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I can see a bright light...
I can see a bright light...
Gordon


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Famous Last Words (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-D60
Lens: Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM
Location: Gulf of Mexico
Date: Nov 23, 2006
Aperture: f 8.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/180
Galleries: Abstract, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Nov 28, 2006

Over the gulf of Mexico, playing with a polariser

Statistics
Place: 92 out of 112
Avg (all users): 5.0175
Avg (commenters): 5.5385
Avg (participants): 4.5769
Avg (non-participants): 5.1159
Views since voting: 1197
Views during voting: 479
Votes: 285
Comments: 19
Favorites: 1 (view)


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12/11/2006 07:23:48 AM
Hello from the Critique Club,

An amazing capture and one in which I would have never guessed how it was achieved in a million years. My favorite aspect of the image is the textured appearance caused by the waves. The clarity of the sky to pick up that much detail in the water must have been a joy to view.

As for your score, I think the comments you received during the challenge sum it up pretty well. Many people were fooled by this shot and thought it was a bit over processed. However, I think your scored suffered more from the weak tie between the challenge topic, the subject, and your title. The image doesn't really convey a bright light and I am having a little difficulty relating your title to "Famous Last Words". With the large number of 4 votes you received, you were lucky to score in the 5's with this image. Luckily there were quite a few voters that appreciated the image on it's own merit to counteract some of 4's you received.

Feel free to PM me if you have any questions regarding this critique.

Tim
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12/06/2006 03:38:16 PM
whoa whoa whoa, why did this do so bad?? its an awseome shot!
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12/06/2006 03:15:08 PM
I thought this was so pretty. I'm glad to hear how it was done. I gave it a 9.
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12/06/2006 12:04:03 PM
Though it is real. Get on a plane. Hold a polariser up to your eye and look out the window. That's really what it looks like :)

(I do know sort of what you mean but I have the same issues explaining it)

It is real. It just looks very unnatural, even though it is entirely natural.

Message edited by author 2006-12-06 12:04:56.
12/06/2006 11:08:50 AM
Thanks, Gordon, for teaching me what a polarizer can do. I would've voted higher had I known, but I'd still say it's a little too colorful for a purely photography site. I don't know how to explain it better, but I'm looking for some realism in photos. But as I said during the challenge, as an art piece it's very pretty. :)

Message edited by author 2006-12-06 11:12:00.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/04/2006 03:38:38 PM
Over zealous on the post processing. Just tooo much for me
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12/04/2006 10:23:25 AM
Looks like something out of the Yellow Submarine! How DID you do it?
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12/03/2006 06:49:16 PM
way to much enhancing for my taste
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12/01/2006 11:02:34 PM
Let me guess: Ring polarizer through cockpit window?
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12/01/2006 12:57:12 PM
nice colors, meets challenge very well
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11/30/2006 08:07:29 PM
Amazing colors, really very pretty shot.
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11/30/2006 05:22:49 PM
What remarkable colors! I can't wait to read how you did this.
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11/30/2006 11:14:45 AM
Weird, I can't tell what it is...
But it's clear and sharply focused, and the colours and pretty, so I guess it's cool. :)
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11/30/2006 11:06:53 AM
Don't get it and don't care for the post-processing.
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11/30/2006 08:54:19 AM
Yay for polarizers on planes
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11/30/2006 08:32:26 AM
I'm so confused by this... But I like it.
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11/29/2006 12:10:13 PM
Very different...like the colors
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11/29/2006 12:39:16 AM
You went through the 60's! Right? :)
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11/29/2006 12:35:30 AM
It's pretty, but too much like digital art to me. Would probably make a nice print, though!
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