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Challenge: Purple II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Olympus E-500 EVOLT
Lens: Olympus 40-150mm f/3.5-4.5 Zuiko Digital
Location: Somerset, England
Date: Sep 25, 2006
Aperture: f10
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/13
Galleries: Landscape
Date Uploaded: Sep 26, 2006

Very simply a shot of the morning mist on the fields and hills outside my house. Some minor adjustments in levels and curves, then selective colour alterations on cyan and blues - increasing magenta and reds - as the original is almost entirely blues. Smart sharpen as the haze has made the shot look very blurry, resized and added stroke frame.

Place: 95 out of 290
Avg (all users): 5.4563
Avg (commenters): 5.7000
Avg (participants): 4.9902
Avg (non-participants): 5.7516
Views since voting: 545
Views during voting: 394
Votes: 263
Comments: 13
Favorites: 0

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07/04/2007 01:46:33 PM
A lovely part of the country. Your portfolio is inspiring for the geography it covers if not for the creative eye you have.
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10/10/2006 07:32:38 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club...

You received some useful comments to the entry and a number of people pointed out the two obvious 'flaws'

soft focus
Horizontal line

Overall the photo is nice, it meets the challenge and the purple tone looks believeable rather than contrived (as in some entries) the composition is fine and the lack of a focal point (as commented) is not really an issue in this style of photo.

I'm assume that the line is a power line or similar, it is a shame it is there and could be cloned out outside of a DPC challenge.

The focus needs work, in this type of shot you can get away with a little softness, but lack of sharpness (rightly or wrongly) is a number one reason for low scores on this site.

All in all a nice effort, that could have scored much better with some small improvements. Good work.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/03/2006 10:32:13 PM
If photo were in better focus, would be excellent
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10/03/2006 08:31:26 PM
the clouds are beautiful, but I don't like the purple.
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10/01/2006 05:10:07 PM
I love foggy, hazy pictures. The focus seems just a tad off on the top ridge, eitherwise this would be perfect..
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09/30/2006 02:51:42 AM
Not a flower and I know it's not really 'Purple' Haze...If it weren't for that line going across the bottom third I'd give it a 10...here's the next best thing...9. Good luck to ya - I hope you crush all them stinkin' flowers!
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09/29/2006 05:58:33 AM
Nice shot but the horizontal line is very distracting.
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09/28/2006 10:48:13 PM
Great location. There so many depth of shades. I'd try to control the sharpness. Otherwise this could be a great shot.
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09/28/2006 09:23:32 PM
nice coloring, but it appears a little blurry
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09/28/2006 10:41:20 AM
very beautiful landscape! it looks like a painting, peaceful and mysterious at the same time. great. not as critics, but maybe I'd crop the sky a bit more, to make it 1/3 (the rule of thirds).
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09/27/2006 09:40:44 PM
cool idea.
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09/27/2006 08:23:48 AM
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09/27/2006 03:53:23 AM
Nice feel but there is no real focal point of subject
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