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TomNTexas


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Challenge: Texture (Classic Editing)
Camera: Sony Mavica FD-97
Location: Boerne, Texas
Date: Jul 13, 2002
Aperture: 3/1
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/220
Date Uploaded: Jul 17, 2002

Clay deposit in Ranger Creek Spillway. Was going to convert to b&w but wasn't a need for it.

Statistics
Place: 55 out of 218
Avg (all users): 5.6955
Avg (commenters): 6.1429
Avg (participants): 5.4877
Avg (non-participants): 6.0192
Views since voting: 858
Votes: 266
Comments: 22
Favorites: 0


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/28/2002 05:19:00 PM
nice texture... i can't say that the overall impact of this image is grabbing my attention. I like black and whites with nice contrasts like this one if the subject is grabbing me. = 6 - jmsetzler
07/28/2002 09:24:00 AM
meets challenge
07/26/2002 11:46:00 PM
I feel thirsty already...
07/26/2002 07:24:00 PM
Well, Texas, you're right, this is a color pic. There are huge amounts of grey that might make some think this was B&W, but the browns on the right would either be spot editted (illegal here) or heavily "played with". Here is the downside to bringing your shot to "the group's" attention. I had originally scored this shot as 7, I saw lots of texture and I wasn't certain how I would sway. Your shot is well taken, texture is clearly displayed. Framing isn't a factor. Now, you get the less objective stuff. Is this interesting (w or w/o the challenge)? Not really, unless maybe you are a geologist. Would I voluntarily come back to this photo to review it? No, not really. Would I hang this photo on my wall if given as a present? Sorry, still no. So on a photographic scale, yes, this is a 7, give or take a point. On the estetic (sp) scale, no this is more like a 4 or maybe a 5. So it cost you a point from me, in calling this shot to my attention. 6 Swash (have a nice day!)
07/26/2002 12:15:00 PM
I'm big on taking "side angle" shots, but I suspect you may have been limited here by the surroundings not matching the appearance of this area. A cactus in the background, a sunset, or even a rain cloud would have added a lot to this for me. 7 nards656
07/26/2002 10:15:00 AM
im so blah about black & white
07/26/2002 01:32:00 AM
nice texture ;) its so natural
07/25/2002 06:34:00 PM
This does indeed look parched. I think more light, to cast more shadows, or boosting contrast would make it more interesting and give it more depth. karmat
07/24/2002 11:31:00 PM
I like your picture very much, it's an excellent example of texture. I only wish it was brighter. If you had made the lightest parts white while keeping the shadows black it would have been much more dramatic.
07/24/2002 04:26:00 PM

Composition7
Originality8
Technical Aspects7
Meets Challenge8
Total Score8

For those that are just learning, like me.

Composition: Scoring in this area is based on basic composition of a picture and includes the rule of thirds, balance, cropping, and curved and diagonal lines. Subject matter that does not lend itself to the picture or otherwise unwanted is also considered here.

Originality: Scoring in this area is based on pictures or concepts that I have seen, as well as how much effort you have invested in the picture. Usually a little something that sets it aside from a snapshot. Does it make me want to come back for another look? You know things like that.

Technical Aspects: Focus, exposure, lighting, and other special effects (done by the camera), and post processing are all considered in this category.

Meets Challenge: This is based on my interpretation of if you, have/have not, met the challenge. This is fairly simple but quite important for this site.

There are many sites that can give you assistance in achieving better skills in photography, but I think the best way to learn is to take pictures and show them to other people. Believe me when it is a good one you will know it.

Good luck!

Autool
07/24/2002 01:21:00 PM
Great minds think alike! (I'm the other parched earth photographer)
07/24/2002 01:12:00 PM
you should have placed a bright red rose in the middle ;-)
07/24/2002 10:19:00 AM
I think you should've played with levels more to bring things out and create a more interesting atmosphere.
07/23/2002 02:36:00 PM
A little flat.d
07/23/2002 12:28:00 PM
Try shooting on the same level of your subject rather than looking down on it ... it will give a better representation of the texture.
07/23/2002 11:51:00 AM
I'm not exactly sure why, but i like this particular picture. the texture is fantastic, but it seems a little out of focus-(it doesn't distract from the actual photo though, which is good) the idea itself iscreative and a little abstract and i love the name! great job!
07/23/2002 12:41:00 AM
good composition
07/22/2002 12:27:00 PM
good textures, but unfortunatly the centre is out of focus a bit.
07/22/2002 06:40:00 AM
almost edible
07/22/2002 01:50:00 AM
nice texture capture, but I would have preferred the coloured version to bring out perhaps the sand/dried mud colour to further emphasise the dryness.
07/22/2002 01:03:00 AM
Nice but seems a little flat.
07/22/2002 12:58:00 AM
Beautifull... the first 10 of the night!


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