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Challenge: Fireworks (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon PowerShot A620
Location: East TN
Date: Jul 4, 2006
Aperture: f8.0
ISO: Auto
Shutter: 2 sec.
Galleries: Sky
Date Uploaded: Jul 5, 2006

Very first attempt at fireworks w/ digitial camera... never knew children could ask so many questions about camera & tripod! Feel free to critique...

Place: 73 out of 159
Avg (all users): 5.6982
Avg (commenters): 6.6000
Avg (participants): 5.3067
Avg (non-participants): 5.8980
Views since voting: 1023
Views during voting: 375
Votes: 222
Comments: 7
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07/19/2006 12:42:05 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

WOW! You did better than I did with my fireworks attempts. I didn't enter because mine all sucked, but this is nice!

The clarity and sharpness of the shot is very well done and I like the colors very much.

Reading the comments I would have to agree that the negative space in this shot doesn't work that well for the shot. You aren't using the rule of thirds to draw my eye into a certain area, there are no real leading lines in or out of the shot and the overall composition due to either the crop or lack of crop leaves me wondering what to do with all that extra space. A tighter crop to possibly bring the fireworks more to the center might really help this shot. Also just a bump n the contrast or curves or levels to really make the colors pop might make more people stand up and say, "WOW!" insteadk, "Yeah, that's nice."

Hope my comments help, looking through your portfolio you have some wonderful shots, a real eye for some of this. Welcome to DPC and Good Luck In Future Challenges.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/07/2006 11:09:03 AM
too much blank space
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07/06/2006 10:34:02 PM
Great focus and clarity
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07/06/2006 02:32:36 PM
0-2 Meets Challenge: 2
0-3 Technical Merit: 3
0-3 Creativity: 2
0-2 Biased Wow Factor: 2
Total = 9
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07/06/2006 08:38:11 AM
love the title. great shot and I love that none of the bright spots are blown out(perfect exposure IMHO). very well done. good luck. :o)
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07/06/2006 02:28:38 AM
Just a tad bit too much negative space for my tastes, but that hardly detracts from a wonderful shot :)
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07/06/2006 01:04:44 AM
Nice and simple
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