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Patterns in water and shadow
Patterns in water and shadow
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Challenge: Pattern II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Sony Ericsson K800i
Location: Sheffield
Date: Dec 22, 2006
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/320
Date Uploaded: Dec 22, 2006

Grabbed in the city centre, with my k800 camera phone. Bit of a gamble entering this as it lacks definition and sharpness, which DPCers are woeful of.

Really basic editing. I would have liked the advanced ruleset for this one, because a few bits annoy me, I would have cloaned out detail around the edge of the waterfall - cropping it at the top didn't work because the border is then too heavy.

Editing then was just crop, levels (darker), auto contrast, resize and USM.

Statistics
Place: 163 out of 250
Avg (all users): 5.1209
Avg (commenters): 5.3077
Avg (participants): 4.7308
Avg (non-participants): 5.3431
Views since voting: 765
Views during voting: 265
Votes: 215
Comments: 14
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01/03/2007 06:34:01 PM
I love the pattern in this, but maybe you could have cropped out all of the sky and that angle on the left, which are somewhat distracting. Then the shadows of the water would stand out more, giving more emphasis on "pattern". Also the focus seems just a tad soft.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/02/2007 05:32:28 PM
Interesting idea. Personaly I would have liked to see a tighter crop to not show anything outside the fountain. Also, it appears to have a neat image feel and usm that just doesn't work for me. But it is a very creative Idea. Also the shadow of the side wall into the fountain distracts. Think of what this would look like at a differnt time of day with the shadows of the water and no others...
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01/02/2007 01:52:39 PM
The more I look at this, the more I like it; I originally thought it was ice, but then realized it was water. There do seem to be some focusing issues (it's lost at some points where I think it wasn't intentional). It's still a nice shot, though!
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01/02/2007 11:06:14 AM
a tighte crop may have worked better
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01/01/2007 07:05:34 AM
Nice composition. I do feel that you could have cropped the skyline from the top as its a little distracting
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12/29/2006 05:56:32 PM
You choose to use the shadow as a pattern. I think they are disturbing rather than enhancing. A different time of the day might give you better result. Don`t be lazy to go back an other time. I am not sure if you have captured the best possible angle here 4
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12/29/2006 01:35:09 AM
Great shot.
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12/28/2006 06:18:11 PM
I would have cropped the top portion to make it a cleaner pattern. I like this shot nonetheless.
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12/28/2006 02:57:17 AM
Without sky it would be better ...I think.
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12/27/2006 07:14:34 PM
This is nice but I think you should have cropped the sky out.
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12/27/2006 05:17:50 PM
Nice pattern, however I think I would have cropped it to eliminate the sky, wire, and buildings, JMO however.
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12/27/2006 03:56:03 PM
too bad about all the background elements....
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12/27/2006 02:52:27 PM
This is a delightful composition of shapes. If it was mine, I'd probably try for a bit more "lights" and "darks" and maybe even eliminate the sky all together, but still, it's a lovely piece.
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12/27/2006 10:44:42 AM
Interesting pattern, but the focus is soft.
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