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Beautiful scene
Beautiful scene

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Challenge: Still Life (Classic Editing)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 775
Location: Cyprus
Date: Nov 4, 2003
Aperture: 11.7
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/143
Galleries: Landscape, Nature
Date Uploaded: Nov 4, 2003

Photo was taken in the wonderful nature of Cyprus.

Place: 310 out of 326
Avg (all users): 3.6079
Avg (commenters): 3.6471
Avg (participants): 3.4963
Avg (non-participants): 3.7717
Views since voting: 804
Votes: 227
Comments: 19
Favorites: 0

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11/18/2003 01:36:12 PM
From the Critique Club

I'm glad I got to pull this shot from the hat. I didn't give it the best of comments during the challenge.

This is a very beautiful shot! The colors are gorgeous! The sun and it's reflection are blown out, but not to the point that it is terribly distracting. The silhouetted foreground and middle background only add to the shot and the hills in the background give it a profound sense of depth!

I'm sure that you noticed that there is a power line running right through the sky. Cropping it out would ruin the balance of the shot, the only challenge legal way around it would have been to move forward far enough that it was no longer in the shot. Now that the challenge is over you can use simple photoshop tools to remove the line, but please don't do things like this during the challenge...

All in all a very nice image, even though it doesn't truly fit the 'Still Life' challenge theme. I notice that this is your first entry into a challenge. Please do not be discouraged by a low first score as it is probably a result of the theme and not the quality of your image. I'm looking forward to your shots in the future!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/11/2003 12:57:30 PM
Alright, I guess I was tired last night and failed to see the power line across the top. You very well may have been going for some sort of ironic "nature obscured by technology" message, but in that case you should have shown more technology, like a telephone poll or a transformer box. Sorry, you go down.
11/11/2003 12:11:48 PM
11/11/2003 07:25:16 AM
beautiful scene, except the disturbing power line. not a still life.
11/10/2003 12:29:14 PM
Good vison, problem is that there are too many great sunset or sunrise photos so for them to win they have to be perfect. This could be close to perfect if the telephone cord wasn't in the picture
11/09/2003 09:14:32 PM
Nice shot, would have been even better if that darn line wasn't going thorugh there.
11/07/2003 12:55:06 PM
Sorry for the comment yesterday, bad day. I agree with the title, it is a very nice image of a sunset, when you can I would clone out the power line it's distracting. However being a nice photo of a sunset does not make it a still life no matter how good it is.
11/06/2003 11:08:04 PM
Not a still life...
11/06/2003 11:08:38 AM
ruined by a wire
11/06/2003 01:27:00 AM
It is a nice scene, but I believe it needs to tie more to the theme
11/06/2003 12:36:57 AM
Not still life.
11/05/2003 10:50:26 PM
I like the picture and the tone of the picture. I think it would be much more effective if the highwire was cropped out of the picture.
11/05/2003 06:01:09 PM
not a still life.
11/05/2003 01:48:42 PM
A different take but not really working with the challenge. The power or phone line across the top is very distracting and the sun or moon is overexposed and there is no focus or focal point in the shot. A 3
11/05/2003 11:06:12 AM
For me, the reflection in the water is too hot and distracts from the rest of the image. I like the composition and the light in the rest of the image is very pleasing.
11/05/2003 09:50:53 AM
Whithout the powerline it might be close to beautiful. Still life...not in my book.
11/05/2003 08:51:51 AM
Great reflections, lighting and composition. Almost perfect, except by the wire...
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11/05/2003 06:25:07 AM
a very soft touch...!
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11/05/2003 04:17:42 AM
Great Shot!

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