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Challenge: Procrastination (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Sigma 15-30mm f/3.5-4.5 EX Aspherical DG DF for Canon
Location: Hengill/Iceland
Date: Jan 7, 2007
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/50
Galleries: Sports, Landscape
Date Uploaded: Jan 7, 2007

over my dead body, hehe.

Shot in a nice wintertrip close to reykjavik and this is my friend Helga on the picture.
Edit: cross processing, a bit of dodge and burn, curves and sharpenig

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Place: 109 out of 132
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Avg (commenters): 4.6875
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Views since voting: 708
Views during voting: 323
Votes: 204
Comments: 17
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01/17/2007 07:13:20 PM
*Critique Club*

Initial Impressions: Ouch, that kind of hurts the eyes. I understand the high-key but this seems overly strong. Nice composition. Blue Rendition is nice. Fits the challenge nicely.

Composition: The framing of this subject is terrific, though I think a little bit gets lost in the high-key element. The leading lines in the mountain flows nicely through the frame. I also like the "empty" areas juxataposed against the "busy" areas. It helps with the eye movement. Overal placement is great.

Technicals: Focus seems fairly good, though alot of this gets lost in the highlights. I like the over tone of this photo, not sure if this was a white balance mistake or purposely done but the blue just works. Sometimes it is hard to tell if this photography was an accident or purposeful as far as color and exposure.

Possible Suggestions: I think there is a bit too much post going on here. While I like the placement of the individual, the person looks overly sharp and it appears to have been done in post. I don't mind high key, but this one might have been overly done, actually I am almost tempted to see what this picture would have looked like with normal exposure keeping the same "blue" tint. The clouds looked like they would have been pretty dynamic if not blown out. Maybe a bit more verbose title.

Overall: Wonderful composition and it helps sell the image. I'm not sure of the artistic direction though, I like the blue tint but not the high-key.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/13/2007 10:39:26 PM
Love the blues. 7
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01/11/2007 03:03:49 PM
Beautiful scene, my thinking a person in this environemnt does not procrastinate...never would have made it this far...
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01/11/2007 11:35:21 AM
This is something I procrastinated over last year, too. A 4-8 mile country ramble every weekend, but no proper hike. I shall rectify that this year.

Photographicly, a bit more detail to show the texture of the snow would be good, but very hard to expose correctly for. That said, you certainly have displayed the isolation and hostility of the environment.
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01/10/2007 05:12:16 AM
Way too blown out. I can barely tell where the mountain stops and the sky starts. Also, snow should not be blue!
01/09/2007 03:13:13 PM
I am not fond of the overexposed look although I do like the blue.
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01/09/2007 10:43:53 AM
kudos for braving the elements... but fitting this challenge, not so much.. Your there...hiking....so you didn't actually procrastinate.
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01/09/2007 08:00:01 AM
blownout highlights
01/08/2007 06:17:06 PM
Pleasing and I like the severe turquoise tones. 7
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01/08/2007 03:29:24 PM
I can see why you might wait to take this hike. Nice.
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01/08/2007 10:58:34 AM
Oh man! I am so impressed to see a picture of ANYONE up there (at least it looks like its way up there)in that snow! Makes me miss hiking so bad!
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01/08/2007 10:20:16 AM
"Cool" picture, but I don't quite get it and the blue tinge is not to my liking. Still awe-inspiring in its panorama and desolation.
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01/08/2007 07:45:13 AM
the middle section of this photo is too blown out
01/08/2007 01:50:59 AM
I love the composition. I am curious how a black and white version would look like.
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01/08/2007 01:31:42 AM
Seems a lil over exposed
01/08/2007 01:23:55 AM
DNMC
01/08/2007 01:19:17 AM
This is too blown out and it has a very blue-green tint to it.


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