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Buried for Almost 300 Million Years
Buried for Almost 300 Million Years

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Challenge: Exposed (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Location: Pittsburgh, PA USA
Date: Oct 8, 2003
Aperture: f/9.5
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/20th
Galleries: Nature, Photojournalism
Date Uploaded: Oct 7, 2003

This is a reptile fossil. It dates back to the Permain Period (290-250 million years ago), nearly 80 million years before the Age of Dinosaurs. Now it is exposed to the light of day again...

Place: 32 out of 110
Avg (all users): 5.7852
Avg (commenters): 6.5833
Avg (participants): 5.5797
Avg (non-participants): 6.0000
Views since voting: 948
Votes: 135
Comments: 13
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/19/2003 10:09:06 PM
this is a great subject! I would like to see a sharper focus throughout though. the color is a bit drab, but that is not readily changed.
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10/19/2003 02:16:16 AM
NIce tones. Lighting is just right. The image lacks some clarity; perhaps just some sharpening would solve that. 8
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10/17/2003 03:51:40 PM
Excellent choice for "Exposed"! Besides the bones, the lines around them add interest to the picture. Well exposed, too.
10/16/2003 07:11:13 PM
original response to the challenge, nice angle in composition, interesting textures
still a little flat to me
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10/16/2003 06:07:16 PM
Wow, how cool! Is this for real? If so, you are so lucky to be taht close to it! If not, it sure looks real! This is a great take on the challenge, something that's been concealed for so long now exposed back to the harsh light and reality of our world. Speaking of light, I'm guessing it was a cloudy day when this was taken, it seems rather muted. The sharpness is there without being too much and the colors are a bit dull but considering what you are working with it's expected. Starting this with an 8
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10/16/2003 12:10:38 PM
great interpretation.
10/16/2003 12:35:34 AM
NIce, Big, who is it? good detail
10/15/2003 08:43:14 AM
This is quite a find if the title is accurate. Nice shot - it shows the skeleton clearly and is nicely composed.
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10/13/2003 08:50:59 PM
I like this, just wish I could see a little more of the skeleton. A little out of focus. Meets the challenge, IMO.
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10/13/2003 02:20:34 PM
Truly in keeping with the theme. I think I would have mirrored the image for more visual impact. Very nice.
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10/13/2003 12:36:40 PM
Unique idea for the challenge.
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10/13/2003 03:56:56 AM
Good points:Great subject!
Bad Points:Not many really, a white border would be a welcome finish
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10/13/2003 12:12:03 AM
The subject choice here is quite interesting. The overall compositoin feels a bit flat though. Maybe some creative lighting or a different angle on the shot would help improve that somewhat. Composing on a smaller part of this scene to bring out that detail could also be an interesting improvement.
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