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.Soft Rock.
.Soft Rock.

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Challenge: Oxymoron (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II
Location: cardiff by the sea, ca
Date: Oct 17, 2006
Aperture: 10.0
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Emotive, Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: Oct 17, 2006

had a lot of outtakes for this one... this was the very last of about 100 shots i took!! was fun to shoot!!! came out a lot like i imagined which don't happen often :) hope u enjoy!

Place: 93 out of 155
Avg (all users): 5.2206
Avg (commenters): 6.0000
Avg (participants): 4.8333
Avg (non-participants): 5.3600
Views since voting: 682
Views during voting: 401
Votes: 272
Comments: 7
Favorites: 0

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10/30/2006 08:58:07 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club.

Hi Shannon,

I first stumbled across your profile a few weeks ago and liked what I saw. Again I like what I see, and personally find the score surprisingly low. This is pretty much the case with lots of your images so I guess I just like your work.

I've spent a bit of time looking at this shot trying to work out why it got so many flat 5's with such beautiful soft orange light. I've come up with two possible ideas. The first is that the image doesn't teally convey 'soft rock', the rocks actually look hard and substantial. The light above them is soft, but I reckon some people figured there is nothing in that. The main subject is the women with the wings - without the title the rock just seems to occupy a lot of pixels with dull colours. This brings me on to the second point - composition. I would have like the 'angel' in the bottom-right corner of the rule of thirds with loads of the glorious sky above her. That would have been a very effective shot (but still wouldn't have conveyed your oxymoron). As Dr Achoo said - it is not the best representation of the concept.

It is my hope that these insights are helpful and constructive. Please feel free to PM me if you have any questions regarding this critique. And please remember to mark it "Helpful" if you found it so. Good luck with future challenges.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/22/2006 09:45:33 PM
Nice idea. A white dress would be better to match the white angel wings. A tighter crop would reduce the seeming clutter of the smaller rocks in the foreground and would be more effective.
10/18/2006 10:10:50 PM
I like your composition but I would like to be able to see her a little better. I think the angel wings and the setting combined with your composition make for an interesting shot.
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10/18/2006 06:48:14 PM
interesting interpretation - but i love the image. 8
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10/18/2006 05:37:34 PM
Meets Challenge - 2
Lighting/Processing - 1
Composition - 1
Overall Impression - 1
"WOW" factor - 0
Score: 5
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10/18/2006 12:53:56 PM
good oxymoron, poor representation. The composition isn't bad, although I think I would have gone with more sky and less rock. 4
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10/18/2006 07:34:20 AM
Great idea! I like your lighting. Perhaps a standing position would be better.
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