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Mothers of the World
Mothers of the World

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Challenge: Monuments (Classic Editing)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix A303
Location: Young's Circle of Hollywood
Date: Aug 24, 2003
Date Uploaded: Aug 24, 2003


Place: 60 out of 96
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Avg (commenters): 6.3333
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Views since voting: 744
Votes: 123
Comments: 9
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09/07/2003 03:43:17 PM
*Critique Club*

The statue itself needs a little more defination, as it is lacking shadowing and depth. However the palm tree behind it makes up greatly for it. The tree gives the entire statue an appearence of a "halo" around the mother and babe much like many of the old masters have painted the MaDonna.

Your composition is very good and you might improve on it overall but cropping in at the bottom and cutting out part of the base. There seems to be a line almost created by the bottom of the trees and the placard of the statue. Cutting that little bit out might improve a little on it.

Overall it fits the challenge well. Nicely done.

 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/31/2003 10:58:06 PM
i like how the tree seems to be coming out of her body, like wings or something. Cool.
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08/31/2003 06:07:13 PM
Either good planning or a lucky break for the palm to form a nimbus for the statue.
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08/29/2003 09:32:54 PM
Would like to see it slightly darker, so not so much glare on the monument.
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08/28/2003 12:47:16 AM
Great subject matter but remember the rule of thirds. That was one of my mistakes. :)
08/26/2003 06:12:45 AM
I love this statue/monument...being a mother myself I can relate..I love the way you captured the white marble against the dark greenery of the background..give the statue/monument more effect. Good job! By the way where is this...gorgeous!
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08/26/2003 01:01:08 AM
I really like the lighting and how the palm seems to be radiating from her. Good luck, lovely shot.
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08/25/2003 06:21:56 AM
Composition is fine. Would look better if you were able to blurred out the tree a bit. It may look like angel wings coming out of the statue but because the leaves have a lot of edges it distracts from the statue. Blurring should still give the same effect while still bring the statue more to the viewers attention.
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08/25/2003 12:41:15 AM
nice composition with the palm tree in the backround.
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