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Challenge: Texture (Classic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D1X
Location: California
Date: Jul 20, 2002
Aperture: F-4.2
ISO: 125
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Architecture, Travel
Date Uploaded: Jul 21, 2002

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Statistics
Place: 11 out of 218
Avg (all users): 6.4157
Avg (commenters): 7.8529
Avg (participants): 6.4161
Avg (non-participants): 6.4151
Views since voting: 1654
Votes: 267
Comments: 39
Favorites: 13 (view)


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07/29/2002 02:54:00 PM
Thanks very much myqyl, I knew I was going out on a limb with this entry - I suspected that many would not see as vivid of an interpretation of texture, simply because this photo is showing texture from a distance. -Many are very literal in the way they interpret the challenges_ (I am very pleased with 11th place) - Thank everyone for taking the time to comment. This photo was taken in the USA - at the very photogenic - Mission San Juan Capistrano, founded 1776 -
07/29/2002 02:07:00 AM
The fact that this shot got 5 votes of 1 shows there is something fundementally wrong here. Not to take anything away from the winners, but you had the best shot this week.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/28/2002 06:41:00 PM
wonderful colours/ frame. Very peaceful picture
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07/28/2002 10:49:00 AM
Wonderful shot. nice colors, lighting and textures.9
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07/28/2002 01:20:00 AM
This is amazing photography. Everything is just right!! I like every aspect...ie Lighting, Angle, point of view, color...not time to list them all. This, to me, is a definate wall hanger!!! So peacefull, looks like a wonderful place to get away and just relax. The purple flowers just add so much. EXCELLENT!!! 10+++
Ruthann (give yourself a pat on the back!)
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07/27/2002 11:20:00 AM
Definetly one of my favorites.....probably will end up in my top 10. I really love this photograph, the light and shadow adds dimension to the already present interesting texture of the architecture. I am already a fan of arches so you gain my interest there. Your depth of field is good. I'm glad I can look at any point in the image and see relatively focused. The foreground flowers on the right don't seem to be crystal clear, but certainy acceptable.
Overall I love the rustic appeal of this picture and I'd hang it on my wall. (as if I could find any room on my walls. )
I'm back to say after voting on all the submissions, this is the only one that I gave a 10 to. I like it so much.
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07/26/2002 02:05:00 PM
This is a lovely shot. Texture is present, lots of it. Were I to grade you simply on the photo, no challenge, this is a 10, very nice. As a demonstration of life's texture, it is still a 10. As a demonstration of THE concept of texture (making me think about texture), it misses the mark wide and would be a 4. I am going to split the different and score this texture challenge shot as 6. Swash
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07/26/2002 12:20:00 PM
this is an excellent setting... lovely view... the purple flowers add a wonderful touch here... my only critique on this photo is in the composition. I think the view here would be quite nice if you were able to take about two or three steps to the left and re-orient the arch at the end of the walkway to some location off center in this photo. It looks like if you had done that, you would lose the arches on the left though... hmmm... scratch that :) I think you probably have this one composed very well... good work :) = 8 - jmsetzler
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07/26/2002 12:04:00 PM
Good depth, good texture. I personally would have taken the picture at a different time of day to put the shadows at a different angle - maybe lighting up the little alcove at the far end. Flowers in the lower right corner look a touch washed out because you probably had to go to a slow speed or large aperture to show the alcove at all. Nice pic - 8 - nards656
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07/26/2002 11:23:00 AM
i feel that this is a solemn and peaceful place. many of the surfaces are textured, however it feels as if the textures are tangential or secondary to the actual story/personality of the place. a crisp sharp photo with a lot of dof. im curious what those wooden things are past the bench. mag 99
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07/26/2002 11:21:00 AM
Very peaceful scene, and good representation of texture. Nicely done. 9
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07/25/2002 09:10:00 PM
Beautiful picture, but I can't help feeling you've put too much in to really capture texture effectively.
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07/25/2002 04:43:00 PM
Your photo is a beautiful professional quality piece. I love it.
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07/25/2002 04:10:00 PM
A fine picture while meeting the challenge requirement at the same time. Like the mood of this picture as well as the splurge of green and purple color. Would have been nice if the foreground flowers and leaves could have been a tad sharper.
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07/25/2002 01:50:00 PM
While this is a beautiful photo, and all of the elements of the shot possess some sort of texture, I feel that it's too busy for this challenge. To fully demonstrate the texture, I would have selected one of the columns, archways or the window. This would have allowed for a closeup look, and opportunity to be more creative in the technique. This photo does capture my imagination, and I wouldn't mind relaxing there for a while, but when I look at it, I am not inclined to consider the texture, but rather it's cool beauty.
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07/24/2002 05:36:00 PM
This is a 'elegant' representation of texture - I would love it on my wall!
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07/24/2002 04:30:00 PM
Wow great light patterns in this picture! it's also nice to see some non-macro shots as well. The flowers add a nice touch. 8
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07/24/2002 09:12:00 AM

Composition9
Originality9
Technical Aspects5
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
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07/24/2002 08:02:00 AM
I'd love to know where this is - not the US I'm guessing. Beautifully framed, well lit. Very postcard-esque...in a good way. The colors are rich and the mage sharp. Nicely done 9
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07/23/2002 09:47:00 PM
Very nice shot -- the colors are good, the focus works, the composition is good. I think I would have like to see the flowers go across the top, as well, forming a nice frame.
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07/23/2002 05:25:00 PM
lovely and inviting.
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07/23/2002 11:28:00 AM
Great display of texture and appropiate title.
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07/23/2002 09:44:00 AM
A lovely picture. One I could just stare at for a while.
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07/23/2002 05:49:00 AM
Nice picture, but texture???
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07/23/2002 02:52:00 AM
very nice. great colors, and great depth to the image. I like how texture is simply the theme of the image, and not the entire subject. great work.
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07/23/2002 12:44:00 AM
very nice!
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07/23/2002 12:36:00 AM
Bautiful shot... but this one belongs to another challenge
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07/22/2002 10:49:00 PM
Solid 10...
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07/22/2002 10:02:00 PM
lovely example of the way it use to be...nicely done...
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07/22/2002 06:12:00 PM
Very nice setting and wonderfully colorful flowers. Good lighting and good composition, very nice indeed.
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07/22/2002 03:54:00 PM
I love places like this. Great textures here.
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07/22/2002 03:18:00 PM
Wow......what wonderful color and perspective......the shadows wow!! KEE
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07/22/2002 03:05:00 PM
great location and well done
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07/22/2002 01:34:00 PM
This is my kinda shot! I love this, nothing to add :-) 9
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07/22/2002 11:30:00 AM
excellent use of perspective,texture and color
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07/22/2002 09:36:00 AM
Beautiful!
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07/22/2002 02:30:00 AM
wow. i love the sharpness.. perfect
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07/22/2002 01:57:00 AM
Finally, an interesting photo! This is great! So far my favorite!
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07/22/2002 12:48:00 AM
BEAUTIFUL !!! FULL of textures and very well done This is a 10 with me Shiiizzzam
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