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Subtle Nuances Surprise Me Most ! Indians?
Subtle Nuances Surprise Me Most ! Indians?

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Challenge: Surprise! (Classic Editing)
Collection: Houses
Camera: Olympus C-730UZ
Location: Sweden, Countryside
Date: Nov 23, 2003
Aperture: 3,5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/50
Galleries: Humorous, Nature
Date Uploaded: Nov 23, 2003


Place: 46 out of 57
Avg (all users): 4.7626
Avg (commenters): 4.4444
Avg (participants): 4.3721
Avg (non-participants): 4.9375
Views since voting: 912
Votes: 139
Comments: 11
Favorites: 0

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12/05/2003 06:10:43 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

I think I see the Indian head: the long vine that crosses the window is the top of his head, the vines to the left are feathers, and the shorter vine below is the top of his ear. Right? It's fun that you saw it and made it into an image, and I confess that it was fun when I solved your puzzle (although I wasn't particularly surprised, probably because unlike you, I knew something must be there). If that's what you wanted to accomplish with this photo, you succeeded!

This image is loaded with lots of interesting colors and textures: leaves, smoke, grass, and several textures of wood to name a few. And the technical things like focus, exposure, contrast, and sharpness are great. But there is no center of interest; nothing grabs the viewer's attention and entices him to stay and look around except the hope of finding a hidden Indian. And he is very subtly hidden indeed.
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11/30/2003 12:26:38 PM
You are making this one tough to get...at least for me:( I see some things in this image that help to find surprise...like what might be in the woods? If you would like more of a critique on the image...I will be happy to, just email:) good luck.
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11/28/2003 11:52:46 PM
I'm really not sure I get this one. I have looked and looked and looked and just don't get the Indian reference. If they are in the woods, I just can't see them. It's a very nice shot overall, the colors, the clarity, the crop is well done. A 7 to start, going to an 8
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11/27/2003 06:36:24 PM
Smoke signals? Too subtle for my old slow brain.
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11/26/2003 07:04:03 PM
Smoke signals? Is that the point? I looked at this for ages and didn't get it, and have just realised that on coming back to comment a bit. Beyond whether or not this meets the challenge, I think it lacks shape as a photograph: the compositional balance of the various elements is quite heavy-handed (the house coming into the frame almost to the halfway point, the angles and colours of the pile of stuff by the door catching the eye most, and the lack of any great progression of light in the frame. The colours throughout are well caught, but are for me too natural, to ordinary, too everyday: you aren't showing me anything special here, if you follow me.
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11/26/2003 01:00:36 AM
Nice photo but I dont see surprise
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11/25/2003 08:39:11 AM
Not sure what the subtle nusances are but I love the photo. Hope the woods don't burn down because the smoke add so much to the overall photo. What I like the most is the tiny b;ie door beside the large window. The red of the building stands out so well against the "fall" of the rest of the photo. Great job.
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11/24/2003 05:31:42 PM
Not sure I get the reference to 'indians' here?
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11/24/2003 07:19:37 AM
Nice photo - not much surprise there for me though. Scoring is not on the photo, but for it's relevance to the challange.
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11/24/2003 03:36:17 AM
Beautiful photo, the colours are stunning. The Surprise element is too subtle for me, but that doesn;t spoil the photo.
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11/24/2003 12:22:14 AM

What are you? A racist???

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