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No Giant Steps
No Giant Steps

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Challenge: Harsh Environments (Expert Editing)
Camera: Nikon D100
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
Location: oslo
Date: Dec 28, 2006
Aperture: f/22/10/22
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/60/25/60
Galleries: Urban, Candid
Date Uploaded: Dec 28, 2006


Place: 98 out of 116
Avg (all users): 5.0182
Avg (commenters): 4.2308
Avg (participants): 4.9508
Avg (non-participants): 5.0440
Views since voting: 665
Views during voting: 518
Votes: 220
Comments: 18
Favorites: 0

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01/05/2007 02:39:42 PM
The thing that I find distracting in this image is the large negative space in the upper right quadrant of the picture caused by the straight line of the half moon leading directly down to the left bank of the fjord. And I am confused by the abstract black and white of the fjord vs the very realistic foreground with the boys/men.

The odd thing is that those same things are what I like about the image. I just think I would like them in separate shots. The abstract of the fjord and moon would be good as one, and the boys/men would be good in another. Or the boys and moon without the fjord.

I have no problem with the quality of the image on my monitor. Larus probably has a much finer setup than I do.
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01/05/2007 09:44:00 AM
Thanks for all the comments.
3 pictures, one of the men, one of the fjord and one of the moon in the night sky.
I should have left the moon out, maybe - got a bit conceptually carried away.
Another thing that I might have done is explained in the title that these are two heroin addicts cooking up a fix.
Then again, dpc is a family programme, so maybe I just shouldn't show things like that at all.
I chose the shot with the faces hidden in case their mothers see it.
The black sky is toned down by choice to fit in with the fjord, but all of that's pretty disastrously done, so . . .
I'm sorry to say that the contents of this picture are, indeed, real.
The frozen fjord and the people are taken within twenty yards and ten minutes of each other.
I hang my head.
01/05/2007 07:32:36 AM
Very nice shot. Everything seems to fit together so nicely. I can't believe this didn't score higher than it did. Nice job with the moon.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/04/2007 06:01:50 PM
Well three things bother me with this shot and made me vote a 3. The first and smallest thing is that there is no face in this shot to make me identify with anyone. Then I dislike the image quality, fisrt the color noise, most visible in the hands and then the selective desaturation, most visibleon the brown cap and blue jacket towards the tops.

Thirdly and this is the big thing, that backround just really looks fake and unreal and just doesn´t do it for me, sorry :(
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01/03/2007 05:06:57 PM
the top half doesn't seem to have much to do with the bottom half of the shot.
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01/02/2007 06:16:56 PM
what is this?
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01/02/2007 06:00:26 PM
This picture is too confusing to me. The boys seem to be uncovering a mini snowman. Hmmmm.
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01/02/2007 05:09:19 PM
I don't get what this is.
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12/31/2006 06:37:11 PM
Does not look real... Sorry if it is, but I have to vote against the new rules...
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12/29/2006 09:50:20 PM
No Giant Steps...and...over-kill. It looks like you had fun making it though. I'm sure you'll smoke my photo. Thanks for at least taking advantage of the rules.
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12/29/2006 04:43:15 PM
I find the black area above the kids heads very distracting. It does not draw the top and bottom of the image together, but rather forces it into two distinct areas.
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12/29/2006 03:38:57 PM
kinda hard to figure out whats going on
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12/29/2006 01:56:34 PM
Happy New Year! - 8
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12/29/2006 10:09:52 AM
A serious disassociation of images.....I'm having real trouble finding the connection or how this meets the challenge.
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12/29/2006 10:03:14 AM
The people in the foreground just seem totally out of place (looks like a studio shot) and appear to be blocking the desolate scene.
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12/29/2006 02:52:28 AM
your blacks aren't all the way black - time to recalibrate
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12/29/2006 12:28:57 AM
This is EXCELLENT! Beautifully done!!
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12/29/2006 12:22:49 AM
fantastic processing and excellent result ..
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