image hard to vote high on.

Good work .. it is an interesting picture.

If you've got any questions about this critique, please feel free to contact me via
the PM system.


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/30/2006 01:28:51 PM
Great shot! I'm a little confused as the center of interest though. I'd imagine the person in photograph is the subject, but the fence also says 'failure' and it happens to be in the rule of thirds.
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05/25/2006 07:45:01 PM
Your lighting looks a little flat and I think seeing more of his face would be helpful. I think you convey a feeling that meets the challenge well.
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05/25/2006 11:35:17 AM
the idea was nice but the pic has too much grey
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05/24/2006 10:11:24 PM
nice composition and good contrast
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05/24/2006 04:47:55 PM
IMO the title, or image do not say failure,just a guy sitting on the ground looking at the grass....
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