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The Harsh Effects of Winter
The Harsh Effects of Winter

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Challenge: Shallow DOF III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Quantaray AF 55-200mm f/4-5.6 for Nikon
Location: Freeland, Michigan
Date: Jan 28, 2007
Aperture: F5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Rural
Date Uploaded: Jan 28, 2007

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Place: 207 out of 413
Avg (all users): 5.3516
Avg (commenters): 5.5000
Avg (participants): 5.0349
Avg (non-participants): 5.6354
Views since voting: 801
Views during voting: 244
Votes: 182
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0

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02/12/2007 09:36:13 AM
A good shot technically and definitely met the challenge. The wow factor is low for me 'cause it's just cornstalks and I even have more of an appreciation for cornstalks thna the average person. To be honest, I probably would have voted it as a 5 because of the lack of wow. Sorry, just trying to be honest....
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02/08/2007 10:18:32 PM
I love corn stalk stubble! We have it all over the place here. This is better than any pictures I've taken of the stuff. And it suits the challenge nicely. But hey, what's that white stuff in the background? ;-) (actually - it looks muted - did you tint it with color balance?) Amazing that this was f/5.6. Am curious, have you tried this in b/w or low sat? Enjoyed.
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02/07/2007 02:34:37 PM
Nice shot. I really like the lines and contrast in this one. The stark white versus the yellow/brown works well. I really like how low to the ground you were. Technically it is terrific. I might have changed the composition just a little. I love the back hills, keep that the same, but the front focus seems a bit too centered. Nonetheless a gorgeous photograph.
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02/07/2007 11:59:45 AM
I didn't get a chance to even look at this challenge. This is my kind of picture - something I'd see and want to shoot - so this would have received a good score from me. Nice, quite, not "in your face", and pleasing composition. Quite a good take on "winter", and the shallow DOF serves this well.
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02/07/2007 07:52:39 AM
Hi Bob,
I thought this was an interesting take on this challenge. Refreshing to see a field amidst all those flowers (including mine LOL). I love the curved lines in the background.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/05/2007 02:56:55 PM
nice motif, first thought: get closer, that one stub gets lost when it's too far away.
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02/05/2007 03:44:10 AM
Fits challenge=5
Wow factor/uniqueness=0
comments: I instantly liked this image, maybe it's cause I'm from the country and have a special liking to images like this, but I feel it isn't quite a shallow DOF. Maybe I'm just being too picky. It seems that if you were closer in on the corn stalks it would portray it better, again I could be wrong, just my opinion.
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02/02/2007 01:09:17 PM
Good use of shallow DOF however I'd like the in focus stalks to be a bit sharper. It may of helped to increase the DOF slightly.
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