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Dry Earth
Dry Earth

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Challenge: Texture (Classic Editing)
Camera: Olympus C-2100UZ
Location: Oakland, California
Date: Jul 17, 2002
Aperture: AUTO
Shutter: AUTO
Date Uploaded: Jul 20, 2002

Sand and earth at Shoreline Park on San Francisco Bay

Place: 70 out of 218
Avg (all users): 5.5479
Avg (commenters): 5.9474
Avg (participants): 5.3248
Avg (non-participants): 5.8846
Views since voting: 765
Votes: 261
Comments: 21
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/27/2002 10:57:00 PM
Geeeee that is interesting ground. Looks like clay. Very good photograph. It leaves no doubt about the texture.
07/27/2002 03:11:00 PM
This is a great photo. I feel as if I should not walk there in bare feet as the earth has dried so hard and thin, it may be sharp. The focus is great as well as the cropping. One thing...what about a lower angle? - just a thought. 9
07/27/2002 05:22:00 AM
Good move in making this mostly monotone (some blue tones still there?). Feels dry.
07/26/2002 05:03:00 PM
Even lighting, excellent texture, I like this. Makes me feel like I'm there.
07/26/2002 06:37:00 AM
Great picture...
07/25/2002 09:54:00 AM
this is a good idea for the challenge, however, the shot doesn't seem to be quite in focus and therefore the texture doesn't pop out as much as it could. -- gr8photos (4)
07/25/2002 04:12:00 AM
I don't think I've seen dried mud like that since grade school. I think if I were going grayscale I'd have made it darker overall.
07/24/2002 04:53:00 PM

Technical Aspects8
Meets Challenge9
Total Score9

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07/24/2002 12:54:00 AM
Boy, that really is texture! Your photo would have had more power if it had more contrast. It looks a bit over sharpened also.
07/23/2002 03:26:00 AM
this is a great idea for a texture, and well executed. you might try including some sort of center of interest, though, because the texture itself isn't enough to carry the whole shot.
07/23/2002 01:11:00 AM
almost there...
07/22/2002 09:29:00 PM
Nice capture of texture. I think you've also used what shadows were available well; it gives it more depth. karmat
07/22/2002 08:13:00 PM
good texture, but the subjectmatter isnt interesting
07/22/2002 06:26:00 PM
Nice for B&W. Soft focus.
07/22/2002 06:19:00 PM
subtle colour variation and good composition
07/22/2002 03:40:00 PM
07/22/2002 02:44:00 PM
I probably like this because it's something I don't normally see in my part of the country, but I would have preferred this with a bit more color..I can't even tell if you've toned it to B&W or not.
07/22/2002 12:36:00 PM
perfect exposure, great way to emphasize heat.
07/22/2002 10:22:00 AM
I think leveling is needed to bring out the contrasts. Right now everything is blended together. It's also too bright.
07/22/2002 09:32:00 AM
Not having seen the original, Im not sure if black and white bud is better than colored mud.
07/22/2002 09:07:00 AM
Needs just a bit more contrast--just my take.Otherwise good one.

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