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Challenge: Image without Subject (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: Celilo, Oregon
Date: Aug 25, 2006
Aperture: F/11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Landscape, Rural
Date Uploaded: Aug 25, 2006

Is subject the fence, the sagebrush, the cows, the grass, the hills, the unseen Columbia River?

Enhanced contrast, color mode IIIa, enhanced saturation, small amount of crop to reduce sky and uninteresting scenery on the right. Selected sky and made more blue and more saturated. Selected hills and used USM with 40 pixel radius to add contrast. Resized then used USW with 1 pixel radius to sharpen. Saved "for web".

Place: 173 out of 241
Avg (all users): 4.9669
Avg (commenters): 5.3333
Avg (participants): 4.6962
Avg (non-participants): 5.2639
Views since voting: 707
Views during voting: 212
Votes: 151
Comments: 4
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09/07/2006 10:36:18 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

First impression is this meets the challenge but little else. It's a nice scene in general but I feel too much care was made into trying to meet the challenge vs making a more appealing photo.

I like the composition especially how the hills create a leading line along with the fence. The fence post however, I don't particular care for.

As for improvements I would do something about that sky for starters. I assume there isn't anything you can do in photoshop but if there is some detail there I would try pulling out whatever is there. If not just be more aware of your skies before heading out for a shoot. Also, I'd try and avoid including fence posts. If it wasn't there and you had better sky and some more post processing this would have scored much higher, IMO.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/29/2006 07:27:27 AM
The barbed wire looks like it's chopping the poor moos' legs off...
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08/28/2006 08:18:59 AM
Lovely scene, I get the feeling that the mountains and cows are the subjects though.
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08/28/2006 01:47:26 AM
The post in the foreground is distracting otherwise a nice image
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