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Sandy Girl
Sandy Girl

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Challenge: Stopped Motion III (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 300 f/4.0L
Location: Atlantic Ocean
Date: Aug 6, 2006
Aperture: f4
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/4000 sec
Galleries: Candid, Action
Date Uploaded: Aug 6, 2006


Place: 153 out of 212
Avg (all users): 5.1413
Avg (commenters): 5.5000
Avg (participants): 5.1467
Avg (non-participants): 5.1376
Views since voting: 2360
Views during voting: 289
Votes: 184
Comments: 7
Favorites: 0

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08/14/2006 11:23:44 AM
Wow! I am amazed that this didn't score higher than 5.1! To me, it's appealing, interesting, VERY much meets the challenge and technically awesome! Just confirms to me once again how much I suck at knowing what these crazy voters are going to like! I just love this photo! Love it!

 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/11/2006 04:28:56 PM
Returning for comments.

There appears to be a bit of a color cast going on (red). Assuming you have photoshop, a simple curves adjustment using just the options: Find Dark & Light Colors would have corrected it. Also, adding a bit more contrast using the unsharp mask technique would have helped give this image more oomph, IMO. In other words, apply unsharp mask with settings along these lines: Amount = 18, Radius = 40, Threshold = 1 and experiment from there.

In terms of improvements in camera, I think an angle that got more of her face in the shot rather than this side view would have given this more impact as well as shooting even lower to the ground. You would get more of the crashing waves in the shot which add/heighten the drama in the scene.

Anyway, just some thoughts. Good luck!
08/11/2006 03:00:10 PM
Good color. Nice stopped motion. Composition works and the exposure and focus are right on the mark. Should do ok with this one. Only thing that might help move this up is to have something for the girl to play with, shovel, etc... Overall, nicely done. Best of luck in the challenge.
08/10/2006 09:33:16 AM
Simple shot and captures the subject well. I like all the little detail, like around her hand in the sand.
08/10/2006 09:00:44 AM
ok, you've stopped motion, but you haven't caught my attention. maybe if shot from a different perspective? i'm having a hard time putting my finger on what it is, but there's something about this image that just doesn't grab me.
08/08/2006 12:27:03 PM

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