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Fabulous Flying Machine
Fabulous Flying Machine

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Challenge: Street Photography (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix F30
Location: Merewether Beach
Date: Feb 13, 2007
Aperture: f4
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/1000
Galleries: Sky, Action
Date Uploaded: Feb 17, 2007

Glider and spectators over Merewether Beach

Shadows and Highlights
Channel mixer conversion to Black and White

Place: 240 out of 288
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Views during voting: 396
Votes: 223
Comments: 8
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03/05/2007 06:58:58 PM
Thanks to everyone for their comments during and after the challenge.

There were some amazing photos in this challenge.

Thank you Judi for taking the time to critique and provide advice.

03/03/2007 07:22:00 PM
Hi, Greetings from the Critique Club:

Composition: Generally most images can break the rule of thirds without causing to much imbalance but I feel this one has too much sky and tends to drage the viewers eye up into the vacant area. The fence diagonal is good as it takes the viewer up along the fence to the people, then to the glider and then....nothing. Can you see where you get a little bit lost in the sky?

I hope you don't mind but I worked on this image to help you understand what I am talking about. For starters, this image needed some contrast. So I increased the Brightness/Contrast followed by a shift in the Hue & Saturation. A touch of levels and you will see the result below. I would like to note that I was pleased to see the control of tones wihtout any blowouts in the image.

Overall: I think this image has promise but needed a little more thought to the composition and processing.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/24/2007 10:06:09 AM
i wonder if the glider in color would have been interesting...or even the sky
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02/24/2007 12:36:49 AM
great scene. i wish the fence helped lead the eye toward the hanglider rather than away from it. technicals could also be alot stronger.
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02/21/2007 04:26:42 PM
Sorry to do this but for me its a DNMC
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02/20/2007 01:05:05 PM
First I thougt the fence is leading me away from the glider, but the the 2 persons seem to look at the glider so I followed them. Good composition.
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02/20/2007 09:39:23 AM
Been there ... done that, well done
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02/19/2007 08:33:21 PM
nice photo but doesn't convey the topic well to me....7
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