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Challenge: Desolation II (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D70s
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: Hoge Veluwe, Netherlands
Date: Jun 18, 2006
Aperture: F/8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/3200
Galleries: Landscape
Date Uploaded: Jun 18, 2006

Shot at Hollands largest National Park, where there is a small desert like area. Post processing done with Digital Film Lab\'s Bleach Bypass, to give that \'Three Kings\' effect. With thanks to my friend Arjan who sadly didn\'t want to take off his pants for the shoot :(

Hmm... though this would do a bit better than it did. Tell me, people who still look at pictures which are not in the top 10, would this one have done better?


Place: 80 out of 197
Avg (all users): 5.7292
Avg (commenters): 6.6364
Avg (participants): 5.7805
Avg (non-participants): 5.6909
Views since voting: 902
Views during voting: 340
Votes: 192
Comments: 14
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06/26/2006 02:31:45 PM
I love this. Sorry it didn't do better for you. I had given it an 8.
06/26/2006 01:49:35 PM
---Greetings from the Critique Club!---

I think I critiqued your Shadows III entry! Lucky you!

First impression - Keeping his pants on was the right decision!

The landscape looks desolate, but the subject detracts from the desolation. He looks too fresh and calm IMO.

Also, I can not make out what he is holding or why he is holding it. I want to know more about what is going on in the image.

The white behind the subject is perhaps a bit too hot, although I kinda like it. I wish the blue extended more tot he left side of the image.

A good shot that lacks that elusive "Wow" factor that a lot of the voters look for.

I hope this was helpful. Let me know if you have any questions.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/25/2006 10:41:44 AM
not entirely sure how this is desolation ... but a very nice picture
06/23/2006 06:19:51 PM
Good work...the bright background highlights the subject well.
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06/23/2006 01:25:51 PM
would like this more if the person and object werent so dark. I cant tell what the heck that thing is the person is touching. nice color though.
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06/23/2006 05:06:22 AM
Nice, simple, clean...wonderful post processing:)) Sky is a little burnt out, but I don't care;)
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06/23/2006 03:48:55 AM
Lovely toning and composition.
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06/20/2006 10:39:05 PM
Nice tones and comp. I like how the sky gradients from blue to white. It really enhances the subject.
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06/20/2006 08:48:24 PM
This is a really nice image with sureal tones that draw you towards the subject. If I could see the subject's face a bit better I would like that, imo.
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06/20/2006 08:21:03 PM
Another one that I underrated at first. 5 to 7
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06/20/2006 12:52:56 AM
really like your post processing you did on this I will have to come back and see how you did, I like how you have the backlighting and details in the model and still in the right side of the sky
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06/19/2006 08:41:35 PM
Great idea - good composition. For me, I'd like the guy to be either in silhouette, or a bit brighter - as it is, he's just falling between the two. Great image though!
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06/19/2006 04:54:47 PM
The featureless horizon is the language of desolation in this photo. The silhouette enhances the feeling.
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06/19/2006 12:50:21 PM
Wow - love the colors (could have been more around the guy, but...)Great, and the frame suits it well.
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