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Challenge: Image without Subject (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Gateway DC-T50
Location: OKC
Date: Aug 26, 2006
Aperture: 9.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Abstract, Water
Date Uploaded: Aug 26, 2006

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Some selective desat and some cloning to get rid of some of those nasty stray drops

Place: 195 out of 241
Avg (all users): 4.8105
Avg (commenters): 6.1000
Avg (participants): 4.5287
Avg (non-participants): 5.1818
Views since voting: 1123
Views during voting: 247
Votes: 153
Comments: 16
Favorites: 0

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09/09/2006 03:20:38 AM
I like the colors in the blob. I agree with others who suggested cropping down to include only that.
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09/07/2006 03:12:08 PM
This suffers from what I see a fair amount in abstracts. It wants to be an abstract, but it still provides context of "what it is". In trying to provide both it suffers. I would either crop much closer to the vortex or crop more traditionally (not so centered) and make it less abstract. The color is pleasing, although I'm not sure if the selective desat works.
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09/05/2006 02:51:34 AM
In my expert critique (laughable) I'm debating if you actually have a subject here. It seems to me that the round blue ball of water might be a subject. Perhaps a tighter crop would change my mind.

Technically, this is a damn good image and shows improvement on your part. Especially with the close-ups.
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09/05/2006 02:13:57 AM
How did you protect your camera from water? Thanks.
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09/04/2006 11:30:01 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club.

At first glance I thought, "What the heck is that?". Then I took a longer look at it and figured it out. I think a lot of people voted here without giving it a good look as the score deserved to be a bit higher.

This was a creative idea indeed. I'm fond of the crop you have showing me the jet on the left. I do think the shallow depth of field hurt you here. If you'd have had plenty of light to shoot this with a small aperture to get the entire image in focus it would've been an extremely powerful shot.

Overall a good effort and idea.

Cheers - Phil
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/03/2006 07:40:48 PM
I like your solution to the "problem" of no subject: a wild, amorphous and constantly-changing subject. 8
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09/03/2006 02:07:21 PM
Water you waiting for?... Drink! :)
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09/02/2006 07:08:35 PM
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09/02/2006 10:50:45 AM
This is either too abstract (for me), or it is wht it says it is. That sort of takes it one side or the other of the goal. Challenge is a tough call. 5
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08/31/2006 10:04:32 PM
Fascinating capture and I like the color palette but I wish the top of the water jet wasn't cropped off.
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08/29/2006 10:36:30 PM
I like this photo. The color is exceptional.
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08/28/2006 09:10:04 PM
Wow! Great timing.
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08/28/2006 03:15:38 PM
Lovely abstract (of water, I presume). Does that count as a subject, though?
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08/28/2006 01:37:02 PM
thats cool... how did you get that shot?
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08/28/2006 01:37:40 AM
Well it meets the challenge... but not very appealing
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08/28/2006 01:29:49 AM
looks like the blob from the movie...interesting shot...perhaps it is a subject in itself and may not be quite what this challenge was looking for
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