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Classic Edward Durell Stone II -- Done Within the Rules (I hope)
Classic Edward Durell Stone II -- Done Within the Rules (I hope)

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Challenge: Take Two (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 II USM
Location: Washington, DC
Date: Jun 1, 2006
Aperture: 8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Cityscape, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Jun 1, 2006

He does like vertical lines and flat roofs

Take two of a picture of an Edward Durell Stone building in Washington, DC that:

* I sure hope won't get disqualified this time (still just a white sky available), and
* Taking into account the comments has more of the flag (I think I prefer the longer lines of the vertical wall but that's just me.)

* cleaned out water stains on the bottom of the roof (sympomatic of Stone)
* changed levels
* sized for the contest

Too bad about the blank white sky

At least no security guards questioned me this time.

Here's the original


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Place: 146 out of 161
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06/13/2006 03:01:44 AM
::: Critique Club :::

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

First Impression - the most important one:
You have answered an age old question .. how can you improve the score of a picture ... make it a retake of one that has previously been DQed :) Well done .. and good on you for meeting the rules.

This definately meets the challenge ... and does so with gusto.

The flag is on vertical thirds .. with the top of the pole being on horizontal thirds ... the interest or leading lines may have worked better if mirrored and you then would look up the pole then right along the flag .. a more natural movement than the eyes going left on an image... I also like that you can see more of the flag itself ...

Technical (Colour and light):
Well the sky is a definate improvement on the prevoious .. but don't you guys have blue skies by dnow .. cos ours are really grey and misrable. I love the natural light and that you have taken the time to remove the stains ..

To grow its vote?:
I think trying a mirror on the image ... also .. really get a natural blue sky .. I think that would increse the score huge.

Great work ... well done .. you are certainly improving.

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
06/11/2006 04:32:42 PM
Looks just fine without the generated clouds. :-)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/10/2006 12:26:49 AM
Great angle...whoa...you are making me dizzy!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/08/2006 08:35:10 AM
Enough with your flag!!!
It's a symbol of so many thing that you should be ashamed of.
06/08/2006 03:13:58 AM
DQ! from the rules somewhere: "You are not allowed to point the camera up at steep angles" LOL - kidding ya. This is good. No blue sky, but whatcanyado. :)
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06/07/2006 08:21:20 PM
Seems to much light in the top of the picture. Don't know the original so I don't know wheither you did better or worse.
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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